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Chief Football Writer — Guardian, The Observer

Chief football writer for @Guardian and Observer, author of Deep into the Forest, This is the One and Squeaky Bum Time, NFFC supporter, petty pilferer

José Mourinho does the title maths but complains about Ander Herrera

theguardian.com — José Mourinho hailed Chelsea's win against Manchester United as a tactical masterclass of his own making but could not resist breaking free from the celebrations to complain about the way he perceives Louis van Gaal's players are treated differently in the media compared with his own.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

theguardian.com — There really can be no doubt now that when the ribbons are attached to the Premier League trophy the light blue of Manchester City will be replaced by a darker shade. José Mourinho's team are ticking off the challenges and their lead is now 10 points.

Bradford fire: the horrors and the silence that had to be broken

theguardian.com — One day this week, Janice Lloyd showed me into the conservatory at her house a couple of miles north-west of Bradford and, before we had started to talk properly, she leaned forward in her seat and held out her arms to show how the goosebumps came up every time her mind went back to what she had seen.

Bradford fire: finally truth is out, says fan who rescued people from burning stand

theguardian.com — The secretary of the Bradford City supporters' club when 56 people died in a blaze at Valley Parade in 1985 has said he considers Martin Fletcher's book about the disaster to be "the truth" and urged the people in his city to follow what Liverpool's fans have done with Hillsborough and demand a full investigation.

Bradford fire: Labour’s Andy Burnham calls for fresh investigation

theguardian.com — Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary and one of the prominent campaigners for justice from the Hillsborough tragedy, has called for a fresh investigation into the Bradford City disaster after the revelations about the club's former chairman Stafford Heginbotham's history with major fires.

Martin Fletcher: ‘I never believed the Bradford fire was an accident and I never will’

theguardian.com — The question Martin Fletcher has most often been asked putting together his extraordinary research into the Bradford City fire is: "Where did you find all this information?" A critical part of the answer was a conversation with his mother, Susan, on 11 May 1994, the ninth anniversary of the disaster.

Revealed: former Bradford chairman linked to at least eight fires before Valley Parade disaster

theguardian.com — The blaze that killed 56 football fans at Bradford City's Valley Parade ground in 1985 was just one of at least nine fires at businesses owned by or associated with the club's then chairman, according to extraordinary evidence published for the first time.

Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City

theguardian.com — These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester United back. They have taken their time and there are still imperfections but, finally, they are operating with the dynamism and sense of adventure that is supposed to be mandatory for any set of players who pull on their colours.

FA fears England fans will persist with anti-IRA chants in Dublin

theguardian.com — The Football Association is increasingly resigned to the prospect of England's supporters marring the team's first return to Dublin since the 1995 riot by persisting with anti-IRA songs. England's 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin on Monday was notable again for the backdrop of chants that led the FA to issue an official apology after the game against Scotland at Celtic Park in November.

Italy 1-1 England | Friendly international match report | Football | The Guardian

theguardian.com — As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let's hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England's new striker found it tough going on his first start although in fairness he was not the only one struggling for any momentum until one of the substitutes, Andros Townsend, fired in the goal that maintains the team's unbeaten record since the World Cup.
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Apr 19, 2015

@SteveDennis71 I can happily send it to you on pdf - you might be surprised by the factual content (461 footnotes for five chapters etc)

Apr 19, 2015

@SteveDennis71 Steve,did it cross your mind perhaps to read the book and see the 90,000 words of documented work from all sources you quote?

Apr 19, 2015

@owen_g @DickinsonTimes Popplewell himself said the same on radio last week. People believe it (understandably), the myths continue etc etc

Apr 19, 2015

@DickinsonTimes @Citygent224 people haven't read book - hence repeating mistruths about 'no insurance' etc. It is all dismantled in the book

Apr 18, 2015

My weekend column is on the Bradford City revelations, Martin Fletcher's book and a difficult, emotive story theguardian.com/football/blog/…

Apr 18, 2015

Mourinho adds on Herrera booking: " . . because it is a Manchester United player it will be forgotten tomorrow."

Apr 18, 2015

Mourinho on Herrera dive. "I'm happy it's not a Chelsea player because it would be on Sky as someone's crimes and cheating . ."

Apr 18, 2015

Mourinho hailing his players here. "Matic played like an animal, Zouma put Fellaini out the game, the No 11 (Drogba) was another animal."

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