Monday 26 June 2017

Bryan Dobson vs the Magnificent Seven

Bryan Dobson
Bryan Dobson
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

To read the reports over the last few days, one could be forgiven for thinking that Montrose management have started to put some weird mix of crystal meth and steroids into the water – all the better to make the presenters feistier. How else could you possibly explain Bryan Dobson's astonishing performance on the Six One News last November, when an interview he was conducting with economist Ronan Lyons was interrupted by some protesters?

Who can forget the normally unflappable news anchor's response? Who can forget the sight of him angrily ripping his shirt off and throwing it to the studio floor while shouting: "You want some, do you? Come and have your go if yis think yis are hard enough. I'll bleedin' batter the lot of ya", while Sharon Ní Bheoláin, desperately tried to hold him back, struggling to maintain her pyjama decorum as she screamed: "Leave it Dobbo, he's not worth it, he's only a bleedin' doort bag, so he is."

Ah yes, things sure have changed here in Montrose Mountain, where we now see news presenters adopting the interesting journalistic device of challenging guests to a fight.

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