Josh Butler

Writer/Content Provider

Bath, England

Josh Butler

I write things primarily about sports – especially football – games, books, news and technology, as well as other stuff like beards, axes and how to be a Viking.

Hoping I'm secretly Scandinavian.



Iceland: A Saga of the World Cup Underdog

From football anonymity to World Cup debutantes in a little over a decade.
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Gabriel Batistuta: The ’90s icon Golazzo forgot

Recently, BT Sport resurrected the iconic Channel 4 Golazzo for a one-off special documentary, inviting James Richardson to reminisce with some familiar faces over what was a classic time in Italian footballing history. To usher in their new film, BT did the worst thing any broadcaster can do and allowed the fans to vote for their ultimate Serie A eleven of the 1990s.
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Daniele De Rossi: Fifteen Years for the Prince of Rome

If Francesco Totti was the king of Rome then Daniele De Rossi is surely the prince.
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Ranking every Top Gear special from worst to greatest

It’s only a few weeks now until the eagerly-awaited Grand Tour debuts on Amazon Prime, returning our beloved — if occasionally controversial — petrolhead heroes Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to our TV screens. And with the return of the iconic trio comes the restoration of spectacular road trips, the likes of which proved extremely popular during their Top Gear run.

The story of the man who accidentally rode the tallest ever tsunami

In 1958, Lituya Bay in Alaska bore witness to the largest tsunami ever recorded.

Just Happy to Be There: A Story of Japan’s World Cup History

Of those twelve, many sit proudly upon the pantheon of greats: Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Spain, England, France – they’re all there! Eighteen medals between them. The cream of the crop. The best of the best. Footballing powerhouses awash with glittering gems of talent mined from the finest academies the globe has ever seen.
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Ferguson Hails Experienced United

Sir Alex Ferguson says his Manchester United side are more than capable of handling the pressure at this late stage of the season.
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The Real Life Plot to Drain the Mediterranean Sea

If you’ve ever read Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, you might have heard of this seemingly impossible idea.

Hang on, Aren’t Burnley Meant to Be Rubbish?

A quick glance at the Premier League table and there’s one team that appears to have been put in the wrong place.
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A Manchester United Fan Confesses His Lust For Juan Mata

As a Manchester United fan, rivalries tend to be at their bitterest when concerned with Manchester City and Liverpool, but in recent years, Chelsea have climbed their way up the enmity ladder.
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Farewell Antonio Cassano: Italy’s Flawed Genius

After 19 years, one of the game’s most eventful characters has finally called time.
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Josh Butler

I'm a writer. My work has appeared in FourFourTwo, The Sabotage Times and Bleacher Report. Most recently, I've worked for Fella, an up-and-coming men's lifestyle publication, and written for football blog Tales From the Top Flight.

Currently, I write for Mwabu, where I create accessible educational content for learners in developing countries such as South Africa.

Outside of my 9-5 job, I write about sports (football, wrestling, MMA, etc), video games (Crash Bandicoot is somewhat of a hero of mine), technology, music – but I'm able to write convincingly across a broad range of subjects.

I was part of Fella when it launched and helped it grow to over 100,000 Facebook fans within 6 months. I also engaged with audiences via our social media channels, especially Twitter, where I'm known as something of a serial tweeter.

Outside of work, you'll usually find me playing football on Saturdays; and the rest of the time, I'm usually down the gym, writing about elves or getting lost in a good book.



  • Writing
  • Researching
  • Sports Journalism
  • Feature Writing
  • Social Media
  • Proofing
  • Journalism
  • Digital publishing
  • Content curation