The Local Journo Thread

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Jun 2018 15:02

Theroyalbox I wonder if the twitter people think were sad losers with office jobs


Like John Smith said I'd rather the forum was open so people with an issue could just come in and talk to me rather than have to take to Twitter.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Maneki Neko » 29 Jun 2018 15:05

People who don't even use Hob Nob shouldn't have to come on to defend themselves or others, let alone to defend local journalists like Courtney and Jonathan


they don't HAVE to at all.

"I can’t believe that yet again I’m having to be on the god awful forum defending both myself and other people


you don't HAVE to at all

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by LWJ » 29 Jun 2018 15:25

Old Man Andrews
So you're saying I should break it down into a weekly round up every Friday?

Maybe I have become a bit carried away with it and should only pick up on the major gaffs. I'll try that. Thanks for the advice.

Like I said you seem a bit obsessed with him, I don't follow the bloke on Twitter as I think he is a tool, maybe you should try not following him as well?

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 29 Jun 2018 15:27

Twitter convos are far far worse than anything on here from what I’ve seen

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by LWJ » 29 Jun 2018 15:33

I've tweeted over 10,000 times :oops: so I get the benefit of it. I enjoy Twitter but it's a lot more enjoyable to discuss things in detail on a forum than it is in short tweets..


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by Sebastian the Red » 29 Jun 2018 15:35

LWJ I've tweeted over 10,000 times :oops: so I get the benefit of it. I enjoy Twitter but it's a lot more enjoyable to discuss things in detail on a forum than it is in short tweets..


M8 why don't you follow me M8? We'd be BESTIES

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by LWJ » 29 Jun 2018 15:39

Sebastian the Red
LWJ I've tweeted over 10,000 times :oops: so I get the benefit of it. I enjoy Twitter but it's a lot more enjoyable to discuss things in detail on a forum than it is in short tweets..


M8 why don't you follow me M8? We'd be BESTIES

there you go x

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by LWJ » 29 Jun 2018 15:40

LWJ
Sebastian the Red
LWJ I've tweeted over 10,000 times :oops: so I get the benefit of it. I enjoy Twitter but it's a lot more enjoyable to discuss things in detail on a forum than it is in short tweets..


M8 why don't you follow me M8? We'd be BESTIES

there you go x

I tweet a lot of shit....


No change to here then etc

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Jun 2018 15:59

To be honest, I remember moaning back in the days of TTB about the Chronicle being shit and generally, barring a major major regional paper like the Yorkshire Post,most local journalists worth their salt get snapped up by the nationals.


Wind forward to the internet era where clicks are more important than content and the money isn't there is it surprising we get semi literate monkeys writing for the local press who get the club's back up by posting any old shit in the name of 24hr news coverage.

Everybody knows Courtney's Bulgarian contact is a transfer rumours site and Google Translate, I just wish he'd be honest about it. That's the only reason Low gets grudging respect because journalistically he's in the same boat


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Sebastian the Red » 29 Jun 2018 16:02

LWJ
LWJ
Sebastian the Red
M8 why don't you follow me M8? We'd be BESTIES

there you go x

I tweet a lot of shit....


No change to here then etc


I like the way you write #girlfriend like a 13 year old. Good lad.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 29 Jun 2018 16:05

Yep agreed FDTW. Scanned back through the thread and don’t think I say anything particularly personal or out of turn

The main problems for me with the two from the Chron is a) passing all sorts of nonsense off as a ‘Chronicle source’ or ‘heavily linked’ be it Twitter, SSN or some joker on here and b) the ill thought out digs at the club - ie the ‘why don’t Reading do free kids season tickets’, ‘Danny Loader is on big wages’ and the twisting of words that keeps upsetting the players

All fair enough criticisms imo, and easily avoided or remedied

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by CountryRoyal » 29 Jun 2018 16:08

Imagine caring about any of this shit :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by LWJ » 29 Jun 2018 16:38

Sebastian the Red
LWJ
LWJ there you go x

I tweet a lot of shit....


No change to here then etc


I like the way you write #girlfriend like a 13 year old. Good lad.

instagram hashtags babe x


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Sebastian the Red » 29 Jun 2018 16:41

LWJ
Sebastian the Red
LWJ I tweet a lot of shit....


No change to here then etc


I like the way you write #girlfriend like a 13 year old. Good lad.

instagram hashtags babe x


I look forward to #dumped #heartbroken #cheating #slag

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Zip » 29 Jun 2018 17:23

I quite like Low. His player ratings in the second half of last season were amusing with the highest rated players in certain games getting no more than 3/10. That would not have gone down well with the players but fair play to him for not being kind to them to curry favour.

That’s part of the problem though. Do we want local journo’s who may get to hear of news because they are trusted by the players (and therefore likely to give the players an easier ride) or do we want them to be honest and critical of the players and therefore less likely to be given info from the club?

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Zip » 29 Jun 2018 17:31

From Despair To Where? To be honest, I remember moaning back in the days of TTB about the Chronicle being shit and generally, barring a major major regional paper like the Yorkshire Post,most local journalists worth their salt get snapped up by the nationals.


Wind forward to the internet era where clicks are more important than content and the money isn't there is it surprising we get semi literate monkeys writing for the local press who get the club's back up by posting any old shit in the name of 24hr news coverage.

Everybody knows Courtney's Bulgarian contact is a transfer rumours site and Google Translate, I just wish he'd be honest about it. That's the only reason Low gets grudging respect because journalistically he's in the same boat



Yeah agreed. Friday is alluding to contacts that on the face of it appear unlikely to assist. I have not met the guy but he has certainly upset the likes of Gunter so is very unlikely to be in the know because the club won’t trust him.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Jun 2018 17:59

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Wrong forum :oops:

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by TiagoIlori » 29 Jun 2018 18:14

Don’t understand the problem with this thread, is it a tad obsessive? Yes. But is it to the point anyone is actively encouraging people to direct abuse coming anyone’s way? Absolutely not. Perfectly entitled to criticise someone.

Really don’t understand why some people are incapable of understanding criticism is ok. If they think this is bad then they simply haven’t been on the internet for very long. I see far worse stuff on twitter than I do on here

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Pepe the Horseman » 29 Jun 2018 19:07

bobby1413
On top of that you have about 100 other whiney idiots - most of whom are 18 - all saying you're a "virgin" or tinpot for not standing at away games.

Bad experience, Bobs?

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Jun 2018 20:07

There's a huge difference between honest criticism and contrariness for the sake of it and I don't think the players would have a problem with honest criticism.

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