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I see the Inside Sport logos etc have gone completely over the football section now, what was once still referred to as 442 is not completely IS.

RIP.

-PB

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Ahhh and there's the Facebook post explaining it;

So we have some news...

After 13 amazing years, I will soon no longer be part of FourFourTwo.

Earlier this year, the global FourFourTwo brand was sold by its UK publishers to a new owner, Future Publishing. They have embarked on a series of worldwide changes with a new, more UK-based strategy. While that has meant job losses elsewhere, in Australia it means Future are taking back the local publishing rights from my company, Nextmedia, which has been running the magazine under licence in Oz for the last four years.

Sadly, we understand Future will no longer publish an Australian edition of the magazine. The latest issue, our new EPL season guide, on sale next week and arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes from today, is the last one we’ll produce, and the last for the foreseeable future.

HOWEVER....

Your FourFourTwo team at Nextmedia isn’t going away!

The squad that has brought you FourFourTwo is still going to be doing exactly what it always has... just under a different banner.

We may be saying goodbye to FourTwo Australia - but please say hello to a new-look FTBL.com.au which will continue to bring you the BEST in Australian football coverage - just as we have always done. The name will change...but that is all.

We will also continue to bring you the best Australian football features in our sister mag, Inside Sport. We will be bumping up our football coverage massively in Inside Sport, starting with our huge 24 page A-League preview special in next month’s issue.

There are a few changes we’d love you to help us with though please as we transition to our new identity over the next few weeks.

If you liked FourFourTwo Australia on Facebook, please like @FTBLau now.

If you followed FourFourTwo Australia on Twitter, please follow @FTBLcomau now.

Our podcast will now be the FTBL podcast on iTunes.

And please bookmark FTBL.com.au as your new home of Australian football coverage.

(Oh and if you followed me personally on Twitter, I gave FTBL a little kickstart by giving it my account. If you wanna read more of my tweets, you’ll need to follow me again on my new @KevinAirs account)

Thank you so much for all your support in the past. You are the living, breathing soul of football in this country. We’re here to stay and we’d love you to be alongside us…

I’m very proud of what we’ve done previously and excited by what lies ahead. It’s a sad day for FourFourTwo in Australia, but a bright day for FTBL and our continued coverage of the sport here.

Football, eh? Bloody hell!

Kevin Airs
Editor



-PB



https://i.imgur.com/batge7K.jpg

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paulbagzFC - 15 Aug 2018 12:54 PM
Ahhh and there's the Facebook post explaining it;

So we have some news...

After 13 amazing years, I will soon no longer be part of FourFourTwo.

Earlier this year, the global FourFourTwo brand was sold by its UK publishers to a new owner, Future Publishing. They have embarked on a series of worldwide changes with a new, more UK-based strategy. While that has meant job losses elsewhere, in Australia it means Future are taking back the local publishing rights from my company, Nextmedia, which has been running the magazine under licence in Oz for the last four years.

Sadly, we understand Future will no longer publish an Australian edition of the magazine. The latest issue, our new EPL season guide, on sale next week and arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes from today, is the last one we’ll produce, and the last for the foreseeable future.

HOWEVER....

Your FourFourTwo team at Nextmedia isn’t going away!

The squad that has brought you FourFourTwo is still going to be doing exactly what it always has... just under a different banner.

We may be saying goodbye to FourTwo Australia - but please say hello to a new-look FTBL.com.au which will continue to bring you the BEST in Australian football coverage - just as we have always done. The name will change...but that is all.

We will also continue to bring you the best Australian football features in our sister mag, Inside Sport. We will be bumping up our football coverage massively in Inside Sport, starting with our huge 24 page A-League preview special in next month’s issue.

There are a few changes we’d love you to help us with though please as we transition to our new identity over the next few weeks.

If you liked FourFourTwo Australia on Facebook, please like @FTBLau now.

If you followed FourFourTwo Australia on Twitter, please follow @FTBLcomau now.

Our podcast will now be the FTBL podcast on iTunes.

And please bookmark FTBL.com.au as your new home of Australian football coverage.

(Oh and if you followed me personally on Twitter, I gave FTBL a little kickstart by giving it my account. If you wanna read more of my tweets, you’ll need to follow me again on my new @KevinAirs account)

Thank you so much for all your support in the past. You are the living, breathing soul of football in this country. We’re here to stay and we’d love you to be alongside us…

I’m very proud of what we’ve done previously and excited by what lies ahead. It’s a sad day for FourFourTwo in Australia, but a bright day for FTBL and our continued coverage of the sport here.

Football, eh? Bloody hell!

Kevin Airs
Editor



-PB


Catatonic yawn.
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What happens to the forum I wonder?


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Munrubenmuz - 15 Aug 2018 2:20 PM
What happens to the forum I wonder?

Considering it moved to insidesport ages ago and that's still continuing, I'd imagine nothing. 

Forums are a dying breed though which is a shame. Twitter is too brief (and easy to get trapped in your own bubble), and reddit doesn't usually have much serious discussion. 
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Judy Free - 15 Aug 2018 1:35 PM
paulbagzFC - 15 Aug 2018 12:54 PM

Catatonic yawn.

Damn is that all this took to bring you out of hibernation?

Decentric will be ecstatic with your return.

-PB

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Inside Sport will dedicate one page at most to football.  They're not interested in it at all & never have been.  
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THIS Site is better then the roar and any other forums i have seen 
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But will the new guys bring back :lol:
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paulbagzFC - 15 Aug 2018 12:54 PM
Ahhh and there's the Facebook post explaining it;

So we have some news...

