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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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  • Tom Sunderland posted 3 hours ago

    Tom Sunderland

    Ha! If only, I think "Tonga" is actually part of his name! http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/player/98265.html

  • Tom Sunderland posted 5 days ago

    Tom Sunderland

    Hey Ian, cheers for the Best XV edit. Yeah, players can be released for club commitments, but it's rare for top players, so apologies for the wording. Halaifonua's Gloucester profile read Tonga, so I went with that: http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/rugby/squad/squads_gloucester_first_xv.php?player=114671&includeref=dynamic - but I think your edit is all good! Thanks again

  • Scott Polacek posted 17 days ago

    Scott Polacek

    Thanks for the edits, Ian. Always appreciated.

  • Blair Newman posted 19 days ago

    Blair Newman

    Cheers for your edits on my Milan/Fiorentina post-match piece, Ian. I'm still not fully convinced - Milan's main struggle is always seemingly against more defensive, weaker sides. In that sense next week's trip to Empoli may give a better indication of exactly where they are at!

  • Thomas Cooper posted 24 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Tottenham/Leicester preview, Ian. The original "trilogy" sentence was actually as intended. But I've amended the following line now with a reference to August's 1-1 draw to make that clearer.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 25 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Berahino article today, Ian.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 38 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for looking over my Tottenham piece today, Ian. I'd forgotten about 'Hot Shot Tottenham' until I started writing this up. Considering it's been stuck in my head since then I kind of wish that had stayed the case!

  • Thomas Cooper posted 39 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Spurs article today, Ian.

  • Blair Newman posted 44 days ago

    Blair Newman

    Hi Ian, thanks for your editing work on my Milan slider today. Have a good Christmas!

  • Thomas Cooper posted 46 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Tottenham article today, Ian.

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