Joel F

Joel F


I'm an "aspiring" (hah!) journalist from Liverpool whose foremost love in sport happens to be Liverpool and football. I'm also a contributor to a certain other open source websites. Tweet me at

I've had an intense passion for football (soccer) since I was about the height of an unusually small Hobbit. I became interested in American sports after Channel Five's establishment and fondly remember that veritable home run contest between Griffey, McGwire, and Sosa.

If I'm not distracted, I hope to publish my second article, focusing on French football, and perhaps a third, more sensitive article on various historical aspects of football in Britain. I'm eager to incorporate my interest in history and current events into sports-related articles; they're usually engaging.

I have a tendency to be sentimental and extremely nostalgic, so I often romanticise those who I admired and idolised in the, hah, 1990s, while unconsciously subscibing to a more cynical perception of current sports players. Which isn't actually sentiment that I sincerely adhere to..........I think it's the cruel assault of age.

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  • Sriram Ilango posted 2766 days ago

    Sriram Ilango

    Hey Joel, I just wrote a piece about the upsets of the world cup. Take a look if you have the time :)

  • Richard Bowler posted 2871 days ago

    Richard Bowler

    If you want a good laugh check out my new slide show on the greatest sports mullets of all time.

  • Sudip Bagui posted 2894 days ago

    Sudip Bagui

  • Dave Morrison posted 2901 days ago

    Dave Morrison

    You earned it! Keep up the great work!

  • Barney Corkhill posted 3317 days ago

    Barney Corkhill


    What a year of sports 2008 has been! You may be surprised by the amount of history that was made this year! Here are the greatest sporting moments of 2008, including all sports! Your opinions and thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


  • Jeff D Gorman posted 3337 days ago

    Jeff D Gorman

    Thanks for signing up as a fan, Joel!

    -- Jeff

  • Shyam Parthasarathi posted 3340 days ago

    Shyam Parthasarathi

    Cheers for the pick Joel.

  • Michelle Alves posted 3354 days ago

    Michelle Alves

    Hey Joel

    As football fans , many of us dream of being footballers like Pele and Maradona (the legends), thats okay, but I think its time we learn a few lessons from those little kids on the street in India , with their goalposts made of sticks and bricks and their old white shirts with 'Beckham' written on it with Felt Tip Pens.

    thanks for reading & hope you feel the same way about football as I do


  • Jesper Olsen posted 3355 days ago

    Jesper Olsen

    Thanks for the pick Joel. Much appreciated.

  • Ricky O'Neal posted 3358 days ago

    Ricky O'Neal

    Liked the feature on Arsenal and the French starlets, hope you keep contributing to the community, good work so far. Oh, and I hope you dont get any racial discrimination because you're yellow that would be very unfair! :) (my attempt at humour!) anyway keep writing!