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Damian Barrett

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by PP34, May 1, 2017.

  1. PP34

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    Can anyone explain to me how this absolute ******* of a journalist has suddenly become a big part of Triple M's footy team? Have they really fallen that far that they need this bloke to give his clueless analysis on footy combined with his ability to talk absolute bullshit about players?

    The bloke sitting in the local pub would be better suited at actually talking about football.
     

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  2. Private Hudson

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    Suddenly ?

    He's been on the Friday / Saturday Rub for years. But you're right he's a flog of the highest order.
     
  3. PP34

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    Recently though Channel 9 and Triple M are spamming his views all over social media like he's an authoritative voice on the footy.
     
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    One of the biggest ****wits connected to football
     
  5. Mazza12346

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    If I have to listen to this pretentious peanut voice his pointless opinions on AFL I'll spew
    I don't watch the footy show anymore cos of this campaigner and refuse to listen to triple MMM cos his gossipy fish wife comments make me sick
    Get this campaigner off the radio and tv and let this four eyes go back to working behind a desk where he belongs
    **** off campaigner
     
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    Saw he was signing footys on the Sunday footy show
    Seriously that is a joke
     
  7. Hawker_85

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    How does this thread not have more comments. campaigner should carry a pot plant around to replace the oxygen he steals wherever he goes. Waste of space, food and skin.
     
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    He has the definitive 'adult man who still lives with his parents' look and demeanour
     
  9. Garlic muncher

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    A flog and cheap gossip columnist of the highest order, anything he is on i turn off.

    I really am baffled how he gets a run.
     
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  10. Private Hudson

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    I actually read his sliding doors thing he writes on the AFL Website on Friday. He repeatedly made mention of Cale Hooker missing the game and how happy Buddy would be. Now before Friday Buddy was averaging just under 6 goals a game against Essendon in the last 10 times he has played them. More importantly Hooker has played forward all year. Do these ******* guys even watch footy?
     
  11. Sweet Jesus

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    He is an awful, awful writer.

    Let's set aside that these are no longer structured as "sliding doors" hypotheticals. He just makes a series of statements that have been reworked to fit the template.

    Why does he insist on referring to himself with a plural form?

    For example: "If the Blues are often difficult to watch from a purist perspective ... then that changes any time Charlie Curnow goes near the ball. Already one of our favourites."

    Or: "If the club isn't prepared to say it publicly ... then we will. There is an issue with the training surface at the Holden Centre.

    Hey dick snap, there's only one of you. Stop trying so hard.
     

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  12. Sweet Jesus

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    Captain Planet. So good at recycling the same shit
     
  14. Back One Out

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    If you read Damo's weekly offering of 'Sliding Doors'...

    then you will never get those sixty seconds back
     
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    His Taylor Walker thank you letter was the biggest piece of shit ever. Sucked up rather than doing journalism and completely ignored he disappeared when his club needed him most, but praised the power stance.
     
  16. Sweet Jesus

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    Damien Barrett has come up with some absolute gibberish on Marc Murphy, claiming the Blues should try to get a top five pick for him as compensation.

    Honestly, some of his rationale sounds like it came from a BigFooty newbie who doesn't understand that FA compensation gets sorted into different bands.

    Yeah, so you're saying they should push for Band 1 compensation for Murphy, who's nearly 31 and probably won't get big money if he leaves.

    Yes Damien. Compensation gets sorted into different bands: first round, end of first round, second round, end of second round etc.

    This is quite an important piece of information if you are going to write a whole article about what kind of compensation a club might get should they lose a free agent. It's weird that it doesn't appear anywhere in your article. It would be like writing an analysis about a team's list management while pretending that the salary cap isn't a thing.

    Yeah. They got Band 1 compensation.

    Damien, are you seriously going to write a whole piece about free agency compensation without saying anything about the different bands for compensation?

    Hawthorn got Band 1 compensation for Franklin. Geelong got Band 2 compensation for Motlop.

