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Ballsy Banter is a football based blog that gives aspiring and talented football writers a platform to write their piece.

Ballsy Banter will bring you some of the best opinion on English and World football, alongside a fortnightly podcast reviewing the big stories in football, and taking a funny look and the bizarre side of ‘The Beautiful Game’.

Matty Deller, Manish Doolabh and Jamie King will be your podcast hosts, with guest presenters popping in now and again to give their spin on football.

Want to get involved? E-mail us at show@ballsybanter.com with any funny stories, questions or funny football virals. We promise to read and reply to all e-mails sent, and may read some out on the podcast.


Aman Pathiara (38 Posts)

I’m Aman, online editor of Ballsy Banter, and football writer extraordinaire. Die-hard Manchester United fan, and will happily explain why they are better than [insert club here].

Manish Doolabh (21 Posts)

Fellow co-founder and podcaster. Man Utd till I die, and an England fan. Though from Zimbabwe. If they had a team that did anything, I would support them.

Matty Deller (44 Posts)

Co-Founder Of The Podcast; Partridge-esque in his opinion, devout believer in the Jol movement at Fulham. Fan of Berbatov, Falcao, Hernanes, anyone with a fun name who can kick a ball really.

Jamie King (9 Posts)

Co-founder of Ballsy Banter and the third leg of the tripod that is the Ballsy Banter podcast. Occasionally write for the site too. Blue is the colour.

Jonathan Holdstock (46 Posts)

Reading season ticket holder, owner of “lucky chinos”, Football League fan and potentially Louis Theroux’s secret son.

Daniel Lloyd (58 Posts)

Dan, 22, from London. Supported NUFC for 18 years now, so expect some great articles about the Geordie faithful from me :)

William Kent (33 Posts)

Youngest blogger and Brighton & Hove Albion season ticket holder.

Farhat Raza (37 Posts)

MUFC. Part-time writer, full-time transfer muppet. Scholes, Nedved, C. Ronaldo is my triforce. I like biscuits.

Joseph Kingsley-Nyinah (60 Posts)

Tottenham, England and Ghana fan. Obsessive about tactics and hatred of “That Man”. Wanted to be Sol Campbell as a kid, but that didn’t pan out.

Louis Baxter (58 Posts)

City fan from burnage. United ruined my childhood, so revenge is going to be sweet. Rants about football in a manner that one might deem unhealthy, but when the stroke happens, I’ll know that I’ll be going doing something I love.

Matt Harrison (49 Posts)

Font of wisdom on the lower English Leagues and fan of home town club, Huddersfield Town. Still mad about us selling Marcus Stewart to Ipswich. Love a good attacking midfielder.

Ben Said Scott (49 Posts)

World renowned, rear of the year winner, free kick specialist. These are all things I am not, Sunderland fan, blogger are. I also am apparently not great at using commas.

George Curtis (32 Posts)

Enjoys sarcasm, food and Steven Gerrard, Dislikes anything that isn’t sarcasm, food and Steven Gerrard.

Karl Coppack (10 Posts)

Liverpool fan, angered by modern game, modern punditry and modern life.

Sam Lovell (14 Posts)

I’m Sam, a 22 year old, London-based Blackburn Rovers fan. One day I hope I’ll be able to write a blog entitled ‘Steve Kean Sacked’, but it may never happen.

Lizzi Hollis (20 Posts)

Lizzi, 22, Reading Uni. Fanatical Arsenal fan, fair-weather Reading fan, an England fan with a weird fixation with the Dutch football team est World Cup ’98. Dubious honour of being Ballsy Banter’s first female writer.

Kai Kapo (19 Posts)

No relation to Olivier Kapo. I’m from London, so like all real Londoners – I’m a Man United fan. Usain Bolt is my cousin.

Darren Woon (15 Posts)

I am 22 years young, a devout West Ham United fan, and John Hartson once kicked a football into my face. True facts.

Jamie Levitt (16 Posts)

Evertonian and disillusioned husk of a football fan. Full-time Zlatan enthusiast and semi-professional Rabona specialist. If my views weren’t my own they wouldn’t be my views.

John Gray (4 Posts)

English football addict, exiled in Brittany. Season-ticket holder at Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 since 2007 (briefly interpreter for Europa League), long-suffering supporter and erstwhile Press Officer and PA Announcer of Basingstoke Town in UK.

Emma Lucy Whitney (8 Posts)

Wannabe writer and supporter of the best team in the land and all the world… Man City, of course!

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  1. Andrew Binner says:

    Dear Aman,

    By way of introduction my name is Andrew Binner and I would like to offer Ballsy Banter a guest blog from our new client, The Football Special.

    TFS is a satirical and light-hearted animated weekly show featuring all the best known faces from the Premier League such as Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Sam Allardyce designed to focus on the funnier stories of the week and could work well with the football-loving BB followers.

    The guest blog will be from Nick Astor (the content editor who appears on the show as Malcolm Best) that can be tailored to suit your content.

    Below is a link to the show with examples of the type of content you can expect which we predict will be a hit with all football fans.


    If you would like any more information or to discuss the guest blogs further please contact me and I will be happy to help. Finally, the blog will contain no sponsored links if that helps.

    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Kind regards,

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