Talk:Jamie Mackie

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NPOV[edit]

There are several unsubstantiated claims in the article which is bordering on "fancruft"; e.g. "an Exeter City hero", "his positive attitude had long been admired", "A pacy striker", "well placed sources", "upturn in form". --Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 13:56, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Where was he born?[edit]

The article mentions both Papua New Guinea and Dorking, England. Also his nationality is given as Scottish in the categories when it explicitly states he is not Scottish in the article. Which is correct? --Iae (talk) 16:08, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

www.allfootballer.com gives his place of birth as Dorking. I have added the {{Contradict}} tag as the article is in need of some serious editing. --Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 20:29, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

His birthplace according to the official website of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, for which he now plays, has his birthplace as Dorking. Is this enough to substantiate and then to finally delete Papua New Guinea reference?? (Rockyar88 (talk) 11:06, 8 April 2008 (UTC))

He's not Scottish but when has that ever stopped anyone playing for Scotland? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.135.127.222 (talk) 19:15, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

English Born Scottish Footballer[edit]

This phrase is worryingly common in these types of articles. It implies that he's a Scottish person, who plays football, but was born in England. That's clearly not actually the case. He's an English footballer who qualifies for the Scottish national team through a grandparent. Any objections to changing it to something like:

"James Charles "Jamie" Mackie (born 22 September 1985 in Dorking, England) is an English footballer who currently plays as a striker for Football League Championship club Queens Park Rangers. Mackie plays internationally for Scotland, a country he is eligible to play for as a result of his grandfather being born in Kilmarnock." Blankfrackis (talk) 19:19, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

There have been no objections to this so I've changed it. I really think this is a problem with these articles - most of them conform to the "X born, X footballer" description, which is quite misleading to someone who has never heard of the player. Blankfrackis (talk) 01:57, 27 March 2011 (UTC)