David is the editor of this here blog, but that doesn’t really mean anything. After spending a year at UCL studying English Literature, David decided to move back home to Manchester (or technically Stockport…) and now studies Journalism and English Literature at the University of Salford, where he is approaching his final year. He writes for This is Fake DIY, and is currently going back to his pre-Uni days by helping to put together a fanzine. He is working on completing the NCTJ Preliminary Qualification by the time he leaves “Salford, one of Manchester’s most notorious ghettos,” as the narrator in the Mayweather Hatton 24/7 reality series said.
Jamie is a sports fanatic par excellence, and all-round wise man. Nottingham born-and-bred with thoughts of Mr. Clough still fresh, he is armed with old copies of The Rothmans Football Yearbook, Wisdens and fierce opinions. Jamie is here to expend his encyclopaedic sporting knowledge for your pleasure, as well as using this blog as a means to comment on the sporting issues that matter.
Harry is our resident Manchester City fan and all-round clever clogs. An editor for UCL’s Guardian Student Media award-winning The Cheese Grater magazine, Harry will (likely) fuse satirical humour with biting comment and original writing. Oh, and the odd match-review written in The Fall-esque lyrics. He has just started writing a Man City inspired fanzine called Daytime Television.
Bob is our obsessive Jazz and Krautrock lover, but is also our resident boxing fanatic. He thrives on buying old copies of The Ring and Boxing Monthly, as well as finding old VHS boxing tapes in charity shops and on eBay. He’s got an eye for them as well – he found a signed Lennox Lewis VHS tape for 99p. He hasn’t bothered to write anything yet, but he will grace us with his presence very shortly. We hope.
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Overall, we’re not a terribly fussy bunch. As long as you have grasp for the written word, you are passionate, knowledgeable and entertaining, then you have a home here.