Ian Troyan

Freelance Writer

There are few things in the world that will send shivers down your spine like the sound of tens of thousands of fans surrounding you cheering and singing in unison for a soccer club that means everything to you. Whether it is "Carefree!" at Stamford Bridge or "Hala Madrid" at the Bernabeu, the unparalleled support drives my passion for the sport. It is unlike anything else.

Working for The18 has brought my love for soccer to a new level, allowing me to explore the narrative of the sport on and off the field in a whole new way. The flamboyant personalities of all who step onto the pitch, professional or not, creates such a dynamic environment that you can't help but watch, read, and have the urge to get out and play.