Exactly, you don't know him!
You don't hear him mention it... did you read what I wrote?
You really have gotten worked up because I challenged your idea of the great Cadel. Yes I did read what you wrote, which is why I challenged it. Do you know Cadel? Reply with the answer not a generalisation of whom you think Cadel knows, ie; not whether you think I know him but whether you do.
"Not wanting his name in lights". Nice work by you. My point was to highlight and with some observation on your part (something you are unwilling to give at this stage) that the mention of his charitable duties are mentioned by people such as yourself. If Cadel doesn't want that mentioned then why go on about it? Oh, its about your ego not his...see Dr Phil could have told you that. Nothing more than what I said...fanboy justification of a personified hero.
The press and 90% of the public didn't want to know who he was before the Worlds. He doesn't have a private life because of the press, but he knows that is part and parcel of the job he has chosen.
Nice try dumbo. If the public, majority here your 90% figure, didn't want to know who Cadel was before the worlds then why is it that he doesn't have a private life? Are you suggesting that since the Worlds (September...so less than a month) that Cadels life is no longer private? Or has it not been private for some time? An odd suggestion if the later, given that if 90% didn't care less then there would be little demand for information and the press for the most part would leave him alone. Not the percentage you used...lack of demand means a waste of resources. When Cadels mug is splashed all over the gossip tabloids then it will be fare to say he has no private life. Are you always this prone to exaggeration? Perhaps you mean no private life from the doping inspectors? Sorry but as you said, "part and parcel of the job." Cadel is lucky Contador is winning, because when the press ask one or two questions when he is winning he looses it and slaps them, headbutts them or threatens to cut off their head. Classy role model there. For the record, that type of behaviour is unAustralian.
He pays taxes every year in Australia, how much do you pay? What do you declare on your tax return?
Accounting degree speaking. What do you know about the history of accounting and in particular, taxation? Cadel lives in Switzerland for the majority of the year. Why is it that a large portion of very rich French citizens were uprooting and moving to Switzerland? High tax rates of 60% for those earning a lot of money. Why is it that many affluent sports stars live there? Cadel lives in Australia for a month, maybe two at most. His residency is Europe, thus you would know that is his where he pays taxes (but your quick to type and slow to think...right?). Revenue or earnings in Australia will be taxable in Australia. Citizenship is a non issue, it is the location and activity behind earnings that are important. So Cadel will only pay taxes in Australia on interest in bank accounts, capital investments and earnings on share. Silence pay his income. Belgian company. Switzerland only taxes on revenue earnt in Switzerland, regardless of whether you live there for the entire year, which he does (Australia does not). The fact a Belgian company pay his income and that he rarely races in Switzerland (winnings) means he pays literally close to no taxes at all. It is why Michael Schumacher live(d)s there. Great public transport and great training roads are just a bonus. Why do you think sports stars flock to Monaco? No taxes. Look it up because its unlikely you'll believe me.
What a load of S&%T... i think i'm going to throw up, you should go for that writers vacancy at Mills and Burns.
Next you'll be telling me pro footballers in the EPL have common roots and are just like the people they grew up with in their youth. They were, past tense, now they are different. Attitude, social circles and treatment by the general public. It's called projection, fans find common links to sports stars to help identify with them. It's why Dutch go nuts for Dutch stars, aussies for ausses, etc. Some stars exploit this and even consciously feed a misconception to gain approval and favour.
Take Harry Kewell for example and various aussie actors. Some sports stars/actors/musicians remain true to their roots. This isn't hard to believe and is not "a load of S&%T." Some like Kewell no longer sounds Australian, or acts like it. He keeps the links to home for publicity and to spruik the socceroo image. Cadel does the same. He sounds English. A lot of actors sound American. If Cadel has so much in common with the standard aussie why is he soo different to the general public? Cadel is a loner. Most true cycling fans are aware of this. His upbringing has all the classic markers of an alternative way of living, hence his nature and behaviour, so he does have very little in common with the standard aussie (the 90% you admitted ignored him). Care to change your tune and stick with a theme that is consistent?
Little do you know. SIL also said they couldn't get in touch with him in the Aussie summer too, they had his whole program, as did the drug testing agency who had no trouble finding out where he was. Not a puppet, what do you know for fact, anything? The Press is also there puppet, and they will keep pulling the strings that will get their sponsors seen.
I was talking about Cadel's website for the facts, not anyone elses.
If you've read aussiecyclefan94's post then you'd be aware that SBS cyclingcentral website posted news about Cadel 'possibly' racing the TDU. Maybe your one of the SBS lackeys. Not Tomalaris are you? If you are, how is the arm? Did it hurt when Cadel hit you? Now your first sentence is not terribly bright. You say Silence Lotto had trouble contacting Cadel and "couldn't get in touch with him in the Aussie summer" but contradict that by then stating the drug testers had no trouble finding him. I sense a recurring theme here in your writing. Sorry, correction, your thinking. What do I know for fact? Oh, right now, I know that you have made a gibbering mess of yourself. Contradictory statements flying everywhere! Its kind of funny. "The Press is also there puppet" I think you meant to type "their". Look up the meanings. The press eat from nobody's hand, least of all in the cycling world from Silence Lotto. Publishing bodies exercise the right to publish and broadcast what they deem suitable. This is why the rhetoric from pro teams in press releases is more or less the same language.
Oh, he has told you this has he? Was it on the phone or email? Or is that another made up assumption?
Back to the Giro, you are wrong. Silence have a habit of not talking to Cadel and vice versa. Remember my reference to him being a loner. He has communication deficiencies. No shame there, many do and it is a product of upbringing and little media training. Silence were well aware that Cadel had announced his program for 2009 in November 2009. I stated this and said it would be the same this year. Surprise, suprise Cadel is saying the same thing I said, that he'd announce his plans for next year at the start of November after consulting his team (contrary to your above contradiction). Not a bad prediction, ahem, assumption. A day early. Do you believe in coincidences? I don't, they are rare occurances, myht and legends depicted in motion pictures. Cadel is predictable, most people are. I'm guessing you don't read people very well. I am very good at it. As I have demonstrated, I know more than you do. Or perhaps I just pay more attention and am not shocked when what is more than obvious to the ardent analyser, occurs. How you must loath never picking the villains in crime shows.
Check it out, third paragraph. As I said, SBS are unoriginal. Back to the coincidence theory. How much do you bet that they didn't read this thread and spill this article? Truth be told, one of their writers probably posted on this very thread. As I said, this wasn't unexpected, it was a given.
The only reason Cadel would go to TDU is to pay respect to the fans, nothing else. Got something in your eye, remove your head from your anus will help that. See you next Thursday, Dr Phil!!
Look forward to it. You can get another spanking in the mental department next week. Agree with Cadel racing at the TDU for the fans, but you do not acknowledge that the main reason for Cadel to race is self interest. He can win it if he tries. Heck Alan Davis won it, Cadel would have no trouble. Look at the logic, Cadel just doesn't care and the convenient excuse is "my program doesn't permit it." Rubbish, especially for a rider who we here all the time is the best in Australia. He could win any time he wants, he just doesn't want to turn up and fair enough, he's entitled to, but I for one am not buying his reasoning/excuse.