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William George Eldridge


'Too much agreement kills a chat.'

With 3 years training on a Drama degree programme, William is almost too prepared for the creative and farcical life a Sports Journalist gets to live. Originally from Kent, the 24 year old specialises in all things football, and scrutinises the daily match reports, statistics and widespread opinion to build his own personal and professional views on the game.

A monumental Crystal Palace Football Club supporter and a life long season ticket holder (nearing 20 years), he has developed both an analytical perspective of football, and more importantly, a sense of humour to boot (pun intended).

Currently, he works alongside Crystal Palace Football Club match day shirt sponsors 'Mansion' on writing regular match reports for both home and away fixtures. He has recently collaborated with the Croydon Advertiser to create weekly columns for both online and paper publication.

He is extremely interested in pursuing a career in Sports Journalism, more specifically, becoming involved in the creative sector, such as a Presenter or Football Commentator on both Television and Radio.

He loves watching Football, performing or listening to music, travelling to new places, and Julian Speroni.

Contact details:

Twitter: @willgeorgejourn

Blog: Twitter: @willgeorgejourn

Stories by William George

  • WEST LONDON VARSITY PREVIEW: Rugby League hope to continue dominance over Brunel
    The St Mary’s men’s rugby league team face Brunel on Wednesday 29th March as the rivalry is tested once more in the traditional Varsity competition between those of West London’s Middlesex and Uxbridge.
  • The great ball of China: Rooney heading East to Super League?
    The enticing aroma that is resinating from China towards western footballers is increasing daily, with the financial benefits publicly teasing footballers who may have previously sneered at the idea of heading to East Asia to earn their crust.
  • The Magic Dwarf: Lahm closing the curtains
    On Tuesday, Bayern Munich and Germany international legend Philipp Lahm announced his impending retirement from football. Sports Gazette explores Lahm’s career but also those players that have arguably retired prematurely from the beautiful game.
  • Crouching Peter, hidden striker
    Scoring 100 Premier League goals is a tall order for any player and it should be acknowledged as a real achievement and contribution to the English game.
  • Alan Pardew BBC Interview: Humour, Honesty and Home.
    After exploring the various Crystal Palace forums and examining the numerous posts you would almost start to believe that there is almost a vendetta against Palace directed from the BBC.
  • Culture Club: Supply and Demand at Selhurst
    Selhurst Park has played host to such a variety of emotions, it can play rival to any television soap drama you can name. Although possible, it is highly doubtful that Scottish architect Archibald Leitch had foreseen the melodramatic persona that the South Norwood ground would inhabit.
  • African Football: Google it
    A contest between South and East London reigned supreme late Saturday night as West Ham United ran out winners against Crystal Palace.
  • Man Behind the Mic: Football Commentator Gary Taphouse
    Commentating at the highest level of sport does not come easy. You need to have a vast knowledge of the sport you’re involved in, a natural talent to broadcast a match to a mass audience, but most importantly, a steely determination to succeed in a market where many wish to thrive.
  • The Italian Jobs get the Caine
    Today saw the first two high profile managerial casualties of the season, with both Swansea’s Francesco Guidolin and Aston Villa’s Roberto Di Matteo shown the revolving football door to unemployment.
  • English National Football: Best of the Rest Starting XI
    With a hectically controversial week within the FA and football in general, and with more complications potentially arising in the near future, it’s important to engage with the one constant that truly matters; the football.
  • Team Aidan's run to Dublin
    St. Mary’s students and staff ran a total of 472 miles, or 1900 laps, and raised a total of £881.61 in support of student Aidan Doherty.