Hello and welcome to ryan147.com.
I am Ryan Watterson, a 19 year old journalism student from Sheffield.
ryan147.com was set up on 4th June 2009 and has grown ever since – starting as a small hobby and turning into a portfolio of work that has received over 450,000 views to date from more than 100 countries.
My main focuses are football, music and snooker – although I have also written articles about many other topics including travel, world war battlefields and more.
I have published hundreds of match reports for this site as well as others, including the Chesterfield Post where I write weekly match reports from the Chesterfield FC press box as well as regularly attending the pre-match press onferences. I have also worked in the press areas and/or had articles published for Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Coventry City, Crewe Alexandra, Notts County, Sheffield FC, Hallam FC, Fleetwood Town and Yeovil Town.
Meanwhile, in music I write about bands big and small and review many gigs in my local area as well as festivals during the summer. I have interviewed many bands including Bowling For Soup and Allusondrugs as well as working at events with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon.
Living in Sheffield means I also have a passion for snooker and have attended the World Championship at the Crucible Theatre every year since 2005, getting to know many of the pro’s and writing many articles about the tournaments over the years.
I hope you enjoy your visit to ryan147.com.