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Category archive: Football writers

2 Sep
2014

Palace turn to their sponsors for breaking news

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ANTON RIPPON reports on some “digital media innovations” at one Premier League club last week which could spell problems for local newspaper football reporters

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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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4 Jul
2014

Dyke’s football Plan B is lacking any true support

Premier League clubs have rarely used their reserve games to develop young English talent

The media debate about the introduction of B leagues for developing young footballers in England has been overwhelmingly against the idea. ANTON RIPPON can see why

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2 Jul
2014

Sofa, so good? Pundits suffer a Savage-ing

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Adrian Chiles, Phil Neville, Robbie Savage… ANTON RIPPON ponders television’s World Cup coverage so far

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30 Jun
2014

World Cup accreditation fall reflects industry

Is the Mixed Zone in Brazil a little less crowded than before?

Accreditations for the written press at the 2014 World Cup are down by around 20 per cent on four years ago, according to FIFA figures

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24 Jun
2014

Game of Shame memories puts focus on Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann, the United States coach: won't be playing for a draw

ANTON RIPPON delves into the archives to find good reason for healthy scepticism about the potential outcomes of a significant World Cup group match this week

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19 Jun
2014

Brazilian blend offers best World Cup since 1970

Macey Giller 19 June

HILDA OGDEN stands in this week for Norman Giller, for whom watching every kick of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil so far is beginning to take its toll. They both hope that by the end of tonight, Wayne Rooney isn’t tearing out his transplanted hair

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3 May
2014

We’ve seen future of football writing, and it tweets

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What has been the impact of Twitter and social media on football journalism? DAVID WALKER and JANINE SELF answer a student’s questions on the future of our trade

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20 Apr
2014

Rochdale’s long-suffering fans ‘win’ a league

Rochdale's fans are officially the longest suffering long-suffering fans

ANTON RIPPON has been following, and reporting on, Derby County for many years. But statistics show things could be worse, much worse

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7 Mar
2014

Whitwell moves up after the People signs Moxley

Laurie Whitwell: product of Mail's graduate recruitment scheme, takes over as Midlands football reporter

Neil Moxley left the Daily Mail last week after 13 years as Midlands football reporter. At the People, Moxley replaces Dave Kidd, while Laurie Whitwell takes over the Midlands beat for the Mail

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