I am just posting this because it is a good example of the mix of journalism and editorialising (and the lack of distinction between the two), that goes on in online sites (and most tabloids).
The story itself is irrelevant, who cares what Connacht do with their pre-season competitions - but this line 'A suggestion by Carew makes sense..' is just thrown in there. It makes sense to who? The person writing the piece isn't even named.
It seems impossible to find anywhere that just gives the story.The 42 site has that horrific hash tag thing after it, that tries to frame the thing in their frame of reference, and nothing is left to the reader. It has the same moral contextualising that those eejits (Ant and Dec ) on Off the Ball do.
The whole notion of Man bites Dog being the story (rather then Dog bites Man) has gone out the window. Joe Bloggs thinking his team will have a tough time against the upcoming team, but should pull through in the end isn't news. It is only news if he says, 'well basically we are shite, and we are only wasting our time', or ' the opposition are shite, we will beat them by 20 points'. But the usual clichéd stuff isn't news. Maybe worth a line in a story about the game, but it is not a story in itself...
Rant over - go back to work!