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Charlie Webster's Blog

Charlie Webster

Charlie Webster is one of the brightest young female sports presenters around. Charlie currently reports for BBC’s Football Focus and is an established presenter for Sky Sports. Prior to this she presented live Premiership football for ESPN in Asia, and was the face of Real Madrid TV, interviewing the likes of Zidane, Beckham and Casillas.

Charlie’s love for sport has taken her all across the world. She ran her first marathon in Singapore in 2006, and since then has competed in five more, raising thousands of pounds for good causes including the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research and Women’s Aid UK. A fanatical Sheffield United fan, Charlie’s blog will present an insight into football that is rarely explored; from a woman’s perspective! She will be giving her expert opinion on the Premier League, covering all topics on and off the pitch.

You can visit Charlie's website at: www.charliewebster.com

Follow Charlie on Twitter: @CharlieCW

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Will Tidey's Blog

Will Tidey

Will Tidey writes on sport for CNN, Eurosport-Yahoo! and Bleacher Report, amongst others. His first book, 'Life with Sir Alex', an account of Sir Alex Ferguson's 25-year reign at Manchester United, is set for release in October this year.Click here to pre-order it now. And follow Will on Twitter here - www.twitter.com/willtidey

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The Insider's Blog

The Insider

Comment and analysis from an industry insider who has been involved in the development of the game for more than two decades.

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Hayley Wheeler's Blog

Hayley Wheeler

Despite being born and bred in the country, Hayley is a football-mad Tottenham Hotspur fan. Away from the beautiful game she has been eventing her own horses for over 20 years, having previously been a human and equine sports therapist. She has now turned her hand to sport journalism and hopes to one day be gracing your television screen broadcasting the game she loves. Follow Hayley on Twitter @Hayleywsport

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Jamie Clarke's Blog

Jamie Clarke

As football grows more ludicrous by the minute and transfer fees continue to spiral out of control, there is never a dull minute in the most beautiful and controversial sport on the planet. Still young, at the tender age of just 22, I aim to write in depth analysis on the current issues in English football and with an admiration for other European leagues – I hope this can aid my writing with the increase of foreign managers and players in the top division. I have lived in Cambridge for my entire life with a brief stay in Southampton, whilst I completed my Sports Journalism degree at Solent University. As a kid, I was not forced to support my father’s team (as he did not have one) so I went for the glory route and picked up Manchester United as my favoured club. However, as I got older I began to figure out what football was all about and I decided to switch allegiances to yep, Ipswich Town. A club close to Cambridge, I saw this as the best choice. But you may still see me defending United as they are still a club I admire. Things I hate in football are: Chairmen who sack managers for no reason, players who demand huge wages when they quite clearly don't deserve them, players demanding transfers after signing long term deals, FIFA, deluded football fans (mostly Liverpool) and I am sure more will be added to the list. You can follow Jamie @jamiejourno

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Simon Lansley's Blog

Simon Lansley

Simon Lansley runs @ConnectSport, a media and communications agency which focuses on grassroots sport. He is the former Sports Editor, Editorial Director and Head of Football Services at The Press Association, and proud manager of Hamilton Panthers under-8s. Contact him at @simonlansley

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The Libero's Blog

The Libero

Libero (noun): 1. Versatile, ball-playing defender given licence to roam. Expected to break up opposition attacks while instigating counters. Role patented by German legend Franz Beckenbauer. 2. Versatile weekly football columnist, aka journalist Mike Hytner, given licence to write what he likes. Expected to file every Wednesday. Not nearly as talented as his boyhood hero Der Kaiser.

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Joe Strange's Blog

Joe Strange

A product of Brighton University's prolific youth system, Joe Strange has boundless energy and the enviable ability to cover every blade of grass in his Monday blog. Joe has written for a variety of football websites and fanzines and is also a regular contributor to golf.co.uk. Despite being born and raised in Kent, 'Stranger' is a diehard Everton fan and counts his team's penalty shoot-out victory against Manchester United last season as his most memorable football moment.

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Elevenses Blog

Elevenses

Elevenses is a high-energy performer who bites at the ankles of football and is not afraid to put a boot in. If it’s in the game, it’s fair game. Unsurprisingly Elevenses is served at 11am every weekday morning. So come and join us for a cup full of opinion and hilarity, and don’t be shy if you’ve got a story you think we should cover.

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The Big Interview Blog

the big interview

Football.co.uk speaks to the biggest names in the game. Exclusive interviews with the personalities who define football, from big-name players past and present, to managers, club chairmen, famous fans and beyond.

