We are The Real EFL, a site dedicated to all things Football League and even beyond.

We cover the Championship through to the National League, covering news, offering views and insights from across our team of writers.

We pride ourselves on helping aspiring writers get a foothold in the industry, and we ensure our writers are paid for their efforts, sharing in the revenue from the site. We offer opportunity, a platform to develop and many years of industry knowledge from across the management team.

The Real EFL was started in 2018 by Gary Hutchinson and driven forward by a dedicated team of writers and editors in the years that have followed. Roy Thomson was pivotal in the early years getting the site off the ground, whilst Ryan Whelan’s arrival in August 2022 accelerated the growth. Ryan left the site in September 2023 to work on his own projects.

We have branched out into podcasting, and strive to be better each day at helping you stay in touch with all things football.

Management Team