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Authored by: Rob Shepherd

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138671874
eBook ISBN: 9781315616704
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In this chapter, Rob Shepherd, who worked for four British tabloids – Today, Daily Mail, The Express and News of the World – gives a first-hand account of what life is like as a British tabloid football journalist, describing his relationships with players, managers – and the truth. He takes the lid off his role as chronicler of England manager Graham Taylor, a man who was lampooned by The Sun newspaper as having a turnip for a head and tells what life is like as part of “the hack pack”.

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