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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 01 Jul 2018 17:25

John Smith wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:Courtney Friday describes Joey Van Den Berg as a "top banana".

Might that just be his version of calling him a salad and therefore be a demeaning term..?

Joey van den Berg plays football like a banana, slipping on banana skins.


I took it to mean that JVDB is one of the only people at the club who willingly talk to him.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 01 Jul 2018 17:39

Courtney has obviously been reading this thread judged on latest tweet :)

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 01 Jul 2018 18:38

Hound wrote:Courtney has obviously been reading this thread judged on latest tweet :)


Yep and what I will say for him is that he's been hugely more active since this thread started. He's trying to look more professional and come across better.

His supporters should be thanking me.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 01 Jul 2018 18:51

WOuldnt disagree. And if you are reading this CF as I’m sure you will, the content for the friendly and the presser were decent and informative

Just less of the ‘chronicle sources’ nonsense and we are all happy

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 01 Jul 2018 19:58

Courtney Friday tells us Marc McNulty was shown around Hogwood last week.

Don't believe this for one second, fee not even agreed yet so how can he have been given permission to just rock up at Hogwood. This is why Friday is a complete prick.


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by RG30 » 01 Jul 2018 20:27

When Get Reading ceased publishing and went digital only the Chronicle had a great opportunity to capitalise and step up. Sadly the RFC coverage is way short of anything BBC Radio Berkshire and Get Reading publish who cover every pre-season tour, all league and cup games, most of the U23’s and even the U18’s when feasible. Whether that’s due to budget constraints or just the unwillingness from the likes of Anthony Smith and Courtney Friday I don’t know.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by maffff » 01 Jul 2018 21:37

This thread is gold.

As is the crossover with twitter.

I don't agree with a lot on both sides, but I'm just here for the :lol:

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by genome » 02 Jul 2018 09:42

TBH I didn't think this thread was going to be for absolutely everything Courtney Friday says, I thought it would just be for the proper clangers, like Fernando Forestieri-g8, or Yermas Dildo-g8.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 02 Jul 2018 09:50

genome wrote:TBH I didn't think this thread was going to be for absolutely everything Courtney Friday says, I thought it would just be for the proper clangers, like Fernando Forestieri-g8, or Yermas Dildo-g8.


It is now, we have changed the rules.

I think it is fair to call him out on completely made up stories though. Not having his bullshit about McNulty being at Hogwood etc. Clubs haven't even agreed a fee yet.


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by genome » 02 Jul 2018 09:54

Meh, if any journalist starts their tweets with "Understand" or "Told" then it's probably bollocks.

They tend to just rush to Twitter to be first on potential news without corrobor8ing it first.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 02 Jul 2018 11:57

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loyalroyal99 wrote:Pippa's message starts:

"I can’t believe that yet again I’m having to be on the god awful forum defending both myself and other people from a group of grown adults using a forum to bitch about people they’ve never met. I’ve written to the owner and creator of the forum - I’m sick and tired of hearing my name come up, the obsession is getting a bit much now. If you’re on the forum openly talking about me then delete me off your twitter - I’m not being associated with this it’s pathetic. Stop commenting on people’s appearance or ability to write articles - your comments are patronising and sexist and I’m tired of it. Grow up and leave me out of your pathetic conversations.

"Oh and one last thing - Old Man Andrews... please stop fabricating an ‘argument’ that never happened between us. Although I now know who you are, I can categorically tell you we’ve never met."

Honestly this the epitome of a snowflake generation.

Grow up, Pippa. Twitter conversations are equally as pathetic, sorry that we prefer to discuss various topics on a forum instead! Doesn't mean you have to judge, and tar us all with the same brush.


Exactly this although the American "Butt hurt generation" is funnier IMO. :lol:
OMA does seem to have a hardon for CF though! :shock:

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by TiagoIlori » 02 Jul 2018 12:29

I genuinely didn’t realise Jonathan Low has had a week off until now. Our local press really is a shambles.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by John Smith » 02 Jul 2018 13:14

TiagoIlori wrote:I genuinely didn’t realise Jonathan Low has had a week off until now. Our local press really is a shambles.

