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About Chris
I am a journalist based in Liverpool, United Kingdom. I have over a decade's journalistic experience, including covering Premier League and international sport for the national and international media both in the UK and in Thailand and Australia. In addition to sport reporting, I have also worked extensively in radio and television.
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Sky Bet Championship: Vincent Kompany looks on bright side as bullied Burnley flounder

01 Oct 2023  |  www.thetimes.com
Burnley struggled against Luton in a Sky Bet Championship match, with Luton dominating the game despite Burnley's higher possession. Vincent Kompany acknowledged the team's lack of creation in the first half but saw improvement in the second half, highlighted by Josh Brownhill's equalizing goal. Manuel Benson's debut added energy, though missed opportunities from Ashley Barnes and Benson summed up Burnley's day. The article also covers other Championship matches, including Reading's comeback win against Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers' victory over Swansea City.

Blackburn Rovers 1-0 QPR: Lewis Travis scores a wondergoal at Ewood Park as Blackburn win

30 Jul 2023  |  Mail Online
Blackburn Rovers secured a 1-0 victory over QPR at Ewood Park, thanks to a spectacular 30-yard goal by Lewis Travis. Both teams, under new management with Jon Dahl Tomasson for Blackburn and Michael Beale for QPR, experienced a tense match that saw few highlights until Travis's decisive strike. Despite QPR's efforts to equalize, including a close attempt by Ilias Chair, Blackburn held on for the win. The match marked a promising start for Tomasson, while Beale continues to seek his first win with QPR.

Sunderland beat Preston North End to make Championship play-offs on dramatic day

08 May 2023  |  www.thetimes.com
Tony Mowbray's Sunderland secured a place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs after a dramatic match against Preston North End. Despite being goalless at half-time and needing favorable results from other matches, Sunderland's late-season efforts paid off. The article highlights the unpredictable nature of the Championship division.

Blackburn 2-2 Birmingham: Jordan James strikes late to ensure an FA Cup replay

28 Jan 2023  |  Mail Online
Birmingham City secured a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup, with Jordan James scoring a late equalizer. The match was overshadowed by an alleged racial abuse incident involving Birmingham's goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, prompting immediate action from referee Keith Stroud and statements from both clubs condemning the abuse. Birmingham's early lead through Reda Khadra was countered by Blackburn's goals from Bradley Dack and Joe Rankin-Costello, before James's injury-time strike ensured a replay. Both clubs and the FA are set to investigate the racism allegations.

Nurse is jailed for using dying patient's bank card to go on spending spree and splash

19 Nov 2021  |  Mail Online
A nurse, Leanne Wallace, was sentenced to 14 months in jail for using a dying patient's bank card to pay off personal expenses, including a loan and purchases from Amazon. The crimes were discovered by the victim's son, leading to a court case where Wallace pleaded guilty to fraud. The judge condemned her actions as a severe abuse of trust, highlighting the significant impact on the victim's family during his final days. Wallace expressed remorse, citing financial difficulties following her marriage breakdown as a factor in her actions.

Norwich show signs of strain as Championship leaders rely on late Teemu Pukki goal to draw at Wigan

14 Apr 2019  |  The Telegraph
Norwich City managed a 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic, relying on a late goal by Teemu Pukki. Despite the draw, Norwich remains on track for Premier League promotion. Manager Daniel Farke dismissed concerns about the team's performance under pressure, emphasizing their mental strength. The match saw a penalty goal by Reece James for Wigan and a late equalizer by Pukki. Norwich's supporters, who traveled early for the game, will have to wait longer for promotion celebrations.

Man City didn’t deserve more than three goals, says Guardiola

20 Jan 2019  |  iol.co.za
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola stated that despite a 3-0 win against Huddersfield Town, his team did not deserve more than three goals. The victory reduced Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points. Guardiola emphasized the need for improvement despite the win. Huddersfield, who recently parted with manager David Wagner, showed fight but remained 10 points adrift of safety. Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane scored for City, with Guardiola reminding that the Premier League is not won in January and the focus must remain on winning games.

Jurgen Klopp: I'm fine with 4-3, we just want to win games

20 Jan 2019  |  telegraph.co.uk
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed contentment with his team's 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace, emphasizing the importance of winning games regardless of the manner. The match was marked by luck, with Liverpool benefiting from deflections and an error by Palace's goalkeeper Julian Speroni. Despite defensive issues and James Milner's red card, Liverpool secured the win, with Mohamed Salah achieving his 50th Premier League goal. Klopp highlighted the team's fighting spirit and showed reluctance to enter the transfer market to address the right-back position, despite injuries and suspensions. Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised his team's performance, although they were unable to secure a result.

David Wagner admits 'the grass is not always greener' as he sticks by Huddersfield

02 Sep 2018  |  www.independent.co.uk
David Wagner, Huddersfield's manager, remains committed to the club despite being a potential top candidate for other Premier League teams. His pragmatic approach to management and the team's defensive playstyle were evident in a recent match against Everton, which ended in a draw. Huddersfield's Philip Billing and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin both scored headers, but no further goals were made. Wagner has the support of his squad, who understand their strengths lie in resilience over flair. Everton's manager, Marco Silva, faces challenges with a changing defense and multiple player absences, but looks forward to the international break for recovery.

A podcast interview I was invited to take part in to discuss ghostwriting. My interview begins at 24 minutes.

This was a profile interview following my work ghostwriting Jimmy White's autobiography. Ghostwriting and editing books is one of my major specialities.

Man management and the fear factor

04 Oct 2016  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
The article discusses the impact of Ronald Koeman's management style on Everton Football Club. Koeman, who has an extensive footballing CV, commands respect from the players and has implemented strict rules at the training ground, Finch Farm, to maintain professionalism. This includes regulations on mobile phone use and the wearing of caps and headphones. The article also mentions a controversial goal by Barry that helped Everton secure a victory, and Koeman's decisive actions during a match against West Bromwich Albion, such as substituting James McCarthy early in the game.

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