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Is Walsh on the Sky bandwagon?

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Walsh has probably signed up to ghost another autobiography for the Froome Dog gotta top up that pension pot eh

Gonna be difficult for Walsh to rationalise away this one but he's in way too deep to turn back now hold that line David hold that freekin line! :D
 
Must be holding it all back for his column on Sunday in Murodch's newspaper. Surely it is going to be hard even for Walsh to distance himself from this one since ignorance is no defence. For a supposedly intelligent man he was simply either seduced by Froome, compromised by riding the gravy train (most likely) or clearly not as intelligent as he appears to be. Has been a horrible few months for him but he has no-one to blame but himself, serious misjudgement on his behalf.
 
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He's probably trying to decide whether he can still jump ship or whether he should barricade all the entrances and try to fight it out.

I would be pretty sure that Walsh is being directed by Sunday Times owners and they are probably trying to figure whether it is worth sponsoring a cycling team anymore and have they reached maximum exposure.

I would guess that Sky are near its end unless some big Saudi, Qatari, Chinese etc wants to play at cycling for a while.

Walsh is close to retirement age and his pension pot must be pretty decent at this stage having paid into it for at least 25+ years.

There will be plenty of ghost written books to be done in retirement.
 
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I would be pretty sure that Walsh is being directed by Sunday Times owners and they are probably trying to figure whether it is worth sponsoring a cycling team anymore and have they reached maximum exposure.
Do try and keep up with the news. Murdoch is selling Sky and 20th Century Fox to Disney. And James Murdoch - the team's sugar-daddy - is exiting the Murdoch empire. This is no longer the Sunday Times's problem...
 
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Benotti69 said:
I would be pretty sure that Walsh is being directed by Sunday Times owners and they are probably trying to figure whether it is worth sponsoring a cycling team anymore and have they reached maximum exposure.
Do try and keep up with the news. Murdoch is selling Sky and 20th Century Fox to Disney. And James Murdoch - the team's sugar-daddy - is exiting the Murdoch empire. This is no longer the Sunday Times's problem...

So Sky are over, unless Disney wants them to ride with capes..........
 
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Benotti69 said:
fmk_RoI said:
Benotti69 said:
I would be pretty sure that Walsh is being directed by Sunday Times owners and they are probably trying to figure whether it is worth sponsoring a cycling team anymore and have they reached maximum exposure.
Do try and keep up with the news. Murdoch is selling Sky and 20th Century Fox to Disney. And James Murdoch - the team's sugar-daddy - is exiting the Murdoch empire. This is no longer the Sunday Times's problem...

So Sky are over, unless Disney wants them to ride with capes..........
Disney happily owned Miramax, despite knowing all the rumours...
 
Anecdotally, after the Western Australian rugby team was cut from the Super (Foxtel) competition instead of the bankrupt Melbourne team by the "national" body (Australian Rugby Union) which is Sydney centric, a Senate enquiry revealed all sorts of financial shenanigans and recommended the corruption authorities look into both the ARU and Melbourne teams financials.

Not a peep out of the eastern states (Sydney and Melbourne) press. Half of which is Murdoch.
 
Walsh investigated Froome before agreeing to ghost-write his autobiography The Climb in 2014. ‘At this point in the Armstrong story I had six people in the team saying he had doped, and loads of evidence. With Froome, nothing. So what am I supposed to do? Make it up? Just so I can seem like a real tough guy who believes in nothing when I think there is a really decent basis for trusting Sky and Froome? When Lance was telling you he was using an altitude tent, you find out he’s not and you realise he is a liar. Stuff like that hasn’t come out about Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins? With Armstrong there was always that flow of evidence.’

In the Armstrong era a generation of clean riders were let down by the drugs cheats. With Froome soaked in urine and spat at during the 2015 Tour, is there a danger that the current generation of riders is being let down in a very different way, by an aggressive suspicion that fails to acknowledge sporting achievement? ‘Yes, I think there is a real danger,’ Walsh says. ‘What happens in 15 years’ time when we become pretty convinced that Chris Froome did it all clean? Do we say we were terribly unfair? People who are accusing him will feel the questions are justified. I would say the questions are justified, but with no answers to justify the questions it should have stoppedat scepticism and not gone into suspicion, hostility and accusation

http://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/551/david-walsh-on-armstrong-froome-and-making-a-movie
 
I think Walsh like Swart will decide that a positive test for salbutamol is worth backing Froome over. It wasn't epo. Its a mistake. The scientists will prove it. The evil Contador (lazarus) fans are just trying to crucify "Jesus again"

He wont commit 100% though. He'll try to play both sides - attack froome a little, give himself a chance to escape out of this later, but ultimately he's too in love with Froome and too in love with his master Brailsford (I think betas like Walsh dont have the balls to turn on someone like brailsford) to truly turn on them just yet.
 
