My name is Han, I originate from The Netherlands and I’m a passionate football chroniqueur; not by profession but by nature. In the past, I’ve been covering nationwide amateur and professional football for a local Dutch paper as a part-time correspondent. A major Dutch football weekly has published various of my contributions, dedicated to the Premier League, the origins of English club’s nicknames, their sartorial sagas and their history. I have been corresponding for a British magazine, resulting in various series such as the Dutch ground scene and the coverage of major football grounds in Egypt.
I have masterminded and developed the first and original website for El Gouna FC, creating an unrivalled and unprecedented source for Egyptian football on lower levels. Four years ago it was neutralized by the club board. I very occasionnally contribute to the glossy El Gouna magazine on a free lance basis, covering football and squash.
I wrote a 400-page manuscript about the history of club crests, colors and nicknames of each and every football club that has appeared in the English football league since 1945. Unfortunately, it was never published . Consider yourself lucky I’ve decided to create the resulting blog after six years of blood, sweat & tearing desk and field research. I thought I’d share it though, to save it for posterity.