Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



I’m definitely, definitely getting tickets for Wimbledon next year. Roger Federer’s slow, merciless turning of the screws on Andy Ruddock in that epic final set was enormously entertaining. But even more fascinating was spotting the celebrities who’d turned up to watch.

Can anyone imagine the scene if Henry Kissinger, Woody Allen and Alex Ferguson (who were all in attendance) happened to bump into each other at the bar afterwards? “True, bombing Cambodia was not my finest hour, I will admit… And taking those nude pictures of your partner’s daughter? Oy vey, what were you thinking? But nobody’s perfect, right? On a more serious note, however… Michael Owen? …Seriously? …MICHAEL FUCKING OWEN!? …Are you shitting me? …If this is a joke, I ain’t laughing! etc. etc.”

Apparently, Kissinger hasn’t been as confounded by a major signing since Kenny Dalglish brought David Speedie to Liverpool in 1991. True story.

July 5th, 2009.

4 Responses to “ANYONE FOR WAR CRIMES?”

  1. Colin Says:

    Great final, Roddick will be eaten by that 2nd set tie-break for some time to come.

    The variety of celebrities was weird, detracted from the usual zoom-ins on Pete Sampras’ wife, so that was good.

    Interestingly (I’m lying), there is an Andy Ruddock, he’s a sociological expert on Audience Studies (I’m not lying).

  2. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, poor Ruddock looked absolutely gutted afterwards. It was kinda funny when that inbred looking guy, the Duke of Whatever, was trying to make chit-chat. Saying hard luck or whatever.

    Ruddock just looked at him like “Get away from me you big-eared freak…”

  3. Meg Says:

    Like they’ll let you into Wimbledon Eoin.

  4. Eoin Says:

    But I’ve always said that if I ever ran a major sports championships you’d be welcome to attend, Meggy… I guess that’s what hurts the most.

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