71 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

  1. SOQ

    Is there anything in that Times Kingspan headline which couldn’t have been written ten minutes after Paddy Jackson’s solicitor made a complete tool of himself?

    1. PlumBobSmearPants

      It was never going to go any other way. They’re utterly bunched those lads. It’s the dole for them now. Unemployable. Unless daddy has gigs for them selling tractors or something. Their behaviour and shredded reputation will follow them globally. Proper order too.

      1. ReproBertie (SCU)

        I’d be fairly confident that a professional club somewhere will snatch up an international out half.

        Time away from Ireland to repent and learn from his mistakes and who knows what can happen.

        1. PlumBobSmearPants

          Perhaps. The new pro rugby league in America perhaps. But I dunno. There’s nothing on this island for them.

      2. SOQ

        Why wasn’t this announced on Wednesday rather than letting it build up to a protest? It’s like they were testing to see if people would actually turn up.

        One thing very obvious about this whole saga is how badly the public relations was handled. Complaining about social media is like complaining about the weather, complete nonsense. If they were any good at their jobs they would know how to deal with the internet.

          1. david

            Not think but fact
            Occasionally the mask slips like when Mary lou just could not help herself
            And the parade on Easter Monday of thugs in paramilitary gear

        1. realPolithicks

          “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt”

      3. Spaghetti Hoop

        Long Sin Bin and then back as coaches. Coaching what I’m not sure.
        It IS extraordinary that an acquitted person would lose their job. But the game does try to uphold a clean reputation, even when its members act otherwise.

    2. SOQ

      In defence of Kingspan; they are the least sexist of the sponsors. They don’t like the gays but they are a border region outfit after all. Progress of sorts I suppose.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        He has had a good innings. I hope he makes it to the marriage of his daughter-in-law’s son’s wedding.

          1. PlumBobSmearPants

            What? That he’ll make it the wedding or the results of the paternity test?! Heh heh.

        1. Bernie

          Bull, he’s really rocking it for a 96 year old Nazi, does that make you feel better, my precious?

        2. bertie blenkinsop

          Remarkable age for someone who’s toiled so hard and endured such hardship over the years.

          ( I’m just annoyed he ripped off Claire Foy in The Crown )

  2. Gabby

    The best way to select a Grand National winner is to pick a random number, multiply by two, deduct 3 from that, add 21, divide by 3 and deduct 1 from the result. Put a 10 euro place bet on that numbered horse. Playing Bingo in the local parish hall brings more joy.

  3. david

    So it begins
    Before the scientists arrive to analyse if a chemical attack happened the west launches an attack on Syria
    This will now be the Cuban missile crises of modern times.
    This time though there might not be a Russian who disobeyed an order that stopped WW3

    1. petey

      “Before the scientists arrive to analyse if a chemical attack happened”

      also, we won’t know if uk, usa, and france dropped any bombs on syria last night until scientists artive to analyse.

      1. david

        Interesting one
        A real baldrick one a cunning plan like the miraculous recovery of the military grade double spy
        What if they find no proof but find the rebels the west supports did this chemical attack for propaganda?

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      What’s the relevance of them being black?
      Black people can be racist and / or English can’t they?
      Genuine question….

      1. SOQ

        Yes they can, but that is usually against white people as a whole. This is English nationalism rather than racism and as daughters (or granddaughters) of immigrants themselves, has a certain irony to it.

        I suspect this sort of thing is springing up because some of the eastern Europeans can be quite racist against blacks, so the English identity is used as a push back. It is still quite right wing mind.

        1. Peter Dempsey

          When we hear about racist attackers on foreigners, the racists are usually white. That’s why he mentioned it.

          1. SOQ

            It’s an odd one mind and shows the heights that xenophobia has reached in certain parts of England.

            Either that or they were just a couple of pig ignorant cows who took something earlier then fancied a scrap.

            Probably the second.

      1. Nigel

        The UN inspectors being on their way to inspect the place as the missiles hit was a nice touch.

        1. david

          WAS a lovely touch and if the inspectors find nothing and the Russians are right?
          Why would anyone use chemical, weapons if they are winning especially in this day and age whenever little can escape scrutiny

          1. Nigel

            That’s not actually a difficult question to answer, you know. ‘Because they’re utter bastards’ would cover it more easily than a complicated international conspiracy which has even less of a comprehensible or rational strategic goal.

      1. Nigel

        I think this is literally the first time I’ve quoted a Trump tweet jusayinlike but ok. Don’t worry I think Assad and Putin are gonna get through this.

  4. michael walsh

    Sir Cliff, a worse torment for me was mistletoe and wine – I bet it torments your new religious adviser as well.

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