Presenting:, the fastest growing football blog, now feat. Mike Austin is a football blog site, created by, and written for the fans of the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, American MLS and German Bundesliga. We strive to give opinions on all the latest news from around Europe and the United States.

Started in May 2012, by Chris Linnell, CLSoccer has since been aiming to provide our readers with carefully weighed views and astute tactical analysis on the world’s most famous sport.

We don’t believe in featuring the standard run-of-the-mill articles which are available anywhere on the World Wide Web. Instead, we try to deliver to you original views and a fresh perspective on the game of football.

We have a team of writers each with a real passion for the game and we hope that comes across in our articles. Our team love to receive feedback on their work. Please feel free to comment with your views on any of the articles published on the site.

Everyone has an opinion about football and CLSoccer is geared to be the platform that helps you share those views.

The CLSoccer team consists of:

Chris Linnell. Chris is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of He is a Sports writer from Wiltshire, England. Currently studying Modern History and Politics at the University of Liverpool. Having previously written for, Chris also features on and The Tab Liverpool.
E-mail: Twitter: @chrisslinnell

Anthony Lane. Anthony is a 21 year old sports enthusiast from California now living in Florida. He is predominately the site’s social media manager, however he also takes on a role as one of our editors. Most of @clsoccer2012′s tweets will be sourced from Anthony and he’s the man behind our video podcast series.
Twitter: @lasersgo

Tom Kingston. Tom Kingston makes is 1, of our two, La Liga correspondents at He is a Spanish football writer and a connoisseur of the beautiful game. Tom has strong ties in the Valencia region of Spain and he studies the language on an on-going basis.
Twitter: @futboltom

Dan Thompson. Dan is one of three Premier League correspondents on the site. He follows both Spanish and English football. He is a big Swansea City fan and Barcelona supporter. Dan is 16-years-old and he currently lives in Porthcawl, Wales. He’s aspiring to study Spanish in the near future.
Twitter: @DanLThompson11

Sean Currie. Sean is another of our Premier League correspondents. He is young writer who focuses particularly on the Bundesliga and English football. Follow Sean on twitter for more updates.
Twitter: @Attack_Minded

Luke Taylor. Luke is our final current Premier League correspondent. He loves the game with a passion and he shows that through his writing. A Newcastle United supporter who holds a season ticket at the club.
Twitter: @Luke16Taylor

James Felton. James makes up the other half of our La Liga team. He is a huge Swansea fan, but has also shares a passion for Spanish giants Real Madrid. La Liga lover. Addicted to all things football.
Twitter: @JamesFootball40

Conor Garratt. Conor makes up one half of our Bundesliga team. He is a lifelong fan of Swindon Town, but has in recent years developed an affection for the German top flight and, in particular, Borussia Mönchengladbach. When he’s not watching or writing about football, he can usually be found butchering the German language.
Twitter: @Das_Garry

Antonio Maza. Tony is an Argentinian freelance writer, currently occupying one of our Bundesliga correspondent positions. He is a 22-year-old journalism student. Some of this other work can be found on Vavel and El Show de la Premier League.
Twitter: @Tony_BPL91

And just recently, we were given notice that Mike Austin, renowned sport philosopher as well as soccer fan, has joined the ranks of CLSoccer. Writes Mike:

I am a passionate soccer fan. I love to play, ref, coach, and watch the sport. I also am passionate about my job – being a philosopher. One of the great blessings of my life is to be able to combine these two things. And I think that at least some of us who are academics and benefit from the public trust invested in us should try to bridge the gap between our scholarship and public life.

To that end, I will begin regularly contributing to a new but quickly growing site devoted to soccer: My focus will be on ethical issues that arise in the game. My first piece explains why I, as an Arsenal fan, don’t want the club to sign Luis Suarez:

Enjoy, and if you are so inclined comment at CLSoccer. I’d love to get an ethics discussion going over there!

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