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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 25 Sep 22 10.17am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Mark Lawrenson complaining about being sacked by the BBC because he is male pale and stale.

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He is another in a long line of older presenters across various stations who have been let go recently by the BBC.

In fairness to the BBC letting people go is nothing new and happens all the time in commercial entertainment, however for some reason whenever the BBC does it there seems to be major trauma.

Mostly these people are let go because they have lost relevance to their audience. How many BBC viewers remember Mark as a player which is how he got the job in the first place and no doubt he replaced a former player back then and didn't complain about that.

It's the same with DJ's, commercial radio move them on all the time the BBC does it and their are campaigns.

The issue for me is not the letting go but the hiring of the replacement. This is where the BBC should be challenged, now if the replacement rejuvenates the show and the figures go up it shouldn't matter if that person is female / ethic / woke etc.

Sorry Mark you were a very ordinary presenter and had a good run try and bow up with a bit of grace.


Edited by Badger11 (25 Sep 2022 10.18am)

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 25 Sep 22 11.08am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Mark Lawrenson complaining about being sacked by the BBC because he is male pale and stale.

[Link]

He is another in a long line of older presenters across various stations who have been let go recently by the BBC.

In fairness to the BBC letting people go is nothing new and happens all the time in commercial entertainment, however for some reason whenever the BBC does it there seems to be major trauma.

Mostly these people are let go because they have lost relevance to their audience. How many BBC viewers remember Mark as a player which is how he got the job in the first place and no doubt he replaced a former player back then and didn't complain about that.

It's the same with DJ's, commercial radio move them on all the time the BBC does it and their are campaigns.

The issue for me is not the letting go but the hiring of the replacement. This is where the BBC should be challenged, now if the replacement rejuvenates the show and the figures go up it shouldn't matter if that person is female / ethic / woke etc.

Sorry Mark you were a very ordinary presenter and had a good run try and bow up with a bit of grace.


Edited by Badger11 (25 Sep 2022 10.18am)

Fair play to Lawrenson for at least voicing his criticism, not many would these days but I suspect were he younger, and still seeking employment in the business, he would have to keep quiet.

Quite frankly, I would claim to be fond of ML only due to his familiarity, which is a result of his longevity, beyond that I do not hail him as a 'Titan' of footballing thought nor particularly enjoy his punditry. His seeming anti-Palace stance and love in for the 'bigger' clubs wore thin with me.

As for the 'wokery' complaint, I do enjoy it when someone speaks out on it. ML has actually gone further to touch upon just how it has managed to take ahold and disease corporate thinking, more than many or anybody else really has.

Agree with you Badger apropos the hiring of a replacement. Unfortunately, this will be based on a desire to align and competitively pay subservience to an ideological zeitgeist as opposed to parameters such as quality of the show or common sense. Any footballer struggling for work, particularly one who is 'BAME', should declare themselves 'non-binary', 'questioning or queer' and suddenly discover a multitude of mental health problems and allergies for themselves. They'll be a shoo-in for a contract so long as, you know, they toe the line.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 25 Sep 22 7.11pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Any footballer struggling for work, particularly one who is 'BAME', should declare themselves 'non-binary', 'questioning or queer' and suddenly discover a multitude of mental health problems and allergies for themselves. They'll be a shoo-in for a contract so long as, you know, they toe the line.

Alex Scott is

- female
- mixed race
- LGBT

3/3

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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The BBC have announced the appearance of a statue in 'honour' of a John Chilembwe. For some strange reason, the BBC have omitted some pertinent facts in their fulsome praise of someone who many consider to be a murdering racist.

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Here are some of the missing details of his activities:

Chilembwe was a Baptist preacher in Nyasaland (now Malawi). In 1915 he was a leader of an insurrection against colonial rule. He sent his followers with orders to “kill all European men” and bring back the head of William Livingstone, a local plantation boss. Livingstone was decapitated with an axe – in front of his wife and two small children. Chilembwe proceeded to conduct a sermon in church next to the severed head of Livingstone, impaled on a pole.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 28 Sep 22 7.24am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Watched Gary Neville interview yesterday. I assumed he would talk solely about the England game. Oh no, it became a party political broadcast for the Labour Party. Not once did the presenters question his statements. He criticised bankers bonuses but didn’t mention the obscene wages his beloved Utd pay in wages. At some point he said “ someone called Liz Truss”. He then went on to mention his many businesses including hotels and development projects which are raking him in millions. Yep a real man of the people
Awful of the BBC again

 

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Originally posted by georgenorman

The BBC have announced the appearance of a statue in 'honour' of a John Chilembwe. For some strange reason, the BBC have omitted some pertinent facts in their fulsome praise of someone who many consider to be a murdering racist.

[Link]

Here are some of the missing details of his activities:

Chilembwe was a Baptist preacher in Nyasaland (now Malawi). In 1915 he was a leader of an insurrection against colonial rule. He sent his followers with orders to “kill all European men” and bring back the head of William Livingstone, a local plantation boss. Livingstone was decapitated with an axe – in front of his wife and two small children. Chilembwe proceeded to conduct a sermon in church next to the severed head of Livingstone, impaled on a pole.

And to think it has been suggested a statue of the Queen goes on that plinth

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 28 Sep 22 8.13am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Watched Gary Neville interview yesterday. I assumed he would talk solely about the England game. Oh no, it became a party political broadcast for the Labour Party. Not once did the presenters question his statements. He criticised bankers bonuses but didn’t mention the obscene wages his beloved Utd pay in wages. At some point he said “ someone called Liz Truss”. He then went on to mention his many businesses including hotels and development projects which are raking him in millions. Yep a real man of the people
Awful of the BBC again

I hope I am not getting confused with the Gary Neville who is currently in a protracted legal battle with HMRC as they think he's been underpaying his taxes? The same Gary Neville who publicly criticised the Tories for not cutting taxes a while ago?

Surely not!

 


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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 28 Sep 22 9.19am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I hope I am not getting confused with the Gary Neville who is currently in a protracted legal battle with HMRC as they think he's been underpaying his taxes? The same Gary Neville who publicly criticised the Tories for not cutting taxes a while ago?

Surely not!

Gary Neville's support for LP in it's current mode is the equivalent of Mick Hucknall fawning over Tony Blair's election victory.

All we need is Rachel Reeves to do a 'Mandelson' and 'be comfortable with the filthy rich'.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Sep 22 8.19am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

The BBC have announced the appearance of a statue in 'honour' of a John Chilembwe. For some strange reason, the BBC have omitted some pertinent facts in their fulsome praise of someone who many consider to be a murdering racist.

[Link]

Here are some of the missing details of his activities:

Chilembwe was a Baptist preacher in Nyasaland (now Malawi). In 1915 he was a leader of an insurrection against colonial rule. He sent his followers with orders to “kill all European men” and bring back the head of William Livingstone, a local plantation boss. Livingstone was decapitated with an axe – in front of his wife and two small children. Chilembwe proceeded to conduct a sermon in church next to the severed head of Livingstone, impaled on a pole.

So Sad Khan would rather a statue for a murderer than one for the Queen.

 


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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 29 Sep 22 9.56am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

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As just posted in another thread

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Sep 22 10.36am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

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As just posted in another thread

Perhaps somebody might pull this statue down and cut its head off.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 29 Sep 22 11.51am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Perhaps somebody might pull this statue down and cut its head off.

More like Sky Sport's News will put a football shirt on it and use it as a pundit.

 


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