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Memories of Vikki Orvice

A star-studded gathering of the good and the great from sport and the media gathered at Lord's on November 13 to honour the legacy of Vikki Orvice and raise a six figure sum for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Over £103,000 was raised among an audience of 400 people who turned up to pay tribute to Vikki, who passed away last February. It was an emotional and moving evening, with tears and laughter in equal measure, superbly hosted by Jacqui Oatley, Vikki's friend and FWA committee member.

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Vikki Orvice fundraising dinner

A gift to you from our birthday girl.


The FWA’s first female vice-chair, Vikki Orvice, should have celebrated her 57th birthday on Friday. 



Sadly we can’t mark the occasion with Vikki this year as she passed away in February. Instead we will celebrate her life with a fundraising dinner on Wednesday (13th) for the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.



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Philippe Auclair of France Football looks ahead to Arsenal v Bayern Munich

Philippe Auclair of France Football on the chances of "schizophrenic" Arsenal producing their best to topple European giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League.






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WHEN THIERRY BECAME HENRY

PHILIPPE AUCLAIR thinks Thierry Henry has a right to be considered France’s greatest footballer but in a ‘love letter’ he explains the character of the player changed...

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

IT IS sad that a player who gave Arsenal, English and French football such joy, so many moments of incredible skill, scoring breathtaking goals after a 60-yard lung-bursting run should be remembered as much for a handball (pedants will argue two handballs) as the pleasure he served up.

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CONFESSIONS OF THE FOOTBALL WRITERS

www.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.

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FWA Q&A: Philippe Auclair

In this week's FWA Q&A, we chat with Philippe Auclair of France Football about the Flintstones, Richard E Grant and having Thierry Henry's coathanger at home...

Your first ever newspaper?
France Football, as it happens, if it’s football we’re talking about. Otherwise, Le Courrier Cauchois, a minuscule weekly from my native Normandy, for which I wrote ‘colour pieces’ about local history while still at school.

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