Ed Barry – Funeral DetailsUPDATE
Ed Barry's funeral will be on Tuesday 21st December at 3.00.p.m. in the Cypress Chapel, Stockport Crematorium, Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport, SK2 6LS and afterwards at The Bamford Arms. Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6NB.
We lost another good friend and colleague last week when Ed Barry passed away at the age of 72. Ed was former sports editor of The People, having been a newspaperman all his working life, and his good friend John Dillon has written this tribute:
40th NORTHERN MANAGERS AWARDS DINNER – Feb 6thPEP GUARDIOLA will again be our leading guest of honour at the 40th Northern Managers Awards Dinner, on Sunday February 6th 2022, at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Manchester.
Pep will be honoured for leading Manchester City to the Premier League title in May 2021, and will be joined by other managers from northern clubs to have won honours last season.
Press Box Confidential – Episode 6 out nowEpisode 6 of Press Box Confidential is out now. Paul McCarthy is joined by Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail and ESPN's Mark Ogden to discuss Manchester City's title-winning drama in 2012. https://play.acast.com/s/press-box-confidential/6.welcometomanchester
We are delighted to be teaming up with our title sponsors William Hill again to produce a brand new podcast called Press Box Confidential, where two leading FWA members will join Paul McCarthy each week to discuss their first-hand experiences of some of the most memorable moments in football history.
GERRARD IS LIVERPOOL’S GREATEST PLAYER EVER (and Luis Suarez is the best Stevie G has played with)By JIM VAN WIJK
Images courtesy of Action Images
Steve Gerrard felt "humbled" to be honoured as the recipient of the 2013 Football Writers' Association’s award at a gala tribute dinner in London's Savoy Hotel on Sunday January 20.
FWA Live – ManchesterGary Neville: There’s an inevitability that one day either Guardiola or Mourinho will be at City
Steve Bates: United fans say the team hasn’t been right for two or three seasons
Andy Dunn: Chelsea are a club without soul
Neil Custis: Chelsea live on the edge...it was like Tiger Woods, when he was a naughty boy he was winning every Major going, now he’s calmed down he can’t hit a golf ball
MEDIA SHOULD TAKE A MORE POSITIVE APPROACH TO FOOTBALLERSFWA chairman Andy Dunn on how the press can benefit from the Olympic Games...
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
THE GOODWILL factor from the London 2012 Olympic Games that keeps a smile on British faces will have an inevitable knock-on effect as the 2012/13 season gets under way. Comparisons between the manner in which our gold medallists conducted them and the stereotyped image of footballers will be made, with the anti-football brigade penning columns along the lines of “why can’t these overpaid Premier League stars behave like Olympians?”
New Chairman and Executive SecretaryThe FWA is pleased to announce that Andy Dunn is the new Chairman of the Association and Paul McCarthy has become Executive Secretary.
Andy takes over from Steve Bates, who served four years as Chairman with distinction. Paul Hetherington stands down as executive secretary after two years' sterling service following the passing of Ken Montgomery.