Meet The Team

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Ollie BondOwner/Editor - "I launched Anfield HQ in May 2014, and since then it has grown and grown to become one of the most read Liverpool blogs on the internet. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch the rise of the blog. I have met some fantastic people, and I am extremely proud of how far the blog has come, highlighted by us winning the Best #New Football Blog 2014 at the Football Blog Awards 2014 and the Best #Club Football Blog 2015 and 2016. I pride myself on efficiency and professionalism, but being only 22 myself, I want to try and help as many young people as I can get a foothold in the world of journalism. I am surrounded by a fantastic team of people, all who have bought into what we are trying to accomplish, and I am humbled to have the support of so many people. It's been a throughly enjoyable journey so far, and I can't wait to see what's around the corner."

Social Team

Martin Turner - Social Content Producer - "Alongside the social and editorial responsibilities I also write for the blog on a regular basis as well as contributing to match previews and reviews . Joined the team in December 2014."

Sam Halliwell - Social Content Producer - "I joined the team in July 2016 as an intern, and am now Sub- Editor at Anfield HQ. Currently residing in Manchester, I regularly make the short journey from Manchester to Anfield for match days!" Joined in July 2016.

 

Editorial Team

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Isabel Baldwin - Reporter - "Grew up in Warrington, Cheshire, in a passionate Liverpool family and have been an avid Liverpool fan for as long as I can remember. I want to pursue a career in sports media and journalism, and am currently a student at the University of Birmingham, studying French, Spanish and Portuguese.  Regularly travel back from Birmingham to watch the matches at Anfield." Joined July 2016.

 
 

Michael Mongie - Reporter - "Budding journalist and the owner and founder of Rousing the Kop. Fell in love with Liverpool Football Club, as so many did, during the miracle that was Istanbul '05. Harbour ambitions of becoming a sports journalist once I have graduated from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa." Joined August 2016.

Liam Corcoran - Reporter - "22-year-old sports journalist. Cardiff University graduate featured on Sky Sports and in FourFourTwo." Joined March 2017.

Roopa Vyas - Reporter - "I'm 20, Welsh and a lifelong Liverpool fan. Recently moved to Liverpool for university and attend most games. You've probably seen me on Redmen TV. You can also find my work on roopavyas.com surrounding the life of a Liverpool fan." Joined March 2017.

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The Academy 

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Scott Taylor - Academy - "I have been covering the Liverpool Academy since 2013 and have been in the industry for just over three years. As well as writing articles about Liverpool U21s and U18s, I often write features about the latest sporting topics." Joined July 2015.

 Columnists

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Joel Rabinowitz - Columinst - "I have been an avid follower of the Reds since 2002- with my favourite player being Steven Gerrard. Love to play, talk and write about footy. I have also been  published on The Anfield Wrap and the Liverpool Echo. " Joined August 2016.

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Simon Ward - Columnist - "I am from a Liverpool mad family! A keen writer who's uncle was Melwood caretaker in the 80's/90's so I was allowed in to watch training and meet my heroes. I live in Runcorn, Cheshire." Joined June 2016.

 

Ben Webb - Columnist - "I am 28 and have been a Liverpool fan since the days of Robbie Fowler! By the time Gerrard and Alonso shared a pitch, there was no going back. I was completely hooked. Stat addict. Optimistic at heart. Also published on Anything Liverpool." Joined February 2017.

 

David Tully - Columnist - "Originally from Bristol, United Kingdom. Now living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Have supported the Reds since a Peter Beardsley hat-trick against Utd back in 1990. Rewatch "Liverpool: Team of the Decade on an annual basis. Senior Writer at In Bed With Maradona." Find my portfolio here. Joined February 2017

 

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Ben Teasdale - Columnist -  "I am a lifelong Liverpool supporter and proud Welshman. I have always wanted to pursue a career in sports journalism and I graduated from Swansea University with a Masters degree in Journalism. I am generally an optimist and try to look for the positives when it comes to Liverpool! but I enjoy any sort of debate or discussion about the club, or the wider world of football in general."  Joined February 2015.

Feature Writers

Jake Ware - Feature Writer - "I cover the Reds' loanees for Anfield HQ. Student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Lifelong Liverpool fan." Joined September 2016.

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Leanne Prescott - Feature Writer - "Reporter/Match Previewer and Designer for Anfield HQ. Liverpool fan with a huge passion for the game. I have been writing and designing for a number of years now and love sharing my opinions and engaging in debates." Joined the team in July 2016.

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Tom Holmes - Feature Writer - "Match Reporter for Anfield HQ. Huge Liverpool fan for over ten years who's looking to springboard his love of all things football and sport into a sports journalism career. Have an M.A in Philosophy from Warwick University." Joined Anfield HQ in December 2016.

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Colin Duffy - Feature Writer - "Liverpool born, exiled since 1980. Fan of Liverpool Football Club. Lover of Italian football and literature. Dwelling in a seaside village, hoping that inspiration hits before the perspiration."

Youtube 

Aoife Hawe - Youtube Manager - "I am 18 and live in London, but supporting Liverpool runs in the family so I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. Currently studying A levels with the ambition to progress onto studying political science at degree level."

 

Freelancers

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Michael Pietrzak - Head of Scouting - "Live in Boston. Fell in love with Liverpool Football Club during the first home match in the 2004-05 campaign vs Manchester City. Gerrard calmly struck the game winner which sent the Kop into madness! I work in the sport industry at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Massachusetts. My whole life is revolved around sports including football."  Joined June 2015. 

Marketing

Fahidul Islam - Marketing - "A die-hard red that cried when Bradford beat Liverpool 1-0 in 1999! I’m part of the Marketing team, who has also had experience as a music journalist in the past. Interesting facts - I nearly collapsed when Stewart Downing scored against Fulham and I also told Daniel Sturridge to sign for Liverpool on June 2012." Joined February 2017.