Contents tagged with michael taylor

  • A Lifetime of Achievement in the Northwest

    9/4/2012 9:40:00 AM

    All of us have important early memories of our lives as football supporters. The noise, the crowds, a particular player, the cold night air, a sense of a special occasion, or the emotions of the people around us. I was fortunate that my Dad wanted me to watch games from an early age. We'd take in matches at Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn as well as Lancaster City. But he was always keen to take in European nights and that meant a trip to Anfield or the Racecourse at …

  • Football's unbreakable bond

    8/28/2012 8:34:00 AM

    I did something unforgivable earlier this year. My youngest son, then aged 7, has begun to show some interest in football, went to the Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers game. He sat in the Colin Bell stand with his Mum and saw a one sided-destruction of Rovers by a rampant City side. I sat and suffered this in the posh seats with my eldest son, and we just chose to take our minds off the abject surrender by admiring the movement of David Silva, the power of Yaya Toure …

  • First is everything... A guest blog by Michael Taylor

    8/21/2012 2:00:00 PM

    The Olympic fever that so gripped Great Britain was wonderful to behold, but the backlash against football quickly became as tedious as it was predictable. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to start apologising for the racism, the cheating and who was the racist on Twitter - that sort of nonsense appalls me as much as Twittering cricketers, drug fuelled cyclists and swaggering sprinters.

    But we should stop for a moment to just remember all the things we love about …