Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

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thehog said:
In the name of transparency I'm sure it's obvious to all :rolleyes:
I think its safe to say that Cookson within his first year has changed nothing in cycling. At least nothing for the better.

I would say the UCI is mostly the same as under McQ, except a little less transparent.

But Cookson has better PR advisors. No doubt.

Perhaps he can get Walsh to write his autobiography.
 
the sceptic said:
I think its safe to say that Cookson within his first year has changed nothing in cycling. At least nothing for the better.

I would say the UCI is mostly the same as under McQ, except a little less transparent.

But Cookson has better PR advisors. No doubt.

Perhaps he can get Walsh to write his autobiography.
Agreed. He's better burying things with a little more sophistication than McQuaid did.

Cookson has the Skyboy fanbase to support him. Not even the Irish supported McQuaid.
 
thehog said:
Agreed. He's better burying things with a little more sophistion than McQuaid did.

Cookson has the Skyboy fanbase to support him. Not even the Irish supported McQuaid.
that is so true - he was a source of embarrassment to us...cookson;s fanbase is very similar to the sky fanbase it would seem.....
 
Digger said:
that is so true - he was a source of embarrassment to us...cookson;s fanbase is very similar to the sky fanbase it would seem.....
Exactly. These guys should be held accountable for everything they do. Good or bad. The Skybots just support Cookson no matter what. Even when he's giving TUEs or constructing a Menchov sanction from thin air.
 
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Digger said:
that is so true - he was a source of embarrassment to us...cookson;s fanbase is very similar to the sky fanbase it would seem.....
It would seem that, would it?

Cookson's fan base is 24 out of 42 delegates, only one of whom is British (Charles Jackson).......so you are telling me the other 23 delegates are Sky fans :rolleyes:

Mark L
 
ebandit said:
It would seem that, would it?

Cookson's fan base is 24 out of 42 delegates, only one of whom is British (Charles Jackson).......so you are telling me the other 23 delegates are Sky fans :rolleyes:

Mark L
That's only half the story.

To be a presidential candidate you first must be nominated by your own country's cycling club delegates.

McQuaid lost his nomination when the Irish Federation via the clubs withdraw their nomination.
 
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Yes McQuaid lost the support of the Irish......but it didn't matter....that wasn't why he lost the Presidential election....it was a symptom....It won't be the support of BC delegates or Bristish fans that keeps Cookson incumbent

Mark L
 
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ebandit said:
A golden decade for UK sport. Started with the rugby world cup win in 2003, midway smashing the previous leaders right out of the velodrome in 2008, and two TdF wins being the icing on the cake.....

......its a shame there have to be losers.....but hey....that's sport.......all that's left for them is to lose gracefully.

A great decade

Mark L
Cant wave the flag any more vigourously, were you singing god save the queen while typing that:rolleyes:
 
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I'm not a monarchist, Benotti.......not sure why you seem so keen on begruding British success......we won loads.....get over it.

Mark L
 
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Benotti69 said:
Cant wave the flag any more vigourously, were you singing god save the queen while typing that:rolleyes:
If Cookson was not british, do you think this thread would be 800 posts long? I think we know the answer to that one. :rolleyes:
 
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the sceptic said:
If Cookson was not british, do you think this thread would be 800 posts long? I think we know the answer to that one. :rolleyes:
Correct - if Cookson wasn't British there wouldn't be a thread.





It needs to be said.

These tour stages in britain confirms to me that there is a huge cycling boom going on there. Every cat 4 climb looking like alpe d'huez.. its too much.

And as with any religion, the people need to believe. A sky positive would mean the british cycling empire goes down the drain, so Im sure Cookson will do everything in his power to prevent that.

And before people start talking about change. What change? Everything is the same as it has always been.
 
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ebandit said:
I'm not a monarchist, Benotti.......not sure why you seem so keen on begruding British success......we won loads.....get over it.

Mark L
No begrudging, you just seem to ignore that the British success came in the same manner all the others came, with DOPING.
 
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ebandit said:
I'm not a monarchist, Benotti.......not sure why you seem so keen on begruding British success......we won loads.....get over it.

Mark L
you write formidable posts, although i can't help noticing very few of them have anything to do with doping. The majority of your posts in this thread for instance. But it would be a shame to just delete them, so maybe a moderator could relocate them to an appropriate subforum?
 
sniper said:
you write formidable posts, although i can't help noticing very few of them have anything to do with doping. The majority of your posts in this thread for instance. But it would be a shame to just delete them, so maybe a moderator could relocate them to an appropriate subforum?
Along with this one.:)
 
sniper said:
you write formidable posts, although i can't help noticing very few of them have anything to do with doping. The majority of your posts in this thread for instance. But it would be a shame to just delete them, so maybe a moderator could relocate them to an appropriate subforum?
Just be sure to take these along as well.

Benotti69 said:
Cant wave the flag any more vigourously, were you singing god save the queen while typing that:rolleyes:
the sceptic said:
If Cookson was not british, do you think this thread would be 800 posts long? I think we know the answer to that one. :rolleyes:
Oh and also yours, of course.
 
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Mellow Velo said:
Just be sure to take these along as well.

Oh and also yours, of course.
i'm talking about his/her oeuvre, not single posts.
again, nothing to complain about the quality of that oeuvre, just that thematically...
 
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Mellow Velo said:
Just be sure to take these along as well.

Oh and also yours, of course.
No problem with any of my posts being deleted as long as they take the rest with them, yours included.

:)
 

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