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Sam is a Lead Writer here at B/R, based in London, and specialising in the Premier League, tactical analysis and scouting reports.

His work elsewhere has been featured on CNN,, the International Business Times, Squawka and Yahoo! Sports. Sam has appeared on NASN Radio, BBC Five Live, BBC World Sport and CNN Worldwide. He also votes on the Associated Press global football panel.

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  • Felipe Godoy posted 7 days ago

    Felipe Godoy

    Hello Mr. Tighe, I just want to give my compliments on your article "Tactically Explaining Chelsea's Terrible Start". It was very insightful and entertaining overall. Great work. Cheers.

  • David Teo posted 7 days ago

    David Teo

    Manchester United Transfer News (2015/2016 -- > 2016/2017)

    No 2, No 3, No 9, No 15, No 22, No 24 and No 26 shirt left vacant - a hint that new defender @ midfielder @ winger @ striker will be arriving ? ? ? Yes!

    20 REALISTIC TARGET ( I'm a Football Scout ) ^_^

    No 1 -- > Hugo Lloris or Jasper Cillessen (Could be an option if David De Gea leaves for Real Madrid)

    No 2 -- > Stefan de Vrij or Ezequiel Garay

    No 3 -- > Aymeric Laporte or John Stones

    No 9 -- > Thomas Müller or Gareth Bale or Lewandowski or Edinson Cavani or Karim Benzema or Harry Kane

    No 15 -- > Nicolas Gaitan or Sadio Mane

    No 22 -- > Aleksandr Kokorin or Paulo Dybala

    No 24 -- > Felipe Anderson or Ross Barkley

    No 26 -- > Saido Berahino or Mauro Icardi


  • Chig Paisa posted 13 days ago

    Chig Paisa

    Hey Sam,

    Just read your article about Bournemouth and loved it. Anyway, I heard about Matt Ritchie a couple years back when he was sold to Bournemouth by Swindon, and after a bit of digging, checking out his stats, and watching some YouTube clips, I thought that if he made it to the Premier League, his career could take an Adam Lallana-esque trajectory. Now that he's here, what do you think?

    Also, when I heard that Bournemouth had signed Lee Tomlin, I thought it was great business. I watched him in a Boro vs. Man City cup tie sometime last year and he was by far one of the best players on the pitch. He really impressed me, and I hope he succeeds with AFCB. Do you think he's good enough to cut it in the Prem, and make a significant contribution, or should he have stayed at Championship level?

    One last thing, Villa's made some astute signings this summer, they're looking good. Amavi and Gueye are the 2 that stand out to me, but Gestede could be a bargain. I'm personally not too sure how Jordan Ayew will work out though, but he did shine with Lorient. West Ham has also done really well (unfortunately for me, I'm an Arsenal fan haha) -- Ogbonna, Obiang and Payet are great players and they could really help the Hammers push on this season.

    Anyway, sorry for the long message.


  • Manoj Kumar posted 19 days ago

    Manoj Kumar

  • x x posted 29 days ago

    x x

    Read your fifty best players in Premier League 14/15 season. I think you need to lay off the crack when writing/watching football in future. I just saw that you were a Villa fan, I think this explains a great deal, why don't you try becoming a real person.

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    Manoj Kumar

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  • Nick Sinclair posted 47 days ago

    Nick Sinclair

    Hey Sam, just wondering how you got into sports journalism? Did you just do a journo degree then move your way up?

  • Dan Riaz posted 50 days ago

    Dan Riaz

    "Just buy him, Louis. Just pay the money." - TELL EM SAM!