About

Richard has been writing about football for 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 by publications in the UK as well as 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 additional skills, from photography to live blogging, he is a visible presence on multiple social media platforms and currently has more than 45,000 combined followers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Richard's knowledge and opinions are regularly sought on developing football stories by leading international broadcasters such as Sirius XM, talkSPORT Radio, BBC World Service, Newstalk, RMC Sport, ViaSat and DAZN.

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

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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! UK
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
I worked with Richard for a few years whilst I was the editor of SoccerClub magazine - South Africa's biggest monthly soccer publication. Richard covered a wide variety of topics as our dedicated international correspondent. His words helped keep the magazine relevant and fresh and it was a pleasure to receive his input. I would highly recommend his skills to any publication and look forward to working with him in the future. Wade PretoriousEditor, SoccerClub magazine

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