About Us

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 [email protected] 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 (25 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 (10 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 (23 Posts)

Co-founder of the podcast, Fulham fan, lover, brother, significant other. President of the Clint Dempsey and Mario Gomez fan club.



Jamie King (5 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 (19 Posts)

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



Daniel Lloyd (16 Posts)

Dan, 21, from London. Supported NUFC for 18 years now, so expect some great articles about the Geordie faithful from me :)



William Kent (12 Posts)

Youngest blogger and Brighton & Hove Albion season ticket holder.



Farhat Raza (15 Posts)

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



Joseph Kingsley-Nyinah (18 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.



Matt Harrison (10 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 (9 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 (4 Posts)

Journalism student at Kingston University, tortured Liverpool fan and aspiring semi-pro footballer.



Karl Coppack (5 Posts)

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



Sam Lovell (5 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 (2 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.



Kevin Rendall (3 Posts)

I'm a Tottenham fan residing in Spain who loves music that makes my ears bleed. I'm also the proud owner of a 'Brazilian' haircut.


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