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  • #2555
    Seagull
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    The new racing/sports newspaper The Sportsman is published wed 22 March. <br>Im going to give them a chance and will be buying it.<br>Anyone else thinking of buying it or staying with the Racing Post?<br>I would not want to be buying 2 racing papers a day though.

    #70383
    roryrory
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    Isn’t the Post going to be producing a slimmed down version during the week for a reduced fee of 50p? That might appeal to those who just want the cards and form without the tedious editorial.

    I’ll be buying the Sportsman (unless we get it at work which is possible); competition has got to be a good thing, so I’ll do my bit for progress.

    #70384
    DroneDrone
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    Rarely buy any racing papers but I’ll give The Sportsman a gander tomorrow. It’ll be added to my collection of first editions.

    Keen to see who they’ve recruited and just how much coverage Racing will be getting.

    #70385
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    A visit to thesportsman.com is very revealing. It’s a sports paper not a racing papaer.

    #70386
    davidjohnson
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    didn’t you get that from the title fsl?

    #70388
    jackane24
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    Yeah, it has all sports. I’ll buy it tomorrow to see if it’s good, and take it from there. But i certainly won’t abandon the RP.

    #70389
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Sorry that was a very unclear post by me DJ. What i meant was i expected to see a racing cover but instead its got a football manager. It seems like racing is an unfortunate but necessary addition they have made to the paper to steal custom of the racing post. If Timmy Murphy is their best inside writer for racing I’m getting worried.

    #70391
    roryrory
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    The editorial will change to suit the story of the day ~ not exactly great racing at the moment, is it? There are plenty of decent racing journalists on the payroll so expect the sport of kings to be well represented.

    #70393
    ScotiaScotia
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    Quote: from rory on 8:34 am on Mar. 21, 2006[br]Isn’t the Post going to be producing a slimmed down version during the week for a reduced fee of 50p? That might appeal to those who just want the cards and form without the tedious editorial.<br>

    Thas a good idea rory

    I will buy the Sportsman to have a look but probably have more of the sports I don’t get involved in. Good to see another publication coming out on the betting front. <br>Any idea what the price is??

    (Edited by Scotia at 5:43 pm on Mar. 21, 2006)<br>

    (Edited by Scotia at 10:53 pm on Mar. 21, 2006)

    #70395
    IRSHEYEZ
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    It has been just annouced that Kieron Fallon will be writing for the Sportsman

    #70396
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Sportsman £1 weekdays £1.20 weekends

    #70397
    zilzal
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    I remain  unconvinced that there is a any kind of market for a sports betting daily and even more unconvinced that there is an appetite for one called the Sportsman –  Punter Daily perhaps :biggrin: As mad as March Hares, methinks !

    What do the TV Adverts look like on the website ? Can’t download them. Are they like something out of The Sweeney ?<br>http://www.thesportsman.co.uk/

    http://www.thesportsman.co.uk/

    #70398
    guskennedy
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    I’ll certainly buy it for the first few weeks but only for its racing content. I wouldn’t expect to buy both papers on a daily basis in the long run. The Post is clearly in pole position as far as I’m concerned but I’ve an open mind and Lydia Hislop’s comments about the results section were interesting.

    #70399
    roryrory
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    Got edition one, and while I’m not impressed by the layout or print quality, the results section in particular looks very interesting at first glance.

    #70400
    Salselon
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    It’s better than I thought, but feel large parts of the paper seem to be looking to attract tabloid reading folk.

    Alan Brazil? Don’t get me started…

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