Most people find out information about their club from the websites or other internet sources, I can't remember the last time I read a news article about a non-superleague club, other than on the internet.
No-one buys newspapers these days to read about Rugby League, we don't care if column space is declining for anything other than Soccer (see below), all people buy newspaper for these days is in-depth news reporting, or to see some bird get her #### out on page 3.
Christopher Irvine on Page 6 of RLW even suggests Horse Racing get better coverage, it doesn't. Anyone who follows the nags barely casts a glimpse at the racing pages of most national newspapers, because the scant information they supply is not enough to put a decent bet on, they buy the Racing Post (I know I do when I go racing, or the website).
The people I work with buy newspapers just for the Crossword & Suduko. I find Telegraph and Times Sports supplements scattered around the rest rooms, unread.
Do we need Rugby League journalists for news papers anymore? Most of us knows where to find information these days, specialist publications, like League Express & Rugby League World. Stuff the newspapers, most people get their general news from the internet, or TV, for relatively free, so why should we pay hard cash for a piece of paper?
(From Above): I have digital TV, as most people do, and can get news from the North-west via Ceefax. Now that 8 clubs are in the Premiership, it seems that every club must have a story on the Local Sports bit (P390), to the detriment of every other sport. Even Union. This is what we have to face. There are no clubs in Yorkshire in the Premiership, so League gets a decent shout in the regional papers there.
Edited by Bleep1673, 04 October 2010 - 06:18 PM.