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Mark Taylor

Editor of The Sportsman since 2016.

Mark has more than 20 years' experience working in newsrooms as a reporter, sub-editor and content manager working on titles including the Lancashire Evening Post and Wigan Observer.

He has been writing about rugby league since 1991 for a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines, mainly focusing on the ups and downs of Leigh Centurions.

A Bolton Wanderers fan who gets misty-eyed talking about the days of Jay Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff, he's a football and rugby league kit anorak.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirms Key Manchester United Duo Will Miss Liverpool Clash
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will be out for between two and three weeks.Speaking to reporters at his press…
Football  / Injuries Force Solskjaer Into Changes
Misfit Midfielder Could Get Rare Manchester United Chance At Chelsea
Manchester United's interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing one of his biggest tests since he replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.The Reds were humbled…
Michael Owen And Joe Cole Explain Why Players Should Pick Chelsea Over Arsenal
In the aftermath of Arsenal's Europa League embarrassing 1-0 defeat to BATE, former Premier League stars Michael Owen and Joe Cole both agreed it would…
Football  / New Deal For Barca Boss But Fans Are Not Happy
Barcelona Fans Fume As Ernesto Valverde Awarded New Contract
News of a contract extension for a successful football manager is normally a cause for celebration.But Barcelona fans have reacted with horror at the news that…
A Boost For Bayern Munich Ahead Of Champions League Clash With Liverpool
Bayern Munich have received a major boost ahead of their mouth-watering Champions League round of 16 tie with Liverpool.Experienced goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has stated that he thinks he…
Football  / Neymar Isn't On Barcelona's Radar
Why Barcelona Won't Make Move To Get Neymar Back
Neymar is not on Barcelona's summer shopping list according to the club's president.The Brazilian star has been repeatedly linked with a return to the La…
Football  / Sancho Was A Target For Arsenal
Arsene Wenger Reveals How Close Arsenal Came To Signing Jadon Sancho
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho was once a transfer target for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has revealed.The 18-year-old has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga leaders…
Football  / Wenger Will Never Manage Real Madrid
Arsene Wenger Says He Turned Down Real Madrid ''More Than Once''
Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of him ever being the Real Madrid manager.The former Arsenal boss has been linked repeatedly with the job during…
Football  / PSG And United Face UEFA Charges
Both Manchester United And PSG Charged After Champions League Clash
Both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been charged by UEFA because of incidents in the lead-up to their Champions League clash at Old Trafford…
Football  / Jadon Sancho: Don't Believe The Hype... Yet
Jadon Sancho The Latest English Player To Be Overhyped Says Borussia Dortmund Team-Mate
Twitter was alight on Saturday with clips of Jadon Sancho tearing it up for Borussia Dortmund against Hoffenheim.The former Manchester City youngster was in outstanding form…
Football  / Hazard Gives Sarri Vote Of Confidence
Who Did Chelsea's Eden Hazard Pick When Asked To Choose Between Jose Mourinho And Maurizio Sarri?
Maurizio Sarri has received a vote of confidence from star player Eden Hazard in a week which saw Chelsea humiliated 6-0 by Manchester City.Blues fans were…
Football  / Another Milestone For Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe Leaves Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo In His Wake With Latest Record
Paris Saint Germain's Kylian Mbappe added another chapter to his already amazing story as he scored against Manchester United at Old Trafford last night. The World Cup…
''The News Is Not Very Good'' - PSG Boss Delivers Update On Edison Cavani Ahead Of Manchester United Clash
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Edison Cavani won't play in this week's Champions League Round of 16 tie with Manchester United.The Uruguayan had to…
Leeds United Fans Laugh Off Reports That Everton Want Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United fans have laughed off reports that their manager Marcelo Bielsa is wanted by Everton.Current Toffees boss Marco Silva is coming under increasing pressure…
Football  / United Misfits Given Solskjaer Vote Of Confidence
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Says Fred And Perreira Still Have Manchester United Future
Manchester United's Brazilian pair Fred and Andreas Perreira still have a future at the club according to interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The duo may have felt unlucky…
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