Introduction to the blog...

Hi, my name's Toby Wildgoose. I'm a 20 year old who's obsessed by sport, so much so, that I am looking to become a sports journalist/media officer in later life.

I've set up this blog not only so that I can improve and refine my writing skills, but also to provide a platform for potential employers to view my work.

I have already developed a small portfolio of my work, with my experience in the industry including: written match reports for junior football teams, published work at numerous EFL clubs in a variety of formats, and work experience placements at Chesterfield FC and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust - to see my full portfolio click here:

I hope to post as often as possible on this blog about anything that is sport related. Please find the time to read any of my posts.

Any comments or suggestions on how I can improve the blog would be greatly appreciated, and I would also be happy to receive any other suggestions for work experience. Please comment on here, email me (, or even tweet me (@TobyWildgoose). Cheers!

Start Date: 11/12/12 (Aged 15)

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Regularity of my posts update!

I have now finished my external exams for this month. However, I will be posting as 'often as possible' and not everyday, as I have a number of GCSE Controlled Assessment deadlines in the nearby future and want to fully focus on them!

Thank you for your patience,

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Temporary Break!

Just to let anybody, who views this blog, know that up until around mid-February of this year, I will not be posting any updates to the blog!

This is due to the fact that I will be doing my January exams in the course of the next three weeks. These exams will then be followed by controlled assessments etc. However, I will begin to re-post updates around the time that Rotherham face Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium - 09th February 2013.

Hopefully you will understand that I need to fully concentrate on revision.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Daily Question #26 - 08/01/13

Today's Question: Can you tell me which stadium will host this season's Champions League final in May?

I can also confirm that the players in yesterday's picture were Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie! Congratulations to 'hazzer97' and 'Jordan Small' who both answered correctly!

Wesley Sneijder to make move to Turkey?

It has now surfaced that outcast Inter Milan midfielder, Wesley Sneijder could be set to join Turkish giants Galatasaray, after the two clubs entered discussions about a possible move.

The 28-year-old Dutch man has not featured in a game for Inter since the 25th of September 2012. This being due to contractual issues between himself and the club.

So, after much discussion as to whether the Dutch man could be on his way to England it now looks possible that he will move to Turkey instead.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Daily Question #25 - 07/01/13

Today's Question: Can you tell me which two footballers are pictured below?

Clue: The two players wear number 7 and 16 for Crystal Palace!

I can also confirm that the answer to yesterday's question was indeed Millmoor. Well done to 'emma phillips' and 'hazzer97' who both correctly answered the question! 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Daily Question #24 - 06/01/13

Today's Question: Can anyone tell me which ground Rotherham United were controversially forced out of in 2008?

I can also announce that the correct answer to yesterday's question was indeed thirty matches. Well done to hazzer97 who got the correct answer as always!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Daily Question #23 - 05/01/13

Today's Question: How many competitive games was Stale Solbakken in charge for during his tenure at Wolverhampton Wanderers? This before being sacked today.

I can also confirm that the answer to yesterday's question was indeed West Ham United.

1000 Pageviews!

Just wanted to say thank you for getting my blog to 1000 total pageviews in under a month of it being up and running!

Keep visiting for stories on football and sport and if you have any suggestions on how to improve the blog please just comment on any of my posts! Alternatively, tweet me on twitter (@TobyWildgoose).


Friday, 4 January 2013

Daily Question #22 - 04/01/13

Today's Question: Can you tell me which team Joe Cole has just joined?

I can also confirm that the answer to yesterday's question was 34 goals for James Beattie, congratulations to hazzer97 who as always got the correct answer!

New Poll: Championship Winners 12/13

After my lost poll finished, with Malaga as winners, I have decided to post another poll. This time I will be asking 'Who do you think will be this season's npower Championship winners?'. If you look to the right of your screen the poll should appear something like this:

Cardiff City
  0 (0%)
Hull Ciy
  1 (100%)
Crystal Palace
  0 (0%)
  0 (0%)
Leicester City
  0 (0%)
Watford FC
  0 (0%)

Please feel free to add your own view to the poll by choosing who you think will be champions!


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Daily Question #21 - 03/01/13

Today's Question: How many goals did James Beattie score during his time at Sheffield United?

I can also confirm that the answer to yesterday's question was indeed Adam Le Fondre, congratulations to hazzer97 who once again got the correct answer!

Kevin-Prince Boateng leads AC Milan walk off after racist chants

Kevin-Prince Boateng lead AC Milan players off the field, after he and his team mates were subject to racist chants during a friendly against lower league side Pro Patria. 

The event occured after the Ghana international picked up the ball in the 26th minute before subsequently hammering it into the stands. 

The AC Milan star then went onto remove his shirt before angrily leaving the field of play. He was then followed off the pitch by both sets of players and the officials.

The game was then called off after players refused to re-start the match.

An investigation from the Italian Football Federation will now take place. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Daily Question #20 - 02/01/13

Today's Question: Can you tell me who is pictured in the image below?

Clue: Ex-Rotherham United striker, who now plays his trade at Reading!

I can also confirm that the answer to yesterday's question was twenty-two seasons!

Poll Result: Champions League Winners

Question: Who do you think will be this season's Champions League winners?
FC Barcelona - 1 vote (20%)
Real Madrid - 1 vote (20%)
Manchester United - 0 votes (0%)
Bayern Munich - 0 votes (0%)
Borussia Dortmund - 0 votes (0%)
Juventus - 0 votes (0%)
PSG - 1 vote (20%)
Porto - 0 votes (0%)
Shakhtar Donetsk - 0 votes (0%)
Malaga - 2 votes (40%)
Arsenal - 0 votes (0%)
Valencia - 0 votes (0%)
AC Milan - 0 votes (0%)
Schalke 04 - 0 votes (0%)
Celtic - 0 votes (0%)
Galatasaray - 0 votes (0%)

This means that you have voted Malaga as the team you think will be Champions League winners by May. Thanks to everyone that voted!

Please remember to vote on the latest poll that will once again be on the right hand side of your screen!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Daily Question #19 - 01/01/13

Today's Question: In how many Premier League seasons has Ryan Giggs scored at least one league goal?

I can also confirm that the answer to yesterday's question was the year 1986. The answer to the extra credit question was November the 6th, meaning the overall answer was 6th November 1986. Well done to James Wildgoose, who so nearly got both parts correct!