Jane Stuart – Writer

Writing about real life Up North: football, ale, food and mental health – with a good dash of humour.

Hello, dear reader – and welcome to my website.

I am predominantly a football writer, having followed Blackpool Football Club home and away for 30 years and written about them for the majority of that time. I am currently collecting my footballing memoirs into a book entitled ‘The Homecoming: Back to Blackpool’.

I have had regular columns in the Blackpool Gazette, Blackpool FC match programme and Shoot – and have also written for FourFourTwo.  In the 2000s, I edited 39 issues of the Blackpool fanzine Another View From The Tower. In 2019, I launched a brand new fanzine Now That’s What I Call Progress, which has been very well received. 

I blog about my adventures (actual or virtual) watching Blackpool.  Additionally, I co-host regular live watch along shows for YouTube fan content channel Lee Charles TV, with audiences of up to 10k per stream. I also vlog awaydays when I’m allowed out. The channel was a finalist at the 2020 Football Content Awards for ‘Best New Content Creator’. 

Until August 2019, I worked as Match Secretary at Chasetown FC.

I am a champion of Blackpool, Lancashire and The North – and a connoisseur of chips (and gravy), beer and tea.  I also review cats and Non League Dogs.

I also write about mental health issues and how to manage them.

My poetry – performed at open mic events and festivals – has been published in New York.  I am studying Advanced Creative Writing with the Open University and am currently writing my first screenplay.

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