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Everton Season Preview: RBM Writer Introductions

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With a squad of 20 writers, Royal Blue Mersey is raring to go for the new season.

Alex Livesey

Here's a brief bio of all the writers we have on board at Royal Blue Mersey. We'd love to get to know the readers who are regulars here on the site as well, so feel free to answer the same questions in the comments below.

Calvin

Fabric since - 1985

Location - Boston, MA (Previously Nairobi, Kenya & Buffalo NY)

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Duncan Ferguson & James McCarthy

Other sports/teams - Serie A (Juventus), NFL (Buffalo Bills), NHL (Buffalo Sabres)

Career - Project Engineer with General Mills

Hobbies - Cooking, microbrewing, gardening, camping

A quote that describes you - "Smile. Tomorrow will be worse."

Sean L

Fabric since - 1992

Location - Liverpool, England.

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Tim Cahill & Leighton Baines.

Other sports/teams - None really.

Career - Student at the minute, Sports Journalism hopefully!

Hobbies - Gaming and Travelling.

A quote that describes you - "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific"

Alex

Fabric since - 1994

Location - Childwall, Liverpool.

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Kevin Campbell & John Stones

Other sports/teams - Atletico Madrid Liga BBVA. St.Helens RLFC, Rugby League. Lancashire CCC, Cricket.

Career - Football schools coach sub-contracted to MUFC and EFC.

Hobbies - Playing Cricket, Watching Everton and St.Helens. Enjoying good food and beer.

A quote that describes you - "What the mind believes, the body achieves" - Steve Prescott MBE

Darren

Fabric since - 1982

Location - Childwall, Liverpool.

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Neville Southall & Kevin Mirallas

Other sports/teams - Real Madrid Liga BBVA.

Career - UEFA B Licenced Football Coach with Chester City, Everton FC, Sefton Council. Now Tutor/Assessor working with adult learners full time with part time positions as a taxi driver, Head Coach of the University of Liverpool Mens' Football Club, Sefton Schoolboys U15s and Premier League Scout.

Hobbies - Everton, home, away, abroad. Coaching. Driving.

A quote that describes you - "Learn from the past, Live for the present, Look to the future"

Sean Y

Fabric since - 2010

Location – Georgia

Favorite Everton player (past & current) – Tim Howard and Neville Southall

Other sports/teams – National – USMNT, long-suffering Atlanta sports fan

Career – Customer Service Representative at Kimberly-Clark

Hobbies – Traveling, playing soccer, cats.

A quote that describes you – "You don’t have to have been a horse to be a jockey" – Arrigo Sacchi

Sean S

Fabric since - 2006

Location - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Tim Cahill & Seamus Coleman

Other sports/teams - The Texas Rangers (MLB) are my first and greatest love, and the Dallas Stars (NHL) rank pretty highly as well. Also a fan of the Dallas Mavericks (NBA) and FC Dallas (MLS).

Career - Currently a barista, but just graduated with a master's degree in accounting and am starting an internship with Grant Thornton LLP in January.

Hobbies - Backpacking, running, coffee, music/TV/movies/books

A quote that describes you - "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

Ryan

Fabric since - 2007

Location - St. Petersburg, Florida

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Tim Cahill & Romelu Lukaku

Other sports/teams - FIU Golden Panthers (NCAAF) - yes they're terrible, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) & Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL).

Career - Business Intelligence Specialist (In the mutual fund industry)

Hobbies - Golfing, Reading, Founding President of the FIU Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter

A quote that describes you - "Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?"

Brian

Fabric since - 19852010E, California

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Duncan Ferguson & Tim Howard

Other sports/teams - Yankees, Penguins, Steelers, Saints, and Clemson University

Career - Software Engineer

Hobbies - Cooking, reading, playing sports, watching sports.

A quote that describes you - "Fuck it, we'll do it live."

Max Mazonowicz

Fabric since - 1986

Location – Oxford, UK

Favourite Everton player (past & current) – Peter Beardsley / Duncan Ferguson & Sylvain Distin

Other sports/teams – New England Patriots.

Career – Digital Marketing Manager for a professional body in the IT industry.

