Shortlisted for the Football Supporters’ Federation ‘Blogger of the Year Award 2017’.
Author of two books on football.
- “Cheers, Tears & Jeers – A History of England and the World Cup”
- “I Don’t Even Smoke! – A brief history of life, love and football through blue-tinted glasses. Oh yes, and a cigar.”
Also writing long-form pieces about the beautiful game for a number of magazines and websites. In September 2017, I was awarded Senior Writer status for the ‘These Football Times’ magazine and website. for more details of the various media and platforms I have worked with, please visit the ‘Away Fixtures’ page.
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Football is a game of passions and opinions. If you’re a fan, it’s both your boon and your bane; the drug that you simply cannot live without. Your team will break your heart, make you despair and swear that you’ll give them up. Like some lovestruck fool ensnared by a femme fatale however, you’ll be back again next week. You know it. They know it. Just accept it and embrace it. The lows are bad, but oh, those highs…
Now in my seventh decade, I’ve been a football fan for over fifty years and a Chelsea fan for every one of them. I hold FA Coaching badges and was a member of the FA Coaches Association for over 15 years, working with numerous teams of varying ages and ability levels; it’s the next best thing to playing.
I’ve been writing about football for a few years now, always “calling it as I see it, without fear or favour” about our game. As I said, football is a game of passions and opinions so, agree or disagree with what I write as you see fit, I’ll passionately tell you my opinion. Please tell me yours!
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