• oldgal posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Has football ever been a beacon of integrity, honesty and morality?”

    Perhaps. A long time ago when footballers went back to their day job on a Monday morning and the only merchandise was a home knitted hat or scarf in appropriate colors.

  • oldgal posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    However I have absolutely no time for spending money on maintaining a small number of middle-class winter sports enthusiasts in the manner in which they’d like to become accustomed.

    And I certainly do not understand why someone born in the USA, who lives in the USA, and only has 1 parent who came from GB but now lives in the USA being funded by any money from GB. (And I don’t care if she got a medal – she’s a yank, not British.

    • I worked with a Winter Olympic sportsman. He spent the winter six months a year living out of the back of a 15 year old van going from event to event. I think his funding covered travel costs, but that was about all.

      • 28+ million pounds – Some cream off a hell of a lot of money. Some people get a good living from what is dished out, but that doesn’t mean everybody does, or even those that deserve/need it do.

        Maybe someone needs to look at who actually gets what. I do know that the number of (questionably needed) people at head office for athletics has multiplied dramatically – I have no reason to believe that it isn’t any different in every sport that gets funding.

        The greedy follow the money.

  • oldgal posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    If it was spent on Basketball, it would go to the national team and its hangers-on (coaches, managers, physios etc.) rather than grass roots. However those at the top are already exceptionally well paid, as they are performing in the USA and getting megabucks. Do we really want to hand more money to people who are already (or approaching) millionaire status.

    • However I have absolutely no time for spending money on maintaining a small number of middle-class winter sports enthusiasts in the manner in which they’d like to become accustomed.

      And I certainly do not understand why someone born in the USA, who lives in the USA, and only has 1 parent who came from GB but now lives in the USA being funded by any money from GB. (And I don’t care if she got a medal – she’s a yank, not British.

      • I worked with a Winter Olympic sportsman. He spent the winter six months a year living out of the back of a 15 year old van going from event to event. I think his funding covered travel costs, but that was about all.

        • 28+ million pounds – Some cream off a hell of a lot of money. Some people get a good living from what is dished out, but that doesn’t mean everybody does, or even those that deserve/need it do.

          Maybe someone needs to look at who actually gets what. I do know that the number of (questionably needed) people at head office for athletics has multiplied dramatically – I have no reason to believe that it isn’t any different in every sport that gets funding.

          The greedy follow the money.

    • @oldgal I think you just about get my point. There are alot of grass roots sports played in the inner city areas of the UK which could seriously be better funded and are played by lots of kids in those areas.Basketball is easily the best example. Lots of kids play it.

      Basket ball s funding in the UK for the Olympics is zero. Basically because the Olympic team does not do well so funding was dropped.

      It is a real shame.

  • @mega-fan Yes, that’s how I see my marriage too, as a partnership. No one is in charge. We just work as a team which doesn’t mean anyone is superior. We simply have different qualities and can manage to do most things between us. If we can’t we either don’t do it or pay someone else!

  • oldgal replied to the topic How to ease shoulder pain? in the forum Health 11 months ago

    I have had the same problem, dont remember injuring it but it has been really painful for about 3 weeks…saw doc about something else and mentioned it and he just gave me exercises to do and suggested painkillers….not very helpful really, mine is slowly improving ..I also am having trouble with the opposite hip, just wonder if they are related and i did over exert myself im 70 and find it now takes ages for anything to heal….