Chapter 18: Worlds Pedophilia Epicenter – UK Soccer Pedophhilia Epidemic

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Chapter 18: Worlds Pedophilia Epicenter – UK Soccer Pedophhilia Epidemic

Joachim Hagopian

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Though each child victim’s story is uniquely tragic in its own devastating way, in far more ways their stories are the same, regardless of sport, perpetrator, nation or time of crime. Sports pedophilia scandals as depicted by mainstream news always casts one abhorrent deviant predator who for many decades exploits both his authority and reputation to get away with chronically abusing multiple generations of children before ultimately being exposed and spending the rest of his life behind bars. The power differential between each authority figure, most often a renowned coach, and his fledgling underage athletes all eagerly vying for playing time, recognition, approval, and a chance to fulfill their dream of success and fame, is the common dynamic behind every single scandal in both the sports and entertainment worlds. In all cases the brave young souls who eventually do come forth to report their sexual abuse go unheard, dismissed and cast aside, only permitting the abuser to continue to abuse for many, more years.

In every case the larger sports organizations – be they Olympic entities or regional and international associations to all the national governing bodies, they are always guilty of protecting the perpetrator(s) at all cost. And other than one singled out monster, the surrounding private elite club of fellow pedophiles and pedophile enabling system associated with each of these horrifying scandals seems to by design always remain relatively unknown and hidden from public view, unexposed and free of all culpability and accountability. Ultimately at the top of this Luciferian power pyramid, too much power, control and money is at stake, thus saving the undeserved reputations and private identities of other guilty parties and more powerful elite pedophiles become far more important than saving the lives of mere expendable children regardless of their growing numbers. And the media is always there to protect the pedo-interests that would otherwise unveil the deeper incriminating connections to the larger global pedophilia network. And in the end, you can plug in and interchange in any given sport the names of the sole MSM designated child raping monster eventually caught and the multitude of his child victims, along with the times and places of each scandal, and without exception, all are characterized by these same definable constants driving each and every tragedy currently being played out on the world stage.

Since the previous section of chapters laid out in full detail the biggest known pedophilia scandals in sports history, at least in America, the one covered next involves the game of soccer (or football) played at the junior club level at the planet’s very pedophilia epicenter – the United Kingdom. And true to form, all the same common features listed above are present in this biggest ever British sports scandal as well. Additionally, this chapter launches the next book section examining the slew of pedophilia scandals uncovered in recent years outside the US in the ever fertile pedo-pastures of Europe, Australia and elsewhere.

Barry Bennell is the designated predatory pedophile coach who is the Coach Sandusky of the UK football world still rocking Britain today. Earlier this year the 64-year old Bennell was finally locked away for good after receiving a 31-year prison sentence following his fourth and final conviction for more than four decades of raping hundreds of little boys with big dreams.[1] For a couple decades Barry Bennell was employed by such hugely successful professional football clubs as Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra as both a coach and talent scout who helped develop the skills of a number of junior players that went onto the professional Premier League. With Premier the world’s richest (£4.5bn in the 2016-17 season),[2] most watched soccer league,[3] featuring stars peddled by the pedophile, in recent decades the United Kingdom singlehandedly has jumpstarted the current obsession and popularity for the #1 international game of football. Again, just like the Catholic Church and Olympic US national teams in Swimming and Gymnastics, it was far more feasible for the sport’s pedophile enablers at the top busily raking in billions to quietly reassign its pedo-coaches to different locations to do more damage rather than take any serious steps to protect child athletes and stop the tightly-under-wraps, rampant abuse from escalating into today’s endemic crisis.

In addition to longtime employment as a scout and coach for junior teams at Manchester and Crewe Football Clubs (FCs), as an important side job from 1979 to 1981, no doubt to hone his predator skills, the serial child rapist worked at Taxal Edge residential school.[4] Historically children’s group homes in the United Kingdom are pedophilia havens.[5] Raping and pillaging group homes complete with buried corpses[6] have been servicing the likes of Jimmy Savile,[7] PMs[8] and MPs[9] and the royals[10] for over half a century (topics covered thoroughly in the next couple chapters). In fact, Bennell’s Taxal Edge co-worker and fellow pedophile is also currently under police investigation. The now 62-year old Bruce McLean worked at Taxal Edge from 1975 to 1978, and later founded the children’s charity Adventure Farm Trust in Cheshire, receiving philanthropic support from actor Michael Cane and musician Phil Collins.[11]

As a volunteer football coach who must’ve known Barry Bennell, they both shared the same hankering for children down to even sharing the same grooming M.O. – escorting victims to Manchester football games and then abusing them afterwards.[12] McLean was arrested for molesting boys in a Cheshire group home in 1995 and in 1997 began a 9-year prison sentence while his cohort Bennell started his own 9-year sentence a year later in 1998. In 2014 the Derbyshire Police arrested McLean again after an investigation of historic child sex abuse involving a boy attending Taxal Edge dating back to the 1970s. And just like clockwork, a year later it was Bennell’s turn to return to prison again. McLean represents an important link between Bennell, Manchester and Cheshire FCs, group home charities and a mutually active participation in the wider child sex abuse ring exploiting soccer lads.

The earliest report of Bennell’s pedophilia dates back to 1972 when the derelict was only 18 or 19 years old.[13] Yan Nowacki, now 57 years old as Bennell’s earliest known victim, claims he was a 13-year old Manchester City player when invited to a sleepover at Bennell’s mother’s home. While Yan slept he was awakened by the predator still pretending to be asleep groping his genitals and buttocks. The boy immediately sought refuge on the floor where he spent the remainder of his sleepless night untouched yet frozen in the predator’s presence. Yan says that the warning signs were there from the start. In the locker room the young coach couldn’t keep his hands off his players, religiously applying ointment on boys right up to their inner thighs just centimeters from their crotch.

Another relatively early and most detailed account of them all regarding Bennell’s longtime abuse came from future professional baller Andy Woodward. His sexual assaults by Bennell commenced in 1984 when the shy 11-year old and his working class parents were approached by the eventually disgraced Crewe coach and talent scout.[14] Promising a shot at the pros, Bennell invited Woodward to train at the professional Crewe Alexandra club and spend weekends at his nearby residence to improve his skills. And just like the Penn State abuser’s basement game room, this serial predator on the other side of the pond made sure his home was similarly decked out as a “child paradise,” complete with a pool table, juke box, arcade games and a live pet monkey and a wild puma for entertainment along with all the football accessories and equipment… the perfect groomer’s flytrap.

From the very start little did young Andy and his parents realize that he was being taken in by a coldblooded sexual predator. On his first visit the coach gifted him a pair of soccer cleats. Then on his second weekend stayover, Bennell asked Andy to come to his bed where, at the predator’s direction, the game of “follow me” was played where they took turns touching each other.[15] By the third visit, the child rapist escalated his criminal advances quickly leading to rape and sodomy over the next four years.

Bennell regularly had two or three, or sometimes as many as a dozen kids staying with him over the weekend for years at a time. That should have been a red flag in and of itself to both the Manchester and Crewe football clubs. When each organization found out, they feebly told Bennell to stop the sleepovers.[16] But as long as the renowned scouting coach continued sending potential stars to the professional Premier League, the serial child rapist’s employment always remained in good standing. Crewe’s feeble admonishment is no different from the Penn State honchos telling Sandusky not to shower anymore with his victims over a decade before he was finally arrested.

