Contributors – Premier League

David Cordell
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David Cordell

AFC Bournemouth contributor
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David is our Bournemouth contributor and believes you are not a club unless you have under 11,464 fans in the stadium.

JOINED:  Episode 515
CAPS: 17
FROM:  Washington, DC
Morgan Rubes
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Morgan Rubes

Arsenal contributor
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Morgan is our Arsenal contributor, the former Chairman of Arsenal Canada, and the lead writer of "The Third Yellow", the only referee blog on the internet.

We look at Morgan as the villain of the show: listen and you will see why.

JOINED: Episode 109
CAPS: 224
FROM:  Toronto, Ontario
Darren Smith
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Darren Smith

Arsenal contributor
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Darren Smith is the good cop to Morgan's (other Arsenal guy) bad cop. Trust us, listen to the podcast.

Occasional co-host (so much better than Derek) for UEFA Champions League and member shows.

JOINED:  Episode 398
CAPS: 60
FROM:  Raleigh, NC
Ryan Holt
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Ryan Holt

Burnley contributor
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Ryan is our Burnley contributor and a regular guest host on our premium shows for members. You are a member, aren't you?

You can't tell from this head shot but he is holding a rubber chicken.

JOINED:  Episode 467
CAPS: 40
FROM:  Columbus, Indiana

Fun (well, we think it is fun) note: Ryan was the first contributor on Premier Punditry to be relegated from the main show, to the Championship show, and back to the main show.

Jesus Martinez
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Jesus Martinez

Chelsea contributor
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Jesus is our Chelsea contributor and president of the Bayou City Blues in Houston, Texas.

Buckle up because, if you hate Chelsea supporters (we know you are out there), you may have a tough time hating Jesus.

He is so fair with his views that he gets hate mail from other Chelsea fans.

JOINED:  Episode 391
CAPS: 98
FROM:  Houston TX
Bryan Hayman
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Bryan Hayman

Chelsea contributor
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Bryan is our Chelsea contributor and, like Jesus (the other Chelsea fan), is very fair and level headed.

Yeah, we found two level headed Chelsea supporters.

JOINED: Episode 651
CAPS: 4
FROM: Houston TX
Xavier O'Connor
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Xavier O'Connor

Crystal Palace contributor
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Xavier is our Crystal Palace contributor and (occasionally) writes (rants) about the Eagles.

He has a man-crush on Jason Puncheon.

JOINED: Episode 471
CAPS: 40
FROM: New York, New York, USA
Wil Block
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Wil Block

Crystal Palace contributor
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Wil (only one 'l', damn it) is our sarcastic and passionate Crystal Palace supporter.

Warning: if you support clubs with truckloads of money, Wil may offend your ear holes.

JOINED: Episode 642
CAPS: 4
FROM: Philadelphia, PA
Mark Canes
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Mark Canes

Everton contributor
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Epic Football Man: Mark Canes has been here since the beginning (ep. 15) and is an encyclopedia of interesting and useless football facts.

JOINED: Episode 15
CAPS: 217
FROM: Toronto, ON, Canada
John Pierce
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John Pierce

Everton contributor
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Who is this?

John is our brand new Everton contributor.

He is so new to the show that we cannot give you some witty sentence about him. Stay tuned.

JOINED: Episode 698
CAPS: 1
FROM: New Jersey, USA
Zach Becker
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Zach Becker

Hull City contributor
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Who is this?

Zach Becker is our Hull City contributor and was our second contributor to be relegated from the main show only to return in the 2016-17 season.

He also has a very weird avatar picture on his twitter page. Check it out.

JOINED: Episode 403
CAPS: 50
FROM: Washington DC
Mark Snyder
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Mark Snyder

Leicester City contributor
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Mark Snyder is our Leicester City contributor and one of our writers.

Currently, Mark is still getting off the cocaine fueled celebration that was Leicester winning the 2015-16 English Premier League title.

JOINED: Episode 415
CAPS: 68
FROM: Phoenix, Arizona

Darren Rudham
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Darren Rudham

Liverpool contributor
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Darren is the founder and co-chair of the “Baltimore Reds Official Liverpool Supporters Club“, in Baltimore MD (No Idea Tavern and Slainte Irish Pub).

