Talk ******* and Daily Lies

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We’ve all had a rough 24 hours with regards to the result nd no doubt the heartbreak has not been soothed by certain media outlets. It has come to my attenton, that since I’ve got into Twitter, that there are a lot of Spurs fans who express a great dislike to of two of these so called broadcasters of news and views.

Most of us know who we’re talking about but for those who don’t realise the awful trap we’re being duped into, it’s TalkSport and The Daily mail that p*ss me off the most. Journalism and broadcasting at its most base level. Base because it is the lowest level they need to research and air, for us to get a bite. Most of the articles, excluding match reports, by a certain newspaper that involve our club are generated by the laziest of journalists. The kind who just trawl through all the ITK & foreign news on various dodgy news feeds. They don’t follow up any of the bullshit they read, just regurgitate it and throw onto popular news aggregators.

This is where a certain newspaper is so canny. They know news aggregators are a great outlet for fans who want to get the latest transfer rumour or players viewpoint and so write these utterly pointless,untruthful articles just to entice us onto their site.

That’s it. tThe minute you click on that link they’ve got you. They have another hit and if you’re foolhardy enough to follow that up with giving them your email address then baam they’ve really succeeded in getting the most out of a useless bit of information.

You see, it’s not about giving us a relevant and enjoyable piece to read. It’s all about them getting as many hits and email addresses as they can. To improve on their already huge database so they can deluge you by email of any rubbish they wish to print. Look at us they say, millions of subscriber emails & many times more on article hits. And many people fall for that marketing ploy. Surely this must be a good article if it’s the first one on a news aggregator or if so many fellow fans have read it.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. If we do end up reading the piece of news, then before the end of the first paragraph we know what a load of crap we’ve wasted our time on. This is exactly the same method others use but instead of clicking a mouse they get us to pick up a phone. I’ve given up listening to the station altogether, which is a shame as I get to miss great broadcasters like our very own Spurs show contributor Paul Hawksbee.

Most of you will say, It’s only Durham that gets on our tits and in a way it is, but there’s that Harry love in that all of TalkSport keep ramming down our throats, along with the anti Villas-Boas slant that most of the media started with.

Tottenham’ s public image was up against it the minute Harry was sacked & Talk Sport took full advantage of the Villas-Boas bating. Durham is the worst & best at his game. Worst because he has absolutely no feeling for the subject or fans he’s trying to communicate with. His sole purpose at the station, like newspapers, are to get hits and hits he gets in abundance.
Irate fans ring up the minute he throws out the bait and Spurs fans seem particularly prone to a nibble. Spurs supporter after Spurs supporter will try & get through and his bosses must love seeing the switchboard flash like Blackpool illuminations.

I said I gave up listening to the station and the reason why was due to him saying that the Spurs game against Young Boys in our first ever Champions League game was the biggest in our history. I was massively pissed off with his question. He’s not stupid by any means and that’s why he’s the best at getting us to call his show. He knows our history but chooses to ignore that so he can get a few agitated fans on the line.

Job done & that sort of confrontational argument keeps him in a job. Unfortunately his hapless co-host Darren Gough hasn’t got the nouse to put him in his place so we’re left with him claiming victory and listener figures every day of the week.

It’s hard trying to change reading or listening habits but like crack, once you’ve weaned yourself off it you’ll be glad you’ve gone straight

So, Spurs Fans don’t get upset’ get even, don’t buy a certain newspaper or read it online and avoid listening to at least Durham. Reduced figures will be the only way they’ll learn
I’m more than happy that I don’t read or listen to either of the above as it leaves me time to concentrate on proper journalists like the impeccable Henry Winter, James Lawton or Paddy Barclay.

Keep the faith & avoid the bullshit.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. The Daily Fail does this for ALL news, not just news related to Spurs. The Fail employs the laziest journalists of any rag and that's saying something when the competition includes the Currant Bun. The basic tenets of actually having to investigate news sources and verify them (I.e. proper journalism) seem to have disappeared long ago – and the Fail is easily the worst proponent of this.

  2. Stopped listening to him a few months ago. He's just a wind up merchant, says outrageous things on air to feed the phone lines. I gave up after he predicted (with certainty) that QPR would finish above Spurs. I accept he winds up most fans, the daily Arsenal is proof of that, but his sheer hatred of AVB is borderline racist. He's a complete hypocrite too, never stops moaning about young managers not getting a chance, yet slates AVB even when he wins, he hasn't said a bad word about B. Rodgers at Liverpool all season, who arguably started the season with a better and more settled squad than Spurs and is doing worse. He also did a show last year about winning trophies and how Liverpool's success in the League Cup is better than Spurs finishing fourth, which is fair enough, only he ran the same show this year when we knocked out Inter and took the complete opposite stance, called it a loser's cup and not worth winning. The man slated Ipswich this season for too many loan signings, ignoring the fact that Fergie Jr at his beloved Peterborough started the trend of excessive loan signings in the Championship. The man is a hypocrite, my only advice to Spurs fans is not to give him what he wants, stop commenting, stop txting and stop calling. If you must reply or comment, then I find a quick Tweet on how small Peterborough are and how League 1 beckons winds him up no end, feel free to be as nasty and ridiculous as you want, the more outrageous the better, because he can give it, but sure cant take it…..

