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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby mump boy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:13 pm

jeremy1 wrote:Always considered Beijing medal haul a one off and many there in 2008 escaped the febrile pressures here at home.

I reckoned a year ago, and still do, that we will get a maximum of 14 Golds and round about 30/35 medals.


In the first week, did you mean ?? :? :lol: :lol:
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby mump boy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:04 pm

jeremy1 wrote:Always considered Beijing medal haul a one off and many there in 2008 escaped the febrile pressures here at home.

Clear already that many British Olmpians have not been able to handle the pressures, especially our women swimmers who are way down on reasonable expectations based on the 2012 ranking lists... Gandy, Miley,etc and nearly all of our swimmers are underperforming , with one glorious exception.. Jamieson, smashing asunder the Brit record and and improving onto a different level. Thats what wins medals.

Never thought for one minute that GB would equal their amazing Being haul, with 12 cycling medals!!.

I reckoned a year ago, and still do, that we will get a maximum of 14 Golds and round about 30/35 medals.


You're a proper Doris Stokes aren't you ? :lol:

Eat humble pie you old curmudgeon
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby MysteryBrick » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:09 pm

I think he meant 30/35 golds.
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby Kermit » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:32 pm

BBC have received a string of complaints AND have acted on them! Alas they haven't got rid of Mindy but have you noticed that since yesterday Phil Jones is not touchy feely anymore?
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby jjimbojames » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:45 pm

Kermit wrote:BBC have received a string of complaints AND have acted on them! Alas they haven't got rid of Mindy but have you noticed that since yesterday Phil Jones is not touchy feely anymore?

He's had a lot of support on twitter for him being touchy feely, but he does seem to have been told to back off, given his tone in thanking people for their support
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby sidelined » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:08 pm

A few tweets about Phil Jones:
nicola sanders ‏@nic400
Leave @pjphiljones alone!! We luv him!!

Toni Minichiello ‏@Coach_Toni
@KatharineMerry @pjphiljones very silly people, Phil J is BBC interviewing at it's[sic] finest, knowledge,honesty & he cares about the athletes

Chris Tomlinson ‏@LongJumpChris
I would just like to say that wether I perform well or badly seeing @pjphiljones in media allways uplifts me #legendthatathleteslove

Goldie Sayers ‏@goldiesayers
I have heard that @pjphiljones has had some stick. pleasure to be interviewed by him and my much needed hug yday was most appreciated #gent


So there you go.
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby Flumpy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:53 pm

What's the complaint abou Phill Jones? I haven't heard anything :?
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby jjimbojames » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:07 pm

Flumpy wrote:What's the complaint abou Phill Jones? I haven't heard anything :?

That he's too touchy feely - he put his hand on someone's shoulder and hugged Goldie

There was a wider complaint about all the BBC Media Zone people - either being too harsh or being too nice (Sharron Davies at the swimming) and John Inverdale (at the sailing) also got criticism. Clare Balding was the only one who got praised
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Re: AW Official London 2012 thread

Postby iain » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:20 pm

He put his hand on either Bolt or Blake's shoulder (possibly both), and I remember thinking that he/they looked really uncomfortable with it.
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