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Not sure where to put this, but this opening paragraph had me wincing. Was it written by a 15 year old on work experience? Or worse, Garth Crooks?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61524508

 

If you're still reeling from the Covid pandemic, well sorry but there's another virus to get to grips with. This time it's monkeypox and there are around 80 confirmed cases in 11 countries, including the UK, that would not normally expect to have the disease.

 

 

Journalism, ladies and gents.

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Now that Prentice is working for Everton and his Mrs can't stop telling everyone that she's Dixie Dean's granddaughter at least he won't do one of those shit combined XI teams in the Echo. 

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38 minutes ago, Harry Squatter said:

Now that Prentice is working for Everton and his Mrs can't stop telling everyone that she's Dixie Dean's granddaughter at least he won't do one of those shit combined XI teams in the Echo. 

 

Someone else will though. Without fail.

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Samuels is clearly the biggest, the fat cunt. he's also a knobhead sucking on the City cock so he gets my vote. 

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1 minute ago, Pete said:

Samuels is clearly the biggest, the fat cunt. he's also a knobhead sucking on the City cock so he gets my vote. 

 

Read somewhere (possibly on here) his son works for City in their media/PR department. If so you can definitely see him accepting brown envelopes to write some of the shit he's been coming out with. 

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5 minutes ago, lifetime fan said:

 

Read somewhere (possibly on here) his son works for City in their media/PR department. If so you can definitely see him accepting brown envelopes to write some of the shit he's been coming out with. 

That would explain a lot. (I'm shocked he's got a kid though, the fat cunt). 

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It's a weird world sports journalism, a bit like being a celebrity journo in that they probably think they are themselves, actually footballers. 

 

"Yeah just heading to the presser with my man here, gonna get a press release and rewrite the intro for 12 grand a year." 

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Got to be fat cunt Samuel for me. Ive heard the rumour one of his adult kids works for city which is why he gives them an easy ride.

 

But it's the cunt's philosophy that owners should 'be able to pump' as much money into their club as they want and starting the trend of calling historically trophy winning clubs 'legacy' clubs compared to 'new' money clubs like city and a lesser degree, chelsea during the Abramovich era.

 

It probably hasnt dawned on the cunt that Bayern dominate the Bundesliga not because the owners pump as much money into the club as they want but that the club has far more money going into it than any other Bundesliga club. It almost amounts to the same thing, most money by some distance results in domination.

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18 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

Got to be fat cunt Samuel for me. Ive heard the rumour one of his adult kids works for city which is why he gives them an easy ride.

 

But it's the cunt's philosophy that owners should 'be able to pump' as much money into their club as they want and starting the trend of calling historically trophy winning clubs 'legacy' clubs compared to 'new' money clubs like city and a lesser degree, chelsea during the Abramovich era.

 

It probably hasnt dawned on the cunt that Bayern dominate the Bundesliga not because the owners pump as much money into the club as they want but that the club has far more money going into it than any other Bundesliga club. It almost amounts to the same thing, most money by some distance results in domination.

 

Look at the timeline of him changing his opinions on this. It first started when his beloved West Ham got a free stadium and he thought they were going to become a CL club. His son then went to work for City and his column got even more ridiculous. 

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I had the misfortune to listen to Adrian Durham earlier. I've not listened to him for ages and I know he's just on the drive time show on a monday to wind people up but fuck me...

 

This year was our last chance to win the league for years because Mo is off to Real and Sadio is off to Bayern and we're unlikely to replace them. 

 

Diaz "isn't all that" as he's one footed. 

 

Man City got exactly what they wanted this year. They have no interest in the champions league and are not in the slightest bit bothered about winning it and therefore regardless of what happens in Paris, City have had a better season than us. 

 

Issues like man city's state ownership, ongoing investigations, sportswashing and allegations of dodgy dealings are "nonsense".

 

What an absolute stupid cunt of a human being that bloke is. The problem with this is that a lot of people listen to him and assume what he's saying is correct. The fat fucking gobshite. 

 

 

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Talksport is just two knobheads sitting in a studio talking complete shite trying to pad it out for 4 hours.

 

Alan Brazil, Jason Cundy and Agbonlahor just saying the first thing that comes into their head then just repeating it as fact and sticking to it to matter how stupid an opinion it is. There's alkys in the pub who have more of a clue about footy than these cunts. 

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16 hours ago, Harry Squatter said:

Now that Prentice is working for Everton and his Mrs can't stop telling everyone that she's Dixie Dean's granddaughter at least he won't do one of those shit combined XI teams in the Echo. 

 

16 hours ago, lifetime fan said:

 

Someone else will though. Without fail.

You could do a Combined 25 and still not have room for any Bloos.

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The modern 'journo' is hired to be noticed and write articles that need them to be noticed. The fact they elicit such emotional responses means they are achieving their aim. Click,click,click is all it's about.

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Shock jockery->annoyance to outrage->clicks->advertising revenue->more shock jockery

 

It basically what a huge amount og the social media platforms business models are based on, it's best to block this mince out

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19 hours ago, dockers_strike said:

far more money going into it than any other Bundesliga club. It almost amounts to the same thing, most mone

 

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The basic pool of hacks isn't as corrupt as it was up to about ten years ago. Naming no names, but up to then you had a hack who was basically in the pay of one of the London clubs, another (specialising in transfer stories) who was a shareholder in an agency and who helped kick-start specific deals via the papers, another who was open to whatever bungs came his way, etc etc. 

 

These days they're far less influential, other than in generating clicks, and they know it, which makes them very lazy and very cynical. Samuel is a bit like any other columnist in any other part of the paper - he knows that most people can't be bothered to read through all of the crap he churns out so he's pretty much using it as personal catharsis. When he does venture out to do some actual reporting, his West Ham-centric, northern-phobic outlook is painful to see (e.g. his heavy-lidded belief that we have a player called 'Minamoto' on our books).

 

Henry Winter clearly still wants to feel he's some kind of 'historic' commentator on the game, but you can see he believes less and less.

 

The rest are a lot like the Westminster political hacks - way too locked into the parochial lunch-booze-briefing-and-gossiping daily circuit to ever stand back and reflect on anything (which is why trending stories go on and on, because they don't need thinking about). It's just generating copy and feeding social media.

 

The sad thing is that, if any journalist really had the talent and the ambition, the field is pretty much clear and they could make a name for themselves by being a serious campaigning writer, but the profession seems a magnet for the laziest people around. They all just sit back and let the mindless nonsense of the industry wash over them, like the cheapest bodywash in the shower.

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