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Simon Austin

Editor, Training Ground Guru and Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  features, liverpool, football, tennis, rugby union, leeds united, tottenham, sports news

Ex-BBC. National newspaper journalist. Proud dad. Now busy with @ground_guru. Sign up to our weekly newsletter

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Story getter. Exclusive stories for New York Times, The Sun, Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, among others. TV producer for BBC/ ITV.

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@sport_simon — 24,648 followers, 40,646 tweets

RT @BlackpoolFC: Club deeply saddened to learn of the passing of its record appearance holder and Vice-President Jimmy Armfield.…
Jimmy Armfield: great player/ great knowledge of the game. Yet showed no ego when he became a co-commentator/ pundit.
RT @sportingintel: New England Patriots: the fourth best paid sports team in Boston (avg player salary), and the 18th best paid in the…
@stebyfield32 That's what I was saying Stephen!! Poch will be patient. I'm sure Dele won't know or care what I tweet!
RT @ghostgoal: Is Marco Silva’s naked ambition harming his career? Spoke to a number of his former players for this piece and they paint a…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Trainee reporter, Banbury Guardian

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Grateful for tippex.

How is social media changing news?

Journos still need good principles - source a story/ verify/ don't rely on Twitter gossip