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James Bailey interview: Free amid the Fury – Ex-Rams midfield man’s capital venture

Photo: Ottawa Fury FC/Chris Hofley

Photo: Chris Hofley/Ottawa Fury FC


Once a Crewe Alexandra prospect, James Bailey started to make his name at Derby County before spells with Coventry City and Barnsley, although much has changed for the Ottawa Fury FC midfielder since leaving English football last year, bringing a whole lot of fresh and new, but with space always for reminders from way back when. Read more →

Steve Howard interview: The target man who had the tracks to the top

Photo: Will Johnston / courtesy of Leicester Mercury

Photo: Will Johnston / courtesy of Leicester Mercury


Former striker Steve Howard enjoyed multiple promotions in his career but winning the Championship play-offs with Derby County in 2007 took him to the big time, and it wasn’t just the goals that the ex-Leicester City and Luton Town favourite was responsible for that season. Read more →

Rory Delap interview: Shamrocks, shenanigans and Stokies – Back through the track with ex-Ireland midfielder

Photo courtesy of The Sentinel

Photo courtesy of The Sentinel

Over twenty years as a player brought Rory Delap international caps, 14 Premier League seasons, and a clutch of soundtrack-worthy moments that will live long in the memory for the former Republic of Ireland midfielder. Read more →

Deon Burton interview: The Reggae Boy done good – Iron striker still demanding you ‘check the technique’

Photo: Carl Gac

Photo: Carl Gac


Looking back at over 20 years as a professional, Scunthorpe United striker Deon Burton has experiences most can only dream of, and as the one-time record label owner discussed all things music he may have inadvertently mapped out a new career for himself. Read more →

Danny Higginbotham interview: No sunset just yet for former Potters favourite



Ex-Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham’s career has taken two recent twists to refuel the fire and although there remains a dedicated fixation on what lies ahead he has a genuine appreciation for those who have colourised his years in the game up to now. Read more →