Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston


Pat Johnston has been all across the globe "following the football" and has vast experience as a coach, player, journalist, photographer, and fan. He is a contributing editor to Success in Soccer magazine and has a regular column on the WorldSoccerShop editorial page. As a former professional player and college All American at Duke University, PJ brings a unique perspective to the soccer journalism canvas. In May 2014 he released his first book, The Odyssey of a Soccer Junkie, which is available on Johnston has been a guest on talk shows all over the US as result. His website is

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  • Elliot Gerard posted 682 days ago

    Elliot Gerard

    Hey Pat,
    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 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

  • mark james posted 1282 days ago

    mark james

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  • james lee posted 2347 days ago

    james lee

    You have done such a great job with your articles on this site. I have read several of them and they are all good. You have some great insight. depuy recall

  • Luke Broadbent posted 2887 days ago

    Luke Broadbent

    Hey Patrick,

    How often would pieces have to be written? I wouldn't want to commit myself to something not knowing whether I could devote enoug time to it.

    On a different topic, what do you think of Newcastle's season so far? I thought they would struggle, but I can't see them not going up now. I'm not so optimistic about West Brom. We are so inconsistent.

  • Joe G posted 3006 days ago

    Joe G

    Hey Patrick, thanks a bunch for the kind words. Where are you going to be coaching? That sounds pretty exciting, and I must admit, I'm a little jealous! It's a dream of mine to one day coach a high school team and get them playing Wenger-ball.

  • J.C. Ayvazi posted 3036 days ago

    J.C. Ayvazi

    Hi then, hello again! This is a celebration of the Bleachers on my milestone article. Hope you have a chance to give a look.

    All the best!

  • Sulayman H. posted 3067 days ago

    Sulayman H.

    My heartwarming st....never mind.

  • Joe G posted 3068 days ago

    Joe G

    You've got email

  • J.C. Ayvazi posted 3071 days ago

    J.C. Ayvazi

    I am stunned the US has made it through to the next round. Playing Spain and their historic streak - gee what a bonus 8^O

    I have a freshly minted article looking at the Dodger/Angel series of the weekend. Hope you have a chance to check it out.

  • Jesper Olsen posted 3079 days ago

    Jesper Olsen

    Cheers Patrick, I certainly count you as someone who knows what they're talking about. Stadiums can be a little coarse but I'd much rather be at Goodison than a gentrified stadium like the Emirates. The only way to clean up football support is to take it away from the working classes which the clubs and the FA would probably like. I like the tribalism in English Football. I think it harks back to municipal pride of Victorian Times. People in England Love their cities and nowhere more so than the north where the wealth and technology generated made Britain powerful (something southerners like to pretend didn't happen).

    Ha ha. I won't be going to any barrios in the near future. I just found out my girlfriends pregnant about a week ago so I've firmly had my wings clipped for the next couple of years!

    Bit of trivia you might already know about Goodison. It was the venue of Garrincha and Pele's last competitive game together.