General Is this the best newspaper article this year?

The article was a nice change from what we usually get in the NZ media. This was like something we'd see occasionally from our union media where it isn't just reviewing an old game or news. A bit different and offering an opinion on the performances on the field and their opinion on whats wrong.

A lot of it is what we have discussed on here.

Another good article I saw the last few days on my news feed was about Adam Keighran and how slim his chances are of being called up after being dropped after only 3 games. It had some examples of Kearney dropping players who then fall out of favour and are barely seen again. Some of the examples were Cook, Pulu and Sao.

The article summarizes observations we, as fans looking from the outside, already know. Nothing new, because the journalist probably doesn't have insiders who can give more insightful information. It's still a good read because it reflects what we all feel about the Warriors currently.
 
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playdaball

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I liked Peter Ropati - he was smart, knew football and also had a good understanding of the local game at a time when it was still relatively strong.
 

bruce

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I liked Peter Ropati - he was smart, knew football and also had a good understanding of the local game at a time when it was still relatively strong.
He spoke well, but more importantly and from way back when he was playing he had contacts in the media. I don't know he was ever that respected as knowledgeable within the game by other players.
 
Talking of writers that go hard and aren't seen anymore what happened with David Skipwith?

He used to write some good content and it was good with the Herald having two league writers.

He was the main guy for the Johnson story. Knew the time line of events and had facts where most others were recycling other rumours.
He has moved over to the entertainment department.
 
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Him and Stephen McIvor

Like listening to Dumb and Dumber.

Then they added Bluey to the commentary team. Now how stupid a move is that. The guy couldn’t cut it as coach and yet we have to listen to him comment on the incumbent coach and team like he’s so wise and smart?

He was afailure as the coach so why should we have to listen to his opinions??

There’s just no comment sense with some of these decisions.
Stephen McIvor was a regular poster on the old Vodafone One Tribe site until he got sick of defending Peter Ropati and the Madd Dogg after each game.
 
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bruce

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Stephen McIvor was a regular poster on the old Vodafone One Tribe site until he got sick of defending Peter Ropati and the Madd Dogg after each game.
I remember years ago, might have been 25 or so ;), when McIvor was a bit of a smart arsed rah rah, honest to heyzeuss my memory is impeccable on that. He used to give Ropati sly lip about the game and the club. It was so bad that it made Ropati sound good, almost the straight guy to an idiot. My opinion on McIvor was warped by that and has never improved.

The only decent thing to come out of Sky is the females, both sport and news. They seem to be able to attract them for some reason.
 
This Stuff article might be a contender for one of the best articles. I remember one of the worst.

Back during the Super League year one of our union writers wrote an article in the Herald how the Super League comp cost $150 million a year but the new Super Rugby comp has a $900 million deal for 10 years.

My mate was like "Wow did you read that they have $900 million how is the ARL or Super League going to compete with that"
Me "It's $900 million over 10 years, that's 90 million a year but then you need to split that 90 across 3 countries. The $150 million he is comparing it to is for one competition, remember there is another competition"

The article also compared how many years they could run other sports competitions, which happened to be less than 10 years. Don't think the guy really thought it through to much.
 
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