Graham Owen
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Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and bred in the most estranged corner of Staffordshire, sports and writing have for most of my life been my two greatest passions. Present on the terraces of wherever Aston Villa are playing for the last 14 years have led me to become an advocate for football supporter’s interests and rights worldwide. If you’re partial to the music of the Gallagher brothers, Arctic Monkeys or The Streets and enjoy watching, playing, talking or writing about sport, then we will get along just fine.

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Privacy in Football: Fact and Opinion

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (21:53)

Years ago, the footballing 'stars' of a Saturday afternoon in Britain were working men, who had to balance playing for their (often) local team at the weekend with their Monday to Friday full-time job. They were paid a pittance in comparison to today's mega bucks, some weren't paid at all,...

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Sachin: What Next?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 October 2013 | (19:35)

It's not just cricket-obsessed India that will be in mourning when master batsman Sachin Tendulkar calls time on his legendary career next month...

If you think Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard are big names in England, go to India. You'll be hard pushed to find anyone stretching across his homeland...

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Coping With Pre-Season Blues

(0) Comments | Posted 4 July 2013 | (17:44)

It's that time of year again.

'Premier League Years' is being aired on Sky Sports, confused men in fading replica shirts are being dragged around shopping centres on Saturday afternoons and the only people gracing the pitches of our major football stadia are ageing rock stars. Welcome to the no...

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Safe Standing: Should It Reach the UK?

(6) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (19:06)

The issue of 'safe standing' at professional football matches is one that has provoked many heated discussions in the UK. Some fan groups, like the Football Supporters' Federation (fsf.org.uk), argue that most football fans in the country think they should be given a choice of whether they sit...

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