Ian Ridley

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portrait of Ian RidleyyIan Ridley is the author of 11 sports books, including the number one best-selling Addicted with former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams, which was nominated for the William Hill Sports book of the Year, and Tales from the Boot Camps with Steve Claridge.

His most recent book A Dazzling Darkness, the biography of world middleweight boxing champion Darren Barker, has been short-listed for the 2016 British Sports Books Awards.

Over a 36-year career he has written on football and sport for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer and The Mail on Sunday, for whom he was Chief Football Writer, and is a regular pundit on both TV and radio.

He was named Sports Journalist of the Year in the 2007 British Press Awards and has been nominated on two other occasions. He now has his own publishing company Floodlit Dreams and is also currently working on a debut novel.

Ian has lived in Flamstead for the past 11 years.