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Tim Merricks was trained by the Times newspaper and schooled in journalism at London College of Print. An early Manchester United fan, he was a regular visitor to Old Trafford until the late eighties, standing in the paddocks buying meat pies from pitchside to throw at appropriate visitors such as Mickey Quinn.
When seating only stadia changed all that and ticket prices soared, Tim moved south to follow the work opportunities and developed a sneaking affection for QPR, based as he was in Shepherds Bush.A football fan first and foremost, Tim is the thinking fans writer, offering up opinionated and often controversial morsels of critical football analysis. Read what he has to say, get your teeth into it and if you disagree then let him know. You never know, he might even concede a point or two.