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Martin Samuel Makes His Debut At The Daily Mail

martin samuel Martin Samuel Makes His Debut At The Daily MailWhen it comes to English football, the number one columnist is Martin Samuel who recently hung up his boots at The Times and is now writing for cross-town rival The Daily Mail.

In 2008, Samuel was named Sports Journalist of The Year in England. The seven times winner of Sports Writer of the Year award is the most successful sports journalist of his generation.

Many readers may remember Samuel for his strong but fair criticism of Steve McClaren’s reign as England manager, as well as his jabs at Major League Soccer and Beckham’s move to the LA Galaxy. A collection of Samuel’s columns still remains on The Times website, while his most recent columns can be found at The Daily Mail. Samuel kicked off his new column at The Daily Mail this past Sunday. According to one report, Samuel could be on a salary of £400,000 at The Mail.

So far, Samuel has written four columns for The Mail. One on the timely subject of clubs cashing in their superstars to help lessen the blows of the Credit Crunch. And another one on why history is stacked against Sir Alex Ferguson’s desire to win the Champions League this season as well as the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

The Daily Mail’s acquisition of Samuel is a huge coup for the newspaper. Its online presence has improved considerably in one year since it was named the fifth best online newspaper for football news. The site has undergone a website redesign. It’s still too busy but has come a long way, and the signing of Samuel will definitely increase its traffic.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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