ELECTRONIC MEDIA CANNOT COMPETE WITH THE THRILL OF A BACK PAGE EXCLUSIVESunday Mirror sports editor DAVID WALKER on how the internet is affecting newspapers
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IN THE very old days spectators were told the half-time scores from other games when someone placed numbers along the touchline of one side of a ground. By “A” – say, Arsenal v Chelsea – the numbers “1” and “1” or whatever were placed, the key to the letters in the programme.
Exclusive – What An Exclusive Really IsA WELL-RESPECTED football writer told me when I was making my way in what we still call Fleet Street that there are usually about five meaningful -exclusives per season.
‘Get one and you’ve done well.’ he said. ‘Two and you’ve done really well. Three, prepare for an award.’