Darren is also the Vice Chairperson of the Craig Willinger Fund (CWFund), a clarity that helps young soccer fans fighting cancer to see their favorite club, live.

JOINED: Episode 322
CAPS: 92
FROM: Baltimore MD
Ryan Grubb
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Ryan Grubb

Liverpool contributor
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Who is this?

Ryan is our Liverpool contributor and rarely wastes a second on the podcast before bashing Manchester United.

He says that Darren (the other Liverpool guy) offered him beer to join the show for which he is still waiting.

JOINED: Episode 591
CAPS:15
FROM: New York, NY, USA
JC Plante
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JC Plante

Man City contributor
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JC Plante is Premier Punditry's Manchester City contributor and lead writer of our statistics blog, wait for it, "JC Counts to Five". Five key soccer stats because who has time for six?

Also, if you are not a Man City supporter, JC will probably annoy you on the podcast. Maybe if you are a Man City supporter.

JOINED: Episode 151
CAPS: 157
FROM: Toronto, ON, Canada
Gavin McMahon
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Gavin McMahon

Man City contributor
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Gavin is our Manchester City contributor - join him and other Toronto MCFC fans at Opera Bob's.

Gavin fights hard on every show to combat JC's (the other MCFC guy) outrageous predictions about the blue side of Manchester.

JOINED: Episode 611
CAPS: 25
FROM: Toronto, ON, Canada
Fran Kerner Jr.
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Fran Kerner Jr.

Man United contributor
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Who is this?

Fran is our Manchester United contributor and member of the Charm City Reds.

The best thing about Fran: he took criticism on the show about his views and did not quit. Cough.

JOINED: Episode 579
CAPS: 24
FROM: Baltimore, MD
Mayank Arora
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Mayank Arora

Man United contributor
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Mayank is our depressed (and getting more depressed by the day) Manchester United supporter.

JOINED: Episode 658
CAPS: 8
FROM: Austin, Tx
Matt Green
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Matt Green

Middlesbrough FC contributor
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Matt Green is co-founder of the New York / Northeast Middlesbrough supporters club.

Although he can’t confirm, he blindly believes himself to be the first ever American born Boro supporter.

JOINED: Episode TBD
CAPS: TBD
FROM: Albany, NY, USA
Jeff Collins
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Jeff Collins

Middlesbrough FC contributor
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Jeff Collins is one of our Middlesbrough contributors and is the president of the Canadian supporters club (shouldn’t it be Prime Minister).

Always thinking of new ways to show his love for the Boro, he once ran the Boston Marathon dressed as Adam Clayton (google it)

JOINED: Episode TBD
CAPS: TBD
FROM: Kitchener, ON, Canada
Jason Gregory
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Jason Gregory

Stoke City contributor
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Jason Gregory is our Stoke City contributor and a member of the Stoke City FC-Dallas supporters club.

In real life, Jason is a lawyer so he writes and talks about FIFA a lot. You know, because FIFA does everything legal and above board.

JOINED: Episode 391
CAPS: 42
FROM: Dallas, TX, USA
Joshua Reynolds
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Joshua Reynolds

Stoke City contributor
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Joshua Reynolds is the president of the Stoke City supporters club in Baltimore.

A cat used to be vice president but then a second human joined.

JOINED: Episode TBD
CAPS: TBD
FROM: Baltimore, MD, USA
Bill Caffery
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Bill Caffery

Southampton contributor
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Bill Caffrey is our Southampton contributor and one of our writers.

Like the players from Saints, he assumes he will be transferred to another website and podcast very soon.

JOINED: Episode 513
CAPS: 52
FROM: Long Island, NY
Cory Martin
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Cory Martin

Sunderland contributor
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Corey is our Sunderland supporter who reports having been married into becoming a Blackcat supporter.

Cory has been on the Premier Punditry counselling couch for what seems like an eternity after his club barely survived the last three seasons ('13-'16).

We wonder how much longer before Cory goes bat-s*^t crazy.

