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19 thoughts on “Thicker Than Water

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I don’t get the ad. Obviously it’s smart-bottomed but it’s flown right over my head.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I guess it’s about being born supporting Ireland. But if they’re courting the Paddy Power style of controversy=popularity then the compaints should gush in from people who’s grandparents supported the Wallabies, died on the Titanic, were blind, hated sport etc etc.

    2. Dr.Fart MD

      i think it means you don’t choose a team, because your family are irish, so no matter what team u like the look of, youre irish and that’s your team? i think. It seemed like that, but then i don’t know how its ur grandparents who chose to live in ireland. could go back further or sooner than that. its a bit convuluted i think.

      1. Spud

        Yeah, seems v poor.
        Is it trying to play on the whole Declan Rice / Soccer debacle?

        Nice move by Guinness to secure the 6 Nations as our sponsorship laws get tightened.

    3. Col

      I don’t get it either. Thought maybe it was some sort of Irish grandparent passport rule thing related to Brexit. I’m lost.

    4. Paulus

      You may have missed a trick there Bodger:
      “Thicker than Water” could make a good slogan for Guinness?

    1. Spud

      I thought last year the hype train was going to get de-railed at the first game in Paris.

      And then Sexton got the ball in the 82nd minute…

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            We were woeful in the 2007 World Cup. Yes there was some media build-up and general hyped-up expectations but not in one’s face. Then in 2009 there was no hype at all and we won the 6Nations magnificantly and without fuss. Rugby, as opposed to soccer, does not do media hype-trains as much.

  2. Dub Spot

    It’s a pathetic, racist reference to the Irish Civil War using the dead and injured to sell their product to cause more death and injury. Totally get it.

    1. Ian-O

      Is it? Possibly, but more likely its just some halfwit marketing graduate thinking they are clever.

      Oh and I hate rugby to the extent I will be cheering on….who are they playing? England? Great, Come On The English!

      (Just so I can exult in the idiotic despair of the all the rugger buggers tomorrow while I take my afternoon libations in the city centre….)

      1. Dub Spot

        Up the Dubs! GAA rocks.

        Not that you will see this raised in higher education institutions o DCU marketing courses as a bad example. Or expect the OIrish Times to call this one out. Never the best at multitasking, and sucking at the Big G’s teat is more lucrative.

        More blacks, more Irish, more dogs. – lets see them try and rework that one.

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