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Hugh McIlvanney dead
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:40:29 AM »
Sports journalism is so often just typing, McIlvanney made it great 


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46998608

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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 01:30:30 PM »
Hugh who?
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 01:49:58 PM »
Hugh who?
There are few posts more tedious than people displaying their ignorance of someone who died by asking 'who'. 

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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 02:30:57 PM »
One of McIlvanney's best known pieces. Huge sense of ambivalence, brilliantly expressed.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/05/hugh-mcilvanney-johnny-owen-last-fight-vault

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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »
Hugh who?

One of the best writers on sport in English.  Probably ranking with Neville Cardus.
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 03:59:28 AM »

 There are few posts more tedious than people displaying their ignorance of someone who died by asking 'who'.


Not being a sports fan, of ANY sport, I didn't realise who he was either.

Just because you are a sports nut does not mean that asking who somone is is anyhing but an honest question addressed to someone who clearly does know!

So get off youtr 35 foot high horse!
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 08:16:29 AM »
Not being a sports fan, of ANY sport, I didn't realise who he was either.

Just because you are a sports nut does not mean that asking who somone is is anyhing but an honest question addressed to someone who clearly does know!

So get off youtr 35 foot high horse!

The link in the OP covers who McIlvanney was.So it's not an honest question, it's a simple piece of ignorance.

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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 10:02:10 AM »
Yes, ok, my comment was a bit unnecessary.
"That bloke over there, from Ultravox, is so childish."
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2019, 10:23:05 AM »
Yes, ok, my comment was a bit unnecessary.
Kudos.

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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2019, 08:17:45 PM »

The link in the OP covers who McIlvanney was.So it's not an honest question, it's a simple piece of ignorance.


I tend not to hit links until I am sure it is to something I am likely to be intersted in. Had it been Peter West or David CColeman, well, they are names I know!

But I should have known it would be me that was in the wrong!
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2019, 06:12:41 AM »
I tend not to hit links until I am sure it is to something I am likely to be intersted in. Had it been Peter West or David CColeman, well, they are names I know!

But I should have known it would be me that was in the wrong!
Yep. Because if people can only post on what you know and are interested in it's going to be a bit restrictive. What would you have me do in this case?

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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 10:54:23 AM »

 Yep. Because if people can only post on what you know and are interested in it's going to be a bit restrictive. What would you have me do in this case?


See! I wasn't commenting on what you know - I was commenting upon what I DON'T KNOW!

I have the greatest respect for your knowledge which, obviously, is extensive - it is you way of commenting on the ignorance of others with which I take issue.

But let it pass, this is quite clearly a matter upon which thee and me are never going to agree, so let's just try and put up with each other and our little foibles eh?
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Re: Hugh McIlvanney dead
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2019, 09:20:44 AM »
Hugh and Willie were baith lads o pairts; Killie born and bred. Ayrshire seems to have no shortage of literary talent!
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