Friday 20 April 2018

Best of the Noughties

Noughties... it's time to share everything
Noughties... it's time to share everything
Good coffee arrived in the Noughties. Leeon Farrell Photocall

Pat Fitzpatrick

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


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.

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