bevone wrote:In fairness - he couldnt agree with you could he!!!!! I still think he should have thrown 64m at least but change things when everything is going fine in the weights room and in training - not a recipe for success. I am sure he is being badly advised when the solution was always closer to home.
Geoff wrote:I thought Abdul threw very well in the conditions and a little further than I thought. Very well done! Carl was solid but thought he may have thrown slightly further. Lawrence is so inconsistent but I thought he would have got one half decent throw out.
I knew there was likely to be a tail wind or coming from the left so distances were going to be down. I'm not sure how much the raised infield affects distances, Paul Dickenson said up to 2m, but I don't think it's quite as much as that. Probably around a metre?
Brett should have thrown further and at least got second but he didn't. He's a good prospect but has to produce the distances when it matters, as they all do, but taking exception to a wild guess of a prediction shows immaturity and a certain brashness that only Daley Thompson could carry off! Be confident, be angry, be annoyed but make it work for you and produce the goods when it counts.
I assume that Abdul will be invited to crystal Palace and Carl will not. Brett and Lawrence seem to have an invite so basically a head to head for the third spot. Who can reproduce their true form?
I won't make any predictions this time!!!
boysen wrote:A theodolite(?) would settle the argument in about 5 minutes.Two metres over a 60m distance would be more than visible to the naked eye would it not?
SteveK26 wrote:Which reinforces a good decision to pick him for Daegu.
bevone wrote:I have maintained that Brett IS our best thrower and I believe he will be the best out there and make the top 12 and then the top 8. HE is good enough, now experienced enough and our best chance. I didnt realise Lawrence had asked not to be picked, was that before or after the GP - either way - Brett had to be picked after that.
mump boy wrote:bevone wrote:I have maintained that Brett IS our best thrower and I believe he will be the best out there and make the top 12 and then the top 8. HE is good enough, now experienced enough and our best chance. I didnt realise Lawrence had asked not to be picked, was that before or after the GP - either way - Brett had to be picked after that.
Before, he said he wasn't consistent enough, had achieved his goals for the year and wanted to concentrate on training for next year
Ursus wrote:Bev, like you I'm not certain when Lawrence's decision was made, but if it was while selection was still in the balance, then I would have to have reservations.
Ignore for a minute whether he would have been picked for Daegu, that's a different argument. But by saying he didn't want to be selected, he has missed out on the possibility of global champ experience which you just can't buy. That means that his first global (if selected) will be the OG on his doorstep where the pressure will be really on, especially if he has a good start to next season.
Although he's done brilliantly this year, he is inexperienced and erratic, so I would have thought that he would benefited from going to Daegu to experience first hand what is involved in a top level senior comp without too much real performance pressure. It's a bit different from the county champs or throwsfest.
Anyhow, all academic now.
mump boy wrote:Ursus wrote:Bev, like you I'm not certain when Lawrence's decision was made, but if it was while selection was still in the balance, then I would have to have reservations.
He told CVC before CP
Ursus wrote:Bevone - have sources close to you been chatting to the Telegraph?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... coach.html