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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #615 on: May 21, 2014, 02:50:17 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.

Kinda missing the point, wouldn't you say?

The point, BTW, is that Brolly is a tosspot.
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« Reply #616 on: May 21, 2014, 02:54:52 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.
Sure isn't it all a pantomime anyway? I wonder how confident Sky are of getting this thing to work.
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« Reply #617 on: May 21, 2014, 03:28:02 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.

Kinda missing the point, wouldn't you say?

The point, BTW, is that Brolly is a tosspot.


No, you missed my attempt at humour.
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« Reply #618 on: May 21, 2014, 04:08:32 PM »
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.

That's one way to look at it. Another is that he's being true to himself and not being all happy clappy for the cameras.

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.

I haven't read what O'Rourke and Spillane have had to say on the matter, mainly because their columns don't interest me. I'm no doubt some are fighting RTE's battle to preserve their status but I firmly believe that's not Brolly's motivation.

On a different matter Parkinson fairly won that argument, there's a first for everything.
I doubt  that Joe has any agenda to maintain his punditry profile, he already has a profile and a full (almost respectable :)) life outside rte and he doesn't need it. He acts the ass because most probably that's what he does on occasion. He lacks some of the social graces, not because he has some agenda to maintain his profile but probably because his social graces get swamped by his lower standards, on occasion.

Joe got deflected here by Rachel's beauty, didn't realise that she was a professional and he has apologised for his blunder. He got deflected from the argument against Sky.
The argument against Sky is not that they will do a bad job or a superficial job,  but because a FTA package now a package for subscribers only and TV3 (afaia) did not do anything to lose that package. if some Nordies couldn't get access to TV3 then some other solution could have been found instead of suspending a FTA package in favour of a restricted subsription service for everybody.
I would have expected better from Joe as he has been trained to make rational arguments and that's his main job.

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« Reply #619 on: May 21, 2014, 04:30:48 PM »
I would have expected better from Joe as he has been trained to make rational arguments and that's his main job.

Three hours every Sunday, every Summer scrunched up beside Pat Spillane in a glass dogbox makes short work of all training in making rational arguments.

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« Reply #620 on: May 21, 2014, 05:27:06 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.
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« Reply #621 on: May 21, 2014, 05:43:21 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Brian Moore is rarely on camera. Legendary players like the Claw and Gaillimh don't present TV programmes either. 'A face for radio' applies to men too.
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« Reply #622 on: May 21, 2014, 05:53:37 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Good man O'Neill always sticking up for Tyrone ;)

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« Reply #623 on: May 21, 2014, 06:08:17 PM »
There is some evidence that the RTÉ presenters are not Wise.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #624 on: May 21, 2014, 06:22:10 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Brian Moore is rarely on camera. Legendary players like the Claw and Gaillimh don't present TV programmes either. 'A face for radio' applies to men too.

How does Marty circumvent this unwritten rule then?
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« Reply #625 on: May 21, 2014, 06:40:50 PM »
Get over it ffs! Joe made a joke in bad taste, big wow. A bit of cop on would do no harm

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« Reply #626 on: May 21, 2014, 07:10:07 PM »
Doesnt sound as if she know much about gaelic football to be honest, surely she would have been suited for a job at the BBC with Sidebottom who seems to know very little about gaelic in my opinion, so she wouldnt been put of her depth.

We getting more and more like the NFL all the time, pitchside in the states always has female anyalsts  to update on team changes, pitch side talk etc, I hardly watch the Gaelic on sky and with sidebottom f**king up bbc presentation, it looks like i am stuck with RTE.

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« Reply #627 on: May 21, 2014, 07:20:22 PM »
Did you type that on your phone?

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« Reply #628 on: May 21, 2014, 07:36:02 PM »
that i did! quick revision there,

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« Reply #629 on: May 21, 2014, 07:43:11 PM »
in the history of gaa tv coverage, the most knowledgeable presenter was Pat Spillane - and look how that turned out. Perhaps we should all be grateful, that as an experienced tv presenter and journalist, that Rachel Wyse will at least be able to ask a question and read an autocue.

And as for Cliona Foley, like a lot of journalists, her focus is on her day job, not Tv. To suggest her not appearing on TV more is some sexist conspiracy is actually fairly reductive of her very successful career as a sports writer, and in itself, sexist. Not every woman is dying to be on TV.
You can have a sense of humour and still call out Joe for a horribly misjudged and sexist comment. He should know better. We all should.
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