Danny Kelly is a titan of British journalism. Having began writing for the New Musical Specific (NME) within the early Nineteen Eighties, by the top of the last decade he was editor of the enduring music journal. He later edited rival musical publication Q earlier than turning his consideration to sports activities broadcasting.
Forming a much-loved duo with Danny Baker, he has appeared throughout the BBC, BT Sport, and TalkSport.
He sat down with The Athletic’s Jacob Whitehead to debate falling into broadcasting, the connection between soccer and music, and why he had his photograph taken with Sol Campbell…
What’s your past love, soccer or music?
Oh, this query, it’s impossibly tough. I’ve been a really fortunate man, making my dwelling out of two of the three issues that I actually love. I really like well-liked music. I really like soccer. And I really like historical past — however I don’t suppose anybody actually cares about my opinions in regards to the Anglo-Prussian agreements of the seventeenth century.