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Is there any point to match reports in the print media anymore?

Originally published by the now defunct UK site Byline in December 2011.

Match reports have always been the cornerstone in sport sections of daily newspapers. They have always been there. Accounts of football matches, in particular, take up plenty of space in the print media, providing copious amounts of copy on a weekly – and, in the modern sporting age, daily – basis.

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Robbie Keane – a bright light amongst mediocre celebrations in modern football

Originally published on my personal blog on August 24th 2011.

Robbie Keane scored his first goal for LA Galaxy recently, rounding the – frankly awful – goalkeeper after latching on to a David Beckham hoof from the halfway line.
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Is Joey Barton right to tweet his angst?

Originally published on my personal blog on August 5th 2011.

It’s fair to say that the comments of one Joseph Barton have created quite a stir in the last few weeks, prompting many to question whether footballers should be allowed to have personal Twitter accounts. Continue reading Is Joey Barton right to tweet his angst?