Our City reporting team has been tirelessly producing match previews, reports and news round-ups all season. As our authors enjoy a well-earned break, we thought it would be good to let you know more about them. Our second profile is of scholarly scribe Harry Drew.
Name: Harry Drew
My first City match was back in 2001, culminating a 0-0 draw with York City at Boothferry Park, perhaps not the best game to enthuse a five-year-old into becoming a full-time City supporter. The famous 2007/08 promotion season was my first as a season pass holder and I remained one up until this summer.
Personal memorable City moments include the play-off win at Wembley (obviously), going 2-0 up at Anfield in 2008 and the final game of the 2012/13 season against Cardiff, a day which I feel sums up the taxing yet rewarding experience of being a City fan. The name change saga stands out as a low point, although I also remember Nigel Pearson’s early days as manager being particularly difficult.
Living in York, it’s pretty easy for me to go to home games and I’d imagine I’ll get to about half of them this season (a Political Theory dissertation looms in May, so maybe I’d better get a few in early). I also enjoy an away day every now and then.
I’m currently in my third year at the University of York and work part-time as a student ambassador. Outside interests of mine include tennis and cricket, but I’d be lying if I said politics doesn’t take up a large chunk of my time. Sad, I know. Writing for the Trust is a welcome break from all things political.