Hi there, my name is Rowan Ellappen, but you can call me Wizzle. I am a 23 year old South African who has been influenced by anything and everything around me. I live in Cape Town and this has always been my one true home.

I went to school at Rondebosch Boys’ High School and upon completing my Matric in 2007 I decided to further my education at the University of Cape Town. I have an under-graduate degree in Accounting and I am currently completing my post-graduate studies in Marketing.


Sport is one of the things I love most in the world. The various international tournaments, world championships and Olympic Games all attract a lot of attention and coverage in my house.

My university friends and I used to discuss soccer on a daily basis and this is the inspiration for this blog. I would like to give my opinion on different matters such as transfers, squad selection and season potential.

“The 12th Man” refers to the home crowd at a soccer game. I named my blog after this for two reasons. Firstly, the fans are the ones with the most open-minded opinions as we generally have a view on everything related to the various teams. Secondly, and most importantly, the fans are what makes soccer what is it – the most watched sport in the world.

I enjoy discussing soccer as much as I enjoy watching it. I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say and that you have something to comment.

This is me, doing it for the fans.



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