Mitchell Fretton

I am an experienced sports journalist, editor and copywriter. My current freelance roles at GOAL and Acroud Media see me cover the latest trends and news stories while penning occassional features and match reports. My time at LiveScore saw me work at the heart of a busy news desk, covering football, Formula 1, NFL and other major sports. 

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My Story

In such a competitive industry, you have to stand out from the rest to be successful. I worked my way in after giving up teaching to pursue my dream of writing about sports. 

After volunteering for platforms such as VAVEL and TheSpursWeb, I joined LiveScore as a Content Producer and earned my stripes, eventually being promoted to Editorial Content Executive in 2022.

My drive, expertise and commitment helped the company grow its reputation in the world of sports media and with the success came more responsibilities. 

Working with external companies, as well as other writers, editors and departments, I was responsible for producing and publishing content for the app and website as well as carrying out exclusive interviews and attending matches.

Following on from my time at LiveScore, I moved into the world of freelance, picking up roles with GOAL and Acroud Media. This allowed me to work more independently to create and publish stories covering the latest trends while keeping on top of previews and match reports.

My Top Content

Please find some of my best pieces for LiveScore and GOAL

Which clubs have won the Champions League the most times?

Which clubs have won the Champions League the most times?

The competition — known as the European Cup when it followed a knockout format — creates timeless memories for those fortunate enough to lift the trophy.

Read on to discover how many times the most successful sides have got their hands on the cup with the big ears.

Los Blancos can undoubtedly claim the honour of being the most successful side in the history of the competition.

Perhaps Milan's most memorable Champions League triumph ca

Wes Brown: Manchester United must be perfect to beat Manchester City

The five-time Premier League winner knows what it takes to win at the highest level but the tables have turned since his playing days, with Pep Guardiola's City now dominating English football.

However, as former Red Devils defender Brown is well aware, the favourites did not win every derby even during United's glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson — which suggests Erik ten Hag's men a chance of victory at the Etihad.

Speaking to LiveScore, he said: "This is a game where I think the lads will re

Five key talking points ahead of the new Formula 1 season

The 2024 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix this Saturday and the excitement is ramping up as all 10 teams prepare to show their hands.

Max Verstappen is looking to claim his fourth consecutive World Championship with Red Bull, while Lewis Hamilton is dreaming of a fairytale ending with Mercedes before he departs for Ferrari in 2025.

Red Bull won 22 of the 23 calendar races last year and are expected to be on top again in 2024 — but there has been a dark cloud hanging over

Why the Saudi Pro League is struggling to fulfil its potential

Why the Saudi Pro League is struggling to fulfil its potential

While clubs are doing their best to attract the biggest talents from around the world, things seem to have gone stale in the Middle East.

The highest average crowd in the English top flight is 73,517 at Manchester United's Old Trafford while Bournemouth have clocked the lowest with 11,039.

In comparison, the Saudi Pro League — which aspires to rival England's top flight — averages a crowd of just 8,219 each week despite the larges

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton to join Ferrari in 2025

Hamilton, 39, will end his 11-year association with Mercedes at the end of the 2024 campaign, having exercised a release option in the two-year contract he signed last summer.

Joining from McLaren in 2013, six of his record-equalling seven championship wins have come during his time with the Silver Arrows and he boasts the most race wins in the sport with 103.

Confirming his departure from Mercedes, Hamilton said: "I have had an amazing 11 years with this team and I'm so proud of what we have

Jess Carter insists Chelsea must be at their best at Arsenal

The Blues have yet to taste defeat this season but Sunday's visit to the Emirates is expected to be their toughest test so far.

And England ace Carter, 26, is adamant the champions must be at their best to record an eighth league win of the campaign under departing boss Emma Hayes as they chase a fifth successive title.

"They're going to have a great crowd, they always do, and Arsenal are a top team who are always difficult to play against.

"We have to be at our best. It's another challenge a

Gary Pallister backs Harry Maguire to revive Man Utd career

Maguire, 30, scored the winner against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday and United legend Pallister believes the former Leicester centre-back is doing everything he can with his opportunities.

"He's been more or less faultless recently and that was a big moment for him on Tuesday to score that goal.

"You felt the crowd wanted him to do well and I'm sure Harry felt that as well. He came up as one of the heroes of the evening.

"It's been difficult and I'm sure he's felt the pressure but you've got to g

Jason Bell backing Travis Kelce to thrive in NFL as Taylor Swift storm gathers force

Two-time Super Bowl champion Kelce hopes his public appearances with Swift will not leave any bad blood between himself and his team-mates and Bell believes the extra attention on the NFL is a good thing.

Speaking exclusively to LiveScore, he said: "I know people get upset, especially old-school fans but I really appreciate that the league is starting to embrace these kinds of stories.

"You have your hardcore fans, they love the game and you have your casual fans that love the game but now you

Ossie Ardiles backs Lionel Messi's claim that Cristian Romero is world's best defender

He said: "I definitely agree with Messi. I've been with him [Romero] at the training ground this week and if I don't agree with Messi he'll come and get me! He's a wonderful player.

"He found it a little bit difficult since he arrived because of the way the team was playing — he was very exposed.

"This is not happening right now and he was one of the most important players for his country when they won the World Cup.

"He's also one of the most important players for us as well. He's been made




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