James joined TEAMtalk as a staff writer back in 1998 after graduating in journalism from University of Teesside.
He became deputy editor in 2006 and then editor in 2013.
A long-suffering Leeds United fan, James went to his first game way back in 1985 – a 2-0 home defeat to Oldham. His record of following Leeds is not that great, given he’s been to Wembley or Cardiff three times and seen them lose on every occasion.
Now enjoying life in the Premier League again, he will always be indebted to Marcelo Bielsa for playing the best football he’s ever seen at Elland Road. Gracias, Marcelo!
James has appeared as a guest on Premier League Productions, Xirius Xfm and the Just Joe Football Show to talk about Leeds United.
Highlights of James’ career include interviewing Jonny Howson, and boyhood favourites Gary McAllister and Ruud Gullit – the latter due to an obsession with late 80s Dutch football.
James has also interviewed Dave Hockaday, though the less said about that the better!