Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

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Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby halfmoon » July 31st, 2020, 4:55 pm

https://twitter.com/andrewpenman1/statu ... 69920?s=21

The reporter responsible for covering County at the Argus has been made redundant. It’s really bad news for us if the local paper isn’t going to be covering the club as closely as they once were. It’s important for a supporter-owned club to have a third party grilling the decisions made, digging below the surface etc.

Obviously a massive shame for the guy himself too. Always enjoyed his match reports, columns etc
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby glyn » July 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm

Filming Press and Post-match interviews I've got to know Andrew quite well and he always came across as a very respectful and polite reporter when dealing with the Manager,players,ect. and in so doing usually enabled him to get the copy he required for the Argus. After reporting on the Club for so long I think he has now become a firm supporter of the Club!

I don't "do" Social Media so, Andrew, if you read this I hope you and your family are well, and I'm sure you'll get another position in the Press/Media area soon.

All the best for the future,

Glyn.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » July 31st, 2020, 7:36 pm

halfmoon wrote:https://twitter.com/andrewpenman1/status/1289239517388369920?s=21

The reporter responsible for covering County at the Argus has been made redundant. It’s really bad news for us if the local paper isn’t going to be covering the club as closely as they once were. It’s important for a supporter-owned club to have a third party grilling the decisions made, digging below the surface etc.

Obviously a massive shame for the guy himself too. Always enjoyed his match reports, columns etc

Sorry but grilling the decisions made never came across to me.
Think he just wrote what Foxhall told him to..
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby halfmoon » July 31st, 2020, 7:48 pm

Frank Nouble 3 wrote:
halfmoon wrote:https://twitter.com/andrewpenman1/status/1289239517388369920?s=21

The reporter responsible for covering County at the Argus has been made redundant. It’s really bad news for us if the local paper isn’t going to be covering the club as closely as they once were. It’s important for a supporter-owned club to have a third party grilling the decisions made, digging below the surface etc.

Obviously a massive shame for the guy himself too. Always enjoyed his match reports, columns etc

Sorry but grilling the decisions made never came across to me.
Think he just wrote what Foxhall told him to..


Perhaps, but that's irrelevant to the wider point really. Assuming he won't be replaced, that'll be very little useful coverage from the local newspaper from now on. Probably just re-written press releases, if that. That's not healthy for anyone interested in the club.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Mr Figo » July 31st, 2020, 8:15 pm

Frank Nouble 3 wrote:
halfmoon wrote:https://twitter.com/andrewpenman1/status/1289239517388369920?s=21

The reporter responsible for covering County at the Argus has been made redundant. It’s really bad news for us if the local paper isn’t going to be covering the club as closely as they once were. It’s important for a supporter-owned club to have a third party grilling the decisions made, digging below the surface etc.

Obviously a massive shame for the guy himself too. Always enjoyed his match reports, columns etc

Sorry but grilling the decisions made never came across to me.
Think he just wrote what Foxhall told him to..


I always saw that, but, if County is one of your only sources of writing then you are not going to ask questions that could cut off a workstream. Sadly, a lot of the columns that were written by him didn't really say much that most supporters didn't already know and those columns that were a commentary were diluted and uncontroversial. I don't blame him for that because he had to earn a living. I really wish him all the best in the future and am saddened that Covid-19 continues to have a day to day effect on people's livelihoods.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Percy plunkett » July 31st, 2020, 10:35 pm

Very sad that a guy loses his job but,there must be other journalists opportunities out there.If not then he could take up painting and decorating,I have done it for 44 years,the money is shite and everybody thinks it’s easy and one coat will do it.If he wants to give it a go,I can give him some contacts,I don’t think he would stick it for the 13 years he’ s been a journo but the offer is there if he wants it.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Amberexile » July 31st, 2020, 10:39 pm

He was certainly an improvement on his predecessor but still more of a reporter than a journalist. I expect that to fall backwards now.
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Rhys with an H

Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Rhys with an H » July 31st, 2020, 11:49 pm

Funny that kev didn't know the news.As a Director and all.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Rhys with an H » July 31st, 2020, 11:50 pm

Funny that kev didn't know the news.As a Director and all.
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George Street-Bridge

Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby George Street-Bridge » August 1st, 2020, 5:50 am

Very sorry to read this. Argus match reporting has always been very good.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby Jonesy3 » August 1st, 2020, 7:45 am

Just seen on Twitter that one of the other Argus sports guys, David Williams, has also been made redundant. Pretty sure that only leaves Chris Kirwan who usually reports on the Dragons. Can't see us getting much coverage next season.
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Re: Andrew Penman / South Wales Argus

Postby amberbhoy » August 1st, 2020, 8:22 am

Argus probably thought it was a waste of money paying someone to get stories off a board that doesn't communicate. Printing a Q and A that you had no input into is hardly news

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