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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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  • Danielle Jones posted 155 days ago

    Danielle Jones

    I just want to say that Kentucky may win because coach Cal is very good at paying for a great team. He has been paying players for years and I know first hand of someone he paid. Stephen Saine has written a tell all book about how he was paid by Calipari for the use of a player. If you don't believe me.get a copy of FLAGRWNT FOULS on

  • Ricardo Estupinan posted 332 days ago

    Ricardo Estupinan

    Ian , I just hope that you , as a good English man would refer to the beautiful game by it's real name , FOOTBALL , at least from time to time .
    What are your thoughts on the great Manchester United ?, and in the new coach Van Gall ?,
    will they regain their place in the Premier League ?.

  • Ricardo Estupinan posted 332 days ago

    Ricardo Estupinan

    This is great ! , please I would like to read your comments about the New York Red Bulls . I leaved in New York all my life and they were my favorite team , of course . Not any more , It is a shame that a city like NYC , with a magnificent Stadium , and great fans , have to put up with a team like the one they have today .

  • Rincewind Rjinswand posted 360 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 389 days ago

    Glen Danquah

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

  • Cal Gildart posted 438 days ago

    Cal Gildart

    NP, Ian.

  • Glen Danquah posted 446 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    Not at all, Ian!

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 467 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Ian!

  • Tom Iselin posted 470 days ago

    Tom Iselin

    Football legend, Sean Gilbert distracted by Beyoncé while arm wrestling. Hilarious! 75 sec.

  • Atlanta Hawks Fan posted 476 days ago

    Atlanta Hawks Fan

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