John Leonard is a journalist and author of almost four decades experience, spending most of his career at ITN as a Programme Editor for both ITV News and five news. Earlier in his career he worked as a sports news editor for ITN. His earlier works include ‘Flight to Bogotá, England’s Football Rebel, Neil Franklin’, ‘Tony Waddington, Director of a Working Man’s Ballet’ and ‘Fair Game? Tackling politics in sport’, all from Pitch Publishing. A life-long Stoke City FC fan, he enjoyed an ill-starred brief sporting career as an athlete with Staffordshire Moorlands AC.