Book Review: Kicking off in North Korea by Tim Hartley

Another night shift read, and one of those books that makes my feet itch as Tim Hartley writes a series of remembrances and snapshots from his travels. The title is a reference to a football match watched in North Korea and the sport is a recurring theme as Hartley catches matches all over the world. … Continue reading Book Review: Kicking off in North Korea by Tim Hartley

Book Review: Trailing Clouds of Glory by Nick Burnell

During the glorious summer of 2016 when Wales progressed to the semi-finals of the European Championships much was made of the fact that it was Wales' first showing in a major international tournament since 1958, when a Pele goal knocked Wales out in the quarter finals of the World Cup. For Welsh fans like me, … Continue reading Book Review: Trailing Clouds of Glory by Nick Burnell

Book Review: The Binman Chronicles by Neville Southall

Everton and Wales goalkeeping legend Neville Southall's career was winding down when I started watching football. I can remember him doing a decent job for an uninspiring Everton side and playing for Wales quite a few times. But it would only be later that I came to appreciate how successful his career between the posts … Continue reading Book Review: The Binman Chronicles by Neville Southall

Book Review: Football’s Strangest Matches by Andrew Ward

Cliche tells us that football is a "funny old game" and there are plenty of odd occurences, strange coincidences and memorable moments throughout it's history. This book decides to collect several of these oddities. While the book is diverting enough and there are some interesting tales it fell far short of my expectations. The problem … Continue reading Book Review: Football’s Strangest Matches by Andrew Ward