FWA INTERVIEW ADRIAN BEVINGTONHOW ENGLAND MANAGE THE MEDIA
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
THE DEMANDS of the football-covering media in England are greater than anywhere else in the world.
No other country has as many national daily or Sunday newspapers. Distribution in Spain, France, Germany or Italy would be impossible because of the size of those countries. So, on the continent, major cities tend to be served by one or two locally-based newspapers.
My Week: Scott FieldScott Field, head of media relations at the Football Association, on Hodgson’s choice...a new whistle...and why we should hear more of Lineker...
Monday May 14
The beauty of working in The FA’s media team is always the sheer variety of subjects we have to cover, and my start to the week is no different. Whilst everyone else begins the week still savouring the greatest end to a Barclays Premier League season there has ever been, my start is dominated by the other side of the game - mainly dealing with the disciplinary fall-out from the weekend that was. After scouring ...
The mystery of England’s 2000th goalBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
WHEN IS as an own-goal not an own-goal? When it is the 2,000th goal scored by England since they started playing internationals in 1872 apparently.
Even Gareth Barry had conceded his headed winner – no apostrophes needed now – against Sweden was what is commonly known as an oggie.
But the Manchester City midfielder – and just about every football writer covering the friendly – was wrong.