Champions Of Change Shortlisted At The 2024 Sports Book Awards

My debut book, Football’s Champions of Change, has been nominated for a top prize.

Football's Champions of Change by Damian Johnson
I am delighted to announce my first children’s book – “Football’s Champions of Change”

This inspirational book charts the history of the anti-racism movement in English football and beyond.

Damian Johnson at Goodison Park
Braving the cold on Transfer Deadline Day at Everton’s Goodison Park

You always know the Premier League football season is just about halfway through when the January transfer deadline day arrives. I was stationed at Everton this year, who pulled off some of the most interesting business of the transfer window and appointed a new manager as well.

Damian Johnson at Leeds United
Embarking on a thirtieth season covering Premier League Football

After a career working for commercial radio, BBC Sport and one or two others, most of my work these days is for Premier League Productions – its broadcasting arm providing material for overseas Premier League rights holders.

Tom Ince
Tom Ince finally emerging from dad Paul’s giant shadow

Huddersfield Town’s Tom Ince believes he is finally emerging from the huge shadow cast by his father, the one time England captain Paul. After two false starts in the Premier League with Liverpool and Crystal Palace, he seems too have found a natural home at the John Smith’s Stadium under manager David Wagner.