Best of the Noughties
The first decade of the new millennium arrived with the conundrum of what to call it, but once the Noughties was named, it brought us on a roller-coaster ride. We look back at Saipan, property porn, bank crashes, new motorways, historic rugby matches, a Taoiseach for the ages, and a strong sense that we might never see anything like this again
WORLD CUP 2002
Most of the talk in the run-up to World Cup 2002 centred around tactics. Some felt it was best to go 4-4-2. That meant four cans of lager for your breakfast while watching the early kick-off, four more for lunch to take the edge off and then two for your tea because you might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. Others argued that the best approach was to drink through the night before and watch the early matches through one of your 18 eyes.