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“He’s one of the few Irish sporting administrators who have made it to the top of their sport internationally. ….”
Denis O Brien on John Delaney in August 2018.
Have a good chuckle at that quote. Dear, oh dear!
He seems to have forgotten Pat Hickey
Pat Hickey made it to the upper echelons of the International Olympic Council, only to be very publicly shamed during the Rio Olympics.
John Boy certainly forgot about Hickey after all that unpleasantness in Rio.
O Brien would always like someone in his own mould. Someone who sucks on the teat of the public purse. Someone who has a record of failed business. Boxcar Donny and Boxcar Johnny.
Here was me thinking O’Brien was a multi-billionaire and Ireland’s wealthiest native-born citizen. Some failed business.
I don’t recall demonstrations in the street when he offered to fund Trapattoni’s wages.
Admittedly the Irish public turned quickly when Trap was revealed as just another Route One spoofer who only flew in the day before a match and went home to Italy straight afterwards laughing all the way to the bank.
The fans happily made their Faustian pact with O’Brien. Remember, we qualified for tournaments (which is all most people care about) playing Trap’s awfully boring brand of football.
Delaney, like Dara Murphy, is a symptom not a cause of distrust of those in public office.
If you celebrate cute hoorism and dodgy dealing as a way of life in Ireland then corruption and malpractice is what follows.
An economy can be brought to its knees and no-one gets the blame ?
A finance minister with no bank account and dig-out cash stashed in his safe ? Not a bother.
A Taoiseach owns an island, a yacht ,a Palladian mansion and racehorses on a Prime Minister’s salary ? What a character !
Meanwhile, the Irish football team bumbles along like a pub side of cloggers and overweight fag-smokers with the grassroots game starved of funding.
The fish rots from the head down and the more the Irish public suck up the excesses of the chancers and crooks who run the system the longer it will go on.
Qualify for the Euros ( I said stop laughing at the back ) and all will be forgotten.
Till the next time.
now we’re talking !!
who was that imposter yesterday?
Agree – much better rant – fair play
He was probably hungover and not his usual self.
‘ think is all over …… Well it is now
One you’re not funny
Two it’s pretty sad that you got banned and then came back with the same unfunny character – can you not get some new material or are you truly that lacking in talent?
Who got banned ?
Ok – you’re lacking in talent. Fair enough.
“John Delaney could run anything. John Delaney could run UEFA easily. He could run FIFA as far as I’m concerned” – Dinny love for the spoofer.
Surely it’s only a matter of time before the talented John pops up in the National Broadband Plan?
It must be said that the FAI are approaching almost Vatican levels of graft now
Waiting for a monologue reply from Doherty to Helen Dixon.
After that debate what strikes me about the Corbyn / Johnson positions on Brexit is that it is Labour who is arguing the business case rather than the Tories- which is a complete reversal of the traditional positions- what if any impact that will have remains to be seen.
Corbyn’s point about bringing Britain up to the same level of investment in public services as other European countries flies right in the face of the media’s portrayal of him as a deranged leftie- but they are hardly impartial in the first place.
That the Tories are whatever points ahead means little if it does not transfer into a majority and such polls do not take into account tactical voting or the wave of newly registered voters- 3m, most under 35 and most either Lib Dem of Labour- it’s still all to play for.
Oh and before anyone points out that it is 2m not 3, it is 3m who intend to vote now which is really what counts.
Corbyn is the most unpopular UK party leader going into an election since polling records were first kept.
He is toxic on the doorsteps in many traditional Labour seats where the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph would not be the newspaper of choice.
He leads a party that is currently under investigation for anti-semitism by the Equality and Human Rights Commission – a dubious honour shared by only one other political party, the BNP.
Sterling is enjoying a rally to levels of a couple of years ago simply because City traders believe the threat of a Corbyn government has passed.
If you think Britain’s businesses are looking forward to having 5% of their shares compulsory confiscated and redistributed to ” the wokers ” as well as a mass re-nationalisation plan you’re simply deluding yourself.
