Classic Tom Browne Moments

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deanc

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Jun 13, 2014
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“ I’m so desperate for just one exclusive breaking trade story im
just repeatedly calling up clubs and asking about anybody ...somebody! Even when the club official says no, i’ll tweet it and it counts as quality reporting as to let you know such and such player is not going anywhere.”View attachment 969216
You are assuming Browne and for that matter most other 'AFL media scribes' actually get to speak to anyone, aside from perhaps a receptionist or someone's PA at any club...?
Unlike the old days all clubs now have very strict protocols regarding any coach/player/board member or general staff dealing with the media. With all clubs having their own websites and other member resources for communication and aside from their match day media obligations with post match pressers and player interviews, clubs simply have no need or interest for further discourse with any media outlet or journo.

Accordingly, in the majority of cases most of the media's so-called club 'sources' and/or 'inside intel' is either from former players of said club (usually also in the media) or it's quite simply fabricated speculation/rumour/innuendo etc.

I'd also go as far to suggest there are a few BF posters that have better knowledge and/or intel than some of the so-called AFL 'news breakers'....
 
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Shane Heard

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Mar 11, 2018
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You are assuming Browne and for that matter most other 'AFL media scribes' actually get to speak to anyone, aside from perhaps a receptionist or someone's PA at any club...?
Unlike the old days all clubs now have very strict protocols regarding any coach/player/board member or general staff dealing with the media. With all clubs having their own websites and other member resources for communication and aside from their match day media obligations with post match pressers and player interviews, clubs simply have no need or interest for further discourse with any media outlet or journo.

Accordingly, in the majority of cases most of the media's so-called club 'sources' and/or 'inside intel' is either from former players of said club (usually also in the media) or it's quite simply fabricated speculation/rumour/innuendo etc.

I'd also go as far to suggest there are a few BF posters that have better knowledge and/or intel than some of the so-called AFL 'news breakers'....
You’re contradicting yourself there Tom.

I’m not assuming you know jack #### about anything...because you tweet and “report” the same inane gibberish that 97% of the average BF posters pump out without a moments thought to consider if it’s information that remotely interesting.


I’d also go as far to suggest there is nothing you say in your nonsensical tweetles that warrants a sliver of attention from anyone except members of your own family.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it Tom.
 

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Farang83150

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May 23, 2010
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Tom is just about the most entertaining thing about this season... how can people not like him.

I hope he’s writing a diary. I’ll have a copy for xmas.

Kebabs and bush safaris: My wacky year in the AFL hub
I said it before and I'll say it again, he should be boundary riding all big games and doing special comments, would be absolute gold.
A real life "Mike Moore".
 

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