Welcome to the self-promotional hub of Benjamin Massey: semi-professional writer and completely amateurish opinion-holder.
The Latest News
: Daniel Squizzato of MLSSoccer.com interviewed me
, among others, to discuss Canada’s fan-created soccer championship, the Voyageurs Cup. Normally I might not mention it, but it’s an interesting article in its own right.
: Pick up a digital copy of Plastic Pitch
magazine for my look back at the centenary of Victoria’s Jackson Cup
soccer championship. Available on Shopify
, and Google Play
: After five months’ wait the lads at Red Nation Online
have released the third and final installment
of From the Black Hole’s
Super Massive podcast featuring, among others, a highly boozed-up me talking about the Women’s U-20 World Cup. Remember that? My own contribution is too slurry to be worthwhile but still a good listen.
My work has included contributing to one of the Internet’s top Edmonton Oilers websites, Copper & Blue
, since 2010, and founding the Vancouver Whitecaps SB Nation site Eighty Six Forever
that same year. I edited and wrote hundreds of articles for Eighty Six Forever
until 2012, when I returned to my personal blog on Canadian soccer, Maple Leaf Forever!
My ruminations on soccer have been published on the Score’s Footy Blog
, Canadian Soccer News
, and one of Canada’s most-read soccer magazines, Inside Soccer
. I maintain and write for the website of the Juan de Fuca Plate
, a fan-created British Columbia semi-professional soccer championship, contributed the occasional article to the Vancouver Southsiders’ fanzine and website, and in 2013 and 2014 was editor and co-host of Two Fat Bastards
, an inaccurately-named but entertaining and informative Canadian soccer podcast.
Today my writing on Canadian soccer can be regularly found at Maple Leaf Forever!
, and I am an occasional contributor and despairer-in-residence on Copper & Blue
. My Twitter account
contains my excessively-frequent ruminations on sport, politics, and people who annoy me on public transit, though I wouldn’t suggest showing it to your children or the readily offended.
All the contact information a spambot could possibly ask for is on the sidebar to the right.