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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

10 Jun 2018 15:54

Once Collins finishes dismantling Facebook he’ll hopefully get this joker Freeman into Parliament for questioning :confused:

It is disappointing that Richard Freeman wants to tell his story, rather than be questioned about it in front of the committee,” said Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that conducted the inquiry into doping in sport, and is carrying out another into sports ­governance. “We will take a close ­interest in anything he says which is ­related to our inquiry and report.”


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2018/06/09/former-team-sky-doctor-accused-banking-jiffy-bag-scandal-new/
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

10 Jun 2018 15:58

Ya think Shane Sutton was a contributor to this trash by Freeman? :lol:
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11 Jun 2018 18:53

Wiggins & Phillips both get a personal endorsement of Freeman into the book. The clinic will love this lol!

Dr Freeman is a man of great integrity and kindness. His care has helped me through the good times and the hardships of competing in the highest level of sport' - Sir Bradley Wiggins


Without Dr Freeman, my career would have been shorter and less successful' - Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion
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11 Jun 2018 19:00

And some more:

Knowing Dr Richard Freeman as I do, I can promise you this: you'll be a much better prepared and informed sportsperson as a result of reading this book (Sam Allardyce, former England and Premier League football manager)


Dr Freeman is a compassionate doctor who is fully committed to a patient-centred focus (Dr Steve Peters, author of The Chimp Paradox and team psychologist at Team Sky)


Dr Freeman is one of the foremost sports doctors with a true compassion and care for the people he works with. The ability to treat the person whilst prioritising their performance needs is a rare skill he possesses (Paul Manning, Olympic Team Pursuit champion and Olympic Women's Team Pursuit coach)


Doctor Freeman is a pioneer in medical performance services in recovery and preparation for world class sports teams and athletes. In my opinion number one in his field (Mark Taylor, Performance Director - Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Fulham FC and Sunderland FC)


Doc Freeman was a great support during my time at Team Sky. He was always a relaxed and confident doctor, even in pressured situations and was just a joy to have around. You felt like he really cared about your health, making sure he always stayed in touch and across everything whenever I was recovering from being sick or injured. Not only is he a brilliant doctor who I loved working with, he was also just a great person to talk to, always understanding the human side of what can sometimes be a fickle sport (Ritchie Porte, Pro Tour Cyclist)


Dr Freeman has been a source of unwavering support throughout my cycling career through all the ups, downs, illnesses and injuries that I encountered through my career (Jo Rowsell-Shand, Olympic Team Pursuit champion)


You feel safe and know your rider's health is well looked after when he is around, especially in stressful situation at competition. Dr Rich's calm, professional and rational attitude gives everyone around him the confidence that all has been done for the athlete in order to be 100% able to focus on the job (Heiko Salzwedel, Olympic Men’s Team Pursuit coach GB, China, Russia and Denmark)
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11 Jun 2018 19:29

Christ, that reads like a lame yearbook signing.
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11 Jun 2018 21:03

Yep, pretty bad. To be fair, i've got plenty of coaching and training books with equally bad athlete and coach quotes.
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11 Jun 2018 21:17

samhocking wrote:Wiggins & Phillips both get a personal endorsement of Freeman into the book. The clinic will love this lol!

Dr Freeman is a man of great integrity and kindness. His care has helped me through the good times and the hardships of competing in the highest level of sport' - Sir Bradley Wiggins


Without Dr Freeman, my career would have been shorter and less successful' - Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion


One might think you are siding with a doctor who gave a patient huge doses of steroids for performance enhancemnet that are not recommended for asthma treatment and did not diligently keep records.

Why?
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11 Jun 2018 22:10

Look how the clinics tune changed when they realized it wasn't a "tell all" after all :lol:
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11 Jun 2018 22:33

Benotti69 wrote:
samhocking wrote:Wiggins & Phillips both get a personal endorsement of Freeman into the book. The clinic will love this lol!

Dr Freeman is a man of great integrity and kindness. His care has helped me through the good times and the hardships of competing in the highest level of sport' - Sir Bradley Wiggins


Without Dr Freeman, my career would have been shorter and less successful' - Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion


One might think you are siding with a doctor who gave a patient huge doses of steroids for performance enhancemnet that are not recommended for asthma treatment and did not diligently keep records.

Why?


As far as I can tell, the elephant in the Sky room isn't Dr Freeman as many think.
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

11 Jun 2018 22:36

thehog wrote:Once Collins finishes dismantling Facebook he’ll hopefully get this joker Freeman into Parliament for questioning :confused:

It is disappointing that Richard Freeman wants to tell his story, rather than be questioned about it in front of the committee,” said Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that conducted the inquiry into doping in sport, and is carrying out another into sports ­governance. “We will take a close ­interest in anything he says which is ­related to our inquiry and report.”


