I have a piece in the last edition of When Saturday Comes looking at the influence of Irish builder and cultural critic Mick Wallace on his local football club Wexford Youths. This influence seems to be a positive one, as seen in this sneak preview of the story:
“The self-made millionaire who takes over a football club, bringing initial euphoria and success followed by disappointment and disaster is a stock character in football, as fans of English clubs as disparate as Chester City and Crystal Palace know well. But the story of Wexford Youths and Irish property developer / philanthropist / philosopher Mick Wallace is different. Or so it seems anyway.”
To read the rest of the story, well you better buy the May issue of When Saturday Comes magazine, which is available from all good Irish newsagents now, and also available to buy online here at wsc.co.uk.
I feel like a proper contributor to WSC at this point, with five pieces published on different Irish and Spanish football topics over the last 18 months or so. Which is pretty cool, as it’s probably the best football publication around. Here’s a Scribd link a story I wrote last September about a 60,000 strong march through Seville city centre by Real Betis fans angry at how their club was being run.