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  1. Account suspended
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    03 Feb '15 22:20
    There are many kinds of them, they write for politicians, for celebrities when they should announce illness or rehab or something, for companies when they are sued ...
    ... but I am thinking now of football (soccer) coaches, who - after UEFA and FIFA rules - are obliged to attend press conferences before and after the match.

    I thought: if they were capable to make new, fresh meaningful statements each time, they would be able to write a book, several books worth of Pulitzer prize.

    So, how much are their speechwriters paid for those smart observations?
  2. Dublin Ireland
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    03 Feb '15 22:25
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    There are many kinds of them, they write for politicians, for celebrities when they should announce illness or rehab or something, for companies when they are sued ...
    ... but I am thinking now of football (soccer) coaches, who - after UEFA and FIFA rules - are obliged to attend press conferences before and after the match.

    I thought: if they were c ...[text shortened]... th of Pulitzer prize.

    So, how much are their speechwriters paid for those smart observations?
    How many Pulitzer Prize winning soccer managers do you know? LOL.

    Writing is an art. Something you are born with, like playing an instrument.

    The Directors of these club have press officers and PR people to help
    them write a statement if something goes wrong.

    But speechwriters..........please, get a grip.
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    04 Feb '15 13:38
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    ...
    So, how much are their speechwriters paid for those smart observations?
    Probably not much.

    And probably we won't see any Pulitzer Prize worthy books from Football celebrities either.