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Gabriel_Hurl

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #615 on: May 21, 2014, 12:25:34 PM »
I do laugh at the comments people make about Brolly and how you cant understand blaa blaa etc etc. Brolly stands in court each day defending all types of people from murders, violent crime, asking brutal questions, hearing brutal stories, trying to find angles to get sentences reduces or get them off etc. A world we know nothing of.  When you put what he deals with daily, a throw away comment is hardly going to tax his conscience, the way it might for you or I.

How's it going Joe?

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« Reply #616 on: May 21, 2014, 12:25:40 PM »
What?? Croi, I think you're off base on this one. Sky Sports News is where women generally present on Sky Sports. Joe Brolly's position is starting from an incorrect position to begin with. So he's picking on Rachel Wyse explicitly and specifically. There are no (or very few) other women on Sky Sports who present live Sport in this way.

And I think you are giving his motivation far too much credit in my opinion, but you could be right.

Ah I know he's only throwing out the comment as a dig and for a bit of devilment, it's his position in relation to Sky that I respect, if not totally agree with.

I've had a pint with the man and been at a roadshow he was on and he couldn't give a monkeys if the analyst job ended tomorrow. He probably doesn't take it as seriously as the rest of us want him to take it if anything.

but he's completely incorrect in what he said. Not only was it a sly dig at a woman for daring to present the GAA on Sky, but it's based on a non-truth. Namely "SKY's beautiful anchor formula for their overwhelmingly male audience is shamelessly sexist. That is the point."

Sky Sports do not have a 'beautiful anchor formula' for presenting live sport. I've proven that above I think.

He's an attention seeking pain in the arse as a GAA pundit, and if he truly doesn't care about his analyst gig, then he's an even bigger tool about it that I thought, because that means he's just being controversial to wind people up, not to increase his profile. I don't believe it though. I think he loves the media profile.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #617 on: May 21, 2014, 12:27:59 PM »
I do laugh at the comments people make about Brolly and how you cant understand blaa blaa etc etc. Brolly stands in court each day defending all types of people from murders, violent crime, asking brutal questions, hearing brutal stories, trying to find angles to get sentences reduces or get them off etc. A world we know nothing of.  When you put what he deals with daily, a throw away comment is hardly going to tax his conscience, the way it might for you or I.

How's it going Joe?

Not to bad, thanks for asking.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #618 on: May 21, 2014, 12:28:21 PM »
Why do you think EVERY RTE GAA pundit has come out against the Sky deal in their various media outlets? Do all of them share the opinion that it's doing down the people who want to see the games live, even if RTE maintain their quota of games? I didn't realise they loved TV3 that much, even though a fair proportion of Ulster can't get TV3. My arse. It's because they are worried Sky will change the landscape, and they'll be put out to grass.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #619 on: May 21, 2014, 12:30:17 PM »
Seems like the jumped-up little weasel has apologized.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #620 on: May 21, 2014, 12:32:51 PM »
Talks before he thinks and ends up eventually having to apologise. He has become a parody of himself.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #621 on: May 21, 2014, 12:37:30 PM »
Some people on here take themselves way too seriously.

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« Reply #622 on: May 21, 2014, 12:40:24 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #623 on: May 21, 2014, 12:58:18 PM »
Some people on here take themselves way too seriously.

Is there a term for a group of male feminists?

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #624 on: May 21, 2014, 01:00:02 PM »
careful now..down with this sort of thing..my f**king ass!!

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #625 on: May 21, 2014, 01:03:08 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.

Sure how would we know?
Unless she demonstrates detailed knowledge of the movements of the Roscommon bus.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #626 on: May 21, 2014, 01:04:16 PM »
Some people on here take themselves way too seriously.

Is there a term for a group of male feminists?

Errr feminists I think.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #627 on: May 21, 2014, 01:09:11 PM »


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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #628 on: May 21, 2014, 01:32:10 PM »
BBC use more female presenters to present actual sports coverage than Sky. Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Gabby Logan and Jill Douglas all regularly anchor live or highlights coverage of various sports.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #629 on: May 21, 2014, 01:32:55 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.

Most comments are about Joe not Rachel. I found his comments on Sean Cavanagh and Paul Grimley equally inappropriate and unnecessary and believe me I have no gallant wish to save their honour.

Edit* I notice Joe is now suggesting that his comments were supposed to highlight the sexism at Sky Sports, another crusade for the bould Joe - he is such a feminist!
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