Either way the Athenry man won't be short of backslappers
telling him should be out there pulling on his accustomed No.14 jersey.
He will be left wondering where the backslappers
SO, the political backslappers
are at it again, creating 30 new Lords.
THE hangers-on and backslappers
have drifted away and Paul Gascoigne is suddenly very alone.
You rail against "good ole boy backslapping," yet praise good ole boy Beatnik backslappers
. So many contradictions!
NO doubt some of Christine Ohuruogu's backslappers
in the media were outraged by her interview with Gabby Logan on the BBC's Inside Sport on Monday night.
Moreover, they must be self-congratulating, backslappers
calling each other "brilliant" and "creative" as in "now we have a brilliant committee of seven creative members calling for Charter Members [$50 fee!] who will join us in realizing the first such institution in the world which will be devoted to our ancient Muse." Well, at least the campaign managers employ the term "institution" correctly, for all institutions demand a certain autocratic hierarchy, self-censorship, lack of exterior accountability, and general gung-ho institutional patriotism.
But we are growing tired of the gutless, obsequious blatherings they get from the incestuous, sycophantic coterie of apologists and backslappers
who dominate athletics for the BBC on television and radio.
All 'it' ever was was a fouryear televised con-trick aided and abetted by the BBC and a few supine backslappers
Perhaps chief executive David Gill and the rest of the Fergie backslappers
on the United board are content with the prospect of the Carling Cup.
WE watched the backslappers
indulge him, excuse him and encourage his years of waste.
It takes a strong man to keep his feet on the ground when the hangers-on flock around and the backslappers
go into overdrive.
It takes a strong man to keep his feet on the ground when the hangers- on flock around and the backslappers
go into overdrive.
When times are good there are no end of backslappers
, but when results turn, the slap on the back becomes a stab.
Remember Roy Keane's Travis Bickle rant in his autobiography about the clusters of pimps and backslappers
who crowd footballers.