"....please stop trying to curse Gudgeon. Turning him into a toad will not help his game"
-- Ragmar Dorkins, Chudley Cannons team manager (DP1)
The struggling Cannons suffered a heavy loss of 350-0 against the Appleby Arrows. The cause for the Cannons’ defeat was attributed to the performance of their Seeker, Galvin Gudgeon, who missed several opportunities to catch the Snitch during the match. Gudgeon’s history of inattention is mentioned and the article concludes with an interview with Ragmar Dorkins, the team manager, who pleads with Cannons fans to be patient during this losing streak (DP1).
Although the date printed on the first Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP1) is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.
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Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
Harry Potter Wiki: Chudley Cannons