Dan Coombs

Dan is a Manchester United supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than 10 years. He writes exclusively for United In Focus, leading the site's growth in news, analysis and match coverage, and is also head of sport content for GRV Media. He has interviewed current and former footballers, and figures outside the world of sport, and his work has also been cited in a biography for Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. He is looking forward to new manager Erik ten Hag building the next truly great Manchester United team.

Dylan Walsh

Dylan Walsh is a football journalist and writer for HITC Football and Arsenal insider for GRV Media with over eight years of writing experience in the sports industry. A 2018 Sport Journalist graduate from the University of Brighton, Dylan is a Premier League, EFL and UEFA accredited reporter with over five years of experience covering live football from the view of the press box, covering the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and the England national team at Wembley Stadium. Dylan is a big fan of Arsenal Football Club, Major League Soccer and cheesecake.

Ed Watkinson

Ed has more than six years of experience in the publishing industry as a content strategist and editor. Over the years he has been responsible for the editorial strategy for some of the biggest online publications and brands globally. He has in-depth knowledge and experience across a broad range of topics including entertainment, sport, TV, film, gaming and tech. At GRV Media he works across the different newsrooms and is involved in the planning, creation and editing of the editorial content across all our brands. When not at work he spends a lot of time in the great outdoors doing various sporting activities.

Giuseppe Labellarte

Giuseppe is a UK-based, NCTJ-qualified journalist. He moved to England from Italy as a youngster and is probably the least Italian-looking (and sounding) Italian you'll ever meet. Giuseppe has been in the football journalism game for close to a decade and has also worked as a copywriter. He has a postgraduate degree in journalism and studied international relations for his first degree. Giuseppe's interests include powerlifting, cooking, festivals, and telling awful dad jokes.

John Verrall

John is a sports journalism graduate from Staffordshire University. He has now worked with GRV Media for eight years, rising through the ranks and becoming Deputy Global Head of Football in 2022. He now manages six websites for the company, including The Boot Room, Geordie Boot Boys and Rousing the Kop. He also helps to run GRV's social media accounts, across Facebook and Twitter. His past experience comes at UEFA, The Guardian, World Soccer and Shoot Magazine, among other publications. John is also a big Peterborough United and regularly hosts Twitter Spaces about the club.

Kyle Archer

Kyle Archer is a Football Content Writer at GRV Media working on HITC Football, specialising in news and features on Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premiership teams. He is also a Multimedia Journalism graduate from Bournemouth University (2013-16), who has a number of years of active experience in the field. His experiences include writing content for online publications covering the Premier League and the EFL, as well as domestic and pan-European football competitions. Kyle further has a keen interest in a number of other sports, including Formula 1 and the NFL.

Shamanth Jayaram

Shamanth Jayaram works as a Senior Editor at GRV Media. After dipping his toes in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he decided to switch careers and joined GRV Media in 2019. He has published stories on HITC, The Boot Room, Arsenal Insider and The Focus, and has been editing entertainment content for over a year now. Shamanth has been an Arsenal fan for more than two decades. He also enjoys a bit of UFC every now and then.

Tom Procter

Tom is a sports journalist who has been with GRV Media since the summer of 2018, having previously worked for 90min. He has worked on the company's two major football websites HITC Football and TBR Football, as well as club sites such as Geordie Boot Boys, Arsenal Insider, and Rangers News. Currently, he is the lead writer on Molineux News and has covered the club for over two years, establishing the site as the go-to for supporters wanting the latest news and opinions on all things Wolves. When not writing about and watching football, he's probably playing it... He's also a big cinephile, gym-goer, and night out enthusiast.

Vincent Ralph

Vincent Ralph is Senior Managing Editor at GRV Media. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Greenwich and later completed his NCTJ in Newspaper and Magazine Journalism while studying in Cornwall. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years. He joined GRV Media in 2014, working his way up from football writer to a senior member of staff. After two years as Managing Editor of Rousing The Kop and The Boot Room he became Senior Managing Editor of new student website Freshered. Vincent is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and his second novel is also a USA Today bestseller and the winner of the Southern Schools Book Award.

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