Laps wrote:paul wrote:An interesting long-shot would be
(if he is fit enough which, judging by recent news, he may well be).
He ticks a lot of boxes, for example:
1) not just a cliched "sporting miracle" but an actual miracle.
2) far better known globally than any other candidate.
3) impeccable record of sporting acheivement, having represented England at every available age level.
4) hopefully irritate the "plastic" morons, while being, in his career, a near-perfect example of what makes
1) has Arsenal connections! (er,... but then, so does Mo Farah!)
and appeals to the morbid public sentimentality that seems to have engulfed the British ever since Princess Di died.
Steve Redgrave has to be by some way the best qualified.
paul wrote:Hang on, I don't need to explain, I can just refer you to today's Grauniad.
paul wrote:Allan, the article in the sports section about why it is nothing like the Princess Di phenomenon.
I'm afraid I haven't read the News section... ...yet (I hope you believe that last word, LOL).
BTW, what does "pap" mean?
paul wrote:Laps, the Muamba situation could not be more different from Princess Di.
For one thing ....
Hang on, I don't need to explain, I can just refer you to today's Grauniad.
Geoff wrote:Flaming row! Coe wants Daley but Redgrave is his big rival for Olympic flame
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympi ... z20V4sIqup
Out of the two I would pick Daley but suspect it may be neither!
An out of the box poignant one would be Derek Redmond
How about an olympian from each of the home nations (liz mccolgan, colin jackson, mary peters, (take your pick from england) or one from every decade, we can have a group, can't we?
What is wrong with Redgrave Mr Me?
iain wrote:What is wrong with Redgrave Mr Me?
iain wrote:While I don't agree, I can see where Sir Steve was coming from. Although it is strange coming from a rower :p
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