Even that crazed Irish Times Brit-basher Tintin O’Foole can’t bring himself to love Magic Grandpa.
If Labour was lead by anyone other than Corbyn they’d stroll this election.
Both Corybn AND Johnson are electoral liabilities. Also, this is not a two horse race- there is Lib Dems on one side of the Tories and Farage on the other- both of which are likely to eat into their numbers.
If they do not get an outright majority then it is one of two collations- Tories/Farage or Labour/Lib Dems.
The BNP support has collapsed and the LibDems could well end up losing seats rather than gaining them which is why Labour support has picked up in recent weeks but not to a big enough extent to change the result.
Far from being a liability Johnson is the Tories best, ineed only,hope.It’s why he has been front and centre of their campaign will the rest of the Cabinet virtually invisible.
Anyhow, it’s a long read but here’s an excellent profile on Boris and why he’ll wing this election reasonably comfortably.
…you have to hand it to bungling Boris…he’s playing a stormer…just goes to show that getting Brexit done and implementing the democratic wish of the electorate trumps all other considerations…only a few days to go…
Haha we will see
Its a very strange world when the Irish penny whistlers are supporting the English Tories.
Big social media push by the Tories for the last week launched today.
Expect to see a lot more of this …
No one cares about anti Semitism in the Labour Party it affects 0.2% of the population- total non issue
Jews don’t matter ?
That’s how Hitler got away with it for so long.
Possibly one of your funniest moments. You’ve earned one pint.
What was funny about a bad Hitler joke? Actually I don’t care.
That’s the point.
Subtlety is absolutely wasted around here.
we need slanty sarcasm font, sort it out IT guys
Yes. Yes exactly. I’m so glad we’re on the same page.
Ah, I’m so glad to be back in all my non-contextualised glory.
You glow, all the same ;)
They don’t matter in UK electoral terms – 0.2% – and most of them still will vote Labour anyway.
Where do they live? They live mostly in safe Labour seats. Irrelevant. Next
Only a simpleton would think that only Jews get offended by anti-semitism.
Heh… I like that :)
Tories/ Brexit party serve a very narrow business interest – the ones who never pay tax in any way – they will still make money in the new post EU economy
Who are these people who never pay tax in any way ?
Take a moment off from doing your school homework and let us know …
Apart from the obvious is the main occupation of your Thai “wife” to go around and collect all the empty bottles?
She was Croation last time I pumped her up.
And these people who never pay any tax ?
I thought you were going to tell us all about them …
Sometimes it takes a comic to tell the truth- this is the best thing I have seen in a long time- brilliant- Tom Walker AKA Jonathan Pie- A Decade of The Tories.
The sporting gods have delivered a difficult choice today …
Man City v Man Utd.
Munster v Saracens.
55 million in debt. Would a benevolent Middle East oil sheik bail out FIFA?
FAI you mean? A mullah with moolah you say?
A mullah with muchas moolah.
Sheikh Yabooty …
Rock the cash boy
Mary Robinson could have a word with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
He’s into horses and our dear former president doesn’t follow horses or play golf.
And these people who never pay any tax ?
I thought you were going to tell us all about them …
Maybe a lesson to be learned by our own State.
We don’t have a “claims culture”, as in we are not litigious as a people compared to the UK, US or against the average in Europe.
What we have is a high payout culture which is something quite different, in fairness.
So less claims but m=higher payouts so?
There are professional con artists out there mind- I know of one guy who had three car crash claims under his belt, his wife two and his daughter one. You would wonder if the insurance companies are doing any background checks at all- I mean, how unlucky can one family be?
True that. There was a woman in Cork, a most unfortunate individual, who had sued Cork County Council 12 or 13 times and got a claim on all but the last one when the judge did see the history and threw out the last case.
There are individuals who will sue for any fall, minor accident or whatever and those who will stage accidents, but they are in the minority, to my understanding. And yet still, Ireland does not have the same level as of litigious actions as those countrie I named. But we do have higher payouts.