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  1. James
    09/01/2019

    Sadly, a more accurate headline would have been “These are not good days for journalists who like to be called investigative “.

    The list of attacks and controls on journalists is a growing one as today’s ‘highlight’ demonatrates:

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/09/journalist-pelin-unker-sentenced-to-jail-in-turkey-over-paradise-papers-investigation

    The issue with sports journalism seems to be more one of self-censorship and nervousness to ever bite the hand that feeds it.

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  2. Les Martin
    09/01/2019

    The whole system from top to bottom needs to be restructured.
    But a lot in the game are busy getting their snouts in the ¥€$ trough so naturally they’re extremely unlikely to say ‘ you’re right we’ve been over indulging and now we are thoroughly ashamed.
    Tell you what we will change.
    All pretty unlikely
    Herbert Chapman’s ghost

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  3. Nitram1
    09/01/2019

    Test1

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  4. Gord
    09/01/2019

    @Nitram

    aTdHvAaNnKcSe

    🙂

    What are you testing?

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    • Tony Attwood
      10/01/2019

      Gord if I may reply on behalf of Nitram, there is a technical problem that he and some other people are getting in relation to being able to post comments, and with my very modest help (modest given my technical abilities) we are trying to find the cause and thus the solution.

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  5. JimB
    09/01/2019

    Tony – it would have been easier and wiser for you to have done a bit of investigative journalism of your own! Had you done so, you would have known that the construction managers for the whole project are Mace – one of the biggest and most successful construction companies in the UK. And you would also have known that the company specifically contracted to supply and fit the integrated safety systems is Tyco – a veritable, global behemoth in their field. So no……Spurs were not trying to save a few quid by not using one of the major contractors!

    As to why the stadium opening has been repeatedly delayed, the problem with fixing problems is that they can’t be tied to a schedule in the same way that a construction project can be from the outset. And that especially applies to this particular instance. The reason being that this stadium so technologically advanced. There are thousands upon thousands of systems and cables and connections. And all potential problems over the entire, vast area of the stadium have to be located and accessed and fixed and integrated and tested. And tested. And tested. And tested….

    That’s where Mace are at now. Getting nearer. But still unable to give a precise date.

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    • Tony Attwood
      10/01/2019

      Jim it would have been, to use your own words easier and wiser for you to have looked up my previous full article on Tottenham’s construction issues, quoting as it did from Construction News (if I remember my source correctly) and for you then to reflect on the theme of my article, which was not what the cause of the issues were, but the failure of mainstream media to ask the questions.

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  6. Gord
    10/01/2019

    Congratulations to the women on winning v Birmingham 2-1!

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  7. Finsbury
    10/01/2019

    To be fair Tony it’s a big ask asking Copywriters like Amy Lawrence or Barney Mmmmmm Ronay to conduct themselves like a professional journalist let alone an investigative journalist.
    That’s not the Copywriters’ job! 😉

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  8. Nitram1
    10/01/2019

    Gord/Tony

    As Tony says I am having trouble posting. My lap top never posts and my iPhone occasionally as you can see by Test 1.

    If you can see this it seems I’m having a spell in which I can post but why I still do not know.

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  9. Nitram
    10/01/2019

    Test

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  10. Finsbury
    10/01/2019

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/10/football-gambling-dire-consequences-young-men-bet-new-study

    The funny thing about articles like this is by interpid investigative journalists (!) is that studies on this were all done back in the Victorian Age (it’s why the national lottery was binned etc.), it’s why they kept gambling distant from sport, why they had kick off times at the same time on a saturday afternoon, not the result of flatulent opinions but is wisdom that comes from knowledge, knowledge and wisdom that is apparently above the footy hack dwarves out there.

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