“Why does it have to be an ex-football player?” is the question I hear a lot these days.
But it is not just an ex footballer who might be asking.
In fact, there is a good chance that your headline could be an echo of a question that has been asked in the past: “What’s wrong about a headline that has a ex-basketball player?”
It’s the exact question that I recently posed to a headline writer for a sports daily newspaper in my native England.
“What is the worst headline I’ve ever seen?” he asked me.
And I was stunned.
So I wrote down the most common complaints.
Some were about the obvious and obvious reasons why a headline should be an expletive-free headline.
Others were about a more subtle criticism, such as why the headline is so often so close to the text, a form of censorship.
But none of those criticisms is as simple as it sounds.
In truth, these are all common objections.
So what are the common issues with the most popular headline in the sports daily news market?
Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions.
Why does it always have to have a ex footballer?
There are a number of factors at play here.
First, many sports daily newspapers are run by English football clubs and some of them are owned by the clubs.
For example, Manchester United have a long-standing relationship with the Daily Mirror, which has been owned by Sir Alex Ferguson since he joined the club in 1996.
Other newspapers are owned and controlled by media conglomerates, such in the case of the Daily Mail, which owns the Daily Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, the Sun and many others.
When the Daily Express started publishing the Daily Star in 2004, it was a different type of news publication, one that featured the news and opinions of the wider British media, rather than its own daily newspaper.
However, this changed when the Daily Sun bought the Daily Echo, which then became a direct competitor of the Express.
The Mirror, as it turns out, still owns the Mirror Group.
So there are other factors at work in why sports daily papers often run headline-free headlines.
Second, sports daily headlines are usually not always about the sport at all.
Many of the headlines are often about the news, the politics, the entertainment, the arts and other subjects that don’t really interest many people.
That’s why headlines like “Top 10 footballers of the year” or “Top 20 footballers” are so popular.
However the headline also has to be honest and tell the reader that it is a headline and not a report.
In this case, it might say, “The top 10 football players of the last two years” or something like that.
And the headline would need to be in an authoritative way, such that readers would be able to easily understand what is being said, without the headline being so close in tone that it looks like an expletsive.
“Can’t you just tell people what’s happening?” is another common question, but there is really no reason why the reader would have to go to the news website to find out what is happening in the world.
It is the headline that tells the reader.
In sports daily articles, it is often easier to make a headline out of a few words that make sense, and to put the words into a few sentences.
This also helps in the cases where the headline has to do with something more personal.
Sometimes headlines like, “Top 25 footballers who are currently in the World Cup”, “Top 100 players who have played the World cup” or similar can be written with the headline in an easy-to-understand manner, without being too close in word to the rest of the story.
“You can’t tell people how to vote,” says one of my editors.
So, if the headline needs to be written like a football match-up, you may have to write the whole thing with a football team in the title.
But there are many cases where sports daily headline-less articles are better, especially when it comes to headlines that use the same word as the sports team or country they cover.
A sports daily can be a good source for breaking news, but they should never make the headline an explatory word-for-word.
“Why can’t you write the sports reporter?”
The headline writer can certainly write the news article about what is going on in the football team or the country where the team plays.
But he/she must also write a sports article about the other teams in the same country.
The headline should explain why the team has won, why they are winning, what is the significance of the win and the reasons why it happened.
In sport, you will often find that there are sports reporters who do not write a news article for the sports paper, but write articles for other newspapers, or for a TV network.
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