One of Andy’s teammates, Anthony Hughes, disclosed that a mini-bus would pick up 11 or 12 boys at a time and take them back to Bennell’s home in Derbyshire:

There was plenty of things for us to play with, pinball, a jukebox, computer games. Then he’d put a video on of us playing football and analyze that. But once that finished, that’s when he’d put on the porn, S&M type stuff. He had a great big stack of tapes in his house. He’d get us all sitting round watching it while he sat there stroking the back of your neck or putting his arm around your shoulder and stroking your chest and nipples. Or he’d give you a little tickle.[17]

The boys were too young to realize they were all being groomed as abuse victims. While most of them would sleep in bunkbeds at Bennell’s house, the predator would select his favorites to join him in his room where rape and sodomy were on his wickedly twisted agenda.

A complainant who estimated being abused 100 times during Bennell’s Manchester City years provided testimony to the police on the monster’s bedroom assaults:

He was very clever – it was always lights off, music blaring out. I learned how to shut down. When it happened I could literally shut down my emotions. All I know is every time I was abused, part of me closed down. When the tears came out my face, I shut my body down. He’d abuse me and I’d have tears rolling down my cheeks. He didn’t give a shit. That hurt. It didn’t stop him.[18]

While on a tour to a training camp in North Wales, victims were taken to a large house in the middle of nowhere that they called “the Haunted House.”[19] Another grooming tactic Bennell regularly utilized was to force the boys to watch horror films to obviously frighten them, availing opportunity for the sicko to initiate physical contact and predatorily move in closer for “the kill.” Bennell would also mysteriously knock on their doors at night to scare them. To terrorize the lot of them, the demented sodomizer even resorted to placing a sheep’s head in the bed of one of the boys.

While coaching and scouting talent at Manchester City from 1975 to 1982, a club director described Bennell as a “star maker.”[20] A demo of the star maker’s power was evidenced when a boy arrived to see the coach about joining City and was brutally sodomized that night. After “the worst day of my life,” when the boy threatened to report Bennell the next morning, the “star maker” smugly replied:

It wouldn’t matter. Nobody would believe you. I’ve got people playing professional football now that I’ve done these things to – you’re nothing.[21]

Even prior to Andy Woodward’s abuse from 1984 to 1988, there was Ian Ackley who Bennell preyed on as his “main target” while at Manchester City, abusing Ian “hundreds of times” from 1979 to 1983. Note Bennell’s chosen favorite victim switched at the same time the coach moved from working for Manchester to Crewe. In 1997 Ian Ackley was even featured divulging his horror story about sexual predator Bennell on the Channel 4 documentary Dispatches.[22] Despite boldly speaking out 20 years ahead of Andy Woodward, apparently no one was listening or watching as the British Football Association and the rest of the world seemingly ignored this first whistleblower’s painfully shocking truth. Also from the 1997 doc we learn the fact that over two decades ago, before a national audience Charlton first team Coach Les Reed had already recognized there was a major pedophilia problem in the sport and was expressing his dire concerns way back when:

The FA needs to come out of the towers at Lancaster Gate and really investigate what is going on.[23]

An FA spokesman asked to respond to Reed’s statement back in January 1997 stated:

The FA has been a prime mover among sporting governing bodies to get an effective screening process which aids child protection.[24]

Now more than two decades later with the biggest pedo-epidemic in United Kingdom’s sporting history blown up in its face, the UK Football Association is still desperately floundering, still vowing to change things around, only making yet more feeble broken promises. Again, if the FA was actually doing its job protecting children all along as it claimed in 1997, we wouldn’t be where we’re at right now. All these years later, FA’s history only shows a complete lack of protecting child athletes, and if anything, it has incriminatingly demonstrated even more convincing evidence of a worldwide pedophilia network.

Britain’s #1 sexual predator in football possessed nunchucks, a dangerous martial arts weapon with which he forced his victims to hold a newspaper up that he would use to violently tear in half as an overt demonstration delivering intimidation and bodily threat should any victim dare report his crimes.[25] If any boy resisted or complained, the coach would customarily bench the player or kick him off the team entirely, thereby throwing away the dream to reach the higher level. These all too familiar tactics echoed by pedo-coaches in other sport scandals were drummed into the fearful heads of their victims:

I can ruin your football tomorrow. Keep quiet or you’re finished.[26]

Barry Bennell once admitted to police that his ideal target of a victim was 13 years of age because in his own words they were:

Pedigree footballers who were athletes and good-looking.[27]

Though he’s on record having abused youth as young as 8 or 9, his preference was for older boys up to 15. Again in a police interview:

Nine-year-olds scared me because they were still attached to the [mothers’] apron strings.[28]

At will, the charismatic, larger-than-life soccer ace was able to get away with sexually assaulting his many victims hundreds of times, taking full advantage of both his sterling reputation as a first class talent spotter and the fact that he was spotting boys far less prone to reporting abuse than girls, much less rough and tough footballers entertaining big dreams in the manly sport where young players rarely admit to the submissive victimization of sodomy.

Moreover, amongst the players and club personnel, it was widely known that Barry Bennell was a child molester. Rumors of Barry Bennell’s twisted sexual appetite were widely circulating by the late 1970s and early 1980s, amongst both Manchester City club personnel where he coached for 7 years from 1978 to 1985 and later at Crewe from 1985 to 1992.[29] But in the world of jocks, to be labeled an abuse victim is tantamount to being branded “gay” or a “weak sissy boy.” It was no secret around the junior league clubs, the pervert coach’s players were taunted as members of “the paedophile club.”[30] Amongst the players not abused, it became an insider’s secret joke, but fearing loss of their dream to go pro, pedophilia was virtually never spoken of beyond the locker room. Another reason why the abuse went on for so long, like in every pedo-scandal, upon reporting abuse, victims are never believed and are only subject to rejection, ridicule and more abuse.

One Manchester City employee admitted:

Suspicions about him [Bennell] were aired on many an occasion.[31]

A former Manchester City youth coach, Steve Fleet, risked losing his job in the late 1970s when he vehemently complained to the City executives that Barry Bennell was placing young boys in their organization at grave risk.[32] Yet knowing Bennell was a hardcore sexual predator, Manchester was relieved to off the pedophile to rival Crewe Alexandra, of course not saying a word about his criminal habit as a liability.

Police documents show that Manchester’s senior staff, among them chief scout Ken Barnes, have been “quite evasive” and hard put explaining why Bennell left their organization, other than citing “irregularities.” It was Barnes who defended Bennell, calling him a “star maker” when Steve Fleet sternly warned the directors at City about his deviant proclivities. Then in the 1997 Channel 4 documentary Dispatches, Ken Barnes even made light of Bennell’s criminality that at the time had him sitting in a US prison, joking:

What do you call them? Piddyphiles, is it?[33]

Soon enough Barry Bennell was Crewe Alexandra’s problem. And in the role of Manchester’s Steve Fleet at Crewe was Hamilton Smith, managing director from 1986 to 1990 who maintains that in the late 1980s, he directly warned Crewe’s executive board about Bennell’s criminal activities but was completely ignored.[34] Like Manchester, all the higher-ups at Crewe also claim they never had a clue Bennell was a pedophile. Obstinate in their denial right to the bitter end, as recently as March 2018, Crewe released a 925 word statement reneging on its earlier promise to conduct a thorough internal investigation to determine if Crewe had engaged in a cover-up to protect both itself and Bennell.[35] In early March the organization had announced that it would forego launching the earlier promised internal review, citing its feeble excuse that the Cheshire Police (not unlike Alice’s Cheshire cat) had allegedly concluded that no one at Crewe ever knew that a pedophile employee was in their midst (where have we heard that before?).

