Tag Archives: Scoreboard Journalism

Challenging the narrative: Brendan Rodgers in court

Liverpool’s third successive Premier League away match without a win is their worst run since……well, since last season when manager Brendan Rodgers was perceived as a miracle worker in almost taking the club to the first league title since 1990. … Continue reading

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Rank journalism: why does the league table lie?

Back to our friend Mr Co Adriaanse who, around nine months ago, coined the term ‘rank journalism’. I agree entirely with Adriaanse that this phenomenon exists but not in the way that he described. This is what he said, as … Continue reading

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Why Scoreboard Journalism? The Background

I love the term ‘scoreboard journalism’ which was originated by then-AZ head coach Co Adriaanse in 2003. The imposition of a narrative after the fact is something which I have always been fascinated by and Adriaanse’s term describes this perfectly. … Continue reading

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