So what is the point of having trials?; its unfair to go back to the totally subjective fights that took place in the old days when the Selectors got pilloried for the wong judgments in the eyes of the fans and especially the media;I am appalled, but NOT surprised, at the sentimental slush on this site but no doubt fans prefer touchy feely stuff these days to hard facts.
As far as I know no one here was part of the Selection panel,nor can tell who voted fo Sharp and why, so
the comments re CVC are not proved; his interview on TV yesterday morning was very nervously and carefully worded but he knows what his job was when selecting a team; pick the trials winner and woman in form and ignore out of form, injured athletes and weird athletes. So the posters here all want to ignore the winner of our British Trials . I bet they would not have said that 6 months ago
The 800m women knew all season that the Trials were to take place and the criteria; the most shocking piece of idiot running I have ever witnessed was by Okoro who could have waltzed through to a selection but knew so little about her abilities or suffered a massive dose of nerves that she ran a stupid race. WFT should I make a plea for her?
Simpson is totally out of form and could not run a a quality race all season despite an early start in the States before rushing over to our Trials.Meadows is not fit and has proved nothing; Jackson is not fit and and as I tire of saying it aint about luck with professional athletes, you have to be fit and on the start line to compete.
Most of the leading countries have trials with an element of flexibility admittedly but our 800m runners who have not been picked were NOT treated unfairly imo and i wish young Sharp all the best together with Weightman. I wont be putting any money on any of our other 1500m runners to get final places