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Category archive: Football writers

12 Jun
2015

Newcastle’s latest media “deal” causes more concern

A media no-go zone?

ANTON RIPPON on the latest twist to what passes for “media relations” at a Premier League club

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11 Jun
2015

Guardian reporter is banned from Baku Games

Baku

The ban could have wide-ranging consequences for football journalists working for the rest of Britain’s news media, as Baku is scheduled to stage four matches in UEFA’s Euro 2020 tournament

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3 Jun
2015

Sepp Blatter: My Part In His FIFA Downfall

One lump or two? Tea with Sepp Blatter was not what Gerry Cox was expecting

GERRY COX recalls a time when the soon-to-be ex-President of world football was a lot more welcoming to the British press. He even offered biscuits with their tea

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29 May
2015

Fleet Street has been on FIFA trail for decades

FIFA

The FIFA corruption story this week grabbed headlines when authorities stepped in to take action. As MATT SCOTT reports, the British media has been reporting on the issue for two decades

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29 May
2015

How can you report on a horror such as Heysel?

heysel

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster. PHILIP BARKER reflects how TV, radio and newspapers tried to report the events as they unfolded before them

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14 Apr
2015

Winter to fulfill ambition with move to The Times

Henry Winter, right, receiving one of his many SJA awards, this from Andy Dunn in 2014

It has been a bad few weeks for the Telegraph, but the loss of their football correspondent of the last 21 years – and his 1m Twitter followers – could be the biggest blow of all

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10 Mar
2015

Sunday Herald’s Grant gets the call to join The Times

Neil Lennon on phone

After working at the Sunday Herald since launch in 1999, its football correspondent is moving to The Times’s beefed-up Scotland operation

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3 Mar
2015

Farewell, Mighty Mackay, the great football warrior

Dave Mackay: a football hero

NORMAN GILLER pays fond tribute to a sporting hero with a trawl into his archives for an interview from 40 years ago with a footballer who won the English League title as a player and as a manager

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16 Feb
2015

BBC Radio Kent are latest to get Priestfield ban

Tony Hudd mug

CHRIS DAVIES reports on the latest media ban meted out by Gillingham, a club which has already claimed what ought to be a most unwelcome entry in the record books

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15 Jan
2015

Accreditation: Summit on FIFA future, Jan 21

FIFA

Media are invited to attend the Brussels Summit, which will include a media conference after the event as well as an opportunity for one-on-one interviews with attendees. As the Summit is being held at the European Parliament, all media must be accredited

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