Derek Davis Freelance Journalist

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Posh v Palace Reports in Nationals

Posted by Derek Davis on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Peterborough United 
David Ball reveals how pumping iron is helping him get goals

Check out my match report on Posh's win over Palace

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Learning The Hard Way

Posted by Derek Davis on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Peterborough United 

Never go back. Such sound advice if taken as you can’t fail if you don’t take the risk.
The braver, if not always the happiest, thing is to grasp the nettle and give it ago.
Posh fans are delighted Darren Ferguson ignored the negative route and returned to Peterborough United, where he had once fallen out so badly with chairman Darragh MacAnthony. He quit London Road in November 2009 and watched from afar as a relatively unknown, and totally inexperienced Mark Cooper took the entertaining, ...

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All-round journalist with a penchant for sport and for speaking my mind.

Derek Davis People say you can't teach an old sea dog new tricks, well I could prove a few wrong. After nine and a bit years working at the East Anglian Daily Times mainly as their Chief Football Writer covering Ipswich Town I'm now trying out life as a freelancer. Obviously after so long writing about sport, including the joys of petanque, but also a bit of boxing, some rugby and athletics, I will carry on in that vein and I have already done work for the Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday, various national dailies including The Times, Star and Express, as well as FanhouseUK website. But I'm looking to expand with work in other areas, especially features on a variety of issues, business and finance matters and travel. I also have other ideas using this website, which I'm developing on a daily (well almost) basis. I have also worked for the Stoke Sentinel where I had a year covering Port Vale, more interesting than it sounds. Before that I was at the Colchester Evening Gazette where I had a brilliant time working with some terrific people in a great place to cut my teeth in journalism before 'specialising' in sport. I trained at Highbury College, Portsmouth where I won the coveted, well it was by me, James Arlott Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Journalism Student award. I know Portsmouth well as I was also there during my days in the Royal Navy and when I came back from working in the Middle East as a crash rescue fireman. Just so you don't get confused with the picture, I'm the one in the middle picking up my second EDF Energy Sports Journalist of the Year award. The guy on the right is Olympic swimmer Mark Foster if you thought he looked familiar. The love of my life is my seven-year-old son Albie and he is a total joy.
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