Gavin Drake

Journalist

The Step-Over King to hang up his boots

The word legend is often overused – particularly when it comes to footballers. Of course, fans will have their favourites, especially when it comes to former players; but while most former players are still held with affection, and have names that conjour up remarkable memories, not…

Black Country’s European football bank holiday festival (also applies to East Mids)

If you’re wondering what to do during the next Bank Holiday, I’ve got just the solution: England has been chosen as the venue for the Group 1 matches of this year’s European Championships and the matches take place at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium and Burton Albion’s…

Chelsea FC have no place targeting the Black Country

I don’t usually pay much attention to advertising – even though I’ve provided the voice-over in a radio advertising campaign on Beacon, BRMB (both now rebranded Free Radio), WABC and Signal (okay, I was the producer, but it still counts – I’m available for hire…

Alan Buckley – a true Walsall legend

The 1983/84 football season will live long in the memory of Saddlers’ supporters. An appearance in the semi-final of the League Cup coincided with the re-opening of what was now to be known as Birmingham International Airport. British Airways too full creative advantage by launching…

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