Jamie Vardy voted FWA Footballer of the Year 2016
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year 2016.
The England international collected 36% of members’ votes, making him a clear winner ahead of Foxes' team-mates Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante.
The 29-year-old has scored 24 goals for club and country so far this season, which have helped to put Leicester on the verge of winning the Barclays Premier League title.
IT TOOK ME FIVE MINUTES TO MAKE UP MY MINDAfter 20 years reporting the best games and the best teams, the Daily Mail’s chief football correspondent MATT LAWTON is ready for a new challenge as executive sports editor
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IT HAD been an enjoyable summer for Matt Lawton, the Daily Mail’s chief football correspondent. Despite England doing what they usually do at major tournaments and losing on penalties in the quarter-finals, Euro 2012 was the best finals for many years, full of excellent football and outstanding individuals while Poland and Ukraine proved not to be the war zones predicted in some – well one – quarter.
FWA Q&A: Tony BanksTONY BANKS of the Daily Express on mixing up the Laudrups...upsetting Harry of Romford Market...and drinking with Scottish oilmen in Qatar...
Your first ever job in journalism?
I worked on the Informer group of free newspapers in Surrey/Middlesex area. Started off doing match reports for nowt for them on Kingstonian in the Isthmian League. Wouldn' t recommend working for nothing though.
FWA launch Beat the Writers predictions appThe Football Writers’ Association is celebrating the start of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season by launching a new football predictions iPhone app called Beat the Writers.
The game can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and gives football fans the chance to pit their predicting skills against nine of Britain’s top football writers, including Andy Dunn of the Sunday Mirror, Steve Bates of The People and Patrick Barclay of the London Evening Standard.
My Week: Paul CamillinBrighton & Hove Albion’s head of media, Paul Camillin, on putting Des Lynam straight...running out of bacon butties...and being hit for six...
MONDAY FEBRUARY 13
For most of the supporters the focus is on this Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Liverpool, but for Gus Poyet and the Brighton & Hove Albion players the Tuesday night visit of Millwall to the Amex is the top priority (at least until 9.45pm on Tuesday). It’s an early start to the week at the Amex and after writing Gus’s notes with him for Tuesday’s match programme, it’s off to the regular pre-match ...