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GERRARD IS LIVERPOOL’S GREATEST PLAYER EVER (and Luis Suarez is the best Stevie G has played with)

By JIM VAN WIJK

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Steve Gerrard felt "humbled" to be honoured as the recipient of the 2013 Football Writers' Association’s award at a gala tribute dinner in London's Savoy Hotel on Sunday January 20.

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THE SAVOY SHOW GOES ON THANKS TO A DEGREE IN APPLIED STATISTICS

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

FOOTBALL WRITERS are used to working to deadlines. However many words may be needed for the match report, whatever the deadline...even if the WiFi goes down or the lap-top waves its ignominious magic wand and makes the copy disappear into the ether...words will be filed on time. Somehow.

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New Chairman and Executive Secretary

The FWA is pleased to announce that Andy Dunn is the new Chairman of the Association and Paul McCarthy has become Executive Secretary.
Andy takes over from Steve Bates, who served four years as Chairman with distinction. Paul Hetherington stands down as executive secretary after two years' sterling service following the passing of Ken Montgomery.

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The FWA Interview: Paul McCarthy

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

Paul McCarthy still misses the adrenaline rush on a Saturday night he experienced when he was sports editor of the News of the World. The 19-hour shift - he left home at 6.30 and returned at 01.30 – did not bother him. Quite the opposite, he loved it.

“The time flew by,” he said. “It was brilliant, especially during the football season. I miss that buzz. I guess it’s like a footballer missing the craic of the dressing-room, the excitement of working with a team of people you like and respect.”

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