Alison McConnell bidding farewell to the The Herald & Evening Times after 14 years.

Alison McConnell is a football writer who, after graduating from university, started working with the Scottish Sports Agency. She then moved to the Celtic View, which is where our paths first crossed. After five years at the View, which coincided with a very successful period for the club under Martin O’Neill – although he probably deserves more credit for that than Alison – she moved on to the Herald and Times sports desk.

And for the next 14 years, Alison established herself as a top-class football writer in a profession that has, for too long, been considered a male preserve.

Now, having made the move to freelance journalism, Alison continues to write and comment on all things football across a whole range of publications and media platforms

Listen to Alison McConnell on the Read All About It Podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from Childhood:
The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden; Charlotte’s Web by EB White), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte).

2. Favourite book from teenage/university years:
Early teenage years it was Judy Blume. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

3. A book you’d recommend to anyone
Anything by Denise Mina or Anne Tyler, or Don Winslow.

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

5. The last book you read or are currently reading
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.