Articles by Chris Smith

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2010-11: a season in recovery

10 January 2021

Our first season in the Conference was testing, especially for Chris Smith. Yet he drew strength from it

Divisions divided: Covid tiers threaten football's integrity

27 November 2020

The tier-restricted return of fans is a threat to the integrity of the League, and, argues Chris Smith to the existence of many northern clubs

Football: a spiritual experience

28 October 2020

The explosion of joy when celebrating a goal is the finest example of living in the moment. Chris Smith meditates on the game


30 March 2020

We are taking an enforced break from football. For Chris Smith, it isn't the first time, so he knows our love of the game will be all the stronger when it returns

The poverty of a dilapidated Blundell Park

15 December 2019

Meagre football in a neglected ground. Chris Smith can't forgive Grimsby Town for making personal anguish feel even worse