Now: Roving sports correspondent, who has reported from 20 countries across five continents. Author of acclaimed sports books. Contributor to the BBC World Service, the Guardian, FourFourTwo, the Observer, the Independent on Sunday, the Sunday Times, The Blizzard and many more. Occasional pundit for broadcasters including the BBC, al-Jazeera, ABC, SBS and CNN. Historian of Everton Football Club, the England football team and the World Cup. Expert on FIFA and international sport politics.
Previously: Alumnus of the London School of Economics and Birkbeck College. Former Contributing Editor of the multi award winning Observer Sport Monthly. European Correspondent of World Football Insider. London Correspondent of Al Ahram Weekly. Teenage fanzine editor. Marathon runner. Failed footballer.
Always: Perennially disappointed Evertonian. Yearning for my spiritual home of Liverpool.