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Author Archives: Christian Brookes

Simon Johnson interview: From the urban to the Irish, eclectic music at Premier League Leeds

Making his way up from the youth team in Leeds United’s Premier League days, attacking midfielder Simon Johnson witnessed an interesting mix of music favoured by some of his big name teammates. Read more →

Chris Bart-Williams interview: No place for Bartman’s music in Owls dressing room!

In his playing days Chris Bart-Williams was part of an era for Sheffield Wednesday which fans still remember very fondly, although his musical taste didn’t quite have such pride of place in the dressing room at Hillsborough. Read more →

Michael Johnson interview: Jamaica’s music love untouchable says former Reggae Boyz defender

Although Nottingham-born, former defender Michael Johnson represented the nation of his heritage, Jamaica, during an 18-year career and he believes the country’s renowned love for music is unrivalled. Read more →

Darren Carter interview: Music a key fixture in Brum promotion hero’s life

Darren Carter celebrates his promotion-winning penalty for Birmingham City in 2002

As the 18-year-old in 2002 who scored the winning penalty to secure Birmingham City’s  promotion to the Premier League, Darren Carter has taken music with him throughout a career which had such a soundtrack-worthy beginning. Read more →

Ben Roberts interview: Samba beat still plays on for Boro cup final keeper

Ben Roberts to the right of Bryan Robson who lifts the trophy with Nigel Pearson as Middlesbrough achieve promotion to the Premier League in 1995

In 1997, Brazilian stars Juninho and Emerson helped Bryan Robson’s Middlesbrough side to two cup finals, leaving a lasting impression along the way on the local lad in goal, Ben Roberts. Read more →