HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Sports » Soccer/Football (Group) » Why do they even bother w...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 06:22 PM

Why do they even bother with player interviews anymore?

These guys all had media training and they haven't said anything interesting in years. When they lose, they're confident things will get better, and when they win, they're confident things will continue to go well. They're up for the challenge, and apparently they like scoring goals and prefer winning over losing.

Wow, who'd have thought?

And have you noticed interviewers feed them the answer in the questions now?

"How happy were you when you scored that winning goal today?".
"Oh, I was very happy scoring that winning goal today. It was great".

"How sad were you when you lost last week?"
"I was very sad. I don't like losing."

"How confident are the lads that the side will stay up/win the title/get promoted/whatever?"
"The lads are all very confident that the side will stay up/win the title/get promoted/whatever".

"You really are a bland, boring git, aren't you?"
"Yes, I really am a bland, boring git and... Eh?"

The dubbed interviews with foreign players are no better.

You hear a stream of excitable Spanish or Italian which sounds like they're saying a lot, and then the dubbing starts:

"I... Like... Scoring... Goals... That's... What... I... Like... Because.. It... Is... Very... Nice..."

Player interviews are only interesting if they're honest. I'd love it if a player went off-script for once, and starts calling the manager an incompetent bastard, and explains how they don't have a hope in Hell of staying up with that idiot in charge.

But those bland, media-savy professionals will make sure that won't happen of course.

3 replies, 738 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Why do they even bother with player interviews anymore? (Original post)
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 OP
Aquavit Apr 2013 #1
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #2
teddy007 Jul 2013 #3

Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 08:28 PM

1. And the award for worst interviewee is....

Aston Villa coach Paul Lambert. His typical interview goes like this.

If Villa lose:

"The lads played a brilliant game."

If Villa win:

"The lads played a brilliant game."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aquavit (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 11:35 PM

2. Yeah some of the managers these days aren't much better.

No Gordon Strachan type wit in the premiership these days. It'll be a treat to have Di Canio to laugh at at least.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 07:23 PM

3. A real need

They do need to create content. That's what media business is running around all of the time..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread