Steve Curry – more tributesTributes have been flowing for Steve Curry, our friend, colleague and former FWA Chairman, who has passed away after a short illness at the age of 76:
Norman Giller, his former Express colleague and friend, tweeted: “Reeling from news of Steve Curry’s passing. We were close colleagues at the Express. One of the best contacts men in the football reporting business and a great raconteur. We were together recently and I jokingly mocked him for being overweight. A good man.”
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 Live – ManchesterGary Neville: There’s an inevitability that one day either Guardiola or Mourinho will be at City
Steve Bates: United fans say the team hasn’t been right for two or three seasons
Andy Dunn: Chelsea are a club without soul
Neil Custis: Chelsea live on the edge...it was like Tiger Woods, when he was a naughty boy he was winning every Major going, now he’s calmed down he can’t hit a golf ball
My Week: Steve BatesSTEVE BATES, the outgoing chairman of the Football Writers’ Association, on gaining brownie points with The Boss...dinner with Robin van Persie...and breakfast with superfit Sven
SUNDAY April 29
Weather shocking so usual Sunday morning tennis four ball is off. Take a glimpse at Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement to see if there is any reaction from the chaps to my story that Harry Redknapp fears he has been passed over for the England job with Roy Hodgson about to get a call from the FA. Always a bit nervy when you go out on a limb with a tale and you ...
Bates re-elected for final yearFollowing the 2011 FWA Annual General Meeting held in London on Tuesday May 24th current National Chairman Steve Bates, who has held the post for the past three years, was unanimously re-elected to serve a final year in office.
The meeting also unanimously approved the appointment of Andy Dunn as Deputy Chairman. Andy will succeed Steve as Chairman of the FWA at the start of the 2012-13 season.