Alfie Bown is the editor of Everyday Analysis which is at and has its first book ‘Why Are Animals Funny?’ out now. His PhD is on laughter and literature.

Seb Crankshaw is a Brixton-based EFL teacher and regular contributor to Red and White Kop. He supports Liverpool and Dulwich Hamlet.

Oliver Farry is a journalist, writer and translator living in Paris.  He has contributed to, among others, the Guardian, France 24, Irish Left Review, Under the Influence and The Millions. He blogs elsewhere on culture for France 24 and Where’s Grandad?

Matthew Gregory was born in Suffolk, in 1984, and studied at the Norwich School of Art & Design and Goldsmiths. In 2010 he received an Eric Gregory award. His poems have appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and on BBC radio. He currently lives in Trento, Italy.

Hugo Greenhalgh is the co-founder and editor of The False Nine, an analytical and satirical football digest. He has also contributed to When Saturday Comes and In Bed With Maradona. He can be found following his favourite clubs, Arsenal and Dulwich Hamlet.

Ron Hamilton is based in Manchester and has contributed to When Saturday Comes and FourFourTwo.

Luke Healey is a PhD candidate in Art History & Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. He works on contemporary football’s relationship with the visual and in his spare time writes for Corridor8, Everyday Analysis and The Oyster’s Earrings. He is a childhood supporter of Preston North End whose maternal grandfather once played cuppies with Tom Finney.

Grant Holdsworth is an EFL teacher and occasional writer about film. How he found himself here he doesn’t know. Dulwich Hamlet fan who has an unhealthy penchant for 1990s football references, especially if they include Stan Collymore.

Joe Kennedy is a London-based writer and lecturer, co-host of co-host of This Is Deep Play and co-editor of The Mammoth. His articles and poetry have featured in publications such as The Times Literary Supplement, 3:AM, The Oxonian Review and The Quietus, and he is currently writing a book for Zer0 on football, modernism and contemporary culture. He supports Darlington and Dulwich Hamlet, and occasionally patronises Manchester United.

Flann MacGowan lives and works in Dublin. He is editor of the currently slumbering Parish of Sport blog, and also presented their Premier League podcast between August and October 2011. His work has appeared in The Mayo News and Hot Press. Over the years, he has gently cultivated unhealthy obsessions with Arsene Wenger and James Richardson. Neither man returns his calls.

Alan Maglio is a photographer, goalkeeper, and supporter of AC Milan and Cagliari. He lives in Milan.

Robert MV is a housing activist, co-host of This Is Deep Play, occasional performance artist, former political comedian and leading Dulwich Hamlet radical Durkheimian ultra. He (currently) lives in an exploitatively priced Lewisham fire hazard with his far more talented wife. He has worked nights for a decade and it will kill him.

Gregg Morgan is a video journalist for the Telegraph. He ably maintains the grand footballing heresy of supporting two clubs, Bournemouth and Liverpool. Despite having fluffed glorious chances up and down the land, he proudly converted the only spot-kick he has ever taken in a meaningful penalty shoot-out

Alex Niven is a writer from the north-east of England. His first book, Folk Opposition, was published by Zero in 2011. His second, a study of Oasis’s Definitely Maybe in Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, will be published on 4 July 2014, coinciding with the likely Australia-England quarter final in Fortaleza

Laura O’Brien is a lecturer and historian of modern France. Her first book, a study of caricature and republicanism in nineteenth-century France, will be published by Manchester University Press in early 2015. She blogs about her work here.

Dutton Peabody is a teacher usually writes about what Gove is doing wrong this week at He came to terms with never becoming a footballer when Emile Heskey retired from international football. He is, of course, a pseudonym for someone with a far less interesting name.

Karl Whitney is a non-fiction writer. His first book Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin will be published by Penguin in September. He lives in Sunderland.

Murray W has been blogging for more than 10 years on football, music, popular culture and politics, first on former fanzine turned website Whore Cull. A production editor for a newspaper/website fighting cuts and precarity by night, his own stuff is seen most regularly on his own Original Sonic Truth. He is a City fan.

Mark West has spent the time between the 2010 and 2014 World Cups competing a PhD in contemporary literature at the University of Glasgow. He edits the Glasgow Review of Books and supports Bristol Rovers and Liverpool. In this latter respect, Rovers legend Rickie Lambert signing for Liverpool is the fulfilment of his footballing fantasies.

Russell Williams is a disillusioned football fan, but refuses to stop supporting Cardiff City. He is a Paris-based writer and researcher and contributes to the Times Literary Supplement and the Independent on SundayFrom time to time, he edits .


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