Phil Kennedy

CEO, Co-Founder, Co-Host, Editor-In-Chief, Producer

Phil Kennedy is a lifelong sports enthusiast and historian from Phoenix, Arizona. He follows everything from NASCAR, to baseball, American football, and of course soccer/association football. Phil currently works as a web designer in addition to his roles at Across The Pitch.

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Arran Airs

COO, Co-Founder, Co-Host, Managing Editor

Arran Airs has had a love of association football/soccer since his childhood in Armidale, Australia, through his time living in London, England, to his current home in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently works in internet marketing in addition to his roles at Across The Pitch.

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Matt Robards

Co-Host, Head of American Soccer Operations, Lead Analyst

Matt Robards is a played soccer all the way into college at Arizona Christian University. He is from Bullhead City Arizona, and currently lives in Phoenix. Matt is the New Generation Pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in addition to his roles at Across The Pitch.

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Darren Woodhead

Head of Print and Non-League Operations, English Correspondent

Darren Woodhead is from Accrington, England, and is the author of 5 books, his sixth is the 50 Years of Accrington Stanley, he founded the Accrington Stanley Memories FB group with over 1,400 members, and has written features for numerous magazines.

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Tony Robinson

Head Accrington Stanley Reporter

I have a passion for football as long as I can remember; I was born and raised in Accrington but unfortunately in 1962 when I was only eight years old Accrington Stanley resigned from the football league. When I was born I first lived on Stanley Street.

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Mike Paolella

Staff Writer, World Leagues Specialist

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and have lived in the Valley of the Sun for 16 years. Football is my religion and I love the culture that comes with it. Being of Italian and Polish decent I watch a lot of Serie A and The Ekstraklasa. I am a member of the Banditos Ultras club and support Phoenix Rising FC.

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John Earnshaw

Barrow AFC Correspondent
I am currently covering Barrow AFC for Across The Pitch to boost the profile of my former home town club, as they are about to be promoted back to the football league after an absence of 48 years. They were voted out back in 1972. The story of the club is similar to that of Accrington Stanley. 

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