Mick Dennis

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Mick Dennis (born 10 May 1952 in Isleworth, Middlesex, England) is an editor and author and a retired sports writer and broadcaster.

In a career of more than 40 years in newspapers, he wrote (mostly about football) for The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mirror,[1] The Daily Telegraph, the London Evening Standard (where he held a number of executive positions, including sports editor)[2] and The Daily Express,[3] (where he was football correspondent from December 2003 until March 2015, when he retired from day-to-day journalism). During the first 15 years of the 2000s he appeared regularly on Sky News, had a weekly spot on Sky Sports News, was a guest presenter on TalkSPORT radio and LBC radio and frequently contributed to programmes on BBC Radio 5 Live. He is a magistrate, involved with several charities and is a football referee. He mentors young referees,[4] has served on various funding panels for the Football Foundation and is currently vice-chair of the Premier League & FA Facilities Fund[5] and a trustee of Norwich City's Community Sports Foundation.[6] He chaired the Dacorum Sports Trust (which trades as Sportspace) for five years and remains a trustee. He is a member of Kick it Out's grassroots advisory group.[7] He collaborated with referee Graham Poll on the latter's autobiography, "Seeing Red", and "Geoff Hurst, The Hand Of God and the Biggest Rows in Football." He has written a book about football, The Team, which is part of the Quick Reads Initiative series of books, aimed at readers who lack confidence,[8] and has contributed to four anthologies of sports writing. After retiring from newspaper and broadcast journalism in 2015 he edited a collection of Norwich City essays called Tales From The City.[9]