Moreover, the deceitful pedo enabling League Two club even made the bogus claim that the current Crewe president John Bowler, a board member since 1979, denied any recollection that Hamilton Smith reported complaints about the child rapist to him, his board or longtime Crewe football director Dario Gradi.[36] Smith’s response promptly called John Bowler out as a “lying bastard.”[37]

In the wake of Woodward’s bombshell and subsequent additional charges filed in November 2016 against Bennell, the FA banned Dario Gradi as longtime Crewe manager for allegedly allowing Bennell to rape boys at will during the seven years under his watch. The Crewe manager and onetime Chelsea assistant manager was also accused of attempting to “smooth over” a victim’s sexual abuse complaint back in 1975 at the hands of now deceased pedophile Chelsea scout Ted Heath[38] (note identical namesake of the child raping UK prime minister[39]). Gradi met with 14-year old pro prospect Eamonn Manners and his father at their home to hear Eamonn explain the sexually inappropriate, unwanted advances Chelsea’s scout “Eddie” Heath had heaped on him a few days earlier.[40] Gradi brushed it all off, pretending Eamonn had misunderstood Heath’s “good” intentions:

Dario said that Eddie loved the boys and the club, which was his life, and had simply got carried away and gone too far.[41]

With still a CYA Cheshire cat smile on his face, assistant coach Gradi left Eamonn’s home and nothing was ever done to stop the serial predator from sexually abusing countless other boys over the next 8 years until Health’s death in 1983. Eamonn Manners was expected to turn pro but instead, feeling unprotected and unsafe knowing his child molester lurking about wasn’t going anywhere, after several months the disempowered, unheard 15-year old gave up his close at hand achievable dream to play professional football and left the Chelsea team confused, perplexed and angry.

After Andy Woodward’s November 2016 confession to The Guardian, 57-year old Eamonn decided to forego his confidentiality rights in order to tell his revealing story to the Daily Mail, how Gradi swept knowledge of his scout’s serial pedophilia under the carpet, just as he did for Bennell at Crewe several years later. In fact, Dario Gradi has spent his entire football career as a pedophile enabler. But then with it common knowledge throughout the Premier League clubs that coaches, scouts and football officials were rampantly molesting its underage players, it was every enabler’s systemic duty to simply look the other way, just as at Penn State, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, USA Taekwondo, USA Skating, USA Volleyball, in fact all worldwide Olympic sports where big money and big power rule.

Gradi even wrote a letter on Bennell’s behalf to the Florida court in 1994 attempting to reduce the convicted pedophile’s four year prison sentence, all the while knowing Bennell was a guilty pedophile.[42] Gradi even openly knew and allowed Bennell to have boys stay with him overnight at Bennell’s home.[43] As if Gradi’s despicably scandalous behavior isn’t incriminating enough, additionally it’s been reported to BBC that an employee at Crewe Alexandra was ordered in 2001 to remove child pornography from Gradi’s home computer.[44] Now you know why a complicit UK Football Association exercising damage control, without explanation suspended Gradi as too heavy a liability burden once the scandal broke in late 2016 and has yet to explain its reasons. But they’re rather obvious.

Prior to Eamonn Manners’ sexual abuse disclosure, his onetime Chelsea teammate Gary Johnson who went pro also went public with his story. Two weeks after the Woodward interview, the 57-year old former Chelsea first teamer waived his anonymity to talk to the Daily Mail, revealing that one of the richest football organizations in the world paid him £50,000 as hush money to stay quiet over the Heath abuse[45]… just like USA Gymnastics did with Makayla Maroney. Made to sign a non-disclosure statement accepting Chelsea’s non-liability as part of the deal, once Andy Woodward broke the pedo-scandal wide open, Gary defied Chelsea’s agreement and reported that the team’s chief scout Ted Heath sexually assaulted him starting at age 13 three or four times a week totaling hundreds of times in the 1970s. Not wanting the negative publicity generated if Chelsea challenged Johnson on his breaking the confidentiality agreement, again just like US Gymnastics, it opted to back down once he went public. In 2014 Gary Johnson even went to the Metropolitan Police to report the abuse only to be told to go back to Chelsea. But when he did, he was given the customary runaround:

What makes me so angry is that I went to Chelsea to say I had been abused and they basically said, ‘prove it.’ It made me feel like they thought I was faking it, that’s how it felt anyway.[46]

Virtually every elite team in the Premier League, just as virtually every police department in the United Kingdom, has a long running shady history of shielding its legions of serial pedophiles in high places from all accountability. Yet another linkage of the pedophilia child sex ring is the fact that this particular pedophile in question – Chelsea chief scout pedophile Eddie Heath, actually trained the other Premier League pedophile scout Barry Bennell… the ever-familiar, more “birds of a feather” theme.[47]

After victims of Bennell along with Crewe’s member in parliament already blasted Crewe Alexandra for its refusal to look into its criminal past (as if its investigation would have been objective), under increasing pressure, the Crewe football organization continues ignoring its complicit role in covering up its widespread abuse for decades. In March 2018 UK parliament member and chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, Damian Collins, joined this growing chorus condemning Crewe’s refusal to examine its cover-up role, calling it “totally unacceptable,” and engendering a complete “lack of trust.”[48] Collins has subsequently emphasized the double importance of the UK Football Association to leave no stone unturned in its ongoing inquiry into Crewe and the other city clubs over their overt obstruction of justice and complete mishandling of years of rampant pedophilia within its ranks that’s led directly to this current epidemic crisis, including revealing specific reasons for Dario Gradi’s recent suspension 15 months after he was prohibited from all football activity back in November 2016.

Yet recently in March 2018 after his 14 month exile, Dario Gradi resurfaced, granted an invitation to attend a testimonial for a fellow Crewe Alexandra colleague, and received a standing ovation,[49] sending the blatantly clear message that Crewe deceitfully protecting its own criminality is highly lauded. Hard to say which is more shameful and disgraced, the pedo-enabling organization or its pedo-enabling former manager.

