Role: Global Content Manager and Friday football columnist
Read Ben's articles HERE.
An experienced journalist and editor with a passion for sport, betting and rubbish TV, Ben oversees content on Bet.Unibet.com. In his previous roles, he has covered World Cups, Ryder Cups and a Calcio Storico and interviewed global stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Freddie Flintoff, Fatboy Slim and Grimsby’s Nick Hegarty. Along the way he’s shared a cigar with Tiger Woods and a Jacuzzi with Jodie Kidd, taught Danny Dyer to play golf, lobbed Neville Southall, nutmegged Ray Parlour, and lost an arm wrestle to Tyrone off Coronation Street. A football academy reject, Ben remains a keen amateur player and coach, and has represented British Journalists XIs at Anfield, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge. He recently scored at Wembley, but it was ruled out for offside. Read his weekly column every Friday here on Bet.Unibet.com.
Role: Bet.Unibet weekend editor and Saturday football columnist
Read Jack's articles HERE.
Jack is the weekend editor at Bet.Unibet and pens his column each Saturday. He also writes about Brazilian football on his blog, Snap, Kaká and Pop!, as well as for The Guardian, ESPN FC, When Saturday Comes and others. A card-carrying member of the David Luiz fanclub, Jack also produces pseudo-profound futebol poetry on his Games Against Nature tumblr page. When not proofreading the work of this motley crew or writing about the next Ronaldinho/next Zico/next Afonso Alves, Jack likes to travel, eat food, and travel to places to eat food. He does not particularly enjoy writing about himself in the third person, but sometimes needs must.
Role: Unibet social media man and creator of quirky content
Read James' articles HERE.
James is a sports journalist and stand up comedian who specialises in the quirky side of stuff; creating memes and link bait for Unibet as well as running the company's official Twitter account and Facebook, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest platforms. He has written for The Independent, Guardian Online and Goal.com among others and runs the biggest (and only) Crystal Palace fanzine; Five Year Plan. When he's not making memes about Marouanne Fellaini's hair he's writing and singing parody songs for his YouTube channel youtube.com/jdsfootballsongs.
Role: Unibet PR Executive and cricket writer
Read Tim's articles HERE.
Tim is a journalist with a passion for all things sport and betting having covered everything from horse racing and cricket to American football and the Eton Wall Game. A London-based United fan, he served his three years in Manchester while at University. Tim is also a long suffering England cricket supporter having followed the team all over, including when on secondment at Colombo Zoo, an experience he still describes as "absolutely fundamental" to his growth as a man, and which forms the undeniable centrepiece of his stunning nine-page-long CV. What he lacks in Twitter presence, he makes up for in expensive knitwear, a highly professional attitude, and relentless chat and banter ("chanter").
Role: Freelance editor and tipster.
Read Dan's articles HERE.
Dan has worked in the betting industry for ten years, mainly as a freelance writer, editor and tipster. The (self-proclaimed) ‘Guv’nor’ had a spell as a spreadsheet and numbers man within the good ship Unibet, but now puts fingers to keyboard in order to show the youngsters how it’s done. Away from work Dan has a wife, child and Spurs season ticket, but refuses to be drawn on which one means the most to him.
Role: Daily football tipster
Read Ed's articles HERE.
Ed Malyon is a freelance sports writer and talent scout from London who specialises in South American football. This entails plenty of staying up until 4am watching goalless draws between the likes of Sport de Huancayo and Cerro Porteño, but also means that he gets to watch some of the most passionate and downright mental football on the planet.
Role: Italian football tipster and columnist
Read Paolo's articles HERE.
Paolo Bandini is an Anglo-Italian sports writer presently living in exile in the US Midwest. He writes weekly columns on Italian football for guardian.co.uk and Canadian media group The Score, and his journalistic credits include print and broadcast work for BBC, Sky News, Talksport, ESPN, RTE, Astro SuperSport and of course, Bet.Unibet.com. Along with football, his specialist areas include the NFL and tennis. He once beat Franck Quedreue at table football, mostly because he had the better partner. On another occasion, a small currency miscalculation caused him to lose £40 betting that his wife could not finish a single glass of Jal Jeera (salty lemonade that smells of egg.)
Role: Thursday football columnist
Read Adrian's column: Professionally Speaking HERE.
, Adrian loves nothing more than to write or talk about The Beautiful Game.
Role: Tuesday football columnist
Read Iain's articles HERE.
Iain Macintosh is a freelance football writer. Primarily, he works as the UK Football Correspondent for The New Paper, Singapore's biggest selling tabloid, but he's also written for Sports Illustrated, MSN, The Irish Examiner and, during one particularly barren spell, Cable & Network Finance. A Southend United fan, though a particularly poor one given that he works weekends and lives in South Shields, he considers himself a balanced observer of the game, but only in that he is equally rude about everyone. Outside of football, Macintosh enjoys gin, mint imperials and nude ornithology. He cannot be killed by conventional weapons.
Role: German football tipster and columnist
Read Raphael's articles HERE.
London-based Raphael Honigstein, a native of Bavaria, writes about football for Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Guardian and Sports Illustrated. He's the author "Englischer Fussball: A German's View of The Beautiful Game" and does look dapper on a ESPN pundit sofa. Raphael is a Sagittarius, even though he grew up believing he was a Capricorn.
Role: Wednesday football columnist
Read Andy's articles HERE.
Andy writes and talks about European football for the BBC, ESPN, The Independent, Four Four Two and now Bet.Unibet.com, among others. Spending the principal part of his time working on football in France, Portugal and the Champions League, he gives most of the rest of Europe a fair sweep too, is gradually attempting to learn Russian and doesn't understand people who think they'd get bored if they lived forever. His biggest betting win outside of Vegas came when he lumped on Brazilian Ronaldo as top scorer at the 2002 World Cup. Kerching.
