Richard presents live Premier League, FA Cup, European and international football on Eleven Sports Network and SingTel TV in Singapore. He hosted all 64 games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 19 consecutive days of 2015 South East Asia Games coverage, and all 51 matches of Euro 2016.
Richard also writes columns for various newspapers and websites, and he is the editor of the investment and lifestyle magazine, CACHE. He is also the former editor of the critically-acclaimed Football Punk magazine, and the award-winning EX.
Richard also oversees Cut Throat Media, an agency which provides bespoke, impactful, content marketing solutions, ranging from digital and physical magazines, newsletters and corporate brochures, to audio/visual packages and specialist photography and design projects.
During his time at ESPN, Richard was also a regular reporter and interviewer on the station’s Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League coverage. Formerly with Sky Sports, Richard also worked as the Associate Editor of the award-winning Golf Punk magazine, before conceiving and launching Football Punk, a publication he edited from February 2009 until October 2010.
A native of South Yorkshire, Richard was on the books at Doncaster Rovers for 18 months before they finally realised that he couldn’t pass, shoot, head or tackle.
After a further short spell in the Scunthorpe United youth team, Richard wisely decided that he’d be better off writing about the beautiful game instead.
After serving his apprenticeship as a news reporter at the Gainsborough Standard, Richard became the sports editor of the Sussex Express newspaper. Then, during a three-month stint traveling around Africa, Richard accidentally stumbled into the world of broadcasting…
After working in an orphanage in Togo and coaching football to impressionable kids who had ten times more talent than he did, Richard began chatting to the producer of TV3 – the main television station in Ghana.
Two days later, Richard found himself co-presenting the coverage of the 2002 European Champions League final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. He was then offered a similar role for that summer’s World Cup in Japan and Korea.
During one infamous broadcast, Richard and his co-presenter were chatting innocently about a less-than-thrilling thrilling 0-0 draw between England and Nigeria, when Richard’s sidekick began holding himself in agony. Unfortunately, having been on the air for 20 minutes longer than expected, Christopher Oupoku had, er, wet himself… If you don’t believe it could happen, feel free to check out the video!
During his varied career, Richard has interviewed some of the biggest stars in sport, music and television, including Lennox Lewis, Rio Ferdinand, Liam Gallagher, Usain Bolt, Kevin Pietersen, Carlo Ancelotti, David Haye, Phil Taylor, Andrew Flintoff and Nick Faldo.