About

Richard has been writing about football for various newspapers, magazines and websites since 2009.

With experience of over 500 games as a personally accredited journalist, he has covered numerous competitions
from the English Premier League and La Liga to the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup.

A versatile writing style has seen his work featured in publications both in the UK and overseas,
including Sports Illustrated, The Football Association, Emirates Airline, MARCA, Sunday Mirror and Goal.com.

He has also interviewed leading figures in both the men's and women's game, with Raheem Sterling,
Nikita Parris, Jadon Sancho, Richarlison, Steph Houghton and Georginio Wijnaldum among them.

Showcasing a number of multimedia skills, such as photography and live blogging, he has utilised multiple
social media platforms, with a combined following of over 40,000 across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Richard's knowledge and opinions have been sought on developing football stories by leading broadcasters
such as Sirius XM, talkSPORT Radio, BBC World Service, RMC Sport, ViaSat, DAZN and Canal+

His first book 'Fine Margins', an extensive chronology of the historic rivalry between
Manchester City and Liverpool, was published in August 2020.

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Testimonials

Richard is a hard-working individual who made a number of excellent contributions to Yahoo Sport UK. He has a vast knowledge of football and delivers work promptly. I would happily work with Richard again in the future.Matt LewisSports Editor, Yahoo!
Richard was a pleasure to work with. His submissions were always free of grammatical errors, to the correct word count and copy was always clean. He has vast knowledge of the various football leagues and I have no hesitation in recommending him.Jason PettigroveSenior Sub-Editor, MARCA

 

Fine Margins is the definitive story of how two mainstays of English football took their feuding onto the biggest stage.

The rivalry between Manchester City and Liverpool has become synonymous with the Premier League era, but its roots stretch further. For over half a century, two clubs from opposite ends of the M62 have been perennial thorns in each other’s side.

Countless managers, players and directors have contributed to started in the 1960s and runs through to the present day with Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp currently battling it out.

 

In Fine Margins, previously never heard before stories about the fixture are revealed through exclusive interviews with some of the most revered and decorated players with both clubs,
including Ian Callaghan, Glyn Pardoe, Alan Kennedy, Paul Power, Emile Heskey and Sylvain Distin, and many more.

This is a journey which takes you from Denis Law to behind closed doors and forged the ultimate footballing rivalry.