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2018/06/09/former-team-sky-doctor-accused-banking-jiffy-bag-scandal-new/


"Wiggins has credited Freeman with playing a key role in his success, which included winning the 2012 Tour de France."


Well at least he's honest about it :lol:
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12 Jun 2018 09:07

I wonder if he wrote it on his laptop ... no, wait a moment ...
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12 Jun 2018 09:21

Robert5091 wrote:I wonder if he wrote on his laptop ... no, wait a moment ...


Thanks, you just ruined mine!
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12 Jun 2018 14:47

Freeman comes across as just another elusive, shady character within Sky. Difficult to pin down for interview (faked receiving a phonecall from Dan Roan), didn't keep medical records, had a work laptop stolen on a Greek holiday and then got conveniently sick enough that he was unable to appear before parliament. But he has no problem publishing a book just a week before the Tdf. truly a middle finger salute to Damian Collins and the MP's. You sort of justs have to admire the balls of brass that he has displayed at the same time.
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Re: Re:

12 Jun 2018 17:49

samhocking wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:
samhocking wrote:Wiggins & Phillips both get a personal endorsement of Freeman into the book. The clinic will love this lol!

Dr Freeman is a man of great integrity and kindness. His care has helped me through the good times and the hardships of competing in the highest level of sport' - Sir Bradley Wiggins


Without Dr Freeman, my career would have been shorter and less successful' - Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion


One might think you are siding with a doctor who gave a patient huge doses of steroids for performance enhancemnet that are not recommended for asthma treatment and did not diligently keep records.

Why?


As far as I can tell, the elephant in the Sky room isn't Dr Freeman as many think.


So who/what is the pachyderm ?
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12 Jun 2018 20:33

Pachyderm? Sounds like some skin disease ... wait a sec ... google ... oh, I see. :)

Freeman was so stressed out from writing his book that he could n't speak to the MPs - simple! It's not quite up there with "If I did it", but If there's a follow up ...
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

13 Jun 2018 06:53

veganrob wrote:Ya think Shane Sutton was a contributor to this trash by Freeman? :lol:


Sutton has a deal for his own book - or did have see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycling-Autobiography-Shane-Sutton/dp/1473641640
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

13 Jun 2018 10:20

Robert5091 wrote:
veganrob wrote:Ya think Shane Sutton was a contributor to this trash by Freeman? :lol:


Sutton has a deal for his own book - or did have see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycling-Autobiography-Shane-Sutton/dp/1473641640


Can’t wait! The worlds most inarticulate man writing a book. How many times can he get the word phuck in a sentence? :cool:
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

13 Jun 2018 15:48

Edited/Spun by Alistair Campbell no doubt.

This has probably been 'engineered' by SKY from the get go as a way to control the news agenda and wrestle it back onto their terms. Exactly the way Lance Armstrong used to operate - controlling the propaganda agenda.

Clearly orchestrated by SDB and his cronies to restore the credibility of someone whose name is mud to the wider world.

Probably part of some 'deal' for the good doc.

Perhaps this is what Wiggins meant when he said about setting the story straight??

Hang on though he cant talk about all this stuff as it breaches patient/Dr confidentiality doesn't it? :lol:
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

13 Jun 2018 16:58

B_Ugli wrote:This has probably been 'engineered' by SKY from the get go as a way to control the news agenda and wrestle it back onto their terms. Exactly the way Lance Armstrong used to operate - controlling the propaganda agenda.
Did the Steve Peters monkey spanking book control the news agenda? How about what's his face's Project Rainbow book? No cycling books impact the news agenda much. Not even the now cancelled Sutton book would have impacted the news agenda.

One that possibly could, were it true that Sky wanted to set the news agenda, would be Brailsford's long promised contribution to the tired genre of British Cycling And My Part In Its Rise And Rise.
B_Ugli wrote:Perhaps this is what Wiggins meant when he said about setting the story straight??
No it is not. Wiggins was referring to volume 94 of his autobriogaphies which he is currently working on with his latest ghost.
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Re: Team Sky and BC Books.

14 Jun 2018 05:08

thehog wrote:
Robert5091 wrote:
veganrob wrote:Ya think Shane Sutton was a contributor to this trash by Freeman? :lol:


Sutton has a deal for his own book - or did have see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycling-Autobiography-Shane-Sutton/dp/1473641640


Can’t wait! The worlds most inarticulate man writing a book. How many times can he get the word phuck in a sentence? :cool:


I asked Hodder & Stoughton about this again and they say Sutton has no deal with them for a book. How the (bleep!) it got onto Amazon then is a good question.
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