After 13 amazing years, I will soon no longer be part of FourFourTwo.

Earlier this year, the global FourFourTwo brand was sold by its UK publishers to a new owner, Future Publishing. They have embarked on a series of worldwide changes with a new, more UK-based strategy. While that has meant job losses elsewhere, in Australia it means Future are taking back the local publishing rights from my company, Nextmedia, which has been running the magazine under licence in Oz for the last four years.

Sadly, we understand Future will no longer publish an Australian edition of the magazine. The latest issue, our new EPL season guide, on sale next week and arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes from today, is the last one we’ll produce, and the last for the foreseeable future.

HOWEVER....

Your FourFourTwo team at Nextmedia isn’t going away!

The squad that has brought you FourFourTwo is still going to be doing exactly what it always has... just under a different banner.

We may be saying goodbye to FourTwo Australia - but please say hello to a new-look FTBL.com.au which will continue to bring you the BEST in Australian football coverage - just as we have always done. The name will change...but that is all.

We will also continue to bring you the best Australian football features in our sister mag, Inside Sport. We will be bumping up our football coverage massively in Inside Sport, starting with our huge 24 page A-League preview special in next month’s issue.

There are a few changes we’d love you to help us with though please as we transition to our new identity over the next few weeks.

If you liked FourFourTwo Australia on Facebook, please like @FTBLau now.

If you followed FourFourTwo Australia on Twitter, please follow @FTBLcomau now.

Our podcast will now be the FTBL podcast on iTunes.

And please bookmark FTBL.com.au as your new home of Australian football coverage.

(Oh and if you followed me personally on Twitter, I gave FTBL a little kickstart by giving it my account. If you wanna read more of my tweets, you’ll need to follow me again on my new @KevinAirs account)

Thank you so much for all your support in the past. You are the living, breathing soul of football in this country. We’re here to stay and we’d love you to be alongside us…

I’m very proud of what we’ve done previously and excited by what lies ahead. It’s a sad day for FourFourTwo in Australia, but a bright day for FTBL and our continued coverage of the sport here.

Football, eh? Bloody hell!

Kevin Airs
Editor



-PB




Shame if 442 forum disappears altogether.

IMO it has been by far the best football forum in Australia.

442 forum has kept me abreast of many developments and scenarios in football in other parts of Australia outside my home state. Very few involved in local NPL football, etc, are interested in bigger picture issues unless it effects the local football milieu.

I've met up with other members  of 442 face to face. It has always been good. Sometimes a mutual interest in politics/travel/ sociological issues have taken precedence over football as topics of conversation.
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Melbcityguy - 15 Aug 2018 4:11 PM
THIS Site is better then the roar and any other forums i have seen 

Agree.

By some margin.
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paulbagzFC - 15 Aug 2018 3:30 PM

Damn is that all this took to bring you out of hibernation?

Decentric will be ecstatic with your return.

-PB


I can't see who you refer to, Paul.

I've blocked/muted a few accounts on 442. So if I can't see it, I doubt it would interest me.

Blocking/muting/hiding user accounts is one of the  great features of 442.  
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I'm not sure who else has noticed, but The World Game site is a pale imitation of what it once was too. 


There seems to be so little news on Australian football content compared to what there once was.
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One of the only football forum  options left in Oz is  Football Anarchy.


There can be some pretty obnoxious posters on there, but there is an easy to use Foe mechanism  which hides obnoxious users' posts.

I've only used the mute mechanism on 442 for five posters over 12 years participation. On Football Anarchy I've deployed the Foe mechanism for three posters in a 20 min spell, and will probably easily go to 10!  

If the Football Anarchy admin get their act together and start linking articles from other football sites to generate more football content and discussion,  it  could be a viable  football forum option if 442 closes down. It desperately needs an injection of new blood and impetus from more posters though. 
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Shut up you flog.  No one cares about your self righteous pontifications.


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What sort of person brags about how many people they mute??

Very strange.
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localstar - 17 Aug 2018 12:33 PM
What sort of person brags about how many people they mute??

Very strange.

Are you even sure he saw your post? 😎
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StiflersMom - 17 Aug 2018 4:12 PM
localstar - 17 Aug 2018 12:33 PM

Are you even sure he saw your post? 😎

Not necessarily intended for D. Just letting others know what a fruit loop he is...

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localstar - 17 Aug 2018 5:07 PM
StiflersMom - 17 Aug 2018 4:12 PM

Not necessarily intended for D. Just letting others know what a fruit loop he is...

Im pretty sure it was common logic before.


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Well looks like the forum is still here.  How about that.   :Whistling:
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Who is in charge of 442 now Kevin Airs has moved on?
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ErogenousZone - 28 Aug 2018 2:16 PM
Well looks like the forum is still here.  How about that.   :Whistling:

Thread is clearly about the branding.

-PB

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paulbagzFC - 29 Aug 2018 12:24 PM
ErogenousZone - 28 Aug 2018 2:16 PM

Thread is clearly about the branding.

-PB

Kind of the we're closing down business that never closes down because it's a good way to attract customers.  Gotcha.  

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ErogenousZone - 30 Aug 2018 11:10 AM
paulbagzFC - 29 Aug 2018 12:24 PM

Kind of the we're closing down business that never closes down because it's a good way to attract customers.  Gotcha.  

This ain't a rug shop mate.

-PB

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haha I'll pay that one bagz.

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