Gold Coast United v Melbourne Heart

“The last time I saw that much connection with woodwork was in GCSE Design and Technology”

These were the words I uttered to my girlfriend after returning home from The A-League clash between Gold Coast United and Melbourne Heart. Continue reading


First Game At The Boro

As I return from my first weekend of A-League fixtures in Australia my thoughts turn to my first ever professional match. I say professional as I spent the first 10 years of my life watching my old man turn out for Whitby Town and Billingham amongst others. However from the age of about six this was interweaved with various ‘treat visits’ to watch The Boro. Continue reading

Government Attempt To Blunt Knife Crime

A story published for a 3rd year Uni assessment on Tside highlighting the dangers and to raise awareness of knife crime.

The government is being urged to more to educate youngsters on the dangers of knives.

During their campaign for election the Conservative party had lobbied for news laws meaning that anyone found guilty of knife crime would face jail time. But in recent months it has appeared the pledge had fallen to one side. Continue reading

Support & Report – Norwich v Middlesbrough

Part of a series of blogs I wrote for TheSeventyTwo Football BlogTheSeventyTwo

It’s been a hectic week at Middlesbrough Football Club. A 2-1 defeat to Leeds, a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest and going down 1-0 to Norwich rounded off an awful seven days as a Boro fan. It also left us in our worst league position for over 20 years. And, sandwiched in between this horrible run of results, we found time to lose our manager. Continue reading