Articles by Paul Thundercliffe

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The Thundercliffe Files: who would want football with VAR?

16 August 2019

Why would anyone think that VAR is good for the game, asks Paul Thundercliffe

The Thundercliffe Files: euphoria or functionality?

9 August 2019

If a player scores against their hometown club, what are they meant to do, asks Paul Thundercliffe

The Thundercliffe Files: Start as you mean to go on?

2 August 2019

Conventional wisdom says a good start is essential for a successful season. Paul Thundercliffe looks for the proof

The Thundercliffe Files: New season, same game

26 July 2019

Football's heart beats without the need for corporate sponsors, writes Paul Thundercliffe. It exists despite Sky TV, rather than because of it

Flipping 'eck, Tucker!

Match report

7 September 2015

Flipping 'eck, Tucker!

The making of Pass and Move: part 2

20 April 2014

The amazing story of Alan Buckley's ghostwriter Paul Thundercliffe, and how their book was published, launched and sold

The making of Pass and Move: part 1

3 February 2014

How did a Town-mad local teacher and fanzine scribe get the gig ghost-writing Alan Buckley's autobiography? Paul Thundercliffe spills the beans

"An unbelievable moment"

23 October 2013

In an extract from Pass and Move, Alan Buckley recalls how Dave Beasant came to play for Grimsby... and helped us beat Newcastle

The Thundercliffe interviews: Alan Buckley

5 September 2013

The greatest Town manager in living memory chats to Cod Almighty about his best players, his career before GTFC and his departure in 2000

Crawling over the line

22 March 2013

Town's 1991 promotion came despite some seriously wobbly spells of form during the season. Paul Thundercliffe and Pat Bell share their reminiscences

A game of three thirds

2 March 2012

Town's season breaks down into three distinct sections, says Paul Thundercliffe, looking at the reasons why

Yesterday once more

31 January 2012

Town's recent sequence of wins has Paul Thundercliffe reminiscing about the last time we had it so good

Full circle: Wimbledon (a)

Match report

30 April 2011

Full circle: Wimbledon (a) report

Player profile: Danny North

6 August 2007

2007-08 player profile: Danny North

Rough guide to... Peterborough United

6 August 2007

2007-08 rough guide to... Peterborough United

Rough guide to... Wrexham

6 August 2007

2007-08 rough guide to... Wrexham

Player profiles: Ricky Ravenhill

5 September 2006

2006-07 player profiles: Ricky Ravenhill

The Thundercliffe interviews: John McDermott

31 August 2005

John McDermott spoke to CA in 2005 about Wembley, retirement, and the goal of his life against Rushden

Player profile: Gary Cohen

1 August 2005

2005-06 player profile: Gary Cohen

Player profile: Glen Downey

1 August 2005

2005-06 player profile: Glen Downey

Radio gag gag

25 February 2005

The club have fallen out with the media again

Where we belong

Match report

19 February 2005

Where we belong

The Thundercliffe interviews: John Fenty

17 February 2005

Back in the day when we used to actually speak to people at the club, Paul Thundercliffe was the man doing the talking

The Thundercliffe interviews: Nigel Lowther

29 June 2004

Paul Thundercliffe's 2004 interview revealed how local journo Nigel Lowther invented Harry the Haddock

The Thundercliffe interviews: John Moore

7 June 2004

Back in the day when we used to actually speak to people at the club, Paul Thundercliffe was the man doing the talking

The Thundercliffe interviews: Peter Furneaux

18 April 2004

A 2004 Paul Thundercliffe interview with the late Peter Furneaux, then GTFC chairman

The Thundercliffe interviews: John Tondeur

5 April 2004

Back in the day when we used to actually speak to people at the club, Paul Thundercliffe was the man doing the talking

The end of the affair

2 April 2004

The final straw - Paul Thundercliffe on why he's had enough of Town and of football in general

Bad press

14 September 2003

The club may have over-reacted slightly at recent local press coverage, but the Grimsby Telegraph have had it coming for a while says Paul Thundercliffe