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Category archive: Football writers

26 Nov
2014

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
2014

How football still kicked off as country went to war

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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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

Winter presses Pardew to end ban on local papers

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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
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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