I am a freelance sports journalist, based in Manchester. I’m well-known enough to have appeared on Talksport, but I’m not well-known enough to have a spoof Twitter account.
Among other things, I have interviewed the actress who plays Dot Cotton in Eastenders about a donkey sanctuary, co-hosted a local radio football phone-in on the night it had no callers and written a 50-part blog about an office move almost entirely from the perspective of a teapot.
I am no relation to the Mike Whalley who used to edit the Morecambe Visitor, although I did meet him once, which caused untold confusion. In my career, I’ve covered everything from the World Cup to Marple Carnival. This is my blog.