I'm Martin McConachie, a 50-year-old freelance writer based in a small village just outside Bristol. I was brought up in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, near Yeovil and started watching Yeovil Town football matches at the age of three.
Now, more than four decades later having worked for the club as supporter liaison officer and website administrator, I operate on a freelance basis, having written a book on Yeovil Town's decade in the Football League along with working on the match day programme. I have continued to build and maintain small websites, and currently run six of them. In addition, I also work part time as a courier, clocking up fourteen years with a local company in Kingswood working for prestigious solicitors and housebuilders. I deliver their business mail, working to tight deadlines. In late 2017, I started a fourth side of the business in working for Opta Sports as an in-ground analyst, covering Yeovil Town Ladies, Southampton's under-23's and Bristol City Women.
Outside of work, I have four lovely children (three sons and one daughter), one grandson and I am club secretary for Hengrove Athletic (a non-league side near Bristol). When I have time, I enjoy playing golf or reading or listening to music. The geek in me is never far away and my slightly more suspect hobbies have included geocaching, autograph collecting, plane spotting and I was in the top bracket of Eddie Stobart spotters too.
Claims to fame? I went to the same school as Ian Botham, Dale Winton once flirted with me and I worked on the BBC TV show "Casualty" for three years. I shot a gross 88 at Gleneagles golf course in 1998; hit a hole in one in 2010; lost six stone in ten months in 2013 and raised £10,500 for charity by visiting all 92 football grounds twice, eating KitKats, playing darts and running marathons.... but not all at once. I co-wrote a book in 2009 then wrote one myself in 2013 and even appeared on Countdown in January 2015!