Michael Visontay is a journalist and writer. He is also a regular sports commentator for ABC 2BL, and writes for the ABC Drum. Based in Sydney, Michael has worked for over 30 years as a journalist, author and lecturer. A former Assistant Editor of the Sydney Morning Heraldand Deputy Editor of the Sun-Herald, he has ghost-written and co-authored four books of memoir, including The Happiest Refugee and Old School, and the memoir of footballer Nathan Hindmarsh. Michael has written extensively on sport, culture and politics, in particular football. He created and taught a course on Sport, Media and Culture at UNSW, and was also awarded an EU Journalism scholarship to study the impact of football on European integration.