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In 1995, John Harries, a friend who supports Norwich City, asked me to write something for a fanzine he was involved with, Ferry Cross the Wensum. I scribbled down a few bits and pieces, sent them to him, and they were deemed good enough to be included, even though I'm not a City fan. I decided to see if I could get into other fanzines for other clubs. Using pieces I'd written in the past and new material, I managed to convince over 20 editors to publish my work, under a variety of pen names. What follows is a selection of the best material. Some of it is very dated now, but it's still a good read.

FERRY CROSS THE WENSUM - Norwich City

A different view on aspects of the beautiful game

Roy Blower meets Chairman Chase a la Hannibal Lecter

My interview with the club's beloved Chairman

Lyrical proof of the Fab Fours Norfolk roots

Advert for Robert Chase's latest money making product

Norwich City Saving money by reusing shirts

Actually, they're by me, but I know he would have wanted to write them

Just to show I can be serious when I need to

LIVERPOOL ARE ON THE TELE AGAIN - Norwich City

All Norwich players up for sale at bargain prices! Just look!

EASTERN EAGLES - Crystal Palace

The 1995 Eric Cantona attack on fan Matthew Simmons, as told by Freddie Mercury's Ghost

SPEKE FROM THE HARBOUR - Everton

Supernatural exposee of Liverpool FC by Papadoc Duvalier

THE NUMBER 9 - Newcastle United

The transfer of Andy Cole to Man. Utd. by A Geordie in Norfolk

CRABS ON THE BALL - Cromer Town

All Written by The Crabster

A LOAD OF COBBOLDS - Ipswich Town

Norwich City Canary showing skill to match that of his team

THE HOLY TRINITY - Aston Villa

A fictional interview with the managing director of rivals Birmingham City

THE TRICKY TREE - Nottingham Forest

TO ALL FANZINE EDITORS - PAST AND PRESENT

It is possible that you may have published some of my work. The names I have used in the past are as follows. If you did, or think I may have, please contact me, or post a copy of what I sent you in the guestbook. Please accept apologies, but you must have liked what I wrote, or you wouldn't have used it.

Nom de plume de fanzine

  • Michael Radbourne
  • Ellen Farmed
  • Brian Kennedy
  • A Geordie in Norfolk
  • Freddie Mercury's Ghost
  • Stuart Spidbards

and many more (which I can't remember)

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