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Bradley Jolly
National journalist, sub-editor and football referee. I currently in southwest London but I'm originally from Solihull, West Midlands.

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England National Team
Birmingham City Football Club: St Andrew's' thick fog of gloom
18:30 Saturday 14th January 2017

A thick fog of gloom shrouds St. Andrew's. It's not clear when, if ever, it will clear. It began to form when Gary Rowett was fired as manager and Gianfranco Zola was hired as their new boss. This quick free-fall has also coincided with Rowett's…

Features
Taking children to watch the beautiful game
13:30 Saturday 14th January 2017

Every football-loving dad wants to get his kids mad about the beautiful game. I'm learning this fast as my brother and I have taken his little one to his first few games – and experienced the joys, tantrums and oddities that came with it.

Championship
Birmingham City's lack of goals may kill their playoff bid
19:20 Friday 25th March 2016

Thousands of Birmingham City fans roared their side on in the last ten minutes at The New York Stadium as the hunt for promotion continued. City were being held by hosts Rotherham, who had been reduced to 10 men.As much as the creative Will…

Premier League
Premier League referees: Men in the middle changes expected
16:00 Tuesday 8th March 2016

Phil Dowd blew his whistle and the 22 players left the field of play. Only one goal had been scored at The Hawthorns — by the hosts, but the West Brom faithful were not cheering. It was, after all, only half-time but Dowd never returned for…

Football
Referee Blows Final Whistle on 'Excellent Career'
22:52 Sunday 29th April 2012

March saw the final Premier League match refereed by Peter Walton. The official has hung up his refereeing boots, aged 52, after overseeing the Everton v West Bromwich Albion game at Goodison Park on March 31.Walton's professional career spanned…

Football
English Premier League Season Review
13:03 Sunday 8th April 2012

We've had 309 games, 868 goals, a total attendance of over 10 million – and we're only in April in the Barclays Premiership. The 2011 – 12 campaign has been a real spectacle so far and now reaches its climax, with the relegation dogfight continuing…

Football
Reading v. Leeds - Referee's View
12:03 Sunday 8th April 2012

The opening of a cluster of televised football games over Easter began on Good Friday with Reading versus Leeds, as Reading hoped to continue their promotion push. As a neutral, I watched the game, hoping for a great, open game of football.Just…

Football
The Ref's Red Card
18:27 Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Stuart Attwell has been demoted from the Select Group of Referees, who are in charge of Premiership games, after a four year stint marred with controversy.It has been reported that Attwell and former official Mike Riley, now manager of the…

Football
Wolves sack McCarthy
19:32 Monday 13th February 2012

Following a run of shocking results, Wolves have confirmed the sacking of manager Mick McCarthy today.Wolves lost 5-1 to arch-rivals West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, a heavy defeat which left Wanderers in the Premiership relegation zone. They…

Football
Birmingham City 1 - 0 Portsmouth (Birmingham Fan's Perspective)
20:16 Wednesday 8th February 2012

Birmingham overcame Portsmouth in a 1-0 victory at St. Andrews on Tuesday night to move third in the Coca Cola Championship.It was a keenly awaited fixture, particularly for the hosts as it was another game in hand over their fellow promotion…