The Football Mine

Digging Deep for Nuggets

Welcome to The Football Mine

Richard Foster – respected author, broadcaster, historian, journalist.

He is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Sky Sports News, the BBC, talkSPORT and the Five Year Plan podcast. His most recent book is the highly praised Premier League Nuggets, a revised edition is out in the first week of November.

In September Foster hosted a panel at the Queens Park Book Festival with former players Pat Nevin and Ricky Hill, here’s the YouTube link – https://bit.ly/3lE3gkk

“Attention to detail was one of the first lessons I was taught when I started out in television many moons ago. Richard Foster has a rare gift in that respect.” Martin Tyler, Sky Sports

“The fount of all knowledge” Paul Hawksbee, talkSPORT

“Brilliantly written and full of loads of great information & stats. It’s a book that has become an important tool to help with my prep each week.” Darren Fletcher, BT Sport

“I love Premier League Nuggets and I use the book every match to dig out something a little bit different.” Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day

“Congratulations! It’s a lovely piece of work.” Peter Drury,

Whether it is on radio, television or in print Foster’s expertise makes him stand out and he is always looking for new collaborations across all media. So if you ever need an informed and articulate football voice he’s your man, so please do not hesitate to get in touch – see Contact Page.

Latest broadcast appearances –

Adrian Chiles’ show BBC Radio 5 Live on 28th December talking about Premier League Nuggets. Go to approximately 30 minutes in – https://bbc.in/3qAbcpg

BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday 24th October to discuss the banner protest at the Palace Newcastle game. Go to approximately 2 hours 27 minutes in – https://bbc.in/3CcqKEz

He also guested on BBC Radio London on Friday 19th November to look ahead to the weekend’s fixtures – https://bbc.in/3DCFqxq

As a special treat you can test your new-found knowledge in one of his regular 7th Heaven quizzes. For an entrance fee of £5 you can join in the monthly fun.

The Football Mine

Welcome to The Football Mine, we hope you enjoy delving into all the nuggets that have been gathered here for your delectation. We would also encourage you all to put forward your own original facts and there will be a monthly prize of one of my books to the best as chosen by our panel of experts. So please feel free to submit those facts at the email address below



7th Heaven Quiz
A monthly football Quiz