Charlie Watts - great journo

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by scumbag » 25 Jan 2016 15:27

Nice to see a thread like this as he certainly deserves a lot of credit for the thoroughly good work he's put in over the past few seasons.

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Angry Shed Sex » 25 Jan 2016 15:32

leon wrote:
bluerinse wrote:He is Ok- get feed up with "5 things we learnt this week" comment. He needs to use his imagination more and not be so repetitious.


What like, "5 new ways to drive your man wild in bed" ? That sort of thing?

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Big Foot » 25 Jan 2016 17:10

bobby1413 wrote:
Big Foot wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:He only ever replies to "his favourites" on twitter. The same ones who constantly message him. Plus he goes on about Arsenal way too much. Like all sports journalists he's tiresome and quickly gets boring.
Sour grapes because he doesn't tweet you?


Not really, I just find him to be gr8 m8's with certain people (yourself included) yet ignores comments/opinions/suggestions by anyone else.

I wouldn't say I'm one of "his favourites" but he does follow me - maybe it's due to the way he uses twitter and tweets from people who he follows are prioritised

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by sandman » 25 Jan 2016 20:06

No better or worse than Ive or Fordham.

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Mid Sussex Royal » 25 Jan 2016 21:08

Average at best, Ok compared to the local radio crowd (but that's hardly difficult) - but for a local football writer how often does he come up with an exclusive?

He's seems to get all his news from sky or on here...


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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by The Royal Forester » 25 Jan 2016 21:29

Neither Watts or Fordham are a patch on Roger Ware! I believe he was a Reading supporter and wrote for the Reading Chronicle or was it the Berkshire Chronicle still at the time? Anyone else remember him?

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Green » 26 Jan 2016 15:34

Who was the guy responsible for the Chronicle's RFC Hooligan story which contributed towards the papers demise?

Whatever happened to him?

But yeh CW seems decent, fair play to the OP here for calling it out too.

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by genome » 26 Jan 2016 15:43

Green wrote:Who was the guy responsible for the Chronicle's RFC Hooligan story which contributed towards the papers demise?

Whatever happened to him?

But yeh CW seems decent, fair play to the OP here for calling it out too.


Nick Gutteridge - now senior reporter at the Daily Express.

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Coppelled_Streets » 26 Jan 2016 16:54

bobby1413 wrote:He only ever replies to "his favourites" on twitter. The same ones who constantly message him. Plus he goes on about Arsenal way too much. Like all sports journalists he's tiresome and quickly gets boring.


Tbf it's his personal account, he's going to talk about the club he supports as well. He's a million times better than JF, and agree, shame Carey moved on!


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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by bobby1413 » 26 Jan 2016 17:51

Coppelled_Streets wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:He only ever replies to "his favourites" on twitter. The same ones who constantly message him. Plus he goes on about Arsenal way too much. Like all sports journalists he's tiresome and quickly gets boring.


Tbf it's his personal account, he's going to talk about the club he supports as well. He's a million times better than JF, and agree, shame Carey moved on!


Does he have a non-personal account then? Serious question... I just assumed that was his "media" account and only account

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Mr Optimist » 26 Jan 2016 18:09

Not a patch on Steve Tommo Thomson (RIP) or Russell Kempson, or the Hound for that matter. I think the Internet is a good and a bad thing for local football journalists, easier to get the research done but probably makes them a little lazy when it comes to old school journo work and digging for stories.

Players being less approachable than they were 20-30 years ago probably doesn't help when trying to get the dirt, sorry research stories, either.

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by IceIceGylfi » 27 Jan 2016 00:33

Angry Shed Sex wrote:
leon wrote:
bluerinse wrote:He is Ok- get feed up with "5 things we learnt this week" comment. He needs to use his imagination more and not be so repetitious.


What like, "5 new ways to drive your man wild in bed" ? That sort of thing?

Kermorgant signed for the Royals and you won't believe what happened next......


Then it turns out it's just pop-up ads for erectile disfunction and anti-depressants

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by East Grinstead Royal » 27 Jan 2016 13:32

The Royal Forester wrote:Neither Watts or Fordham are a patch on Roger Ware! I believe he was a Reading supporter and wrote for the Reading Chronicle or was it the Berkshire Chronicle still at the time? Anyone else remember him?


I remember the name. Late 70s / early 80s?


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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by John Smith » 28 Jan 2016 14:15

Charles Watts wrote:Charles Watts ‏@charles_watts 1h1 hour ago
He's right, it happens everywhere. Barring Arsenal, I can barely think of a club where a manager has 100% say on signings. #readingfc


This is why he's a tosser. Arsenal Arsenal Arsenal

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by AthleticoSpizz » 28 Jan 2016 14:22

genome wrote:
Green wrote:Who was the guy responsible for the Chronicle's RFC Hooligan story which contributed towards the papers demise?

Whatever happened to him?

But yeh CW seems decent, fair play to the OP here for calling it out too.


Nick Gutteridge - now senior reporter at the Daily Express.
thought that was Maurice O'Brien

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by genome » 28 Jan 2016 14:36

AthleticoSpizz wrote:
genome wrote:
Green wrote:Who was the guy responsible for the Chronicle's RFC Hooligan story which contributed towards the papers demise?

Whatever happened to him?

But yeh CW seems decent, fair play to the OP here for calling it out too.


Nick Gutteridge - now senior reporter at the Daily Express.
thought that was Maurice O'Brien


https://twitter.com/nick_gutteridge

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Royal Bison » 28 Jan 2016 14:47

I like his tweets ( Hi Charles!) but a couple of things annoy me:-

1. He retweets the same tweet 4-5 times a day. If people are following and are interested, they will look back.
2. I don't like his video reaction pieces, he comes across like a schoolboy doing a reporting project.

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by Nameless » 28 Jan 2016 14:48

AthleticoSpizz wrote:
genome wrote:
Green wrote:Who was the guy responsible for the Chronicle's RFC Hooligan story which contributed towards the papers demise?

Whatever happened to him?

But yeh CW seems decent, fair play to the OP here for calling it out too.


Nick Gutteridge - now senior reporter at the Daily Express.
thought that was Maurice O'Brien


He was the editor, not the journalist

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by AthleticoSpizz » 28 Jan 2016 15:07

Ok ok thanx

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Re: Charlie Watts - great journo

by North Somerset Royal » 28 Jan 2016 15:50

The Royal Forester wrote:Neither Watts or Fordham are a patch on Roger Ware! I believe he was a Reading supporter and wrote for the Reading Chronicle or was it the Berkshire Chronicle still at the time? Anyone else remember him?


Yes and in the same way that Tim Dellor is not a patch on Brian Roach who in the pre BBC RB days covered Reading for BBC Radio Oxford. A true fan who also knew a lot about football

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