What is it with the sports editor at the West Australian, is he so out of touch with his readers that he cannot see that Australians winning on the World stage is of far greater interest than the novelty code of football he believes incorrectly is the only focus of sports fans.
On Monday we had two stories on the Wallabies but nothing on the other opening games at the Rugby World Cup. Then on Tuesday following Sam Stosur’s fantastic win at the US Open, her achievement was buried six pages into the paper rather than receiving the prominence it warranted. Cadel Evans Australia’s first ever winner of the Tour de France was another that was not big enough to grab the back page headline. On both occasions a nothing story about about two players from the ‘novelty code’ only played in Australia was deemed of more importance.
If the Sports editor is so out of touch with his readers, surely the editor isn’t, or is there some unwritten rule that the back page can only be used for other sports seven days a year?