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The athletic

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Danishfurniturelover, 7 Jan 2022.

  1. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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  2. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    There must be Autonomy levels of inflated subscriber revenue to support that price.
     
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  3. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    It's a fantastic resource. I don't get to read it as often as I'd like so I often verge on cancelling the subscription because they reeled me in with the £1 for 6 months offer. However, every time I get to read something, it changes my mind because the quality and insight is second to none.

    Think it's important to support proper journalism too rather than all the clickbait tabloid nonsense that's out there.
     
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  4. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    that's twice as much as the Washington Post sold for

    I wonder how many Athletic subscribers are actually full price and not on reduced/free introductory deals
     
  5. jts1882

    jts1882 Vedran Corluka

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    The Washington Post was probably losing money.

    However these things often make no sense. The market capitalisation of Tesla is larger than the rest of the top ten car companies put together. That includes Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, General Motors, Daimler, BMW and Ferrari.
     
  6. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Michael Carrick

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    Tesla is over priced but remember it's not just a car company. They also have 10s of thousands of charging points. How much are petrol stations worth?
     
  7. johnola

    johnola Teemu Tainio

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    More akin to a postbox or a lamp post than a petrol station.
     
  8. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Michael Carrick

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    Tesla will make money everytime you want to charge your car. Each charging point is basically a petrol station.
     
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  9. johnola

    johnola Teemu Tainio

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    It’s hardly going to be big business that. Most people will charge at home at night on their own tariff.
     
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  10. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Michael Carrick

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    If you want to fast charge you'll still have to buy the equipment from tesla. In america at least. The eu has enforced a universal charger. If you want to drive far you'll also need to charge.

    Energy storage is also making them money. Not just for the home but for cities. Then you have automation.

    Don't get me wrong. As i said their share price is way over priced. But they are more than simply a car company. They design their own chips so were less effected by the chip shortage than other car companies.

    Anyway, well off topic.
     
  11. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    There's the crux of the biscuit (hi Stinkfoot).

    I signed on for a discount fee my first year of subscribing. Mostly so I could monitor their use of images I take in my sports agency work. Decent numbers, bland layouts.

    Then paid full whack the second year. Then got piszsed off when that slimey Arsenal cnut Eccleshair got the Spurs beat. So, I did not renew this year and am getting pelted with offers to sign for about 1/3 of a normal subscription fee. Still not biting, living nicely without it.

    I've found better NFL coverage just by reading Peter King's tremendous Monday column, Football Morning in America. One of the best sports writers anywhere. That's all I really need to cover my NFL interest which begins - avidly - with the Green Bay Packers and extends mildly to the nearby Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns.

    I've found abundant and equally good PL coverage in free media or what rolls out for free on Youtube channels a couple of days after being shown on subscription feeds.

    I've found abundant and equally good motorsport (NASCAR and F1) coverage via Reddit.

    I get my fix of sports venue information for free at Skyscraper City . com.

    I want to support good journalism. I make my living in that field and do a good job of contributing my share of quality coverage. But when the Arfletic can't find a way to cover Spurs without using the same childish, rib-poking tactic as the Daily Mail - hire an Arsenal fan - then they've lost me.
     
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  12. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Christian Ziege

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    So they have changed the paywall for the Athletic website and now use the same system the nyt does.
    Why should you care about this?
    You can now read any Athletic article for free using the reader mode browser trick.

    Use firefox on either mobile or desktop
    Click the 'reader mode' in the address bar
    You will now get the entire article minus the pop up that is asking you to subscribe.
    Occasionally only the start of the article will have loading and you need to refresh while in 'reader mode'

    It's the same with the nytimes and the telegraph.
     
  13. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    Fuhh-kin' A, hombre.
     
  14. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Vedran Corluka

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    Thanks for this tip.

    Much appreciated.
     
  15. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Pedro Mendes

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    I am torn with the Athletic, when it first came on the scene it was decent, different and edgy, not the edgys taken over and it contains some horrendous takes with some horrendous writers

    They seem to have the hipster writes like Adam Crafton who comes out with garbage, its turned into the Dulwich Hamlet of football press
     
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    Lilbaz Michael Carrick

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    You can just stop the page loading as soon as the text comes up. Then just read it.
     
  17. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    Just the principle of hiring a gooner twwat like Eccleshare to cover Spurs killed it for me.
     
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    superspurs Jonathan Woodgate

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    Had no idea he was a Gooner, certainly doesn't cover us like he is on the TFS podcast anyway. Unlike Jack Pitt-Brooke who gives off a general "I don't really care for nor like Spurs" attitude in most things he writes / says about us imo.
     
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    Grays_1890 Pedro Mendes

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    Yup and another one of the poor contributors for it..
     
  20. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    A former Arsenal fanzine editor who routinely produced malicious mischief about Spurs. His reward for that was a similar role at The Telegraph. All sorts of chiseling, sniveling twaddle about Spurs. Must have stood his round and then some at the journo's pub nights. When this issue was expressed to the Athletic upon his hiring, we were assured that the editor reviewing his copy, Alex Kay-Jelski, would be overlooking every article and that we would have nowt to fret about.

    I didn't give the first flying fcuk what assurances they offered. Nowhere in this world would the opposite situation - an ardent, gloating Spurs brute on the Arsenal beat - be permitted to exist. The Arsenal section consists of toe sucking sycophants.
     

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