Sean Butters

Sean Butters

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Having completed his NCTJ Diploma in June 2014 following a BA Hons in Media Writing, Sean is now freelancing for UK sports news agency Sportsbeat. He is from, and recently moved back to, a town near Manchester called Chester.

He is an avid fan of a club that he will not name for fear of being ostracised by rival fans, and has been told on many occasions that he devotes too much time to football, mainly by people whom he believes to be chemically imbalanced.

He enjoys heated debate on football, among less important subjects such as other sports and politics, and welcomes any constructive criticism or praise that you might have concerning his articles. Comments of an ignorant nature shall be ignored.

His other hobbies include writing a novel, reading other people's novels, losing money at poker and expressing his subjective and occasionally objective opinions. If so inclined, you can read about his latest exploits by following him on twitter @shbgetreal or take a look at

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  • Scott Burns posted 756 days ago

    Scott Burns

    Hi Sean

    No problem, enjoyed reading your work so far, I'll keep an eye out for more.


  • Dan Riaz posted 800 days ago

    Dan Riaz

    I saw you come up at the United section, and noticed I hadnt seen your name come up before. So I thought Id say hello :) Its nice to meet you Sean! Good to have another writer on here :)

    I think you should take a look at these other writers :) They're my fav footy writers :) Maybe you can say hello? (best tactical analysis EVER) (he doesnt talk on boards) (this guy should be a scout!) (COMEDIAN!)

    And Im glad you liked my profile :D It took me a while to write the bio. But it paid off :) Alot of people have done similar stuff in jazzing up their bio's now :) But thank you :D

  • Dan Riaz posted 801 days ago

    Dan Riaz

    Hey Sean. I know this is a little bit late but... welcome to BR :)

  • Will Tidey posted 834 days ago

    Will Tidey

    Thanks for the note Sean, hope you enjoy the book! Be interested to hear your thoughts on it.

  • Will Leivenberg posted 837 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    Thanks for following up, Sean, and for the kind words. Keep at it with basketball, definitely a sport where the news and storylines never stop. I'd suggest following a B/R writer named Josh Martin, he's my favorite. Really terrific writing.

    Thanks again and I hope all is well.

  • Will Leivenberg posted 849 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    Thanks for becoming a fan, Sean! How are you liking B/R? I've really enjoyed your writing, especially as I try and learn more about world futbol. I grew up with some of the more American sports like baseball and basketball, but love futbol. Keep up the great work and if you have any questions or suggestions for the site I hope you won't hesitate to contact me. Thanks again