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It is not often a promoted club goes straight in as 2-1 favourites to win a league, but Salford City are not a typical club. Co-owned by former Manchester United players Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, and Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, the Vanarama National League club have a profile and funding that has become the envy of many Football League teams.
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GERRARD NAMED AS FWA TRIBUTE HONOUREESteven Gerrard has been named as the honouree at the FWA Tribute Award this year, which takes place at the Savoy hotel in London.
The accolade is given out to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the national game and will be presented at the gala dinner on January 20.
Gala Tribute Evening to Gary Neville and Paul ScholesPAUL HETHERINGTON on a night – and knife – to remember, the missing brochures and Bryan Robson’s motorway dash
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
THE FOOTBALL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION breaks with tradition on Sunday when Gary Neville and Paul Scholes will be honoured at the Gala Tribute evening at the Savoy.
Since the first event in 1983 when the late Ron Greenwood was the recipient one person has been chosen each year by the FWA to recognise his services to English football.
Ferguson praises award-winning duoSir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Paul Scholes and Gary Neville after it was announced that the Manchester United duo will be honoured at the FWA Tribute Dinner next year.
The event will be held at The Savoy in London on January 22nd, and Ferguson has spoken of the players' dedication and endurance during their long careers.
Football Writers honour United duoWe are delighted to announce that Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Gary Neville will be the first joint recipients of the Football Writers Association Tribute Award at a Gala Dinner at The Savoy, London, in January 2012.
The recently retired duo follow a long line of Old Trafford stars dating back to Sir Bobby Charlton in 1989 with Denis Law (1994), Sir Alex Ferguson (1996), George Best (2000), Bryan Robson (2006), Ryan Giggs (2007) and David Beckham (2008) all recipients of the prestigous award for their contribution to the game.