1. London – Ben Baker
Senior Reporter at Sportsbeat/News Associates. Regular attendee at Craven Cottage to cover Fulham FC, having learnt my trade at the Surrey Herald in my formative years as a journalist. Contributor to trade titles such as Athletics Weekly and Official British Swimming magazine.
2. Midlands – Sam Green
Multimedia Editor and reporter at Sportsbeat/News Associates. Time-honoured member of most Midlands football press boxes since cutting my teeth with BBC Coventry & Warwickshire radio. Also specialises in international football, having extensively covered the 2010 World Cup for the Independent newspaper.
3. Spain and Italy – Charlie Talbot-Smith
Reporter at Sportsbeat/News Associates. Regular attendee at football games all over London, fluent in French, Spanish and Russian and avid follower of almost every European League. Regular match report contributor to Press Association and writer for the Football League Paper.
4. North West – Jamie Holt
North West reporter and die-hard Man City fan. Have experienced working with the Manchester Evening News and Mancunian Matters before moving down south to work for Sportsbeat as a Football Correspondent.
5. North East – David Jordan Senior
News Editor at Sportsbeat/News Associates. A Newcastle United fan and football addict, David has covered football from the Northern League to the World Cup. His football odyssey has seen him contribute to the Grinsby Telegraph, PA, News of the World, Football League Paper, Daily Mail and the Non-League Paper.
6. Football League – Daniel Schofield
Mainly involved in reporting on 30 men chase an egg around a field for the Rugby Paper but don’t hold that against me. Cut my teeth as Gilingham correspondent for Hayters press agency and still take in the odd trip to the Priestfield to watch my boys snatch no points from the jaws of victory. Also a regular face at the Underhill, Valley, Selhurst Park and Upton Park – wherever I can get to basically.
7. London Number 2 – Gerard Meagher
Chief Writer at Sportsbeat/News Associates and chief corner-taker for Olinda FC on a Sunday morning. Progressed through the ranks at Sportsbeat having honed my skills as editor of Olympic website: www.morethanthegames.com. Contributor to a host of websites, regional and national newspapers.
8. Rest of Europe - Paul Eddison
Reporter at Sportsbeat/News Associates. A Spurs fan but also a keen follower of French football as a result of family in Bordeaux and have been to watch Les Girondins on numerous occasions. Contributor to the Sport Review as well as trade titles such as Men’s Running.
9. Tom Reynolds – MarinerSTM
Long-suffering Grimsby Town fan and News Editor at Sportsbeat/News Associates. Unfortunately three years based down in London limits my Blundell Park appearances but regular attendee at similarly unglamorous London lower-league venues such as Underhill and Priestfield. List former Mariners centre midfielder Wayne Burnett among my all-time heroes and also contribute to the Football League Paper and Athletics Weekly.