Am I missing something here? We're in the middle of a World Cup and it's the start of July - are you expecting there be a crazy news rush on Reading FC or something?


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by TiagoIlori » 02 Jul 2018 13:22

John Smith wrote:
TiagoIlori wrote:I genuinely didn’t realise Jonathan Low has had a week off until now. Our local press really is a shambles.

Am I missing something here? We're in the middle of a World Cup and it's the start of July - are you expecting there be a crazy news rush on Reading FC or something?

No, it’s just how he knows oxf*rd all to the point that I’m not paying attention to any of the Reading journos. Look down his profile, a toddler could do his job.

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by bobby1413 » 02 Jul 2018 13:28

I feel sorry for journalists these days, it must be such a ruthless, thankless and bleak job.

You have images of journalism being things like, rushing out, chasing some information, interviewing people, drafting up an insightful piece ready for the Monday edition. Getting it in just gone 10pm over a glass of whisky and a ciggy.

In reality it is sitting in an office churning out the same articles repeatedly, where half the content is actually links to similar stories, adverts, a google street view image and a screenshot from twitter.

The same articles that GR seem to have are:

10 best burgers in town
Old pubs you've probably forgotten about
10 signs you are from Reading
The cow bridge xxxxxx
The third bridge xxxxxx
Reading Festival
Reading buses xxxxx
Ikea traffic jams

Also LOL that The Oracle won the best Cultural space for Reading.

Today's headline feature article is from Hugh Fort and is entitled "Can you fry an egg on a car bonnet" (ANSWER: no as when he cracked it onto the bonnet it slid off) ... (I sh*t you not)

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by bobby1413 » 02 Jul 2018 13:28

TiagoIlori wrote:No, it’s just how he knows oxf*rd all to the point that I’m not paying attention to any of the Reading journos. Look down his profile, a toddler could do his job.


Are you 16?

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 02 Jul 2018 13:33

TiagoIlori wrote:
John Smith wrote:
TiagoIlori wrote:I genuinely didn’t realise Jonathan Low has had a week off until now. Our local press really is a shambles.

Am I missing something here? We're in the middle of a World Cup and it's the start of July - are you expecting there be a crazy news rush on Reading FC or something?

No, it’s just how he knows oxf*rd all to the point that I’m not paying attention to any of the Reading journos. Look down his profile, a toddler could do his job.


A toddler will be given about the same as Jonathan Low has to work with.

I think Charles Watts has to share a bit of the blame for Low's poor start. Clearly the guy was well connected at the club but seemingly he didn't get Jonathan Low connected before he left (his stuff for Arsenal is really poor btw, bordering on desperate) and therefore Jonathan had to start from scratch. If you've ever listened to the guy on a podcast you'll realise he is a bit of a wet blanket too which won't help him sports media.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 02 Jul 2018 13:48

agree it seemed that CW didn't handover well to JLow. Obvs don't know the details, but did feel Low was very much left to it to try to work things out for himself. His first few months were really weak, something he has clearly improved on.

CW stuff for Arsenal still looked pretty good on the few times I looked. Have to bear in mind the target audience - it's not going to be massively thought provoking reading.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by bobby1413 » 02 Jul 2018 13:51

Hound wrote:agree it seemed that CW didn't handover well to JLow. Obvs don't know the details, but did feel Low was very much left to it to try to work things out for himself. His first few months were really weak, something he has clearly improved on.

CW stuff for Arsenal still looked pretty good on the few times I looked. Have to bear in mind the target audience - it's not going to be massively thought provoking reading.



My mate Troopz is a huge Arsenal fan and I asked him about Charles Watts, he said "Look blud, yea, you get me init, you understand fam, enough is enough blud, alright fam?"

Insightful and quite thought provoking

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 03 Jul 2018 11:00

Woah everyone, hold the phone! Have a Twitter search of @MBrowneJourno......

Reading fan who has found a tie and taken a selfie of him wearing it = Journalist

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