Blogging for fun and ZERO profit is always fun (he says through gritted teeth).
Last week in some cheap FMI content surfacing, this blog linked you to Josh Pinn's article on where footy media content is letting us down.
This week - here is some more content surfacing. This time from a debut footy blogger, whose words are cutting, acerbic and visceral.
Get amongst it, in three blog posts of fire (for now at least), from a person who works in PR. Perspective from inside the media camp. Go and read
Far too many highlights to mention, but here is two that will prime you for the rush.
In the brief, fleeting moments when “The Sounding Board” podcast threatened to be interesting, before it disappeared up its own ass, Craig Hutchison, in a strangely honest moment, laid the game out. There’s no money in news. The masquerade that journalism exists? Forget it, it’s gone. Hutchison spelled the game out – opinion is where the money is.
Barrett and Lyon have seen better days, but they have one competitive advantage – they are first. Not first with news, or anything that matters, or anything worth listening to. Just first. The earliest of the parade of agenda shapers. Their only rival, Mark Robinsons “The Tackle” is hidden behind a paywall, and by the time it gets into print, well, no one reads newspapers anyway.
Certainly on my 'must read' list.
An 'against the trend' seven from the 8 games played this week. Good to see. Only Essendon upsetting the apple cart, but this was always a possibility because the Eagles are just... well there is something about Melbourne.
|PREDICTED RESULT||ACTUAL RESULT||RATINGS ADJUSTMENTS|
|West Coast||by||33||pts||25||Essendon||by||61||☒||Essendon||+39||West Coast||-28|
|North Melbourne||by||7||pts||44||North Melbourne||by||14||☑||Melbourne||-3||North Melbourne||+2|
And speaking of Melbourne, there was 4 points let go. And GWS got out of jail against Richmond. Should have won by 8 goals, almost lost by 9 points.
To the table and there were a few changes of note, most important would be the continued rise of Essendon, now 16th.
Richmond again climb after a loss, purely because they should have lost by a whole mess more. And Hawthorn continue to tumble.
West Coast also drift a place... and rightfully so.
The Round Ahead
Thursday night footy maybe good for most, but... yeah nah.
|W Bulldogs/FFC||-7||v||21||St Kilda||Dock||W Bulldogs/FFC||by||21||pts||66|
|Carlton||22||v||-3||North Melbourne||Dock||North Melbourne||by||27||pts||30|
|West Coast||-15||v||-30||GWS||Subi||West Coast||by||3||pts||52|
Cases for the negative via the form lines:
- Port, if they can be not like West Coast and scared of Victorian things, could get a sneaky road win.
- Saints playing nominally away at their shared home ground... if that matters also have better form than the Dogs.
- Essendon, maybe, if they can get some consistency for 3 in a row. Big if.
- Adelaide surely should right their ship at home, even though Fremantle are huge improvers in the last few weeks. But you never know.
Which is what is good about this year... you never know.