Phil mac giolla bhain. Phil Mac Giolla Bháin

Phil Mac Giolla Bháin

Phil mac giolla bhain

He excels at labelling people as liars or haters, and as was the case with Phil, without one shred of proof to support such a scandalous claim; one day, someone is going to sue him for that. You have a stick, you aim it at the white ball and you try to make the white ball hit a set of coloured balls and you score points whenever one goes in a pocket. The book is also available in. It was quite an achievement to get that response. Pre-season predictions: , , , , any more? Cameron is one of the few people in the mainstream media who has such open contempt for his work. Cameron is heading for an almighty fall if he keeps on acting as he does, and I have to think he has at least the self-awareness to realise that.

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Minority Reporter by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain

Phil mac giolla bhain

I once hoped that this was merely an example of The Dilbert Principle — that in some corporate structures people are promoted to the level at which their incompetence can do the least damage — but that would have kept Cameron clear of the word-processor forevermore. Because, after all, everyone has opinions right? Has Mac Giolla Bhain benefitted financially despite the decision to stop the serialisation? In May 2016, Cameron launched an unhinged personal attack on the award winning writer, blogger, journalist and author Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, accusing him of making up stories or outright plagiarising them. Whether Cameron likes it or not, Phil carries the same press card he does, only with a lot more credibility based on years at the very sharpest end of a difficult business. Instead I have to reluctantly conclude that there are some within the dying trade of print journalism who have gone so far into melancholy that they harbour no enthusiasm at all for self-preservation, either for themselves or for their industry. The rules, which say when you can pot a ball and in what order, might seem like little more than a framework to make a simple game more difficult and challenging.

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What’s The Score?

Phil mac giolla bhain

That is not to say that blogs are somehow immune from legal action; simply that they have too few readers for it to matter. But many in the press have my absolute respect, even those with whom I often disagree. We were all influenced by men such as Hugh McIlvanney, John Rafferty and Ian Archer and we sought to bring intelligence, drama and humour into the sports pages. They understand exactly why those allegations are impossible to ignore. It is also desperate nonsense. If you can string two sentences together then you too can do Yeah. He scooped the media on the securitisation of season tickets over there and has been right at the forefront of every Mike Ashley development and each defeat the Sports Direct supremo has inflicted on the club, even as the media was telling us that the Ibrox club was winning.

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Phil Mac Giolla Bháin

Phil mac giolla bhain

Look, I blast the media with regularity on this blog. I thought of those lines yesterday when I read the following lines in an Evening Times article; indeed, these lines open the piece, a piece with a similar headline. Unless of course the target audience for the book are those tarred with the same brush? It is one of the pitfalls of living in this wonderful democracy that we all enjoy that people take liberties with it and abuse the privilage that our forefathers fought and died for. Cameron is an opinion writer, not a newshound. The relationship between old Rangers and new Rangers is being debated by an independent tribunal of three high court judges and this may yet determine if they will be stripped of prizes won during the period when they were allegedly depriving the exchequer of its dues. If Scotland is indeed anti-Catholic then it chooses to manifest it in curious ways; what with its Catholic schools, and Catholic political leaders; not to mention two well-received papal visits. The very least some of these reporters could do is make them work a bit harder for such vast sums.

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Phil Mac Giolla Bhain

Phil mac giolla bhain

His online behaviour is worse. Their coverage of the Rangers story was not their finest hour and, as the story still has lots of life in it there is yet time for them to provide the rigorous analysis and investigative digging that has been largely missing in the last two years. It relates the circumstances under which the great exodus to the New World began, the trials and tribulations faced by these tough American pioneers and the enduring influence they came to exert on the politics, education and religion of the country. I was thrilled when Kevin McKenna wrote a piece for this blog this week, because he is a superlative writer who can hold forth on any number of subjects, with wit and intelligence. Take Keith Jackson, for example, a guy this site ribs mercilessly to the extent it has actually spoofed him on numerous occasions.

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Phil Mac Giolla Bháin

Phil mac giolla bhain

Not only has he written opinion pieces which have illuminated all the key events, but he has done real journalism too. This is just the tip of the iceberg and how the Sun could be unaware of the bigotry and bile which pours forth from this man on a regular basis is beyond comprehension. This time he got off lightly; the union found that he had not substantiated his claims but it could have been much worse had Phil not acted in such a reasonable manner and gone to them rather than to a lawyer. This is a man who if there were a gold medal for lack of self-awareness would have an armful of them. Thus far in my professional career I have managed to resist the temptation to blog or take to Twitter. .

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What’s The Score?

Phil mac giolla bhain

And it's frightening to think that there are people in positions of power in the mainstream media who were prepared to let this happen at a time when we are told that the authorities are trying to eradicate sectarianism in west central Scotland. Its mindboggling; adults, educated, intelligent adults who have dedicated a chunk of their adult life at spreading lies and dissension about Rangers. If you are not aware of this work you can read about some of it. When I heard that this was actually going to be serialised in a mainsteam paper, albeit the Murdoch sun, I was horrified. Mac Giolla Bhain though, is on shakier ground when he attributes this to a series of Faustian pacts that various sports editors and football writers made with Sir David Murray, whom he accuses of suborning the integrity of Scottish football with his wealth and access. In the meantime, well done to Phil on getting a result here.

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It's still not easy being Irish in Scotland

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But actually pick up a cue and try it … Good God. Mac Giolla Bhain is a prolific and respected freelance journalist and author in Ireland and there are some who feel that his chosen surname is also extraordinary. Yet nor can there be any doubt that the author harbours a deep-rooted and bitter dislike of Rangers. Sadly Alex Thomson of Channel 4 News refuses to do the same. Yet not even the merest hint of his name will be breathed at the annual industry awards bash early next year.

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