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A part-time writer, but full-time sports fan. Having been brought up in the UK I have lived in the US, Australia and now in Dublin, Ireland...but no matter where I've been I've always followed sports!

My first career choice was athlete, but despite trying to make it as a soccer, cricket and hockey player I failed at all, so I became a coach, later qualifying as a high school physical education teacher. I currently play cricket and gaelic football, as well as taking part in long distance triathlon and running events.

Sports writing came along as a natural way to 'vent' my interest in sports, and I was lucky enough to undertake a b/r internship and become a Featured Columnist. Unfortunately work and time zones got in the way and I stood down. I now write when I can at b/r, as well as for Red and White Lite and Seventy3 magazines in the UK. My first book is also out in September 2013, 'Magic Carpet Ride- The Story of Niall Quinn's Time at Sunderland' is an exciting project featuring several authors.

Any questions or constructive criticisms then please get in touch.

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  • Charlie Melman posted 870 days ago

    Charlie Melman

    Incredible. 400,000 reads from one single article. I have no idea how you got (and are continuing to be) so damn lucky.

  • Boot Leg posted 884 days ago

    Boot Leg

    How dare you qualify stadiums you haven't been ever...you never even been to the UK and have the cheek to qualify our stadiums ???
    Disgraceful !!!

  • Pradeep Kumar posted 886 days ago

    Pradeep Kumar

    Hey Chris,

    Please check out my new article..

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1058704-why-martin-skrtel-has-been-liverpools-most-improved-player-this-season

    Thank You!

  • Chris Siddell posted 935 days ago

    Chris Siddell

    Hi Tommy. I just want to clarify that the article I have written about Luis Suarez is based on the outcome of a two day investigation carried out by an Independent Regulatory Commission. That investigation not only had enough basis to charge Suarez and bring him to a hearing, but then had a two day hearing, the outcome of which was that he was guilty.

    This is the evidence for my claim that he has acted in a racist manner. In my opinion the article does not make any bold or unfounded claims about Suarez and his actions. It simply reacts to the outcome of an investigation.

    Hope that this makes sense to you.

  • Tommy Riordan posted 936 days ago

    Tommy Riordan

    Holy shit! Now listen I usually enjoy the Bleacher Report, but you must be the without a doubt dumbest person to make an article where you without ANY EVIDENCE justifies Suarez 8 match ban and furthermore calls Liverpool racists. I mean how freaking one-sided and dumb are you my good sir? I'll ignore all your articles from now on. Hopefully the Bleacher Report has better writes than you. HOLY SHIT! You ignorant toll!

    I'm usually calm and collected, but I can't stand people like you. Get your facts straight before you throw around with accusations. DAMN you toll, you ruined the Bleacher Report!

  • Tommy Riordan posted 936 days ago

    Tommy Riordan

    Holy shit! Now listen I usually enjoy the Bleacher Report, but you must be the without a doubt dumbest person to make an article where you without ANY EVIDENCE justifies Suarez 8 match ban and furthermore calls Liverpool racists. I mean how freaking one-sided and dumb are you might good sir? I'll ignore all your articles from now on. Hopefully the Bleacher Report has better writes than you. HOLY SHIT! You ignorant toll!

  • Mick Hettrick posted 941 days ago

    Mick Hettrick

    Hey, I rarely say anything like this, but I was disapointed to see that your list of women's soccer stars didn't have the toughest and one of the most skilled players in the game: Christine Sinclair. She broke her bloody nose and yet came back and scored off a beautiful rocket of a free kick against Germany in the World Cup this year. If you want a male equivilent, how about C. Ronaldo? Constantly being harassed and at the end of bad tackles, and yet he still dominates games and scores glorious free kicks.

    Anyhoo, I thought I'd share that one. On a different note, I loved the article about the pressures on the managers in England. Good read.

  • Peter Daly posted 971 days ago

    Peter Daly

    Sorry only saw that comment you made on my wall there. No worries. I enjoy a good discussion where 2 people can debate a matter without getting personal and obscene. Keep up the good work and I look forward to sparing with you again in the near future.

  • Andreas posted 992 days ago

    Andreas

    Most welcome and thanks for your reply. Good luck with the internship

  • Tyler Collison posted 1055 days ago

    Tyler Collison

    No worries. It was a great article; didn't need much.

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