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I am an experienced sports journalist, based in the wonderful city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom - home of The Beatles, two cathedrals, exquisite architecture and two of the biggest teams in world soccer.

I have been fortunate enough to work for some of the biggest media outlets in the UK, including the Press Association, Trinity Mirror and News International.

And I have interviewed high-profile sporting figures such as David Beckham, Mike Tyson, Johan Cruyff and Sir Alex Ferguson during my career.

I am an Everton fan but appreciate the joy and beauty of soccer played by all great teams and players.

Most recently, I covered football and powerlifting at London 2012 for the Olympic and Paralympic News Service.

Now I'm delighted to join the Bleacher Report team as a sports writer and looking forward to communicating with fellow supporters and new soccer fans from across the globe.

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  • Rincewind Rjinswand posted 9 days ago

    Rincewind Rjinswand

    Hey Ian,

    On the topic of my comment regarding a MOTM prediction in the previews for upcoming matches, I wanted to add this to reply to your reply. However, since B/R's comment system seems to periodically hide comments from view, I thought I could post it here as well to be sure someone saw it.

    I understand the reasoning behind predicting the first goalscorer and why MOTMs can be difficult to officially determine, but I don't see why it would be necessary to have the MOTM verified after the fact. It would just be a prediction, and could even be made on the side to the first goalscorer thing and not count towards the competition. I just think it would provide an interesting look into how B/R's analysts believe that a game will unfold and who the key figures will be, which would in my opinion make the preview of the matches a bit more interesting.

  • Glen Danquah posted 38 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    You're welcome, Ian! I'm glad I could help out.

  • Cal Gildart posted 87 days ago

    Cal Gildart

    NP, Ian.

  • Glen Danquah posted 95 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    Not at all, Ian!

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 116 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Ian!

  • Tom Iselin posted 119 days ago

    Tom Iselin

    Football legend, Sean Gilbert distracted by Beyoncé while arm wrestling. Hilarious! 75 sec. http://youtu.be/f9rBuY3qOko

  • Atlanta Hawks Fan posted 124 days ago

    Atlanta Hawks Fan

    Hey, how do you become a writer here on B/R?

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 127 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    You're welcome, Ian!

  • Cal Gildart posted 150 days ago

    Cal Gildart

    No problem, Ian! I'll bear that in mind for future articles. Chelsea were also referred to as the Blues in the piece and I don't think anyone has referred to them as the Pensioners since the '50s haha. Nice one.

  • Susan Turek posted 167 days ago

    Susan Turek

    You're welcome, Ian!

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