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    World Cup Mediawatch

    Most of the really stupid media pieces regarding the world cup will be restricted to Australia and America with reporters and media personalities that have zero idea on the game jumping on the bandwagon (jumping off in America perhaps).

    I managed to catch a bit of Sunrise this morning and they were discussing the Brazil result. The sports reporter said that the Brazil-Croatia result was a poor one for Australia because we would have preferred for them to draw and each get as few points as possible

    I liked this effort from the Herald Sun this morning as well even if it doesn't pertain to football knowledge:

    Lucas Neill was asked if he realised he had just played in one of the great moments in Australian sport. Neill's a thinker, not one to answer with a cliche. "You think so?" he said, his eyes narrowing in thought. "I hope so. I just think it empitomises what Australia is all about."

    "Every sport we compete in, we've got this never say die attitude. We never know when to quit and we have all been brought up as winners, and I think it has shone through again today."
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    We're not exempt from crap reporting when the World Cup comes around - it's always amusing reading pieces from rugby heads about the round ball game. You usually find one or two that will spout the usual tirade about diving and pretending to be injured compared to those hard rugby blokes, which you can generally read as a bitter rant against soccer because they're jealous that it takes over the headlines for a month.

    You also get the instant expert types who know **** all about the game making big sweeping statements about one team or another. I've taken a liking to this one here from the June editition of Skywatch:

    Brazil are nothing without Ronaldinho
    He’s thrown a kettle over a pub, what have you done?

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    This one takes the cake. It is an absolute shocker. Was front page today:

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...e#contentSwap1

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag
    This one takes the cake. It is an absolute shocker. Was front page today:

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...e#contentSwap1
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUST DIE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag
    This one takes the cake. It is an absolute shocker. Was front page today:

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...e#contentSwap1
    I was prepared to see some jingoistic crap, as you always see when Australia is competing in any sporting event, but something like that article....
    Shocking enough to see something like that in The Age, and on the front page as well!
    Disgraceful IMO.

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    Pure idiocy









    ...I love number 10, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Pure idiocy

    ...I love number 10, though.
    Not sure if Collingwood fans will be happy to read that rubbish .. ie Collingwood of South America.. Hope they will do something to Carmen Miranda , to stop her writing rubbish like this .

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    Damn. That passes for journalism? I'd be surprised if I read that in the Telegraph, to be honest, let alone The Age, which is usually of a far higher standard.
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    That sounds like the kind of thing the Daily Mail over here would do. In the wake of the Spanish racism controversy in 2004-05, their criticism of Spanish attitudes to other cultures consisted of.....a page-long diatribe about why Spain sucks.

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    I have to say when I read that Brazil are the Collingwood of South America I was failing to say any similarities between their supremely gifted, but somewhat portly, players & amiable Geordie copper-topped middle-order nurdlers who bowl medium pace dobbers....

    I suspect the article is intended as tongue-in-cheek, but is just rampantly unfunny.
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    Number 10 would have Scaly choking into his breakfast Scrabflakes (the crunchy cereal with 5 points for a 'K')..

    Apart from that, the rest is one poor piece of journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I have to say when I read that Brazil are the Collingwood of South America I was failing to say any similarities between their supremely gifted, but somewhat portly, players & amiable Geordie copper-topped middle-order nurdlers who bowl medium pace dobbers....
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