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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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  • Thomas Cooper posted 3 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Not the only team anymore! A bit of unintentional jinxing on your part, Ian. Despite yesterday's result Everton are looking in good shape. I'll be interested to see the job Koeman does moving forward.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 6 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

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

  • Blair Newman posted 7 days ago

    Blair Newman

    Thanks for the edits on my Milan piece today, Ian. Much appreciated!

  • Thomas Cooper posted 42 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Tottenham article today, Ian. As for the word count I've been asked to write in-depth pieces upward of 1200 words now, hence why it is so long.

  • Scott Polacek posted 62 days ago

    Scott Polacek

    Thanks for looking at my piece, Ian. Admittedly not a big soccer guy, so that was really helpful.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 68 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Ha! We shall see. There have been some good battles between Koeman and Pochettino sides these last couple of years so I'm looking forward to this latest one.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 71 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Tottenham article today, Ian. I hope you're well.

  • Tom Sunderland posted 72 days ago

    Tom Sunderland

    Hey Ian, I wasn't actually sure on whether the Irish Independent was still in circulation or whether it was the same as the Independent. Cheers for clearing up!

  • Tom Sunderland posted 85 days ago

    Tom Sunderland

    Hey Ian, cheers for the edit. I left Asano out just because I was referring to more experienced, senior players at the time. Just let me know if you think it should be added!

  • Tom Sunderland posted 99 days ago

    Tom Sunderland

    Thanks for the Coleman catch, Ian, I was getting his playing days at Swansea mixed up - apologies. Cheers again!