Football media is a curious beast. The good old days of the sheep skin-coated hack, who could transport you to the cold and foggy night under the floodlights with a flick of his/her pen, are fading.
The grand anticipation for words has never waned, but the nature of its presentation has undergone a revolution.
In recent memory, match-day was not complete until you had queued with half a dozen like-minded souls for the first reports in the pinky-white pages of Saturday evening’s Football Echo. Nowadays football is everywhere, published 24/7 but the saturation levels are putrid.
There are still some awesome writers, presenters and authors out there. But, there’s also a plethora of crap - click-bait, egos and agendas abound. There is no such thing as unbiased content. Every outlet which broadcasts about your football club, has some agenda or sabre-rattling skeleton in its closet. Some are more blatant than others; some quietly chip away insidiously, while others wave their colours and disdain right in your face.
Let us introduce you to the bodies who bring you Sunderland news, and explain what they’re all about.
In Part One, we consider the local news outlets – TV, radio and the old fashioned print media known as ‘newspapers’. Tomorrow it’s the national big-boys.
The BBC @ Newcastle
The Sunderland Echo
The Evening Chronicle
- An article dedicated to the fabulous fortunes of former SAFC transfer targets and how they have flourished since NOT joining Sunderland
- And of course, who could forget the day the Chronicle replayed one of Newcastle’s derby defeats on Football Manager only to win the game.
- Make Your Case: If SAFC Got To The EFL Trophy Final, Would You Go?
- Moyes Deserves Credit For WBA Changes, But Sunderland Crave An Identity
- Roundup: Michael Gray Disses Again; Love The Latest Answer & Yedlin's Platitudes
- Hartlepool 0-1 SAFC: Report & Ratings From Our Man At The Match
- 'The Soccer Mentor' - Meeting Ex-SAFC Winger Matt Piper