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Drogba honoured by FWA accoladeChelsea forward Didier Drogba spoke of his pride at joining the list of prestigious winners of the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London.
The Ivory Coast forward, 36, was guest of honour at the January 2015 event, and was presented with the long-running accolade from FWA chairman Andy Dunn.
Cattermole lands FWA North-East awardSunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has been voted the North East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year for 2014.
The former Middlesbrough and Wigan player beat his ex-Sunderland team-mate Jack Colback into second place, with Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter third. All three have come through North East Academies.
Middlesbrough’s England Under-21 international defender Ben Gibson has been named NEFWA Young Player of the Year, narrowly beating Boro team-mate Adam Reach, Newcastle defender Paul Dummett and former Hartlepool Luke James.
FWA TO HONOUR DROGBA
The Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm Didier Drogba will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at The Savoy, London, on January 25, 2015.
Chelsea forward Drogba said: "It is an incredible honour. I have looked at the list of people who have been given this award and there are some of the most famous names in football on it.
FWA National Golf Day, Sept 29This year's FWA National Golf Day, again generously sponsored by Vauxhall, returns to the beautiful Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire on Monday September 29.
Reception and bacon butties from 9.30am, tee off times will be from around 11am, with late afternoon prize giving buffet meal.
The format will follow previous years with teams of four, stableford format with best two scores on each hole counting to the team prize. There is also an individual competition for FWA members.
Suarez Humbled by FWA AccoladePictures: Action Images
Luis Suarez came full circle when he was voted the Footballer of the Year for 2014 by the Football Writers' Association, who recognised the rehabilitation and dedication of the Liverpool forward.
MOURINHO HONOURED ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT SAVOYPhotography: Action Images
The Special One became The Perfect One as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was honoured at a star-studded Football Writers' Association gala tribute evening at the Savoy in London.
A tribute to Gerald MortimerThe Football Writers’ Association would like to pay tribute to former member Gerald Mortimer who passed away last week at the age of 77.
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BALE HUMBLED TO JOIN FWA “LEGENDS”Photography: Action Images
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SWANSEA HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT LAUDRUP’S SUCCESSORCHRIS WATHAN of the Western Mail says that planning ahead has been a significant part of the Capital One Cup finalists’ success
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
SOME CLUBS have found it difficult going on impossible to appoint – and keep - the right manager. Swansea City have made the task seem so easy you wonder why others have such problems.