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Category archive: Football writers

20 Jun
2016

Euros’ press centres as deflating as match balls

French cuisine: Hack's cheese sandwich (or what passed for a cheese sandwich) in the press centre

If you thought the tournament footballs deflating, the French pitches too leaden and the crowd-control non-existent, then you ought to take a look at the sandwiches on offer in the press centres at Euro 2016. One football hack has been blogging from France since the tournament started, and can be guaranteed not to make a meal of tonight’s England match

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11 Jun
2016

Bolasie asks questions of sportswriter Winter

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19:  Journalist and football pundit Henry Winter now working for The Times newspaper working in the press box during the Emirates FA Cup match between Aston Villa and Wycombe Wanderers at Villa Park on January 19, 2016 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Henry Winter, The Times football writer, had the tables turned on him before Euro 2016 kicked off, with Crystal Palace midfielder Yannick Bolassie asking the journalist the questions

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22 Dec
2015

How to kick hotel room rate hikes in to touch

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VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Some hotel room rates in France next summer have been hiked eight-fold, with £45 a night rooms going for £365. There must be a sports event coming to town. DAVID WALKER on the dilemma facing newspaper sports desks, and offers a piece of advice from Arsene Wenger

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7 Aug
2015

Wallace joins the Telegraph in pre-season transfer

Summer transfer: Sam Wallace

The Telegraph has announced its big transfer window signing on the eve of the new season, with The Independent’s football correspondent Sam Wallace joining as chief football writer

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31 Jul
2015

Union calls on FA’s Dyke to ban football club bans

Greg Dyke: the FA chairman has been asked by the NUJ to act on football club media bans

The National Union of Journalists has backed a regional sportswriter’s call for the Football Association to ban football clubs from placing media bans on news outlets

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20 Jul
2015

Swindon fans lost for words in midst of Power surge

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ANTON RIPPON with the latest in a saga over a smartphone app and a football club’s ban on third-party media

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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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