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Category archive: Football writers

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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27 Feb
2014

England’s greatest footballer was a truly great man

Tom Finney

DAVID WALKER, the sports editor of the Sunday Mirror, is attending today’s funeral of Sir Tom Finney in a number of capacities, including as a representative of the SJA. Above all, he is attending as someone who was privileged to be a friend of a truly great man

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24 Feb
2014

Tapas, Torres and talk: a night of Spanish football

Spain World Cup 2010 Torres

To celebrate World Cup year, when Spain will be defending their title in Brazil, the BritishSpanish Society is hosting a fund-raising event on March 6, and is offering SJA members a discount on their ticket price

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22 Feb
2014

Pauli’s pirates and punks put passion back in football

St Pauli book cover

ANTON RIPPON on a book that charts how a disillusioned football fan rediscovered his enthusiasm for the game in Germany

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5 Feb
2014

Herbert Chapman and Leeds’ first football farce

On his way out? Or back in? Brian McDermott has endured the strangest of times at Leeds United in the past week

ANTON RIPPON writes that the past week’s episode Leeds is far from the first time that the city has been involved in a football farce

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10 Dec
2013

Old Bill could teach Villas-Boas a thing or three

Under pressure? Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas

There are always lessons to be had from the masters, says NORMAN GILLER, as he sees the Tottenham manager dig himself into a hole at a post-match press conference

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4 Nov
2013

Telegraph moves to Law for football news coverage

newspapers front page

Matt Law and Dave Kidd are on the move in a couple of Fleet Street football transfers, while there have been promotions for Jeremy Wilson and Mark Ogden

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29 Oct
2013

Pardew reads the bans for Newcastle local papers

No questions, no answers: Alan Pardew, the manager at Newcastle United, which has banned local papers from his press conferences

ANTON RIPPON reports on the latest outbreak of friction between a Premier League club and football reporters

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29 Oct
2013

Sentinel given £10,000 bill to cover Port Vale

The newspaper which helped to save Port Vale is now being asked for £10,000 to report on its games

In the Potteries, one club has taken to banning reporters and photographers from the local newspaper that not so long ago was leading the campaign to save that very same club

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