Hello Dale, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a 20-year-old journalist based in Ireland that grew up surrounded by football influences. In 2010 I decided to start a blog to voice my opinions on Manchester United and gained an exceptional amount of support.
How did Stretty News start?
I just got sick of reading what others had to say and felt the need to put my slant on it. Don’t ask why, I was an angry teenager at the time that thought Manchester United was the meaning of life. Five years on I probably feel the same!
What’s your role there? Who are the other main contributors?
I’m founder and editor, or as the lads call me, the great dictator. We have several writers that put a lot of time and effort into producing high quality content.
How is Stretty News different from other Manchester United blogs?
SN indulges in a bit of satire from time to time. It doesn’t bother us if you’re offended by what we do, especially if you take a lean approach towards corrupt owners like the Glazers.
What are some challenges you face?
Dealing with rivals on social media. Those that are sad balls of frustration, and we take an incredibly amount of joy from pissing them off.
Let’s talk about football. In your opinion, who has a greater chance of winning Premier League this season?
Leicester have a good chance, eh? I still wouldn’t write off Spurs while Arsenal and City compete in the Bottlers of The Year competition.
How far do you think Manchester United will advance in this Premier League season?
Lucky to get fifth at this stage…
Do you think the current situation will get better with the upcoming transfers?
No. We need to get rid of the Glazers and put plans in the pipeline. There is no vision at United, no urge to invest in youth or realisation that Ferguson has retired and we now need a Director of Football.
Who’s the greatest Manchester United player of all times?
Too many to pick from… and a lot I am too young to have seen live. Ronaldo is the best but Scholes baffled me with his quality time and time again.