Ewan MacKenna: They’ve had a good run, but RTE’s trio of ageing pundits are increasingly out of touch with football as it is played today

Ewan MacKenna: They’ve had a good run, but RTE’s trio of ageing pundits are increasingly out of touch with football as it is played today

Business of Sport: The first down to greet you at reception was always John Giles.

The first down to greet you at reception was always John Giles. Small in stature, he towered in terms of intimidation to the point that you smiled at the refreshing notion that brains do sometimes trump brawn. He tended to be in RTÉ early on match days, sitting with an engineer in a shoebox room looking at footage. Revisiting clip A. Adding clip B to his highlight reel. All to illustrate point C. It made sense because, when Eamon Dunphy arrived later in the afternoon, the racket curtailed work.

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