FWA Q&A: MIGUEL DELANEYMIGUEL DELANEY on super Spain...awesome Ajax...and magnificent McIlvaney
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
Sort of, but not really. I was lucky enough to go straight out of university into a job on the sports desk of the now sadly-defunct Irish paper, the Sunday Tribune. And, although they tried to inflict other sports on me that I never had any real interest in, I was always leaning towards football!
A WORKAHOLIC BESET BY A SENSE OF NEVER BEING QUITE GOOD ENOUGHPep Guardiola’s Barcelona were the greatest team many have ever seen, but Guillem Balagué reveals in his new book the former Barca coach is a workaholic beset by a sense of never being quite good enough.
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
THE SPECULATION will intensify as the season progresses, there will be exclusives about his next destination with “sources” confirming it will be Chelsea, Manchester City, Inter Milan or whoever, but right now even Pep Guardiola does not know where he will be working next season.
FWA Q&A: TOM HOPKINSONTOM HOPKINSON of the People on packing Hula Hoops and Hobs Nobs...the missing dentist’s chair...and no Kidding, looking like Ronaldo
Your first ever job in journalism?
I had three months on the Coalville, Ashby and Swadlincote Times but have always felt my first proper job was on the Romford Recorder. So many on Fleet Street got their breaks with the Recorder Series - it was and I'm sure still is a fantastic training ground - and I got mine when I replaced the man who replaced my People colleague, Dave Kidd. I'll be for ever grateful to Peter Butcher, our ...