Tag Archives: Wembley

FWA Q&A: GRAHAM NICKLESS

GRAHAM NICKLESS on why he likes Friday...not being hot stuff in Dijon...and getting shirty about numbers

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
My first full-time job after school was working in London as an insurance clerk.

Most memorable match?
Watching England beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley to win the World Cup on my family’s black-and-white TV alongside my late dad, Fred, in 1966.

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FWA Q&A: JAMES NURSEY

JAMES NURSEY of the Daily Mirror on a bad gag at Peterborough...the hairdryer from Bruce and O’Neill...and being on the bleach in Bulgaria

Your first ever newspaper?
The Argus in Sussex in 2001. I had a job covering Non-League football for the paper and various other sports.

Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?

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Michael Calvin on Millwall and FA Cup Violence

What distresses me is that people had taken their children to Wembley for their first big game and the kids were so terrified they don’t want to go to football again – Michael Calvin

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

NOBODY saw it coming, not least Michael Calvin who spent a year virtually living with Millwall to write “Family – Life, Death and Football.” Families may argue, but fight?

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‘Those who work for Millwall must pull their hair out at times at the way the club are depicted’

TOBY PORTER on the public perception of FA Cup semi-finalists Millwall

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

NO ONE may like Millwall, but Toby Porter certainly does care about how others view the club.

Porter is the sports editor of the South London Press and has covered Millwall for 11 years. Millwall have a stigma, mostly outdated and based on events from 30 or 40 years ago, but it is an image that the club will find difficult to shake off even though they have done everything to eliminate violence and racism with success.

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FWA Q&A: KEVIN BAXTER

KEVIN BAXTER of the Los Angeles Times on why Manchester is the culinary capital of the world...the wonderful Doghouse...and the importance of learning a second language

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?

As for covering the sport, I came very late to football – and even later to a deep appreciation of it. For more than 20 years I primarily covered baseball and only became involved in football because my newspaper needed a Spanish speaker to follow the Mexico team through its preparations for the 2010 World Cup. I followed the team through Europe then to ...

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FWA Q&A: PHILIP QUINN

PHILIP QUINN, football correspondent of the Irish Daily Mail, on meeting himself...why a football writer was Man of the Match in Paris...and bunged up for a week at the Tour de France

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
No. Signed on as a freelance aged 17 in 1979 with the Evening Herald armed with notebook, pen, wide-eyed wonder and, crucially, a copy of the Dublin bus timetables. Nearly 35 years on, the wonder has never left me.

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CAPITAL ONE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THIS FINAL

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

SIMON PARKER, the football writer closest to Bradford City, on the rise and rise of the Bantams

"In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes" – Andy Warhol, 1968.

BRADFORD CITY are one win away from securing a place in the Europa League. Old sages may say nothing in football surprises them, but the rise and rise of the Bantams is up there with all the tales of the unexpected the occasionally beautiful game can offer.

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