Football writer, author of Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, Anatomy of England, Nobody Ever Says Thank You and The Outsider; editor of The Blizzard.

Issue Eighteen of The Blizzard

Aug 15, 2015

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Aug 15, 2015

And a monster piece on Cantona's return from his ban in 1995 in Manchester Utd 2 Liverpool 2.…

Aug 15, 2015

RT @jonawils: Pre-order @blzzrd 18 now - a footballer murdered in Sweden, Japan's near miss in 93, Ronnie Rosenthal, Copa America…

Aug 18, 2015

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Aug 21, 2015

A turf war that leads to murder in Sweden, Liverpool, Cantona, Copa America, WWC... pre-order @blzzrd 18 now.…

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Copa America final preview: Ominous signs for Chile as Lionel Messi and Argentina finally click — Argentina's primary reaction after beating Paraguay in the semi-final of the Copa America on Tuesday seemed to be relief. Not relief at going through, although given the way they wobbled as Paraguay came back into the game after half-time there must have been plenty of that.

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Jun 24, 2015

RT @AlexHoliga: Tomislav Ivić, one of the best managers of all time, died on this day 4 years ago. Read about him in the @blzzrd…

Issue Three of The Blizzard — To get a flavour for what we're about, you can view a sample edition, which includes the editors note, and selected excerpts from some of the issue's highlights from here, absolutely free of charge. The full contents of Issue Three are below.
Jun 05, 2015

RT @JanusKR: 30 yrs ago today: "The greatest game of football ever played on Scandinavian soil". Read my story in @blzzrd issue 3…

Jul 25, 2015

RT @blzzrd: "The Bomb and the Bowler Hat"- How modern football was shaped in an internment camp in Berlin. Issue Three -

Arsenal had Aston Villa locked up completely in FA Cup final anti-climax — LONDON // By the end, the game was being played at walking pace. So complete was Arsenal's domination that the final half-hour felt like little more than the prelude to the presentation. Arsenal's win could hardly have been more emphatic.

Tim Sherwood has added a little joy to Aston Villa as Arsenal stand in way of FA Cup triumph — It took a while, but gradually Tim Sherwood's qualities as a coach are beginning to emerge from beneath the obfuscatory cloud of his touchline antics. He is a strange mix, funny and self-mocking in some ways, distractingly over the top in others, but the impact he has had with Aston Villa has been startling.

Carlos Bacca inspires Sevilla to record fourth Europa League title — The scenes at the end felt very familiar as Sevilla cavorted on the pitch. They became the first club to win the Europa League four times - remarkably, it's only nine years since they won the competition for the first time.

Myron Markevych leads Dnipro into Europa League final carrying the hopes of Ukraine — "Football and politics probably don't go together well," said Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's 33-year-old captain, Ruslan Rotan. "At least that's my opinion. Football is a holiday for the people primarily. The trophy is the most important thing. With the war in the east, people are deprived of emotions.

What Man City, Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool and Tottenham need to do this summer to catch Chelsea — Following a season that saw Chelsea dominate the entire campaign, Jonathan Wilson looks at what their rivals need to do to catch up with the Premier League champions. Manchester City City were simply never consistent enough to mount a sustained challenge.

Chelsea ran away in 2014/15, but do not mistake England for Europe - it is tight at the top — That Chelsea were champions was confirmed with the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on the first weekend of May. In the first half of the season, Jose Mourinho's side were the best attacking team in the division and in the second half of the season, they were the best defensive side.
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Oct 04, 2015

Dragons v Dragons: the patient man leading Bosnia against Wales next weekend.…

Oct 03, 2015

RT @byekitty: Yes, I made a polar bear from daikon to sit in my vegan ramen.

Oct 03, 2015

He gets the players together, "All those trophies you've won, you've won with beautiful football. They mean nowt: put yr medals in the bin."

Oct 03, 2015

So Barca lose again & Jose on the brink; it's almost too good to be true. Luis Enrique sacked returns to Camp Nou & smashes Pep's desk...

Oct 03, 2015

RT @FOXSoccer: Chelsea's nightmare start continues after lifeless home loss to Southampton. @jonawils:

Oct 03, 2015

The big question now is, would Jose take the Sunderland job?

Oct 03, 2015

@dionfanning Disappointing. Was hoping for Branislav's cevapcici recipe.

Oct 03, 2015

RT @dionfanning: At Stamford Bridge. No team news yet but happily John Terry is still writing the captain's notes in the programme

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