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Snakes and ladders

An interesting little parable on the ups and downs of football and journalism comes from Lee Ryder, sports writer and author of

A few years back Lee spotted an ad on HTFP for a sports reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph. It gave him his first break into journalism.Back then ‘Scunny’ were in the basement division while Newcastle United were taking on Juventus in the Champions League.

Next season, the two clubs will be playing eachother in the Championship, and Lee will be going back to Glanford Park as the chief sports writer of Newcastle’s Evening Chronicle.