Author Topic: Team Sky safe?  (Read 1981 times)

Team Sky safe?
« on: July 20, 2011, 08:17:22 am »
Will poor beleagured Woopert and/or Jimmy pull the plug? I'm hoping Cav hasn't signed on the dotted.
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JT

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 08:49:32 am »
Sky's sponsorship of cycling (inc. Team Sky) is to "soften their image". They need that more than ever at the moment.

And the hookup with British Cycling is down to another exec at Sky, Jeremy Darroch. It's nowt to do with either Murdoch.
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clarion

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 08:51:26 am »
But don't imagine for a moment that there is any emotional attachment in this.  As soon as it is no longer convenient, Murdoch will cut the links and not give a stuff what happens next.
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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 09:01:28 am »
Just like any other sponsor then?
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clarion

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 09:44:56 am »
To an extent.

But Murdoch has got to where he is by being more ruthless than his peers.
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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 01:15:01 pm »
I guess it's a good thing that cycling fans tend to follow individual riders rather than teams, given sponsors like Sky and Molteni. Not to mention the really exciting ones like Eurocar and Quickstep flooring. oooh....
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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 01:37:30 pm »
But Murdoch has got to where he is by being more ruthless than his peers.

But he's still only a 39% owner of Sky (mercifully), so it's not his decision alone.

I suspect that in the current climate, the Sky board will get rid of Murdoch sooner than quit sponsoring the team.

d.

Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 01:47:55 pm »
James Murdoch is the keenest on cycling, he has ridden the Etape and other sportives, it's noticeable that the ST has the best coverage of cycling of any of the Sundays. Team Sky has sometimes been called James' vanity project.

citoyen

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 01:49:18 pm »
Please don't humanise him - I want to be able to carry on hating him.

d.

Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 01:51:04 pm »
He's probably a media mogul on a Colnago, one step up from a dentist on a Pinarello, or a vet on Winer.

citoyen

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 01:52:51 pm »
Alan Sugar rides in full Garmin kit. Not sure what bike he rides, but I expect it's quite a good one. It's a Pinarello.

http://yfrog.com/kkoleldj

d.

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 03:14:21 pm »
I guess it's a good thing that cycling fans tend to follow individual riders rather than teams, given sponsors like Sky and Molteni. Not to mention the really exciting ones like Eurocar and Quickstep flooring. oooh....
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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 03:18:44 pm »
Alan Sugar rides in full Garmin kit. Not sure what bike he rides, but I expect it's quite a good one. It's a Pinarello.

http://yfrog.com/kkoleldj

d.

Logically JM will be on a Team Sky Pinarello.

Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 04:47:40 pm »
Alan Sugar rides in full Garmin kit. Not sure what bike he rides, but I expect it's quite a good one. It's a Pinarello.

http://yfrog.com/kkoleldj

d.

In fact, he has a stable of Pinarellos, some for riding, some as "art".

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2011, 04:57:35 pm »
Alan Sugar rides in full Garmin kit.

Only because there's no such thing as Amstrad kit.

clarion

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011, 04:58:59 pm »
Alan Sugar rides in full Garmin kit.

Only because there's no such thing as Amstrad kit.

If there were, it wouldn't work.
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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2011, 05:10:50 pm »
In that case, I think a certain forumite I've met must have been wearing Amstrad kit.

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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 09:48:52 pm »
How is The Guardian's pro cycling team going?  ;)
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Re: Team Sky safe?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2011, 12:41:31 pm »
Alan Sugar rides in full Garmin kit.

Only because there's no such thing as Amstrad kit.

If there were, it wouldn't work.

Yes it would you would just have to drill several holes in it first. Don't ask my how I know this or how many artic lorry loads of Mr Sugars finest products I had to do this to years ago when I was workshop manager for one of his resellers.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.