Tom Fordyce

About Tom Fordyce (0)

I'm a journalist on BBC Sport Interactive, and spend most of my time writing sarcastic text commentaries on cricket and tennis. I used to be chief features writer and athletics editor, but the lure of watching Paul Collingwood scratch out battling knocks of 27 in meaningless biff-boff one-day internationals simply proved too strong.

I joined the BBC in 2000, about the same time as a load of other print journos also jumped off their sinking ships. Before that I was a features writer on Total Sport magazine (it closed through lack of sales) and a writer on the seldom-remembered Sported (terrible name, lovely magazine) which also closed because of low sales. Expect to see the BBC close through lack of sales before the year is out.

When not at work, I spend far too much time exercising and the rest of the time sleeping. My three favourite sportsmen of all time are David Hirst, Haile Gebrselassie and Kevin Pressman. I often waste hours wondering how different life would have been if Adam Gilchrist had been born English.

During the rugby World Cup I'll be blogging round France in a badly-packed campervan with my glamourpuss colleague Ben Dirs. Not for us the cosseted luxury of four-star hotels and complementary foot-spas - we'll be out roughing it with beer-soaked fans, uncomprehending locals and homesick Namibian flankers. Ben doesn't speak any French. I can't cook. It should be excellent.

Send us as much chat as you like on this blog - we'll be using it to link up with fans in France and talk to everyone elsewhere, not to mention organising general monkeying like games of touch rugby, barbecues after big matches, free lifts in our van and all-night petanque tournaments.

Tom Fordyce is a BBC Sport journalist travelling around France in a camper van with Ben Dirs. Click here to search for all of Tom and Ben's blog videos.

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