In his long career, Neil has been a magazine editor, website editor, speechwriter, advertising copy writer and ghost writer. He is a member of the Football Writers’ Association and the Football Collective and a Freeman of the City of London. He spent 40 years in the City of London, including 26 years with a leading German investment bank as Editorial Director.
Neil has worked as a freelance for the BBC and SKY Sports over the years and has interviewed some of the big names in British and European football. He has also had four books published, Chelsea FC The first 10 years (1986), The Men from Fishponds Road (1995), Tales of the Town (2017) and Mittel – European Football Stories (2018). He is currently working on his fifth book, Those very nearly men, which will be published in 2022 by Pitch Publishing.
A Chelsea supporter since the 1967 FA Cup final, Neil considers he is a “portfolio fan” and follows the fortunes of Inter Milan, Bohemians 1905 Prague, Atlético Madrid, Toronto, MTK Budapest and Ajax. His all-time favourite footballers are Peter Osgood, Colin Bell and Johann Cruyff.
Neil’s favourite authors are William Boyd, Ernest Hemingway, Beryl Bainbridge and Christopher Isherwood. He also admires writers David Goldblatt, Jonathan Wilson, Simon Kuper and David Conn.
Neil’s work has recently been published by the following: TIFO, The Blizzard, Off the Pitch, Brand Finance, Soccerex, The New European, Football Weekends.
Some of the publications Neil has written for include: The New European; The Daily Mail; The Sunday Express; Today; The Mail on Sunday; The Times; Time Out; CITYAM; World Soccer; Club Europe; Football Europe; Shoot; Match; The Footballer; The Birmingham Mail; Western Mail; Eastern Daily Press; East Anglian Times; The Hitchin Comet; The Local Sportsman; The Stevenage Mercury; The Advertiser; Beds on Sunday; Herts on Sunday; The Rough Guides; European Football Yearbook; The Non-League Paper; The Bucks Herald; Football Weekends; Football Pink; Women in Banking; The British-German Chamber of Commerce; Infrastructure Investor magazine; Global Technology; Banking Technology; Risk; Compass (Editor); Forum (Deputy Editor) Flow (Co-Editor); The Review (CISI).
You can contact Neil here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0044 798 498 2034