- Feb 22, 2014
Erm... Not sure I've been busy burnishing reputations. And there's a long way between sports management Jesus and a monkey. Thought we'd discussed the grocery gig? Seems like ace mind-man Steve Peters gave him the once-over and obviously raised no alarms. (But this might be tripe if the source is the team.)sniper said:i appreciate the attempt to save Sky's reputation by painting their leader as a dumbassed ignorant monkey.
but it's not cutting it.
Again, it's not just about Brailsford. If you want to downplay the hiring of Leinders, you have to portray the whole of Sky's management as completely incompetent.
do shine your light on min. 18:15 to 19:15 of this footage:
you've ignored their comments thus far.
Which other team luminaries do you feel I've traduced? Perhaps Kerrison? For 2 years his GT squads fade when the hammer goes down. Who else? Specifically who does Brailsford have on staff steeped in road lore (tactical and otherwise)?
I don't quite understand the general allergy to the notion that Dave can't cut it. How can a team that hires Leinders have any confidence that their riders aren't freelancing their preparation? They only started looking at rider passports in the wake of the JTL fiasco. What does that say about their monitoring of riders?
edit: Thought I'd responded to the recording previously. They're just saying everybody knew. I'm not sure that's the case. Even I don't believe that Brailsford is dumb enough to put him on staff if he knew half the truth. A more connected leader would be able to make a few calls and learn enough to steer clear. But I'm not going to argue this. If everybody knew then Brailsford is a moron. Seems to strengthen my point.