Once Crewe board member Hamilton Smith warned the club that Bennell was a hardened pedophile, the organization decided to maintain Bennell’s employment as long as the child rapist ceased his sleepovers and was not left alone with his players,[50] conditions the repeat offender never obviously complied with. Crewe lied when claiming Bennell departed for “football reasons” in 1992 when in fact he was two days away from parents filing a formal complaint against him, corroborated by the sicko himself admitting he left Crewe over a complaint.[51] The bottom line is Bennell was hired by club after club in city after city – Manchester City, Crewe, Stoke City, Leeds United,[52] Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire, followed all the while by his not-so-secret reputation as the pedophile with the voracious boy toy appetite.[53]

The truth that Bennell’s “nine lives” as a serial child rapist was connected to a larger pedophilia network explains why he was allowed to repeatedly prey on boys for over four decades before ultimately issued his death sentence earlier this year. Similar to Coach Sandusky and Olympic organization scandals, there is clear evidence that Barry Bennell shared victims with other pedophiles within a child sex ring network.[54]

According to the Mirror, Bennell and Manchester based coach and scout Frank Roper and other pedophiles in the soccer world swapped their victims as part of the larger pedo-network.[55] 47-year old Jason Dunford maintains that within an hour after he was dropped from Bennell’s squad, his brand new coach-to-be Frank Roper was literally knocking at his door to arrange his turn at molesting the 13-year old boy. After fighting off Bennell’s advances at a holiday camp in Wales and then catching the pedo-coach prowling a boys’ caravan at a tournament, smelling trouble, Bennell swiftly kicked Jason off his team but not before contacting his pedo-buddy Frank Roper who coached a rival squad affiliated with the Blackpool Football Club and has since been posthumously accused of abusing 31 boys.[56] Jason asserts that:

With­in an hour of that decision he [Roper] had hit the doorbell and the form was there; in those days your parents had to sign a form.[57]

Confirming that Bennell was working with other pedophiles like Roper from other Premier League clubs, Dunford’s steadfast claim that his abusers were part of a larger child sex ring has also been backed up by other victims, coaches and football officials.[58]

In addition to sodomizing Jason Dunford, Frank Roper sexually abused another English football star, the now 53-year old Paul Stewart, who like Woodward has stated that Roper sexually assaulted him on a daily basis from age 11 to 15.[59] A week and a half after Andy’s November 2016 bombshell, England’s former striker and midfielder Paul Stewart emerged from the shadows to reveal to the world his torture endured on the way to professional stardom, keeping his dark secret to himself for over 40 years. As is common for perpetrators to use death threats, Roper threatened to kill Paul’s father, mother and two brothers if he ever breathed a word. To normalize the abuse, his deviant coach told Paul that an opposing coach Barry Bennell was also “doing” his players. The 1991 FA Cup winner with the Tottenham Hotspurs turned to alcohol, cocaine and other drugs to later cope with the chronic effects, breaking down emotionally when he admitted the abuse stopped him from even hugging his wife of 29 years or telling his two daughters and son that he loved them. Again, being raped as a child is a lifelong curse. Paul Stewart lamented:

I want to be able to show ­affection that has been the worst aspect of it, them not being able to get close to me.[60]

Incidentally in 2003 another Roper victim reported his abuse to Liverpool police but no action was taken and two years later, like both pedophile Heaths, Roper also left this earth without paying for his woeful sins.[61] And just like the Chelsea police with Gary Johnson, this non-response may well be more evidence of police once again protecting the larger pedophilia network as foxes guarding the henhouse. To CYA, Liverpool Police have since reopened a supposed internal investigation of its own oversighted “negligence.”

Still another longtime youth coach whose name keeps coming up since November 2016 in too many abuse victims’ reported incidents is 65-year old Southampton coach Bob Higgins, subsequently charged with 50 counts of indecent sexual assault of minors from 1971 to 1996.[62] At least two dozen of his former players have accused him of sexual assault, one testifying it was a regular twice a week occurrence. Complainants have testified that they were molested in Higgins’ home, his car, on ferries, at tournaments and camps. Accusers at Higgins’ current criminal trial at Salisbury Crown Court have named four teammates who enjoyed successful professional careers, one being Alan Shearer, former captain of England’s national team.[63] These favorites called “Bob’s boys” were allegedly close to Coach Higgins, some staying overnight at the accused pedophile’s residence, though none of the four former pros have yet to publicly comment on just how intimate their relationship with their former coach was.

So far since the Woodward bombshell, at least ten coaches have been charged with historical sexual abuse, one has since died and seven are either convicted as offending pedophiles, or currently on trial or awaiting sentencing. As one of 17 ongoing city police investigations into this epidemic in early December 2016 just two weeks after the Woodward revelations, Manchester police already identified ten suspects based on reported abuse from 35 victims in its jurisdiction alone.[64]

Still another repeat offender, already jailed in 2002 for a string of pedophilic incidents involving pro baller Derek Bell and others, former junior coach and scout for Newcastle United George Ormond is currently back in court facing 36 more counts of indecent assault, one count of indecency with a child and one for sodomy.[65] Back in the 1970s Derek Bell was abused from age 12 to 16 by George Ormond.[66]

In Ormond’s ongoing trial, it was learned that former Newcastle United’s manager John Carver was informed in the spring of 1997 while Carver was lead coach of Newcastle’s youth program that Newcastle United’s Derek Bell made accusations against Carver’s assistant coach Ormond.[67] Yet Carver chose to do nothing, allowing Ormond to continue traveling with the team working with his underage players. When asked why he did not take action, Carver explained to the Newcastle Crown Court that he first “needed to digest it.” Though Carver was Ormond’s boss, he never did digest it enough to even bother confronting his pedophile assistant, allowing him to continue to likely abuse more youth until his departure over a year later. Because neither Newcastle United investigated Ormond nor were the police ever notified to investigate, it was Derek Bell himself who reported Ormond to the police finally in January 2001.[68] Obviously this is yet another clear case of another Premier League team caught up engaging in yet another cover-up.

Meanwhile in Ireland and Scotland, still another case making the current headlines involves 72-year old Jim McCafferty who pleaded guilty to seven offenses molesting boys in the 1980s and while a Celtic FC youth coach in the 1990s.[69] His court sentencing is scheduled in June 2018. This ever-widening shameful scandal rocking the United Kingdom seems to have no end.

Just like all the rest of the pedo-sports scandals, for decades nothing was ever done to stop these known maniacal predators. Identical to the serial child rapists wearing priestly garb, protected by enabling bishops, cardinals and popes, influential soccer coaches and scouts affiliated with professional Premier League teams delivering sexually abused athletes to the pros have also been shielded by club owners, club personnel and sport association executives allowing offenders to quietly drift, free to harm yet more victims, apparently protected by a complicit, asleep-at-the-wheel British Football Association (FA) as well as the thoroughly corrupt, scandal-ridden FIFA as the presiding international football governing body (see Chapter 17 on FIFA). History shows that all Olympic sports worldwide are steeped in the same global pedophilia network and child athlete sex trafficking system.

To stem blowback from the unfolding scandal, in late November 2016 UK’s Football Association launched an inquiry into many of its clubs guilty of child negligence, cover-up and obstruction of justice, promising to punish clubs in violation of laws and rules,[70] such as providing hush money in the Chelsea case to Gary Johnson. Within a few days of Woodward’s eye opening lowdown, the FA announced:

We are working closely with the police to support their lead investigations and must ensure we do not do anything to interfere with or jeopardize the criminal process.[71]

If history is repeated, the above statement in code word encryption means: “With assistance from UK law enforcement, we will do our best to seal off the truth to ensure that top tiers of the global pedophilia cabal remain protected.” If the UK Football Association is genuine, its probe will uncover the nation’s “institutional failure to protect children,”[72] the very thing it said it was committed to doing 21 years ago. But if platitudes vowing to clean up its act are anything like USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming (see Chapter 17), expect its abysmal track record as this sport’s national governing body and chief cover-upper to only continue to fail its child athletes in obedience to the elite’s globalized pedo-network.

