Freelance Football Journalist
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Richard has been writing about football for various newspapers, magazines and websites since 2009.
With experience of over 450 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, Georginio Wijnaldum, Steph Houghton and Sean Dyche 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, OneFootball, 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.
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.
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.
#Anfield pays tribute to the legend that was Ray C
Jurgen #Klopp takes part in his first pre-match pr
Another bona fide legend of the game departs with
#Melwood closed its doors for the final time today
Can’t be at the #EtihadStadium this afternoon -
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