Rupert wrote:dunlop wrote: what are our limp wrist-ed media - especially rupert who gets free publicity on this site for the wmn - doing about it?
Sorry, but, as I've explained frequently, my job has changed and I no longer do any Argyle news reporting. Nor does any other WMN writer. The WMN uses the Herald's Argyle news stories and match reports. Which is why I now publicise the Herald's Argyle coverage as well as the WMN's. Because, most of the time, it is identical.
Back to the point of the thread, I just hope that Brenda still has a plan B if the preferred bidder does a runner. I don't blame him for choosing this particular preferred bidder - legally, I think he had to favour the option which had proven funds and which seemed to promise the best available deal to secured creditors - but a happy outcome does not seem likely in the near future.
This is more than just a sports story though isn't it?
It has elements of business, human interest and community contained within it as a minimum.
For instance, an interview with a unnamed member of the PAFC non-playing staff describing how financially tough things have been while they wait for the money games to end would bring the spotlight back on the club and the way its been run.
Somebody somewhere must make decisions on the coverage that is contained in the Herald/WMN pages and someone must make decisions on how much coverage a story gets. This "episode" started to receive a lot of media attention which has faded again when the club was bought. If I was responsible for the media role locally, I would want to cover this before the nationals run with it again. Surely, that is how the local media has to prove its worth in challenging times for the industry.