Paul Posted January 24, 2011 Share Posted January 24, 2011 I hope Paul doesn't mind me hijacking his post and adding this to the top. I've taken his post as the starting point for a new feature. Topic of the Week. Basically a contentious issue in football we can generate some real good debate around. We'll keep it pinned for a week, then move on to a new subject. Enjoy - Glenn ----------------------------------------- The Richard Keys / Andy Gray issue raises a lot of points for me. My view on their comments mirror something Nicky ????? (Five Live Breakfast) said, to paraphrase "It's Sky Sports, what do you expect?" Time was when the only source of football news was MOTD, the daily paper and the LET. These in their own way were events which helped to heighten the sense of excitment, it was part of the build up and wind down from the game. The thud of the LET landing in the porch was the signal for a dash to grab it first with the ensuing row over reading the paper over tea or when the kids needed a bath! It doesn't happen today because we can't escape the media. In the pub on Friday night I happened to be sat opposite the screen showing SSN with the volume off, I couldn't help thinking "do I need this?" Too much media, not enough news? Every outlet is screaming for our attention with "headlines," "breaking news" much of which I personally distrust, I don't have time to discover if it is correct or not and immediately switch to "I'll believe it when I see it" mode. Have the sporting media created a monster which turns many away from it by creating so much out of nothing? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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