Monday, 19 March 2018

NEW BOOK: Swansea City: Match of My Life


It's been a while, but I've been busy working on my latest book, which I am now pleased to announce - Swansea City: Match of My Life!

This is a fantastic collection of stories from 16 iconic Swans players, reliving their favourite games in a Swansea City shirt. There are contributions from absolute legends including Alan Curtis, Roger Freestone, Leon Britton, John Toshack, Alan Tate, Wyndham Evans, Lee Trundle, Mel Nurse, Matthew Bound, Nathan Dyer, John Cornforth and more! Includes a brilliant foreword from John Hartson.

It's been an incredible journey and I can't wait for everyone to read it. While my first two books were fantastic (if I say so myself...) this one is another level.

It will be available in August 2018 from all good retailers. Stay tuned for details of publication and the launch.

Cheers, Chris 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

New Book for 2018

I'm pleased to announce that I am currently working on a new book, which will be released in August 2018.

It's another themed around Swansea City, another by Pitch Publishing, and is undoubtedly my most ambitious to date!

I will release more details in January 2018, so stay tuned for the details!

For now, you can check out my first two books - Swansea City's Greatest Games and the Swansea City Miscellany.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Forza Swansea - End of an Era

Here's a very, very brief post to confirm that I am no longer in charge of

After six very enjoyable years, I made the decision to pass control to a new party in November 2016, after being unable to commit to updating the blog regularly. This is down to other writing projects and clients that I have to dedicate more time to. And I'd rather see the blog carry on into the future than to just die - no blog should go through that!

Thanks to everyone who has read the blog over the past six years, it was great fun to work on and wining the Best Sports Blog in Wales at the Wales Blog Awards 2012 was just fantastic. I recommend you still visit Forza Swansea, as they have some fresh new writers charting the goings on at Swansea City.

Keep checking back here for more on what I am up to!

Cheers, Chris

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New Book!

It's been a while since I last updated my website, but fear not - I am still writing!

In fact my new book, the Swansea City Miscellany, is being released this week. Endorsed by the club, with a foreword from Huw Jenkins, the miscellany is an encyclopaedia of Swans history, stats and trivia.

There's a little more about the book here, but I highly suggest you pick up a copy from your local bookshop. It's only £9.99 and, for the amount of entertainment you'll get, I guarantee it's worth every penny!

I will be signing copies of the book on Saturday, 19 September at the Liberty Stadium club shop, from 1pm.

If you miss the signing, check my author page on Amazon for news on other events. See you soon!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Chris on BBC Radio Wales

I was invited to speak about Swansea City on BBC Radio Wales Sport earlier this week, which was broadcast live from the freezing cold dugouts of the Liberty Stadium.

You can check out the full show, featuring Lee Trundle, Abigail Davies and myself (I feature throughout the second hour) by heading to the BBC iPlayer.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Casual signing

Just a quick note to inform people that I'll be signing copies of Swansea City's Greatest Games in Waterstones, Swansea on Tuesday, 9th December.

It's just me and a pen - nothing fancy - so come along, buy a book and have it signed!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Swansea City's Greatest Games - Launch photos!

On Friday, October 3rd my first book, Swansea City's Greatest Games, was successfully launched in Waterstones, Swansea.

(Picture: South Wales Evening Post)

After some fantastic anecdotes and a wonderful introduction from Swansea City club chaplain Kevin Johns, I took to the stage to read the book's first chapter before talking about the research and writing process, before heading downstairs to sign copies for people.

The night was absolutely brilliant and I thank Kevin Johns, Waterstones and everyone who turned up for making it such a success.

Here are a few photos from the event, taken by various people to hopefully give you a taste of what it was like.

Remember, you can buy your copy from Amazon (or the Kindle version for half-price) or Waterstones (in store and online). If you are currently reading it, please let me know how you are enjoying it. Cheers!

The legendary Kev Johns introducing me (Picture: Becci Thomas)

Me giving my speech (and not messing up too much...) (Picture: South Wales Evening Post)

  The crowd gather for the signing (Picture: Becci Thomas)

Another of the crowd as my hand began cramping up... (Picture: Becci Thomas)

It seems I wanted something over there... (Picture: Becci Thomas)

(Picture: Becci Thomas)