Allez les Argentinians! And we think we’ve finally shaken Brolly off!
I see Jeremy Clarkson’s in trouble!
It’s not funny…he wrote very controversial stuff about Meghan…
Well, you know what…
He should have phoned a friend before he sent that column in!
(Editor groans: “And maybe I should ask the audience about you two…”)
Still, what a weekend!
The World Cup final was sensational!
Allez les Argentinians! Ooh la la, Lionel!
Oh the French will love you for that…you language mangler!
(Editor rolls eyes, scrolls on phone for Joe Brolly’s number)
What a man…just seeing him there in the stadium at the final whistle, hands on hips, standing proud, a genius with the midas touch, the whole world in his hands…what a moment in time!
The big M, he’s awesome!
Well, not that big…
How he found the time to even be in the stadium, I’ll never know…
Musk…all eyes were on him in the stand…at the end of the game.
Elon Musk? HE’S not the BIG M from Sunday!
Oh sorry! Macron? He was pretty cool too…
The French President’s not the BIG M from Sunday’s either!
Who’s YOUR BIG M then? I have it! Maloney! Darragh Maloney! Great commentary!
PLEASE! It was Messi’s day!
I’m only kidding you…Allez Messi!
(They pause to take down their World Cup wallcharts, with long faces)
Should we put up a photo of Leo?
He’s Lionel, even if he is sometimes referred to as Leo!
You want us to replace the wallcharts with the new, undisputed king of football? A pic of ‘Leo’ Messi on our respective walls?
Actually, I meant Leo Varadkar…but I was joking.
He’s some operator!
Leo or Lionel?
I meant Leo!
Well, he’s back in the top job…for at least two years!
And the big M…he’s off to foreign lands now!
Messi? Is he coming to the Premier League?
No, I meant Micheál Martin! Our new Foreign Affairs Minister!
(Editor: “Joe, can you PLEASE call me back, this column is yours in January, I’ve had ENOUGH!”)
So…HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS!
And a prosperous New Year!
Another year almost over…and we survived! This column! After all the speculation about the Editor dropping us, it never happened!
True! Now I know you never secured those improved terms and conditions for us, but at least we’re safe!
I’m working on it, I’m working on it!
Looking back, that speculation about Joe Brolly replacing us…so far-fetched!
Fact is, we’ve survived to tell the tale. We’re still here, page 2 every week…irreplaceable!
Both: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT, JOE BROLLY?
(Editor, grinning: “To be continued”)