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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5295 on: January 14, 2020, 06:30:11 PM »
Joe being shown up for what he is. No integrity at all. The poor wee old men lying up in the hospital beds will be devastated. I really did not think he would do it.
Has to find some way of keeping himself relevant.

That’s exactly what it’s all about.

It’s still interesting to hear his opinion. He might talk sh1te at times but he’s entertaining.

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« Reply #5296 on: January 14, 2020, 06:33:57 PM »
This is 'The Official Keep Joe Brolly Relevant' thread though

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« Reply #5297 on: January 14, 2020, 06:47:58 PM »
Joe being shown up for what he is. No integrity at all. The poor wee old men lying up in the hospital beds will be devastated. I really did not think he would do it.
Has to find some way of keeping himself relevant.

That’s exactly what it’s all about.

It’s still interesting to hear his opinion. He might talk sh1te at times but he’s entertaining.

In what way is he entertaining? I don't class attention seeking as entertainment.

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« Reply #5298 on: January 14, 2020, 06:49:30 PM »
Joe being shown up for what he is. No integrity at all. The poor wee old men lying up in the hospital beds will be devastated. I really did not think he would do it.
Has to find some way of keeping himself relevant.

That’s exactly what it’s all about.

It’s still interesting to hear his opinion. He might talk sh1te at times but he’s entertaining.

He’s not entertaining. For years, TSG was all about “shut up everybody, and listen to me”.

He’s a narcissist. And the only way to deal with a narcissist is to cut them out. Thankfully RTE have done that.

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« Reply #5299 on: January 14, 2020, 07:51:05 PM »
Joe being shown up for what he is. No integrity at all. The poor wee old men lying up in the hospital beds will be devastated. I really did not think he would do it.
Has to find some way of keeping himself relevant.

That’s exactly what it’s all about.

It’s still interesting to hear his opinion. He might talk sh1te at times but he’s entertaining.

In what way is he entertaining? I don't class attention seeking as entertainment.

The football connoisseurs on here are probably sick of listening to him but everyone I’ve spoken to who isn’t fanatical about football, ie the average punter, loves listening to him. Lots of people have said to me it’s a a massive own goal by rte to get rid of him. Ciaran whelan, sean cavanagh and dessie dolan spend all their time sitting on the fence, although colm orourke and spillane will still get people talking.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5300 on: January 14, 2020, 07:55:09 PM »
You can avail of Eir sports package if you have eir broadband package via their app.  I do not have sky, Virgin or Eir TV package but I can avail of the Eir sports app for free once my broadband is with eir.  I can then chromecast eir sports from my phone to the TV.  It also includes virgin media sports pack now. (this use to be BT Sports)

But what about the wee old man living in rural Ireland with no access or cant afford broadband. Not fit to leave the house to go to a neighbour or a pub. Him relying on these weekly games to keep him going.

Or the man lying up in hospital with no access to Eir Sport.

Joe was very worried about these people last year when Sky and Eir showing games. He was close to tears telling these sad stories.

You forgot about those in nursing homes too......

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« Reply #5301 on: January 14, 2020, 10:36:48 PM »
NEW eir Sport pundit Joe Brolly has said that a decade of “howling at the moon” over keeping Gaelic games free-to-air was behind his decision to link up with the pay-per-view station.

The Derry man said that he campaigned vigorously against the decision to have paid GAA content introduced, including a series of meetings with then GAA Director General Pauric Duffy, but ultimately his message was “comprehensively rejected.”

The Gaelic Life columnist, who also pointed out that 600,000 people receive eir Sports free as part of their broadband package, explained his U-turn.

“I started to object 10 years ago, setting out the case for the games to be available to everybody regardless of means,” said Brolly, whose association with RTÉ came to an end in September.

“I met Pauric Duffy three times about it when he was the Director General. I met him at the start of the rights issue and at the second round of the rights issue.

“He made it clear that this was the new landscape and that it wasn’t going to change. He did agonise over it.

“I continued to make my case. I’m very close, for example, to patients in hospitals, I’m heavily involved with Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis charities.

“But after 10 years my argument has been comprehensively rejected, absolutely rejected.

“In truth it has reached the stage where I’m howling in the wind. I’m certainly the only pundit who blazed a trail on it; none of the journalists were interested in it. Even my own kids were saying get real.

“There comes a point where it becomes entirely pointless. Like many things in society they change and they change permanently.”

Brolly also said that the changing media landscape also played a part in his decision.

“Something that I had become conscious of much more was the viewing habits of younger people.

“My own kids for example, more or less watch Youtube and online.

“There is going to be a new landscape for the games, there’s absolutely no doubt about that – the GAA have decided that.”





Some amount of shite talked right there.

So he basically tried to change the system and said “f**k it” , and went with the system

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« Reply #5302 on: January 14, 2020, 10:54:32 PM »
What a load of horse crap
Joe is being shown up for what he really is this time.
He was sitting comfortably in RTE free to air and thought he would play the saint Joe card about the poor oul men in hospitals etc
Very very surprised in him
Disappointed actually

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5303 on: January 14, 2020, 11:02:17 PM »
Joe being shown up for what he is. No integrity at all. The poor wee old men lying up in the hospital beds will be devastated. I really did not think he would do it.
Has to find some way of keeping himself relevant.

