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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,,, ESPN, 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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  • Curtis Waterbury posted 1142 days ago

    Curtis Waterbury

    RE: 20 amazing long-range golazos - unless I missed it, not sure why you didn't include Danny Rose's cracker against Arsenal. Granted, there aren't many quality versions available, but it's a stunner. I was watching that game when it happened and about lost my mind. Not only an amazing shot but against a big rival AND on his prem debut, no less!

  • Glen Danquah posted 1154 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    No worries, Richard. I've heard there were some little issues with the site earlier today—sorry you had to go in and make the changes yourself! Thanks for letting me know.

  • Dave Kuhn posted 1158 days ago

    Dave Kuhn

    Just curious, how is it that the Bundesliga is SO criminally overlooked in much of these B/R writeups. You did a "best dribblers" list and didn't include Julian Draxler (who was second in all of Europe behind Ribery with like 6 dribbles per game 2 seasons ago) or Mario Goetze who was also one of the top in the Bundesliga and Europe last season?

  • Leo Collis posted 1163 days ago

    Leo Collis

    No problem, Richard! Thanks for the continued hard work.

  • Leo Collis posted 1184 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 1427 days ago

    Jyotsna Ramachandran

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

  • Kunal Bhandari posted 1436 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 1437 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 1460 days ago

    fulltimedevils  fan

    Stop writing United articles you idiot.

  • Ben Geza posted 1460 days ago

    Ben Geza

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