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Alan Biggs
Personal information
Full name Alan Biggs
Date of birth (1955-06-26) 26 June 1955 (age 66)
Place of birth Bromley, England

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Alan Biggs is a sports journalist, commentator[1], broadcaster and author.[2]

As a freelance, he has reported on football matches across the national airwaves (Radio 5 Live, Final Score, talkSPORT, Sky Sports) since 1988 - and has contributed byline articles to most national newspapers. He has a long-running column with the Sheffield Telegraph and presents a regular sporting chat show on Sheffield Live TV which also appears on his YouTube channel[3]

He also writes for The Athletic[4]

Career[edit]

Alan became a sports journalist once he realised that he was never going to make it as a player[5]

Alan started on general news at the Derbyshire Times before joining one of several local TV stations, Sheffield Cablevision, as sports editor. Then moved to commercial Radio Hallam as a news reporter and became Head of Sport. He also presented music shows.

He has written exclusives for the Daily Mail[6] and wrote about match fixing for the Daily Mirror [7]

He is a well known voice to football fans across the country thanks to his football reports for Final Score and 5 Live. He spoke with BBC Radio about his career in Sport[8]

He was the BBC Commentator on the famous 8-0 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday FC by Newcastle United [9] when Alan Shearer scored 5 goals.

He is the author of three books: Confessions of a Football reporter[10] which is an autobiographical account of his time in the game[11]. Laws of the Jungle (with Brian Laws)[12] No Bull (with Lee Bullen)[13]

Following the launch of Confessions of a Football Reporter, he became the subject of interviews rather than the interviewer. Talking about his decades in the press box[14]

Personal Life[edit]

Born in Bromley, his family moved north when he was eight years old.

He supports his local football team - Chesterfield FC - where he spent the rest of his childhood. Married with three grown-up children. Grandfather on mother’s side, Charles Selfe, was awarded the

Legion d'Honneur by the French government for his Great War service.

References[edit]

  1. "icdb.tv - Commentator listing for Alan Biggs". icdb.tv. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  2. "Alan Biggs". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  3. "Alan Biggs - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  4. Frostick, Nancy. "'For Benny and Paolo it didn't matter what day it was, they were gung-ho.'". The Athletic. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  5. Ian (2011-09-22). "A UNITED VIEW ON FOOTBALL: Confessions of a Football Reporter - Interview with Alan Biggs". A UNITED VIEW ON FOOTBALL. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  6. Biggs, Alan. "EXCLUSIVE: ProZone proves Fergie got it so wrong over 'unfit' ref Wiley". Mail Online. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  7. Football, Mirror (2013-02-04). "'Where's there's money there will always be cheating': Former banned England star not surprised by match-fixing scandal". mirror. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  8. "Alan Biggs: Confessions of a football reporter". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-04-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Musgrove, Andrew (2019-09-19). ""Shearer scoring five - you're never going to forget that" - 20 years since Newcastle 8-0 Sheff Wed". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  10. Biggs, Alan (2011-10-31). Confessions of a Football Reporter . . . another Biggs at Large. Vertical Editions. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  11. "Book Review: Confessions of a Football Reporter". The Two Unfortunates. 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  12. Laws, Brian; Biggs, Alan (2013-11-21). Laws of the Jungle: Football's Monkey Business. Vertical Editions. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  13. No Bull. Vertical Editions. 2014. ISBN 978-1904091813. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  14. The VG Tips Sports Book Interview. Confessions of a Football Reporter by Alan Biggs, retrieved 2021-04-07

External Links[edit]

Alan Biggs on Twitter

Alan Biggs YouTube Channel


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