Connor Hodgson is a 2nd year journalist student, studying 'sports journalism' at UCLan. Connor joined Coastal in January and has participated in our Dragon Boat race for Blue Skies, alongside Pride events and our Lytham Festival coverage. He is a huge fan of football and can be found either on the Fylde Football Podcast or writing match previews for the website.
All About Connor
Who is your career inspiration?
Derek Spence. He was an ex Blackpool player but he worked at Blackpool FC Community Trust and came into my school and did some things with football and that was the day I got hooked into football and now it's become an obsession. Like I'm really obsessed...
Favourite Coastal Highlight so far?
Covering Lytham Festival for sure.
What Movie best describes you?
Football Factory (but not for the violence) Just the football.
It's 5pm on a Friday Afternoon, what are you doing?
Doing Blackpool Football Previews...
If you could swap lives with anyone in the office, who would it be and why?
George, because I want to know how he creates his football TikTok's.
If you were in a band, what would your band name be?
Coastal United as we are going to take over the competition.
If you could work anywhere else in Blackpool for a day, where would you work and why?
Doing football tours around Bloomfield Road because I know so much about Blackpool Football Club.
What are your three favourite songs?
Such had difficult questions because It changes all the time but I'd have to say;
- Arctic Monkey's - When The Sun Goes Down
- Hala Rizzatto - Freed From Desire
- Bob Sinclair - World Hold On (Fisher Remix)
If your life was a famous meme, what meme would it be?
The Drake meme.
Train or Plane?
Train, because I'm terifed of flying.
Working In Office or At Home?
Office all day because the team is the best.
Coffee or Tea?
Is water an answer?
What's on Weekly or The Fylde Football Podcast?
Fylde Football Podcast all day... (Best football podcast on the Fylde Coast)
Team Presenter or Team Producer
Both sound good, so why not both!