Author Topic: The Athletic adds football coverage (subscription, in-depth journalism, no ads)  (Read 5930 times)

Offline IanZG

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Given how much I complain about the low level of standards in most media outlets, it would be hypocritical of me to skip on subscribing for a dollar a month. Thanks for letting us know about the offer! :wave

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Just subbed for the £1 a month. As others have said probably not enough LFC content to make that worthwhile but if they cover something else you're interested in (MLB in my case) then it is probably worth trying.
To be fair i've found over 60 LFC related long form pieces that i've bookmarked for later reading.

Here's the link to the 30 years of hurt article for anyone who has just joined (had to google it because there doesn't seem to be a way to access the full back catalogue without following individual authors): https://theathletic.com/1866742/2020/06/24/liverpool-premier-league-30-years/

Edit: Just been browsing an here's what i've found.

Outside of James Pearce and Simon Hughes here are the other authors to follow, hit 'show more', then 'show all' and ctrl+f all their stories for 'Liverpool':

Michael Cox, Raphael Honigstein, Oliver Kay, Daniel Taylor (+ recent piece on Suarez), Tom Worville (+ good article on left footed CB).

More stories:

Finance article by Matt Slater: https://theathletic.com/1899560/2020/07/03/liverpool-title-money-deloitte-league-manchester-united-hogan-billy/

Istanbul by Rafa Benitez: https://theathletic.co.uk/1833474/2020/05/25/rafa-benitez-liverpool-istanbul-milan/

Gerrard to Chesea by Dominic Fifield: https://theathletic.co.uk/1794799/2020/05/11/steven-gerrard-chelsea-liverpool-transfer-2005/

Andy Lonergan by Dominic Fifield (recommended by dudleyred): https://theathletic.co.uk/1909505/2020/07/08/andy-lonergan-liverpool-goalkeeper-alisson-klopp/

Stig Inge by Dominic Fifield: https://theathletic.co.uk/1432381/2019/12/11/footballers-at-50-stig-inge-bjornebye-dealing-with-depression-respecting-the-dockers-with-fowler-threats-from-sheep-farmers/

Gerrard the Manager by Jordan Campbell: https://theathletic.com/1425587/2020/07/27/steven-gerrard-manager-rangers-ibrox-two-years/

Analytics by Adam Crafton: https://theathletic.co.uk/1742037/2020/04/15/the-data-explosion-depay-arsenal-torreira-kante-agents/

Let me know if i've missed anything.
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Just subbed for the £1 a month. As others have said probably not enough LFC content to make that worthwhile but if they cover something else you're interested in (MLB in my case) then it is probably worth trying.

Here's the link to the 30 years of hurt article for anyone who has just joined (had to google it because there doesn't seem to be a way to access the full back catalogue without following individual authors): https://theathletic.com/1866742/2020/06/24/liverpool-premier-league-30-years/

Does anyone have any more recommendations for older pieces that people should check out?

The article with Andy lonergan was superb

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Does anyone know if The Athletic is turning a profit?

They've hoovered up loads of well established sports journalists that I'd expect aren't getting paid in buttons!  I've followed James Pearce on Twitter for years and rarely clicked through when he worked at the Echo (as the bloat on their site would incapacitate whatever device I was using) and haven't ever really been tempted to do so now he's at The Athletic either.  Generally the headline is enough for my 10 second attention span.

Hopefully for The Athletic lots of people aren't as tightfisted as me.

Think they have quite a few subscribers in the US/Canada as well.

I only have a passing interest in basketball for example so I check out that section once in a while, but their coverage of American sports is a lot more in depth than their football coverage even.

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