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“The best World Cup of the lot”

The World Cup in Russia was a huge success on the pitch, and also a triumph off it, with excellent working facilities for journalists and an outstanding effort from the FA's Media Operations team for those covering England.

In this audio podcast, Henry Winter of the Times, who has covered eight World Cups, and Gerry Cox of Hayters Teamwork, who has covered seven, discuss what it's like to be part of the media at the biggest sporting event in the World, and how this summer's version compares with previous ones.

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Salah and Kirby collect FWA awards

Mo Salah of Liverpool and Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies collected their Footballer and Womens Footballer of the Year awards at the Football Writes' Association's annual dinner in London on Thursday May 10.

Both stars were enormously popular winners and gave thanked the FWA and their football colleagues in their speeches. Both had other commitments in their busy schedules - Kirby left later in the evening to attend Chelsea's awards night, while Salah flew in by private jet from Liverpool's own awards event.

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Footballer of the Year voting

Voting has opened for Footballer of the Year, and all FWA members should by now have received an email with a code for online voting.  If you have not received an email, however, or would like to register your vote by email, phone, text or post, please contact our executive secretary Paul McCarthy on paul@maccamedia.co.uk or 07831 650977 .  Voting closes on midnight April 30th.

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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.

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FWA Northern Managers Awards Dinner 2015

The 2015 FWA Northern Managers Awards Dinner will take place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester on Sunday December 6.

This year's award winners are SIMON GRAYSON (Preston North End) and DAVE FLITCROFT (Bury). Special award winners: GRAHAM FENTON (North Shields) and BILLY HEATH (North Ferriby United), with Guest of honour: SAM ALLARDYCE also set to attend.

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Ken Gorman

The Football Writers' Association is sad to report the passing of former member Ken Gorman, who died in Cardiff on Sunday night.

Ken, who was 72, worked for many titles covering boxing as well as football.

He spent several years with the News of the World and Daily Star and was working up to his death as a freelance, primarily for the Sunday Mirror.

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