Inspired by the memory of a 1985 mini-cruise to Esbjerg and 1990s European aways with Newcastle United, my last meaningful act of the 20th century was to leave Britain for Daejeon, South Korea, where I adopted the local football club and inflicted Northern vowel sounds on impressionable students of English. Since worked in Seoul, Tokyo, Northern Bohemia, Sicily, Riga, Hangzhou, rural Austria, Elche, Odessa, Ukraine, and Nagoya, Japan, as well as - not quite so exotically - South Shields, Manchester, Denbighshire, Nottingham and York. Still waiting to see a team win a trophy; beginning to think it might be me.

Now living on a rock in the North Atlantic.

Twitter:  @DolphinHotel


  1. Hi there - I am working on a new non-league football magazine and putting together a piece on groundhoppers, would be great to speak to you. Could you send an e-mail to pmartin3@sheffield.ac.uk if you're up for it? Thanks!

  2. Hi, I work as programme editor for Squires Gate FC in the NWCFL and we are doing a feature on groundhoppers. Would you be interested in answering some questions for us? If so, email me on haydendan@live.co.uk