The Athletic “gutting” British newspapers

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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    JustAGuest New Member

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    That's enough to keep me away. With so much free content available, I struggle to see the value in a paid subscription. I doubt this will be sustainable long term.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Happy to announce that I'm going to be a writer for The Athletic
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    Justr encourages more lies to be written and fed as clickbate, utter trash.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Congratulations @horsechoker
    Definitely some free content for the caf then.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Thanks, my first piece will be about the Colleen v Rebekah Vardy saga
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    I have no idea what you're talking about but do tell :drool:

    Also, do I need white text?
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Yet more clickbait!
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Meh, as long as the Football Weekly Quadrumvirate of Rushden, Glendenning, Ronay and Wilson stays intact then they can take anyone they want from The Guardian.
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    Harry Harries Full Member

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    Ew, steering well clear.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Sound like a pair of those 'influencers' with those posts
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    :lol: just reading about this.
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    Taylor’s second piece leaves a lot to be desired. The one about Clough was top drawer but the one about our recruitment is, frankly, strange. The headline presents a story on spy firms while the story fails to conclude if this is privacy infringing use of unethical software (see Fin fisher, Hacking team) or if this is just a frivolous way to hemorrhage more money on conducting due diligence.
    Then Taylor drops the line that we’re looking for four signings in January without any further elaboration or context.

    Puzzling.
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    Yeah it's a pretty poor article. In discussing the decision not to pursue Felix, he quotes an insider saying that "Michael Rickets was a world beater for one season," which is a frankly moronic reason for not going after one of the top young talents in the game. Taylor offers no commentary on this and proceeds to say that United still held out hope for Sanchez at that time, which seems unlikely as they seemed to have made up their mind on Sanchez by the end of last season (it's not like he put in any further bad performances this season to finally convince them to give up on him.)
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Yeah, it seems like the classic second album there from Taylor. Saved all his gold for that first article on Clough and then had to quickly write some filler material, where he stumbles upon two interesting melodies that he drowns in all the tidbit noise.
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    jem Full Member

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    I like the Athletic (and Taylor) but I think they are trying to hard to make every article profound, and a result you get this kind of article, which seems like it has something to say, but really doesn’t.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Yeah, I'd rather fewer articles and guaranteed quality.