Mike Pavasovic has covered non-league football in the Tameside area for more than 30 years.
He was sports editor for the old Ashton-under-Lyne Reporter Group from 1987 to 1999 and non-league football reporter for BBC Radio Manchester from 1994 to 2010.
Mike has also supplied reports for stations including BBC London Live, BBC Radio Essex and CFM in Carlisle, and for BBC One and the BBC News Channel.
He is currently involved with www.you-are-the-ref.com and has contributed to several books including Gary James's "Manchester - A Football History".
Mike has also written a four-volume history of Hyde United, a club with which he has been associated since the 1970s.