JCIP #136 – Charlie Eccleshare


In episode 136 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with sports journalist Charlie Eccleshare.

Charlie is the Tottenham Hotspur Correspondent for The Athletic UK. He also co-hosts the Spurs podcast ‘View From The Lane’ and appears regularly on the Totally Football Show podcast and Football Clichés podcast respectively.

In this episode we discuss Charlie’s journey into sports journalism and how he arrived at The Athletic UK where he is today.

For industry issues, we talk about the constant pressure and slight anxiety of ‘putting yourself out there’ that journalists like Charlie do with his comment pieces and articles and the scrutiny that comes with it.

We also discuss the lack of social mobility currently in the journalism industry and what needs to happen to address it.

For Charlie’s mental health we discuss a breakup he went through with his now wife a few years ago, the ‘grief’ he experienced through it and how he overcame it and got back to a healthy place with his mental health.

As always, #itsokaytovent

You can follow Charlie on social media below:

Listen to The Football Clichés podcast here.

You can pre-order Charlie’s upcoming book ‘The Beautiful Poetry of Football Commentary’ here.

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