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Denis Hurley

Denis Hurley
Denis is a freelance journalist and founded the original Squad Numbers blog.

During a recent house move, we came across a lot of old magazines, including an edition of Arsenal fanzine The Gooner from 2002, in which Brian Dawes argues against the …

Our friend Simon Shakeshaft wrote this piece for the current edition of Programme Monthly and has kindly shared it with us. To everybody going, there was nothing unusual about Scotland entertaining Peru …

It’s always frustrating when you have a clear memory of something, but can’t corroborate it. I could recall reading a piece on the coming season’s squad numbers in Match magazine …

Swansea City made a couple of additions on Deadline Day yesterday. Young Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches joined on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich and initially the Swans announced that …

Lucas Perez is not a happy man. Having joined Arsenal from Deportivo de La Coruña late in the transfer window of summer 2016, he found game-time hard to come by, …

Sheffield Wednesday have announced their squad numbers for the coming season. You’ll recall that, a year ago, the Owls’ numbers for 2016-17 were a topic of conversation for their unconventionality, …

When we wrote about the possibility of a number 9 England goalkeeper shirt a few days ago, little did we realise that a similar modern-day example was about to take …

Thanks to Lee Hermitage for the picture from Ted Croker’s book. We’ve mentioned England’s numbering at the 1982 World Cup in a previous post about sides who allocated digits alphabetically …

Liverpool have signed Mohamed Salah, and – fittingly, given that he is a winger – he will wear number 11. ICYMI: @22mosalah has joined Liverpool on a long-term contracthttps://t.co/buYMkjX1zl #AnnouncedSalah …

In the past, we’ve looked at Arsenal’s experiment at the end of 1993-94, opting to go 1-11 with names on shirts rather than using squad numbers. That didn’t last too …

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