Ken Jones – by Norman GillerKen Jones, our former Chairman and Life Member who has passed away at the age of 87, went back many years with Norman Giller, who recalls:
"It was just a few weeks ago that I last saw my old mate Ken Jones and his lovely wife, Kathy. We were at the memorial service for Hugh McIlvanney at St Bride’s in Fleet Street, and we made a pact. I told him: “I won’t come to your funeral, Ken, unless you come to mine. Ok?” I shook his left hand as he laughingly agreed.
Ken Jones RIP
We at the FWA are saddened to hear that our friend, colleague and former Chairman Ken Jones has passed away.
Ken came from the famous Jones family that produced his cousin, the former Tottenham and Wales winger Cliff Jones. He covered his cousin's exploits with the all-conquering Spurs and then went on to cover England's World Cup final win in 1966. His first-hand account is superbly told here:
FWA Q&A: JAMES NURSEYJAMES NURSEY of the Daily Mirror on a bad gag at Peterborough...the hairdryer from Bruce and O’Neill...and being on the bleach in Bulgaria
Your first ever newspaper?
The Argus in Sussex in 2001. I had a job covering Non-League football for the paper and various other sports.
Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?
Not a vintage season but United’s goal power could surprise EuropeAs the Barclays Premier League reaches the halfway stage footballwriters.co.uk asked the Daily Mirror’s Chief Football Writer MARTIN LIPTON for his views on the season so far.
As the Barclays Premier League season reaches the halfway mark, how would you assess 2012/13 so far?
It’s been quite entertaining and enjoyable, but I also think the standard of the top teams is a long way behind what it was in 2008 and 2009 which for me was the high watermark in English football for the quality of players available. We still have some fantastic footballers, though, it’s been a pleasure to ...
FWA Q&A: Steve AngleseyDaily Mirror columnist STEVE ANGLESEY on undercooking Spear of Destiny’s chips...an un-matey deputy sports editor...plus a loud argument, noisy sex and deep snoring
Your first ever job in journalism?
Book and film reviews for the posh Cheshire Life magazine, mid 1980s. Which naturally led to a job writing about American football in 1987.
My Week: Darren LewisDARREN LEWIS of the Daily Mirror on an offensive Mark...root canal treatment...and getting shirty with Adebayor
MONDAY April 23
MY DAYS always start with a chat with the Mirror's sports news editor Mike Allen. We talk through stories, ideas, potential issues and plan for that day's paper. Today I am actually working on non-football stories with the focus on Chelsea's rematch against Barcelona tomorrow night. We have three men there, Martin Lipton, Oliver Holt and John Cross.
The FWA Interview: Oliver HoltSPORTS WRITING HAS NEVER BEEN SO GOOD says Oliver Holt
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
OLIVER HOLT believes the standard of British sports writing is higher than it has ever been.
The Daily Mirror writer recently won the Sports Journalists’ Association Sports Columnist of the Year award which, for once, left Holt almost speechless.
FWA Q&A: John CrossIn this week's FWA Q&A, we talk to The Daily Mirror's John Cross about the dodgy hotels, Arsenal's Champions League Final loss to Barcelona and having an unused 1966 World Cup Final ticket...
Your first ever newspaper?
Martin Lipton: My WeekBy MARTIN LIPTON
Chief Football writer
Friday Oct 14: Still recovering - probably quicker than Fabio Capello - from the late-breaking news of Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban and the press conference leftovers from Chelsea to devour as well. A few calls to UEFA - to confirm an appeal would be a shot to nothing, with no chance of the ban being increased - and the FA to pass on the news and seek a reaction. Otherwise, quite a quiet day.