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About Ryan Ferguson

I’m Ryan Ferguson, a writer, author, blogger and journalist. Here, you will find more information about my career, passions and skills, gaining a wider understanding of my work.


I simply love writing - in all forms and for all audiences. I write for pleasure every day, and that joy permeates the work I publish, regardless of revenue or acclaim. I no longer pursue monetisation. Instead, I see writing as an intrinsic good, rather like the fisherman who spends a day at the pond simply because he enjoys it. If people derive joy, education or enlightenment from my work, that is a happy coincidence. And if they do not? Well, I will continue to publish regardless.


In August 2019, I published my first book, a narrative history of Tranmere Rovers that is available now in paperback and Kindle formats through Amazon. Planet Prentonia: The Real Story of Tranmere Rovers is a critically acclaimed, gained rave reviews among football fans. I’m immensely proud of the project, which took years to finish.

My second book, published in the summer of 2020, is entitled Conflict: The Yankees, the Red Sox and the War for my Heart. It tells the story of my battle to find natural fandom as a British fan of Major League Baseball, alternating affiliations between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, sworn enemies of polar opposite constitution.

I do not write books as commercial campaigns, expecting to earn royalties. I do not begin with a profitable topic and reverse-engineer the creative process, hoping to make money from a vacuous subject devoid of substance. Rather, I simply love the creative process of waking up each morning and writing stories. I can spend hours in blissful happiness just writing without expectation, pressure or external influence. Books are a proud product of that passion, and you can learn more about my published titles here.


For many years, I have maintained personal and professional blogs, deriving great pleasure from researching, writing and publishing stories.

In 2015, I launched Planet Prentonia, a digital enterprise devoted to fanzine-style coverage of Tranmere Rovers. That project has grown exponentially, gaining more than 4,000 social media followers and spawning various arms, including a blog, merchandise, YouTube channel and more.

You can read my various blogs here:


My journalism has been published by the Guardian, BBC Sport, Liverpool Echo, These Football Times and Montreal Gazette, among other publications, reaching a social media audience of more than 15 million. 

I have been featured by, FanSided and SABR, and profiled by the New York Post and Wirral Globe, adding tremendous diversity to my journalism portfolio.

As a radio guest, I have also appeared on talkSPORTBBC Radio Merseyside and Radio City Talk. Meanwhile, appearances on podcasts such as This is Tranmere and PAPYRUS HOPECAST have burnished my reputation.

I have also appeared on a BBC One television show about the FA Cup, discussing Tranmere's famous win over Watford, in addition to being featured in independent YouTube documentaries.

You can access my full journalism archives here:

Mission statement

Please see my mission statement for further details on projects, outlooks, objectives and approaches.

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