Let’s hear it for the Oldies

So Van’s still the man at 64! Why ever not! Over 500 news stories and counting throughout the world proclaim it so it must be true. And he’s more open about Van 111’s citizenship than his place of birth. Well, what do you expect from a man called Ivan from off the Bloomfield Road?

  • Only Asking

    I liked the headlines in the telly ‘mini van arrives’. That was excellent. Good luck to the little fella.

  • padraig

    From what I have heard of him he is a miserable, nasty, arrogant little man. The fact that he continues to multiply does not fill me with hope as the apple,as they say never falls far from the tree.

  • David Watson

    I think he’s actually from a house off the Beersbridge Road. My thoughts are actually similar to when the BBC’s John Simpson again became a dad at 65. And made a news story of it. Are they trying to prove something masculine? What happens when they die? I am aged 62. Sons are 27 and 24.

  • Panic, these ones like it up em.

    Just out of curiosity how old are the mothers

    What did the young women (I presume) see in these well off chaps ?

  • Rory Carr

    “What happens when they die?”

    I believe, David, that the common practice is that they then be buried.

  • Alias

    I’m 44, and my kids are in their mid-to-late teens. Given that the life expectancy of males in the UK is 77, it’s a good bet that a father at 65 would be dead before the kid becomes a teenager. That’s probably just as well ‘coz the poor kid would look a right tit trying to kick a football with someone who is old enough to be his great grandfather.

  • joeCanuck

    From what I have heard

    Padraig, If all you have is hearsay, why repeat it publicly?

  • joeCanuck

    Paper here is reporting that Van vehemently denies being a father again.

  • Driftwood

    Yup Joe, it was an internet hacker spoof.

    Don’t believe everything you read online or the papers.

  • willis

    But surely the Tele doesn’t do churnalism!

  • David Watson
  • Rory Carr

    So many children are conceived by mistake it is claimed (funnily enough the “mistake” invariably involves sexual intercourse between a man and a woman)so it is refreshing to find that this is one mistake (by BBC News and Belfast Telegraph) which most decidedly did not end in conception.

    As to whether this is a good thing or a bad thing I am completely agnostic but at least a dull day was brightened for a while.