One of the core elements of Oldland Media.The first website I looked after was for Deerswood Youth FC back in 2007 when they needed someone to log results and match reports. I then moved on to have near-sole responsibility for Yeovil Town Football Club's website for three seasons; after that, more sites came along and I now look after several websites with more to come soon.
The first article published would have been in the official Yeovil Town Football Club matchday programme back around 2008. Since then, I have written more than a hundred articles on football, and YTFC in general, plus interviewed more than 20 famous people with a connection to the beautiful game.
Book wise, in 2009 I co-wrote a book called "Birth of the Giant Killers" that was produced to mark the 60th anniversary of the Yeovil v Sunderland FA Cup upset in 1949. In 2013, my first "solo" book was published - "10" was the story of Yeovil Town's first decade in the Football League and all 500 limited edition copies were reserved before it was even printed! And now, late in 2017, I am doing some prep work on the prospective new title "125" which will come out in the autumn of 2020; the story of the 125 most influential people in Yeovil Town's illustrious history.
The last three summers have seen a diversion into non-football writing as I've worked on the official Wessex Truck Show programme. My knowledge of trucks and truckers is wider than it was before and I've interviewed some fascinating characters who are immersed in that world.
For the last two seasons (this is the third), I have co-commentated on Yeovil Town's home games at Huish Park with David Munn. Initially through Soccer Sight, we provide a service to those supporters who are visually impaired via a wireless headset & receiver system that is free to use. It's a great service, and fun to do too, on a voluntary basis.
This is an area I'm looking to get into shortly; if you are interested in having some interviews transcribed, please get in touch.
In September 2017, I started work for Opta, the football statistics service that provides data for Football DataCo, part of the Perform Group. Initially, I will be covering Yeovil Town Ladies games but hopefully this will open doors into another areas of similar work.