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Stevie Scandal's Blog

Stevie Scandal

While most football fans are sleeping off hangovers, Stevie Scandal is out trawling exclusive nightclubs and peering through the windows of mock tudor mansions in her stilettos to break the stories that really matter. No footballer is safe from Stevie's undercover operations. If it's scurrilous gossip and sizzling scandal you're after, Stevie's Football Rumours blog is your online China White's.

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Barry the Pro's Blog

Barry The Pro

'Bazza' lives, breathes and dies football every day of his life, before waking up the next morning to do it all over again. On the pitch his penchant for flowery flicks and tricks tends to frustrate his team-mates at Olympiacos Nag's Head FC, but all is forgiven when he shares his generous supply of male grooming products in the showers. BTP drinks lager and lime and has dedicated his life to scoring from the halfway line. Read him on Thursdays.

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Terry Pierce's Blog

Terry Pierce

Terry was born and bred in Wiltshire, and is a massive Swindon fan - travelling the length of the country most weekends to watch the 'mighty' Reds. He also manages a successful(ish) Sunday league side, and his life pretty much revolves around football. Five-year-old Terry was in the crowd when Swindon won promotion to the Premier League in 1993 with a 4-3 play-off win against Leicester. He cried after every goal. Read Terry's thoughts every week on life outside the Premier League.

Follow Terry on Twitter: @telpierce

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Richard Bates' Blog

Richard Bates

Richard Bates is a clued-up, forthright and candid football writer. Every Monday, he’ll be devoting his Football.co.uk column inches to the most talked-about Premier League issues. A West Ham United season-ticket holder, Rich has been accused in the past of having a somewhat blinkered perspective when it comes to his beloved Hammers, but he’ll let you be the judge of that. Follow Richard on Twitter @richardbates_89

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The Antagonist's Blog

the antagonist

Love him or loathe him you cannot ignore the Antagonist. His Friday blog tackles the big issues in our game today in an abrasive, often controversial style. He goes where others fear to tread. From wages to wags, diving to drugs - no subject is "off limits", no individual beyond reproach. Miss him at your peril!

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Andy Bishop's Blog

Andy Bishop

Having worked in radio, newspapers, magazines, internet and television I hope to now bring my passion for the game to your computer screens with analysis, comment and tongue-in-cheek humour on all things global in the world of football - from Barcelona to Boca and from Blatter to Berlusconi...enjoy!

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Tim Lovejoy's Blog

tim lovejoy

Tim Lovejoy rose to fame as the genial co-host host of Soccer AM, deploying his sharp wit and extensive football knowledge alongside Helen Chamberlain when the show launched in 1996. A Saturday audience of millions tuned in, and Lovejoy fast became a household name. After leaving Sky in 2007, Lovejoy is now a regular presenter at BBC Radio 5 Live, and co-hosts the popular Friday night show, ‘Murray and Lovejoy’s Sports Express’ with Colin Murray. He can also be found hosting BBC Two's Sunday magazine show, 'Something for the Weekend'.

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World Cup Diary Blog

the World Cup Diary

Seen as the heir apparent to Jan Molby until an underactive thyroid gland curtailed this youngster’s development, Tom Littlefield will now concentrate on making a “big pitch” (pun) during South Africa 2010. As Barnet’s staunchest Gooner, he is well placed to judge good football. So, while the England team provides your compulsory tournament displeasure, Tom will look to rouse your enthusiasm for the beautiful game (and WAGS) in the oasis of oratory that is his World Cup Diary.

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Martin Keown's Blog

Martin Keown

Ex-England defender and Arsenal legend Martin Keown went to two World Cups as a player, so he knows what it takes to get the Edge against the best teams in the world. He'll be giving us expert insights and opinion from South Africa throughout the tournament at facebook.com/lucozadesportfootball.

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Chris Hatherall's Blog

Chris Hatherall

Chris Hatherall has been covering football at the highest level - and Brentford - for 20 years. He has written for most UK newspapers and many overseas through the Hayters agency, and covers Premiership and Champions League football for publications in Japan, the Middle East and Ireland. He covers England at home and overseas, and this is his fourth World Cup where he hopes, once again, to see the trophy come back home.

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Chris Davie's Blog

Chris Davie

Chris hails from Maidstone, Kent, and has written on football for plenty of websites we won’t care to mention. He’s even banged out some boot reviews. A qualified level two FA coach, Chris follows Chelsea so don’t expect calls for Frank Lampard to be dropped in his England-focused blog. “I’m an England sceptic,” he says. “You won’t catch me with a St George’s cross painted on my face.” Read him every Thursday as England build-up to the World Cup finals in South Africa.

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