From Buenos Aires to Barcelona, meet our men in the know
Born in England, Sefa Atay spent part of his teenage years living in Istanbul. Having experienced ‘Hell’ at the Ali Sami Yen, riots at Fenerbahce and VIP hospitality at Besiktas his love for Turkey’s only ‘true’ sport increased. Now a budding journalist, Sefa can usually be found... well, nowhere, due to his nomadic lifestyle and an audacious dream to have watched each of the World’s Top 10 Derby matches by the age of 30. Donations are welcome.
The rookie of the FourFourTwo bloggers team, Sérgio hopes to win over most readers with his straight talk about the intriguing world of Portuguese football. A software engineer through education and a journalist through delusion, Sérgio can speak Portuguese and English as well as understand Spanish. And before you ask, he's not the biggest fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Simon Carter was surprised to recently discover that he’s now 30 years old. Despite this, Simon is a writer of some note having written many, many words in the past. In fact, as you read this, he’s probably writing some words at the very same moment. Simon has never, ever written anything on Twitter but if you want to follow his wall of silence, you can do so @MrSimonCarter.
The story of one ball's journey to the World Cup in South Africa
Stefan Bienkowski is a Bundesliga enthusiast and is the Features Editor at Bundesliga Football. Stefan writes for a number of publications about football from around the Globe and can be found on Twitter.
It was the Bier and Wurst that originally brought Stephen Glennon to Germany and to German football, but it was the rough-and-tumble unpredictability of the Bundesliga that kept him there. When not writing about the Bundesliga and the Nationalelf, he can usually be found at a muddy fifth-division game in Berlin, where the quality of the sausages is in inverse proportion to the quality of the football. He writes for ExBerliner and occasionally even tweets.
Without Terry Duffelen there would be no Football Fairgound, and the world would be a poorer place.
A little bit of a football geek, Terry spends his spare time and cash following Swindon Town up and down this god-forsaken land. The rest he just wastes. Having combined his questionable writing skills and his love for really bad football to get a degree, he's now a serial blogger, writing about anything interesting outside the top-flight and striving to find someone to pay him to do it full-time so he doesn't have to work in a pub for the rest of his life. Follow him on Twitter @telpierce.
Continuing FourFourTwo's groundbreaking sponsorship of the Wiltshire side, this blog brings you the triumphs and tragedies from the terraces to the pitch to the boardroom.
Thomas Rensen is watching 31 matches in 31 days, across Europe.
La Liga Loca is the playground for the evil, more childish half of Tim Stannard’s psyche to be let loose. The other 50% is a contributor to FourFourTwo magazine, Football365, Sabotage Times as well as other publications such as UEFA Champions Magazine and When Saturday Comes. He is also a regular guest on Real Madrid TV’s Extra Time show and works as a TV producer extraordinaire for hire. To contact Tim directly email firstname.lastname@example.org
Titus Chalk has written for UEFA's Champions magazine, German magazine 11 Freunde and FourFourTwo.com, whilst tinkering incessantly with his fantasy football team and fevelishly googling himself. He gets funny looks when he compares jazz and football, so tries to stick to the big questions, such as: "Why Phil Brown?". He is currently in Berlin and will tell you as much as he can about the country without causing a diplomatic incident. He also bloody hates writing these things and would rather get to know you over a glass of Asti Spumante and some Terence Trent D'Arby.
Tom Bennett is a young journalist with a lot on his plate, including heading up the youth-player web site The Youth Radar. Contact him on Twitter via @TheYouthRadar
Never one to hunt for glory, Tom has spent his teens and early twenties following Sheffield Wednesday on their adventures around (and mainly down) the Football League. It’s opened his eyes to the world of open terracing and the dedication of football’s truest fans. He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with an MA in Magazine Journalism and also contributes to When Saturday Comes, among others. Follow Tom on Twitter
Tom J Doyle is an NCTJ-qualified journalist and sub-editor, available for immediate hire. Contact him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomjdoyle
Tom Legg is a African football enthusiast with a special devotion to East African football. Blogs on football from a tactical perspective at Eastern Promise and will not rest until he sees an East African nation appearing in a World Cup final. It will happen! Contributor to South African broadcaster SuperSport and honorary member of the Faty Papy fan club. Also on Twitter @tomlegg
Vaishali Bhardwaj is a freelance sports journalist whose work in English, Spanish and French football saw her shortlisted for the Football Media Award at the 2012 Asian Football Awards. Vaishali has previously written for BBC Sport, The Guardian and The Times, among other publications, and also worked as a producer and presenter for Break London Radio and Beyond the Pitch. She currently writes for FourFourTwo and presents the French Football Weekly podcast. To contact Vaishali with any queries or opportunities, leave a comment on her blog vaishalibhardwaj.com/ or follow her on Twitter @VaiBhardwaj.
Victor Ferreira is a Canadian journalist who regularly contributes to FourFourtwo.com, writes and participates in podcasts & vodcasts for PortuGOAL.net, appears as a Portuguese football expert on talkSPORT radio and has covered La Liga in the past for Goal.com. He is on Twitter at @VicF77.
A writer for hire, Vish Ehantharajah has worked for FourFourTwo, The Cricketer, Spin and ESPNcricinfo.
Contact or follow him on Twitter @vitu_e
Zac Lee Rigg can be found - when not drunk, but sometimes when he is - writing about soccer for Goal.com and about music for tunetheproletariat.com.
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