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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 12 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on today's piece, Ian.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 13 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    You might be right about that point at WHL coming in handy if the table stays as close as it is at the moment. Early days, of course, but everyone seems to be beating up on each other right now.

  • Thomas Cooper posted 18 days ago

    Thomas Cooper

    Thanks for the edits on my Tottenham piece today, Ian. I hope you are well.

  • Danielle Jones posted 186 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 363 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 363 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 392 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 421 days ago

    Glen Danquah

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

  • Cal Gildart posted 470 days ago

    Cal Gildart

    NP, Ian.

  • Glen Danquah posted 477 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    Not at all, Ian!