Anthony Harris

Location: South East London,UK

“Football has a profoundly positive impact on my life. Having lost my Father aged 5, my enjoyment of the game makes me feel closer to him even now – whether I am playing, writing or watching. A lifelong Chelsea fan himself, I’ve followed his wishes in supporting the Blues! I am based in South East London.”

Steven Injety

Location: Southwest Michigan, USA

“I am a recovering Manchester United fan, with a soft spot for Sunderland AFC. I grew up in India, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Football has been the great equaliser for me, where I’ve made lifelong friendships and memories. I am currently a student in Southwest Michigan, USA, where I resist the urge to call our game soccer.”

Allan Caldas

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“I’m a Brazilian journalist who writes about international football – male and female – to GloboEsporte.com, in Rio de Janeiro. Flamengo supporter and a passionate fan of football since I was seven years old, when I saw on TV the brilliant Brazil of ’82 in Spain World Cup. Four decades later, now I know that this passion is very powerful, to good and bad. As a journalist, I hail those players who understand their importance as role models to the fans, specially kids.”

Thomas Costello

Location: Columbus Ohio, USA

“The relationships I’ve made through football is what makes the sport worthwhile. Managers, players and owners change, but the connections made off the pitch are what last. Football gives people the opportunity to go through the high and lows of matches, and life, together.” 

Matt Fairman

Location: Manchester, UK

“My name is Matt Fairman and I’m a 20 year old Crystal Palace fan from Manchester. Funnily enough, there weren’t many Palace fans where I grew up, so football has meant that I’ve built such a special relationship between me and my Dad that I would have never had otherwise.”

Matt Foster

Location: London, UK

“Football is a lot of things for me: much needed exercise, an excuse to meet up with friends, and a chance to forget whatever is going on in my life and just have fun. Whether it be playing 5-a-side or watching my beloved Arsenal, football has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember.”

Rory Donald

Location: Leicestershire, UK

“I am a 23 year old media graduate living in Leicestershire, I have an ambition to have a career in the football industry, and writing is one of my main passions. Football is by far my biggest interest and to me, it represents something reliable. No matter what is going on in the world Football will always be there to take your mind off it even if it’s just for 90 minutes.  I have lived in Leicestershire since birth so there is only one team for me and that is Leicester. Up the City 🦊. ”  

Colin McKenzie (The Editor)

Location: Wexford, Ireland

“Football has been fundamental for me since my Dad first took me to see Spurs in 1967. Always enjoyed playing, always love watching, although supporting Tottenham has occupied more time than it probably should!”

Roshan Patel

Location: New York, USA

“When I think about football, I think about art. It’s a form of expression that sticks with you in the good times and the bad. As a Liverpool FC supporter since I was a kid, I can’t help but lean on the pillars of football, community, and culture to help grow this sport in America and around the world.”