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CONFESSIONS OF THE FOOTBALL WRITERS

www.footballwriters.co.uk is one year old next week. We take a look back at some of the revelations in the popular Q&A section.


By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES


THE IDEA was to learn more about the football writers who spend their lives searching for stories that players, clubs and administrators would rather not be made public.

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FWA Q&A: Lee Clayton

LEE CLAYTON, the Daily Mail head of sport, on a laptop swimming in Diet Coke...Bradley Wiggins’ sideburns...and trying to be Alvin Martin

Your first ever job in journalism?
I worked at The Sun 25 years ago, aged 16. One of my jobs was copytasting from the wires for the editor Kelvin Mackenzie. I had to learn fast. I worked with some excellent journalists, who taught me high standards and I was thrilled to be part of a team who expected to win every day. It was a good early lesson. In those days, The Sun was must-read. The first read. ...

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