Are they good for footy?



It’s pretty much a given that bad news is good news from the media’s perspective and these guys thrive in this environment, as do most journalists.

It doesn’t seem to matter to these footy doyens what they inflict on the public, so long as they invoke some form or reaction.

I can’t speak for everyone, but as someone who considers themselves a footy person, I’ve turned off reading any of their articles and head to the loo, if and when they appear on television.

I got to the stage where I was shrugging my shoulders and rolling my eyes as these two set about eviscerating their targets. There’s no surprises with either Kane Cornes or Damian Barrett, their articles and stories are like your local pub – you always know what to expect.

Damien Barrett’s Sliding Doors formula has a very simple approach, pillory any team or individual when things aren’t going well then move on to the next big negative. Yes, I know he focuses on some positives, but with far less vigor.

If you happen to be in the majority of teams not traveling so well, then it’s the same old predictable doom and gloom. Rumor has it that the Grim Reaper invited Barrett to a party and then asked him to leave shortly after because he was lowering the mood.

While I’m at it, let’s focus on their TV personas, neither of them could be considered students of Dale Carnegie. In a two horse race for the most accomplished presenter, Cornes probably has the edge on Barrett, but let’s face it, neither of them set the bar particularly high.

Now, before you all pile on and tell me that they must be doing something right to motivate me into writing this article… I’m sitting at home bored out of my britches and this seemed like a good thing to do.

So then, are they good for footy? I’ll let you be the judge.

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