onsıde| ISSUE 39 AN EXTRACT FROM: TAKING IT ON THE CHIN 40 This issue we feature extracts from the memoirs of our President, Lord Pendry. Taking It On The Chin chronicles his life at the top of politics and formative years. Sport is a regular refrain throughout, all told in his own inimitable charismatic way. We focus on four moments in his life – his encounters with Muhammed Ali and Nelson Mandela; the issue of all-seated stadia following the Hillsborough tragedy; and the establishment of the Football Foundation. Lord Pendry’s political career as an agent, candidate, Labour MP and peer has spanned over 60 years. He served in James Callaghan’s government and Labour Leader John Smith then made him Shadow Sports Minister. by Lord Pendry AN EXTRACT FROM… TAKING IT ON THE CHIN