Patrick Barclay and Brian Scovell, both members of the FWA Committee of long standing, both had books nominated in the 2011 British Sports Books Awards at the Savoy on May 9. Patrick’s was “Football – Bloody Hell” a biography of Sir ALex Ferguson and Brian’s was “Bill Nicholson: Football’s Perfectionist.”
Brian’s book which has just come out in paperback, was also entered in the Biogaphy Section. Five of our Committe members chose Anthony Clavane’s “Promised Lane The Reinvention of Leeds United” in the Football Section and they were Mike Collett (chairman), Martin Lipton, Glenn Moore, John Ley and Gerry Cox.
Catrine Clay’s “Trautmann’s Journey – From Hitler Youth to FA Legend” won the Biography Award.