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Sep 23 / King Kaufman

Football Writers Week: B/R presents secrets of the top soccer scribes

It’s Football Writers Week at Bleacher Report, meaning the World Football team is presenting pieces all week about the world of football writing and writers.

It started Monday with Duncan Castles’ piece on covering the transfer window and the launch of the #classicmatchplot contest. The latter will continue all week, with Guillem Balague deciding on Friday who did the best job of describing a classic match in 140 characters—including that hashtag.

Today, Kristian Sturt, known on Twitter as @FootieWriter, spills the secrets of a freelancer’s success while Ollie Holt writes about interviewing the biggest names in the game and Karl Matchett serves up a slideshow of 50 football writers to follow on Twitter.

Later in the week, we’ll have Balague on researching Leonel Messi’s book, Jonathan Wilson on how covering tactics became cool, B/R writers Balague, Stan Collymore, Sam Tighe, Janusz Michallik, Ryan Bailey and James McNicholas, on video, with their most important tip for football writers, and a big B/R Football Writers Survey.

It looks like a fascinating week for anyone interested in soccer, writing or both.