Despite an illustrious youth football career that saw him set the Royston Crow Youth League alight and led many to say that he was Hitchin’s answer to Mick Quinn, Matt was never able to become the professional footballer that nobody thought he’d turn out to be. Excel in football? Not an option. However, he knew that football in Excel was achievable. Matt was a co-founder of OptaJoe, so you’ll see his stamp on The Analyst social channels across the various platforms as well as regularly writing about football. If you see his name on a baseball or basketball story, you’ll know we’ve been hacked. He also once topped a daily leaderboard at an electric mini-golf centre in London despite, famously, hating golf.