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Gary Thacker

Gary was born in 1956 in a working-class area of the West Midlands. Football has been a continuing background music to his life, as was detailed in his semi-autobiographical book "I Don't Even Smoke!", written under his pen name 'All Blue Daze.'

He has been writing about the 'beautiful game' since 2010, with much of his work featuring in magazines and high-profile websites. His collected works can be found on his website

Gary is married to Sue. They have a daughter, Megan, and a son, Gregory.

Gary Thacker
Author's Books
Cheers, Tears and Jeers - A History of England and the World Cup

Winning the World Cup in 1966 was the high watermark in the history of the England national football team. Both before and after The Day, however, the Three Lions have a chequered history in the world’s biggest footballing event. This book seeks to chart a path through that history, stopping for c...

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