FWA Q&A: TIM RICHTIM RICH of The Independent on heroin and incest...interviewing the wrong Kanoute...and a fabulous lunch in the occupied territories
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
I once ran a campsite in France and once worked, very inefficiently, filling bottles of shampoo at a factory where all work stopped for 10 minutes to listen to Simon Bates’ Our Tune.
CONFESSIONS OF THE FOOTBALL WRITERSwww.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.
FWA Q&A: Neil CustisNEIL CUSTIS of The Sun on a dodgy leek...falling out of a shopping trolly...and being mistaken for Lee Westwood...
Your first ever newspaper?
It was called the Alnwick Advertiser in Northumberland. The circulation was 3,000 and falling and it’s now a pizza restaurant. I did everything from darts to country shows. I remember covering two country shows and 11 leek shows in one day. There was real controversy at one of the leek shows as someone was found out for using tippex on the base of his leek to smooth out a scratch. They left the leek out on the ...