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Old 01-06-13, 18:25
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And you are what exactly? And the Sunday Rider, we may disagree but saying he's a sock puppet!? That's funny.
Add XCLeigh to the quota...they,re as stoopid as Wiggins.
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Old 01-06-13, 18:35
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Add XCLeigh to the quota...they,re as stoopid as Wiggins.
Phew thanks for the add. I was getting worried for a while. May I kindly enquire as to what makes one a sock puppet? Contrary point of views or opinions to one's own?
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Welcoming Wiggo Warrior and Sunday Rider....Sky keep trotting out the sockpuppets. Yawn.
Look back a few pages, in the thread. My position on Sky and Wiggins is very clear.
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Old 01-06-13, 18:41
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Look back a few pages, in the thread. My position on Sky and Wiggins is very clear.

yes we have all noticed your anti-Sky campaign
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Old 01-06-13, 19:05
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Hi, cut out the personal stuff please guys. Plenty to discuss here other than other posters Cheers.
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Old 01-06-13, 19:13
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I am about as anti Sky as you can get, what made you think otherwise?
Well, the ones who read this thread have noticed.
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Old 01-06-13, 19:34
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Inviting comparisons to US Postal is still a dangerous game with the various goings-on since May 2010. If they had drawn more attention to how the template had been used for longer than that they might have got more of a pass on it (not that Miguel Indurain, the previous benefactor of such tactics, was clean of course). How does a team that prides itself on its attention to detail not spot that inviting comparisons to US Postal and then riding like them might not have been the smartest thing to do while the biggest doping investigation in the history of the sport is going on into that very team? Even if Sky are clean, it makes it very difficult for the jaded cycling fan that has seen 20 years of false dawns to accept.

And then, the rider at the centre of it considers that cynics are all people who will never achieve anything in their lives, despite the fact that all but the most loyal fans and newcomers to the sport have had a healthy level of cynicism imbued upon them by several years of being lied to - not necessarily Clinic conspiracy theorist cynicism, but simply the level of "I hope they're clean but you can never be sure, especially when they dominate a race like that" - he's basically taking a pot shot at most of the sport's loyal fans. Maybe he's okay with that, after all, he can be marketed to that audience of brand new fans who've only been sold on cycling since Britons started winning regularly at it, but it doesn't sit well with people who've been supporting the sport - and him - since he was a youthful track specialist who couldn't keep up with the grupetto. Which increases antipathy towards him for his attitude, and to his team for their boring riding which keeps him at the centre of attention.

The Postal comparisons were made, by Sky. They were then made, by cynical fans who knew Postal were more than likely dirty and attributed the same characteristics to Sky.
I agree (as seems to be common with your posts), but do you personally think, as presumably one of these cynics who took his words personally that you have to be doped up to win the Tour? That Cadel and Sastre were?
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I agree (as seems to be common with your posts), but do you personally think, as presumably one of these cynics who took his words personally that you have to be doped up to win the Tour? That Cadel and Sastre were?
Just because I think that the winners of the last MANY years (since Lemond) have doped, doesn't mean that I think it is impossible
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Old 01-06-13, 21:17
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I agree (as seems to be common with your posts), but do you personally think, as presumably one of these cynics who took his words personally that you have to be doped up to win the Tour? That Cadel and Sastre were?
as for sastre, only a fool would think he was clean. don't ask me or anybody to provide arguments. do some searching first.
plenty arguments have been provided in different threads over the past months/years.

as for cadel the same.
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Old 01-06-13, 21:39
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as for sastre, only a fool would think he was clean. don't ask me or anybody to provide arguments. do some searching first.
plenty arguments have been provided in different threads over the past months/years.

as for cadel the same.
Yep, maybe, but as you say plenty of other threads to discuss both.
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