Hugh McIlvanney

Hugh McIlvanney

Postby Sparkly Diamond on Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:52 am

Might seem strange to those who only come here to discuss music - it's a pretty good place to do it after all - but, for sports fans of a certain age, Hugh McIlvanney's passing will hurt.

An outstanding writer and, from all I've been told, a great man.
I fear the worst.
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney

Postby El Macca on Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:20 pm

Here, here... he spoke with such gravitas and authority and was a master of his subject... sport.

Good to see you on here Bud. Hope everythings going grand fir you mate... a pint somewhere soon :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney

Postby Rosario FC on Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:36 pm

McIlvanney on George Best:

Trying to explain how or why the sight of men playing about with a ball can hold countless millions in thrall from childhood to dotage is a task beyond rational argument. But we never needed anything as prosaic as logic when George [Best] was around. He appeared to regard gravity as an impertinent con trick unworthy of being taken seriously, gracefully riding tackles that looked capable of derailing a locomotive.
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