Alex Stewart is the editor of Put Niels In Goal, a blog that takes a sideways look at football and the culture around it.
Alex is a freelance journalist and television presenter. He has written extensively about a variety of topics, especially policing and sport, for The Guardian, BBC Sport Website, The Blizzard, and digital experts LiveWire Sport, among others.
Alex writes a weekly column for uMAXit, ‘By The Numbers’, which uses data to explain Premier League football, and also co-produces weekly tactical videos for the site’s YouTube channel, explaining everything from Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 to what exactly a regista is.
Alex is also one half of The Set Pieces’ FM17 Project, with Iain Macintosh, having already written extensively for the site about Football Manager. The series, sponsored by BetBright, sees the two managers facing off as Rangers and Celtic, and features live-streaming of games as well as written pieces. Alex has also appeared on the BBC Sport website as a Football Manager ‘expert’ giving transfer deadline day insight, and has written about the game elsewhere too.
A former serving officer in the Metropolitan Police Service, Alex also uses his insight and expertise on BBC1’s new series of Thief Trackers. Alex also writes opinion pieces based on his extensive police experience.
Alex has worked with several production companies in a consultancy capacity, advising on crime and policing for both drama and documentary.
“Alex’s intelligent writing style has the rare knack of entertaining, engaging and enlightening all at once. One of the few football writers whose work excites me” – Mark Godfrey, editor of The Football Pink
“Alex’s expertise was crucial in setting the tone for the programme and rooting it in reality” – Hamish Fergusson, series producer at Dragonfly Film and TV