Official Off The Ball Mourning Thread (Liveblog)

Official Off The Ball Mourning Thread (Liveblog)
Donny Mahoney
By Donny Mahoney
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21:40 The Newstalk app is still holding a solemn vigil for the lads.

21:24 There are some unhappy people on the OTB Facebook page

21:01 Tell us what you really think, Nedward Stack.



19:59 Audio of that Ger Gilroy statement

19:54 Audio of that George Hook Freudian slip.


19:29 Ger Gilroy made a short statement regarding the resignation of the regular OTB team from Newstalk. He confirmed that the resignations were due to disagreements over scheduling.




18:56 A small Freudian slip by George Hook as he concludes his show. Tells us, "Off The Boil" is coming up next.

18.51 Jason Sherlock asks you not to judge him for passing the picket line tonight.

18.38 Another great OTB momemnt, Ken's deceased cat, Gulliver, calls the show.

H/T Rory McFadden

18.33 Gone is the image of Eoin McDevitt from the Newstalk schedule.

18.26 Declan Lynch writing about OTB in the Indo in 2010.

Off the Ball has blasted away the notion that nobody deliberately listens to the radio in the evenings. As such it has become something of a phenomenon, a programme to which men are turning in large numbers to get what they can't get anywhere else in this increasingly brainless society; to feel part of something greater than themselves, and certainly greater than what RTE has been offering in this line.

18.12 This tweeter probably sums up the feelings of many OTB fans.

18.04 Paddy Power have released odds on the destination of the former Off The Ball team. No odds are given for it, but I fancy the idea of them taking the show online.

17.58 So Off The Ball is gone. So what we will do with our evenings? Let us know your favourite moments of the show, least favourite guests (John Giles?), and favourite all-time moments. Nothing will beat this though.

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Leaving means never having to apologise for the Trap interview?

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