As an aside, Chelsea FC owner since 2003 – Russian billionaire oligarch Roman Abramovich’s visa extension was delayed by the UK government in May 2018, requiring him to explain how he made his fortune prior to 2003 as, per the global cabal, London-Moscow relations have soured. So due to his visa denial, in late May Abramovich was forced to miss his Chelsea team defeat Manchester City for the FA Cup title and instead acquire Israeli citizenship having already purchased a large estate outside Tel Aviv.[73] Since Israeli citizens do not need visas for short stays in Britain, for now the mogul is forced to spend less time at his three UK mansions. Meanwhile, any actual consequence that the British FA may levy against his Chelsea FC for its illicit hush fund and its other improprieties remain to be seen.

Though mainstream media’s job is to either pretend a global child sex trafficking network doesn’t exist at all, or when another serial pedophile does get outed in the press and cannot be avoided, the across-the-board MSM scripted focus never deviates from its “lone gunman” fake news narrative, concentrating virtually all its coverage on one identified sexual monster, be it Sandusky, Nassar or Bennell as the standardized, formulaic sleight of hand strategy to distract, divert and cover-up the global elephant in the room – the planetary controllers’ pedophilia network that’s always covertly behind every tip of the iceberg scandal ever exposed. And the Barry Bennell scandal is no different.

That said, Barry Bennell’s egregious criminal record is very telling in that the global network cabal has largely been his enabling protector beginning with his earliest known pedophilia in 1972 all the way up to his 2018 death sentence. With a little less help from the power elite – royalty and other planetary kingpins that allowed him to be convicted and sent to prison on four separate occasions only to get out of jail and resume offending ad nauseam, his highly prolific, near half century crime spree to a great extent parallels the infamous Luciferian himself Sir Jimmy Savile’s, which is the main topic taken up in the next ever-revealing chapter.

In the November 2016 Guardian article we learned that Andy Woodward and hundreds of others were raped in the pervert Bennell’s home, in his car, during tournament trips and youth football camps, even at Andy’s own family home whenever the pedophile stayed overnight.[74] His mother would ask Andy why he was always so quiet but the young soccer player couldn’t reveal his shameful secret. As if this wasn’t excruciatingly insufferable enough, matters quickly turned from bad to worse when, to Andy’s horrifying chagrin, at age 14 his wickedly abusive home wrecker began dating Andy’s 16-year old sister that the monster over twice her age would soon be marrying in just two years. According to Woodward:

It was like a double whammy and he would try to abuse me sometimes even with my sister in the same house. Later, when their relationship became public, he would come round for Sunday dinner every weekend, sitting with my mum and dad and my family, laughing and joking. I was so frightened of him I just had to suffer in silence.[75]

Imagine the seething anger, dread and hatred Andy must have felt witnessing his rapist having sex with his barely legal aged sister and then watching her marry the monster in 1991:

I had to attend that wedding, standing in the church when I really wanted to rip his throat out. It was torture – that’s the only word to describe it.[76]

After enduring four long years of his traumatizing nightmare, then adding insult to injury, forced to accept the reality that his evil pedovore brother-in-law was married to his sister, all this caused the young man’s world to insidiously crumble from inside out. Despite Andy’s innate athletic skills that carried him to the professional league as a Sheffield United and Bury defender among several other teams, his concentration on the field during his decade long career from 1992 to 2002 persistently suffered and his recurring anxiety, depressive and PTSD symptoms had him injury prone, both physically and psychically. To cover up ongoing panic attacks during a game, Andy would resort to faking a physical injury.[77] By age 29, Andy Woodward’s professional career was already washed up due to the debilitating lasting effects from his chronic abuse. It wasn’t until the predatory beast was well on his way to destroying both Woodward and his family that Andy finally opened up to disclose his protracted ordeal for the first time, after receiving a knock on his door from the police in 1998.

But first let’s examine Bennell’s nine lives as a most vile career criminal within the international judicial system beginning with his first arrest a near quarter century after he began sodomizing underage boys. In 1994 while still married to Andy Woodward’s sister, Bennell was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida after sexually assaulting a 13-year old English boy attending a soccer camp and did four years in US jail for that offense.[78] The Florida police characterized the pedophile as having “almost an insatiable appetite” for brutally raping young boys.[79] With an already established child rape conviction and reputation as a voracious serial predator under his belt, in September 1997 Bennell was deported from an American prison to face more charges in 1998 back in England. That knock on Andy Woodward’s door in 1998 resulted in Andy’s anonymous testimony, along with five other Bennell victims aged 9 to 15, to once again temporarily put the pedo-fiend out of commission for a second incarceration lasting nine years.

That same year 1998, Andy’s sister left her derelict husband ending their 7-year marriage. Her tormented younger brother finally mustered up the nerve to tell his family about his dark shameful past secret. Though it came as a terrible shock for Andy’s sister and their parents to learn that Bennell sexually abused Andy and many other boys for years without their knowing, just getting the truth out and helping to send his abuser to prison where he permanently belongs had Andy Woodward playing the best soccer of his 10-year professional career.[80]

Immediately after the pedophile jailbird got out of prison in 2007, Bennell was somehow able to afford a luxury holiday in the Canary Islands where he enticed a married woman vacationing with her family to begin engaging in an extramarital affair.[81] The devastated husband of the woman he’d spent the last 20 years of his life with whom he shared their 9-year old son and 11-year old daughter maintains that once back home in England, his wife arranged a secret rendezvous with Bennell in London under the pretense of Christmas shopping. A short time later she left a note stating, “I’ve gone and won’t be coming back.” Her abandoning her family for Bennell left the kids crying under their beds and the husband suffering a massive heart attack and life-saving triple bypass operation. His now ex-wife apparently became the pedophile’s loyal living companion. And both she and the daughter continue visiting the derelict in prison, blindly insisting that he is innocent of all charges (just like the Sandusky wife and kids save one). Of course back in 2007 unaware that Bennell was a child rapist, the jilted hubby went to the press earlier this year to bitterly recall his Canary Island creepy encounter with his version of home wrecker Bennell:

He [Bennell] was there, lounging around, boasting about his money and his cars and his big house, how he’d been a football coach in the US. He was full of himself. But he only told half the story didn’t he? He forgot to mention that he was a paedophile who’d done two stints in jail. He loved sunbathing, tanning himself up, sitting round the pool, watching the kids. I’d take the kids to the beach but my wife would stay chatting with him.[82]

The husband added:

Before this we were a happy family. I never thought she would go for him. He was an old man, he wasn’t even good looking. He had this young lad with him, in his mid-20s, who he said was his career. He’d carry his bags and drive if they went out.[83]

Strange how fresh out of the joint, an aging sicko “boy lover” who keeps getting locked up for rape could afford a lavish holiday vacationing in the islands with a hired boy toy in tow making time with a soon-to-be adulterous wife… unless he was being sponsored by a larger pedo-network shielding him as in both the Sandusky and Nassar cases. Once released from prison, again like the rest of the designated pedo-monsters, every chance they get, Barry and company are at it again, allowed to continue unabated violating hundreds more victims. The pedo-system, with its revolving door policy, grants pedophiles a repeated free pass to seemingly inflict unlimited harm on society, in this case on young English soccer playing aspirants to the Premier League that betrayed both their trust and their dreams.

