I’m Daniel Chapman, a writer and editor, also known as Moscowhite, because of the internet. From 2013 to 2017 I edited The City Talking magazine, and since 2011, have co-edited The Square Ball fanzine, seeing it through its 25th anniversary. During that time, The Square Ball has been shortlisted for the Football Supporters’ Federation Fanzine of the Year award six times, and won twice.
In 2017 I wrote Do You Want To Win?, a book and film about Leeds and Leeds United from 1988 to 1992, the years when Howard Wilkinson took over from Billy Bremner, and took over everything. You can watch the trailer and order the book and DVD here.
Leeds United, 2017/18
The Square Ball Week: The High Cost of Dreaming • The Square Ball — The quandary for Leeds United, as they try to set ticket prices, is that they’re a football club trying to compete within a league structure that continues to seriously deviate from reality. • Jul 28, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Summer Babes — Football is never more exciting than before it’s played. If the actual football this season is half as good as its summer build up, or a quarter as good as we can imagine, that’ll do. • Jul 14, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Broken Dreams & Bellusci — Preseason should be good news. But as long as he’s here, Giuseppe Bellusci might as well make himself useful. • Jul 7, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Look Homeward, Andrea — Buying Elland Road was the most symbolic move of his ownership so far, because it moved Andrea Radrizzani beyond symbolism. • Jun 30, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Nice By Nature — Thomas Christiansen seems nice, and that might be very useful to Leeds United in the months ahead. • Jun 23, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Leeds United On Trend — Hopefully we’ll find out more about what Thomas Christiansen’s appointment means for the future of Leeds United on Monday. Knowing the length of his contract would be a start. Hopefully, too, he’ll appear before the press dressed in brand new retro-Kappa LUFC gear and announce Ronnie Ekelund as his assistant. • Jun 16, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Winning — When we started planning our new film and book, Do You Want To Win?, about how Leeds United won the Football League First Division championship in 1991/92, we had to ask ourselves an unexpected question. How will we end the story? • Jun 9, 2017
The Square Ball Week: Who’s Hiring Hadi? — Garry Monk took a good hard look at Leeds United and decided to move on. In his absence, someone is looking at Hadi Sacko and deciding to buy. Who? • May 26, 2017
The Square Ball Week: On The Second Day — For almost two days, we could laugh. And relax, and smile. And think about how different it was all going to become with Andrea Radrizzani as 100% owner of Leeds United. • May 26, 2017