BBC Report: Scott Mullen

DavidSmith

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That was like reading a match report from a few decades ago, very refreshing!

Many of us will still remember the Bob Crampsey’s and Hugh Taylor’s etc etc from the 1960s, I wonder how many people in another 50 years will remember any of today’s Scottish sports ‘journalists’ for their (lack of) talent!
 

Coisty09

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You can tell that Tom Irish is not back. He will be apoplectic when he reads that. I read it last night and thought I was seeing things,.
It is so un BBC like that I could not get my head round it.
shame for the lad as there is no way Pacific Quay will continue to let him write like that about us!
 
That was like reading a match report from a few decades ago, very refreshing!

Many of us will still remember the Bob Crampsey’s and Hugh Taylor’s etc etc from the 1960s, I wonder how many people in another 50 years will remember any of today’s Scottish sports ‘journalists’ for their (lack of) talent!
It’s like the reports from the old Saturday evening Sports Times. Very good stuff and well written. Compare with the Leckie bullsh*t in the other thread
 

Blueranger45

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You can tell that Tom Irish is not back. He will be apoplectic when he reads that. I read it last night and thought I was seeing things,.
It is so un BBC like that I could not get my head round it.
shame for the lad as there is no way Pacific Quay will continue to let him write like that about us!
he was actually giving us praise on Twitter last night, so I guess he was hacked :cool:

noticed we got mentioned on News 24 last night with that wee blonde from Northern Ireland smiling away, however later on, there was a Europa League report thing which mentioned everybody but us (even European teams), there was a graphic of "selected results" but our group was omitted. You couldn't even find out our result on the screen, never mind somebody mentioning it

strange because I've watched that before and they will always mention the scores from all teams
 

Jonathan E

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I know there’s nothing in a name nowadays but don’t know too many Mullen’s that didn’t go to schools being with Saint......
'Mullen' rings alarm bells with me but it's not always conclusive.

Nor is 'Milne' but I find that 'Milne' pronouced 'Mulne or Mullen' is a giveaway.

(As is 'Shoes' for 'Hughes.')
 

Bumplittledipper

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Saw the surname and feared the worst.

Excellent piece of journalism that as others have said, was how it used to be. A blow by blow account of the game without any smartarsed comments or hidden agendas.

It wont catch on but good luck son.
 

bilkobear

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Who is this guy Scott Mullen (BBC Scotland)?

I thought the written report on a football match was a dying (if not already dead) art but there is a wee bit of hope yet. This was a wee bit of a throw back to the days when I got my game reports from the sports sections:


".....Not for the first time, Rangers faced a daunting task under a dark sky in Govan, only to send a household name away beleaguered and bemused into the chilled night. Spartak Moscow. Villarreal. Legia Warsaw. Feyenoord. And now Porto. All have come to Glasgow, all sent away again without even scoring a goal.

Plenty has been made of the European ties across the city at Celtic Park. And rightly so. Yet there is something fascinating about watching Rangers on these evenings. For a group largely untested at this level prior to last year, there is a swagger and courage to their play.

Against Sergio Conceicao's men, they survived an early scare to at least make the first half competitive, before fearlessly dictating the play once they had their noses in front.

Gerrard stuck with the same team which caused Porto so many problems in Portugal, although they were forced to ride their luck in the opening stages, Glen Kamara showing his acrobatic side to clear Pepe's glanced effort off the goal line. Conor Goldson would smash a ball clear in the second half, as well.

At the other end, Rangers struggled to show composure in the final third, a mixture of shots and crosses nestling somewhere in the Broomloan Road end. But after the break, flickering moments hinted at a spark coming with Pepe going off early for the visitors.

Ryan Kent was proving to be a nuisance. Past one player he turned. Then another. Then came the shot from the edge of the area. The save by Agustin Marchesin triggered a corner and rumble of hope in the stands.

And then the moment came. Courageous play from James Tavernier on the right led to the ball being nudged to Ryan Jack. Rangers' man of the moment did not fail, his cross from the right finding its target. Morelos allowed it to run across his body at the edge of the area with the merest of first touches.

As Ibrox held its breath, his left foot met the ball on the half volley just before it floated out of reach to arrow a shot across Marchesin and in. Ibrox erupted. Morelos roared back in a primal outpouring of emotion.

If one nearly lifted the roof, the second moments later almost launched it into orbit.

Morelos was the provider, this time out on the left. A pinpoint cutback was gathered 20 yards out by Davis. The Northern Irishman launched an effort on target, but the telling nick off of Ivan Marcano - the man who was rolled for the first - sent the ball careering by the stranded Porto goalkeeper.

There was nowhere for Porto to go. No way of Rangers letting this one slip. Another big European night at Ibrox. Now on to Feyenoord, and another foreign experience for Gerrard to potentially savour...."
That is a well-written article.
Nice piece of positive football journalism.
The guy obviously likes football.
 

supersonic

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just shows you that fans do actually want good content like this. The Athletic have proven that people will actually pay for it.
 

Captain Cutlass

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His article wasn't OTT or biased, just a good report on what was a fabulous night for Rangers.
It's absolutely telling that an honest report on Rangers could be the end of his career at a certain media outlet...that's so telling!
If anyone thinks this opinion is an over exaggeration, let's just see how long he's employed at that cesspit!
This needs bookmarked!
 

cooprfc

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He isn't new to journalism game. As above, he was at the Herald etc before the BBC. Think he has been working for about 12 years now.
 

Hightower

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His article wasn't OTT or biased, just a good report on what was a fabulous night for Rangers.
It's absolutely telling that an honest report on Rangers could be the end of his career at a certain media outlet...that's so telling!
If anyone thinks this opinion is an over exaggeration, let's just see how long he's employed at that cesspit!
This needs bookmarked!
The last stand out at Pacific Quay (through simply being fair minded) was Richard Wilson, regularly confusing the likes of Spiers and English with a factual analysis of Rangers matters, rather than the BBC agenda.

Strangely enough, he seems to have been moved on or at least sidelined recently.
 

carlosapicella

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He didn't say Goldson cleared off the line. He simply said Goldson smashed one away.
Misread me mate all other reports including the biased bigoted corrupt Scotland ,daily rhebel stated rangers cleared two off their lines,my point in all of it it was no where near the fn line,just the usual,shit reporting we get,I did say the guts report was very refreshing!
 
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