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elephantman
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Anybody know if Neil Francis has given up his media gigs?

He hasn't had a column in INM this season, at least not online. Don't buy INM papers so not sure if he has had columns in the paper itself.

He hasn't been on The Last Word this season yet either.

Has he been cut loose I wonder?

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Not much yet for him to get his teeth into?
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The Eamon Dunphy of rugby journalism.

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betty swallocks wrote:The Eamon Dunphy of rugby journalism.
Good but Not Great. :wink:
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Oldschool wrote:
betty swallocks wrote:The Eamon Dunphy of rugby journalism.
Good but Not Great. :wink:
No, that's George Hook.
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blockhead wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
betty swallocks wrote:The Eamon Dunphy of rugby journalism.
Good but Not Great. :wink:
No, that's George Hook.
Nah, Hook's experience is mostly about lost property, specifically dressing rooms.
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He had a piece in yesterday's paper
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Like it or not he's one of the few journalists in Irish rugby circles who doesn't give a toss about his relations with the players or branch and is prepared to rock the boat. Sometimes he hits the nail on the head, sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's wildly off, sometimes he's just a tosser. But he's a necessary voice.
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neiliog93 wrote:Like it or not he's one of the few journalists in Irish rugby circles who doesn't give a toss about his relations with the players or branch and is prepared to rock the boat. Sometimes he hits the nail on the head, sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's wildly off, sometimes he's just a tosser. But he's a necessary voice.
I fail to see the necessity of a voice that says “the gays don’t play rugby because they’re too soft”. The man was a lazy sniveling coward on the rugby pitch and is now an ill informed commentator with a limited grasp of reality.

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Oldschoolsocks wrote:
neiliog93 wrote:Like it or not he's one of the few journalists in Irish rugby circles who doesn't give a toss about his relations with the players or branch and is prepared to rock the boat. Sometimes he hits the nail on the head, sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's wildly off, sometimes he's just a tosser. But he's a necessary voice.
I fail to see the necessity of a voice that says “the gays don’t play rugby because they’re too soft”. The man was a lazy sniveling coward on the rugby pitch and is now an ill informed commentator with a limited grasp of reality.
When did he say that?
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blockhead wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:
neiliog93 wrote:Like it or not he's one of the few journalists in Irish rugby circles who doesn't give a toss about his relations with the players or branch and is prepared to rock the boat. Sometimes he hits the nail on the head, sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's wildly off, sometimes he's just a tosser. But he's a necessary voice.
I fail to see the necessity of a voice that says “the gays don’t play rugby because they’re too soft”. The man was a lazy sniveling coward on the rugby pitch and is now an ill informed commentator with a limited grasp of reality.
When did he say that?
just about 2 weeks, IIRC, before he apologised to Nigel Owens on Newstalk. http://www.the42.ie/neil-francis-gay-sp ... 5-Feb2014/

I may have paraphrased - but that was pretty much the direction of his message

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Oldschoolsocks wrote: just about 2 weeks, IIRC, before he apologised to Nigel Owens on Newstalk. http://www.the42.ie/neil-francis-gay-sp ... 5-Feb2014/

I may have paraphrased - but that was pretty much the direction of his message
“the gays don’t play rugby because they’re too soft” When did he say that? Or did he say it at all?

"I may have paraphrased - but that was pretty much the direction of his message" or maybe you're talking sh!te?
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blockhead wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote: just about 2 weeks, IIRC, before he apologised to Nigel Owens on Newstalk. http://www.the42.ie/neil-francis-gay-sp ... 5-Feb2014/

I may have paraphrased - but that was pretty much the direction of his message
“the gays don’t play rugby because they’re too soft” When did he say that? Or did he say it at all?

"I may have paraphrased - but that was pretty much the direction of his message" or maybe you're talking sh!te?
perhaps your reading and comprehension skills are shite?

EDIT or maybe your objection is that the snivelling apology to Owens was on Matt Cooper and not OTB ???

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Here's what Francis said:
http://www.the42.ie/neil-francis-gay-sp ... 5-Feb2014/

Not dissimilar to what OSS said he did.

The man is an utter tool. I'm all for contrarianism, but Francis, like George Hook before him, is best ignored.

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