Hobbies – Music, listening to lots of music. I also write for a music website (The Music Fix) which exacerbates that hobby! Also, drinking coffee, and my other half would say obsessing over my phone…

A quote that describes you – "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius

Mike L

Fabric since - 1999

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Duncan Ferguson & Sylvain Distin

Other sports/teams - NY Islanders, NY Giants

Career - Freelance writer, founder of Handsome Wolf Creative & FrancesaCon

Hobbies - live music, sports, travel

A quote that describes you - "It takes an ocean not to break."

Adam B

Fabric since - 2006

Location - Somerset, NJ/Ewing, NJ (home/school)

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Tim Cahill and Tim Howard

Other sports/teams - New York Red Bulls (MLS), New Jersey Devils (NHL), Green Bay Packers (NFL), Cincinnati Reds (MLB), Notre Dame (CBB and CFB)

Career - Student at The College of New Jersey (Senior Philosophy major), looking to go into sports journalism

Hobbies - Video games, music, broomball

A quote that describes you - "I just love pizza so much, I'm choosing it instead of spending every moment trying to get ahead."

Zach

Fabric since: 2004

Location: North Texas

Favorite Everton player (past & current): Tim Cahill, Romelu Lukaku

Other sports/teams: Boston Red Sox (MLB), Boston Bruins (NHL), Kentucky Wildcats (CBB/CFB)

Career: Sports writer

Hobbies: Comics, Movies, Video Games

A quote that describes you: "Journalism is a low trade and habit worse than heroin."

Sibi

Fabric since - 1987

Location - New York, NY

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Big Dunc/Tim Cahill and Seamus Coleman

Other sports/teams - Baltimore Orioles (MLB), Baltimore Ravens (NFL), Virginia Tech(CBB and CFB), Kentucky Wildcats (CBB)

Career - Investment Banking

Hobbies - Playing sports, watching sports, videography

A quote that describes you - "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"

Max Miller

Fabric since - 1992

Location - Cornwall, UK

Favourite Everton player (past & current) - Big Dunc and Ross Barkley

Other Sports/teams - Somerset CCC (Cricket), Cornish Pirates (Rugby Union)

Career - Recently graduated, currently doing various news/sport journalism internships and trying to get in to that area.

Hobbies - Playing cricket/football/most sports, the whole beach thing, music/tv/movies/books

A quote that describes you - "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night" - Steve Martin

Matt

Fabric since - 2010

Location- Philadelphia, PA

Favorite players past and present - Tim Cahill and Tim Howard

Other Teams - Philadelphia Union, philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers,

Career - Recently graduated From Millersville University with a degree on Public Relations, looking for a job in that field.

Hobbies - Writing, Goalkeeping, Hiking, Reading.

Quote - "You don't have to be crazy to be a goalie, but it helps."

Ross

Fabric since - 1992

Location - Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Favorite Everton player (past & current) - Tim Cahill & Seamus Coleman

Other sports/teams - Brisbane Roar (A-League), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Blue Jays (MLB).

Career - Freelance Writer and Editor.

Hobbies - Playing football, watching the toffees, seeing a ton of films and writing. And drinking.

A quote that describes you - "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please" - Mark Twain

Tom

Fabric since - 1983

Location – London

Favorite Everton player (past & current) – Duncan Ferguson & Romelu Lukaku

Other sports/teams – Lancashire (Cricket)

Career – Sports Journalist, Sky Sports News

Hobbies – Playing & watching football & cricket, long-distance running, watching live music.

A quote that describes you – "A philosopher once wrote you need three things to have a good life. One, a meaningful relationship, two, a decent job of work, and three, to make a difference. And it was always that third one that stressed me, to make a difference. And I realise that I do. Every day, we all do. It's how we interact, with our fellow man." – David Brent.


Sean F


Fabric since – 1995

Location – Walton, Liverpool

Favourite Everton player (past & present) – Tim Cahill and Ross Barkley

Other sports teams – Lancashire CCC and England (cricket)

Career – At the minute glass collector and barman at a pub. Hopefully a sports journalist in the future.

Hobbies – Playing, watching and betting on football and snooker as well as watching cricket and golf in addition to being a minor TV, movie and sleep enthusiast.

A quote that describes you – "Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way." – Michael Scott.