Steve Stammers RIPWe at the FWA are devastated to learn that our great friend and colleague Steve Stammers has passed away after a short illness, at the age of 71.
Steve was a stickler for doing things the right way, renowned for his generosity, humour, helpfulness to young reporters, and especially as a superb story-getter, covering London football for over 40 years. He started on the Brentwood Argus and went to Fleet Street via Hayters Sports Agency, working for the Daily Star, Evening Standard and Sunday Mirror. In semi-retirement he continued to cover football for the Mail, and was always a cheerful ...
Ken Jones – by Norman GillerKen Jones, our former Chairman and Life Member who has passed away at the age of 87, went back many years with Norman Giller, who recalls:
"It was just a few weeks ago that I last saw my old mate Ken Jones and his lovely wife, Kathy. We were at the memorial service for Hugh McIlvanney at St Bride’s in Fleet Street, and we made a pact. I told him: “I won’t come to your funeral, Ken, unless you come to mine. Ok?” I shook his left hand as he laughingly agreed.
Ken Jones RIP
We at the FWA are saddened to hear that our friend, colleague and former Chairman Ken Jones has passed away.
Ken came from the famous Jones family that produced his cousin, the former Tottenham and Wales winger Cliff Jones. He covered his cousin's exploits with the all-conquering Spurs and then went on to cover England's World Cup final win in 1966. His first-hand account is superbly told here:
Ken GormanThe Football Writers' Association is sad to report the passing of former member Ken Gorman, who died in Cardiff on Sunday night.
Ken, who was 72, worked for many titles covering boxing as well as football.
He spent several years with the News of the World and Daily Star and was working up to his death as a freelance, primarily for the Sunday Mirror.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA CANNOT COMPETE WITH THE THRILL OF A BACK PAGE EXCLUSIVESunday Mirror sports editor DAVID WALKER on how the internet is affecting newspapers
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IN THE very old days spectators were told the half-time scores from other games when someone placed numbers along the touchline of one side of a ground. By “A” – say, Arsenal v Chelsea – the numbers “1” and “1” or whatever were placed, the key to the letters in the programme.
STEVE STAMMERS OF THE SUNDAY MIRROR LOOKS AHEAD TO BAYERN MUNICH v ARSENAL
Steve Stammers of The Sunday Mirror looks ahead to the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League last 16 clash against Bayern Munich, examines the Gunners' defensive problems and whether Arsene Wenger's men can force their way back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League.
GERRARD IS LIVERPOOL’S GREATEST PLAYER EVER (and Luis Suarez is the best Stevie G has played with)By JIM VAN WIJK
Images courtesy of Action Images
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.
FWA Q&A: Colin MalamCOLIN MALAM on earphones and lap-tops...missing the kick-off at Wembley...and a brilliant Killing
Your first ever job in journalism?
I was a graduate trainee on the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo for three years. Then they declined to renew my contract and advised me to look for another occupation. So not the most auspicious of starts, as you might say.
FWA Q&A: David WalkerDavid Walker (Sports Editor, Sunday Mirror) on Blackburn’s freezing punch-up...fun with low-litre on a flight...and Brian Moore v Charlie Sale
Your first ever job in journalism?
Working in Manchester for D.C. Thomson, the publishers of the Weekly News, Sunday Post - as well as Beano and Dandy.