Tag Archives: The Sun

FWA Q&A: PAUL JIGGINS

PAUL JIGGINS of The Sun on the greatest gift from his dad...minky whale and reindeer in Reykjavik...and Dyson with death in Baltimore


Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
Yep. Supermarket shelf-stacker, early morning office cleaner and trainee asphalter. I then joined The Sun as a messenger before going on to write, take photos for and eventually edit the company's staff newspaper and newsmagazine. I later spent a year (six months of that on gardening leave) as officer of communications for the NHS in North London before John Wardle and Ian Whittell saved me from insanity by ...

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FWA Q&A: ANDY DILLON

ANDY DILLON of The Sun on being Vince Champagne...his fear of Harry’s open car window...and a naked sauna with an unknown female...

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
I worked on a building site labouring as a teenager but got sacked after having a fight with the foreman. Construction's loss is football's gain I like to think. I have also had various jobs including filing the insides of the telescopic legs of fold up fishing chairs to make them fit and buttering bread at the Student Union while at University. I also made cash as a ...

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THE FAX BEHIND THE MOST SENSATIONAL TRANSFER IN BRITISH FOOTBALL

Football writers are reluctant to reveal their sources, but here JACK IRVINE tells the details behind the exclusive story of the ground-breaking transfer of former Celtic striker Mo Johnston to Rangers.

By JACK IRVINE

The Sun has been a potent force in Scottish journalism since its launch in 1987.

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FWA Q&A: Shaun Custis

Shaun Custis (Chief Football Writer, The Sun) on being a theatre critic and a double-glazing salesman...being told by Fergie to work in Glasgow...and dog day afternoon in South Korea

Your first ever job in journalism?
I did a week’s work experience on The Hexham Courant where my first byline read Theatre: By Shaun Custis which will have some of my colleagues spitting out their sparkling water in disbelief. On my last day one of the reporters left a note for his mate warning him not to touch my typewriter because he had wired it up to 10,000 volts.

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FWA Q&A: Neil Custis

NEIL CUSTIS of The Sun on a dodgy leek...falling out of a shopping trolly...and being mistaken for Lee Westwood...

Your first ever newspaper?
It was called the Alnwick Advertiser in Northumberland. The circulation was 3,000 and falling and it’s now a pizza restaurant. I did everything from darts to country shows. I remember covering two country shows and 11 leek shows in one day. There was real controversy at one of the leek shows as someone was found out for using tippex on the base of his leek to smooth out a scratch. They left the leek out on the ...

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FWA Q&A: Charlie Wyett

The Sun's Charlie Wyett on making sausages...being Pretty...and appearing in EastEnders (sort of)

Your first ever newspaper?
Wisbech Standard in Cambridgeshire.

Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?
No. Joined the profession after completing A levels in 1989. Used to work in my family's butchers shop as a teenager, spending Saturday mornings making sausages but only ever wanted to be a sports writer.

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FWA Q&A: Bob Harris

We talk to The Sun's Bob Harris about East German food, Swiss ringers and, er, In the Night Garden.

First ever newspaper?
The now defunct Birmingham Planet

Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?
Cricket beckoned until serious injury which also cost me my “other” job which was basically playing cricket for a company once a week with the title of assistant progress manager.

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