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Mental well-being advice for football writers

Paul McCarthy, our Executive Secretary, has posted an important message on Twitter about mental health (below). The FWA and our chair Carrie Brown have worked hard with the FA, via their HEADS UP campaign, to develop a resource pack specifically for FWA members: https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/mental-health-some-pointers-for-football-writers/

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JORDAN HENDERSON – Footballer of the Year

The Football Writers’ Association are delighted to announce that Jordan Henderson is the Footballer of the Year for 2019-20.


The Liverpool captain saw off stiff opposition from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford as well as team-mates, Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane to claim the honour, the oldest individual award in the world.



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Jack Charlton by Colin Young

Colin Young got to know Jack Charlton well as a journalist covering North East football and also the Republic of Ireland.  The two of them worked closely when Colin wrote "Jack Charlton - the Authorised Biography."


Here is Colin's tribute to his friend:



Very few men will unite Ireland, England and the rest of the United Kingdom in grief quite like Jack Charlton has this weekend.

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