About Me

I’m an Interactive Journalism student at City, University of London, particularly interested in the potential of social media and interactive techniques in growing news audiences.

This blog started as something to get me writing ahead of a possible career in journalism, and it’s turned into a platform to write about a range of topics including travel, football and anything else topical.

You will mainly find me blogging about travel and football. In 2015, I spent two incredible months travelling around South-East Asia. Since then, I have written about what I got up to, with tips and recommendations for each destination. As I visit more places and my desire to travel the world grows, I will add my thoughts in new blog posts.

Yangshuo, China
Relaxing in the beautiful hills of Yangshuo, China.

I’m a big Oldham Athletic fan, and have written a lot about a club that’s been in the third tier of English football for 21 years. This year, I’m living in London so I don’t get to Boundary Park as much as I would like, so I also write about wider football issues.

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Oldham fans making themselves noticed and heard during defeat at Blackpool in 2017.

As I update this blog, I’ll be adding more photos, stories and comment from my travels and observations on football. I’ll also add a section of my published journalism work – which includes:

  • The Oldham Evening Chronicle
  • Rochdale Online
  • Saddleworth Independent
  • threeandin.com
  • trustoldham.co.uk
  • allaboutlinguistics.co.uk

If you wish to contact me, please comment on this blog, or email j.bray@live.co.uk.




  1. As a Latics fan living in Thailand, I really enjoy your match reports, but I’m also looking forward to reading about your adventures in the kingdom. Did you make it to any games while you were over here?

    Keep up the good work.


    • Glad you’re enjoying the reports! Unfortunately I was only in Thailand for a few days at the end of my trip. I liked Bangkok, although that’s like just going to London during a trip to England! I didn’t make any games, but I’d love to go back one day!


  2. Hi, Joe! My name is Kaye from Adventure Catalogue. I found your blog really helpful especially those about your travels. Would you mind if we share your articles in our page? We will be linking your website then to ours. Hoping your articles can help our readers find great stories and inspire them to explore more. šŸ™‚


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