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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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IT TOOK ME FIVE MINUTES TO MAKE UP MY MIND

After 20 years reporting the best games and the best teams, the Daily Mail’s chief football correspondent MATT LAWTON is ready for a new challenge as executive sports editor

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

IT HAD been an enjoyable summer for Matt Lawton, the Daily Mail’s chief football correspondent. Despite England doing what they usually do at major tournaments and losing on penalties in the quarter-finals, Euro 2012 was the best finals for many years, full of excellent football and outstanding individuals while Poland and Ukraine proved not to be the war zones predicted in some – well one – quarter.

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