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Offline Optimistic Nut

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NCJ/The Athletic/General Press Coverage
« on: Monday 5 August 2019, 07:17:15 AM »
What’s ‘The Athletic’? Seen a load of journalists announce they’ve joined this morning (including Chris Waugh as the NUFC reporter).
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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #1 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 07:18:32 AM »
Looks like Caulkin too.
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Offline Sima

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 07:29:39 AM »
Jonny Sharples is on board as well iirc.

Offline taxfree

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 07:37:13 AM »
What’s ‘The Athletic’? Seen a load of journalists announce they’ve joined this morning (including Chris Waugh as the NUFC reporter).

https://theathletic.com/1079638/

Online David Edgar

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Re: NCJ/The Athletic/General Press Coverage
« Reply #4 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 08:01:28 AM »
Jonny Sharples is on board as well iirc.

 :lol:

Online David Edgar

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 08:02:40 AM »
Waugh's first contribution to the Atlantic is a puff piece on Almiron


I don't see the point in reading it.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 08:04:46 AM »
£9.99 a month or £30ish for the year in mine go...pass.
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Offline Wullie

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 08:28:11 AM »
Something doesn't sit right with me about a US company attempting to monopolise UK sports journalism.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/us-upstart-the-athletic-sends-shockwaves-through-british-football-media-1.3974420?mode=amp

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Mather is unequivocal about The Athletic’s ambition to revolutionise the sports journalism industry.

He told the New York Times: “We will wait every local paper out and let them continuously bleed until we are the last ones standing. We will suck them dry of their best talent at every moment. We will make business extremely difficult for them."

Hmm yes this definitely appears to be a noble cause worthy of my money. No thanks.
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Offline samptime29

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 08:42:00 AM »
£30 for the year isn't bad at all IMO.

I'm tempted.

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« Reply #9 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 08:55:42 AM »
It's amazing how people are used to free content nowadays.

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 09:10:32 AM »
I've talked myself into it.

There's loads of different sports (NFL a big draw) and all the reviews from the yanks are strong.

£2.50 a month is great value IMO.

Offline taxfree

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 09:21:01 AM »
The price is very fair. No complaints at all. They have some decent names too in there. Caulkin the most notable one obviously.

Put off a bit from that Wullie post though.


Offline Disco

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Re: NCJ/The Athletic/General Press Coverage
« Reply #12 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
Turned twitter into LinkedIn. Horrific.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #13 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 09:34:58 AM »
"Best ever group of writers"

Chris Waugh covering NUFC


This is a parody operation then?

Offline clintdempsey

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« Reply #14 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 09:39:37 AM »
I signed up at the introductory price and after looking around a bit it definitely seems worth it. Waugh's articles are a couple of steps above what he did for the Chronicle at first glance. It's just nice with a dedicated sports magazine online without any ads that just works and loads fast and so on. Looking forward to it!
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Offline Sima

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Online David Edgar

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« Reply #16 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 09:46:09 AM »
I had actually thought you were in on the joke :lol:

Offline TRC

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Re: NCJ/The Athletic/General Press Coverage
« Reply #17 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 10:21:19 AM »
I've had it for a while for the US content and it really is excellent.

Not sure Chris Waugh is up to the standard of writer I expect from the Athletic, but let's see what he can do when not being edited by Ryder.

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #18 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 10:41:02 AM »
I've signed up, been browsing around the site and it's looks great.  They have Boxing and MMA which is an added bonus. Will get the app on my phone, and it will be useful when I'm travelling. Not convinced by Chris Waugh but will give him a chance.

Offline loki679

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« Reply #19 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 10:49:56 AM »
I've had it for a while for the US content and it really is excellent.

Not sure Chris Waugh is up to the standard of writer I expect from the Athletic, but let's see what he can do when not being edited by Ryder.

Imagine working all those years, getting your qualifications, serving your time and then having to have your writing checked by the window licker :lol:
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Offline Ketsbaia

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« Reply #20 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 11:00:01 AM »

Online David Edgar

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« Reply #21 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 11:17:21 AM »

Neil Custis of the Sun seems bitter :lol:

Online David Edgar

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« Reply #22 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 11:18:08 AM »
Jonny Sharples is on board as well iirc.

 :lol:

I’ve been had, haven’t I? :okay:

I shouldn't have doubted



Offline samptime29

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« Reply #23 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 12:03:34 PM »
The Perez article is an interesting read.

“Things could be done better over there at Newcastle, but Leicester have given me the opportunity to do great things hopefully. There is big ambition. I think how football works, the way you have to look at football, that is the difference between Leicester and Newcastle. There is big motivation here to keep growing and to get better here at Leicester. I didn’t feel they had it at Newcastle."  :(

Offline Kanji

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Re: NCJ/The Athletic/General Press Coverage
« Reply #24 on: Monday 5 August 2019, 12:19:19 PM »
If you don’t want to pay for it. Don’t. If you don’t care to pay for sports articles across many sports from some US company. Don’t. You literally can make that decision for yourself.

I enjoy their coverage on all sports and adding the U.K. platform only serves the annual fee I pay even more. If you don’t follow any American sport or much else outside football then I can see why you’d not like it.

Caulkin is a staff writer too I saw.
 
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