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fnerd

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It wasn’t long ago that you didn’t know who the presenters and journos supported only the people that played
Yeah I know(sigh)

It’s gone so much the other way now it’s slmost ‘encouraged’ by their media peers to talk up their allegiances/rib them for it

Its like they’ve decided that’s what the common viewer should want...
Errr no I just want some objectivity and professionalism to my football media/commentary, like any other major sport around the world.
 

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Joao

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He recovered himself but his initial statement of you can’t keep a player that doesn’t want to be there contradicts his view from late last year of keeping Players to there contracts just means his words are his opinions on the day and hold no substance or value especially how Tim didn’t know where he was going when he sign his contract and hilly had a say in length location and income when he signed.
We supporters can be one eyed but surely when your in a national media job you have to leave your guernsey at home.
It wasn’t long ago that you didn’t know who the presenters and journos supported only the people that played
He can contradict himself and still have a point and thats exactly what i think has happened.
 

Paracleet

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It's not a binary thing. Players should not always be held to them or conversly let go just because they want to: Whether a player is released in contact without the compensation being highly favourable should come down to a balance between the strenght of of the reasoning and the position of the club. In my view Hills reasoning lies probably around or a bit below the mid line for reasonable cirsumstances: He should expect a solid possibility of there being no deal till the following year.
I think his agents media antics are a tacit acknowledgement of this.
 

yyou

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How do those west coast eagles memberships work ? Like the new 10k that signed up from last year to this? The chance to buy resell tickets ?
obviously it isn't a waiting list for a lobotomy, as that is a prerequisite to join. :p
 

Monument Hills

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I'm finding the local available news media a bizarre at the moment. Used to be ABC on the far left with the others centre right catering for the masses.

Now, it seems to me anyway, we have Perthnow and The Worst attached at the hip giving the same content in slightly different forms. TheWorst being brazenly raggie atm with Perthnow using similar shared content but less aggressive headlines. Having said that, I counted 10 girls in skimpy bikinis (not including the weird ads at the bottom) on Perthnow this morning so they've headed down that path, just more surreptitiously.

Then we have VSToday who has gone more left than the ABC telling us how we must think or we're evil. ABC almost seems closest to the centre (still on the left) atm for normal, educated, logically-thinking West Aussies. It's truly bizzaro world.*


(*mild rant may just have been an excuse to highlight that I saw lots of attractive ladies in bikinis on the news media this morning)
 

MadMundy

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Channels like 10 (especially all the idiots on the Project), 9 and 7 all seem to be left wing with 10 being the extreme left. Not sure what SBS but seems to be left, ABC is far right.
 

GingerDocker

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I'm finding the local available news media a bizarre at the moment. Used to be ABC on the far left with the others centre right catering for the masses.

Now, it seems to me anyway, we have Perthnow and The Worst attached at the hip giving the same content in slightly different forms. TheWorst being brazenly raggie atm with Perthnow using similar shared content but less aggressive headlines. Having said that, I counted 10 girls in skimpy bikinis (not including the weird ads at the bottom) on Perthnow this morning so they've headed down that path, just more surreptitiously.

Then we have VSToday who has gone more left than the ABC telling us how we must think or we're evil. ABC almost seems closest to the centre (still on the left) atm for normal, educated, logically-thinking West Aussies. It's truly bizzaro world.*


(*mild rant may just have been an excuse to highlight that I saw lots of attractive ladies in bikinis on the news media this morning)
Remember that Ch7, PerthNow and The West, are all owned by the same company, Seven West Media, so your bound to get vomit, regurgitated as more vomit, and so on and so on...

Plus all the local suburban papers as well...
 

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Monument Hills

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Funny old world where facts are considered 'left wing'.
Don't kid yourself. A friend of mine is a managing editor (and journalist) at Auntie and has been there for nearly 20 years. Journalism is always about the angles and facts are selected to back those up.

Footy related example - Ben Cameron article for ABC WA 25 July 2019

"...While some say the introduction of a host of youngsters can be used as an excuse for the Dockers' lack of victories, should it be? Last season they introduced eight AFL debutants, but so did the premiership-winning West Coast. Runner-up Collingwood blooded seven..."

Another fact not used as it didn't suit the angle: Of those debutants (to August 11 anyway - cdt Way_To_Go):

WC's 1st year dubutants played 15 games (which inc. 7 by the 21 y.o. Ryan). The 18/19yo draftees played a total of 8 games
Freo's 1st year dubutants played 76 games. The 18/19yo draftees played a total of 71 games
 

Midnite65

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Can you believe Channel Baz is now previewing the news this week with the Mark Harvey story about his sacking, get over it!!!!!!! Are they also going to do a scoop on the Sumich fall out??
 

wild side

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Brad Hill gone ski, and if he's coaching better now than when St Kilda won 20 out of 22 in 2009, one of the most dominant home and away seasons ever in AFL history, I'm a teetotaller
 

raffrox

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It's interesting that the commentators (representing other clubs while they commentate) have recently been saying how great BHill and Langdon are as players.
 

doberman

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Felt like that was a great interview. Mentioned our list was thin (should we have kept Barlow+DeBoer?) and the scrutiny from the WA Media.

In regards to him coaching the best he's ever coached, sometimes personal performance doesn't get results in team sports. Fyfe could be playing the best he's ever played and we could still lose. I think from his personal perspective he's smoothed all the rough edges of his coaching (delegation, calmness etc.) to be a more complete coach.

I'm prepared to give the man a break and let him do his job.
 

salim malik

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Brad Hill gone ski, and if he's coaching better now than when St Kilda won 20 out of 22 in 2009, one of the most dominant home and away seasons ever in AFL history, I'm a teetotaller
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Really? I took from what Lyon said that Hill was contracted for two more years and was a required player.
 

StingBitten

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Just on Hackdorn, should be noted that he also called for the Wallabies to turn their backs on the haka and that the Aussies will pummel England 5-0 in the Ashes.

If that doesn't speak to thr Blokes arrogant, exaggerated manner I don't know what else would.
 

Fyfster

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I’m getting so annoyed by the game that I started flicking through my phone. I automatically go to reading the news. One headline on news.com.au is AFL star knocks out umpire. How long before the editor picks the error!
Sounds better than Borderline AFL player knocks out umpire.
 

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