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.
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 ?.
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 .
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.
You're welcome, Ian! I'm glad I could help out.
Not at all, Ian!
You're welcome, Ian!
Football legend, Sean Gilbert distracted by Beyoncé while arm wrestling. Hilarious! 75 sec. http://youtu.be/f9rBuY3qOko
Hey, how do you become a writer here on B/R?
You're welcome, Ian!