Craig Hanson

Craig Hanson is the Editor-in-Chief at Sporticos. Since graduating from Leeds Trinity University with a BA Hons degree in journalism in 2011, he has contributed to various online and print media projects. As a huge football fan and keen traveller, one of his favourite hobbies is watching live football in stadiums in different countries.

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Interview: Barcelona fan tells us if the crisis in Catalonia is as bad as it seems

Ronald Koeman is under intense pressure with constant media speculation over his position at the club Around two months ago we reached out to the guys at barcacentre looking to get a word on everything unfolding at the club heading into this season. We asked about the departure of Lionel Messi, which was still very raw at the time, and talked about who was to blame for that devastating blow. We pondered how the club might move forward with spiralling debts and probably its weakest squad in decades. We wondered how long Koeman would be in the job. Leo offered calm...

Communications authority orders DAZN to fix Serie A live streaming issues

AGCOM has put measures in place which it says the platform must adopt to prevent future malfunctions Italian football fans were left outraged in recent weeks when they experienced significant interruptions in coverage of Serie A matches provided by live streaming platform DAZN. Owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik, DAZN became the first online only platform to secure domestic rights to a major European league when it won the bid for Serie A back in March. The deal will last for three seasons and is worth €2.5bn. It contains a distribution partnership with the country's biggest telecomms giant Telecom Italia, who have...

Interview: Bren from Chiesa di Totti gives us the lowdown on all things AS Roma

After a promising start to the season, Jose Mourinho and his Giallorossi side are gunning for Europe Jose Mourinho has looked like a wounded animal more than once in his illustrious career. He's been written off even more. His stock had never been lower than it was after he was shown the door by Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy back in April just days before the London club lost the Carabao Cup final. There was talk of a sabbatical and many expected the Portuguese to be off duty for at least a few months, but it was barely two weeks later...

Who will win the 2021/22 Dutch Eredivisie - Bookies Favourites to lift the trophy

Right now it's very tight at the top with only three points separating the top four teams Despite popular misconception, the Eredivisie is one of the most unpredictable leagues in Europe in terms of who will win it. While Ajax have won the Netherlands' top division an astonishing 35 times, the trophy regularly changes hands and long periods of consistent dominance, like those seen recently at Bayern Munich and Juventus, are not the norm. In the last 20 years no team has won the league more than four years in a row and the trophy often switches between the three...

Podcast Ep 16: Pauly Kwestel from The Busby Babe is on the pod to talk Manchester United

Pauly and Craig discuss the highs and lows of the Post Fergie era, the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo and much more On this week's episode of the Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig chats to Pauly Kwestel, a Manchester United supporter and tactical analyst who contributes to The Busby Babe, a United fan blog on the SB Nation network. The boys get into what it's like to follow the Red Devils from New York City, Pauly's experience watching the team at Wembley and Old Trafford, and the tactical approach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It was yet another fantastic episode, Pauly was...