Tuesday, February 09, 2010

More on headlines

Via the BBC I learn that 10 years ago, Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Celtic in a cup match. What is remarkable about the BBC's report is that it omits the one truly interesting and memorable fact about that game.

The Scottish Sun reported it the next day with a true headline of genius:

Super Caley Go Ballistic Celtic Are Atrocious.

Never mind some Scottish cup match, that fully deserves to be remembered.

It has been claimed that the headline might have been a little more pre-planned that you might think, and had been originally written in the anticipation that "Super" Ally McCoist would score a hat-trick in an Old Firm Game - he never did, of course. Even if this slightly unromantic version should be the truth , the thinking that the idea was too good not to see the light of day was surely correct.

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