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red_flanders said:
ruamruam said:
hrotha said:
He's probably trying to decide whether he can still jump ship or whether he should barricade all the entrances and try to fight it out.
He cannot jump ship with any credibility. Probably the least worst option for him is fight it out. Loses credibility with either way.

He'll come out attacking Froome and pretending it's all news to him. 100%.

Walsh appeared via webcam with a nice shot of his enlarged forehead, saying not much other than “this doesn’t look good”.
 
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The Hitch said:
I think Walsh like Swart will decide that a positive test for salbutamol is worth backing Froome over. It wasn't epo. Its a mistake. The scientists will prove it. The evil Contador (lazarus) fans are just trying to crucify "Jesus again"

He wont commit 100% though. He'll try to play both sides - attack froome a little, give himself a chance to escape out of this later, but ultimately he's too in love with Froome and too in love with his master Brailsford (I think betas like Walsh dont have the balls to turn on someone like brailsford) to truly turn on them just yet.

Swart was an odd one. His “must be some weird metabolism thing” took the cake. Swart who has been relying on that if anyone says Froome is doping is a conspiracy theorists has now resorted to conspiracy theories to explain Froome’s positive test :lol:
 
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I think Walsh like Swart will decide that a positive test for salbutamol is worth backing Froome over. It wasn't epo. Its a mistake. The scientists will prove it. The evil Contador (lazarus) fans are just trying to crucify "Jesus again"

He wont commit 100% though. He'll try to play both sides - attack froome a little, give himself a chance to escape out of this later, but ultimately he's too in love with Froome and too in love with his master Brailsford (I think betas like Walsh dont have the balls to turn on someone like brailsford) to truly turn on them just yet.
So the line lies somewhere on the very thin area between salbutamol and clenbuterol?
 
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I think Walsh like Swart will decide that a positive test for salbutamol is worth backing Froome over. It wasn't epo. Its a mistake. The scientists will prove it. The evil Contador (lazarus) fans are just trying to crucify "Jesus again"

He wont commit 100% though. He'll try to play both sides - attack froome a little, give himself a chance to escape out of this later, but ultimately he's too in love with Froome and too in love with his master Brailsford (I think betas like Walsh dont have the balls to turn on someone like brailsford) to truly turn on them just yet.

Agree that Walsh has been wilfully blind when it comes to Froome. Too much invested after ghosting Froome's The Climb autobiography

But Walsh has been calling for Brailsford to be sacked for a while now. Reached a point where Walsh couldn't ignore the lies Brailsford told him which formed the basis of Walsh's dire Inside Team Sky book

Walsh surely can't ignore the Froome story in tomorrow's ST. Agree he will hedge his bets

Syed on the other hand will just keep his head down that guy is the shameless king of the fanboys with a typewriter :rolleyes:
 
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The Hitch said:
I think Walsh like Swart will decide that a positive test for salbutamol is worth backing Froome over. It wasn't epo. Its a mistake. The scientists will prove it. The evil Contador (lazarus) fans are just trying to crucify "Jesus again"

He wont commit 100% though. He'll try to play both sides - attack froome a little, give himself a chance to escape out of this later, but ultimately he's too in love with Froome and too in love with his master Brailsford (I think betas like Walsh dont have the balls to turn on someone like brailsford) to truly turn on them just yet.
A modified version of his PDM defence:
cyclists' age-old desire to hitch their systems to an outside motor has created perceptions which are hard to change and the picture of a rider puffing on an inhaler leads to one conclusion: doping. It is a mistaken view, out of touch with the realities of modern sport but, for the armchair enthusiast, nothing good comes from a medicine cabinet."
 
Walsh, a man deeply in love... <3

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