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Brief and one sided plus we were already in the play offs!!!! It's Colchester that have moved into the play off places
 

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Brief and one sided plus we were already in the play offs!!!! It's Colchester that have moved into the play off places
Of course it will be one-sided if written by a supporter of one of the clubs.

The number of times I've popped onto oppo forums during my match report times and saw "Was he watching the same match as me?" was amusing, to say the least.
 

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Of course it will be one-sided if written by a supporter of one of the clubs.

The number of times I've popped onto oppo forums during my match report times and saw "Was he watching the same match as me?" was amusing, to say the least.
Yeah but he could have got the facts about the playoff right - Fake news
 

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What I find strange is that I've seen a few Carlisle fans suggesting that Callum O'Hare was their man of the match whereas watching on iFollow he seemed to contribute very little apart from falling over for the free kick they scored from.
 

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What I find strange is that I've seen a few Carlisle fans suggesting that Callum O'Hare was their man of the match whereas watching on iFollow he seemed to contribute very little apart from falling over for the free kick they scored from.
Jubby said that wasnt a free kick; and that Pym had no chance with that free kick?
 

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Thought it a decent write up with the only criticism being the whole report consisting entirely of short sentences which doesn’t help the piece flow. But hey, I doubt he’s after a Pulitzer Prize so it doesn’t really matter. As for the bias, he’s not writing as a neutral so no problems with that either, although I have to say it’s not nearly as one sided as I was expecting - my stuff used to be much more partisan than that.
 

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Thought it a decent write up with the only criticism being the whole report consisting entirely of short sentences which doesn’t help the piece flow. But hey, I doubt he’s after a Pulitzer Prize so it doesn’t really matter. As for the bias, he’s not writing as a neutral so no problems with that either, although I have to say it’s not nearly as one sided as I was expecting - my stuff used to be much more partisan than that.
Your MD reports were very informative, but I do agree you didn't tend to be critical of individuals or the.Manager.
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
I always like to see a match report even when I have been at the game in question.
It’s always interesting how fellow supporters see the game....If I did one it would be a bit short & sweet,not as eloquent as Anthony’s,Jason’s or the ones from Poultice.
 

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Your MD reports were very informative, but I do agree you didn't tend to be critical of individuals or the.Manager.
The first part of your observations very true Mike. Moxey's write-ups were excellent. I always thought he could have done the job for the club, yet somehow that didnt work out. A nice balance between Devon humor and the game itself. I dont recall him being overly critical towards our players either. If a player dropped a bollok he said so, quite simply.
 
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The first part of your observations very true Mike. Moxey's write-ups were excellent. I always thought he could have done the job for the club, yet somehow that didnt work out. A nice balance between Devon humor and the game itself. I dont recall him being overly critical towards our players either. If a player dropped a bollok he said so, quite simply.
I did. I did the home match reports for the official ECFC site for over ten years. You have to be careful with criticism when writing for the official site as effectively it's public criticism of your staff - match reports should be simply that with, where possible, a positive slant to try and encourage people to come to the game next time.
 

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I did. I did the home match reports for the official ECFC site for over ten years. You have to be careful with criticism when writing for the official site as effectively it's public criticism of your staff - match reports should be simply that with, where possible, a positive slant to try and encourage people to come to the game next time.
Whereas a couple of my away reports took the "sod that for a game of soldiers" approach. But then anyone trying to put a positive spin on *that* Aze n Yeddin PSF* or Burton away on a Friday night in '06 would have become the heir apparent to Alastair Campbell.


*And boy do I remember the flak I took on here for telling it like it was.
 

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Ha, cheers Mike. Don’t remember being quite so vitriolic quite that often, but the club didn’t seem to mind. I had direct access to the club web page and could post whatever I wanted without club approval, so I guess they trusted me not be too scathing!

Only once in all the time I did the match reports did I ever get asked to change something - I forget what it was now but it was only a single sentence, and not much in it at that either - and then it was a request from the club rather than an instruction.

In the end it became a chore though, which, along with a load of behind the scenes personnel changes, made up my mind for me to hand it over to someone else. There’s only so many seasons of incessant home defeats you can try to remain upbeat about before you just can’t keep it going though. Enjoyed doing it while it lasted though.
 

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Ha, cheers Mike. Don’t remember being quite so vitriolic quite that often, but the club didn’t seem to mind. I had direct access to the club web page and could post whatever I wanted without club approval, so I guess they trusted me not be too scathing!

Only once in all the time I did the match reports did I ever get asked to change something - I forget what it was now but it was only a single sentence, and not much in it at that either - and then it was a request from the club rather than an instruction.

In the end it became a chore though, which, along with a load of behind the scenes personnel changes, made up my mind for me to hand it over to someone else. There’s only so many seasons of incessant home defeats you can try to remain upbeat about before you just can’t keep it going though. Enjoyed doing it while it lasted though.
..and speaking as one who looked forward to you reports I must say I always thought them excellent. Being at sea and in various parts of the world over the years, it was always a pleasure to read Ant's report and feel that you were actually there watching the game.
When 'downunder' it was my morning routine to have my first coffee of the day, on a Sunday morning, while reading Ant's report.
I'm sure that I wasn't the only exile who thought it made them feel more involved via these reports.
 

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Ha, cheers Mike. Don’t remember being quite so vitriolic quite that often, but the club didn’t seem to mind. I had direct access to the club web page and could post whatever I wanted without club approval, so I guess they trusted me not be too scathing!

Only once in all the time I did the match reports did I ever get asked to change something - I forget what it was now but it was only a single sentence, and not much in it at that either - and then it was a request from the club rather than an instruction.

In the end it became a chore though, which, along with a load of behind the scenes personnel changes, made up my mind for me to hand it over to someone else. There’s only so many seasons of incessant home defeats you can try to remain upbeat about before you just can’t keep it going though. Enjoyed doing it while it lasted though.
I remember it was the time of the awful home form and depressing football. You did a very good job, though.
 
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