yep, just read the online version (i stopped buying the paper version when they stopped reporting fully on the Northern League - another debate, another time maybe). And I stopped reading the online version when anything Northern League became second hand info and innacurate when a simple call to any of the Teesside Northern League Club's press officers would have told the facts.
Credit where credit is due though ... Good write up by Mr Watson .. oops sorry I mean Mr Vickers
For those that havn't read ... http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/north-east ... -27721552/
That is what gets me the most - 2nd hand info
Just seems the info reported is done so by trailing everyone's websites as well as the NL Boards when a simple call to a club press officer wouldn't take anytime at all
Did find some old sports gazette's last summer from 1999/2000 and the way Mr Vickers reported the Northern League then was superb. Thoughtful, insightful and time taken to produce something he was proud of. Ok his outlook has changed to get on board with the Boro and although the Gazette still document the Northern League it has taken a back burner to give the Boro more space.
It's there post einhoven paper so I don't care but I do agree with Paolo that Chopper came across superbly on Friday - Elementary my dear Watson and sadly Mr Vickers isn't Sherlock Holmes