Student Football Writer Award winners honouredWe at the FWA were delighted to present our inaugural Student Football Writer award winners Ella Graunia Cook and Jacob Tanswell with their prizes in person this week.
FWA Chair Carrie Brown hosted a lunch at the Soho Townhouse on Tuesday Oct 6 at which Ella and Jacob were presented with their trophies, respectively the Vikki Orvice award and the Hugh McIlvanney award, named in honour of two of our most prominent late members.
Student Football Writers of the Year awards – Ella Graunia Cook and Jacob Tanswell win
Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Student Football Writers of the Year awards. Ella Graunia Cook has won the Vikki Orvice award and Jacob Tanswell has won the Hugh McIlvanney award – both were considered worthy winners by our judging panel, who were deluged with 536 entries to these first awards of their kind.
I DON’T LIKE CRITICS, OH NODon't you walk thru my words
You got to show some respect*
By JIM WHITE
IF EVER I am feeling a little too pleased with myself, whenever I think that I might have the answer, on the occasions I smugly reckon I have hit the nail right on the head, I have a simple method of pricking my own pomposity: I check out the comments under any piece I have written on the internet. Then I realise that I am, in fact, a worthless illiterate moron with an agenda bigger than Clarence Seedorf’s rear end who should never be employed ...
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Monday January 30
I’m in the stately surrounds of Warrington Town Hall for the Gary Speed inquest. Sombre is barely adequate as an adjective to describe the mood. The Speed family are here looking bereft, drawn and above all utterly bewildered. There’s a huge media presence, too, reflecting the interest the case generated. The public affection unleashed on his passing demonstrated there is a real thirst for answers.