Author Topic: George Caulkin  (Read 133104 times)

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Offline Ketsbaia

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« Reply #1100 on: Wednesday 14 August 2019, 04:13:41 pm »
Yeah, I'm enjoying it so far. Glad to have paid. No ads or pop-ups, with interesting material. I love Michael Cox's tactical stuff, for example.

Offline Paully

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« Reply #1101 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 09:50:11 am »
Absolutely magnificent article in the Athletic about us - fantastic piece of work!

Offline Mattoon

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« Reply #1102 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 11:40:45 am »
Just subscribed to The Athletic purely for this guy, I am not disappointed.
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[What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.

Offline 1964

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« Reply #1103 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 11:48:51 am »
So for those of us currently on a sunbed in portugal what does it say? Keep it short it's too hot for a long read  :lol:

Offline John P

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« Reply #1104 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 12:17:49 pm »
He's doing a live Q&A on the Athletic now with Chris Waugh and is saying some interesting things about Owen - "when Owen signed; he didn’t want to be there, the club bought him anyway and then he made it abundantly clear he didn’t want to be there every time he ‘played’. Paul Ferris’s book is really good on this. Shearer the manager and the whole club needed players with commitment. Owen had none. He was an awful, awful signing - pound for pound (at the time), the worst in their history, as far as I’m concerned."

"Owen hasn’t told us anything we didn’t already know, although it’s pretty startling to see it in black and white. I wish we’d never seen him in black and white .."

Love him even more now.

Offline La Parka

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« Reply #1105 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 12:21:05 pm »
The fact he traveled alone and not on the bus tells you everything you need to know.

Offline Wilson

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« Reply #1106 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 01:45:20 pm »
When you're getting a lump in your throat reading a fuckin article, you know it's good.


Offline NEEJ

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« Reply #1107 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 01:55:00 pm »
He's a crease in this Q&A, like. :lol:

Offline Si

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« Reply #1108 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 02:01:17 pm »
Yeah it's a class read. They obviously feel the shackles are off With the athletic.
Bearings Straight!

Offline Johneddy

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« Reply #1109 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 05:54:32 pm »
So Caulkin reckons Ashley is a difficult seller?

Well then George how about a trip to the Arab Emirates to do a bit of proper journalism on what ACTUALLY took place this summer - surely the ready made follow up story.. .yet to see this one pursued to the minutia and it's what the fans want/need to all know.

The Chronicle lads must have been told to drop it in case they get accused of proper journalism
Something you will never hear:
"And Mike Ashley proudly holds the trophy aloft..."

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #1110 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 06:05:27 pm »
I don’t think it’s news anymore TBH. Doesn’t really matter.

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #1111 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 06:11:50 pm »
He's a crease in this Q&A, like. :lol:

Aye, that was class like.

Offline Collage

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« Reply #1112 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 08:39:00 pm »
The fact he traveled alone and not on the bus tells you everything you need to know.

Wait, what? That’s so weird :lol:

Offline NEEJ

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« Reply #1113 on: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 10:19:14 pm »
He's a crease in this Q&A, like. :lol:

Aye, that was class like.
"Chris - I'm standing in your back yard at the moment, shining a torch into my own face." :lol:

Offline Strawberry

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« Reply #1114 on: Wednesday 4 September 2019, 09:32:17 am »
George articles alone worth my subscription.

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #1115 on: Wednesday 4 September 2019, 09:34:08 am »
He's a crease in this Q&A, like. :lol:

Aye, that was class like.
"Chris - I'm standing in your back yard at the moment, shining a torch into my own face." :lol:

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Offline Johneddy

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« Reply #1116 on: Wednesday 4 September 2019, 03:26:05 pm »
I don’t think it’s news anymore TBH. Doesn’t really matter.

Of course it does, we would like to know who was moving what goalposts. Any truths to be dug out about Ashleys t&c are of eternal interest and pertinent to the future too.
Something you will never hear:
"And Mike Ashley proudly holds the trophy aloft..."

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #1117 on: Wednesday 4 September 2019, 03:41:59 pm »
I don’t think it’s news anymore TBH. Doesn’t really matter.

Of course it does, we would like to know who was moving what goalposts. Any truths to be dug out about Ashleys t&c are of eternal interest and pertinent to the future too.

Well, if you can be bothered to worry about it, fair enough. For me, Mike Ashley is a t*** and not interested in working with buyers to do a deal. When he changes his mind on that, he might have a chance of selling. Wake me up when it's done.

Offline Consortium of one

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« Reply #1118 on: Friday 6 September 2019, 09:48:10 pm »
Just read his article in The Athletic about The Great North Run.  What a wonderful writer.
It is my intent to purchase NUFC as soon as possible with the fullest extent of my personal wealth which may not be all that much right now, and may never be, but I stand by my statement nonetheless.

Offline Crayola Kid

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« Reply #1119 on: Saturday 7 September 2019, 01:29:27 pm »
Seeing as his articles tend to get quite a good audience on here and other sites I thought we could create a thread to post all of his articles in. Seeing as he has posted some fantastic ones in the past that I wouldn't mind reading again.



Anyone?

Offline Ketsbaia

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« Reply #1120 on: Saturday 7 September 2019, 01:35:10 pm »
Caulkin is an absolute artist, mind. Love his work, The Athletic just gets better and better.

Offline morla84

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« Reply #1121 on: Saturday 7 September 2019, 09:32:17 pm »
The bloke is a genius, worth the 30 quid yearly subscription on his own

Offline Si

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« Reply #1122 on: Sunday 8 September 2019, 09:50:08 am »
Absolutely.
Bearings Straight!