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Allan Kemp

Born in Suffolk but a Norwich City supporter who is currently trying to swap a career in finance with one in football writing. 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 currently have a weekly column on Norwich City website - 'My Football Writer' as well as writing book reviews on 'Its Round and Its White'.

Total articles: 55

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Book Review - Fixing Sixty Six
19:00 Wednesday 12th February 2020

30th July 1966 – The most joyous day in English sporting history. Memories of England’s World Cup triumph are as vivid today as they were 55 years ago as the Three Lions, thanks to Geoff Hurst’s glorious hat-trick, beat West…

Book Review - The Long, Long Road To Wembley
19:01 Friday 10th January 2020

It started with a photo. An old black and white image of bygone days. A window into Bromley FC’s history when, on a glorious day at Wembley in 1949, Bromley lifted the FA Amateur Cup. That day, they became kings of non-league…

Review: Clive Allen, Up Front - My Autobiography
17:00 Monday 16th December 2019

Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker, Harry Kane, each a great Tottenham striker who doesn't hold the club record for most goals scored in a season. That accolade goes to Clive Allen and his incredible 49-goal haul in 1986/87. It’s…

Review: Me and My Big Mouth - When Cloughie Sounded Off In TV Times
12:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Brian Clough is one of the biggest names in football.  At his peak in the 1970s, the outspoken manager dominated the English game. In the dug-out, on the telly or in the papers, Clough was everywhere. Controversial and hard-hitting…

The Got, Not Got Football Gift Book Review
17:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

I’m putting a call out to football fans of any age, any club, to step into the wonderful ‘Got, Not Got’ time-machine and be transported back in time to football's distant past, a time the authors Hammond and Silke refer…

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!  …