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Matt Jackson

Journalist and football fan. Once described as "politically correct to almost a fault" and "the worst kind of socialist". Always writing, inconsistently blogging.
Matt Jackson has written 53 posts for On the Fence

Top Five Football Games

So we’re at the season where the big guns release their newest iteration of their titles – keen gamers wait for the latest Pro Evolution Soccer or FIFA to hit the shelves ahead of Football Manager in November. And for years the debate between Pro Evo (or PES) and FIFA players has rumbled on with … Continue reading

Hands Off Our Trophy

With the new EFL Trophy kicking off this week let’s take a look at why it’s killing the lower league game. Continue reading

Review: Bear Paw: I Need a Reason/ Trail of Empty Bottles and Broken Hearts

Bear Paw are a melodic Indie band who, despite having only been playing together for six months, have received coverage on Radio Two and Amazing Radio. The band is made up of Jon Fazal (guitar & vocals), James Hinks (guitar & vocals), Tim Kirby (drums), and Johan Petti (bass). Their newest release is a double … Continue reading

Football Manager 15

So the latest edition of one of the most addictive games around has been out just over a week now and it’s safe to say it lives up to the hype Sports Interactive have created for themselves. For years football management games seemed to be part of the seedy under-belly of the football simulation games, … Continue reading

Remembrance in Crewe

Speaking about remembrance Councillor Michael Jones said: “An absolutely great turnout, the weather stayed dry, and a very emotional ceremony to commemorate a hundred years but also the new poppy, fantastic. “I mean it’s great that we have such a thing to commemorate a hundred years such an iconic memorial. Not in any way to … Continue reading

The Costs of Evo-Stik Football

Every year the BBC publishes a Price of Football index that compares how much it costs a fan to attend the different Football League and Premier League grounds, along with the cost of a pie, programme, and cup of tea. We decided to have a look what the average admission prices were for the 24 … Continue reading

[Pictures] Senior Forum Fayre

Crewe and Nantwich Senior Forum held their first of two annual Health & Wellbeing fayres at the Oakley Centre, Crewe. The second fayre is due to be held on Monday, October 6, and again is expected to attract around 70 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors. Whilst numbers were down from the 600 plus who attended … Continue reading

Interview: Ophelia

South-East-London based Ophelia has had a good year having already performed several times at the Camden Roundhouse but her new single, Don’t Start (This is What I think of You), a collaboration with music producer Brijs looks set to take her year to another level. In the run up to her new release we caught … Continue reading

Moving Away to Uni – What to Do?

So it’s September time and for many young people that means one thing – back to education – or one thing in particular – the start of university, three years of your life that can very well see you make some friends for life. Your first year, or even your first week can seem somewhat … Continue reading

Britpop rockers heading to Words & Music Fest

The Words & Music festival, Nantwich, is just over a month away and alongside a UK-wide Britpop revival the festival will be hoping to see the classic rock-driven music genre come back to life. The Words & Music festival takes place in Nantwich, Cheshire, between October 6 and October 12 and champions all things music … Continue reading