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The Men who sold the Jerseys, Geordie-hostility-feeder

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Congratulations to Mark Daly and the BBC production team behind The Men who sold the Jerseys, who received the award from the Royal Television Society for Best regions current affairs and news event for their documentary into the goings-on in the years before Rangers descended into liquidation.  They won against Grananda’s Hillsborough – The Truth At Last, which centred on a hugely important human and political story, which illustrates the standard of achievement.

Television journalist of the year

Congratulations also to Alex Thomson, of Chanel 4 News, “one of the UK’s leading correspondents. With a portfolio of coverage from Syria to door stepping Kelvin Mackenzie over Hillsborough, to Glasgow Rangers, he displays great range and versatility with a knack for finding strong angles and compelling stories. He brings real authority and storytelling skills to whatever he covers.”

Thomson is a game changer.  Never has a UK journalist had so many people wanting him to stop asking questions, including many in his own industry.  Fortunately he appears to be some kind of Geordie-hostility-feeder.

Good journalism is important. Well done to the winners and those in their support teams.
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  1. channelislandcelt on

    Could someone be so kind as to put the post regarding my mum from near the end of the last article on to this one .

     

    Thank you.

  2. Monaghan1900

     

    12:31 on

     

    21 February, 2013

     

    Sevcomedy’s gushing praise for Mark Daly:

     

     

    “Someone needs to let the Royal television Society know that the documentary which has just been awarded best Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event was in actual fact based on fantasy, a bit of a witch-hunt and indeed has since been discredited!

     

     

    Or does my understanding of the word ‘journalism’ differ from everyone elses…..!

     

     

    “Judges said the programme, presented by reporter Mark Daly, was “a superb piece of investigative reporting”.

     

    The awards ceremony was held in London on Wednesday evening.

     

    The jury praised the programme for “presenting a complex story of financial chicanery, personal ambition and sporting hubris in a compelling and dramatic manner.”

     

     

    Who were the ****ing judges? Liewell, Rhegan, Lennon?? Phil whatevvertherepublican****hecallshimself?? Unbelievable.”

     

     

    Wait ’till he finds out out Alex Thomson got an award too!

  3. channelislandcelt

     

     

    12:29 on 21 February, 2013

     

     

     

     

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Eternal rest grant unto her.

  4. channelislandcelt

     

     

    12:29 on

     

    21 February, 2013

     

    Good Afternoon CQN.

     

     

    I haven’t posted or be on the blog for a couple of weeks.

     

    If you all don’t mind I would like to share some personal news with you all.

     

    I was in Glasgow for the Juventus game ,whilst there I had the pleasure of having a chance meeting with a few of the esteemed CQNrs ,great to put a face to many names.

     

    Unfortunately I received some bad news whilst in Glasgow ,last wednesday my Mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer .

     

    I had to go back to Jersey the day following the match,I had booked a flight to come back up on the Saturday.

     

    Sadly My Mum passed away last friday evening. The last inter action I had with my Mum was when she spotted the green and white scarf that I was trying to conceal in my jacket pocket because we were in a Hospital. When I told her I was going to the match it brought a smile to her face as she knew how much Celtic means to me.

     

    My Mums funeral on is on Saturday. It would be greatly appreciated if wherever you may be ,offer up a wee prayer or raise a glass in my Mums’ memory.

     

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jungle Jim for his kind words and confidentiality.

  5. channelislandcelt

     

     

    12:29 on

     

    21 February, 2013

     

    Good Afternoon CQN.

     

     

    I haven’t posted or be on the blog for a couple of weeks.

     

    If you all don’t mind I would like to share some personal news with you all.

     

    I was in Glasgow for the Juventus game ,whilst there I had the pleasure of having a chance meeting with a few of the esteemed CQNrs ,great to put a face to many names.

     

    Unfortunately I received some bad news whilst in Glasgow ,last wednesday my Mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer .

     

    I had to go back to Jersey the day following the match,I had booked a flight to come back up on the Saturday.

     

    Sadly My Mum passed away last friday evening. The last inter action I had with my Mum was when she spotted the green and white scarf that I was trying to conceal in my jacket pocket because we were in a Hospital. When I told her I was going to the match it brought a smile to her face as she knew how much Celtic means to me.

     

    My Mums funeral on is on Saturday. It would be greatly appreciated if wherever you may be ,offer up a wee prayer or raise a glass in my Mums’ memory.

     

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jungle Jim for his kind words and confidentiality.

  6. Snake Plissken

     

     

    12:13 on 21 February, 2013

     

     

    Let me get this right.

     

     

    You’re an SNP activist posting SNP propaganda on here but you’ve never heard of the SNP being referred to as the Strictly No Papes party?

     

     

    Do you accept that the SNP was founded on a wave of anti Irish Catholic immigrant feeling in Scotland, with a view to furthering that agenda?

     

     

    What I’d like to know, and you sound like you’d be the one to tell me, is when the SNP ever renounced or apologised for the things that its previous leaders said.

     

     

    Regarding separation of church and state, is that not the de facto position in Scotland already?

     

     

    Yet Scotland is a far more bigoted and sectarian country than England.

     

     

    Why is that?

     

     

    Could it be something to do with the nature of Scottish society rather than anything to do with the UK constitution?

     

     

    It also looks like Labour are well on track to winning the next General Election, so it looks like Salmond’s tactic of delaying the referendum til the last possible moment is going to come back to bite him on his morbidly obese arse.

     

     

    And before any other SNP sock puppets come on moaning about me or anyone else posting anti nationalist stuff let me just point out that it was, as ever, a nat who raised the topic.

  7. Starry Plough

     

     

    I think Philvis is a wee but younger – He likes the movie Labyrinth. Ask Paul 67 questions about that movie and there you’ll have it.

