Monday, July 5, 2010
End of an era
My match reports in tomorrow's Phnom Penh Post from Sunday's C-League games will be the end of an era. I've been chopped from the Post's sports reporting team in a cost-cutting exercise, now that they have a new Editor and he's demanding changes. Looks like more international sport, and considerably less local coverage (or in short, sharp chunks anyway) will be the new order at the Post. Well that's how its been explained to me. It's a shame for a number of reasons. The pay was a nice earner for sure, but reporting on the local football scene and particularly the national team was and is important. Before I stuck my oar in, there was virtually nothing in the PPP at all on local professional football. Over the past year and more, the football coverage has mushroomed, and now it sounds like the people in charge have decided its time to cut back. I'll still attend the games until the end of the current season and will then reconsider the future. Covering the matches religiously for the Post every Saturday and Sunday means that my weekends have not been my own during the football season, and it would be nice to get them back.