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I have been a football and cricket journalist since 1999, working for the likes of the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, PA, Uefa.com, Goal.com, ESPN, theFA.com and many other media organisations, covering the European and world game, with particular attention on top-flight English football.

I have a deep interest and passion for the European Cup, and have either attended, covered or watched every World Cup and European Championship finals since 1986, while I am also a Liverpool fan.

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  • Leo Collis posted 2 days ago

    Leo Collis

    Hi, Richard. No problem! For some reason, it read "Boaten" rather than "Boateng." Strange that it wasn't present in the original? I wonder what happened there? Cheers!

  • Jyotsna Ramachandran posted 245 days ago

    Jyotsna Ramachandran

    Hi Richard, we are looking for guest bloogers for our cricket website http://www.cricanalysis.com. Do let us know if you can contribute articles. Thanks!

  • Kunal Bhandari posted 254 days ago

    Kunal Bhandari

    So in 2012, messi was not only top scorer in liga, CL, and in all competitions but he broke the record for most gols ever in a calender year. Yet some thought ronaldo should have won it because he inspired madrid to the liga title, while messi only won CDR. So following that logic, we can all agree that messi is more deserving of this years balon since he inspired barca to the title while ronaldo win 0 trophies

  • gilligan mcg posted 255 days ago

    gilligan mcg

    about george weah:

    "However, still a slightly odd winner though, with the Liberian claiming just a domestic cup double with Paris Saint-Germain in 1995 to see off Bayern Munich striker Jurgen Klinsmann in second place."

    ...and what does this have to do with anything? yes, traditionally the winner has been on a successful team but that's not a requirement by any means. sometimes the best player isn't on the best, or even a good, team. this is terrible logic. especially considering Bayern won nothing that year, which contradicts the original point anyway

  • fulltimedevils fan posted 278 days ago

    fulltimedevils  fan

    Stop writing United articles you idiot.

  • Ben Geza posted 278 days ago

    Ben Geza

    Hi there...Good article -Potential Successors to David Moyes at Manchester United-...your genius... i love it!

  • celtic bhoy posted 304 days ago

    celtic bhoy

    If your article "The 10 Best Dribblers in the Premier League" is based solely on the number of successful dribbles per game, you should probably rename it "The 10 Most Successful Dribblers in the Premier League" in the name of accuracy. But hey, why be accurate when you can give it a misleading title to get more clicks, right? Hack.

  • real madrid posted 316 days ago

    real  madrid

    stop criticising people

  • cj hef posted 317 days ago

    cj hef

    in your article about arteta vs carrick you write:

    "The former Liverpool and England international thought that it was Arteta who should have been named man of the match against his old team following an eye-catching display patrolling in front of the home team’s back four, with the 31-year-old also playing a key role in his side’s vital opening goal. Speaking after the game on Sky Sports, Redknapp said:

    Arteta's role today was a different class and if you compare that to what Lucas - who never really covered the ground and the areas that he needed to - did for Liverpool, he was spot on."

    arteta never played for liverpool. he played for everton. same city. different club. come on mate, that's just lazy journalism

  • Riyan posted 350 days ago

    Riyan

    Hi there!

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