About

 
Hello. I am a writer called Paul Brown. Welcome to my website.

It’s basically an online portfolio, with information about my books and a list of recent articles. Hopefully you’ll find something of interest.

I write articles for the likes of FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes and The Blizzard. My main focus is on football history and extraordinary true stories.

I’ve written several books, including Savage Enthusiasm, The Victorian Football Miscellany and The Rocketbelt Caper. Again, football and true stories are the subjects.

Other stuff? I’ve got a background in business and publishing. Some of my non-fiction work has been optioned by Hollywood. Book promotion has involved appearances on national radio and TV, including BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport and Premier League TV. I maintain the Goal Post Victorian Football website and also created the popular alternative football competition the Unofficial Football World Championships.

My writing CV and relevant clippings are available on request. For further information please find me on Twitter or use the contact form.

My books:

Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans

From A Blood-Red Sea: The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins

Sins Dyed In Blood: In Search of the Newcastle Pirate

All With Smiling Faces: How Newcastle became United, 1881-1910

The Victorian Football Miscellany: Trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years

Unofficial Football World Champions: An Alternative Soccer History

The Rocketbelt Caper: A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder

Balls: Tales From Football’s Nether Regions

Black & White Army: A Season Supporting Newcastle United

Also, as editor and contributor:

Messages from the Sea: Letters and Notes From a Lost Era Found in Bottles and on Beaches Around the World

Goal-Post: Victorian Football Vol 1 and Goal-Post: Victorian Football Vol 2: Anthologies of Victorian football writing

Wor Al: A Fans’ Tribute To Alan Shearer

The Non-Beardy Beer Book: An Alternative Guide to the UK’s Favourite Beers, Lagers and Ciders

Contact me