Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy


Hello there. I would be Shaun, I'm 21 years old, and I'm currently studying Sports Writing at Southampton Solent University. The aim is to move into print journalism, hopefully articles on here will help me on my way.

I'm a long suffering Torquay United fan, and have been all my life. You'd think watching a team in the depths of the lower leagues would be painful, but it has its moments. Honest.

I also follow the Plymouth Raiders (UK Basketball), and Hampshire Cricket, but I dont feel the love for them nearly as much as I do for the mighty Gulls. It's more of a casual fling with a girl - you know you dont really love them, but you go along for the ride anyway.

So, enough about me, why Bleacher Report?

Well, it seems like an intelligent kind of place, and a place where the critisism and help you recieve is constructive. Which is a big help for me, being an aspring journalist.

I know I'll make mistakes, and my articles will be far from perfect - but hopefully places like this will help me hone my craft, so to speak.

I plan on writing about Football (or soccer, whatever floats your boat) - but if I can help it, I'll be avoiding the 'Big 4'. God knows they get enough coverage already.

I might throw a few tennis articles in there as well, and maybe the odd random sporting one in there, seeing as I do love most sports.

Oh, and last but not least, my personal blog can be located at - where I comment on various sporting issues that interest me. So feel free to have a read of that, and double my pitiful viewing figures.

So please, read on, comment, and enjoy. Or just read.

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  • Xeno-philous F posted 1906 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    I am hoping you have time to read my new piece.
    Thank you so much,
    Title: 2010 US Open Semifinal: 2nd Best Novak Djokovic To Topple Roger Federer

  • Xeno-philous F posted 2277 days ago

    Xeno-philous F


    This is my master piece, for your joyful reading.

    Your comment is my oxygen. Hope you won't asphyxiate me. Show me your love for my life.

    You visit mine once, I will visit yours twice (just memo me your articles).

    "Drawing Roger Federer's Blood: An Indelible Joy of 30 Seconds."


  • Xeno-philous F posted 2281 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    Exclusively for you. You would not want to miss this one out.
    It was due 2 days ago, but finally I finished it.
    If you get a chance, please share your thoughts on my new article. I'd appreciate your take.
    "Sexiest Beastly Babe To Win the US Open 2009."


  • Xeno-philous F posted 2284 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    Hi Shaun,
    I am your 11th fan now.

    The US Open Draw was released earlier today. I've analyzed the Men's draw, in addition to the Top Ten players' form and recent performance, and made some projection in an unconventional way.
    Check it out. I am sure you'll like it.
    Thank you so much,


  • Conor Mc posted 2325 days ago

    Conor Mc

    My tribute to Roger.

  • Ollie Taylor posted 2393 days ago

    Ollie Taylor

    Please click on the link at the top of your screen that says "write" and get on the Gasquet situation now please Smurph.

  • Ollie Taylor posted 2449 days ago

    Ollie Taylor

    Also Cheeky.

  • Ollie Taylor posted 2449 days ago

    Ollie Taylor


  • Willie Gannon posted 2525 days ago

    Willie Gannon

    Thanks for the fan add and the POTD Shaun, really appreciate it.



  • Barney Corkhill posted 2532 days ago

    Barney Corkhill


    What a year of sports 2008 has been! You may be surprised by the amount of history that was made this year! Here are the greatest sporting moments of 2008, including all sports! Your opinions and thoughts would be greatly appreciated!