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    Mick McCarthy

    http://i42.tinypic.com/29qmrko.gif

    Sorry for starting a whole new thread for this but its worth a giggle!
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    The "I've just fingered a lass" one is still the best. That's a movie star shot, though. Mick might have higher ambitions than mere football management...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bray-Z View Post
    http://i42.tinypic.com/29qmrko.gif

    Sorry for starting a whole new thread for this but its worth a giggle!
    Already here http://foot.ie/threads/129542-Mick-M.....Shame-on-you in the World Football section (page 6).

    Although, it's always worth a repeat viewing!
    Here it is without the link;

    (shame indeed Mick )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    The "I've just fingered a lass" one is still the best.
    Which one's that?

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    My Country is My Club.

    Republic of Ireland Forever

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    http://www.independent.ie/sport/mcca...-30053926.html

    Candid interview with Paul Kimmage.

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    The content is blocked behind a paywall. Can you paste in the juicy bits?

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    Basically it's a story about how Thatcher visited the SFA Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United in the late 80s amid a toxic backdrop and deep unpopularity among the populace and many of the players and managers. The officials choreographed behind the scenes meetings and handshakes but Mick McCarthy steadfastly refused to meet her, being from a mining community.

    Good man Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    The content is blocked behind a paywall. Can you paste in the juicy bits?
    http://pastebin.com/y8rDfWgu

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    Cheers! Funnily, it's working for me now on my laptop, whereas, earlier, my phone was telling me I needed a subscription for the site.

    Fair play to McCarthy. I recall seeing some footage of this in Scottish-pride type programmes in the run-up to the independence referendum, but what on earth was Thatcher thinking attending a final between, of all teams, Dundee United and Celtic?

    When I first briefly had a look on my phone, all that I could see was the headline and the photo with the remainder of the content blocked:



    At first glance on the smaller screen, I thought it was Kevin Moran, Packie and Tony Cascarino lined up to meet her with some archaic FAI crest I'd never seen before on their blazer pockets, but it all makes sense now. Mind you, I'd have expected better from Packie!

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    Love listening to McCarthy - that interview with Kimmage is excellent.

    Would it be fair to say that Dundee/Dundee United, Hearts/Hibs and Rangers/Celtic would all be on the same sort of divide
    That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age

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    In what sense? Far as I know, Rangers/Celtic is the only with a sectarian dimension. Hibs and Hearts hate each other, but Hibs play down their Irish identity in spite (or perhaps in sympathy with) Hearts' anti-Irish tendencies. In Dundee the Irish background is not even acknowledged as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    Would it be fair to say that Dundee/Dundee United, Hearts/Hibs and Rangers/Celtic would all be on the same sort of divide
    'Twould, I suppose, originally-speaking. Dundee United were initially established as Dundee Hibernian by Dundee's Edinburgh Hibs-inspired Irish Catholic community following the disbandment of Dundee Harp. They originally wore green and white before adopting new colours (black and white) to appeal to the wider community.

    Although they've, since the start of the '70s, gone all out to appeal to the other side and now wear orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    In what sense? Far as I know, Rangers/Celtic is the only with a sectarian dimension. Hibs and Hearts hate each other, but Hibs play down their Irish identity in spite (or perhaps in sympathy with) Hearts' anti-Irish tendencies. In Dundee the Irish background is not even acknowledged as far as I know.
    As DI suspected, I did mean n that sense. Obviously Hibs background is well known, and Hearts have a huge history with the British Army. I thought I had read somewhere in a fanzine about Dundee being ueber Protestant.

    None of that stuff matters to me I might add, just to reference to Thatcher and Dundee United above caught my eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    As DI suspected, I did mean n that sense. Obviously Hibs background is well known, and Hearts have a huge history with the British Army. I thought I had read somewhere in a fanzine about Dundee being ueber Protestant.

    None of that stuff matters to me I might add, just to reference to Thatcher and Dundee United above caught my eye.
    Ha, to be honest the same occurred to me. I'm not an expert on Scottish teams but as far as I know (and as Danny says) United have made an effort to play down their ethnic heritage and to be a catch-all club. I'd say the DU objection to Thatcher was more due to working class roots than anything Irish (although in a lot of cases they're the same thing).

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