Football is one of my biggest passions and in 2019 I completed my quest to watch a match at all 92 Football League clubs. I even had an article about this published in the "Late Tackle" magazine. I have a large collection of football memorabilia including over 150 shirts, 200 badges and 700 programmes and I can name every ground and its capacity in the top 5 tiers of English football. I have started an "Autism & Football" campaign and for the 16/17 and 17/18 seasons I filmed all of the Solihull Moors home games for BT Sport.
Here is a link to my designated football website: http://atpmanners.wixsite.com/footymadalex
Alex Manners Football Documentary
Solihull Moors filming for BT Sport
On the 26th July 2016 I went down to london and filmed Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient for BT which was part of our training. The next day we went to he BT Sport headquarters and were shown to how to use the cameras and editing software etc. Throughout the 2016/17 and 2017/18 season I filmed all of the Solihull Moors home matches which were shown on BT Sport's "Vanarama Nation League highlights show". I also conducting interviews with both the home and away managers at each game.
MY Football Articles
In 2016 I wrote an article in the "Late Tackle" issue 36 Mar/Apr magazine. My article was about my quest to visit all 92 English league clubs for a match. I have also had a second article published in the Jun/Jul 2017 issue of the magazine about my football trip to Scotland.
My first article: Click Here
Then in December 2017 I had an article in the Football Weekends magazine titled "The 92 Supporter". I talk about my quest to watch a match at all 92 Football League clubs as well as detailing my 5 favourite grounds along the journey.
FA Cup FIFA gaming tournament
On Saturday 7th May 2017 I took part in the Inaugural Emirates FA Cup FIFA gaming tournament at Wembley Stadium, representing Yeovil Town. 9,000 people entered, so I was lucky to be one of the 64 selected. The final was played on the pitch with the match being shown on Wembley’s two big screens. I got through the third round but lost to Leeds United in the fourth round. The day was amazing and I got to visit the changing rooms, Royal box, tunnel, dugouts and meet Colin Murray and Jermaine Jenas as well as a host of famous YouTubers. After the event I had an article written about my involvement on the day in the Solihull Observer.
Here is a video that I put together about the day:
Around the Grounds
My 'Around the Grounds' provide facts and figures from many of the grounds and games I have been to and provides supporters with a little taster of what they can expect. They can be found via this link:
Football Shirt Stories
My 'Football shirt stories' provide a unique and interesting insight into the hidden stories behind some of my many Football shirts (about 90!). They can be found via this link: