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Footy media , love’m or hate’ m ?

aoc1974

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Anyone who watches On the Couch gives us the rundown guys.
There ya go ;)



Btw..... why does Footy Classified run all year.... then when it comes to reviewing the most important match.... they don't ! Baffling IMO
 
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Althom

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Surely that wouldn't be the Murdoch media you are talking about?

[Hint: probably a rhetorical question there, everyone, since it dominates ownership in Australia at about 70% and e.g. 100% print in QLD. ]
Actually I'd describe it as almost universal. The 9 owned papers are as bad as the Murdoch owned ones. The turnaround in The Guardian's "reporting" is also particularly marked.
 
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zippadeee

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Healy still reckons WC can win it.
King is up to his 545th version "how to stop Dusty"
And Lyon reckons our culture is still a huge issue
 
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craig

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Most infuriating part of this season finishing now is that the media flogs have conveniently been able to by pass covering our great deed and victory and go straight into Trade week thus no humble pie or back peddling.

Its gone nigh on uncovered compared to other seasons.

Such a shame that our best flag win of the 3 is also the most un respected.

The media as always can GAGF.
 
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Baloo

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Such a shame that our best flag win of the 3 is also the most un respected.

I disagree. Most of the media I've heard since the win have declared this to be our best Grand Final. The hardest one to win against the toughest conditions, toughest opponent and the toughest match. the 51pt turn around is often mentioned as is the word "Dynasty".

They may not be eating humble pie, but they are certainly giving this GF the respect it deserves.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Most infuriating part of this season finishing now is that the media flogs have conveniently been able to by pass covering our great deed and victory and go straight into Trade week thus no humble pie or back peddling.

Its gone nigh on uncovered compared to other seasons.

Such a shame that our best flag win of the 3 is also the most un respected.

The media as always can GAGF.
I don’t like most of the media most of the time, but I watched 360 and OTC last night. Both shows and their hosts were extremely respectful of us and our achievement, and mostly focused on the GF. Lyon admitted he’d got it pretty wrong. Riewoldt was smug about being right, but didn’t rub it in. Healy was respectful, but never apologised for anything and Brown was as always dumb and inarticulate, I doubt if he even remembers anything he said prior to the game, including who he actually tipped.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Just read an age article by Mick Gleeson , talking about “ premiership” player Jack Higgins, did I miss something ?
 
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Jonesracing82

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There ya go ;)



Btw..... why does Footy Classified run all year.... then when it comes to reviewing the most important match.... they don't ! Baffling IMO
That'd involve an actual game review instead of attempted headline grabbing statements & opinion pieces.
 
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Jonesracing82

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I don’t like most of the media most of the time, but I watched 360 and OTC last night. Both shows and their hosts were extremely respectful of us and our achievement, and mostly focused on the GF. Lyon admitted he’d got it pretty wrong. Riewoldt was smug about being right, but didn’t rub it in. Healy was respectful, but never apologised for anything and Brown was as always dumb and inarticulate, I doubt if he even remembers anything he said prior to the game, including who he actually tipped.
Brown had changed his tip at least 3-4 times during GF week
 

22nd Man

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Surely that wouldn't be the Murdoch media you are talking about?

[Hint: probably a rhetorical question there, everyone, since it dominates ownership in Australia at about 70% and e.g. 100% print in QLD. ]
Sorry Leon but it's the Age as well ... half of Nialls Gf preview was about our bad behaviour. And I have read the Age every day since I was 10 but it's a shadow of its former self. Cannoit blame Murdoch for that...once the Internet arrived it started losing its classified revenue lifeblood. Even crusading journalists like to get paid. But it us a shame but what is the alternative...government subsidies?
 
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MD Jazz

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Most infuriating part of this season finishing now is that the media flogs have conveniently been able to by pass covering our great deed and victory and go straight into Trade week thus no humble pie or back peddling.

Its gone nigh on uncovered compared to other seasons.

Such a shame that our best flag win of the 3 is also the most un respected.

The media as always can GAGF.

I feel the opposite. Everyone loves the tigers and there is finally acknowledgement that we are a great side. And a great club. And the 3rd has been ackowledged as the toughest and hardest earnt. They are fawning over themselves to praise the tigers IMO.

There are not many that have been on the tiger bandwagon since that first premiership - I think Nick Reiwoldt may be the only one?

The best of all is Kingsight. Got it wrong. Again.
 
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leon

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Sorry Leon but it's the Age as well ... half of Nialls Gf preview was about our bad behaviour. And I have read the Age every day since I was 10 but it's a shadow of its former self. Cannoit blame Murdoch for that...once the Internet arrived it started losing its classified revenue lifeblood. Even crusading journalists like to get paid. But it us a shame but what is the alternative...government subsidies?
I agree with much of your comment. I have also been a loyal Age reader. I was disturbed by the merge with CH.9 and, as I expected, my concerns have been justified. There is not much alternative in mainstream media.
Our behavior became topical and probably any journalist would realise his audience would be expecting him to include commentary on it in a season evaluation pre GF. Otherwise he'd be accused of bias perhaps.
Overall, though, the Age hasn't indulged in the sensationalist clickbait anywhere near as much. I found Jake's articles reasonably fair and giving us our dues usually. Other Age journos were similar or even more positive e.g. I came to appreciate the work of Daniel Cherny.
 
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tigerman

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The players with their awesome win in the GF and their heartfelt gesture to Ablett after the game have left the media snookered. They're not even but, but, butting about the players behaviour during the season, they have been left smitten by our great win.

It's just us so called arrogant supporters that is annoying everyone....... how sweet it is. Suck it up everyone, suck it up.
 
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22nd Man

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Just read an age article by Mick Gleeson , talking about “ premiership” player Jack Higgins, did I miss something ?
See other comments about the decline of The Age, they cannot afford editors any more who might have picked that up. There is more editing in a PRE post.
 
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YinnarTiger

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See other comments about the decline of The Age, they cannot afford editors any more who might have picked that up. There is more editing in a PRE post.
Is it Sam McClure or the editors that have trouble constructing a coherent sentence?
A cynical view would be that Collingwood never should not have signed up Treloar to such a long-term deal if it was going to be open to trading him.
The club would ask how were it was meant to know that his partner would need to move interstate for work.
(from https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/adam-treloar-stuck-in-the-middle-20201027-p5695b.html)
 
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DavidSSS

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Proofing in newspapers has been woeful for a while now. One irony of journos typing articles straight into computers is that, in the old days, the typesetters would do a little proofing as they went. I reckon they picked up typos just by habit as they put words into hot metal or the later versions of typesetting before computers took over. Just having that extra set of eyes helped a lot.

The reality is that we read words, not letters, and we read for meaning not for the pleasure of decoding a set of symbols. So picking up a misspelling or typo can be difficult. The worst are titles, notoriously difficult to proof.

DS
 

22nd Man

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Titles?As is Sir, Dr or Wimbledon champion, triple Premiership player?

My great uncle was a compositor on one of the Sydney morning papers, owned by Frank Packer, said that Frank knew the name of every employee in the production dept, not something you associate with CEOs these days. (And it would be easier now, did a tour of Suns printing press at Port Melb 20 years ago, looked like about a dozen staff in the whole joint and I doubt any had ink stained hands like my uncle)