Just what is Martin Devlin outraged about?

The Herald on Sunday is continuing to show me examples of how they expect me to act as a “decent journalist, trained and skilled” by splashing articles, photographs and videos of Sir Paul Homes (perhaps ‘Sir’ didn’t fit in the HoS’s title either) all over their website and print versions in a frantic effort to outdo all the other MSM to show how much they care, regardless of content quality.






Of course there’s no attribution on this article,  but being an editorial  one doesn’t need to look far


What was that Bryce said to me, oh yes… “if you’re playing editor now you’ll need to start taking the personal stuff out of it.”

What a patronizing hypocrite.


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  • Orange

    Yikes. Johns must have fallen on his head as a kid. How horrible.

  • Travis Poulson

    ‘Do as I say, not as I do’, ‘practice what you preach’….what others can you think of?

  • Morrissey

    In the remarkably talent-free world of sports punditry, Martin Devlin is possibly THE most ignorant of all of them. He’s been a blight on public discourse for years…

    • Travis Poulson

      whoop-dee-doo. Devlin has the broadest sporting knowledge of anyone I’ve seen/heard. Your dislike for him doesn’t change that. Also irrelevant to the post.

      • Morrissey

        You are joking surely? Devlin’s schtick during his risible career at Radio Sport was that he was “just a fan” and knew LESS about sports than the no-lifes who rang him him up.

        He distinguished himself in the lead-up to the 1999 World Cup semifinal against France by insisting, idiotically, that all the All Blacks had to do was turn up; then the evening after the Tricolors had thrashed them by a record score, he participated in a hilariously grave “post-mortem” on Sky TV, hosted by a lugubrious Leighton Smith, and featuring two ex-All Blacks. To establish his credentials, Devlin informed them, with epic high seriousness, that while he hadn’t quite made it as a player, “I have played A-grade squash.”

        He was repeatedly confronted on his Radio Sport show by players and ex-players, who were astounded by his lack of knowledge and understanding. Ken Laban told him that his show was “crap because you know nothing” and Andy Haden said the same thing, as well as physically threatening him.

        It’s not a matter of not liking him, it’s a matter of not respecting him.

        • Travis Poulson

          Read the last part of my previous comment.

    • Patrick

      Bullshit – Veitch is way worse, just a motormouth.

      • Morrissey

        You are correct, I think. Listening to Veitch, even this writer (i.e., moi) was pining for the (comparative) rigour and gravitas of Devlin.

  • Tristanb

    For those who get these radio sports people confused:

    Martin Devlin’s the cock who got in a fight with his wife and jumped on the car or something.

    Tony Veitch is the guy who beat the shit out of his wife, kicking her when she was on the ground and breaking her back.

    • Patrick

      & Veitch whined like a bitch, pulled some sob story phoning the radio station threatening suicide, what an absolute soft cock. Then along comes Deaker & gives him a cuddle, shafts Willie Lose (who I have no time for) & gives his job to Veitch. What a disgraceful series of events all around.

      • Travis Poulson

        Irrelevant and off topic.

        • Patrick

          Travis if I had posted directly I would agree, but as a comment on Tristanb’s post I think it is a different case. You seem to enjoy your new role, perhaps a new career as a parking warden beckons.

          • Travis Poulson

            Oh I’m sorry, go forth with your conversation of irrelevance then.

  • Lofty

    Johns and Sir Paul had bad blood re employment issues from a few years back…Johns is a cock, and now that Sir Paul has passed away he has a chance to give Sir Paul the shiv… It seems on the face of it that he is a brave bugger our Bryce.

  • LesleyNZ

    So it was Bryce Johns from the Herald on Sunday who said that “you are one of them” and to behave yourself.

  • Holmes could be a nasty shit on the piss….many knew that…why lie about it…?

    • Travis Poulson

      Why lie about? no need to lie about it. No need to mention it.

      But that’s beside the point, the point is Bryce Johns being a hypocrite.

    • I know loads of people who are nasty on the piss

      • Contractor

        Not many of them so nasty they will have someone beaten up by their gangster drug suppliers though presumably, then have it covered up.
        Did you ever get that footage from your source?

  • Bunswalla

    He’s also a complete cock – a “decent journalist, trained and skilled”? Doesn’t even know the meaning of the word inimical. It means hostile or injurious. Perhaps he means inimitable?