Date: 19th November 2019 at 10:51am
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Today, Joel Sked, the worst journalist in Scottish football has a headline in one of his pieces that suggests that Odsonne Edouard is being “targeted intensely” by Crystal Palace.

I cannot find the piece he is quoting from anywhere.

That’s probably for the best because that sentence is a grammatical car-crash and that he would quote it shows how semi-literate he is.

What does it even mean? Is there a difference between merely “targeting” a player and targeting him “intensely?”

Do you submit scouting reports with a little more feeling?

“I know I said this guy is really good but, folks, he’s REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD!”

I will be more impressed if clubs are “bidding intensely”.

Targeting?

They’ve sent scouts and they like what they see.

This is a big leap from actually doing business.

Some hacks think the mere insertion of a word changes the credibility of a piece.

I have news for them.

Adding the word “intensely” into a headline does not make it more likely that Celtic will play ball even if they receive an actual bid and not just a swirl of media speculation.

It reminds me of that scene in A Few Good Men, where Sam Weinberg slams his co-counsel Jo Galloway for her sophomoric effort at getting the judge to overturn a ruling.

“I strenuously object?” Is that how it’s done? Hm? “Objection, your Honor!” “Overruled” “No, no. I STRENUOUSLY object.” “Oh! You strenuously object … then I’ll take some time and reconsider.”

Well, I’ve tried objecting to these moronic Edouard articles; maybe if I strenuously object I’ll get somewhere eah?

Maybe if I “object intensely” the press will stop writing this pish.

Maybe.

But you know what? I’m not counting on it, just as these desperate hacks shouldn’t count on Celtic to sell.

This story is about as dead as Julius Caesar.

I know, slow news day … but for God’s sake, get some new material Sked.

Last chance to do our quiz folks before I post a new one later …

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