A third arrest was made in 2015 after charges were raised of raping a 12-year old attending a youth course in Macclesfield in 1980.[84] Yet incredibly, the now three time convicted pedophile received the lightest sentence of his 43-year old criminal career – just two years. Again, invisible protection from above seems the most plausible possible explanation considering over two decades earlier international law enforcement had already become aware of this child rapist’s “insatiable [global] appetite.” The slap on the hand and resultant little publicity generated from this 2015 case ultimately prompted an incensed Andy Woodward who’d kept his secret hidden from the public for over three decades to decide it was finally time to courageously reveal the horrible truth about his past in a mid-November 2016 Guardian interview.[85]

As if he could simply shed his skin and escape his hellish past, upon release from his third prison stint, Barry Bennell has been passing himself off as Richard Jones,[86] a nondescript name to assimilate into society if there ever was one. But as the expression goes, a pedo-leopard can never change its spots. To this day, Andy Woodward’s singular public confession opened up this never ending floodgate of thousands of British men and boys coming forth to report their own sexual trauma as youth playing athletes, similar to the Boston Globe’s 2002 scandal-breaking bombshell that exposed the Catholic Church pedophilia on a systemic industrial scale operating worldwide for many scores if not centuries.

By age 43, Andy had spent the prior decade and a half since his pro-career retirement working a dozen years in a police department while psychologically working on himself fulltime to heal the grave emotional scars that have been in his words, “the massive, horrible burden” haunting the previous 32 years of his tormented life:

I think the main reason I had to do this was because I’ve gone through hell, I’ve gone through problems with my relationships, my poor ex-wives have suffered, my children have suffered, they haven’t had the dad that they should, I’ve had nervous breakdowns. It got to the point now where I’ve had the therapy now that I felt strong enough, and it’s always been in my stomach, I knew what went on at the time, I knew how many victims have been involved in this.[87]

Though the untold damage and heavy wreckage the serial predator inflicted on Andy, his sister and parents were devastating beyond words, Andy Woodward suspected that “hundreds” (more like thousands) of other victims just like him were also suffering from decades’ worth of this enormously agonizing, life reducing hardship. And he was right. Because he was strong enough to make sufficient progress in overcoming this lifelong trauma from totally destroying his life, he knew he had to divulge, educate and alert the public of this endemic cancer that has spread throughout both his and his homeland’s beloved sport. For his own salvation and the salvation of so many others struggling with these chronic crippling effects of childhood sexual abuse, from his own harrowing perspective, Andy had to lay bare this scourge of pedophilia. In his words:

Only now, at the age of 43, I feel I can actually live without that secret and that massive, horrible burden. I want to get it out and give other people an opportunity to do the same. I want to give people strength. I survived it. I lost my career, which was a massive thing for me, but I’m still here. I came through the other side. Other people can have that strength.[88]

Instinctively the parasitic vultures always know who the most vulnerable, defenseless kids are to hone in and prey on. From the quiet one himself:

He would always pick the soft ones with the quiet parents who were less likely to challenge him.[89] I was soft-natured, too, and it was the softer, weaker boys Bennell targeted.[90]

On at least ten occasions a suicidal Andy Woodward was on the verge of killing himself by hanging, carbon monoxide, pills, you name it.[91] But he was lucky, the overwhelming despair and pain experienced by likely victims of the sadistic sodomizer proved too much to bear for at least four identified former Bennell players.[92] The most celebrated was the Welsh star and Wales national manager Gary Speed who hung himself at the age of 42 in 2011.

Along with suicide, alcohol and drug addiction as unhealthy coping mechanisms for self-medicating the psychic pain, anxiety, depression, recurring flashbacks and nightmares are commonplace symptoms lingering even years and decades after the abuse. In so many cases for victims, it’s a lifelong condition that shortens life by an average of twenty years.[93]

Andy Woodward boldly going public with the horrors that Bennell perpetrated on him was the crack in the wall that ultimately broke this scandalous UK dike as hundreds of victims began calling the established national helpline and local police stations to reveal the pedophilic crimes of not just Bennell as the MSM designated monster but hundreds of other monster coaches, scouts and football personnel. As of February 2018, during the ensuing 15 months since Andy Woodward’s Guardian interview, 293 other suspects (besides Bennell) have been identified.[94] Within 13 months of the interview, 839 victims have emerged reporting 2,094 incidents involving 334 different clubs. We know that many more sexually abused males are far less apt to report incidents than those who do, so it’s safe to accurately conclude that, like the devil-incarnate from the entertainment field Jimmy Savile, this devil-incarnate from the sports field also brutally assaulted children well into the thousands. With Bennell just one sexual predator amongst thousands, and likely millions worldwide, each abusing a number of victims, and today we currently face the plague of the ages that all of us must reckon with and fight against. No exaggeration, it’s literally life or death time for humanity.

Andy Woodward’s confession outed one of the most prolific serial pedophiles in UK history (perhaps right behind Jimmy Savile), triggering the largest police investigation into sexual abuse in Great Britain’s history.[95] Pedophilia saturating United Kingdom soccer as well as its government, entertainment, and aristocracy class is unparalleled, unprecedented, and on an industrial scale. But outside the victims, the perps, and other insiders within the sport, until recently no one actually knew just how colossal this epidemic really is. And this is just in one sport in one nation alone, albeit the pedophilia epicenter of the entire earth.

But pedophilia scandals in youth football are not just limited to the British alone. A current child sex abuse ring has been discovered within the world’s most popular sport in Brazil, where in April 2018 Andy Woodward was invited as a consultant to assist in combatting that nation’s enormous pedo-epidemic.[96] Also in neighboring Argentina a pedophilia scandal is now growing in soccer as well as other Olympic club sports.[97] Clearly the worldwide pedophilia network has long been tapped into and exploiting the seemingly unlimited source of 45 million kids in the US alone playing organized sports.[98] And as of 2007, 22 million registered youth worldwide are playing soccer alone,[99] offering an ever-expanding pool of potential victims to the evil ones.

Because after November 16, 2016, 86 more Barry Bennell victims joined Andy Woodward admitting he violated and destroyed their childhood innocence as well,[100] days later Liverpool Crown Court was compelled to re-charge the pedophilic scout-coach with yet more sex abuse crimes committed against a dozen young boys between the ages of 8 and 15 from 1979 to 1991 from the Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra clubs alone. The five and a half week trial in January and February 2018 led to Bennell’s fourth conviction, this time on 50 counts carrying a sentence of 31 more years behind bars, placing the current 64-year old in prison until age 95.[101] And having undergone cancer of the tongue already, like Sandusky and Nassar in America, Bennell will die in prison.

In a parallel process with the Nassar court, last February intense, emotional impact statements were heard in Liverpool Crown Court from a half dozen of Bennell’s victims confronting their rapist during his sentencing hearing. Former Manchester City youth player Chris Unsworth stated that as an adult he was compelled to undergo vasectomy surgery due to the chronic abuse carried out over a hundred times by perpetrator Bennell, leaving Chris with an “overwhelming fear” he could never protect any children he may have from predators like his former coach:

I could not risk the same horrendous abuse happening to them.[102]

When Judge Clement Goldstone QC sentenced Bennell to 31 years, he described the monster as “sheer evil”:

To those boys you appeared as a god… in reality you were the devil incarnate. You stole their childhoods and their innocence.[103]

Outside court a vindicated Andy Woodward commented:

No sentence is long enough for that man and right to the death he didn’t show any remorse or say sorry to anyone. I’m proud that I did speak out. If I hadn’t have done, we all wouldn’t be stood here now today.[104]

Due to the sheer volume of Bennell victims, over seven times the dozen that legally put him away for the next three decades, the 17 still ongoing police investigations may result in Bennell’s further prosecution. Scores of his abuse victims are also rightfully filing civil suits against Crewe, Manchester City and numerous other clubs for knowingly harboring serial pedophiles in addition to suits being brought against the UK Football Association as the full criminal culpability and criminality of the larger pedo-network get uncovered. It’s no accident earlier this year that gymnastics victims in America and soccer victims in the United Kingdom have been simultaneously fighting back through their respective justice systems. Finally, the pedophilia crime cabal is reckoning with its Achilles heel and is on the run, desperately using its MSM propaganda machine to squelch and deny the truth. But at this point in history, unlike all the time prior on this earth, the truth will not and cannot be stopped.

