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#1 Judge Mental

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

I for one am pig sick of this excuse for a newspaper. In Fridays Observer on the back page, three-quarters have been given over to an interview with Ian Talbot. The third paragraph begins "Talbot (pictured)" only problem is, its a ruddy great big head and shoulders picture of Matt Calland. Pillocks.

 

When is this rag going to give Hornets a fair crack of the whip, or at least get its facts right. The paper is that poor now on local knowledge it is not even worth reading. If Rochdale-on-Line published a Births, Marriages and Deaths section, I would never buy this rag again.

 

In fact the quality of the paper even excludes it from being cut into squares and hung behind the toilet door on a bit of string.

 

For those of you who wish to complain please be my guest and do as I have done e-mail, peter.spencer@men-news.co.uk and make your feelings known in no uncertain manner.



#2 StarfireHypervixen

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

This weekend your match against the Bulls is comparable to Rochdale AFC playing a Premiership team. Can you imagine the coverage that game would get?
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#3 fillipo del toro

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

This weekend your match against the Bulls is comparable to Rochdale AFC playing a Premiership team. Can you imagine the coverage that game would get?


Absolutely spot on. As for the Obbies been an embarrassment for a while. I haven't bought it for 5 years. I find Rochdale Online more informative & up to speed & they have regular match action from Hornets
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#4 ColDale

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

Never thought I'd be sticking up for the Ob after their front page on Wednesday, but you cannot look on Dale and Hornets as being comparable any more. If we had a Premiership club coming to town, the place would practically be full, whilst unfortunately (and I meant that) Sunday's game will no doubt see a crowd which is less than our average attendance this season.


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#5 PooingDog

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

What was/is Dales average attendance this season Col? Has Mr Hill made a difference?
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#6 ColDale

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

At the top of my head, its about 2300 to 2400. Aside from Port Vale last week who outnumbered us, away followings this year has often been less than a hundred.

 

Hills made a huge difference. When Coleman was here, it just wasn't our team. We were like one of those Premiership teams, with players diving, fouling and arguing all the time, and even tho results weren't the worst, it just wasn't us, and it felt like a set of strangers on the pitch rather than our team. Fans were walking away because we were dishonest. It might sound like some sort of moral crusade but it just felt a little bit wrong.  Hill's brought us back a sense of honesty, and it feels like us again. 


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#7 fillipo del toro

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

Never thought I'd be sticking up for the Ob after their front page on Wednesday, but you cannot look on Dale and Hornets as being comparable any more. If we had a Premiership club coming to town, the place would practically be full, whilst unfortunately (and I meant that) Sunday's game will no doubt see a crowd which is less than our average attendance this season.


Rugby League isn't comparable to Soccer full stop. You can't move for Soccer day in day out. England play meaningless friendlies & we have to endure the 4 or 5 back pages crammed full of news 3 or 4 days before the game & 2 or 3 days after it.
This and many other reasons why I daren't start going into on here is why I have lost complete interest in Soccer. I've reached saturation point with Soccer and I'm at a complete loss how anyone can relate to the professional players, even at Dales level! Yes ive been up at Spotland when the players have finished training & there does seem an attitude of 'Do you know who I am about the players' Whilst I watch the big games I cannot see me paying to watch a Soccer match anytime soon.
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#8 StarfireHypervixen

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

Never thought I'd be sticking up for the Ob after their front page on Wednesday, but you cannot look on Dale and Hornets as being comparable any more. If we had a Premiership club coming to town, the place would practically be full, whilst unfortunately (and I meant that) Sunday's game will no doubt see a crowd which is less than our average attendance this season.


I was not comparing the clubs. I was referring to the relative levels in a particular match within a competition, the purpose of the comparison was to demonstrate the Observer's bias toward association football, (a sport I have no interest in.) I'm quite happy for the paper to give as much apace as it wants to the footy team. I would like it to give regular, and more importantly, accurate coverage to R. L. Its really not much to ask from a 'local' paper.
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#9 mickhornet

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

Its been ruined since the MEN took it over. Why anyone buys it i dont know. It used to be a fine independent paper, not any more.



#10 Anita Bath

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

Rugby League isn't comparable to Soccer full stop.

Its football, not soccer.   Thats what they (cliam to) play in the US

 

 

Rugby League isn't comparable to Soccer full stop. You can't move for Soccer day in day out. England play meaningless friendlies & we have to endure the 4 or 5 back pages crammed full of news 3 or 4 days before the game & 2 or 3 days after it.
This and many other reasons why I daren't start going into on here is why I have lost complete interest in Soccer. I've reached saturation point with Soccer and I'm at a complete loss how anyone can relate to the professional players, even at Dales level! Yes ive been up at Spotland when the players have finished training & there does seem an attitude of 'Do you know who I am about the players' Whilst I watch the big games I cannot see me paying to watch a Soccer match anytime soon.



#11 fillipo del toro

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

Its football, not soccer. Thats what they (cliam to) play in the US


Soccer, Football, The Beautiful Game. Whatever you want to call it. It's an industry now with little regard for its main stakeholders the fans. I've just lost interest in it. I find it interesting that although I referred to it as Soccer you knew exactly what I was talking about.
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#12 The Collector

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

The Observer has been a joke regarding Hornets publicity for years, but yesterdays edition with the wrong photograph is unexcusable!!

Imagine the furora if they had got Mr Hills photograph wrong. It doesn't bear thinking about.


I will now await with bated breath for an apologoy.

#13 StarfireHypervixen

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

The Observer has been a joke regarding Hornets publicity for years, but yesterdays edition with the wrong photograph is unexcusable!!

Imagine the furora if they had got Mr Hills photograph wrong. It doesn't bear thinking about.


I will now await with bated breath for an apologoy.


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