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The Football Blog Team is edited and run by a diverse and experienced team of football writers:

Michael Black
Senior editor at Football Blog and a long-suffering Blackburn Rovers fan. He hates divers (especially Kieran Tierney & Mohamed Salah) and has the ability to start an argument in an empty room. Musically, he’s a big indie fan.

Charlie Stewart
Features writer and editor for Football Blog with a keen eye for detail.

Samiran Mishra
A journalist working at an English newspaper in India. Loves watching sports and writing about football. Often found buried under some book or listening to music. 

Neel Shelat
Freelance journalist covering the sport across Europe from an analytical viewpoint. He has a keen eye for tactics and statistics, which are the centrepieces of his analyses. There is nothing in this world that he enjoys more than a well-used false-nine.

Crippy Cooke
Crippy Cooke is a sports journalist who has written for Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Independent, Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph among others.

He is an Aston Villa fan and activist, covering important social issues in the beautiful game.

Gareth McKnight
Gareth is a football journalist, editor and blogger with 10 years’ experience working for sites such as Goal, FourFourTwo, Sportslens and Proven Quality.

He is Northern Irish living in Western Australia, where he has fulfilled roles as a journalist, newspaper editor and communications manager. Cautiously optimistic and often heartbroken Spurs fan.

Ben Olawumi
Currently studying at the University of Central Lancashire, Ben is a passionate journalist. His role with and other football websites is partnered by working alongside numerous football clubs in northern England.

Marko Vrakela
Experienced news writer for a variety of football news publications.

Barrie Smith
Features writer and a long-standing journalist with extensive experience across the football industry.

Mohsin Ali
Staff writer and a massive cricket and football fan. Partial to Manchester United. Hails from Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan.