The Team


Rob is a fully trained journalist with close to a decade’s experience at editorial level in both online and magazine publishing.

He has driven content and creative direction on websites such as,, and, and magazines including Soccer Italia and Soccer 360, as well as publications in other sectors of the print industry.

Rob enjoys building resourceful, responsive and dynamic teams of staff capable of taking on whatever challenge they encounter.


Tim has been working in digital media since 2007, starting off at a leading job search aggregator in Milan, before returning to his university town Cardiff and launching English football website A Different League, alongside a content and social media agency, Different League Media.

Since 2012, he’s also worked with John D Taylor and the team at JDT Sports, where he reunited with old school friend Rob Paton, and they launched Tiro Media in 2014, taking over management of titles including Football Italia.

Tim’s role involves product development, SEO, sales, and generating new business.

Tiro Media also brings together a wealth of experienced and talented writers and editors, including Susy Campanale, Andrew Tuft, Martin Mørk, Graham Hancock, Livio Caferoglu, David McMurray, and many more. Tracey and Derek are on accounts, and we also have the experience of John D Taylor, Football Italia and Calcio Italia magazine founder, to call upon.