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18 Aug
2014

Bleacher Report signs Barclay for Premier League

Patrick Barclay: watching from the Bleachers

Patrick Barclay, the SJA’s Sports Writer of the Year in 1993, will be providing regular video analysis for B/R during the season

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21 Jul
2014

Murder and mystery as Irwin fulfils ambition

The Tortured Detective

Agence France Presse sports reporter PIRATE IRWIN has branched out into writing historical thrillers. Here, he outlines the background to his latest book

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12 Jul
2014

Dave Field: funeral arrangements

The funeral of former ExTel and PA boxing and cricket writer Dave Field’s will take place on Monday, July 28 in Chiselhurst

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14 Jun
2014

Calvin’s Nowhere Men voted Sports Book of the Year

Nowhere Men

Calvin’s fascinating story of football’s talent scouts fought off strong competition from seven other category winners at this year’s British Sports Book Awards for the overall title

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9 Jun
2014

43 years not out: Northants writers get together

Matthew Engel, centre in front row, and his "first XI" of Northampton cricket writers past and present

MATTHEW ENGEL reports on a weekend get-together in Northampton of that endangered species – the local newspaper cricket correspondent

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6 Jun
2014

World Cup sees Warner hit high note with Gollum

Gollum. Or Andy Serkis. Listening to the latest World Cup song?

Adrian Warner, who has covered five World Cup finals as a reporter, is among the chorus on a new recording, Hope and Glory, which has been released ahead of the 2014 tournament which gets underway in Brazil next week

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31 May
2014

Stats and stories of derring-do at Cups and Games

Book selection

There must be a busy summer of sport coming up, if the weight of packages arriving at SJA Towers is anything to go by, as our members have been busy getting books published that cover all aspects of the coming weeks’ action

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7 May
2014

Folley’s lifetime of stars, deadlines and scoops

Malcolm Folley

One of those to have left Associated Newspapers is MALCOLM FOLLEY, after 22 years as the Mail on Sunday’s chief sports reporter. Here he remembers his Fleet Street career

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17 Apr
2014

Celebrating my half-century as a sports writer

Here's an England football team from the mid-1980s which would never win a World Cup: With Bob Harris in the middle of the back row in the guise of a goalkeeper, his team mates (left to right, back row first): Mike Keen, Adrian Williams, Michael Hart, Bob Harris, Bobby Robson, Don Howe.
Front row: Jeff Powell, Martin Tyler, Stuart Jones, Alan Parry, Ken Lawrence

SJA member BOB HARRIS began his career in 1964, and he’s ready for more

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11 Apr
2014

Kelner’s back on the interweb, and Racing Post

Martin Kelner: On the mend

SJA member, sometime Racing Post columnist and Radio Leeds “DJ” Martin Kelner is recovering after a second bout of surgery

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