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The comment section was the site though.
You made this place what it was.
So, it’s really all your fault.
It’s been a very very real pleasure, proud to have my name on that list.
As I told you before,
a rockstar and a gent.
Peace out and you should be proud,
Thank you Broadsheet. It’s been an amazing ride since I first discovered you. Never to be forgotten and always in my heart and mind forever. Adieu.
Well done John
Very gracious exit
My heart is full for you
Live long, prosper,
like the stars…!
hey… it’s still good… IT’S STILL GOOD…!
Rave On, John Ryan…
Been here since early days, I’m going to miss Broadsheet terribly. All the very best to you all.
Good night and God bless, if you believe that sort of thing and good luck for the future to everyone. If I’ve insulted anyone I didn’t mean it. It was all in the heat of the moment.
One final comment:
Goodnight and good luck
RTE Closedown 1961 –
Keep shoving Connie around those fields…
Thanks, John and all. It has been a pleasure.
To echo Janet’s comment above, I am honoured and proud to be on your list.
Do not gently go, but softly, softly, and let minds recall you with fondness
It’s going to be strange not checking Broadsheet in the mornings anymore, not to mention the “debates” in the comments section.
All the best.
saddened to hear this but glad to get in before the last curtain. thanks bodger – I know I was a nuisance on occasion but very genuinely i did always appreciate what you were doing. and while I didnt always agree with, I did always admire and respect you; genuine, real fondness for you. loads of others on here who I loved dearly – too many to mention but most of all, janet.in fact, i dont think ive ever like someone so much who I didnt end up riding, so it’s likely destined.
You’ve been missed, Brother. You were never, ever a nuisance.
cheers, bodger. that’s nice of you to say. i wish you all the best.
now that’s made me happy, so glad you popped up, you were missed …ya sexy thing
Ah, brother b. Nice to see you back one last time pet.
You were very much missed. x
I have followed you guys since the beginning , you have always been a breath of fresh air. Tá brón orm ní bheidh sibh thart níos mó. Go raibh míle maith agaibh don serbhis, is minic a lá no oíche a chaith mé anseo.
Nicely put, onwards and upwards John and Nick, take care of yourselves.
Goodbye all, sorry to see ye go…
One thing I was hugely impressed with was when ye stood up to Denis O’Brien’s lawyers about republishing the Waterfordwhispers article about Gilligan being similar to himself in a parallel universe. As I recall every other platform crumbled at the mere recipient of a desist letter. Fair play to yis for taking that stand. Whilst I agree with a lot of posters you may may have shot yourselves in the foot, on the whole you did far more good, and should be very proud. I hope you reemerge in some other enterprise. Take care
To each one their own!
Broadsheet , reimagined, reinvented, like a Phoenix, it’s contributors, mentors, and creators now have a new job to do.
Let’s get cracking on a new incarnation tut sweet!!!
Absolutely- and with strong moderation to keep the sewer rats out.
All the best lads- well done.
Speaking of sewer rats, you just can’t help yourself, good luck for the future anyway.
Hasta la vista Broadsheet.
Here’s a question…
If you’re one of the LAST people here, aren’t you also by definition one of the reasons why other people left?
I’m not accusing you of anything.
I’m referring to the ever diminishing gene pool
Thanks John and everyone.
And thank you Olga.
So long, and thanks for all the fish
Thanks all. Thank you and goodnight.
Till the next time :-)
‘You’re going to reap just what you sow’ – Lou Reed
Ah come on
Slán go fóill
I’ve said more than enough over the past few days. It’s been wild. Best of luck and see you on the other side…
Ye big rides ;)
All the best Broadsheet, John, and the all of the gang in the comments section…. I’ll miss you all :)
Just testing – ah whadya know!
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free…
Thank you for the shout out John. Missing you and the ‘sheet already.
It’s been a beautiful final few days reading all the farewell posts and comments…. the warmth, the love and the memories.
Well… if you know, you know ❤️
Longtime reader, first time poster. Thank you, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this site. Good luck
Best of luck John & all. I’ve been here from the start in a few incarnations and tbh through phases of fluctuating mental health. Broadsheet was a constant & I was annoyed and amused in equal measure by the commenters. I also won two record vouchers which was nice. Didn’t like the recent change of focus but still commented, skulked and always checked next morning papers at 11pm religiously. Will really miss the site!
Wait, I just wanted to……..
Thanks again John for all of it!
* hugs *
Now I’ll never find out Where Would You Get It : (
Cosmic flag, Bodger…