Here at Footballscores.com we keep a keen eye on the Footie Blogosphere to make sure we never miss a beat but sometimes it can be hard to track so many teams’ news at once. That’s why we’ve decided to create the first football Superblog.
We’ve invited our favourite football bloggers and writers to get on board to act as official team reps for Footballscores.com, bringing you the latest news and analysis on their teams, they are:
Arsenal: Lee Hurley
A writer specialising in good football and bad relationships, Lee is often sarcastic and never shy about having an opinion.
Best Memory: Clinching the title in the dying minutes at Anfield in ’89- and the fact that Liverpool pundits still hate us for it.
Worst Memory: The Champions League Final, 2006.
Aston Villa: Stuart Young
Stuart is the founder and editor of Avillafan, an Aston Villa Fansite, Blog and Forum with an aim of offering the supporters something they are not able to get elsewhere. He is a life-long local Villa fan, who lives Claret and Blue. Ask his wife – they got married there last summer.
As well as writing for his own website he has featured in the Irish National Newspaper, The Metro and the Birmingham Evening Mail. You can check out more of his work over at www.avillafan.com or find him on Twitter @avillafan
Best memory: undoubtedly promotion at Wembley in 2009, it was just an amazing day and not something you expect to experience as a Burnley supporter.
Worst memory: you can take your pick from any number of defeats to Blackburn Rovers over the years, but a 5-0 thrashing at Ewood close to my birthday in 2001 is particularly memorable.
Chelsea FC: Dan Levene
Dan Levene is a third-generation Chelsea supporter, who has been following The Blues for 30 years. He has covered goings on at Stamford Bridge as a freelance journalist since 2004. Find him on Twitter @BluesChronicle
Crystal Palace: Andy Hunter
Andy is the founder and editor of HuntersWorldOfFootball, a blog featuring all aspects of football from around the globe. He is also a regular contributor to the Football Project, as well as being a member of the site’s podcast team. He can be found on twitter @hunter67980
Everton: Tom Mallows
Tom Mallows is a life-long and long suffering Evertonian and editor of SBNation’s Everton blog Royal Blue Mersey. In order to justify watching football in the work place he is also a freelance sports journalist and has contributed to a variety of online and written publications, he even takes off his royal blue-tinted spectacles for some of them. You can find more of his work at www.royalbluemersey.com and follow him on Twitter @Tom_Mallows
Hull City: Ian Aspinall
Best Memory: Seeing Hull City promoted to the Premier League on the dramatic last day of the 2012/13 Championship season.
Worst Memory: Assem Allam’s comments about his own fans. He said that “hooligan” supporters protesting against his attempts to rebrand as Hull Tigers can “die as soon as they want”.
Twitter/Facebook page: https://twitter.com/IanHAspinall
Manchester City: Danny Pugsley
A writer who covers Manchester City for a number of different publications. Also the author of ‘Man City 365’.
Best memory would be injury time of the QPR game that saw them win the title. Worst memory is the relegation from League 1 against Stoke back in 1998.
Twitter: @danny_pugsley and @bitter_and_blue
Website: This Is Anfield (http://www.thisisanfield.com)
I’m Max Munton. I’m a Liverpool season ticket holder, Co-Editor of This Is Anfield and writer for Bleacher Report.
Best memory following Liverpool has to be the 2005 European Cup win in Istanbul – a magical night.
Worst is the dreary years of financial and football fatigue under former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Dark days indeed.
Follow on Twitter @thisisanfield or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thisisanfieldlfc
Manchester United: Dan Cancian
Having turned 26 in November, I’m fully part of the Ferguson generation as up until last season I had not known United without Fergie, the only member of my family to be lucky enough not to have experienced United’s dark days in the 1970s and 1980s.
For that reason, it’s hard to name my favourite United moment, given that there were so many memories that will live with me forever but, even though it might be a predictable choice, winning the Treble stands head and shoulders above the rest, even though I was still short of my 12th birthday, back then.
Despite our success there have been a few horrible moments too, but the one stands is losing the league to City in 2012. Mainly because the way we let it slip through our fingers and mainly because it was them.
Newcastle United: Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq is a London-based Newcastle fan with expertise in social media. His experience includes working as a journalist for The Times, Sky and BBC. He’s the founder of NUFCfans.co.uk.
The best memory for me has to be seeing Newcastle thump Sunderland 5-1 back in 2010, with Kevin Nolan scoring a hat-trick.
The worst memory is relegation to the Championship in 2009, but perhaps in hindsight it was a good thing. Who knows.
Queens Park Rangers: David Warman
Best Memory: snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Derby at Wembley. We looked like a beaten team after O’Neil’s red card and to win it at the death from Bobby’s wonder goal was euphoric.
Worst memory: Being relegated to the second division in 2001. The club was plying it’s trade in the Premiership just four years previously. Losing 3-0 to Stockport felt like hitting rock bottom.
Twitter/Facebook page: @hawkeyejourno
Stoke City: Ryan Keaney
Ryan Keaney is the founder and editor of The Football Project website. He is the host of the site’s weekly podcast as well as a regular on the critically-acclaimed twofootedtackle podcast. Compard to the others, he probably has no right to cover Fulham but has built up an affinity with them since they became his local team when he moved to London. He’s currently pulling double duty and also writes for Stoke. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @RyanKeaney.
Sunderland AFC: Simon Walsh
Foolishly following Sunderland for over 25 years now, Founder and Editor of Roker Report, Sunderland’s leading fans site.
Best and worst memory of following Sunderland: Best would by far be humbling the Mags on several occasions, plus I’m lucky enough to have been to Wembley three times to cheer on the lads. The worst would be a toss up between losing the 1998 Play Off Final or a 5-1 shellacking on a day we’ll not speak of.
Swansea City: Simon Furnivall
Simon is the founder and editor of Lovely Left Foot, a world football blog and podcast. He is a lifelong Liverpool fan, but currently writes about Swansea on the Superblog. You can find more of his work on The Football Project, Lovely Left Foot or Hamilton Crescent, a blog about the Scottish national team. Simon is also on twitter @SFurnivall.
Tottenham Hotspur: Ben Alfrey
I’m a recent graduate that delved into the blogging world in 2009 writing prominently about the sickening rollercoaster ride of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. I enjoy following Spurs to football clubs I struggle to pronounce and idealise the full-back position.
Best personal moment has to be going away to Lyon last season and qualifying in the final minutes then coming back and beating West Ham in the final minute at Upton Park.
Worst personal moment has to be losing 2-1 away at Everton last year after being 1-0 up with only injury time remaining.
West Ham: Sam Hewitt
Sam Hewitt is the founder and editor of We Love You West Ham, a West Ham blog that has become a huge hit amongst hammers fans, due to its honest articles and regular updates. Sam is currently undertaking a buisness administration apprenticeship whilst working as a trainee support practitioner where he teaches IT. You can follow We love you West Ham on twitter @WeLoveYouWHU