In 2010 a few of my blog-posts were deemed good enough to be included on the leading football website In Bed With Maradona. I thought it may be a good idea to create a page listing all of my external articles in one place.
November 2nd 2011 – Górnik Zabrze ME – Polonia Warszawa ME and Ruch Chorzów – Legia Warszawa
Part two of my European Football Weekend to the south of Poland, where we took in games at the two biggest rivals in the area, and got a tram hijacked by 100 Ruch fans.
November 1st 2011 – Wisła Kraków – Jagiellonia Białystok
The first part of my European Football Weekend to Poland, featuring five stadia, a bus journey to Kraków, and a game at the Polish Champions.
October 7th 2011 - Oswięcim
Another appearance on the World-Famous In Bed With Maradona, showing that there is more to the Polish town of Oswięcim than just the nearby historical site.
I joined regular hosts Scott Johnston and Brent Atema, as well as Kirsten Schlewitz as a guest on the Podcast.
September 22nd 2011 – Interview: James Sinclair (Polonia Bytom)
I wrote a little bit about, and then interviewed Polonia Bytom’s English defender James Sinclair for the website that follows English players abroad – Les Rosbifs.
September 15th 2011 – Spotlight on Wisła Kraków
Ahead of their Europa League tie with Danish club OB Odense, my look at Polish Champions Wisła Kraków for Nordic Football website Stone by Stone Football.
September 14th 2011 – National Newspapers and the Football League
For The Seventy Two‘s “Media Week”, I ponder whether the emergence of football blogs will signal the end for the printed sports press.
August 4th 2011 – Through Gritted Teeth: Polonia Warszawa
As part of Twisted Blood’s Through Gritted Teeth series, my take on Jozef Wojciechowski and Polonia Warszawa.
August 1st 2011 – Leicester City outfoxed by Real Madrid
A debut for the fantastic European Football Weekends, reporting on the pre-season friendly game between Leicester City and Real Madrid.
July 28th 2011 – Ekstraklasa Preview 2011/12
A preview and prediction for the Polish Ekstraklasa season ahead, for the Slavic Football Union.
July 27th 2011 – Podbeskidzie: We’ve Only Waited 104 Years
The story of TS Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała, the Polish Ekstraklasa’s newest club; written for the world-famous In Bed With Maradona. This article was also included on the World Soccer Magazine website.
July 18th 2011 – A Bad Romance: Polish Clubs and European Football:
Back at the fantastic In Bed With Maradona, my look at Poland’s struggle in European club football; and could this finally be the year they break the “curse”?
July 18th 2011 – Dickheads – Alan Shearer:
I didn’t want to write this, honestly. Those bastards at (the very excellent) Magic Spongers made me do it as part of their fantastic “Dickheads” series. Don’t read this one, Mum…
July 8th 2011 – Make or Break Time for Górnik Zabrze:
A debut article for The Slavic Football Union detailing the financial problems and the tough task faced at Górnik Zabrze.
June 9th 2011 – Five Fun Facts: Górnik Zabrze:
Number 6 in Footysphere’s Five Fun Facts series, I give five interesting nuggets of information on my second team, 14-time Polish Champions Górnik Zabrze.
April 27th 2011 – Five Fun Facts: Leicester City:
Number 4 in Footysphere’s Five Fun Facts series is my look at the strange goings on at Leicester City.
April 15th 2011 – My First Game:
For The Ball Is Round‘s “My First Game” series, a piece on my memories for my first game at Filbert Street.
March 29th 2011 – Football Venn Diagram:
My entry for the fantastic Football Venn Diagrams blog.
March 28th 2011 – My Favourite XI:
As part of Two Footed Tackle‘s My Favourite XI series, I chose my favourite eleven players of all time, plus substitutes.
March 17th 2011 – Trevor Benjamin: From Leicester City to Morpeth Town:
For Northern League Day - which takes place on April 9th – my take on current Morpeth Town manager Trevor Benjamin’s time at Leicester City.
March 8th 2011 – Five Stars: Leicester City’s best players of the 21st Century:
As part of The Seventy Two’s “Five Stars” series, my pick of the five best Leicester City players since the turn of the Millennium.
February 16th 2011 – The City of Knives:
February 10th 2011 – Lower Leagues Across the Globe #7: Poland:
As part of The Seventy Two‘s Lower Leagues Across the Globe series, I have taken a look at the lower leagues in Poland’s football pyramid.
January 26th 2011 – Andy Gray: A fond farewell from the Football League:
A cartoon I drew for The Seventy Two based on the Andy Gray/Richard Keys sexism row.
January 18th 2011 – Happy Anniversary Signor Mancini?:
An article written ahead of the FA Cup Third Round Replay between Manchester City and Leicester City. With the help of Rocco Cammisola, I took a look at Roberto Mancini’s time at Leicester for The Seventy Two.
January 16th 2011 – My Favourite Goal:
As part of Ghost Goal’s fantastic My Favourite Goal series, my take on Steve Claridge’s winner in the 1996 Division One Play-Off Final.
December 20th 2010 – Luton Town & the VIVA World Cup:
The second part of my focus on Cypriot football for IBWM. This piece concentrates on the Northern Cyprus National Team.
December 19th 2010 – Home & Away:
The first part of a two-part piece for IBWM on football in Cyprus. This focuses on Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta.
December 1st 2010 – The New Old Maradona:
My first piece for IBWM, documenting the career of former Argentina midfielder Ariel Ortega.