J. Paul Harrison

J. Paul

Educated in Preston Catholic College, Paul played amateur football before qualifying as a Class One referee and being appointed to the Northern Premier League.Married to Margaret with two daughters and two granddaughters, he is a season ticket holder at Deepdale, home of Preston North End, the subject of his two previous books.

Author's books

Manchester United in Tears


This book takes you back to that black and white era, in the days of the maximum wage, when football was still fun. The 'Busby Babes', seeking a third consecutive Championship title made a blistering start to the 1957/58 season and, with three England regulars - Byrne, Edwards and Taylor - attracted huge crowds wherever they played as spectators revelled in their adventurous, attacking football. As the season progressed, surprisingly United's form became patchy and by the end of the year, they...

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