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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 — 24,484 followers, 39,792 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

RT @ground_guru: Marco Silva won’t arrive alone if he joins #efc from #WatfordFC but as part of a 4-man team. Here are other members 

Nov 19, 2017

RT @henrywinter: Huge, deserved win for #lufc, much needed after recent run. Good performances all over, and the power of that support, too.

Nov 18, 2017

RT @MJJLegion: This man dancing to Michael Jackson's ‘Remember The Time’ at a recent Janet Jackson concert absolutely KILLED IT. 😂…

Nov 18, 2017

RT @davidpreece12: I love Zlatan but the lion patter is rotten #mood

Nov 18, 2017

RT @SemperFiUtd: #NUFC fans: "Shearer turned you down." #MUFC fans: "Shearer sent you down." 😂😂😂😂

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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