Jesus Benny let it go man, that’s a very unhealthy fascination you have developed there. A lot of hurt and anger over what really... fluff talk at half time? Let it go or it’ll eat you up. Joe’s not everyone’s cup of tea but is he intelligent, articulate, interesting, different, off the wall sometimes.... generally yes I’d say.
That’s exactly what it’s all about.

It’s still interesting to hear his opinion. He might talk sh1te at times but he’s entertaining.

He’s not entertaining. For years, TSG was all about “shut up everybody, and listen to me”.

He’s a narcissist. And the only way to deal with a narcissist is to cut them out. Thankfully RTE have done that.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5304 on: January 14, 2020, 11:17:13 PM »
Don’t really care as I don’t have Eir, so I won’t have to listen to the bollix.

This
What Benny is really saying,  even if he wanted to watch the NFL games televised by Eir he hasn't the nous to suss it out, and if he did have the nous, he wouldn't be able to resist the magnetic attraction of Joe Brolly.

What Benny is really saying, is exactly what he said above.
Exactly, just as I interpreted. If Joe was on your tv you couln't but not listen to him and afterwards get on line and moan like fck ;D


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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5305 on: January 14, 2020, 11:44:17 PM »
Don’t really care as I don’t have Eir, so I won’t have to listen to the bollix.

This
What Benny is really saying,  even if he wanted to watch the NFL games televised by Eir he hasn't the nous to suss it out, and if he did have the nous, he wouldn't be able to resist the magnetic attraction of Joe Brolly.

What Benny is really saying, is exactly what he said above.
Exactly, just as I interpreted. If Joe was on your tv you couln't but not listen to him and afterwards get on line and moan like fck ;D

Most times he was on, the mute button was pressed. The last 3/4 years he became unbearable. Glad to see the back of him

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« Reply #5306 on: January 14, 2020, 11:45:52 PM »
NEW eir Sport pundit Joe Brolly has said that a decade of “howling at the moon” over keeping Gaelic games free-to-air was behind his decision to link up with the pay-per-view station.

The Derry man said that he campaigned vigorously against the decision to have paid GAA content introduced, including a series of meetings with then GAA Director General Pauric Duffy, but ultimately his message was “comprehensively rejected.”

The Gaelic Life columnist, who also pointed out that 600,000 people receive eir Sports free as part of their broadband package, explained his U-turn.

“I started to object 10 years ago, setting out the case for the games to be available to everybody regardless of means,” said Brolly, whose association with RTÉ came to an end in September.

“I met Pauric Duffy three times about it when he was the Director General. I met him at the start of the rights issue and at the second round of the rights issue.

“He made it clear that this was the new landscape and that it wasn’t going to change. He did agonise over it.

“I continued to make my case. I’m very close, for example, to patients in hospitals, I’m heavily involved with Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis charities.

“But after 10 years my argument has been comprehensively rejected, absolutely rejected.

“In truth it has reached the stage where I’m howling in the wind. I’m certainly the only pundit who blazed a trail on it; none of the journalists were interested in it. Even my own kids were saying get real.

“There comes a point where it becomes entirely pointless. Like many things in society they change and they change permanently.”

Brolly also said that the changing media landscape also played a part in his decision.

“Something that I had become conscious of much more was the viewing habits of younger people.

“My own kids for example, more or less watch Youtube and online.

“There is going to be a new landscape for the games, there’s absolutely no doubt about that – the GAA have decided that.”





Some amount of shite talked right there.

So he basically tried to change the system and said “f**k it” , and went with the system

He took the soup.

Slurp, slurp Joe.

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« Reply #5307 on: January 15, 2020, 06:06:45 AM »
Don’t really care as I don’t have Eir, so I won’t have to listen to the bollix.

This
What Benny is really saying,  even if he wanted to watch the NFL games televised by Eir he hasn't the nous to suss it out, and if he did have the nous, he wouldn't be able to resist the magnetic attraction of Joe Brolly.

What Benny is really saying, is exactly what he said above.
Exactly, just as I interpreted. If Joe was on your tv you couln't but not listen to him and afterwards get on line and moan like fck ;D

Most times he was on, the mute button was pressed. The last 3/4 years he became unbearable. Glad to see the back of him
He had become petulant and a bully on RTE, had zero rapport with Cantwell. In saying that, he’ll likely be in flying-form on Eir, a change-of-scenery & all that.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5308 on: January 15, 2020, 07:17:16 AM »
Joe being shown up for what he is. No integrity at all. The poor wee old men lying up in the hospital beds will be devastated. I really did not think he would do it.
Has to find some way of keeping himself relevant.

This is the key. He has devoted his life for the last number of years to the whole organ donation thing and he needs to be relevant so that his voice carries weight when he is lobbying.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5309 on: January 15, 2020, 07:39:12 AM »
I couldn't help think what would Joe say were it someone else.

You can forget about Joe Brolly as a man I think he'd say.  :D