Editorial Team

Site Editor: Mark Smith

Going to your first game the year Leeds were relegated from the Premier League was tough, but it prepared Mark for the rollercoaster years that followed. Back there weren’t many better players than Luciano Becchio and Jermaine Beckford. Now? Stuart Dallas epitomises everything it means to be Leeds. Read more from Mark here.

Deputy Editor: Craig Scott

Craig’s been going to Leeds game as long as he’s been able to walk. A South Stand season ticket holder, Craig has been writing for MOT Leeds News since July 2018. Read more from Craig here.

MOT Leeds News Pundits

Former player: Paul Robinson

A man that really needs no introduction to Leeds fans. Former Leeds and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson is a massive Leeds fan and still has his finger on the pulses of Elland Road and Thorp Arch. Paul will bring you the latest insight and news each week, along with world-class punditry on the current Leeds team. Read more from Paul here.

Refereeing expert: Keith Hackett

Former Premier League ref Keith Hackett joined us in March 2021 to deliver his unique insight into the biggest decisions in Leeds games. Never one to sit on the fence, he offers expert analysis of the refs’ performances, as well as the behaviour of players and managers. Think Leeds get a rough ride from refs? Hackett will set the record straight. Read more from Keith here.

Finance expert: Dan Plumley

A senior lecturer and researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor Dan joined our team in November 2021. Since then, he has demystified the world of football finance and governance for our readers. Never more at home than when pouring over a spreadsheet, he crunches the number so you don’t have to. Read Doctor Dan’s financial expertise about the Baggies here. Read more from Dr Dan here.


Senior Contributor: George Overhill

George is a sportswriter with degrees in Sports Journalism (MA) – University of Brighton – and Politics (BSc) – University of Southampton. Sport, and especially football, has been his first love since the age of four, although football tests that sometimes. Also particularly interested in the women’s game and the NFL. Read more from George here.

Senior Contributor: Pranav Shahaney

Pranav is a sports journalist who graduated from St. Mary’s University, London, with a Distinction in Sports Journalism (MA). He has over six years of experience working inside newsrooms and has been writing about football since the age of 15. Long-form tactical articles and investigative pieces hold a special place in his heart. Read more from Pranav here.

Contributor: Daniel Feliciano

Daniel is a football writer who has a great thirst for the Premier League and other major European leagues. A lover of the beautiful game and a firm believer that the eye test is better than statistics. Also an avid MMA fan. Read more from Daniel here.

Contributor: Saikat Mandal

Saikat is a sports journalist who graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in mass communication (MA). He has over 10 years of experience working for various reputed websites. Apart from football, he loves watching F1, golf and cricket as well. Read more from Saikat here.

Contributor: Joe Ellis

A sports journalism graduate from Staffordshire University, Joe is not only an avid football fan but also cricket and motorsport. He even crashed a single-seater car during a driving experience at Oulton Park. Read more from Joe here.

Contributor: Sam Stone

Sam is a sports journalism graduate from the University of Brighton. Sam has a huge passion for football writing, particularly the EFL, having visited 68 of the 92 EFL grounds. Sam has previous experience working on radio stations and loves to play cricket and golf in his spare time. Read more from Sam here.

Contributor: Azeem Siddiqui

Azeem is a sports journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. He has more than seven years of experience working in the field of sports journalism for multiple local and international publications. He is also a sports data specialist and has helped many websites and different cricket boards in the live broadcast over the last few years. Read more from Azeem here.