Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Are Stoke City really Aston Villa in disguise?

Saturday 19 September 2015, page 66

The Leicester Mercury's cut & paste department excelled in this issue by managing to list Aston Villa's recent results under Stoke City and Stoke City's under Leicester City.

The Stoke / Villa results were not even their last six as Villa had lost 3-2 at Leicester the previous week.

Brilliant work!

Thanks to our regular sports section contributor Bobby George for sending in this latest gaff.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Meet the new paper - same as the old paper.

Monday, 12 January 2015 page 58

It is pleasing to note that the new look, more expensive Leicester Mercury still retains some of it's old features. In Rob Tanner's CITY VERDICT on Monday we were treated to a large photograph of Paul Konchesky firing home City's winner against Aston Villa. This was accompanied with the description "It's the winner Paul Konchesky scores his first goal since 2009 to give City a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa"

Given Mr Tanner's role, it is surprising that he is unaware of Paul's scoring record. Remember Blackpool last season anyone? Indeed, he tends to score at least one goal per season.

Could it be that the Mercury are simply parroting the comment made by Danny Murphy on Match of the Day?

Does anyone research or proof read articles anymore?

City players in both goals !

No wonder City won at Tottenham on Saturday as according to the experts at the Mercury they intended to field both goalkeepers!

Luckily for City, Pochettino noticed and replaced Ben Hamer with his own 'keeper, the hapless Vorm.