As ever there was much debate as to who would and who would not make it, but after much deliberation Twinty Tin has whittled down the contenders to select it’s final squad of writers ready for the World Cup in South Africa. Leighton Baines sadly misses out after a poorly written song parody during the friendly with Japan, but here’s who will be in action for Twinty Tin this Summer.
the key men
Born and raised in early 80s South Yorkshire, Glen Wilson was Doncaster East Good Citizen of the Year in 2001, but has struggled to live up to this early promise. A Doncaster Rovers supporter, he has contributed regularly to the fanzine Popular Stand since 2001, and not so regularly to When Saturday Comes since 2003. Last year his website Viva Rovers, picked up a bronze in the WSC Web Awards, but he remains grounded through his support of Wales.
Steve Gabb is a Bracknell based Cardiff City supporter with an interest in writing about the curiousities, statistics and trivia related to football rather than the actual game as shown in his blog Mirko Bolesan. He works as a computer progammer writing software for accountants, so this might explain his rather odd behaviour.
With his footballing allegiances torn between Valencia, The Netherlands, and the place of his birth, Norwich/England, Daniel Hill has nothing if not a cosmopolitan outlook on ‘the beautiful game’. Mixing his time between creative projects and frequent musings on the World game, he produces regular football-themed output on his blog, Jeff Biscuits.
After grduating from University Matt Clift forged an early writing career penning slogans for Love Hearts. Remember ‘Hot Stuff’? That was his. Matt later went on to write for the Doncaster Rovers fanzine Popular Stand, and after a seven year hiatus has been recalled from the writing wilderness to join Twinty Tin’s World Cup squad.
additional squad members
Norwich City fan Sam McDonnell is the man behind the blog Little Norwich.
<further profiles to be added as and when writers win their first cap>