Role: Basketball tipster
Read Mark's articles HERE.
An Edinburgh-based journalist and broadcaster, Mark has covered Olympic Games, World Cups and local Under-16 leagues in a variety of sports, while writing for a multitude of publications on both sides of the Atlantic. On his main beat of basketball, he’s a contributor to MVP Magazine, while also appearing regularly on the BBC and Sky Sports, and has interviewed everyone from Michael Jordan to LeBron James, as well as shorter people on occasion. He could have been an NBA star – if not for dodgy knees and an extraordinary lack of talent.
Role: Monday football columnist
Read Adam's articles HERE.
The product of five billion years of human evolution, four of which were spent shuffling awkwardly towards a degree, Adam Clery is one of these (relatively) young, (relatively) good, and (relatively) solvent writers you'll have bemoaned the existence of at some point. Sharper than lime eye drops, he flirted with the notion taking over the capital, but eventually retreated back to his native Newcastle where he runs a publishing company and nobody makes him say “cookies” because apparently it's funny in his accent. Better people than you have tried to shake his belief that Lionel Messi is only half the player Peter Beardsley was, but you're welcome to try.
Role: Daily tennis tipster
Read Sean's articles HERE.
Sean is a sports journalist specialising in tennis. He began his career as a football writer, which came in handy for keeping tabs on his beloved West Bromwich Albion. The switch to his first love of tennis came in 2008 and since then Sean has covered tournaments all over the world. He’s sat through the extreme heat policy in Melbourne, interviewed the likes of Andy Murray, been attacked by Cliff Lazarenko, robbed at the Taj Mahal and had footballs kicked at him by Ainsley Harriott. He’s also a guest tennis analyst on ’The Punter’ on Sports Tonight Live.
Role: Weekly tennis columnist
Read Dom's articles HERE.
If you can play, play. If you can't, write about it. That's been Dominic's motto ever since the tender age of 11 when he realised a career in professional tennis was about as likely as a hot date with Maria Sharapova. Since then he's been tennis correspondent for the Financial Times, editor of ACE Tennis magazine and editor of British Tennis magazine. He is currently tennis correspondent at International Tennis Magazine and a freelance sports writer for many UK titles. Maria is still not returning his calls. You can read his Bet.Unibet tennis column, Blissful Thinking, every Thursday.
Role: Golf tipster
Read Bryan's articles HERE.
Residing in Dublin, Bryan has been fascinated by the gambling industry ever since he was small enough to sneak under the cashier box to the over 18's section of the amusements; here he spent numerous hours looking for angles to beat the unbeatable slot machine, and won. Maths was his guilty pleasure at school and this visual mathematician is now a small time player in the betting markets, running his own advisory website and freelancing for betting companies. He specialises in golf and football and his claim to fame is using his analytical and strategic abilities many years ago to take Westham from the first division to the Champions League trophy in a game of Football Manager in just four years - Jay Jay Okocha on a free transfer, the catalyst for greatness. He now spends most of his time alone in front of the computer and TV screens trying to anticipate the future.
Role: Baseball tipster
Read Josh's articles HERE.
Josh Chetwynd has been playing or talking about baseball since he was a wee lad. Once he could write, he started doing that about the sport as well - something he does daily for Bet.Unibet.com. As a player, he competed at university level at Northwestern University (in the always competitive Big Ten conference) and then played professionally in both the U.S. and Europe (yep, there are European baseball-playing gigs!). If that wasn't enough baseball, he has also broadcast the sport for both Channel 5 and BBC Radio in the UK. As for his writing chops, Chetwynd has worked as a staff reporter for such publications as USA Today and U.S. News & World Report and has written a number of books including two on baseball and one light and fun one on sports and recreation balls, which is a great read, according to his wife.
Role: Spanish football tipster
Read Paul's articles HERE.
A Staffordshire-based freelance football writer and editor of LaLigaUK. For football viewing, when Paul is not watching Spanish or his beloved Liverpool, he can be found trawling the channels searching for further leagues offerings in pursuit of extending his knowledge. A lover of sport, comedy and films, he has attended press conferences with the likes of Mourinho, Ferguson and Bielsa, contributing to various La Liga websites, LFC's The Anfield Wrap and Well Red magazine, along with different clubs match-day programmes. He once got on a plane without a ticket following a Champions League Final and met the Brazilian Ronaldo on his 21st birthday in Leicester.
Role: Poker columnist
Read Steve's 'Idiot's Guide To Poker' HERE.
Prior to becoming a full time writer, Steve Rowland got fired from a succession of low-grade jobs that he would rather forget about. Since then, he’s written for The Guardian, The Independent, the British Journalism Review, Square Meal, Front, Maxim and plenty more. Well, perhaps not plenty more – three or four more. He also had a brief, colourful spell as a political speechwriter. Nowadays he spends his time either playing or writing about poker and daydreaming about winning awards for his books. Unfortunately fulfiling this would involve actually writing books, something he has yet to do.
Role: Boxing tipster
Read James' articles HERE.
James was a savage beast as a schoolboy boxer and was only prevented from turning pro by a lack of discernible talent. Since then he has thrown himself enthusiastically into television and betting - writing about TV for The Guardian, Arena, Project, Front and Vanity Fair Italia while becoming the toast of the betting world for his foulmouthed yet eerily accurate boxing predictions on his Aerial Telly site. Career highlights include interviewing Bryan Cranston, Michael C Hall and being sarcastically re-tweeted as a hater by former undisputed world welterweight champ Zab "Super" Judah. He likes to kiss lobsters, but they seldom kiss him back.