Desmond Dribble wrote his football column in the Open University’s house newspaper, Open House, for fourteen years. The 122 columns in this volume cover the 1972/3 to 1986/7 seasons of the Open University football teams and the annual six-a-side competitions. They all appeared in Open House or in the various staff supplements which took over in the interregna between permanent editors. The columns are illustrated by 184 photos, many of them unseen until now, and some which should probably have remained unseen. While ostensibly concerned with the activities of the OU’s footballers, the later columns in particular address a whole range of issues which were current and controversial within the University.