Published Work


Leeds United

I currently write a weekly column for the Leeds United website. You can follow this every week, and some of my past columns can be found on this link below.

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CEG

This is a link to my blog for CEG ‘A Leeds Revolution’, which is a selection of writing on the regeneration of the area of Holbeck that gave birth to the industrial revolution in Leeds.

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UOWN

UOWN are a property crowdfunding organisation and a selection of articles credited to me can be found on ‘The Hub’ area of their website, via the link below.

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Leeds Live

I spent more than two years writing topical and nostalgic columns and articles for Leeds Live as a freelance Leeds United correspondent. You can find my articles if you click on the link below.

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Leeds Confidential

Here is a link to the search page showing my articles on Leeds culture that are still posted on Leeds Confidential.

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Ossett Brewery

I wrote a number of blog posts for Ossett Brewery, which can be found on the link below.

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Time Out Leeds

I wrote for Time Out for around 12 months in 2015 before the site was mothballed. Some of my articles are still posted and available to read on this link -

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Leeds United Matchday Programme

For the 2013/14 season I looked at Leeds United in the 1980s.

The feature was called 'Football's Lost Decade' as the 1980s tend not to be remembered too fondly by Leeds fans, but also because the decade has been almost completely erased from the memory of football fans generally since Sky Sports changed the game in 1992.

I specifically chose games that were not necessarily high profile, as although the 1980s were a dark period for Leeds United, each match tells its own story about the era.

The feature included a brief Leeds United match report, a profile of a Leeds player from that period and a section on a general football topic from the 1980s, when cultural and political change affected the nature of football drastically.

Please click on each link to enjoy the feature.

These articles are the copyright of Leeds United Football Club, so please don't reproduce them.

We Are Leeds Match Day Program

I have also included the classic match reports that I contributed to each issue of the Leeds United official matchday programme for the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons.

These were written in the specific style previously seen as a popular feature in Leeds, Leeds, Leeds magazine.

Please click on each link to enjoy the report.

These articles are the copyright of Leeds United Football Club, so please don't reproduce them.

We Are Leeds Match Day Program

Classic Match Report - Liverpool v Leeds United FA Cup Final 1965.

Classic Match Report - Torino v Leeds United Inter Cities Fairs Cup 1965.

Classic Match Report - Chelsea v Leeds United FA Cup Semi-Final 1967.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Dinamo Zagreb Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final Second Leg 1967.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Arsenal League Cup Final 1968.

Classic Match Report - Ferencvaros v Leeds United Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final Second Leg 1968.

Classic Match Report - Liverpool v Leeds United 1969.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Burnley 1970.

Classic Match Report - Celtic v Leeds United European Cup Semi-Final Second Leg 1970.

Classic Match Report - Chelsea v Leeds United FA Cup Final Replay 1970.

Classic Match Report - Colchester v Leeds United v FA Cup 1971.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v West Brom 1971.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Juventus Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final Second Leg 1971.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Manchester United 1972.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Southampton 1972.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Arsenal FA Cup Final 1972.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Sunderland FA Cup Final 1973.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v AC Milan European Cup-Winners' Cup Final 1973.

Classic Match Report - Stoke City v Leeds United 1974.

Classic Match Report - Q.P.R. v Leeds United 1974.

Classic Match Report - Barcelona v Leeds United European Cup Semi-Final Second Leg 1975.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Bayern Munich European Cup Final 1975.

Classic Match Report - Man United v Leeds United FA Cup Semi-Final 1977.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Southampton 1978.

Classic Match Report - Man United v Leeds United 1981.

Classic Match Report - Swansea City v Leeds United 1981.

Classic Match Report - West Brom v Leeds United 1982.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Newcastle United 1982.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Arsenal FA Cup Fourth Round Replay 1983.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Queen's Park Rangers FA Cup 5th Round 1987.

Classic Match Report - Wigan Athletic v Leeds United FA Cup 6th Round 1987.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Coventry City FA Cup Semi-Final 1987.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Charlton Athletic Play Off Final Replay 1987.

Classic Match Report - Newcastle United v Leeds United 1989.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Newcastle United 1989.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Hull City 1990.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Sheffield United 1990.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Leicester City 1990.

Classic Match Report - Bournemouth v Leeds United 1990.

Classic Match Report - Everton v Leeds United 1990.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Manchester United League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg 1991.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Liverpool 1991.

Classic Match Report - Aston Villa v Leeds United 1991.

Classic Match Report - Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United 1992.

Classic Match Report - Sheffield United v Leeds United 1992.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Stuttgart European Cup First Round Second Leg 1992.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Stuttgart European Cup First Round (Play-Off) 1992.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Liverpool 1995.

Classic Match Report - Monaco v Leeds United UEFA Cup First Round First leg 1995.

Classic Match Report - Wimbledon v Leeds United 1995.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v PSV Eindhoven UEFA Cup Second Round First Leg 1995.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Aston Villa Coca Cola Cup Final 1996.

Classic Match Report - Leeds United v Derby County 1997.

The Square Ball

The Square Ball is an independent Leeds United Supporters magazine which was first established in 1989, when the football supporters' fanzine movement was flourishing like a raging inferno dashing through the offices of the football establishment.

It was football's Punk, and The Square Ball was in the audience at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall.

In those days The Square Ball, as with other club's fanzines, gave supporters a creative, direct and uncensored voice for the first time.

Today, the magazine is much different, it has even won awards, and it is complimented by a chat forum, a blog and a podcast.

It is also the only surviving printed magazine from the several Leeds United fanzines that emerged in the late 1980s, but it is still smothered in biting wit, satire, pathos and a very necessary slab of self-depreciation.

As always, The Square Ball is put together by a passionate, hugely talented and dedicated bunch of people.

I have been writing for The Square Ball since 1994, and after a break of a few years when life caught up with me, I started writing for them again at the back end of the 2011/12 season.

Below are links to some of my published articles for the magazine since then.

The Square Ball

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