His first match report was published in Leeds Leeds Leeds magazine in 2009 and since then he was worked as a journalist for Sky Sports, the Press Association and the Guardian. James spent five years at the Guardian, where he wrote extensively about the ownership of Leeds United under Massimo Cellino, GFH Capital and Ken Bates, when there was rarely a slow news day at Elland Road. Sometimes, just sometimes, James can remember what things were like before life at Leeds became a soap opera after ‘living the dream’. He now combines freelance writing with teaching English in Bradford.