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Rory Smith
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Rory Smith Jul 17
I remain blissfully static, thank you very much.
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Replying to @JonnyGabriel
There are many, many names not mentioned
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Replying to @AriesBreed
Just a bit of a joke. “Journalists love talking about journalism” is a bit of a journalistic cliche. What we actually like is gossiping about other journalists.
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Replying to @seanonhere
Nope
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Replying to @NotSoClever45
Journalists aren’t...allowed to change jobs because...Steve Bruce? OK.
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Replying to @JamesPiotr
I suspect there’ll be fewer jobs at the papers at the end of it than there were at the start. But yes, it’s a chance for renewal for them, too, to assess what works and what doesn’t, and to look at new ways of doing things. But traditions change very slowly...
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Replying to @SebSB
Alas no. My instinct is the papers will see it as a chance to cut costs. There’ll be a bit of a Merry-go-round, but at the end there’ll be fewer seats than there were before, if you’ll allow me the mixed party game metaphor.
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Rory Smith Jul 17
I cannot begin to tell you how much longer this story could have been.
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Rory Smith Jul 17
Given that journalists like nothing more than talking about b) journalism and a) other journalists, it’s actually quite impressive that this is the first proper account of the Athletic’s hiring spree that I’ve seen.
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Set Piece Menu Jul 17
The final part of our Legitimate Football Voice series. Contains actual conclusions, and even predictions for potential developments. Although the idealistic expectation of a future of tolerance & compromise is quickly dismissed
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Rory Smith Jul 10
That can’t be real?!
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Rory Smith Jul 8
Replying to @Malachians
This is an interesting marketing ploy but I for one applaud it
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Andrew Das Jul 8
The and made an unprecedented commitment to the Women's World Cup this summer, and for that I want to thank my bosses (who paid for it), our reporters and editors (who produced it) and you readers (who consumed it voraciously). (thread)
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Rory Smith Jul 8
The best of their era - by quite a distance, as it turned out - and now, possibly, the best of all time. A piece about the USWNT and the remarkable culture that has founded a dynasty. The torch that keeps on burning...
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Rory Smith Jul 7
Replying to @ellabrockway
Buenos Aires, by a mile. Just a brilliant story to cover journalistically.
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Rory Smith Jul 7
This team talk a lot about the 99ers, about the inspiration they get from them, about the traditions they inherited from them. I think now they’ve probably surpassed them. A piece on a torch that keeps burning.
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Rory Smith Jul 7
Replying to @MartinBooth_
Yes, thank God the new season doesn’t start until two weeks ago.
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Rory Smith Jul 7
Replying to @Mr_T_73 @MiguelDelaney
Unlike your , I’m not much of a counter. 40? 50? My favourite is definitely the game that didn’t happen. I’ll remember that. Of games that kicked off: Liverpool-Barca and Ajax-Spurs. I enjoyed Monaco-Marseille, too, oddly.
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Rory Smith Jul 7
Replying to @AndrewMLisi
I have a thing to write next week, and then that’s me until August. Newsletters will keep coming though.
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Rory Smith Jul 7
For me, at last, the football season is over. Think the first story I did was on Maurizio Sarri’s time coaching in Tuscany’s regional leagues. The best was The Game That Never Was. And it ends in Lyon, with a second WC final in a year. Overall, I have had a nice time.
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