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Anyone interested in some quality articles, The Athletic UK just launched today. Jack Pitts-Brooke is the lead Spurs writer. It's behind a paywall but everything there is super top notch content - can't recommend it enough. Don't know what the cost is for UK based subscribers, but I think its £50/year but you can usually get 40% off that cost if you pay for the whole year up front (so £30/year).

Anyone else subscribe currently? I know a few Brits that do because they like American Football/Basketball and its hard to find good coverage.
 

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For now I’m not paying fuck all. If this amount was added to the Season Ticket there would be screams.

Some fantastic writers have gone over to it, so possibly a massive void left in its wake. I hope it falls flat on its arse and I can get this content back for free just as I’ve enjoyed for a number of years.

Or maybe someone who has paid a sub could cut and paste on here

:levystare:
 
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JohnH

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Pay? Nah..
In the UK, subscribers will pay £59.99 for a year’s access (£4.99 a month) or £9.99 for one month’s access.
To mark its UK launch, subscriptions have been discounted to £29.99 for a year, or £4.99 for a month, throughout August. UK subscribers will also get access to all of The Athletic’s North American content.

The Athletic UK’s editorial staff (and the football clubs they cover) comprises:
Staff writers:

  1. Adam Leventhal – Watford
  2. Amy Lawrence – Woolwich
  3. Andy Naylor – Brighton and Hove Albion
  4. Andy Jones – Burnley
  5. Andy Mitten – Manchester United
  6. Carl Anka – Southampton
  7. Charlie Eccleshare – Tottenham Hotspur
  8. Chris Waugh – Newcastle United
  9. Gregg Evans – Aston Villa
  10. Greg O’Keeffe – Everton
  11. James McNicholas – Woolwich
  12. James Pearce – Liverpool
  13. Jordan Campbell – Rangers
  14. Kieran Devlin – Celtic
  15. Laurie Whitwell – Manchester United
  16. Liam Twomey – Chelsea
  17. Matt Woosnam – Crystal Palace
  18. Michael Bailey – Norwich City
  19. Nancy Frostick – Sheffield Wednesday
  20. Patrick Boyland – Everton
  21. Paul Taylor – Nottingham Forrest
  22. Peter Rutzler – AFC Bournemouth
  23. Phil Hay – Leeds United
  24. Richard Sutcliffe – Sheffield United
  25. Rob Tanner – Leicester City
  26. Roshane Thomas – West Ham United
  27. Ryan Conway – Derby County
  28. Sam Lee – Manchester City
  29. Simon Hughes – Liverpool
  30. Steve Madeley – West Bromwich Albion
  31. Tim Spiers – Wolverhampton Wonders
  32. Rafa Honigstein – German Bundesliga
  33. Kieran Theivam – Women’s football
  34. David Ornstein – News/video/transfers
  35. Danny Taylor – League-wide reporter
  36. Jack Pitt Brooke – League-wide reporter
  37. Oliver Kay -League-wide reporter
  38. Michael Cox – Tactical analysis
  39. Jack Lang – Features
  40. Michael Walker – Features
  41. Adam Crafton – Features
  42. George Caulkin – Staff writer (North East)
  43. Dom Fifield – Staff writer
  44. Stuart James – Staff writer
Editors and staff
  1. Adam Hurrey
  2. Alex Kay-Jelski – Editor
  3. Charlie Scott – Staff editor
  4. David Jordan
  5. Ed Malyon – UK managing director
  6. Hannah Widdis
  7. Harriet Drudge – Social media manager
  8. James Maw – Staff editor
  9. Kevin Coulson – Staff editor
  10. Laura Williamson – Senior editor
  11. Neil Rowlands
  12. Sarah Shephard
  13. Daniel Barnes

Doesn't blow my socks off to be honest.
 
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Pay? Nah..
In the UK, subscribers will pay £59.99 for a year’s access (£4.99 a month) or £9.99 for one month’s access.
To mark its UK launch, subscriptions have been discounted to £29.99 for a year, or £4.99 for a month, throughout August. UK subscribers will also get access to all of The Athletic’s North American content.

