Editorial Team

Journalists

Editor: Dean White
Dean loves three things: West Ham, Dr Martens and Paulo Di Canio. As he grew up in south-east London, Dean started to follow the Irons and regularly visited Upton Park with his dad Colin. He’s been writing about the club since his teenage years and continues to obsess over tactics and transfer stories to this day.

Pundit: Frank McAvennie
Two stints with the club and still a firm favourite with the fans all this time later, thanks to lines like these from his autobiography: “It was the tops. The place to be. I wouldn’t give a monkey’s what the pay was. I’d play for West Ham for free.” McAvennie will bring you all the latest news and opinion about all the big news stories from
West Ham.

Pundit: Keith Hackett

Former Premier League ref Keith Hackett joined us in March 2021 to deliver his unique insight into the biggest decisions in West Ham games. Never one to sit on the fence, he offers expert analysis into the refs’ performances, as well as the behaviour of players and managers. Think West Ham get a rough ride from refs? Hackett will set the record straight. Twitter: @HACKETTREF


Contributor: Alani Adefunmiloye 
Alani first watched a football game in the summer of 1998 and has religiously followed the beautiful game ever since.Despite graduating with a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in 2013, he has written professionally about football since 2014 and has no plans of stopping anytime soon.

Contributor: Pranav Shahaney
Pranav is a sports journalist who graduated from St. Mary’s University, London, with a Distinction in Sports Journalism (MA). He has over six years of experience working inside newsrooms and has been writing about football since the age of 15. Long-form tactical articles and investigative pieces hold a special place in his heart.

Contributor: Jack Cunningham
Jack joined Breaking Media in the summer of 2021 and has been working as a professional football writer since March 2019, just before he graduated from St Mary’s University with an MA in Sports Journalism.
Jack has been obsessed with football for most of his life and is honoured to have this role.

Contributor: Nick Ware
Nick is a sports journalist who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a bachelor’s in Journalism and master’s in Law. He has been writing about the sport he loves since the age of 18 and has over four years of newsroom experience under his belt.

Contributor: Mike Southey
Mike is a diehard Iron who’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt. From defeats to Astra Giurgiu and Oxford United to Bobby Zamora’s play-off winner against Preston and our farewell to the Boleyn, Mike has seen it all. He bleeds claret and blue and loves writing about the club he supports.

Contributor: Saikat Mandal
Saikat is a sports journalist who graduated from University of Bedfordshire in mass communication (MA). He has over 10 years of experience working for various reputed websites. Apart from football, he loves watching F1, golf and cricket as well.
Twitter: @saikatm87