Thursday, November 18, 2010

How do you get your football news?

Right now for example, I'm so dysfunctional that I basically look at the Guardian mainpage before skimming through some of my usual blog picks on a tab on my browser. I gave up using Google Reader ages ago.

And while I hate to do a drive-by post (the exact thing I said I wouldn't do), I'm legitimately curious: how/where/which sites do you read for your football information? Do you have a list of must-reads in the morning? Are they part of a giant, Hegelian-esque castle in the sky RSS feed? Or do you have them all bookmarked? Or do you go to one main newspaper site and read there and then sort of google your way to whatever you're looking for? Or are you some sort of freak and just watch GolTV news all day?

Doesn't matter if you're a fan, blogger, American, English, whatever. Let me know.

15 comments:

Brian Phillips said...

I look at completely unmanageable Google Reader bomb through a tiny gap in the fingers I'm shielding my eyes with. I'm in the market for a better solution.

Lanterne Rouge said...

I look at the BBC, despite its blandness, because at the time I first started referring to the web for football news, it was pretty much the only site that could be relied upon to not have pop up windows. I am not keen on the staccato paragraph style that seems beloved of mainstream journalists though - and your post has made me think I should stop relying on the Beeb.

Increasingly though, The Guardian is a better bet as it provides a good balance between news and opinion. I am currently living in the United States but when back in the UK, it will be the print version of that newspaper that will inform me on the way into work - although I must say I don't find boring interviews with the likes of William Gallas of a Saturday to be that stimulating.

The print versions of both The Guardian and The Observer have a heavy North London (specifically Arsenal) bias and although that's where I live, it can really become grating.

As for blogs, I wouldn't really refer to them for news, although Zonal marking is admirable in its up to the minute analysis. However, every day, I refer to blogs like your own for comment in preference to traditional media.

pawlu said...

Almost completely through Twitter. All my favourite writers and other news sources are grouped together in a list I've built and basically only follow what they're saying. I still use Google Reader but only go through the feed once a day at most.

Stephen Connolly said...

Mostly through Twitter feeds from British broadsheet dailies: Guardian, Telegraph, Scotsman. And there are a few bloggers I also pick up from Twitter. I know where to go for Villa anguish.

The Gaffer said...

100% through Google Reader which I read either on my iPhone or browser.

Cheers,
The Gaffer

geoffersen said...

I use a carefully constructed set of RSS feeds and a less carefully constructed set of Twitter streams...finger on the pulse.

Peter C said...

Google Reader, Twitter and a small list of bookmarks.
Am fan of MLS, with interest in leagues around the world.
Living in US in a city with no pro futbol(at any level).

Chrissyboy said...

I'm currently at work with a browser with my tabs open for BBC sport, TEAMtalk, Twohundredpercent, Pitch Invasion, When Saturday Comes, SkySports. Hands down though, the broadsheets such as The Times and/or Telegraph are my read of choice. If you want brains out drive thru-journalism look no further than the SUN!!!

Michael said...

The Guardian first then pretty much everything else (unless it's very Newcastle United specific) is via Twitter.

Dave's Football Blog said...

About 16 RSS feeds in Google Reader plus a lot of Twitter usually do the trick for me. I will occasionally dig around Google News search as well if there's a particular topic that interests me. Podcasts like Football Weekly help as well.

Dr3 said...

Google Reader with Goal.com FootballItalia, Soccerway, Soccernet,then all the other pro-england sources (guardian etc.)

Sadly Goal.com (international) is one of the most frequently updated 'news' sources.

did I miss the 'bad google reader!' memo?

Lanterne Rouge said...

Increasingly twitter too - but hard to reconcile this with full time employment.

Soccer power said...

I use the browser RockMelt which organizes my favorite feeds, allowing me to check eight or nine of my favorite sites/blogs quickly. It's a beta browser which I've grown to love, you can check it out at www.rockmelt.com

Charley said...

I use google reader and twitter. Once I got the people that I wanted to follow on twitter (bloggers and journalists) it has become my main way to find out breaking news and the reader gives me the insight of it all. I want a better way as well, but I haven't thought of one yet.

ian said...

99% Twitter nowadays, although I have to say that I am usually too busy researching (contrary to popular opinion, I do actually do that) to spend much time reading solely for pleasure. My RSS reader became too unwieldly, but I have a trimmed down version on my phone, which helps.