Jack Charlton RIP
We at the FWA are saddened to learn of the passing on Friday of Leeds and England legend Jack Charlton OBE, at the age of 85.
Big Jack, as he was widely known, had an incredible playing career, culminating in a World Cup winner's medal in 1966 as well as numerous successes with Leeds United, his only club.
Gordon Banks RIP
We at the FWA join the rest of the football world in mouring the death of Gordon Banks, our former Footballer of the Year, who has passed away at the age of 81.
Banksy, or the Banks of England as he was nicknamed, will always have a special place in football history as England's goalkeeper when Sir Alf Ramsey's side won the World Cup in 1966, but arguably his most famous save came four years later, at the 1970 World Cup finals.
Giving Alan Ball a piggy-back after the 1966 World Cup win…drinks with Ronnie Biggs…and praying for the phone to ringAs Fleet Street legend STEVE CURRY celebrates his 70th birthday he looks back on a successful and eventful career.
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IT WAS Cassius Clay who was the springboard for Steve Curry’s career as a football writer.
And when a young, innocent lad from Lancashire came to London his life literally went to pot.