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9 hours ago, kennie makevin said:

'Football experts'  ? You are talking Sportsound etc here, aren't you ? Who, pray tell are these 'football experts' you speak of ? Bonnar ? Biscuits Preston ? Willie Miller ? Roughie ? Big DJ ? Alex Rae ? Kenny Miller ? ........Give me Tom English over any of these people, at least he has a working command of the English language. 

 

That's fine, I'm not looking for an argument - just to express my frustration.

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Other than the raving simpletons in the Old Firm support, does anyone ever actually fall for the stories linking both of them to the same player? It’s such obvious bullshit to generate clicks (or sales of papers in the old days). 
 

Might have answered my own question here. 

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13 hours ago, Swami said:

Other than the raving simpletons in the Old Firm support, does anyone ever actually fall for the stories linking both of them to the same player? It’s such obvious bullshit to generate clicks (or sales of papers in the old days). 
 

Sure it happens in other markets too.  I think it may be the agent selling stories to get the best price for their player.

Celtic & Rangers

Hearts & Aberdeen

and so on

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20 hours ago, Swami said:

Other than the raving simpletons in the Old Firm support, does anyone ever actually fall for the stories linking both of them to the same player? It’s such obvious bullshit to generate clicks (or sales of papers in the old days). 
 

Might have answered my own question here. 

Ourselves and Dundee in for the same manager?

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20 minutes ago, Coventry Saint said:

 

You would hardly know that the article should have been about Hibs and St Mirren.

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28 minutes ago, Jacksgranda said:

You would hardly know that the article should have been about Hibs and St Mirren.

The article is about how Celtic and Rangers should have been in the top ten instead of these two diddy clubs.

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31 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

The article is about how Celtic and Rangers should have been in the top ten instead of these two diddy clubs.

Its not even though. It is literally just drivel and a breakdown of the list and the barely hidden "f**k, tie everything we can to the Old Firm". Surprised there isnt a line along the "Brondby, which starts with a B like the Bhoys, topped the list much like Celtic topped the Scottish Premiership table ahead of Rangers".

There is no discussion whatsoever about why Hibs and/or St Mirren were included so highly. What makes them so well run compared to others? 

It isnt journalism. It is just content designed purely to get people to click, skim read the short article and go click on some other Old Firm centric pish.

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4 minutes ago, Jacky1990 said:

 

It isnt journalism. It is just content designed purely to get people to click, skim read the short article and go click on some other Old Firm centric pish.

Or tweet out/post the link on a forum.

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A good example how broken that model of reporting is. I've got a wee bit of sympathy for the folk that have to write these things - I doubt it's the heights of writing any reporter or journalist aspires to, but they'll find themselves with a framework of how to structure these things to bump it up in the search engine, generate traffic and subsequently ad clicks. It's the only revenue stream and I read mentioning rangers or Celtic generates 10x the traffic (or something-canny mind), so I get why they need to do it. Doesn't mean it's not absolutely shite reporting mind. The record knows they could never get away with a subscription model. 

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1 hour ago, Jacky1990 said:

Its not even though. It is literally just drivel and a breakdown of the list and the barely hidden "f**k, tie everything we can to the Old Firm". Surprised there isnt a line along the "Brondby, which starts with a B like the Bhoys, topped the list much like Celtic topped the Scottish Premiership table ahead of Rangers".

There is no discussion whatsoever about why Hibs and/or St Mirren were included so highly. What makes them so well run compared to others? 

It isnt journalism. It is just content designed purely to get people to click, skim read the short article and go click on some other Old Firm centric pish.

Correct, no explanation, no discussion of the criteria used, nothing.

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I mean, what's the definition of well run?

Edit - Motherwell, fan owned, who do loads of community stuff and give out free season tickets, are worse run than Ross County, basically solely owned by a guy with more money than sense who spunks money on wages and then gets another of his companies to write it off every year?  Guid ane.

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38 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

I mean, what's the definition of well run?

 

 

23 minutes ago, Dons_1988 said:

Dundee 

Not sure if serious...

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50 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

I mean, what's the definition of well run?

Edit - Motherwell, fan owned, who do loads of community stuff and give out free season tickets, are worse run than Ross County, basically solely owned by a guy with more money than sense who spunks money on wages and then gets another of his companies to write it off every year?  Guid ane.

I am not that bothered about this stuff, but here is the report the Record lifted.

https://offthepitch.com/a/danish-club-takes-top-spot-pitch-announce-top-financial-performers-2021

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