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Ryan Tubridy joins The Wireless Group - Thread bans in opening post



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,775 ✭✭✭leath_dub

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  • fyi I certainly don’t wish Ryan or anyone bad, just to get along with things & appreciate how we all share what should be a roughly equal space, I know his mother hasn’t been well, but the commute is thankfully short enough and there are other siblings in Ireland, and his daughters are in USA. Public info btw.

  • Registered Users Posts: 53,028 ✭✭✭✭ButtersSuki

    I have wished him well in both London and his new role several times in this thread. And I mean it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭Big Gerry

    I wonder how long Tubridy will last in his new job ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭CGI_Livia_Soprano
    Holding tyrants to the fire

    I predict that he will have a long and happy career in Virgin Radio.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he did a few JFK tv documentaries for Virgin Media 1 in Ireland as well, though I don’t think he will be a full time fixture on television. He’s made his money, he will sail away into semi retirement I think.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭Phibsboro

    Re doing 3 hours vs 1 hour on RTE, I decided to give the Eddy Temple-Morris show from this morning a listen. I was 30 minutes in before Eddy said anything other than a sentence to trail an coming up item, it was pretty much all continuous music. The first item that had been trailed (the kindest man in the world or something) took Eddy approx 60 seconds before we got another song. So in a way that isn't going to tax Ryan at all. On the other hand, it really doesn't play to Ryan's strengths at all - he isn't a "scripted 2 lines in between the high tempo 2000's indie classics" type of guy. In fairness I can't remember his original 2FM days, maybe that was more like his style then? If he sticks the Eddy's format it is going to sound very peculiar to an Irish audience I think!

  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭Chocolatier

    Eddy really knows his stuff, musically speaking. Where's he off to, I wonder.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,760 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland

    It’s not much better having a thread that is solely dominated by those with a deep, and personal, hatred of Tubridy and a worrying obsession with hate-listening to his show every single day.

    Out of curiosity, will you be listening in to his new show, yourself, or is that it now? Will it just be the Weekend with Brendan O’Connor that attracts your “attention”?

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,465 ✭✭✭HBC08

    Yet intriguingly out of all the oddballs and angry men on this cesspit of a site its you who has the most posts on this thread.

    Keep fighting the good fight and raging away there to yourself.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,237 ✭✭✭hawley

    The anecdote paints him as a victim who was wronged by society. Also gives him a chance to name drop Sinead O'Connor. He dropped U2 into the conversation when speaking with Chris Evans back in September. Comes across as being obsessed with celebrity and thinks that celebs are better than normal people. Regards himself as part of the celebrity class.

    His other ridiculous comment was that "I'm thinking of Sir Terry Wogan this morning". Imagine a Scottish football manager getting a job in England saying, "I'm thinking of Sir Alex Ferguson today" or a League of Ireland player invoking Roy Keane when signing for an English side. Considering that Wogan left RTE because Tubridy’s grandfather made sure that he never got opportunities at the broadcaster, it's rather a twisted observation. Tubbs had everything handed over on a platter.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,417 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    He was rather good back in the day on MTV and I’ve heard him once on radio too…..I like him. Nice personable fella with a quick wit and broad range of interests…

    its certainly not a like for like… 😅. Eddy is very much a hippy… humorous, humble, and he’s a wild and cultured dude, BIG music and film fan …..

    Stuffy yet affable is Tubridy but…. From this dude to Tubridy might be a very big, too big change….we shall see…

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭tom23

    Would you reckon him and Noel are high fiving now that all of Boards serial critics and haters are well and truly back in the box. Just hope Ryan doesn't hurt his back having to stoop to high five Noel. Or would that be a low five? Anyway best of luck to the lad...

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭tom23

    And now with this new huge big job, and Noel Kelly behind him, and all of his supporters on Boards he could be the 'most trusted man in London', that would be some going.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,132 ✭✭✭bigroad

    It absolutely disgusting how that poster referred to the gay community.

    A report to the mods is the least can be done .

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭Brian Scan

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  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭animalinside

    You can say that again.

    Why is he referring to Sinead O' Connor and bragging about how he was a "good friend" of hers? Stirring these emotions about someone who recently passed away so young and in such circumstances, and talking about "god in a hoodie", and trying to make himself out to be some kind of victim. Dropping Terry Wogan's name also inappropriate, as if he's going to become the replacement to Terry Wogan, not as bad as SOC but just why bring it up? Bringing those names up out of nowhere, ridiculous.

    I literally don't think I have ever heard an more inappropriate car-crash of an interview in my life. I think Tubridy is going through some mental health problems honestly and should just give up entirely. What on earth is he talking about Sinead O' Connor RIP for

    Look, people who hate Tubridy are not making it all up. We're allowed to have opinions and Tubridy is a very weak presenter. He only got into RTE at all due to his connections. He has some basic reasonable capabilities, maybe he could fit in on a small local radio or children's television. He has no business being on national airwaves and people have every right to criticize him.

    When your job is essentially chit-chat and you have a lot of practice doing it, it can take a while to get a full measure of someone. Tubridy can sound fluent and professional, have little jokes and make decent points and there, it's not obvious straightaway how bad he is. He has decades of doing the biggest stations in Ireland under his belt as a resume. This is why the UK think he must be good, no matter what impressions people get of him.

    He went to the UK before didn't he? BBC I think, it didn't last long as they quickly realized what a joke he was. Tubridy has a perfect excuse at this time for why he wants to go to the UK - financial irregularities at home. If only they had dug a little deeper.

    "'Desperately' being the operative word" as remarked in the comments.

    They're going to have to give him a shot now and after a few weeks they'll be like "what the hell is this???", bringing disgrace on Irish people as if he is supposedly our best of the best, that the people had wanted.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭TinyMuffin

    Not a minute in and he’s already on about death.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭Brian Scan

    "Considering that Wogan left RTE because Tubridy’s grandfather made sure that he never got opportunities at the broadcaster,"

    I hadn't heard that before. Is it documented anywhere?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭tom23

    Is that his friends in Rte or his loyal bodyguard of honour followers on Boards?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭Field east

    One ‘BIG’ positive out of Ryan getting ‘work’ in the UK is the foreign exchange that he will earn there - on the assumption that he will bring it back to the OLD Sod

    what about calling them ‘cigs’ instead so that there is ABSOLUTLY no confusion,!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭Brian Scan

    "He only got into RTE at all due to his connections."

    What connections?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,855 ✭✭✭Bobson Dugnutt


    Rabid haters:

    Guess who the winner in the interaction is?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭Field east

    The world would be a very dull , boring , sad, inhospital, etc, etc, place to live in were it not for it being peppered with obsessed men and women

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,632 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    Fianna Fáil family members - the Andrews family for example.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,527 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    CMOD: closing this thread pending review of the torrent of reports and general poor posting of several of you. Will reopen at a later date if it's deemed worth it, but am in no hurry.

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