Can you turn your passion for your team into a career as a sports writer? Andrew Mangan has. Andrew Mangan is one of football’s most celebrated bloggers and podcasters. In 2002, he began writing about Arsenal at www.arseblog.com and he’s been doing it almost daily ever since. Andrew also created the Arsecast podcast in 2006, now one of the longest-running sports podcasts anywhere in the world. Along the way, his website and podcasts have won a stack of awards and entertained a global audience of Arsenal fans. Andrew will talk about creating Arseblog and Arsecast, his passion for Arsenal, his thoughts on the future of football and fandom, and his enduring love for Robert Pires.

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Andrew Mangan (Australian)

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Andrew Mangan writes about his football club Arsenal, every day at www.arseblog.com a site he created in 2002. It receives millions of visitors every month, and has won multiple awards for the writing and audio content. He also writes regularly for ESPN FC and uMAXit Football. As well as that, he have written for, or contributed to, various other publications, including: The Guardian, The Mirror, FourFourTwo, Irish Independent, and many more. He has edited and authored two Arsenal books – ‘So Paddy Got Up’ (2012) and Together: The story of Arsenal’s unbeaten season (with Andrew Allen). Both books reached #1 on Amazon and iTunes.