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Satan

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 16, 2004
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Carlton saviour is alive
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kickazz

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2010
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Geelong
So on the AFL app:

"A game that could of gone each way. Sydney had 50 more disposals, but Geelong were better in the contest winning clearances 18-7 and contested possessions 62-44 after half time."

Could OF gone EACH way? Have, either.

I can handle "could of" here and there on Big Footy, but an actual journalist? I think the AFL sacked the wrong people this year.
 

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GetDimmaBack

BigFooty Librarian
Mar 30, 2008
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My admiration for the Hun has grown exponentially this year.

Somehow, they've managed to find something headline worthy about Essendon every couple of days. On occasion, there have been multiple double page spreads on the same day.

...and this for a team that finished 16th.

To Robbo et al, great work! You've come up with so many mind numbing banalities so regularly that I'm beginning to think you're a bunch of fantasy novellists on a mission from the AFL.

Then I remember that the Hun is pitched at a grade 4 level of comprehension

And suddenly, it all becomes clear...
 

ash_1050

Premiership Player
Nov 21, 2009
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Somehow, they've managed to find something headline worthy about Essendon every couple of days. On occasion, there have been multiple double page spreads on the same day.

...and this for a team that finished 16th.

Haven't been following the news, has anyone at Essendon been seen wearing a hat?
 

Big Blood

Club Legend
Jun 27, 2010
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RF today. Not one not two but three opinion pieces on the Pies. The only opinion pieces on the page. Coincidentally written by two Pies supporters.

I know the Age is just a shadow of itself but at least try to pretend there are issues beyond your staffers' favourite club and, who knows, maybe even outside Victoria

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Aucklander

The Ultimate Warrior
May 3, 2003
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What on earth have they done to the HS and DT websites? Almost carbon copies of the SMH.
 

Ticky009

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Jun 2, 2014
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Hey News.com.au don't you think is time to update your AFL Ladder? It seems a tad out of date

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Ticky009

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Jun 2, 2014
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SEN NSW can't even be arsed to feature the Sydney Derby...just a copy paste from their Vic site regarding AFL.


not sure why I'm expected to tune into then for my NSW sports updates.
 

Sleutheren

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May 7, 2011
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Good article. Well researched. I also think the Devil's assistant coach Adam Ize would be a good fit for Collingwood.
Also nice to see West Coast great Peter Smith get a mention. Sorry - Schmich.
 

ash_1050

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Nov 21, 2009
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Good article. Well researched. I also think the Devil's assistant coach Adam Ize would be a good fit for Collingwood.
Also nice to see West Coast great Peter Smith get a mention. Sorry - Schmich.

I suspect that's a satire site, or the works of someone who's mentally ill. A quick look at another sports article here show's they're consistently bad writers, rather than it being a one off article.

"Two spectators were sent off after abusing a New Zealand player who played against New Zealand in a showpiece match in Southampton in the World Test Championship final on Tuesday."
 

Ticky009

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One reporter at the post match interview Swans v Dogs game on Friday night. Shame AFL media. Shame.

 

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Ticky009

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Jun 2, 2014
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Reporters used travel to report on games, have opinions relevant to the teams/ the comp ...
Just really pathetic effort. I'm also extremely pissed off at Sydney sports media who failed to put in any effort at all. Clearly.

Is it because all the AFL media articles are sourced from Melbourne now? Staff cuts? All of the above? I just don't know. But 1 person is just a freaking disgrace.
 

theyellowsash

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 9, 2009
17,159
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Richmond
Just really pathetic effort. I'm also extremely pissed off at Sydney sports media who failed to put in any effort at all. Clearly.

Is it because all the AFL media articles are sourced from Melbourne now? Staff cuts? All of the above? I just don't know. But 1 person is just a freaking disgrace.
Quashes this idea that the afl media is Melbourne centric because of some anti interstate bias. No, its because the other states media aren't turning up
 

Ticky009

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Jun 2, 2014
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Quashes this idea that the afl media is Melbourne centric because of some anti interstate bias. No, its because the other states media aren't turning up
Rupert & Nine own the NRL, they are not going to lose their earner by overing AFL when 99% of the articles produced in SMH & Telegraph are regurgitated articles from Vic.
 

Satan

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Nov 16, 2004
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