FWA Q&A: CHRIS BASCOMBE

CHRIS BASCOMBE of the Daily Telegraph on having to praise Hamilton Ricard...digital incest...and a Royle ban

Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
I worked in a pub in the Old Swan area of Liverpool. If the acts booked for the evening’s entertainment didn't end their set with 'The Best' by Tina Turner there was a riot. Used to be quite tricky for the Irish Revolutionary Ceilidh bands to learn the words.

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WHEN THIERRY BECAME HENRY

PHILIPPE AUCLAIR thinks Thierry Henry has a right to be considered France’s greatest footballer but in a ‘love letter’ he explains the character of the player changed...

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

IT IS sad that a player who gave Arsenal, English and French football such joy, so many moments of incredible skill, scoring breathtaking goals after a 60-yard lung-bursting run should be remembered as much for a handball (pedants will argue two handballs) as the pleasure he served up.

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Emotional Henry receives Tribute Award

Thierry Henry collected the 2011 Football Writers Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner at The Savoy Hotel in London on Sunday January 16.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona forward, 33, now enjoying life in the United States with Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls, was guest of honour as the FWA returned to The Savoy for the first time since it's multi-million pound refurbishment three years ago.

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Hat-trick Henry The Greatest

THIERRY HENRY is the greatest player in the history of English football awards after being voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association for the third time in four years.

The Arsenal and France striker was confirmed a clear winner ahead of runner-up John Terry of Chelsea and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, who finished third. Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, the PFAs Player of the Year, finished fourth ahead of Joe Cole and last year's winner Frank Lampard.

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Thierry Henry is first back-to-back Footballer of the Year

THIERRY HENRY has made history by becoming the first player to win the Football Writers' Association's prestigious Footballer of the Year award for the second year running, and the Arsenal striker won by the largest margin for 34 years.

Henry won football's oldest individual award for the first time last year when he pipped Ruud Van Nistelrooy to the post by a narrow margin.

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