Author Archives: adampowley

About adampowley

Journalist and author.

Shankly’s Village

‘As somebody who cherished the friendship of my great fellow Ayrshireman Bill Shankly, I am delighted that the story of the remarkable mining village that produced him is being vividly told. Physically, Glenbuck has been expunged but its name will … Continue reading

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LEGENDARY TALES

IT’S that time of the year, when I have a new sports book out just in time for Christmas. For 2014 it’s Legends – a visual celebration of 40 of the finest domestic footballers to grace the English league in … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Spurs edge

Here’s an ideal Christmas gift for the Spurs fan in your life – a 50-strong postcard-style selection of Tottenham players, legends, sights and moments, from the glorious past and not-so-inspiring present. The obvious gag is that they can be used … Continue reading

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Hands off Hove Park School – an open letter

The board of governors at Hove Park School are meeting tonight (Monday 22nd) to decide its fate. They will be voting on whether to convert the school to an academy, or keep it under local-authority control. It is a question … Continue reading

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BUENA SUERTE (or ‘ISN’T GOOGLE TRANSLATE WONDERFUL’

SO hello, Mauricio, welcome to White Hart Lane, the world famous home of the Spurs. Or is it infamous? The old place has been something of a temple of managerial doom in the last decade or so. It’s like that … Continue reading

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Let them eat birthday cake

THE football silly season has started early this year. Usually in a World Cup summer, the period of slow-news days has a relatively shorter lifespan. So perhaps the gods of stuff and nonsense are getting their work done now, before … Continue reading

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Oh Ledley, Ledley

FOOTBALL in May shouldn’t be like this. Drenching rain, a cold wind, and hundreds waiting on a platform for a train that never seems to arrive. A departing crowd making their way home after a fixture with nothing at stake. … Continue reading

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