YOHAN KEBAB? THERE ARE PLENTY OF TASTY NAMES THAT ARE FAR FROM LAMB-EASY TO PRONOUNCEBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
WE HAVE all been there and done it, suffered a bout of foot in the mouth disease and mispronounced someone’s name incorrectly. Joe Kinnear does not have the monopoly on malapropisms, but he raised the bar to an ignominious art form during his talkSPORT interview with Andy Goldstein and Bobby Gould on Monday evening’s Sportsbar.
DARRAGH’S DREAM IS THE PERFECT FOOTBALL MAGAZINEBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
DARRAGH MacAnthony loves football, so much that in 2007 he bought Peterborough United. Last year the Dubliner published a book about this called From Hobby To Obsession. Last week saw the first edition of Twentyfour7 Football, a monthly football magazine – chairman: Darragh MacAnthony.
GIRLS ALLOWED – THE OFFSIDE RULE FLIES THE FOOTBALL FLAG FOR FEMALESBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IT'S A MAN'S GAME and if you haven't played football you don't really know the sport. Just two of the neanderthal opinions still held by some, the situation not helped when you Google "female sports writers" and "The 50 Hottest Sports Broadcasters In the World" is the first entry. Written by a female.
“IT WAS A MIX OF ANGER, DEFIANCE AND CONFRONTATION” – Daniel Taylor of the Guardianfootballwriters.co.uk looks at the media coverage of Arsene Wenger’s most amazing press conference
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
TWO THINGS took the assembled football writers attending Arsene Wenger’s press conference on the eve of Arsenal’s Champions League tie against Bayern Munich by surprise. Firstly, that a manager known for being so helpful to the media suddenly turned on the French equivalent of the hair-dryer and secondly, that a story about him being offered a new two-year deal upset him so much.
THE SAVOY SHOW GOES ON THANKS TO A DEGREE IN APPLIED STATISTICSBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
FOOTBALL WRITERS are used to working to deadlines. However many words may be needed for the match report, whatever the deadline...even if the WiFi goes down or the lap-top waves its ignominious magic wand and makes the copy disappear into the ether...words will be filed on time. Somehow.
FWA Q&A: Geoff PeterstalkSPORT’s GEOFF PETERS on being given a mouthful by Serbs...going out with a manager’s girlfriend...and why Winter is best.
Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
In my formative journalistic years as a teenager, working on a free weekly newspaper and then for a press agency, I had to cover stuff like inquests, magistrates courts etc and even got roped in to do some stuff for the entertainment pages. It once took me a whole day to write a review of a play. The editor never asked me again. I've been a DJ since the age of ...
FWA Q&A: Warren HaughtonWe talk to talkSPORT producer Warren Haughton about the 1999 Champions League final, spare batteries and scoring in the FA Cup.
Your first ever newspaper?
The first ever newspapers I wrote for were The Sun and Daily Star when I was working for Hayters on a work experience basis.