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TrawlerMeets: Jonawils

March 15, 2012 by


The latest in our In Conversation With series finds freelance football writer, decorated author and founder of The Blizzard Jonathan Wilson discussing the nature of football ‘journalism’, how he came to specialise in Eastern Europe, the power of social media and whether he would ever consider moving into the realms of coaching/scouting. *** What are your basic […]

TrawlerMeets: Arseblog

March 3, 2012 by


Many of you will know Andrew Mangan primarily by the alias of his award winning football blog, Arseblog. This is by no means a bad reflection on Mangan: the ardent Arsenal blogger has created not just an acclaimed blog, but also a vivacious online community surrounding his Arseblog brand over the last 10 years. Mangan […]

TrawlerMeets: Honigstein

February 29, 2012 by


The latest in our In Conversation With series finds German freelance football writer and pundit Raphael Honigstein discussing the Bundesliga, the benefits of approaching English football as an ‘outsider’, and the revolutionary force of Twitter. *** TT: What are your basic journalistic principles when analysing the game of football? What are you starting points, and what kinds […]

TrawlerMeets: The Tomkins Times

February 17, 2012 by


As the brains behind the popular Liverpool FC website The Tomkins Times, Paul Tomkins has established a thoughtful and wide-ranging club-specific football blog which thrives behind that most inauspicious of online phenomena: a paywall. His ability to find fair-minded, statistics-based conclusions about the team he loves has earned him a loyal following of interactive subscribers. He […]

TrawlerMeets: Zonal Marking

February 15, 2012 by


Michael Cox is the man behind the acclaimed football blog Zonal Marking. His penchant for finding tactical explanations for famous footballing victories has been infectious, and his talents are now employed by the likes of ESPN Soccernet, The Guardian (he features, notably, on the popular Football Weekly podcast) and FourFourTwo magazine. We at The Trawler enjoy Cox’s work immensely, and indeed our own […]

TrawlerMeets: The Soccernomist

February 12, 2012 by


Simon Kuper is the award-winning author of a string of influential football books, including Football Against the Enemy; The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe During the Second World War; and, perhaps most famously, 2009’s Why England Lose: And Other Curious Phenomena Explained (released in the USA under the title of Soccernomics). He has examined the […]

TrawlerMeets: The Legendinho

January 30, 2012 by


We at The Trawler were delighted when the BBC’s Tim Vickery agreed to answer some questions for us about the nature of football writing, and his own distinctive journalistic style. This is the first in a series of articles focusing on some of the most prominent figures in modern football journalism. If you’re a regular listener to […]