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A Mirror editor has contacted me after posting this online...

 

Says it is anti-Southampton, but for amusement - written tongue in cheek to provoke reaction, and it has done

 

John Shaw? I've never heard of him.

 

I wouldn't wipe my arse with that.

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A Mirror editor has contacted me after posting this online...

 

Says it is anti-Southampton, but for amusement - written tongue in cheek to provoke reaction, and it has done

 

 

Sorry, but I don't buy that. Papers don't post articles like this to be t-i-c.

 

It may be anti-Saints, but what sort of reaction were they counting on? If that is the case then surely you pick someone like Utd or Liverpool. Basically papers are the same as those running the PL. Don't want a smaller club with a smaller fan base hogging any of the limelight - not good for business.

 

But never mind, the Mirror is some socialist crap which I don't consider to even be fit to wipe my backside.

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This is what the Mirror Editor has said to me in conversation about it:

 

What a jerk. He's like a little schoolboy who doesn't like getting his work corrected :-)

 

May be tongue in cheek, but to say Saints have never had any players worth selling (err hasn't Gareth Bale just won the CL?) is just pure cr@p. And as you say, you weren't criticising an industry, just him and his piece of s-h-i-t article. Glad that I don't buy that rag and contribute in any way to his wages.

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A Mirror editor has contacted me after posting this online...

 

Says it is anti-Southampton, but for amusement - written tongue in cheek to provoke reaction, and it has done

 

About as funny as rabies in a guide dogs home

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Of course, people reacting like this is exactly what they want. They do not care for the journalistic integrity of what they publish. They do not care whether it has any insight. They do not care if they think it is right or wrong. They just want to sell papers and / or get people talking.

 

Which is exactly what has happened.

 

Never ceases to amaze me how people fall for it every time.

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Of course, people reacting like this is exactly what they want. They do not care for the journalistic integrity of what they publish. They do not care whether it has any insight. They do not care if they think it is right or wrong. They just want to sell papers and / or get people talking.

 

Which is exactly what has happened.

 

Never ceases to amaze me how people fall for it every time.

 

Jesus Christ.

 

There is no "journalistic integrity" at play in that column. It's just a few gags strung together, not all at our expense. And that column is not going to "sell papers" or even "get people talking" - it's just supposed to be funny.

 

Actually I thought it was okay on the gag front. Quite funny. Well done that writer.

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Actually I thought it was okay on the gag front. Quite funny. Well done that writer.

 

Guess I differ from you and the journalist. It seems all too common these days that people who think they are being funny (or in the course of trying to be funny) are just being rude. Was the Adele comment really necessary? Sure she isn't the slimmest lady in the world, but what was written was just plain rude. One thing for sure is that she is more talented than the author of that piece.

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I agree with most people here that, for sure, it's a pretty rubbish article. But some people's reactions to it are even worse than the writing.

 

As the editor tweeted to you, the bottom line is that you have a choice to buy or not to buy the Mirror. By posting a picture of the article or even visiting their website, you are advocating this kind of journalism. And that principle rings true for all papers online. If you're fed up of the consistently poor gossip mill, then use your power as a consumer and reject them.

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I think that the most offensive thing about this "Article" is that it exists in print form. It is nothing but a tool to fill space in a newspaper.

 

Hard copy newspapers are dying for a very good reason, and this is one of them. I fail to understand how newspapers can be so precious about the demise of their empire when they fill in all the vacant spaces with tripe like this.

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I think that the most offensive thing about this "Article" is that it exists in print form. It is nothing but a tool to fill space in a newspaper.

 

Hard copy newspapers are dying for a very good reason, and this is one of them. I fail to understand how newspapers can be so precious about the demise of their empire when they fill in all the vacant spaces with tripe like this.

 

This article definitely hasn't been printed because the Mirror has a problem filling its pages. Rather, it isn't making enough money to be able to exist without the use of 'advertorials' such as this. That is, an article that is paid for by a third party (William Hill in this case).

 

Although it might seem on the face of it that these kind of articles are killing the print press, do you think the Mirror would use them to their own overall detriment?

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A Mirror editor has contacted me after posting this online...

 

Says it is anti-Southampton, but for amusement - written tongue in cheek to provoke reaction, and it has done

 

He didn't exactly contact you did he. More like you started doing a collymore on his twitter feed.

 

On another note what a bunch of saps we have on here. All 'outraged' about a tongue in cheek few lines. I can't imagine 'the gunners web' is in meltdown about the joke at their expenses.

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I know I'm being a bit dim (had a few) , but I read through the sports section at work today and the only article I could find is wittily entitled 'I'll stay at Saints, but want Maur.'

 

Have spotted what I missed DAILY.

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Obviously the reporter is a skate. Not sure what an article like this adds to anything in life let alone football. Glad they wrote 'Pochettino (left) or I would have totally missed the point.

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My parents had the Daily Mirror delivered every day so I grew up reading it. I haven't bought a copy for years but I would if I could get it for the price my parents paid, 2d, I think, because that would be cheaper than fire-lighters.

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