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« Reply #5070 on: September 11, 2019, 09:49:26 AM »
I for one wouldnt be happy at his exit from rte broadcasting.  I certainly dont always agree with what he says and of course he goes to far on occasion, but you know what, I'm drawn to hear his ramblings.  I get the Gaelic Life most weeks and the first article i want to read is his.  You cant say that about many other pundits.

Anyway, i'm sure he will land on his feet. 

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« Reply #5071 on: September 11, 2019, 09:55:06 AM »
Today is a good day.
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« Reply #5072 on: September 11, 2019, 09:59:34 AM »
I for one wouldnt be happy at his exit from rte broadcasting.  I certainly dont always agree with what he says and of course he goes to far on occasion, but you know what, I'm drawn to hear his ramblings. I get the Gaelic Life most weeks and the first article i want to read is his.  You cant say that about many other pundits.

Anyway, i'm sure he will land on his feet.

Itís the very last thing I read in it.

Iíll be able to enjoy the replay now knowing heíll be nowhere to be seen.

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« Reply #5073 on: September 11, 2019, 10:25:42 AM »
I for one wouldnt be happy at his exit from rte broadcasting.  I certainly dont always agree with what he says and of course he goes to far on occasion, but you know what, I'm drawn to hear his ramblings. I get the Gaelic Life most weeks and the first article i want to read is his.  You cant say that about many other pundits.

Anyway, i'm sure he will land on his feet.

Itís the very last thing I read in it.

Iíll be able to enjoy the replay now knowing heíll be nowhere to be seen.

His indo output is divisive, vindictive and mean spirited. If you aren't a 6 county culchie, you aren't really Irish. A load of me bollix.

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« Reply #5074 on: September 11, 2019, 11:37:20 AM »
On a human level it's not right to take delight in someone getting the boot. But it's hard not to breath a sigh of relief that he's gone.

There was a time that I used to enjoy listening to him, because he was capable of both having the craic and doing some serious analysis. In the past 10 years or so, the analysis side of things became less and less important to him. The only thing he seems to care about is making sure he himself is the topic of conversation after every game.

His CONSTANT interrupting and talking over other panellists has become just unbearable. In the pre-match coverage there was one stage where Joanne Cantwell asked a direct question to Whelan, and no sooner had Ciaran started to utter his answer than Brolly was trying to butt in and talk over him, but Whelan wouldn't relent and continued to give his answer, and the more he tried to answer Joanne, the more frantic Joe became in his attempts to talk over him and make it about himself. It was just so needy and pathetic. And there's this nagging feeling that the constant interrupting is a premeditated tactic that he knows will get us talking about him.

It's all the more annoying when you compare the quality of analysis on Sky with the sort of tripe we get from Brolly. On Sky, Canavan and Donaghy bring a bit of craic but they also make the tactical battles easy to understand and they can read and explain what teams and individuals are trying to do and communicate it well. Meanwhile, over in the RT… studio, Brolly seems uninterested in discussing the actual game itself or the tactical battles. He's more interested in picking out a controversial moment like a foul and ranting & shouting people down about it for the following 10 minutes. That, or going on a rant about the latest rule change he's championing. In the early rounds of the championship, it seemed to be the norm that after every game was over, Brolly would talk about literally nothing of the game itself, and just use the whole time to promote his 'Paidi ”'Sť Cup' idea.

And don't start me on his constant name-dropping of player/public figures. I stopped reading his columns because every one of them seems to include repeated references to who was texting him during the week, who he was sitting beside at the game, who he called in to see before the game yadda yadda yadda.

Ah rant over.

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« Reply #5075 on: September 11, 2019, 11:45:40 AM »
Snapchap, itís like you read my mind. Totally sums up everything about Brolly.

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« Reply #5076 on: September 11, 2019, 11:46:45 AM »
I get all this above.

But if sooner listen to Joe ramble for 20 minutes than hear another word from Ciaran Whelan.

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« Reply #5077 on: September 11, 2019, 12:01:22 PM »
Snapchap, itís like you read my mind. Totally sums up everything about Brolly.
Me also

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« Reply #5078 on: September 11, 2019, 12:15:51 PM »
I liked Brolly and still do. Heís a great character, even if he was a bit of a **** in the heat of the moment at times. You need people like that to stop you from falling asleep listening to the colm oírourkes, Ciaran whelans et al

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« Reply #5079 on: September 11, 2019, 12:20:18 PM »
I get all this above.

But if sooner listen to Joe ramble for 20 minutes than hear another word from Ciaran Whelan.

Indeed.

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« Reply #5080 on: September 11, 2019, 12:22:10 PM »
For all his faults the worst thing he did was say Gough bought into the Kerry propaganda after rightly calling Cooper to task. He questioned the integrity of Gough and overstepped the mark.

He did that too with Sean Cavanagh and McGeeny. The interrupting you could just about live with but that kind of stuff is out of order.

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« Reply #5081 on: September 11, 2019, 12:31:06 PM »
So everyone can agree that the Sky analysis is far superior to anything RTE produce right down to the screen Canavan uses etc.

With Brolly possibly gone can anyone tell me the reason to tune into RTE instead of Sky now?

RTE pre game/half time/post game analysis is still rubbish when Brolly isnt in the studio so they have a major problem there.

ORourke/Spillane/Whelan all offer zero insight.

If they are clearing Brolly they may go the whole hog as bar the controversy/craic Brolly created there is no other reason to tune in


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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5082 on: September 11, 2019, 12:34:09 PM »
So everyone can agree that the Sky analysis is far superior to anything RTE produce right down to the screen Canavan uses etc.

With Brolly possibly gone can anyone tell me the reason to tune into RTE instead of Sky now?

RTE pre game/half time/post game analysis is still rubbish when Brolly isnt in the studio so they have a major problem there.

ORourke/Spillane/Whelan all offer zero insight.

If they are clearing Brolly they may go the whole hog as bar the controversy/craic Brolly created there is no other reason to tune in

There's none.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5083 on: September 11, 2019, 12:38:44 PM »
There's one.

You have to pay for sky.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5084 on: September 11, 2019, 12:39:53 PM »
So everyone can agree that the Sky analysis is far superior to anything RTE produce right down to the screen Canavan uses etc.

With Brolly possibly gone can anyone tell me the reason to tune into RTE instead of Sky now?

RTE pre game/half time/post game analysis is still rubbish when Brolly isnt in the studio so they have a major problem there.

ORourke/Spillane/Whelan all offer zero insight.

If they are clearing Brolly they may go the whole hog as bar the controversy/craic Brolly created there is no other reason to tune in

There's none.

Agree.

It all well Bennett getting rid of him but the product is sub standard even when Brolly isnt on