I am an online entrepreneur, football writer and video blogger. I also co-host a weekly sports show on local FM radio. It all sounds very fancy but I prefer to describe myself as self-unemployed!
Although born and bred in North Yorkshire, England, I now live in Spain. It won’t come as a surprise that I prefer looking out to The Mediterranean opposed to the North Sea back home. I live about 45 minutes (if I’m driving!) from Alicante and just 10 minutes from the lively resort of Benidorm. Fortunately, I’m surrounded by Spaniards and not boozy Brits but I easily fit in when I enjoy a night out in Benidorm while watching the acts, many of whom are my friends.
I’m known mainly as the controversial editor of Liverpool FC fans’ website KopTalk, although in fairness, I’ve grown up a bit since back in the day having run the website for 2 decades now! I started the website as a hobby and achieved success with it and my other interests. In the eyes of some, I run a few websites and talk about football and that’s about it but not many people can say they have a business partner and investor in Silicon Valley having started it all from a bedroom with £30! Having someone place their faith in you and tell you they believe in you is a very rewarding feeling. However, KopTalk has always been my love, a hobby, and it will remain so.
People tend to call me ‘Dunk’ online and ‘Big Dunk’ on the radio. I’ve been called a lot worse, of course, by people who consider themselves rivals or those who have been turned away from our online communities. I’ve experienced many years 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 so 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 focused on football and in particular Liverpool Football Club of which 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 once they acquired the club and it all seemed very exciting at the time but as all Liverpool supporters now know, their ownership was disastrous.
I like a laugh and a giggle and although I play up for the camera, I’m a big softie. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’ll do anything for anyone (especially if it involves steak!) including those who don’t like me. Life’s too short #OneLove
Since May 2018 I’ve been following a Keto / Low Carb lifestyle and as of April 3rd 2019 I have lost 6.5 stone which is an average of around 2lbs a week.
I have a son (19) and a daughter (26) plus a grandson who is about to turn 3. They are my everything.