About Andrew Long

My name is Andy and I live in Skipton, North Yorkshire in a small terraced house with my wife and two small children. I enjoy food, photography, the great outdoors and music in all its forms. I have some unforgettable experiences from the Britpop era, and some experiences far too traumatic to pass on. A particular way with words and a penchant for cheesy and comforting TV programmes has lead me to create some scribblings and images for your enjoyment – and I hope you do.

Thanks Claudio

If it’s true that senior Leicester City players got Ranieri sacked then it’s absolutely shameful.

Some of the best managers in the world took years to turn failing clubs into successful ones. Ranieri took a club that were favourites for relegation, made very few changes and won the league by 10 points.

He knew it wouldn’t be repeated – other clubs with bottomless budgets would make sure of that, by spending, spending and spending again. Though what he did know was he had the fans on his side and he placed his trust in the majority of the side that became Champions.

And they let him down, big time.

They’ve spent 6 months on the champagne and they’ve let their manager take the bullet. I tell you what, he’ll walk into another job at a top European club.

As for those pampered multi-millionaire cry babies, they’ll never have it so good again. If they find themselves in the lower leagues next season it’ll be well deserved. I just hope it’s not with Leicester City, as their fans deserve better.

No manager is perfect and looking from the outside there are probably things that have happened I’m not aware of that he might have done differently this season, but he deserved the chance to make it right.

Good luck Mr Ranieri, thanks for putting some joy back into English football.