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jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,006
edited August 2008 in Campaign
Just watching the news and following the 8th place by the Brit mens diving pair with that 14yr old,Tom Daley(Sp?), the 28yr old has placed all the blame on the wee fella!

Apparently the trouble started when the older guys mum rang him up as the pair were preparing and the young lad said he'd be better off practicing not talking to his mum :D The older guy said that "he had a pop at me for talking to my parents" and then slagged off his dives!

What a chopper!

1. He's your feckin teammate - dont argue who's to blame in public.
2. He's 14 - you'll look a [email protected] if you say anything bad about him!

The fact that I (and most others) have no idea what the older guy's called is probably what's pissing him off!

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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Synchronised diving :?: :roll: :lol: :?
  • ColinJColinJ Posts: 2,218
    Kléber wrote:
    Synchronised diving :?: :roll: :lol: :?
    I would have said that until I watched it, but actually... it's really impressive!

    I still can't cope with the manic fixed smiles of the synchronised swimmers though...
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    It is impressive but so is solving maths equations, ballroom dancing, juggling, cooking a soufflé and many other tasks. Whether it should be rewarded at the olympics is another thing. What not have syncronised air guitaring?

    Plus it's the only sport where the contestants are filmed having a shower. Bizarre.
  • NuggsNuggs Posts: 1,804
    I have some sympathy for Aldridge. He's put in years of hard work and all attention's on his partner.

    Much can happen in the heat of the moment. He came across as a nob and needs some serious PR lessons (don't slag off the guy everyone's taken into their hearts). I'm guessing they're mates again now though...
  • popettepopette Posts: 2,089
    Kléber wrote:
    It is impressive but so is solving maths equations, ballroom dancing, juggling, cooking a soufflé and many other tasks. Whether it should be rewarded at the olympics is another thing. What not have syncronised air guitaring?

    Plus it's the only sport where the contestants are filmed having a shower. Bizarre.

    yeh, made great viewing when I was having my porridge. They had on the tiniest shorts as well, which came down ever so slightly after their dives.
  • Parsnip49Parsnip49 Posts: 205
    ColinJ wrote:
    Kléber wrote:
    Synchronised diving :?: :roll: :lol: :?
    I would have said that until I watched it, but actually... it really is an impressivly cr*p sport!

    EFA
  • NuggsNuggs Posts: 1,804
    popette wrote:
    Kléber wrote:
    It is impressive but so is solving maths equations, ballroom dancing, juggling, cooking a soufflé and many other tasks. Whether it should be rewarded at the olympics is another thing. What not have syncronised air guitaring?

    Plus it's the only sport where the contestants are filmed having a shower. Bizarre.

    yeh, made great viewing when I was having my porridge. They had on the tiniest shorts as well, which came down ever so slightly after their dives.
    Is that a euphamism?
  • sicrowsicrow Posts: 791
    jam1e wrote:
    Just watching the news and following the 8th place by the Brit mens diving pair with that 14yr old,Tom Daley(Sp?), the 28yr old has placed all the blame on the wee fella!

    Apparently the trouble started when the older guys mum rang him up as the pair were preparing and the young lad said he'd be better off practicing not talking to his mum :D The older guy said that "he had a pop at me for talking to my parents" and then slagged off his dives!

    What a chopper!

    1. He's your feckin teammate - dont argue who's to blame in public.
    2. He's 14 - you'll look a [email protected] if you say anything bad about him!

    The fact that I (and most others) have no idea what the older guy's called is probably what's pissing him off!

    couldn't agree more - :evil:
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Don't read too much into it. The media seems to have overhyped the comments, the guy's words have been bent too much.
  • ToshmundToshmund Posts: 390
    Feel sorry for Aldridge, being billed as possibly his last attempt at an Olympic Gold, whereas Tom Daly is a bit downhearted but giving it "Oh, I am here for the experience mainly." Not a luxury that Aldridge can really afford.
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