Spiers attended the University of St Andrews. He previously worked as chief sportswriter at The Herald from 2001 to 2007. He was a regular pundit on the Scottish television football highlights show Scotsport, shown on STV, before the show ended in November 2007. He also appears frequently on Clyde 1's football show Super ScoreBoard, and Setanta Sports' Press Box.
He was brought up as a Rangers fan, but has been a prominent critic of Rangers club leadership and supporters. In 2007, Random House published his book, L'Enigma - A Chronicle of Trauma and Turmoil at Rangers (ISBN 1-84596-291-5) on Paul Le Guen's short tenure as the manager of Rangers. In the same year he also contributed a chapter to the book It's Rangers for me? 
- "Graham Spiers biography at Random House". Randomhouse.co.uk. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
- Brian Viner: Brave prophet spreads the word against Rangers' bile The Independent, 4 August 2007
- Spiers, Graham (2007). "From turnstile to press box". It's Rangers for me?. Glasgow: Fort Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-905769-10-0.
And, amid it all, the team I loved was Rangers.
- Peter Millward (December 2009). International Review for the Sociology of Sport (Sage) 44 (4): 384 http://irs.sagepub.com/content/44/4/381.abstract. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
Scottish journalist Spiers [...] fiercely suggests that all negative headlines connected to poor fan behaviour are the result of a sizeable minority fans regularly acting in anti-social ways.Missing or empty
- Greenslade, Roy (1 March 2011). "Scottish press stays silent as Rangers fans sing sectarian songs". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- Maguire, Tim (Spring 2011). "LOOK: It's behind you!". Humanitie: 15. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
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