  3. What you say about Durham is totally correct. Not only that he made an alleged racist comment about 8 years ago on the radio and seems to have got away with it. Without spurs supporters he would not have half as many radio call ins! He needs to show some respect.

    Spyros

  4. Stopped listening to him a few months ago. He's just a wind up merchant, says outrageous things on air to feed the phone lines. I gave up after he predicted (with certainty) that QPR would finish above Spurs. I accept he winds up most fans, the daily Arsenal is proof of that, but his sheer hatred of AVB is borderline racist. He's a complete hypocrite too, never stops moaning about young managers not getting a chance, yet slates AVB even when he wins, he hasn't said a bad word about B. Rodgers at Liverpool all season, who arguably started the season with a better and more settled squad than Spurs and is doing worse. He also did a show last year about winning trophies and how Liverpool's success in the League Cup is better than Spurs finishing fourth, which is fair enough, only he ran the same show this year when we knocked out Inter and took the complete opposite stance, called it a loser's cup and not worth winning. The man slated Ipswich this season for too many loan signings, ignoring the fact that Fergie Jr at his beloved Peterborough started the trend of excessive loan signings in the Championship. The man is a hypocrite, my only advice to Spurs fans is not to give him what he wants, stop commenting, stop txting and stop calling. If you must reply or comment, then I find a quick Tweet on how small Peterborough are and how League 1 beckons winds him up no end, feel free to be as nasty and ridiculous as you want, the more outrageous the better, because he can give it, but sure cant take it…..

  5. Totally agree. As for the Daily Mail, I firmly believe that they were on a kickback from Modric's agent because they two years hell bent on unsettling him and ensuring that he was sold. Utter crap. I stopped buying that trash 2 years ago and wouldn't even give it a glance in a waiting room.

  6. yup this week was the last time I will listen to Durham. Switch over once Hawksbee has finished. shock jock wannabee.

  7. Completely agree with everything said about duurhaam. Fed up with his love ins with Arry and Liverpool and Fergie. Would urge all Spurs fans if you have to listen to his idiotic hypes don't rise to it and avoid picking up the phone. Particularly as his lack of respect to Graham Roberts a month or so ago. His insults to AVB are pathetic and when he said QPR would finish above Tottenham for the reason that Arry was appointed manager borders on the ridiculous. Even when Micky Hazard pointed this out to him he insults Micky with 'I was being ironic'. He,duurhaam doesn't have a clue.

  8. Adrian Durham likes to court controversy, especially with Spurs fans. Come on Goughie, stand up for the club you profess to like and show this idiot up for the fool he is.

  9. Thing is, all spurs fans have been praising & loving Durham all season for his daily anti-Arsenal pisstakes! But now he's turned on us – with fucking good reason i have to say! – they're all having a hissy fit. Get over it, he's just a cunt on the radio. Who cares what he says!

    You wanna show some venom – how about Adebayor who came out today and said he missed the penalty due to tiredness…. The cunt hasn't broken sweat in the last 6 games, where did he get fatigue from, picking up his wallet?

    I don't know how many of you know this – but i do as a 100% fact. Adebayor is on £95k a week and got a £7m signing on fee and £2m add on per season he stays! Do the maths and figure out if this knob deserves the shirt with his performances this season. You can all have a pop at Dempsey, but I would play him CF every game instead of that TogoTwat!

  10. Durham has one job……..to be controversial so he can generate income for the station. The phone~in is only a small part of that. Its the revenue from advertisers that really matters. So its only if he starts to lose listeners that the station will drop him. Therefore if arsenal and spurs fans want him sacked then let the station know…by phone or email that he is making listeners switch off with his ill informed and stupid comments. He worships Fergie (nothing to do with his son bossing Peterboro of course and getting Man Utd cast offs) and never slags off Liverpool since he insulted Jamie Carragher and got death threats as a result! His hatred of AVB is based on an ignorant misunderstanding of football but also a pathetic jealousy. As he never forgets to mention….Durham went to university and he likes to think of himself as superior which is why he has the sweet but dim Goughy or the crooked thick Quinny as a sidekick. AVB is simply too intelligent for Durhams taste. How dare a manager be able to string two coherent words together…..they should all be like that genius Harry Redknapp eh? so who is getting relegated and who has kept us in the top 4 with a squad a lot weaker than last years.? And for not understanding that, Durham displays his ignorance not his intelligence.

  11. You haven't researched internet marketing and are using out of date information!!!

    Your article is based on out of date theory.

  12. The mans a bully,cuts all fans off who are beating him in an argument and then belittles them when they can’t reply.He offers ridiculous proposals daily and idiots phone in to agree.I must say the people who listen to his show do seem rather dim,I used to be dim.

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