Regular readers of my FM posts and, indeed, those subject to my anguished diatribes on social media, will be aware that I suffered a catastrophe a few months ago. In the middle of my first season at Everton, having been offered the job on the back of my resounding success at Rangers employing a Moneyball-style […]

Barthez being, well, Barthez.

A set of links to six things I’ve recently written elsewhere.


A new book review of Mal Peet’s sumptuous children’s novel, Keeper.

Management. It's serious shit.

A review of Charles Darwen’s humorous new Football Manager inspired novel, and a chance to win it


Dear All, This is just a very quick update about what I’m planning to do in the coming months. I will be posting twice weekly, usually a short piece and a book review. I will continue the Football Manager stuff as longer form posts, and will probably end up posting some other long form articles […]

A young Colombian fan in N15

A quick look back at a thunderbastard of a tournament

Who says the weather's shit in Scotland?

The saga continues: Football Manager meets Moneyball, season 3 the second half.


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