Old Man AndrewsHendoOld Man Andrews Once again it has taken a journalist covering the North London area to let the Reading supporters know about our latest transfer. What the hell are our local journalists playing at? Jonathan Low broke the Oliveira story at 10pm last night ffs..........
I am guessing that Watts follows the new 'keeper on Instagram who showed he was at the stadium last night, whereas our journalists don't.
Unless you are expecting our journalists to follow every footballer on social media, I would say this one is fair enough.
But I am sure you know that.
A good journalist isn't missing stories because they are dropping their kids off in Basingstoke or not having a WiFi connection. Charles Watts would have known about this happening if he was still a Reading reporter because he was good at his job. A good journalist has a look at the available list that is sent out by clubs to other clubs listing the players available for loan. They then monitor the players who could be of interest to Reading, you can then keep tabs on their social media. The local media are all lazy, idle and poor football journalists. How can you possibly debate that?
You carry on making excuses for them all you want to though.
Watts posted the story online at 06:28 this morning, would assume Smith and Co. were still in bed, I know I was
Maybe the player wasn't on this mythical 'available' list, Reading inquired, Arsenal said yes and the deal starts to move forward. I think with the Man Utd 'keeper strongly rumoured this window, this one came out of left-field.
It isn't about making excuses, its about providing a balanced argument and not shouting about something when you clearly have an agenda against the local press.