Editorial team

Head of Editorial: Danny Wright

Danny has worked for Breaking Media for over five years, managing a team of writers across numerous sites and playing a key role in the development of Football Wonderkids.

Assistant Editor: Mark Smith

Mark has worked for Breaking Media for three years after graduating from Leeds Trinity University. He has a key leadership role within the company and was vital in developing Football Wonderkids.

Football Wonderkids Analyst: Sam Stone

Sam is a sports journalism graduate from the University of Brighton. Sam has a huge passion for football writing, particularly the statistic and tactical side of the game. Sam has previous experience working on radio stations and loves to play cricket and golf in his spare time. Read Sam’s statistical reviews here.

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Football Wonderkids Experts

Academy football expert: Harry Hudson

Harry is the founder of the Kinetic Academy in London which has seen more than 500 players go on to earn professional contracts after being missed in the academy system earlier in their careers. He is now looking to expand his foundation into women’s football while also taking on the managers role at non-league side Sevenoaks FC. Read Harry’s youth football expertise here.

European wonderkids expert: Alex Barker

Alex, also known as Euro Expert, is a freelance journalist who has written for Breaking The Lines, GFFN and more as an expert on European football and tactical analyst. He has over 15,000 followers on TikTok for his tactical breakdowns and has a mission to educate people on European football and up-and-coming talents across the continent. Read the Euro Expert’s views here.

Scouting expert: Dave Azzopardi

Dave is a lifelong Wolves fan who runs the Talking Wolves podcast and YouTube channel, while working for Football Manager as a researcher. His work has previously appeared on BBC Sport, Premier League and Squawka. Read Dave’s scouting and research expertise here.


Senior Contributor: George Overhill

George is a sportswriter with degrees in Sports Journalism (MA) – University of Brighton – and Politics (BSc) – University of Southampton. Sport, and especially football, has been his first love since the age of four, although football tests that sometimes. Also particularly interested in the women’s game and the NFL. Read more from George here.

Senior Contributor: Pranav Shahaney

Pranav is a sports journalist who graduated from St. Mary’s University, London, with a Distinction in Sports Journalism (MA). He has over six years of experience working inside newsrooms and has been writing about football since the age of 15. Long-form tactical articles and investigative pieces hold a special place in his heart. Read more from Pranav here.

Contributor: Daniel Feliciano

Daniel is a football writer who has a great thirst for the Premier League and other major European leagues. A lover of the beautiful game and a firm believer that the eye test is better than statistics. Daniel is also an avid MMA fan and speaks exclusively to Alex Barker and Dave Azzopardi for Football Wonderkids. Read more from Daniel here.

Contributor: Saikat Mandal

Saikat is a sports journalist who graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in mass communication (MA). He has over 10 years of experience working for various reputed websites. Apart from football, he loves watching F1, golf and cricket as well. Read more from Saikat here.

Contributor: Joe Ellis

A sports journalism graduate from Staffordshire University, Joe is not only an avid football fan but also cricket and motorsport. He even crashed a single-seater car during a driving experience at Oulton Park. Joe also speaks exclusively to Harry Hudson of the Kinetic Academy for Football Wonderkids. Read more from Joe here.

Contributor: Liam Thomas

Liam has been working as a journalist and editor for five years, mainly covering German and Greek sports. His love for the game started early on Sunday mornings by watching Football Italia on Channel 4. Other than football, Liam loves MMA, boxing and rugby. Read more from Liam here.

Contributor: Sean Fisher

Sean is a sports journalist who graduated from UCFB (Etihad) with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism. Self-proclaimed champion of Fantasy Football and obsessed with statistics. Aside from football, he enjoys following Formula 1 and NFL. Read more from Sean here.