  8. Front Page for a change.

     

    Had I not used snooze I might have had a podium.

     

    It’s a great pity that Daly and Thomson will not be universally welcomed for their reporting on Scottish football.

     

    The SFL 3 fans will ascribe their achievements to Peter’s influence over Scottish life.

     

    Paranoia is rampant.

  9. Aye, Paul. Good journalism is very important. Unless you have people who will leave no question unanswered and, when necessary (which is a lot of the time) no answer unquestioned, the big people who know but don’t want the wee people to know will ride roughshod over us.

     

     

    This is happening more and more. There are fewer and fewer people like Alex Thomson and Mark Daly. The BBC is training fewer. The big newspaper groups are too. Most media companies are shedding jobs like there was no tomorrow.

     

     

    Media is an industry that deserves its comeuppance for cashing in on the demand for tittle-tattle to such an extent that some journalists broke the law and editors felt no longer able to run genuinely important material because it was too boring and wouldn’t entice the public to part with the cover price. Many media companies were also far too slow to realise what the internet is and how it works. We have had a race to the bottom. We are almost there.

     

     

    Most of the important components of Scottish media sold its soul to David Murray in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Now there’s very little left. And when a really, really big story finally came along, most of them pretended it wasn’t happening. Most of them still are.

  10. right bhoys and ghirls

     

    got to go to work….needs must

     

     

    got a bit of bear baiting to do

     

    hope the LNS report or the jam tarts going to the wall

     

    happens soon

     

     

    jam67

  11. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    Channelislandcelt

     

     

    Very sorry to hear your news. It’s harder being away from home at these times. Best wishes to you and your family.

  12. Channelislandcelt..we met briefly when you popped in to the pre match gettogether in the merchant city before the Juve game..it was good to meet another great CQNer face to face..I am so sorry to hear of your mums passing..may she rest in peace..you will always hear her voice…take care..HH

  13. channelislandcelt

     

     

    thoughts are with you and your loved ones at this sad time

     

     

    KTF

     

     

    jam67

  14. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    I think that Mark Daly and Alex Thompson raise an interesting paradox.

     

     

    We all realise that the old MSM are dying – and probably deserve to do so – yet internet bampots will never have the resources and wherewithal to doorstep wrongdoers and highlight their activities to a broader audience.

     

     

    It seems like the internet bampots might be the foot soldiers – but we still need a bit of decent heavy artillery as back up. Danger is that ditching the MSM entirely might be a bit like chucking the baby out with the bathwater?

  15. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    channelislandcelt

     

     

    Left a wee message on the previous page for you. Im like you I dont know how to bring it offer. Phils was blocking it anyway!!

  16. Snake Plissken – You are selling your children and your children’s children’s future down the river by voting No in my opinion.

     

     

    Respectfully, my friend in Celtic, I believe the exact opposite is true.

     

     

    Some unfortunate facts:

     

     

    * Nobody is offering independence to Scotland. “Independence in Europe” is what’s on offer, and it’s a shabby con. Ask the Greeks or the Portuguese or the Irish how independent they feel now. It’s fundamentally dishonest and cowardly of the SNP to claim that what they’re offering is “independence”, worse than Findus claiming their lasagne is beef. At least horse meat isn’t bad for you – their so-called “independence” will be.

     

     

    * The “independent” Scotland proposed would be not only be politically dominated by Brussels, it would use a foreign currency and be subject to the decisions of a foreign central bank. How would it borrow money to pay for the deficit spending the SNP (and all other mainstream Scottish parties) are committed to? Nobody knows.

     

     

    * The “independent” Scotland would be subject to an unknown share of the UK’s national debt, including its monstrously huge unfunded pension commitments, and nobody has a clue how “independent” Scotland would pay for it all, especially since it won’t have the power to print money or set its own interest rates. What will happen to currently middle aged people in Scotland when they retire over the next 20 years, if the SNP gets their way? Nobody knows.

     

     

    * We’ve already seen since 1999 what a Scottish Parliament does in practice as soon as it attains a modicum of power. It seeks to micromanage the lives of the people who are forced to fund it and dourly pursues a combination of petty authoritarianism and politically correct bumpickery.

     

     

    Everything the Scottish Parliament has done over the past decade, from criminalising football fans, to jailing parents who spank their kids, to forcing gay marriage on the nation, to driving smokers out of pubs, to trying to snatch alcohol out of adults’ hands, to carpeting the country with useless and environmentally destructive windmills, has served to erode the freedom of people living in Scotland while increasing the cost of living.

     

     

    They’re worse than Westminster. Why on earth should anybody want to grant that smug, self-serving political class any more power? How will that help our children any?

     

     

    It’s no wonder the SNP is trying to drag 16 year olds to the polls. You’d have to be naive and romantic to fall for their schtick.

     

     

    The Union isn’t perfect, but it’s a stable political arrangement in an uncertain world. Together we started the Industrial Revolution, conquered half the planet, invented football, won two world wars, and made Doctor Who. And while I think Ernie tends to overstate his case about the SNP’s historic anti-Catholicism, it is true that the Union has been a moderating, civilising influence on Scotland at times when anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiment was virulent north of the border.

     

     

    When the Scottish electorate sensibly votes against the SNP’s political vanity project, I hope their supporters have the good grace to accept the fact that most people just don’t want to break up the United Kingdom. It doesn’t make them any less Scottish or any less patriotic than the SNP. The SNP’s proposal simply doesn’t make sense for them or their children.

     

     

    Quite simply we are stronger and better together. (thumbsup)

  17. God Bless you and yours at this sad time Channelislandcelt, may your Mother Rest in Peace, my own Mother is back in hospital and being away from home makes it all the harder..

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