An unfortunate incident in a non-league football match reported on by me blew up and gained widespread coverage recently.
A selection of opinion pieces based on or around the work that I do, including journalism, digital sport and sports business
Finding the right price point for streaming live sport
With the current coronavirus restrictions, live streaming is the best fans can hope for.
Being right is more important than being first
The desire to be the first should go out the window with sensitive stories.
Reaction: BBL makes live games free-to-view on YouTube
The British Basketball League has made the bold move of making live games available to fans for free via their YouTube channel.
The Athletic start bold new era for football journalism
If you follow football, you can’t not have noticed the flurry of journalists joining The Athletic, an American publication that is now making a bold move in to UK football.
A range of respected local newspaper journalists with large social media followings and big contacts books have been snared by the subscription service, that promises to deliver the best football journalism and content from behind a paywall and with no adverts.
Working in Barcelona: The Nou Camp experience
It’s one of the greatest stadiums in the world and as unlikely as it may sound, rugby league has now been played there.
Catalans Dragons hosted Wigan Warriors at the Nou Camp, home of FC Barcelona, for an iconic match and we were there to cover the game for Love Rugby League.
Bold move as Stanza goes premium
If you’re subscribed to your team’s fixtures, there’s every chance you’ve done so via Stanza.
Eight suggestions for British Basketball
Basketball is the most understated sport in the UK, boasting large participation numbers at high school age, but then experiencing massive drop offs in late teens and early adulthood.
Despite the clear interest in the sport, it also isn’t transferring itself in to support for the premier league in the UK, the British Basketball League, which comprises 12 franchise clubs from London to Manchester to Glasgow.
Having worked in basketball on two separate occasions, with Mersey Tigers in 2010-11 and more recently with Manchester Giants 2016-19, here are a few ideas garnered from my own experiences.