Articles by Tony Barker

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Brian Hill and other crimes against humanity

30 November 2018

In a pivotal match in 1991, referee Brian Hill ignored a blatant penalty-area foul on Shaun Cunnington. Tony Barker remembers

A piece of cake

29 March 2017

Football is more than a game; it's the emotion that surrounds it. Tony Barker tells a tale to prove his point

Song sung blue

12 January 2017

Big wins away carried a health warning in 1984. Tony Barker describes a perilous walk to the car after Paul Wilkinson's Goodison winner

From on high

12 December 2016

Will any new ground offer the distractions from a poor game on offer in the upper tier of the Findus, asks Tony Barker

A funny thing happened on the way to Upton Park

21 August 2016

The fun of being a Town fan is not limited to the game itself. Tony Barker remembers an example

The life and soul

30 June 2016

Tony Barker pays a funny, affectionate tribute to a proper Grimsby character: his dad Harry