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The Bookies and the News Sites

Is it just me, or does anybody not find it a little fishy that we have had Poch recently become a reported highly likely prospect to become our manager followed by Conte who was essentially reported to be a dead certainty only for it to fall apart as well?

Has journalism really become so incompetent now that journalists are happy to risk their reputation and report on stories before they have been confirmed? For me, Alister Gold is pretty much Alister Plastic after the absolute mess of the last few weeks and I won't be trusting his reporting anytime soon. He'll have to earn back that trust.

It got me thinking though. Given that there was a natural drop off in football betting events after the league wrapped up a few weeks ago, how much do you think these stories were generated by the bookies to drum up some action in the off-season to fleece a few mugs and keep profits up for the month of May?

I find it incredible that Sky can have sports a media outlet and sports betting company at the same time.

Anybody work in this industry? What are your thoughts?

posted 1 day, 22 hours ago

This is the thing with everyone getting so angry at the club, acting like they mislead us about Poch and/or Conte - that Conte was just a con to convince people to renew their season tickets etc...

The club haven't announced anything. They didn't say "heads up, we're going to get Conte as our new manager", it's all media stories and bookmakers based on snippets of info they get, which we have no idea how genuine any of it is.

I'll wait until Spurs actually announce a rubbish new manager before I get annoyed about it.

posted 1 day, 22 hours ago

Don't blame the messenger, Alisdair Gold only reports what is happening inside Tottenham to the best of his knowledge, which is usually spot on. Tell me something that he reported that wasn't true.

The real sh1tshow is Levy and ENIC pennypinching their way back to mid-table.

posted 1 day, 22 hours ago

Pretty sure Sky sold a majority of the betting company a few years ago, but I may be mistaken

posted 1 day, 22 hours ago

Spurs spoke with Conte. Why wouldn't they report it?

It's not all a conspiracy.

posted 1 day, 21 hours ago

I think you may as well read what morespurs has to say, none of them really know what's going on

posted 1 day, 20 hours ago

comment by PhilspursFGR (U3278)
posted 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
This is the thing with everyone getting so angry at the club, acting like they mislead us about Poch and/or Conte - that Conte was just a con to convince people to renew their season tickets etc...

The club haven't announced anything. They didn't say "heads up, we're going to get Conte as our new manager", it's all media stories and bookmakers based on snippets of info they get, which we have no idea how genuine any of it is.

I'll wait until Spurs actually announce a rubbish new manager before I get annoyed about it.
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That’s far too sensible

posted 1 day, 20 hours ago

Alli Gold gets his info direct from the club, they obviously tell him what they want people to know, whether it is factual or not.

Levy is very clever in this regard, drip feeding snippets of information at various appropriate times, to create excitement among the fans. How many times are we linked with a marguee signing only for nothing to happen, Levy mugs the fans off something rotten.

posted 1 day, 19 hours ago

Alli Gold is a Spurs supporter equivalent of Sky Breaking News or Talkshitte. Most of it is total bollox that he posts, for every story he gets nearly right, he gets about 100 wrong.

comment by SteveF (U22027)

posted 1 day, 17 hours ago

Seriously, why are we even discussing this.

The media have been spinning it any way that suits them for years, without the slightest care for the truth.

Why do you think The News of the World folded. It wasn't because they were playing fair and above board.

They have been known to fabricate the truth in murder inquires, so football integrity is really not their concern.

It's all about selling more newspapers or more website "clicks" with the betting companies loving every minute of it.

posted 1 day, 15 hours ago

These "reporters" stoop to lowest common denominator, which is basically a clickbait race

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