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October 05, 2011, 06:13:54 AM
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Re: City Net New Windfall/George Green to Everton [merged]
by hand_of_tod on Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:12 pm

Great bit of business.

Sell to a Premiership "selling club" like Everton. Couple of good seasons there and he'll be off and a nice sell on fee for City.
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here's a view of some bradford fans. Prob what the Plymouth fans thought too when we signed Gosling

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October 05, 2011, 06:30:53 AM
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What was that one mate?

Very long story short, Nixon wrote near-daily stories for a year in the Independent, in 2003-2004, proclaiming how Rooney was going to United. It wasn't good journalism or a 'good guess' by him, it was because he had shares in the agency handling Rooney at the time, Pro-Active Sports. The stories unsettled Rooney and created tension between Rooney and Moyes, which Paul Stretford exploited. When Rooney finally did leave, the shares in Pro-Active briefly soared, and Nixon made a significant amount of money. A group of Evertonians thought this type of conduct stunk, and it did break several journalistic codes of ethic. They started a bit of a campaign, writing to the editor of the Independent about it, and managed to get Private Eye magazine on board. Private Eye is known for being a satire/comedic magazine, but does make some cutting points too, exposing hypocrisy, and they'd had several to-do's with Nixon in past over a few sports stories. They publicised Nixon's shameless antics, which ultimately led to the Independent sacking Nixon.
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October 05, 2011, 06:33:58 AM
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Very long story short, Nixon wrote near-daily stories for a year in the Independent, in 2003-2004, proclaiming how Rooney was going to United. It wasn't good journalism or a 'good guess' by him, it was because he had shares in the agency handling Rooney at the time, Pro-Active Sports. The stories unsettled Rooney and created tension between Rooney and Moyes, which Paul Stretford exploited. When Rooney finally did leave, the shares in Pro-Active soared, and Nixon made a significant amount of money. A group of Evertonians thought this type of conduct stunk, and it did break several journalisticcodes of ethic. They started a bit of a campaign, writing to the editor of the Independent about it, and managed to get Private Eye magazine on board. Private Eye is known for being a satire/comedic magazine, but does make some cutting points too, exposing hypocrisy, and they'd had several to-do's with Nixon in past over a few sports stories. They publicised Nixon's shameless antics, which ultimately led to the Independent sacking Nixon.


Cheers for the response.I hadn't heard that one before.
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October 05, 2011, 06:36:08 AM
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Here's the Guardian's report on him at the time:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2004/sep/03/theindependent.pressandpublishing

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Football writer quits Independent
 
Adam Jay
MediaGuardian, Friday 3 September 2004 09.19 BST

Alan Nixon, one of football's most prolific reporters, has severed his links with the Independent following an argument over an alleged conflict of interest involving Wayne Rooney's agent.

Nixon had written for the newspaper for over a decade when his shareholding in Proactive Sports Management proved his undoing at the end of July. Proactive, known since July as Formation Group, is headed by Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford. The freelance reporter, who still writes for the Daily Mirror and the People, owns 20,000 shares in the company.

The shareholding, which Nixon has held since the company floated in 2001, has long been common knowledge in the football world, prompting comment in Private Eye as well as a Sunday Express article in January 2003. Nixon took legal action over the piece, which he claims to have settled for 18,500.

Nixon's interest in Proactive again attracted attention in July, this time from Kenny Fogarty, an ardent Everton fan who took issue with the journalist's coverage in the Independent of the Rooney transfer saga.

Mr Fogarty also pointed out on the website that he had just sent an email to the Independent's sports desk, asking: "How does a Proactive Sports Group shareholder get to write for your newspaper, offering contradictory stories on a common theme over the course of two days?"

Nixon claims that although the previous sports editor, Paul Newman, was aware of the situation, his replacement, Matt Tench - who had rejoined the Independent from the Daily Mail in April - was not. "Matt was new to the job and got startled," he said. "He knew nothing about the court case [against the Sunday Express]." Tench declined to comment on the matter.

Nixon further claims that Tench told him that stories about Proactive clients could no longer appear under Nixon's byline.

"With me it's all or nothing. I decided, 'Let's just leave it'," said Nixon. "It's not as though they paid me enough that I can't live without it."

Nixon says he bought 20,000 Proactive shares at flotation, and has not bought or sold a single share since. "I couldn't tell you how much they're worth," he insisted. "I never look. But I can't imagine they're worth as much as when they started. It's a matter of some amusement among people."

The shares were worth 5,000 when the company floated and are now worth 1,750.

He claims never to have "put any bias into my reporting" and not always to have painted Proactive in a flattering light. "I've had fierce rows with Paul Stretford about what I've written."

Past articles have referred to Nixon as a friend of Mr Stretford, whom he profiled in the Independent in April 2000. "I respect him and I hope he respects me," Nixon explained. "He'll always pick up the phone to a journalist."

Mr Stretford could not be reached for comment.

In short, do not believe a word Nixon writes.


October 05, 2011, 06:42:20 AM
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Chazman


  In short, do not believe a word Nixon writes.




I won't mate.Thanks for the info
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October 05, 2011, 04:32:51 PM
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DEL PIERO


go on news now and there is a million stories on spurs beating us to him. why do these cunts print lies?

it's just like the transfer window with that fourth official lemon putting out all sorts of shite on twitter. infact is nixon the fourth official?
everton are magic


October 05, 2011, 05:11:00 PM
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October 05, 2011, 05:13:31 PM
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REMOVED FOOTER TO SHUT Sir Stealth Up !

October 05, 2011, 05:19:27 PM
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Greg OKeeffe has confirmed the Green stories are complete garbage. He's written a fair bit about it on his Twitter:

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Stories that Spurs are trying to hijack Everton's move for George Green are nonsense. He signed yesterday DESPITE Spurs offering double our fee, in excess of 600,000 and better terms. The kid and Bradford were more impressed with #EFC - so he signed.

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By nonsense, I mean that they are still trying to hijack the deal. It is done and dusted. Didn't stop them having a go yesterday tho.

When asked if attending the derby on Saturday persuaded him, Greg tweeted:

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He was very impressed on Saturday put if that way. There's nothing to hijack. He's at Everton.

Typical Spurs underhand tactics! Thankfully won't work this time.

October 05, 2011, 05:30:22 PM
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Blue Phoenix




LOL at Harry Redknapp & Alan 'Wrong again' Nixon.  lolol

October 05, 2011, 05:52:38 PM
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DEL PIERO


Redknapp and his sidekicks are fucking vermin.
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October 05, 2011, 05:55:08 PM
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Fancy sadsack offering double the money,that must have been a lot of " brown envelopes " ,detest the underhand tosser
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October 05, 2011, 05:56:53 PM
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October 05, 2011, 06:08:34 PM
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RIP
He took one look at 'Arry and was scared he was going to eat him , If this kid turns out to be the superstar that is being predicted I hope he sends arry a "get well " card to his cell in Wandsworth , :)
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October 05, 2011, 06:25:15 PM
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According to some reports, spurs are trying to gazump the deal......
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