Bleacher Report signs Barclay for Premier League

Patrick Barclay has signed for the Bleacher Report website for the 2014-2015 football season, where he will be contributing a weekly column every Monday.

Patrick Barclay: watching from the Bleachers
Patrick Barclay: watching from the Bleachers

Barclay, the SJA’s Sports Writer of the Year in 1993, and the author of biographies on Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson, will also be providing regular video analysis for B/R during the season.

“Writers are, in our way, performers and crave the opportunity to work for an audience of enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans,” said Barclay. “Bleacher Report provides that.”

Barclay joins Stan Collymore, Guillem Balague, Jonathan Wilson, Andy Brassell and Paolo Bandini on a 70-strong paid football editorial staff at Bleacher Report for the new season

“It’s a genuine coup to bring Paddy into the Bleacher Report fold,” said B/R’s global sport manager Will Tidey. “He is as respected as anybody in the business.

“Paddy brings an authoritative take on the biggest themes and the wisdom of decades at the very top of his profession. Aside from being a wonderful writer, Paddy will be a major asset as we expand our video output this season and offer a new dimension of coverage to fans of the game.”

Barclay’s distinguished career has taken in spells at the Guardian, The Independent, Observer, Sunday Telegraph and The Times. Along with his Bleacher Report duties, he continues to write for the Evening Standard.


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