As in every other pedophilia scandal to date, overwhelming evidence exists indicating that for years the larger pedo-system was in place not only operating to protect the UK’s soccer scandal’s designated monster but also his peers and their higher-ups in this now familiar Luciferian food chain. It confirms the deeper truth behind every pedo-scandal spanning every sport and beyond – that in every instance the elite power structure that runs this world isn’t just a complicit enabler, it is the very source of this planet’s current pedophilia plague inflicting untold damage to every tentacled corner of the globe.

In November 2016 just as America’s pre-election Pizzagate scandal was reaching fever pitch exposing the Clinton-Podesta-Obama connection to Washington DC’s major child sex trafficking ring, the courageous Andy Woodward became the first professional footballer to come out of the skeleton-filled pedo-closet unveiling the rampant scourge long infesting the most prized British sport of all. Despite their life-altering sexual trauma, heroic victim-turned-survivors like Andy Woodward, as well as Makayla Maroney and Jennifer Raisman from US Gymnastics, manage to achieve ultimate success and fame in their chosen sports, then bravely go public with their shocking dark secrets, thus becoming the empowering voice of millions of abused children worldwide, irreparably harmed and even murdered by the Luciferian killing machine. These courageous souls and all victims who bravely report the ugly truth at great peril to themselves should all be exalted as our modern day heroes.

Joining the growing number of voices for justice last February outside the Liverpool courtroom facing the press were three of Bennell’s victims from an organization called Offside Trust, started by ex-professional players in November 2016 that serves to end abuse in sports while supporting victims of child abuse. Steve Walters, Mickey Fallon and Chris Unsworth read their statements aloud. The following impassioned passage was delivered by Chris:

Our justice is your justice, your suffering is our suffering. We stand together and together we have this message to all those who abuse children or turned a blind eye or cover up child sex abuse – your time is up. Our case was about abuse that took place decades ago but child sex abuse is happening today and it is destroying lives. Families are wrecked, relationships are poisoned and some wounds can never be healed. But from this tragedy there is hope. The healing journey of survivors is a difficult road, but one we no longer walk alone. Thanks to organizations like the Offside Trust, survivors are supported. Unspoken truths and frightened whispers have turned into powerful voices.[105]

Though the earth is endemically controlled by sub-human pedovores atop the food chain, nowhere is it more deeply rooted than at its very epicenter – the United Kingdom, where Lucifer’s hold in Freemasonry and the occult has secretly flourished for many centuries. And no other pedo-scandal connects the demonic dots more illustratively and empirically than the Jimmy Savile case covered fully in the next chapter.


[1] Daniel Taylor, “Barry Bennell Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Youth Footballers,” The Guardian, February 13, 2018,

[2] David Conn, “Premier League Remains World’s Richest Courtesy of Huge TV Revenue Growth,” The Guardian, July 12, 2017,

[3] Jack Kenmare, “The Most Watched League in European Football Revealed,” Sport Bible, January 17, 2018,

[4] Sara Kamouni, “Pedophile Football Coach Barry Bennell Worked in a Children’s Home for Two Years – as new Victim Reveals Pinball Machine and Hardcore Porn in Predator’s Lair,” The Sun, November 27, 2016,

[5] Nicholas Watt and Patrick Wintour, “Children’s Homes were a ‘Supply Line’ for Paedophiles, says Ex-Minister,” The Guardian, July 8, 2014,

[6] Harriet Agerholm, “Bodies of Hundreds of Children ‘Buried in Mass Grave in Lanarkshire,’” Independent, September 10, 2017,

[7] Josh Halliday, Katharine Viner and Lisa O’Carroll, Jimmy Savile Linked with Haut de la Garenne Children’s Home Scandal,” The Guardian, October 9, 2012,

[8] Matthew Weaver, “The Main Allegations against Ted Heath,” The Guardian, October 5, 2017,

[9] Nico Hines, “How Thatcher’s Government Covered up a VIP Pedophile Ring,” The Guardian, March 6, 2015,

[10] Brandon Turbeville, “The Prince and the Pedophile: Charles’ Connections to Pedophilia Networks,” Activist Post, November 16, 2012,

[11] Sara Kamouni,

[12] Sara Kamouni,

[13] Richard Moriarty and Annabel Howard, “Ex-Player Reveals Fears he was first Victim of Paedo Footie Coach as he Claims Sex Beast Barry Bennell Abused him as a Schoolboy Aged 13,” The Sun, November 27, 2016,

[14] Katrin Bennhold, “Child Sexual Abuse Rocks U.K. Soccer,” The New York Times, December 13, 2016,

[15] Katrin Bennhold,

[16] Daniel Taylor, “Barry Bennell Abused Boys Hundreds of Times, Court told,” The Guardian, January 9, 2018,

[17] Jeremy Armstrong, Patrick Hill and Phil Cardy, “Pedophile Barry Bennell’s Lair was full of Bunkbeds and Hardcore Porn, Reveals new Victim of Football ex Abuse Scandal,” Mirror, November 26, 2016,

[18] Daniel Taylor, “Football Coach Barry Bennell had three Boys in Bed at once, Trial told,” The Guardian, January 10, 2018,

[19] Daniel Taylor, “Barry Bennell Abused Boys in Remote ‘Haunted House,’ Court told, The Guardian, January 11, 2018,

[20] “Football Sex Abuse: Who is Barry Bennell?’ BBC, February 15, 2018,

[21] Daniel Taylor,

[22] Glenda Cooper, “Boy Soccer Players being put at Risk,” Independent, January 23, 1997,

[23] Glenda Cooper,

[24] Glenda Cooper,

[25] Katrin Bennhold,

[26] Katrin Bennhold,

[27] Daniel Taylor,

[28] Daniel Taylor,

[29] Daniel Taylor, “Manchester City ‘Ignored Warnings’ and kept Barry Bennell in Youth set-up,” The Guardian, February 15, 2018,

[30] Martyn Ziegler, “Crewe were called ‘the Paedophile Club,’” The Times, February 17, 2018,

[31] Daniel Taylor,

[32] Daniel Taylor,

[33] Daniel Taylor,

[34] Daniel Taylor, “Crewe were Warned about Barry Bennell but he Stayed on, says Former Board Member,” The Guardian, November 25, 2016,

[35] James Drucker, “Crewe ‘Burying Heads in Sand’ after Reneging on Promise to Conduct Independent Inquiry on Barry Bennell’s Crimes,” The Telegraph, March 2, 2018,

