Copycat journalism practiced by the the herd. Tell the fans what they want to hear. Its easier that way!
Day in day out, and without thorough and perceptive analysis, hordes of ex-players and wannabe football experts populate the mass of sports programs in order to deliver their journalistic wisdom.
Manchester City will reign evermore in the Premier League. They are about to take over the world of football. Pep is the best ever. His tactics are sublime. English managers dont have that magic touch required to compete at the highest level. This player will move there. That manager will move here. And the rest.
Exceptions are very few. The others, like sheep, spout out the repeated waffle of the herd in order to earn some extra bucks. And according to the likes of Sky Sports, entertain the viewers.
To see, to hear, these perceptive experts after their predictions are dashed as poppycock, is embarrassing – but seemingly not themselves. So meek and philosophical they will have become.
In fact all journalism seems to suffer the same malaise – not just sports reporting.