Soccer Writing

I started writing about football (soccer) in the matchday program (programme) of Wolverhampton Wanderers in December 1985. Later I also wrote for Birmingham City, Walsall and Shrewsbury Town.

In 1992 my book In Keeping with the Wolves was published: interviews with 24 men who kept goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers and starting with the legendary England keeper Bert Williams.

For many years I traveled the length of England reporting non-league (in America it would be called minor league) football, usually turning up at games incognito to write about the game but also the surroundings. The magazines included Non-League Football, Team Talk, Non-League Monthly, Grassroots and Non-League Traveler.

Since 2010 I have contributed many articles to the website Wolves Heroes ( These have included many interviews with people associated over many years with Wolverhampton Wanderers. I have also written for nostalgia publications notably The Footballer and Backpass.

Other magazines contributed to have included Football Today. Other programs have included the England Under-21 international team, Sacramento Republic and the annual publication of the Bass Charity Vase. Other websites have included ProstAmerika.

I worked with Alan Hinton (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Dallas Tornado, Vancouver Whitecaps and England winger; Coach at Tulsa Roughnecks, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps and Tacoma Stars) as the ghostwriter on his autobiography: Triumph and Tragedy (Hinton’s Triumph And Tragedy | Wolves Former Players Association (

The famous players that I have interviewed over the years have included Billy Wright, Tom Finney, Dave Mackay, Jimmy Melia, Joe Mercer, Gerry Daly, Bob Wilson, Dennis Tueart, and Arthur Rowley.

Among the press boxes I have reported from, perhaps the high spot was the old Wembley Stadium on several occasions.