I am an online entrepreneur, writer and video blogger. I also co-host a weekly sports show on local FM radio. Although this is technically considered ‘work’, I look at it all as one big hobby.
Although born and bred in North Yorkshire, England, I spend most of my time in Spain. I’m the owner and editor of Liverpool FC fans’ website KopTalk which I founded back in the 1990s. I started the website as a hobby for £30 and achieved success with it.
As well as KopTalk, I own a number of smaller websites and projects such as Football Club Shares. I do a bit of investing and share dealing for fun and FCS enables me to do that while incorporating my interest of football at the same time.
I have a business partner in Silicon Valley, California who supports me, my new ideas and projects. Sounds fancy, but basically it’s just someone who believes in me and my abilities; at least someone does!
People tend to call me ‘Dunk’ or ‘Big Dunk’ although I’ve been called a lot worse by people who consider themselves rivals and those who have been turned away from our online communities! I’ve experienced a lot of online abuse over the years but it comes with the territory. A handful of people really tried to smear me over the years but it actually made me more determined to succeed. They did me a favour if I’m honest. You can read more about that on my FAQ.
The majority of the content I produce is football related and most of that is about Liverpool Football Club. I was a shareholder until a forced takeover by George Gillett and Tom Hicks in 2007. Both men invited me to Dallas, USA and Montreal, Canada at the time and to be fair, they looked after me very well. It all seemed very exciting at the time, but as all Liverpool supporters now know, their ownership was disastrous. Thankfully that is now considered history.
Although KopTalk has taken up almost all of my adult life, I have aspirations of becoming a full time writer. This is a journey I have already started although KopTalk will always be my priority.
I like a laugh and a giggle and although I play up for the camera at KopTalk.TV, I’m a big softie. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’ll do anything for anyone.
In my spare time I enjoy playing on XBOX Live with my family and friends on titles such as PUBG, not that I’m very good! I enjoy the cinema, documentaries and travel. I also confess that I have a strong interest in politics.
I’m currently following a Keto / Low Carb lifestyle and as of November 2019 I have lost 94 pounds.
I have a son (19) and a daughter (26) plus a grandson who is 3. They are my everything.
You can read my latest blog entries here.