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Unread 22-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Jammy Dodger
 
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Wait, you’re actually serious that you think journalists and newspapers pay for transfer tips?

That’s not how it works.
Depends what you mean by tips.
 
Unread 22-07-2019, 11:19 PM
shenwen
 
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Depends what you mean by tips.
No it doesn’t

Sorry. You’re just wrong on this. That’s not how newspapers operate.
 
Unread 22-07-2019, 11:33 PM
Jammy Dodger
 
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No it doesn’t

Sorry. You’re just wrong on this. That’s not how newspapers operate.
I’m really not.
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 09:22 AM
Finport Red
 
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Why would any journalist pay for tips when they can just make stuff up like all the others?
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 10:05 AM
shenwen
 
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Why would any journalist pay for tips when they can just make stuff up like all the others?
They wouldn’t and they don’t.

Can just see them walking into the editor’s office.

“Hey boss, radio el Bullshit say they have a great transfer tip they can share if we can bung them a couple of grand”

“P45 over there mate”

If anything, it’s the other way around. Clubs and agents taking journos out for lunch and giving them freebies to get their PR angles out there.
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 10:12 AM
Finport Red
 
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They wouldn’t and they don’t.

Can just see them walking into the editor’s office.

“Hey boss, radio el Bullshit say they have a great transfer tip they can share if we can bung them a couple of grand”

“P45 over there mate”

If anything, it’s the other way around. Clubs and agents taking journos out for lunch and giving them freebies to get their PR angles out there.
Even that seems a bit far fetched. I thought they all just operated on the 'throw a lot of mud, see what sticks' method.
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 10:18 AM
Bunker Buster
 
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Even that seems a bit far fetched. I thought they all just operated on the 'throw a lot of mud, see what sticks' method.
Pure-bot 2.0
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 10:19 AM
shenwen
 
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Even that seems a bit far fetched. I thought they all just operated on the 'throw a lot of mud, see what sticks' method.
All journos will nurture a few sources within clubs. Mostly a mutual relationship. Never any money changing hands.

It you’re right though - these days it’s guess work. Stopped clock and all that
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 07:03 PM
AK14
 
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Playing in Leicester’s pre season friendly tonight...

Guess he hasn’t signed for us then
 
Unread 23-07-2019, 07:15 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Playing in Leicester’s pre season friendly tonight...

Guess he hasn’t signed for us then
Possibly a farewell to the fans - RvP did similar IIRC?
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