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https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/rovers/news/17664143.what-we-can-learn-from-the-stats-around-rovers-right-back/

The discussion about the right back position is on the appropriate thread but just a shout out for Rich Sharpe and the LT.

This sort of analysis article is exactly the sort of quality journalism that keeps local papers alive.

I find myself clicking onto the LT for news and views about Rovers increasingly.

Great stuff- long may it continue.

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Strange how he highlights 2 nyambe mistakes costing him his place at RB, yet Bennett gets roasted every game there and still gets to play. 

Basically it's not about football with old Tony, it's about who he likes

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3 hours ago, philipl said:

 

I find myself clicking onto the LT for news and views about Rovers increasingly.

I think most of us have been doing that for decades. 

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36 minutes ago, blueboy3333 said:

I think most of us have been doing that for decades. 

It has been crap for decades but now it has improved. Sorry if I am the only one to have noticed.

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4 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Sharpe is the best correspondent we’ve had for a long time.

Rich has also been very helpful to us regarding appearing on the podcasts & so on...

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5 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Sharpe is the best correspondent we’ve had for a long time.

Agreed, maybe because he is the first true Rovers supporting reporter since Peter White

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LT is produced in Newport, south Wales, I believe so it's no surprise if there are mistakes not picked up by editors with local knowledge. 

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I saw the worst one on the LT the other day, in an interview with Lenihan they said he was from "County Mead". It's County Meath.

I mean google lads, come on! 

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21 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

I saw the worst one on the LT the other day, in an interview with Lenihan they said he was from "County Mead". It's County Meath.

I mean google lads, come on! 

Just assumed that was what they'd been drinking.

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On Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:59, Oldgregg86 said:

I wish they would proof read it before publishing but content is very good

Christ, I know. I've repeatedly been tempted to offer them my services. I have no qualifications or official job experience in that area, but you wouldn't see that crap popping up. I did my work experience at the LET at 15 years old. They actually had me proof-reading obituaries at one point, which is pretty shocking in itself, but I fixed a scary amount of errors. You'd think they'd have been more careful with something like that.

The Rovers writers (or it may just be Sharpe) also seriously irk me with their tendency to overuse - and often misuse - the word 'admit'.

Fair play to them on the content though, mostly. It must be difficult to squeeze out three or so Rovers stories every day.

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22 hours ago, bluebruce said:

 I did my work experience at the LET at 15 years old. They actually had me proof-reading obituaries at one point, which is pretty shocking in itself, but I fixed a scary amount of errors. 

That reminds me of the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm titled 'My Beloved Aunt' 

Edited by Colt Seavers

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On 29/05/2019 at 13:09, Colt Seavers said:

That reminds me of the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm titled 'My Beloved Aunt' 

Seen the show a bit but not seen that one, sorry. Something to do with errors in his beloved aunt's obituary maybe?

Edited by bluebruce

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On 28/05/2019 at 13:54, bluebruce said:

Christ, I know. I've repeatedly been tempted to offer them my services. I have no qualifications or official job experience in that area, but you wouldn't see that crap popping up. I did my work experience at the LET at 15 years old. They actually had me proof-reading obituaries at one point, which is pretty shocking in itself, but I fixed a scary amount of errors. You'd think they'd have been more careful with something like that.

The Rovers writers (or it may just be Sharpe) also seriously irk me with their tendency to overuse - and often misuse - the word 'admit'.

Fair play to them on the content though, mostly. It must be difficult to squeeze out three or so Rovers stories every day.

 

Experienced sub-editors have either been sacked, retired or moved on to other jobs. In the face of fierce pressure from the internet, newspaper managements have cut costs to the bone and checking facts, grammar, spelling etc is not deemed important any more. 

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The LT staff are leaving east Lancs entirely and moving into the Bolton News office, I believe.

Edited by Mattyblue

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3 hours ago, bluebruce said:

Not the show a bit but not seen that one, sorry. Something to do with errors in his beloved aunt's obituary maybe?

 

Yes. I'm afraid the letter 'a' was misprinted as the letter 'c'

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"Corry Evans is a better fit in that position than Johnson."

 

And at this point I stopped reading it. 

😊

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Another season of tripe incoming from that clown.

Shame they didn’t put someone fresh in for the new season.

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