About the Author
Matthew Bell is a mechanical engineer by trade but spends every spare moment writing about Sheffield United. He has edited the United fanzine, 'Flashing Blade' for over twenty years and has written a weekly column in the Green 'Un since 1993. He was co-editor of the imaginatively titled books, 'Blades Tales' and 'Blades Tales 2' and has written articles for 4-4-2 magazine and the 2003 Sheffield United v Arsenal FA Cup semi-final programme. He co-wrote Fit and Proper? Conflicts and Conscience in an English Football Club with Dr Gary Armstrong. Despite all this, he says that United's results are less important than the quality of his pre-match pint.