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Chris Hunt

Sabotaging since 3 Mar 2010

A magazine editor and journalist, Chris Hunt has written about football and rock music for many years. He is the author of World Cup Stories: The History Of The FIFA World Cup, published to accompany a BBC TV series, while his experiences in Japan for the World Cup in 2002 were documented in another BBC television programme, Beckham For Breakfast. His football encyclopaedia The Complete Book Of Football and its companion publication The Compact Book Of The World Cup have been published around the world in many languages. He has been the editor of many magazines. He was managing editor of Match from 1993 to 2001, a period that saw the weekly title become Britain's biggest selling football magazine. Between 2001 and 2006 he was the Editor of numerous special editions of leading music magazines Mojo, Q, Uncut and NME, covering subjects as diverse as The Beatles, U2, Kurt Cobain, Oasis, punk rock and mod. In 1988 he was the launch editor of Hip-Hop Connection. He is a regular contributor to FourFourTwo. For more information click here.

My Articles

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Music

The Inside Story Of Wigan Casino

Here’s the amphetamine fuelled story of the Wigan Pier phenomenon…

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Sport

Germany 1-5 England: I Was There

England line up against Uruguay tonight. Chances are they’ll beat us, but then again it just might turn out like this…

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Life

Third Finger, Left Hand Reviewed: Two Women, A Sofa and The Sound of Northern Soul

Imogen Stubbs and Amanda Daniels star in a moving story of growing up in the early Seventies against a backdrop of the emerging Northern Soul scene.

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Sex

Meet Jenny Agutter, Hollywood’s Most Understated Sex Symbol

She’s a stop you in your tracks, understated sex symbol whose appeal is unique. She has single handedly made films worth watching. Why does everyone fall for Jenny Agutter?

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Football

Alright La! Liverpool Fan John Power On The Greatest Day Of His Life

Lifelong Liverpool fan John Power found himself onstage in the centre of Dortmund on UEFA Cup Final day busking to thousands of flag-waving scousers. Not only did they know all the words to his songs but the Reds won the cup 5-4. Not a bad day then.

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Football

England vs Switzerland: 5 Things We Learned

We’re often told that there are no such things as easy games in international football. This has never been more true than for England’s poor score draw with an underwhelming Switzerland side. But what did we learn from the game?

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Fashion & Style

This Was The Modern World

It’s 1979. Quadrophenia is on the cinema, Time For Action is on the radio and the small cathedral town of Ely embraced all things Mod. I was there.

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Music

PP Arnold: An Interview with the 60s Soul Sensation

The first lady of Immediate Records, PP Arnold talks about life in the mod scene and working with everyone from The Small Faces to Bobby Gillespie.

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Life

Matt Deighton: The Honorary Gallagher Brother

After a ferocious fight Noel Gallagher, not for the first time, walked out on Oasis. But with the future of the band more uncertain than ever before it was guitarist Matt Deighton that was asked to step into his shoes.

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Music

The Chords: Great Singles

They could have been contenders but just as The Jam fans found them Two Tone swallowed up the post-punk Mod revival scene. The Chords did have a couple of cracking singles though.

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Football

The Story of the 1974 World Cup

Fears of terrorist attacks, tales of money-grabbing players and, in the end, the Germans walk away with the trophy. This is the story of the 1974 World Cup but in many ways it could be today’s.

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Football

Allez Les Bleus

So the French blew it spectacularly this time around but back in 1998 Les Bleus were top of the world when Zidane & Co. won the World Cup. This is their inside story.

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