Gerard Houllier – an appreciation by Patrick BarclayPatrick Barclay, our former Chairman, knew Gerard Houllier better and for longer than most of us, and here is his heartfelt and eloquent appreciation of his friend;
The word ‘’bonhomie’’ might have been invented for Gerard Houllier. Friendly almost to a fault, he was rare among football men in sharing himself with equal generosity between his beloved coaching fraternity – no photograph of a FIFA or UEFA seminar was ever complete without his smiling face – and the game’s media followers.
Carrie Brown becomes first female Chair of the FWA
CARRIE BROWN has succeeded Paddy Barclay as Chair of the Football Writers' Association, the first woman to hold the role and the first female chair of a major football organisation.
Carrie, who is Senior Sports Correspondent for beIN Sport, was elected unanimously at the FWA's Annual General Meeting on April 23.