Visiting Slugger’s past [1]

Due to a crash in summer 2004 Slugger limps along without much memory of its earlier years. But here’s a sneak review of Slugger as it was just over three years ago. Much fewer comments.

  • slug

    The foresight prize must go to SDLP Councillor Pat McDonnell who said 3 yrs ago:

    “I envisage the setting-up of eight super-councils”

  • missfitzslugging

    It was so quiet back then!

    One thing that struck me while glancing through were the similarities in the themes!

    Plus ca change

  • sohnlein

    I like this one, which clearly reveals Mick’s early aesthetic appreciation. I think in these days it was just Mick posting under a number of alias’…

    http://web.archive.org/web/20021125221007/http://sluggerotoole.com/

  • Ziznivy

    The first thing that seems noticeable is how Slugger hadn’t been swamped by republicanism at that time.

  • Mick Fealty

    To be fair, it hadn’t been ‘swamped’ by anyone back then… In my own recollection discussion didn’t take off until we put out the interviews from the Unionist research in early 03.

  • Stephen Copeland

    The first thing that seems noticeable is how Slugger hadn’t been swamped by republicanism at that time.

    Aye, there wasn’t a fenian about the place then. The good old days!

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Ziznivy: “The first thing that seems noticeable is how Slugger hadn’t been swamped by republicanism at that time. ”

    Back when them demmed taigs knew their place, wot?

  • Ziznivy

    Nothing of the sort. There was a little balance rather than a welter of Sinn Fein propaganda and nationalist MOPEry about the evils of unionism and the British in general.

  • Mick

    Stephen,

    You’re being a very naughty boy! As I have noted else where, the Fenians about the place then were strident, but less contemptuous.

  • “There was a little balance rather than a welter of Sinn Fein propaganda and nationalist MOPEry about the evils of unionism and the British in general.”

    When I came it there seemed to be a lot more unionist posters than nationalist posters. The scales tipped somewhat since then and will probably tip agaiin.