A round-up of my writing this week

It’s been a busy week so I thought I would post a round-up of my writing, so that anyone interested can find it all in one place.

1. Football Writing

I am very happy to announce that this week I have begun a Manchester United blog for ESPN.  I am very excited about this opportunity – I will be posting for them three times a week, and my first post for them, “Sir Alex Ferguson and the Jack Welch approach”, can be found here.

I have also made my debut for the BT Life’s a Pitch website, with an article called “Nani in limbo at Old Trafford”.  Very many thanks to Matt Furniss at Opta Statistics for all the great Nani stats.

2. Poetry

I’ve been writing a fair bit of poetry recently, and in the last few days I’ve posted up five pieces.  One of them, “College”, is a couple of years old, but given that it was Suicide Awareness Day recently I felt that I had to share it.  This week, I also recorded it as a track with my group The King’s Will, thanks to Giles for providing the fantastic instrumental.

The other four pieces are all fresh.  One of them, “Delay”, was me thinking about the times I have procrastinated in my life, and why that might have been.  Then there’s “Gamesmakers”, celebrating the work of our amazing volunteers during the Olympics – the Gamesmakers are the kindest, humblest bunch of people I’ve had the pleasure to meet in a while, and I hope that they enjoy my tribute to them.

The last two pieces are very brief.  One is so short, but it had to be – it was a nod to Andy Murray’s magnificent US Open triumph, where he put the final touches on an incredible sporting summer for “Team GB”. It’s called “Full Stop”.  And last of all, there’s my ode to Eric Cantona’s most famous article of clothing, “Cantona’s Collar”.  I gave this to the fantastic 7 Cantonas website, it seemed only right.

Thanks for reading my work as ever, and I look forward to sharing more with you soon.



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