Beckham at the Olympics why?

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Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby tim wand » Mon Jul 09, 2012 23:35 pm

Lord Coe has declared that since David Beckham's omission from the final GB Olympic football squad that he will be given "Two very clear roles".

Why, we dont owe this man a living!!! These two roles what are they? " Carrying Victoria's shopping" and raising "Adidas brand awareness".

Maybe he should have backed Coke and not Pepsi, he'd have got a place in Psychos squad then.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby daviesee » Tue Jul 10, 2012 06:44 am

1. Good publicity for the Olympics.
2. Good publicity for Beckham.

Glad to have been of service. :wink:

I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments.
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby tim wand » Tue Jul 10, 2012 08:43 am

Davidsee. Think you right on one point.

2. Brand Beckham.

Just how much money does this bloke need, Think its probably more about feeding the ego of Lady (Mac) Victoria (Beth)

that smile/ scowl could sell a million V+D branded items.

I dont actually mind Beckham, think hes a working class boy made good, but there are certainly more worthy examples to act as advocates for the Olympic ideals. As for Victoria (think I ll have to pop over to bottom bracket to express my opinions on her, and not because any of them are sexual)

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby Capt Slog » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:11 am

I think it was Rory McGrath (spelling?) who referred to the Beckhams as "Thick and Thin". I recall it most times I see either of them and it still makes me smile.
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby Smokin Joe » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:25 am

How this over-rated ladyboy and the stick insect he married became the national treasures they appear to be is beyond the ken of any sane man.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby bianchimoon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:33 am

Smokin Joe wrote:How this over-rated ladyboy and the stick insect he married became the national treasures they appear to be is beyond the ken of any sane man.

any daft bu99er that has a pair of thrones at their wedding needs their heads looking at!
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:58 am

Grate freekick v Greece in 2001
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby daviesee » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:06 am

ShutUpLegs wrote:Grate freekick v Greece in 2001

The commentary certainly grated on me. :wink:
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby bianchimoon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:08 am

ShutUpLegs wrote:Grate freekick v Greece in 2001

He could dine out on that for years... Oh he does
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby smidsy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:26 am

Despite the circus surrounding his general life you do have to admit that he is one of the greatest footballers that England has produced - certainly in the last 20 years, surely??

Typical UK mentality seems to be to knock someone when other countries seem to celebrate their products (and I do see successful people as products of a country).
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby MichaelW » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:33 pm

I though he spoke quite well (for a footballer) at his Wimbledom interview. He batted away a question about his absence for the British football team like an experienced politician and was very gracious.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby CambsNewbie » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:43 pm

Got to say I used to hate him but don't know whether it's because I'm getting older and more mellow, or that he has he has matured I really quite like him now.

Apparently in the final bid process he met a lot of the influential people and spoke eloquently (yes I know, not something you usual hear said about him!) about what the effect of the Olympics coming to London would be for ordinary working class folk. Apparently even IOC officials are not immune to the Beckham razzle dazzle!

And I think for most people around the world asked to name a British sports person are going to say Beckham.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby Capt Slog » Tue Jul 10, 2012 13:26 pm

MichaelW wrote:I though he spoke quite well (for a footballer) at his Wimbledom interview. He batted away a question about his absence for the British football team like an experienced politician and was very gracious.


And you never questioned just why they were interviewing Becks at Wimbledon?
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby finchy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 13:38 pm

smidsy wrote:Despite the circus surrounding his general life you do have to admit that he is one of the greatest footballers that England has produced - certainly in the last 20 years, surely??


In terms of skill, yes, certainly. He did need a decent manager though, because he couldn't think for himself.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby tim wand » Tue Jul 10, 2012 14:02 pm

Yer, think the whole post Wimbledon interview thing was just a set up to give him a stage to appear gracious on.

BBC British media fawning around brand Beckham again, smoothing the way for Lord Coe to appease him.

They should make him hand out Ferroro Roche at Olympic dinner parties, He could do keepie uppies with one and then half volley it into Victoria's mouth from across the room, that would make her (Me) smile.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby bigjim » Wed Jul 11, 2012 15:45 pm

When he was playing for MU my daughter went with her mum to the training ground for his autograph. She was only 12. He came out in his flash car and seeing my little girl stopped the car and got out to sign. He was blocking the road to a couple of other players who hooted their horns at him. He walked back and told them to wait. He then happily posed with my daughter for a couple of pics taken by mum before driving away.
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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby DavidBelcher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 16:03 pm

johnfinch wrote:
smidsy wrote:Despite the circus surrounding his general life you do have to admit that he is one of the greatest footballers that England has produced - certainly in the last 20 years, surely??


In terms of skill, yes, certainly. He did need a decent manager though, because he couldn't think for himself.


Shame he ended up instead with a gobby malcontent who think he's bigger than the game itself. Small wonder that Becks cleared off out of Old Trafford after the "boot incident", which I believe may have left him needing stitches for the wound - surprised he didn't sue.

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Re: Beckham at the Olympics why?

Postby DavidBelcher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 16:05 pm

CambsNewbie wrote:And I think for most people around the world asked to name a British sports person are going to say Beckham.


I suspect Murray is currently the name on most people's lips - although hopefully in a week and a bit's time it will be Wiggins instead. :)

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