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anyone else think the press go ridiculously over board with this as soon as one of their favoured managers comes out with something daft/cryptic?

 

like now, the press fawning and having debate about Jose saying chelsea are not in the title race.

I mean, its soooo obvious what he is doing that how can it be any form of 'mind games'

 

MP clearly is not into that. cant really tell if Adkins was has he come out with some funny stuff but hardly mind games...maybe the 'can they keep up' comments

 

any manager really get into this crap?

or is it just a figment of the press imagination to hype up clashes with the top clubs?

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The press have wound themselves up into such a frenzy that if they cannot make sense of a Managers comments they assume it is mind games. I am sure some Managers hold themselves in such high regard that they think what they say will impact other teams but thankfully our Manager puts all his effort into managing his own players and getting their head focused on Saints.

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When journalists are under so much pressure to fill column inches, (both in print and online) they run with any scrap they can find. Some managers know that and will supply the soundbites needed to set the ball rolling. It's only the gullible punter who will take it seriously...you only have to look at some of the ridiculous topics started here by the usual trolls to know how well it can work.

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When journalists are under so much pressure to fill column inches, (both in print and online) they run with any scrap they can find. Some managers know that and will supply the soundbites needed to set the ball rolling. It's only the gullible punter who will take it seriously...you only have to look at some of the ridiculous topics started here by the usual trolls to know how well it can work.

 

You're right what you say about soundbites.

The whole dynamic of press conferences and interviews has changed because of the requirements of Sky Sports News.

Sky Sports really only needs 30-60secs to fill its slots and as they are the Premier League paymasters, clubs bend over to give them what they want and the rest of the media can go to hell.

Consequently, everything is now condensed to short, sharp soundbites, and rarely is there any in-depth interviewing carried out.

It means that print (and web) journalists who still have loads of space to fill, have to make the most of the soundbite scraps they get along with everybody else, and the result is that they have to over-dramatise things.

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Moronho is just a boring embarrassment. Too retro now. Maybe a decade ago but now just boring posturing

 

Clearly not that boring or embarassing. As fans of a club which are completely nothing to do with his team are discussing things he's said a week after he's said them.

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Consequently, everything is now condensed to short, sharp soundbites, and rarely is there any in-depth interviewing carried out.

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Depends where you indulge yourself. If you are glued to SSN and tune in to talksport, read the Sun/star/mirror then maybe but still plenty of depth covered eg this article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/10637493/Premier-League-chief-Richard-Scudamores-crusade-to-lift-England-football.html

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