David Tossell has been a sports journalist for more than three decades. Currently head of European Public Affairs for the NFL (National Football League) and former Executive Sports Editor of the Today newspaper, he is the author of 12 sports books, five of which have been short-listed in the British Sports Book Awards. His previous short-listings were Bertie Mee (Best Biography, 2006); Grovel! (Best Cricket Book, 2008); Nobody Beats Us (Best Rugby Book, 2010) and Tony Greig (Best Cricket Book, 2012). He has also been short-listed twice for MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year. Originally from north London, he now lives in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and has written books on football, cricket, rugby and American football.