football writers' association

“The Football Writers’ Association has called for Liverpool and Everton to reconsider bans imposed on reporters from The Sun and to work with them alongside the Premier League to seek a resolution.”

I want to smoke whatever these guys over at the association are smoking. The fucking audacity!

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Greats Of The Game - Alan Shearer, Striker

Shearer is Newcastle’s and the Premier League’s record goalscorer. He was named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. In 1996, he was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards. In 2004 Shearer was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. 

Shearer scored 283 league goals in his career, including a record 260 in the Premier League (of which 58 were penalties) with a record 11 Premier League hat-tricks, and a total of 422 in all competitions including international at all levels. Until his retirement from international football in 2000, he appeared 63 times for his country and scored 30 goals. Shearer had a goals-to-game ratio of 0.667 throughout his career.

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Premier League at 25: The best XI
By Simon Burnton

Right midfield
Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd

Real Madrid have witnessed most of Ronaldo’s career but Manchester United surely saw the best of it, the part where he transformed before our very eyes from a brilliantly talented, excessively lollipopping trickster into the world’s most fearsome and focused attacking force.

In his first two seasons combined he scored only nine league goals but there were 17 in his fourth – when he was named player of the season by the PFA and the Football Writers’ Association – and 31 in his fifth, when he won the golden boot as well as the two player of the year gongs. After another 18 in 2008-09 he was on his way to Spain.