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Category archive: Football writers

16 Feb

BBC Radio Kent are latest to get Priestfield ban

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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

Accreditation: Summit on FIFA future, Jan 21


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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26 Nov

Midlands football merry-go-round among media

Brian Doogan: transferred from Villa to Everton

West Brom and Birmingham City’s press offices have both pilfered respected local reporters while Aston Villa are looking for a replacement for their Everton-bound head of media, Brian Doogan

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1 Nov

How football still kicked off as country went to war


ANTON RIPPON looks back a hundred years at the public and press reaction to the 1914-1915 football season, which continued against the backdrop of a world war

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28 Oct

Mirror Online: sports writers

The primary focus of the role will be live blogging of sporting events and breaking news stories, but will also include story and feature writing, commissioning, subbing and editing copy, and spreading our message through social media channels

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27 Oct

Tottenham football historian Andy Porter has died

Andy Porter: the Spurs historian was a great help to football writers

Every football writer across the country ever needing Spurs facts and figures went to Andy as the font of all knowledge. We were all very grateful for his information and help

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10 Oct

Match of the Day: writer/web content editor

You will be confident enough to liaise with Premier League clubs, agents and sponsors, and to interview high-profile players. Previous experience of this, and established contacts within the industry, is highly desirable

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4 Oct

Winter presses Pardew to end ban on local papers


One of the most respected figures in British sports journalism has described the on-going ban of local newspapers from Newcastle United’s home games as “pathetic”

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2 Sep

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

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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