It was always Black or White for Geoffrey Boycott. Whether batting or commentating, his uncompromising attitude was one of his greatest attributes and it is relevant that his autobiography is cased in a Black and White photograph.
- ‘He’s a typical Yorkshireman, says what he thinks, and his book reflects that.’
- ‘He puts himself over as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.’
- ‘Misguided, mishandled, criticised and crucified – and only because he’s different,’ Brian Clough
- On facing the England ‘pace’ attack – ‘I’d like to paint my face black and go in for the West Indies against our bloody attack.
- I think England will win a Test. My concern is Australia will probably win the others.
- To stay in, you’ve got to not get out.’ Geoff Boycott
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