Denis O'Brien pays for Trappatoni

kerrynorth

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He is paying half the salary of both Trappatoni and his assistant. Trappatoni is allegedly costing 2 million a year!
 


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Indeed May I say thanks a million Denis.
 

Anonymouse

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Yep, thanks Dennis.
We'll pay a couple of billion in tax to the state, and you pay for the soccer manager.
Sounds fair.
 

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Always thought DOB was a rugby man, is he trying to show up Tony or does the Trap end up with contractural obligations to one of DOB's media outlets
 

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What is he expecting for €1m from the FAI? He gave FF FG and the PD's €50K each and got a license to print money.
Presumably he'll drop by the country sometime and stay the night and watch the lads play and pay his tax?
 

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stanley said:
Always thought DOB was a rugby man, is he trying to show up Tony or does the Trap end up with contractural obligations to one of DOB's media outlets
He is a rugby man, he's a nice bloke. Had a few chats with him down at the rugby. But generally he probably has a broad interest in sport, most people don't confine themselves to an interest in only one sport!

Delaney says there are no obligations or strings attached.
 

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If this was genuinely about supporting Irish football O'Brien should have included an anonymity clause to keep his name quiet. This is about O'Brien the philantropist - the very public philantropist. You'd think with all his money he could at least have got Alex Ferguson.
 

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Amazing that not even the most ardent socialists begrudge Trappatoni his two million a year, this despite the fact that he's quoted in one of this morning's papers as saying that one of the attractions of the job is that he'll be able to spend more time with his family. Not a squeak from Fintan O'Toole, Vincent Browne, CORI or any of the others who are always banging on about equality, relative poverty etc. The salary for the Office of Taoiseach (whether its Bertie or a successor from either party) is barely one-tenth of that. Yet, there is virtually unanimous agreement that its far too much. Of course, if Trappatoni wins Ireland the World Cup, he'll be worth it. But, he'll still collect his two million a year even if Ireland loses 16-0 to Cyprus.
 

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Podolski said:
If this was genuinely about supporting Irish football O'Brien should have included an anonymity clause to keep his name quiet.
What? And miss out on all the begrudgery?
 

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O'Brien is trying the Abramovich method of buying respecability. This doesn't change my opinion of him in the slightest.
 

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Defeated Romanticist said:
O'Brien is trying the Abramovich method of buying respecability. This doesn't change my opinion of him in the slightest.
I'm sure you have no problem with Mr O'Reilly owner of the Fianna Independent though.
 

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johnfás said:
[quote="Defeated Romanticist":2ovt1igt]O'Brien is trying the Abramovich method of buying respecability. This doesn't change my opinion of him in the slightest.
I'm sure you have no problem with Mr O'Reilly owner of the Fianna Independent though.[/quote:2ovt1igt]
Lots of problems. Listen to his talk radio station to find out why.

If this was a charitable donation for moral reasons we wouldn't know about it.
 

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Defeated Romanticist said:
[quote="johnfás":1je8fdk0][quote="Defeated Romanticist":1je8fdk0]O'Brien is trying the Abramovich method of buying respecability. This doesn't change my opinion of him in the slightest.
I'm sure you have no problem with Mr O'Reilly owner of the Fianna Independent though.[/quote:1je8fdk0]
Lots of problems. Listen to his talk radio station to find out why.

If this was a charitable donation for moral reasons we wouldn't know about it.[/quote:1je8fdk0]

I was referring to the fact that I doubt you have a problem with Tony O'Reilly, not Denis O'Brien. Given O'Reilly's overt support of Fianna Fáil.

Unless of course you are aware of Tony O'Reilly owning a radio station that I'm not. RTE perhaps? ;).
 

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freedomlover said:
Amazing that not even the most ardent socialists begrudge Trappatoni his two million a year, this despite the fact that he's quoted in one of this morning's papers as saying that one of the attractions of the job is that he'll be able to spend more time with his family. Not a squeak from Fintan O'Toole, Vincent Browne, CORI or any of the others who are always banging on about equality, relative poverty etc. The salary for the Office of Taoiseach (whether its Bertie or a successor from either party) is barely one-tenth of that. Yet, there is virtually unanimous agreement that its far too much. Of course, if Trappatoni wins Ireland the World Cup, he'll be worth it. But, he'll still collect his two million a year even if Ireland loses 16-0 to Cyprus.
If you cant tell the difference between Bertie's and Trappatoni as the manger and privatly employed figurehead of the most played and watched game in the country, who is totally accountable and sackable and is the most decorated manager in the game who has been a success with every side he has managed, well good luck.

The justification for his salaary is track record, integrity and accountability. None of which bertie has.
 

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Cheers DOB I do believe you saved us from El Tel
 

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johnfás said:
[quote="Defeated Romanticist":2xephhtx][quote="johnfás":2xephhtx][quote="Defeated Romanticist":2xephhtx]O'Brien is trying the Abramovich method of buying respecability. This doesn't change my opinion of him in the slightest.
I'm sure you have no problem with Mr O'Reilly owner of the Fianna Independent though.[/quote:2xephhtx]
Lots of problems. Listen to his talk radio station to find out why.

If this was a charitable donation for moral reasons we wouldn't know about it.[/quote:2xephhtx]

I was referring to the fact that I doubt you have a problem with Tony O'Reilly, not Denis O'Brien. Given O'Reilly's overt support of Fianna Fáil.

Unless of course you are aware of Tony O'Reilly owning a radio station that I'm not. RTE perhaps? ;).[/quote:2xephhtx]
The Indo group gove FF an easy ride only in comparison to other newspapers. It could not be said to be anti-FG, indeed it wrote fawning reviews of Edna K's drole keynote speech. The other main players in the Irish media such as the IT and RTÉ(whoever started that rumour that RTE had a pro-FF bias would make a killing in Pyramid selling) have a decerned anti-FF/govt agenda. No paper has ever given FG any kind of trouble.

Denis O'Brien's media group is the living end of this.
 

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Sir Anthony J F O'Reilly the has Bean Baron and shameless exploiter of Irish Rugby is well and truly shown up by Denis O'Brien.

Well done Denis!!!!
 

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Thanks Denis. It's great to see one of our captains of industry contribute to Irish sport like this.

Fantastic stuff!
 

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If J P McManus gives Limerick GAA 5m is Delaney getting short changed with DOB or is he using the money he saved on SS to make up the diff, not like Delaney to miss a trick.
 


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