[36] James Drucker,

[37] Daniel Taylor,

[38] John Richardson, “Dario Gradi Emerges from 14-Month Exile after Links to Paedo Coach Barry Bennell and gets Standing Ovation at Club Event,” Mirror, March 3, 2018,

[39] Vikram Dodd and Steven Forrest, “Ted Heath would have been Questioned over Abuse Claims, Police say,” The Guardian, October 5, 2017,

[40] Ian Gallagher, “’He simply got carried away’: How Chelsea explained away the Vile Actions of their Paedophile Scout… according to the Brave Boy, 15, who Alerted them 40 Years ago,” Daily Mail, December 18, 2016,

[41] Ian Gallagher,

[42] Richard Spillett, Mike Keegan, Ian Herbert and Adam Crafton, “Barry Bennell ‘Swapped Victims with other Paedophiles’ in 20-year Reign of Abuse that saw him Prey on up to 114 Young Footballers by ‘Grooming them with Trips to Man Utd’s Training Ground,’” Daily Mail, February 15, 2018,

[43] Eleanor Barlow, “Crewe Boss Dario Gradi ‘let Boys to Stay at Coach’s House,’” Mirror, January 19, 2018,

[44] James Drucker,

[45] Matt Lawton, “Chelsea Paid £50,000 to Eddie Heath Sex Abuse Victim Gary Johnson as FA Promise Crackdown on Clubs,” Daily Mail, December 2, 2016,

[46] Matt Lawton,

[47] Robert Mendrick, “Chelsea Chief Scout Accused of Child Sex Abuse once Trained Barry Bennell, it Emerges,” The Telegraph, November 30, 2016,

[48] James Drucker, “Crewe’s Refusal to Conduct Internal Barry Bennell Inquiry is ‘Totally Unacceptable,’ says Damian Collins,” The Telegraph, March 14, 2018,

[49] John Richardson,

[50] Matt Payton, “Football Sex Abuse Scandal: Crewe Alexandra ‘had been Warned about Coach Barry Bennell,’” Independent, November 26, 2016,

[51] David Taylor,

[52] Ian Herbert, “Barry Bennell: Convicted Paedophile Worked with at least four Professional Clubs,” Independent, November 25, 2016,

[53] Daniel Taylor, “Barry Bennell: The Predatory Pied Piper who made Stars and Shattered Lives,” The Guardian, February 15, 2018,

[54] Richard Spillett, Mike Keegan, Ian Herbert and Adam Crafton,

[55] Paul Byrne, “Victim of Vile Barry Bennell says Pervert Passed him on to Paedophile Pal,” Mirror, February 16, 2018,

[56] Jack Gaughan and Adam Crafton, “Former Youth Coach Frank Roper Accused of Abusing 31 Young Players,” Daily Mail, August 18, 2017,

[57] Paul Byrne,

[58] Richard Spillett, Mike Keegan, Ian Herbert and Adam Crafton, “Barry Bennell Passed me on to another Paedophile Football Coach who also Molested me, Claims Victim,” Daily Mail, February 17, 2018,

[59] Jeremy Armstrong, “Paul Stewart: I was Abused by Coach who Threatened to Kill my Family if I told,” Mirror, November 27, 2016,

[60] Jeremy Armstrong,

[61] Phil Cardy, “Victim of Paedophile Football Coach told Police about Monster 13 Years ago – but Nothing was done,” Mirror, December 31, 2016,

[62] “Bob Higgins Trial: Coach Abused Teen Twice a Week,” BBC, June 1, 2018,

[63] Steven Morris, “Alan Shearer was Close to Coach Accused of Abusing Boys, Court told,” The Guardian, June 14, 2018,

[64] Matt Lawton,

[65] “Hearing about Bennell Victim’s Ordeal ‘Inspired Player to Speak out about Abuse,’” The Free Press, June 14, 2018,

[66] David Conn, “Newcastle United Accused of a Cover-up in 1990s by Sex Abuse Victim Derek Bell,” The Guardian, December 1, 2016,

[67] David Conn, “Ex-Newcastle Manager did not take Action on Abuse Claims right away,” The Guardian, June 18, 2018,

[68] David Conn,

[69] “Wishaw Youth Football Coach and ex Celtic Kitman Admits Child Sex Offences,” Daily Record, May 22, 2018,

[70] Martin Domin, “FA sets up an Internal Inquiry into Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Football,” Mirror, November 27, 2016,

[71] Martin Domin,

[72] Martin Domin,

[73] “Russian Oligarch Abramovich Takes Israeli Citizenship: Report,” Moscow Times, May 29, 2018,

[74] Katrin Bennhold,

[75] Daniel Taylor, “Andy Woodward: ‘It was the Softer, Weaker Boys he Targeted,” The Guardian, November 16, 2016,

[76] Daniel Taylor,

[77] Daniel Taylor,

[78] Dan Warburton and Phil Cardy, “’My Wife Ran off with Football Paedophile Barry Bennell – and Took my Children with her,’” Mirror, February 24, 2018,

[79] James Masters and Milena Vaselinovic, “Barry Bennell: 31 Years in Jail for Soccer’s ‘Devil Incarnate,’” CNN, February 20, 2018,

[80] Daniel Taylor,

[81] Dan Warburton and Phil Cardy,

[82] Dan Warburton and Phil Cardy,


[84] Rhiannon Hilton, “Former Crewe Alex Coach Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse,” Crewe Chronicle, May 11, 2015,

[85] Daniel Taylor,

[86] Daniel Taylor,

[87] Martin Domin,

[88] Daniel Taylor,

[89] Katrin Bennhold, “Child Sexual Abuse Rocks U.K. Soccer,” The New York Times, December 13, 2016,

[90] Daniel Taylor,

[91] Daniel Taylor,

[92] Patrick Sawer, “Gary Speed was one of Four Men Coached by Barry Bennell who went on to take their own Lives, Court told,” The Telegraph, January 17, 2018,

[93] Carina Storrs, “Is Life Expectancy Reduced by a Traumatic Childhood?” Scientific American, October 7, 2009,

[94] Daniel Taylor,

[95] Daniel Taylor, Joseph Pierce, Josh Toussaint-Strauss and Ryan Baxter, Barry Bennell: Unmasking of Football Paedophile who Ruined Young Lives – Video Explainer,“ The Guardian, February 15, 2018,

[96] Sally Lockwood, “Child Abuse Scandal Reaches Top of Brazilian Football,” Sky News, April 29, 2018,

[97] “Argentina’s Child Sex Abuse Scandal Widens in Youth Sport,” Telesur, April 4, 2018,

[98] Jay Atkinson, “How Parents are Ruining Youth Sports,” Boston Globe, May 4, 2014,

[99] Matthias Kunz, “265 Million Playing Football,” FIFA Magazine,, July 1, 2007,

[100] Dan Kay, “Scores more Victims come forward as Barry Bennell Convicted of further Offences,” Liverpool Echo, February 15, 2018,

[101] John Harrison, “’Devil Incarnate’ Barry Bennell Sentenced to 31 Years,” BBC, February 19, 2018,

[102] John Harrison, “Barry Bennell Sentencing: Victims Speak of Ruined Lives,” BBC, February 19, 2018,

[103] John Harrison,

[104] John Harrison,

[105] Richard Spillett, Mike Keegan, Ian Herbert and Adam Crafton,