sports gazette

William George Eldridge

Email: 162869@live.stmarys.ac.uk

'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).

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:

Email: willeldridge@hotmail.co.uk
Twitter: @willgeorgejourn

Blog: Twitter: @willgeorgejourn

Stories by William George

  • CPFC Foundation: Helping the community
    Power, inspire and better. Now more than ever these words resonate around the streets of London. With so much negativity in the minds of communities in the capital it is important to keep remembering that there is still so much good fighting against the bad.
  • Grassroots Football: Top to bottom
    ‘I learnt all about life with a ball at my feet.’ The words of Brazilian legend Ronaldinho. A mantra to live by, but what if you don’t get the opportunity to learn about life in this way?
  • St Mary's Vision 2025
    Actor and Comedian Rob Brydon is among those against the newly announced St Mary’s University expansion plans, which’ll see the site turn into a larger, wider and more populated new student community.
  • Personal best: 5 best games where we didn't win
    Crystal Palace is an impossible football club where nothing is impossible.
  • Big Sam's big statement
    A little longer than 67 days, but there is still a sense of surprise and abruptness about the manner of Sam Allardyce’s decision to resign his position as Crystal Palace Football Club manager and seemingly throw in the towel on his managerial career.
  • John Terry: The Soap Opera
    If you were watching Sky Sports News or BBC’s Football Focus on Sunday 21st May, you would have been forgiven if you thought you had sat on the remote, changed channels and started watching your most beloved soap-opera.
  • Is the future Bright in football?
    ‘The only loyalty in football is between the supporter and his club. That will never die.’
  • 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 resonating 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' raises almost £900
    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.