JOINED: Episode 29
CAPS: 181
FROM: Halifax, NS, Canada

Derek Aspinal
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Derek Aspinal

Sunderland contributor
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Derek is a former season ticket holder at both Roker Park and the Stadium of Light and current Chair of Sunderland AFC North America Supporters Association.

Ha’way me bonnie lads!

JOINED: Episode 536
CAPS: 11
FROM: Columbus, OH, USA
Warren Smith
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Warren Smith

Swansea City contributor
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Who is this?

Warren is our Swansea contributor and one of our writers.

He drives us nuts with his logical and researched comments.

JOINED: Episode 484
CAPS: 30
FROM: Nashville, TN
Jonathon Messinger
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Jonathon Messinger

Swansea City contributor
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Who is this?

Jonathon talks Swans on Premier Punditry and on his own podcast, "Swans in Seven".

To our knowledge, he does not own a sheep.

JOINED: Episode 647
CAPS: 8
FROM: TBD
Martin Wills
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Martin Wills

Tottenham Hotspur contributor
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Who is this?

Martin Wills is our Tottenham contributor and former president of Spurs Canada.

Martin's blog, predicting three English Premier League matches, is online every Thursday.

We call Martin, "The Gentleman", on the show as he is so nice to every contributor - even our Chelsea contributors.

JOINED: Episode 15
CAPS: 125
FROM: Toronto, ON, Canada
Matt Culham
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Matt Culham

Tottenham Hotspur contributor
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Who is this?

Matt Culham is our pessimistic Spurs supporter.

Seriously, we mean pessimistic: this is a guy who thought Tottenham would blow their Champions League spot after mathematically capturing it.

JOINED: Episode 110
CAPS: 141
FROM: Toronto, ON, Canada
Mark Engel
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Mark Engel

Watford contributor
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Who is this?

Mark is our very passionate, but soft spoken, Watford contributor.

JOINED: Episode 581
CAPS: 20
FROM: New York (USA) but born in Watford (100 yards from the Stadium) at Watford General Hospital.
Paul Philips
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Paul Philips

Watford contributor
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Paul Phillips is our Watford FC contributor, a member of the New York Hornets and a season ticket holder for 26 years.

JOINED: TBD Episode TBD
CAPS: TBD
FROM: Freehold, NJ, USA
Dave Pritchard
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Dave Pritchard

West Bromwich Albion contributor
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Who is this?

Dave is our West Bromwich Albion contributor and has the perfect mix for this show: class and that English wit.

Will Dave miss making fun of the Villa this season? Subscribe and find out.

JOINED: Episode 375
CAPS: 64
FROM: Halesowen, England; now living in Fargo, ND (USA)
Desmond Tibby
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Desmond Tibby

West Bromwich Albion contributor
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Who is this?

Desmond is our West Bromwich Albion contributor and he says he just got passed up on the England job, missing out to a box of crisps.

JOINED: TBD Episode TBD
CAPS: TBD
FROM: Toronto, ON, Canada
Dave Hautzig
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Dave Hautzig

West Ham United contributor
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Who is this?

Dave is our “cult of personality” West Ham United supporter who has a few passions: very good wine, exceptional food, his wife and two children, and West Ham United.

Dave is a regular contributor to the West Ham United blog "Knees Up Mother Brown" and “West Ham Till I Die“ .

In his past life, he published ten non-fiction books for children. None of which involved West Ham for fear of accusations of endangering the welfare of a child.

JOINED: Episode 376
CAPS: 70
FROM: Upstate New York, NY, USA
Jonathan Ross
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Jonathan Ross

West Ham United contributor
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Who is this?

Our back-up West Ham United contributor, Jonathan Ross, was saddled with this unwanted and thoroughly annoying disease back in the mid-1980s.

You see, he and his mate, West Ham contributor extraordinaire, David Hautzig, failed to successfully hit on David’s cute neighbor, and instead got stuck with her east-end raised boyfriend who earned his Hammers fandom the old-fashioned way: via inheritance.

JOINED: Episode 470
CAPS: 20
FROM: Houston, Texas, USA