Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy

About

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 http://shaunicus.blogspot.com - 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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  • Elliot Gerard posted 146 days ago

    Elliot Gerard

    Hey Shaun,
    I am a featured illustrator/designer for major sports brands like ESPN, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. I also work directly with professional teams, I am the exclusive digital illustrator for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, I have worked on a variety of digital and merchandise products for The New York Red Bulls and my artwork has been on the cover of the Phoenix Suns Free Throw Magazine. In addition I work with professional athletes organizations like J.R. Smith's Reach Anonymous and sports agents like Hazan Sports Management.

    My work has been written about in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Fox Sports and in many other sports media outlets. Recently I worked on editorial illustrations for Fansided and Cover 32. I would love to have an opportunity to create some designs and illustrations for Bleacher Report as well if you are interested. You can see my work on my website elliotgerard.com or my Instagram account @elliotgerard.

    Thanks for you time and consideration and I look forward to talking further with you.
    All the best,
    Elliot Gerard

  • Xeno-philous F posted 2090 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    I am hoping you have time to read my new piece.
    Thank you so much,
    Xeno
    Title: 2010 US Open Semifinal: 2nd Best Novak Djokovic To Topple Roger Federer
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/456924-2010-us-open-semifinal-2nd-best-novak-djokovic-to-topple-roger-federer

  • Xeno-philous F posted 2461 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    Shaun,

    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."

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/247641-drawing-roger-federers-blood-an-indeliable-joy-of-30-seconds

    Thanks,
    Xeno

  • Xeno-philous F posted 2465 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    Shaun,
    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."
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/245336-sexiest-beastly-babe-to-win-the-us-open-2009

    Thanks,
    Xeno

  • Xeno-philous F posted 2468 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,
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/243601-us-open-2009-draw-released-hotties-of-mens-tennis

    Xeno

  • Conor Mc posted 2509 days ago

    Conor Mc

    My tribute to Roger.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/219213-a-poem-for-roger-federer
    Thanks.

  • Ollie Taylor posted 2577 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 2634 days ago

    Ollie Taylor

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/139417-a-tinpot-salute-to-dagenham-redbridge?just_published=1

    Also Cheeky.

  • Ollie Taylor posted 2634 days ago

    Ollie Taylor

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/139394-beautiful-football-finally-plays-off-for-mk-dons-with-sixy-results

    Cheeky.

  • Willie Gannon posted 2709 days ago

    Willie Gannon

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

    Regards,

    Willie

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