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My piece of coursework is a football match review. The score line is fictional for dramatic effect. Such an article would be traditionally found in the back pages of a tabloid newspaper, such as The Sun or The Daily Mail.

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Josh Jones Coursework Commentary My piece of coursework is a football match review. The score line is fictional for dramatic effect. Such an article would be traditionally found in the back pages of a tabloid newspaper, such as The Sun or The Daily Mail. The analysis is of a crunch match, which will decide the victor of the Premiership. Therefore, I have given the article an emotive title, with the use of the word 'epic'. This sets the scene for the tension I build up within the article. In terms of the layout, I have attempted to match that of both the Daily Mail and The Sun. I have placed the score line and the author name underneath the title respectively. ...read more.

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Within the text, I have used dividers, commonly used by The Sun newspaper. These are usually one-word headings, which relate to the following paragraph. I have used these mainly to divide the text and provide a lightly informative hint to the contents of the paragraph. The photograph on the right hand side is taken from ITV's website and is accompanied with a caption. All analysis's are accompanied by a photograph taken from the game. The incident in the photograph usually relates to the victor of the match. In this case, a Newcastle player is shielding the ball from a Man Utd player to represent Newcastle's winning of the match. ...read more.

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Such examples are "midfield", "tactics", "centrally attacking", "Red Devils" and "Magpies". Clearly, this terminology is only understandable to those with knowledge of football as the intended audience is of course football supporters. The language I use also dramatises the situation in order to keep the readers interest and to give an exaggerated view of the situation. An example from the text is "...with Solano hitting the underside of the crossbar after a stunning run". This technique helps to build up the readers view of the atmosphere in the stadium. Progressively, through various drafts of my coursework, I have generally improved the layout of the work, adding columns and paragraph headings to the article. I have also changed some parts of the text due to grammatical errors and improved the overall presentation of the article. ...read more.

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