The Athletic UK’s editorial staff (and the football clubs they cover) comprises:
Staff writers:

  1. Adam Leventhal – Watford
  2. Amy Lawrence – Woolwich
  3. Andy Naylor – Brighton and Hove Albion
  4. Andy Jones – Burnley
  5. Andy Mitten – Manchester United
  6. Carl Anka – Southampton
  7. Charlie Eccleshare – Tottenham Hotspur
  8. Chris Waugh – Newcastle United
  9. Gregg Evans – Aston Villa
  10. Greg O’Keeffe – Everton
  11. James McNicholas – Woolwich
  12. James Pearce – Liverpool
  13. Jordan Campbell – Rangers
  14. Kieran Devlin – Celtic
  15. Laurie Whitwell – Manchester United
  16. Liam Twomey – Chelsea
  17. Matt Woosnam – Crystal Palace
  18. Michael Bailey – Norwich City
  19. Nancy Frostick – Sheffield Wednesday
  20. Patrick Boyland – Everton
  21. Paul Taylor – Nottingham Forrest
  22. Peter Rutzler – AFC Bournemouth
  23. Phil Hay – Leeds United
  24. Richard Sutcliffe – Sheffield United
  25. Rob Tanner – Leicester City
  26. Roshane Thomas – West Ham United
  27. Ryan Conway – Derby County
  28. Sam Lee – Manchester City
  29. Simon Hughes – Liverpool
  30. Steve Madeley – West Bromwich Albion
  31. Tim Spiers – Wolverhampton Wonders
  32. Rafa Honigstein – German Bundesliga
  33. Kieran Theivam – Women’s football
  34. David Ornstein – News/video/transfers
  35. Danny Taylor – League-wide reporter
  36. Jack Pitt Brooke – League-wide reporter
  37. Oliver Kay -League-wide reporter
  38. Michael Cox – Tactical analysis
  39. Jack Lang – Features
  40. Michael Walker – Features
  41. Adam Crafton – Features
  42. George Caulkin – Staff writer (North East)
  43. Dom Fifield – Staff writer
  44. Stuart James – Staff writer
Editors and staff
  1. Adam Hurrey
  2. Alex Kay-Jelski – Editor
  3. Charlie Scott – Staff editor
  4. David Jordan
  5. Ed Malyon – UK managing director
  6. Hannah Widdis
  7. Harriet Drudge – Social media manager
  8. James Maw – Staff editor
  9. Kevin Coulson – Staff editor
  10. Laura Williamson – Senior editor
  11. Neil Rowlands
  12. Sarah Shephard
  13. Daniel Barnes

Doesn't blow my socks off to be honest.
Yes!! It may mean that I don't accidently read anything by Amy Lawrence again.
 
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To be perfectly honest, the moment I heard they were pretty aggressively headhunting the 'top' sports journalist talent from elsewhere to launch this paid service - I was hoping to see it crash and burn within a year.

Streaming services are multiplying in a scary fashion. There is no way in hell I'm adding a fiver a month to those when most football journalism makes me tear my hair out already.

Also, I can't see what's going to stop the one user from TFC from just copying and pasting any decent Spurs articles on here. Ditto the r/coys subreddit page.
 
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I subscribe here in Canada and it's mostly for the other sports. Until know their Spurs/PL offering hasn't been good IMO.

I will say that the hockey articles have been awesome though. I was definitely skeptical, but they sucked me in with a smoking deal. I should say that if they can get similar articles written about Spurs, I'd be thrilled. It's not just the usual media "reporting" like "here's a game recap". It's in-depth interviews with players and coaches and that sort of thing. As a fan, it's really interesting stuff.

And if we're allowed here, I'll post those things when they appear. But if you can get a good deal, I'd recommend it. (£60 sounds really high, but I guess the pounds not worth what it once was!)
 
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Not according to their own article of who is covering what.
I can only guess that it's a late change, primarily as Charlie Eccleshare is an out and out Gooner and doubt that would have gone down too well.

But I'm with you, fucked if I'm paying for the same content that was previously free. I hope it falls on its arse but this will only happen if the void left by those writers that have joined is filled. Nothing against the individual writers, if they want to get paid more money for their work then great.
 
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Paid my £30. I enjoy good journalism, and the current model of advert-subsidised free-to-read articles won't last and can't sustain enough good journalists.
 
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Few decent names there but nothing that's blowing my socks off. You can here most of the recognisable names on podcasts and I'm not interested in written stuff that much anymore. It's gone to shit in the past decade, haven't bought a newspaper in years and nearly read stuff online. Much prefer the fans discussion from podcasts and forums.
 
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So it has been out a while. What are the thoughts on the Spurs coverage? I don't care about dipper crap or Brendan Rogers tbh.

Worth signing up for at 40% off or nah?
 
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