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Allan Kemp

Born in Suffolk but a Norwich City supporter who is currently exiled in Dallas, US. I am an FA level 2 coach and also a published author, my book of Hall of fame - Norwich City's - All-Time Greats is available from all good bookshops. I am now working on my second book, with Pitch Publishing - Newcastle United Hall of Fame. I'm also a keen reader of football-related books.

Total articles: 50

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Book Review - Stuck in a Moment - The Ballad of Paul Vaessen
15:00 Saturday 9th June 2018

Everyone has their 15 minutes of fame. Paul Vaessen had his in Turin, his last-minute winner taking Arsenal through to the Cup Winners Cup final at Italian giants, Juventus', expense. Simply the stuff of dreams. It should…

Book Review - Red Odyssey - Liverpool FC 1892 - 2017
17:00 Wednesday 30th May 2018

In June 2017 Liverpool FC turned 125 years old. From humble beginnings, as the cities third club, to the global footballing institution that it is today, life-long fan Jeff Goulding celebrates the clubs incredible journey through the eyes of…

Book Review - Glove Story
03:01 Tuesday 3rd April 2018

The most important position on the football field? Certainly the most unique. For years the poor old Goal-Keeper has been treated with disdain, a position filled by those deemed not good enough to play anywhere else. The centre-forwards poor…

Book Review - Greatest Games Everton - The Toffees Fifty Finest Matches
02:25 Sunday 18th February 2018

FA Cup finals, League title deciders, European nights under the floodlights, and passionate local derbies. Everton fans have experienced them all. There have been hundreds of big games illuminating a proud history stretching back over 140 years.…

Book Review - From a Field to Anfield - A Footballer's Journey from Grassroots to the Top Flight
23:04 Sunday 4th February 2018

Summer 1988 and Bristol Rover’s youngster Nick Tanner was on the move. His destination Torquay when suddenly he took a phone call that would change his life - Now he had a decision to make Torquay or Liverpool! Title: From a Field to…

Fa Cup
Four ways to bring the magic back to the FA Cup
04:13 Wednesday 31st January 2018

Another FA Cup weekend of weakened teams playing largely uninspiring games in front of half empty stadiums. It has been the same old story for as long as many fans can remember. Once the greatest tournament in the world the grand old Cup now…

Book Review - The Team That Dared To Do - Tottenham 1994/95
16:06 Monday 29th January 2018

For Tottenham supporters, the cliché ‘rollercoaster ride’ has never been so appropriate, as it was to describe the 1994/95 season. A magical team who, when it clicked, producing some scintillating performances but when it…

Book Review - Johnny Haynes - Portrait of a Football Genius
03:05 Thursday 18th January 2018

Think English football in the 1960’s and you think 1966. The World Cup winning team, that even now over fifty years later, is still ingrained in the minds of every England fan. We can recite the names of the eleven that were to become…

Book Review - Mud, Sweat and Shears - Tales from the Turf; Life as a Football League Groundsman
03:40 Friday 5th January 2018

Mud, Sweat and Shears is the heart-warming story of Burnley FC’s ex-groundsman Roy Oldfield. Oldfield represents the army of unsung heroes whose extraordinary efforts come wind, rain or shine enable football games to be played. Thanks…

Book Review - Tony Coton - There To Be Shot At
16:20 Wednesday 20th December 2017

For goalkeeping legend, Tony Coton life is about the three F’s; Friends, Family and Football. In his absorbing autobiography ‘there to be shot at’, he takes us on this life journey.   And what a journey it is!  …

Book Review - The Premier League 25 Years
01:16 Friday 15th December 2017

It is 25 years since the self-proclaimed ‘greatest league in the world’ was formed. An anniversary that has sparked a series of book launches celebrating everything from greatest games, top ten goals, to best ever players. Pettiford’s…

Book Review - Blues Insider - A Quarter of a Century with Birmingham City
02:50 Monday 4th December 2017

Football today is big business. What happens in the Boardroom is just as important as what is happening on the pitch. A club’s very existence could be at stake as clubs try to find a balance between risk and reward. Keith Dixon is both…

Book Review - What we think about when we think about football
03:07 Friday 24th November 2017

Football, the self-proclaimed beautiful game. A game that can touch the soul. It is a deeply emotive sport, a depth of feeling that Simon Critchley manages to capture superbly in his book ‘What we think about when we think about football’.…

Book Review: strange bOUnce -- sport fiction
08:30 Monday 20th November 2017

Quantum physics, mind travel, Sherlock Holmes…this is by no means your average sportsbook! Martin Palazzotto’s excellent collection of tales, ‘strange bOUnce’, offers a fresh and unique way of looking at sport.…

Hands up if you are an ABBA fan?
21:51 Friday 27th October 2017

No not the iconic Swedish band that dominated the music charts in the 1970's. Although their hit ‘The Winner Takes it All' is the outcome of football's latest innovation by the same name.