A bit about me
I launched one of the UK’s first football fanzines in 1988 (sixth, I think). There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of supporters magazine titles published since.
As a fanzine pioneer, I was invited by Telerate (now Reuters), to write a daily diary and fanzine for their company intranet, to be read by staff around the world. This was in the summer of 1990, and it has been suggested it was the first ever online blog of any description.
I continued to write and edit football magazines for a further twenty years, during which time I launched a national title and a ‘What’s On & Where To Go Guide' to South London. I wrote for most British football related magazines along with local newspapers, the London Metro, and appeared on London radio stations with post-match summaries. For those with long memories, I also wrote reports for Ceefax. Other spin-offs of the magazine included two club specific books, one of which reached number four in The Times best selling sports books list.
All this was done while in full time employment for a sports merchandising company.
Over the past few years I have returned to my passion for writing by developing and building websites and blogs, including www.chipsandcrisps.com where I have taste-tested and reviewed over 1,500 different varieties from around the world.