About

Who Ate All The Goals? Was set up around Christmas 2010 to provide comment and analysis about football with a particular focus on the sport's relationship with the media (both in the present and the past). Every so often I'll step outside the world of football to look at other sports (particularly cricket) as well as the media in general.

It was inspired by books like Inverting the Pyramid, Why England Lose and Pay as You Play and blogs such as The Swiss Ramble and In Bed With Maradona, as well as various texts I have read during my academic career.

For the record, I've been a journalist since the late 1990s having and I've worked for a range of local and national papers and websites including sportinglife.com, The Daily Star on Sunday and the Sunday Sun. Next year I hope to start PhD research into football fans and social media.

I’ll try and write at least once a week but this is a one-person job intended to fit around my freelance writing and lecturing commitments which is why sometimes there are more posts than others.

Check out the site’s back catalogue, although it hasn’t been going long there’s already a whole heap of stuff on here covering topics as varied as why cricket coverage is better than football coverage, why Twitter is undermining newspapers and the demise of fanzines and the rise of the blog.

Disclaimer:
I source pictures from the internet but if I have used a picture I shouldn’t, please let me know and I'll remove it straight away.