On this day


#1682

They only let women 30+ have the vote because, if it was the same age as men, women would have held a sizeable majority due to the fact that they’d sent their young men to slaughter in WWI, men who of course died “to save democracy”.


#1683

You seemed to be suggesting that not being a fan of a soccer team would mean people wouldn’t find it emotional


#1684

They all got the vote ten years later.


#1685

It wouldn’t amaze me with some of the Neanderthals that support some teams or other sports.


#1686

The Berlin Wall had been in place 10,316 days when it came down which is 10,316 days ago.


#1687

They don’t build em like they used to


#1688

That’s mad. One for the things that make you feel old thread.


#1689

Too true.
Watching tv in those months before Christmas 89 is still so clear in my memory, a burst of freedom and hope for the coming years right at the end of the depressing 80s. Mandela’s release & Italia 90 made that a great time to be in college/starting to work.


#1690

Ballybrown’s quest for all Ireland glory hadn’t floated your boat .


#1691

I remember watching the coverage of the Berlin Wall coming down from Ridlers. Used to go there an odd time for lunch.


#1692

Shergar was horsey-napped


#1693

Human rights lawyer Pat Finucane is murdered by British death squad in attack at his home on 12th February 1989. #PatFinucane #Collusion https://t.co/PnKX5oYwiD


#1694

30 years ago today


#1695

Charlie Flanagan refusing today to release what the Oirish govt discovered about the murder of Aidan today as the info is too sensitive he says… amazing how every last detail of Provo murders are known and speculated on by his party and their sister parties FF and Lab though.


#1696

30 years ago today Ray Houghton headed Liverpool into the Sixth Round Proper of the FA Cup with a late winner against Everton at Goodison Park. We haven’t beaten them there in the cup since.

Ray’s crucial goals unfortunately had a nasty tendency to coincide with terrorist outrages against the CNR community.

Sort of a Fenian Aaron Ramsey of his day.


#1697

24 February 1993, 25 years ago today, Bobby Moore, England’s World Cup winning captain died.

Heard an interview there recently with Bobby’s old West Ham teammate Harry Redknapp. Harry was talking about how shabbily West Ham treated Bobby in retirement. Never gave him a coaching role or ambassadors role at club. Bobby used to turn up to nearly every West Ham youth team game and reserve team game and they used to charge him at the gate. Tight bastards. They didn’t even give him tickets for the 1980 FA Cup Final. Horrible, horrible club.


#1698

'arry was very annoyed about it.


#1699

Any right thinking person would be. Shocking treatment of a national treasure and a World Cup winning captain.


#1700

Dermot Morgan is dead 20 years ago today.


#1701

he was one of the greatest of all time