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FWA Q&A: RICHARD TANNER

RICHARD TANNER of the Daily Express on steamy windows...signing as a Gerry...and staying in a Munich broom cupboard

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
No. My only other jobs were back in my schooldays – strawberry picking, potato picking, loading fruit and veg lorries and working in a car parts warehouse. Gone downhill since really.

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FWA Q&A: PHILIP QUINN

PHILIP QUINN, football correspondent of the Irish Daily Mail, on meeting himself...why a football writer was Man of the Match in Paris...and bunged up for a week at the Tour de France

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
No. Signed on as a freelance aged 17 in 1979 with the Evening Herald armed with notebook, pen, wide-eyed wonder and, crucially, a copy of the Dublin bus timetables. Nearly 35 years on, the wonder has never left me.

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FWA Q&A: TONY HUDD

TONY HUDD on a phantom goal...being mistaken for a murder suspect...and being kept awake by the gold medal winner of horizontal jogging...

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
No. After cutting my journalistic teeth at a sports agency, I was taken on by the Worthing Herald. On  completing my indentures, I moved to the sports desk. Among the clubs I covered was Lancing whose player-manager was Mike Smith, a teacher at Brighton Grammar School. He later managed the Wales national team and Hull City. He taught me so much about the game. I owe him an ...

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FWA Q&A: JEREMY CROSS

JEREMY CROSS of the Daily Star on why Oakwell is flipping awful...a £40 mousse...and happy to have Pele put the boot in

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
Yes. I was a postman for a summer after completing my A levels. The 3am starts put me off for life!

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FWA Q&A: RORY SMITH

RORY SMITH of The Times on being mistaken for a drugs trafficker in Chile...why Ian Herbert grew a beard in 17 minutes...and Joycey’s two-foot long loaf

Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?
Regulars at several pubs in west Yorkshire will bear witness to the fact that I’m a better barman than a journalist. I was a Christmas card salesman for a while, too – in an office, not door-to-door, like some sort of festive tinker – but the best job I ever had was with a landscape gardener. My boss was a raging alcoholic. We’d do ...

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The mystery of England’s 2000th goal

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

WHEN IS as an own-goal not an own-goal? When it is the 2,000th goal scored by England since they started playing internationals in 1872 apparently.

Even Gareth Barry had conceded his headed winner – no apostrophes needed now – against Sweden was what is commonly known as an oggie.

But the Manchester City midfielder – and just about every football writer covering the friendly – was wrong.

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