John is the voice of BBC Radio Stoke Sport, presenting Saturday and Tuesday matches, as well as being on the receiving end of your calls on Praise and Grumble.
You'll usually find John sat alongside Nigel Johnson , the voice of Stoke City, in the commentary box at Potters games.
Stoke playing legends Nigel Gleghorn, and Denis Smith are also on hand to provide their expert eye on the game as our summarisers.
John lives with his wife Marianne in Stoke-on-Trent, and his cat Stan (named after Stoke City legend Sir Stanley Matthews).
He loves all sports including cricket, and he currently plays for Sandyford CC. He's also mad on golf, and is a member at Wychwood Park golf club in Weston.
Known in the office as "Topman", Sports Editor Graham McGarry has been at the helm of the BBC Radio Stoke sports department since 1994. On matchdays he's the voice of Crewe Alexandra.
Graham said: "The highlight so far in my broadcasting career was to produce and present the Alex's play off triumph at Wembley in 1997."
Matt is a local lad that grew up in the Stone area and has always had a passion for football.
He's now BBC Stoke's resident Port Vale correspondent, bringing you all the scoops and goings-on from inside Vale Park.
He also presents Tuesday night sports programmes along with covering Praise and Grumble on Friday nights and the Saturday Sports programme when necessary.
Matt is an avid cyclist and surfer, and has played for local football clubs Stone Dominoes, Handford BC, and Wetwood.
Praise and Grumble Football Extra Podcast
To hear the lighter side of football in the Potteries and South Cheshire, you can check out our podcast The Praise and Grumble Football Extra presented by Andrew 'Swanno' Swanson and Lee 'Blako' Blakeman.Listen and download the podcast
As well as going behind-the-scenes with the BBC Radio Stoke sports team the lads expose plenty of gaffes galore from commentators and players alike.