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Meet The Team

Meet the people who bring Sports Mole to your screens.

Sports Mole is brought to you by a team of dedicated experts from across the world of sports. Read on to find out more about our reporters!


The Real Barney Corkhill

Barney Corkhill - Editor

A journalism graduate from the University of Sheffield, Barney firmly believes that there is no such thing as a bad sport. As a lifelong Liverpool fan, he still regularly replays the 2005 Champions League final and lists a host of players from the Anfield club amongst his favourite sportsmen. On the field himself, Barney has forged a reputation as a goalscoring defender with a fearsome left foot that bears an uncanny resemblance to John Arne Riise (nothing to do with the ginger hair). Follow Barney on Twitter @BarneyCorkhill.


Matt Law

Matt Law - Football Editor

Matt studied law at Anglia Ruskin University and has since worked with a number of sports websites as a freelance sports writer. He's a keen footballer and a former National Finals table tennis champion. An avid Manchester United fan, Matt names his favourite sportsmen as Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Gary Neville. Follow him on Twitter @MLAW290.


Darren Plant

Darren Plant - Senior Reporter

Darren graduated from Staffordshire University with a Sports Journalism degree in 2009 and has previously worked for news website InTheNews as well as local newspapers The Cannock Mercury and The Chase Post. Darren is a Chelsea fan but also follows Conference North side Hednesford Town. He has a big interest in darts, and plays for two different pub sides. He names his favourite sportsmen as Fernando Torres, Andy Murray and Wayne Mardle. Follow Darren on Twitter @Dazman5.


Ben Knapton

Ben Knapton - Senior Reporter

Ben graduated from the University of Brighton with a Sports Journalism degree in 2019, and has experience working with newspapers, broadcasters and reporting live from the press box. Ben is an avid Arsenal fan and was at the Emirates to see THAT Jack Wilshere goal against Norwich City. A former British champion in gymnastics, he has since taken his acrobatic traits to the football pitch, playing as a goalkeeper in his spare time. Follow Ben on Twitter @BenKnapton.


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Oliver Thomas - Senior Reporter

Oliver graduated from UCFB Wembley with a First Class Honours degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism in 2019, and has experience working for the media teams at Wycombe Wanderers and Hampton and Richmond Borough as well as working for the National League Under-19's Alliance and The National Student. Oliver is an avid Manchester City supporter and is currently aiming to visit all 92 football league grounds. Follow Oliver on Twitter @O1iThomas.


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Brett Curtis - Reporter

Brett is an avid football fanatic first and foremost but enjoys his history, too, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of East Anglia. Amalgamating his two main hobbies in life - football and writing - has seen him work for several online publications such as Goal and Bleacher Report in the past. As a lifelong Liverpool fan, Brett has gone through all the highs and lows, with his hero Steven Gerrard a central presence throughout all of them until Jurgen Klopp finally restored the Reds to their perch after years of Sir Alex Ferguson-inflicted misery throughout his childhood. Follow Brett on Twitter @brett_curtis92.


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Jonathan O'Shea - Reporter

Jonathan is a Sports Journalism graduate from the University of Huddersfield who also works in education. Having written for several football websites in the past – particularly about the much-maligned Europa League – the unfailing drama and intrigue of Italy's Serie A is where his interests now lie. A part-time Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland supporter; full-time football chatterer, Jonathan also holds a candle for guitar music, surreal comedies and a variety of other sports. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @strangeloaf


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Sam Varley - Reporter

Sam is a Sheffield United season ticket holder, while also running the social media content of non-league club Yorkshire Amateur AFC in Leeds. When he's not writing, watching or playing football, Sam enjoys watching cricket, golf and boxing, and is currently studying Business and Marketing at the University of Manchester.


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Marvelous Adepoju - Reporter

Marvelous is an engineering student at the University of Ibadan with a passion for the beautiful game called football. Other areas of interest are music, basketball and tennis. He supports Chelsea and the Portland Trailblazers and has plans to visit their home grounds some day.


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Joshua Ojele - Reporter

Currently an undergraduate student of Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria's premier university, Joshua is an ardent Chelsea fan who enjoys writing and debating about football. A fox in the box himself, he terrorises opposing defenders whenever on the field of play and strongly believes that when compared to Manchester United's treble-winning team, Chelsea's 2003-2004 side, Manchester City's centurion or Liverpool's 2019-20 title-winning side, Arsenal's invincibles are a tad bit overrated. Follow Joshua on Twitter @JoshuaOjele


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Joel Lefevre - Reporter

Joel is known to most people as a former houseguest on Big Brother Canada where he finished fifth in season four. He is a broadcast journalism graduate from WABC in Canada with over 7 years of experience as a news and sports writer & anchor. As a dual French and Canadian citizen, he is a massive football fan and former goalkeeper who is used to second place, having captured two silver medals at the Canadian provincials. Being a lifelong supporter of AS Monaco and the French national team, he knows a lot about nearly winning. Because his teams rarely finish first he consistently rewatches the 1998 and 2018 World Cup to bring a little joy to all the heartbreak he has experienced as a football supporter. Follow Joel on Twitter @JoelBBCAN.


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Carter White - Reporter

Carter recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and is now pursuing his passion of football journalism and sports content creation. A season ticket holder at Birmingham City who is desperately holding on to their League Cup win and subsequent Europa League campaign during the early 2010s. Created Bluenose Alliance on Instagram in 2020 to give Birmingham fans a place to discuss the annual relegation battles.


Devesh Jaganath

Devesh Jaganath - Reporter

Devesh is a BCOM Marketing Management graduate from the University of South Africa and played cricket at the provincial level during his teen and college years. He is also a keen footballer and a proud member of the Springboks official supporters club. Follow Devesh on Twitter @DeveshJaganath


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