Final Moments Of The ‘News Of The World’ Sportsdesk (Video)

Chris Wright

11th, July 2011


By Chris Wright

As you are probably aware by now, after 168 years of operation, the News of the World choked on it’s own vomit and went belly-up on Sunday – taking with it a sportsdesk that was in equal parts responsible for breaking some of the biggest footballing stories of recent times (Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, etc) as it was for running with some of the trashiest, lowest-common-denominator gutter toss ever committed to print.

Such is the nature of the beast.

Any road up, what we have here is the footage of the final few moments of said Sportsdesk, with speeches from Chief Sports Sub-Editor Nick Jones and Sports Editor Paul McCarthy, minutes before the final copy was about to go to press…

For all the tears, we expect that you won’t have to wait around for too long until ‘The Sun on Sunday’ is launched from the NOTW’s ashes and everybody in that office is back, hacking away at the tabloid ‘coal face’.

Thanks to Pies reader Maxi for the nudge.

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  1. Dickie says:

    You can see the sensationalism and hyperbole even in their goodbye speeches.

  2. bullybully says:

    Old Pegleg just tried to use his speech to get into the blonde.

  3. Montesquieu says:

    I have no sympathy.

  4. stu says:

    More smugness and cheese there, than a smugness and cheese eating competition.

  5. Mr Burns says:

    Who gives a shit, pointless gossip, crap stories, terrible articles by ex footballers who can’t even fucking read let alone write.

    Tell me one good thing it has produced, good riddance.

  6. Aidan Magee says:

    I can see you lot know a great deal about journalism and that you didn’t read the News of the World.
    If you knew a thing about how sports reporting works, you’d realise that much of what you read online and in the broadsheets are merely follow-ups of NOTW stories.

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