Salah and Kirby collect FWA awardsMo Salah of Liverpool and Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies collected their Footballer and Womens Footballer of the Year awards at the Football Writes' Association's annual dinner in London on Thursday May 10.
Both stars were enormously popular winners and gave thanked the FWA and their football colleagues in their speeches. Both had other commitments in their busy schedules - Kirby left later in the evening to attend Chelsea's awards night, while Salah flew in by private jet from Liverpool's own awards event.
FWA Interview: Neil Custis on Sir Alex FergusonNEIL CUSTIS of The Sun looks back on an unforgettable Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United and says despite the press bans...
“WE HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO BE DOING THE JOB IN A TIME WHEN FERGUSON HAS BEEN AROUND”
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
NEIL CUSTIS, who has covered Manchester United for The Sun for 14 years, is like the newly-crowned Barclays Premier League champions - top of the table. Custis has been banned “about five times” by Sir Alex Ferguson, believed to be a Football Writers’ Association record.
WHY THE PRESS HAVE TO PLAY POLITICS WITH SIR ALEX FERGUSONBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
SIR ALEX FERGUSON has broken just about every record in English football during his 26 years as manager of Manchester United. The most ignominious, however, is that the Scot has banned more journalists from the club than any other, a matter which greatly concerns the Football Writers’ Association.
FWA Q&A: Sam PilgerSAM PILGER on scoring at Old Trafford, being mistaken for Ryan Giggs and causing Sir Alex Ferguson to give Roy Keane the hair-dryer treatment...
Your first ever newspaper?
Not a newspaper, but the Manchester United magazine, which, when I joined in 1996, was the country’s biggest selling sports magazine. This was a time before Sky Sports News, MUTV or even the club having a proper website, so it was the main source of news. It was a great grounding to regularly interview Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham and Roy Keane in a time when there wasn’t any interference from ...
My row with David Beckham – Because I gave him a sixThe former Manchester United midfielder never forgave STUART MATHIESON for his match marking
BY CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
TO MILLIONS of people around the world Stuart Mathieson, the Manchester United correspondent of the Manchester Evening News, has the best job in football journalism.
It is the dream job for any United fan, covering Wayne Rooney and company each week yet Mathieson admits he grew up supporting the noisy neighbours.
Ferguson praises award-winning duoSir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Paul Scholes and Gary Neville after it was announced that the Manchester United duo will be honoured at the FWA Tribute Dinner next year.
The event will be held at The Savoy in London on January 22nd, and Ferguson has spoken of the players' dedication and endurance during their long careers.