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    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Scunny top of the league after 3 games, the Telegraph still catching up. The last SUFC article on their “Visit our Scunthorpe United page for the latest on the Iron” is dated 26th May. The 3 latest articles are all about Grimsby Town (latest 26th June). In the last 5 weeks there have been 19 articles on GTFC on their Telegraph page including news and match reports. Now I know they’re EFL and we’re NLN but just a hint of bias do you think? If they advertise “the latest on The Iron” then they have to do better than this or just delete the page.

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    russellfoxBrassy sharman
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    Yes they are a disgrace just like radio hullberside, lazy journalism and codhead orientated,don’t deserve being supported!!

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    #269631
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    It all began when the Scunny Tel offices closed and it’s now run from Grimsby. Try to find junior football tables and results in the Scunny Tel nowadays, they don’t give a stuff about our sport round this area , just the cod head way, always been very arrogant IMO.

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    SupermickSupermick
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    That is because nobody gives a crap about non non league football x

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Not in certain quarters but non league football generally has had a huge increase on popularity in recent times. Just prefer the Iron not to be in it!

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    ironfromafarironfromafar
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    I have always thought the Evening Telegraph has been crap having chosen to ignore SUFC ..hey ho life goes on.
    Re non league footy … IMO the interest and standard has improved massively across the whole footballing spectrum from EPL down to NPL .. the National league is catching up to L2 and really should be renamed L3 with the NLN/NLS combined to form the highest non league level as is National league now.. also changes to the daft promotion system would surely create more of a buzz.

    Be interesting to see if Scunny do remain high in the NLN if the SGET will start to show more interest until then i suggest all its good for is swotting flies wrapping fish n chips and wiping yer arse on.

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    PaulSanfran49
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    The story writers have no idea about the town. In many items they do not even get the correct locations !

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    It all began when the Scunny Tel offices closed and it’s now run from Grimsby. Try to find junior football tables and results in the Scunny Tel nowadays, they don’t give a stuff about our sport round this area , just the cod head way, always been very arrogant IMO.

    Come on … do a bit of homework. The telegraph has had no representation (or premises) in Grimsby for years. It is all run (and printed) in the Leicester area I believe.
    When I rang a number up (to give them a story about an event) it was a reporter based in Scunthorpe that answered!

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    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Could he/she go down to GP then and provide some articles and match reports?
    Maybe the sort of thing that you used to do Bob?

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    DragonironDragoniron
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    The local news went downhill after the journo who broke the “Winterton Stench” article was poached by a bigger outlet to talk about frying eggs on a pavement.

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    Could he/she go down to GP then and provide some articles and match reports?
    Maybe the sort of thing that you used to do Bob?

    Ha Ha ….nice one.

    I know the Scunny edition has been a weekly issue for a few years now, but I am very surprised the the Grimsby one is still a daily.
    Over the last couple of years or so, it has risen in price from 55p to 75p, 95p, £1.15, £1.35 and to its current £1.55. Nothing in it that you cant find on the ‘net’. All their footy news appears to be taken from forums etc.
    Somebody needs to make a decision and put it out of its misery.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    How many do they sell daily at £1:55 a pop? Must still be profitable or they’d stop printing surely?

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    It all began when the Scunny Tel offices closed and it’s now run from Grimsby. Try to find junior football tables and results in the Scunny Tel nowadays, they don’t give a stuff about our sport round this area , just the cod head way, always been very arrogant IMO.

    Come on … do a bit of homework. The telegraph has had no representation (or premises) in Grimsby for years. It is all run (and printed) in the Leicester area I believe.
    When I rang a number up (to give them a story about an event) it was a reporter based in Scunthorpe that answered!

    It’s on the back of the paper where it’s printed.

    Less than 5,000 copies sold per edition of the Grimsby/Scunthorpe/Hull papers. Do NLC provide it free for their employees, some councils do their local, one of the few that take it anymore.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    We faithfully bought the Scunny Tel until about six months ago, which is probably five years longer then we should have but finally admitted defeat and binned it. Just a lack of local news apart from the odd article, stories penned about topics unrelated to our town and area and just a mass of adverts which included plenty of plugs for some local businesses so fair play on that point. No junior football results or league tables for years and in the end the price and lack of local content just made it pointless and not viable anymore. Disappointing because I loved buying my local paper and supporting it’s journalists for many years but alas it’s just the online version now to keep up basically with who’s died and who’s still hanging on, like the Scunny Tel a lot of us ain’t got long left. 😂

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