    No one is saying Motlop is as good as Franklin, but the way the bands are set up, compensation can be linked to a team's ladder position, depending on which band. Surely this is worth noting if you're going to write a whole piece about what Carlton hopes to get for Murphy. You are saying they should try to extract Band 1 compensation, which would give them a pick after their existing first-rounder.

    OMG, are you saying he's better than Franklin?! Because Hawthorn only got pick 19! That is the equivalent of what you've posited here regarding the Franklin and Motlop compo picks. Dumb as shit, isn't it?

    Random? Do you seriously not know about the different bands?

    I get it – the compensation for different players varies. But it's much less "random" if you start by explaining that there are different bands. You have totally overlooked that so maybe that's why it looks "random".

    In other words, they should hope like hell they get Band 1 compensation. But they probably won't. Your article would be a whole lot more sensible if you didn't completely omit a fundamental aspect of the free agency compensation structure.

    On the upside, you managed to file something without referring to yourself throughout as "we" or using your weak as shit catchphrase "very, very nicely", which would cause a Grade 6 kid to lose marks on their creative writing homework but you seem to think is acceptable for a grown man who writes for a living.
     
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    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-01/sliding-doors-round-11

    Umm

    This is embarrassing. He doesn't seem to be aware of the literary concept of the sliding door.

    Maybe there was a point in his youth where he could have learnt to write or could have done something else. Maybe some small, incidental happening directed him one way instead of the other... and he was propelled into adulthood without a basic understanding of how to write.

    If only...
     
  18. Sweet Jesus

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    Yeah, he now just makes a series of statements, awkwardly wrestled into fitting the if/then template. They're no longer hypothetical scenarios that turn on one event.
     
  19. basashi

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    OK Damian Barrett... this is a good line:

    https://thewest.com.au/sport/ross-l...-in-game-flossing-disrespectful-ng-b88855926z

    “People might think I’m making a big thing out of nothing here, but I just wonder about the mindset of a coach who takes a flosser into a coaches box,” Barrett said.

    “I actually do think it’s a bit disrespectful of those around you.

    You may as well cut your toenails at the same time. Go up the back of the box and do it.
     
  20. Sweet Jesus

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    This bloke isn't even trying anymore.

    I thought his Sliding Doors rubbish was meant to start with a hypothetical premise, followed by an upshot or a conclusion. Isn't that the idea?

    So what about this one for Sydney this week:

    If ...
    this team is the only one to have beaten the Eagles in 2018, way back in the opening round and at the away venue ...

    then ...
    we're predicting another Swans win at the SCG.

    Wait, what do you mean if? That's not a hypothetical. The Swans are the only team to beat WC this season. That's simply a fact. You're welcome to tip the Swans. That's fine. But how does a mere statement of fact fit the concept of this regular column?

    You may as well write:

    If ...
    the sky is blue

    then ...
    I'm a shitty, unimaginative writer. No wait, sorry ... we're an unimaginative writer. Don't forget to refer to ourselves as we. Very, very nice.
     
  21. 00Stinger

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    He is trying to stir up shit.

    As if anyone in the box would give a flying **** that he flossed his teeth in the box
     
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    Triple m deadset treat him like a god. He reuses everyone’s scoops as his own
     
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    IF Dusty kicks eight on Sunday THEN Richmond will be hard to beat.
     
  24. basashi

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    A "sliding door" is this:

    you point to a moment in the past. you describe what did happen and what COULD have happened. (Or could "of" happened if you are Damian).

    you then look at the subsequent or current status quo and describe your view on how the present would be different if a different thing had happened.

    Mere conditional statements are not sliding doors. Especially not future ones.

    A classic sliding door was in the Ashes series where Glenn Mcgrath rolled his ankle by stepping on a ball.
     
  25. Marstermind

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    If you believe yourself to be a serious journalist....

    Then alarm bells should have been going off the moment the conversation on MMM went down the obstetrician path. That he didn't denounce it the moment Hall made his comment exposes him as a total lightweight.
     
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