Our latest guest is freelance sports writer, Robin Bairner.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’ve basically been working in football journalism since I graduated from university and almost stumbled into the role. I actually studied geography and economics at the University of Edinburgh but graduated around the time of the financial crash, when there weren’t so many jobs going in the sectors I was qualified for. I picked up a part-time role working for one company writing betting previews for what is now Scottish League One and worked my way to Goal via a contact I had there. …


Our next guest is Creative Director, Matt Houston.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

Right now I am a full-time independent creative working with clients throughout the sports industry. Prior to getting into the sports creative industry, I was working in marketing which I think helped grow my design accounts in the early days. Most importantly though there was a ton of hard work that went into it. I’d work my full-time gig in the day and then come home every night and spend hours working on design and building the @mh_design91 social accounts. In those early days as well, I spent a ton of time…


Our next guest is Norwegian Sports Journalist, Jonas Giæver.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’m currently working as a journalist for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet after having been at Nettavisen for five years. I had a bit of a break after my time in Nettavisen where I combined applying for jobs with taking a bit of a break from everything to take care of my mental health. I’ve recently just returned and getting back into the swing of things. I also do a podcast on Spanish football here in Norway, called LaLigaLoca in which we have well over 200 episodes.

As a Sports Journalist, what does a normal week look like for you?

It’s never the same, which is…


Our next guest is Social Producer & Journalist for Goal, Ronan Murphy.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’m a social producer and journalist with Goal, which mainly means I post news, graphics, and videos on Goal’s social media accounts, and when time allows, write features about the Bundesliga, European football, and even eSports.

What does a normal week look like for you?

A normal week is split between rostered social shifts, where I produce content for Goal’s social media channels and post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, and then some off-rota shifts which give time to research and write features, conduct interviews, etc.

When did you know you wanted to work in football?

Believe it or not, I’m actually a fully-qualified secondary school…


Our next guest is Deputy Head of Content for Snack Media, Charlie Carmichael.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I currently work as the Deputy Head of Content for Snack Media, one of the U.K.’s largest independent sports media agencies. I mainly work across its flagship brand, GiveMeSport, helping to coordinate the written and social content we produce, as well as working closely with other businesses on commercial partnerships.

Prior to Snack, I worked as a Content Editor for COPA90, helping to oversee its written editorial strategy across all its owned channels — those being the website, its newsletters and its e-commerce store.

Since graduating from…


Our next guest is football writer, consultant and founder of Curva e Calcio, Chloe Beresford.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’m a football writer and consultant, and I focus exclusively on Serie A. I started writing about Fiorentina for SB Nation site Viola Nation in January 2015, then I did some historical Italian football articles for The Gentleman Ultra (quite a few of which were then featured on Guardian Sport) and then I wrote for Football Italia. …


Our next guest is Senior Content Strategist, UK Video for The Athletic, Alex Stewart.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I am currently a content strategist and presenter/producer for Tifo Football, a YouTube channel and podcast owned by The Athletic.

I joined Tifo full time in 2018, having worked in various freelance jobs in sport and also as a digital strategist for a coffee app. Prior to that, I was a research academic in the field of medieval English and I spent almost six years in the Metropolitan Police as a front-line officer. …


Our first guest is Sports Broadcaster Journalist and current Football Presenter at LaLiga TV, Semra Hunter.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’m originally from the US, born and raised in Los Angeles. My journey with sports, more specifically football, started when I was three years old and picked up a soccer ball for the first time. My path in sports broadcast journalism, however, began in 2012 when I started my Masters program in Sports Journalism and Communication in Madrid, Spain.

During my studies, I landed an internship with Al-Jazeera Sport at the same time that BeIN SPORTS was created, and did work for both. But…

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