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Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2018-Apr-08, 06:54 PM Reply #25 »
The Queensland Channel 7 news gives an enlightening insight into the Qld psyche.

They give the medals table, then they give a separate Queensland medals table. Was very disappointed they only gave the Qld medal count and didn't have a table showing each state. Think I'll drop them a line   :lol:

The Games are "inclusive" to the point there is a blind persons Lawn Bowls event  :/

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« 2018-Apr-08, 07:01 PM Reply #26 »
As I previously mentioned I cringed at the speech at the opening ceremony of  Peter Beattie, CEO for the Games, as he made more of the Gold Coast, which is part of Queensland the last time I looked at an atlas than Australia as a whole.. Must be a "Queensland thing" to make little mention of the rest of Australia
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« 2018-Apr-08, 07:03 PM Reply #27 »
Big night in the pool coming up.
A few cycling finals as well
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« 2018-Apr-08, 08:18 PM Reply #28 »
Big night in the pool coming up.
A few cycling finals as well
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Sure Australia will win numerous medals in swimming and cycling, which in reality is a shoot out with England . Do you have any knowledge of the depth of swimming or cycling prowess of the Isle of Man, Guernsey or Vanuatu competitors ?
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« 2018-Apr-08, 08:33 PM Reply #29 »
Don’t be a nark bubba
The fact that the poms, kiwis  and us are there is more than enough. They are top of the tree and it’s wonderful cycling of th3 highest degree

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« 2018-Apr-08, 09:48 PM Reply #30 »
Don’t be a nark bubba

Leopards and spots, Wily.

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« 2018-Apr-10, 12:02 AM Reply #31 »
As I previously mentioned I cringed at the speech at the opening ceremony of  Peter Beattie, CEO for the Games, as he made more of the Gold Coast, which is part of Queensland the last time I looked at an atlas than Australia as a whole.. Must be a "Queensland thing" to make little mention of the rest of Australia

And to be brutally honest Bubba, most of this parochial crap comes from politicians and the media.

They seem to think there are votes and extra advertising dollars in it.

The Queenslanders I've worked with over the past month have been nothing short of fantastic.

There is no-one in the crowd wearing maroon - all the Aussie supporters are in green and gold and cheering on the Aussies no matter where they are from.

The media and politicians propagate this rubbish. They treat everyone like they are complete fwits.

We live in an age where the power brokers and the fourth estate live in each others's pockets and look after each other.

Take Peter Beattie for instance. Here is a man who oversaw the ruination of the racing industry in Queensland. The state has the largest debt of any Australian state by a long shot, most of it gained under Beatties stewardship.

And what happens to him? He is made Chairman Of Operations for the Commonwealth Games and a Commissioner for the NRL FFS.

Talk about "inclusion" policy! Must extend to former failed politicians.,  :no:

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« 2018-Apr-15, 08:38 PM Reply #32 »
Was that a rip-off of Let It Be?

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« 2018-Apr-17, 04:10 AM Reply #33 »
Gotta love the Australian competitive spirit.

Scotsman leading the marathon - falls over in the heat - leave the bastard there until the Aussie runs past him   :lol:

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« 2018-Apr-17, 05:54 PM Reply #34 »
Apart from the Opening And Closing ceremonies I thoroughly enjoyed the TV coverage of the events ...Peter Beattie Chairman of the GCOGC or whatever it's called copped the blame for excluding the athletes from the Closing ceremony and now he's advocating that Qld bid for the Olympic Games in 2032...what a joke it will be a financial disaster hopefully wiser heads will knock the idea.

From one who started out as General Secretary of a insignificant Railway Union StationMasters I think ......progressing to Secretary of the QLD Alp then Parliament as a local member Minister then Premier then AG in Los Angles to now head up the NRL Beattie has done very well for hisself he loves the limelight but going on what he has said recently he knows  bugger all about RL.

The Front Row from the CM today tells it how it is.

Beattie’s next gig is no Idol threat

GAMES OVER: Peter Beattie during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games; and (inset) punk rocker Billy Idol.

RUGBY league fans could be in for a long night come grand final time if the game’s head honcho Peter Beattie has anything to do with it.

The former Queensland premier has copped it from all corners after ending his tenure as the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games committee chairman by overseeing a train wreck of a closing ceremony in front of a largely empty Carrara Stadium.

Beattie has juggled the two roles since taking up a position with the NRL in February and while the Games themselves have been a bona fide hit, the competition’s supposed grand finale instead enraged viewers and athletes alike after a series of shocking decisions.

For 11 days Australian athletes and their Commonwealth counterparts starred across a wide variety of sports, with nine world records set as a slew of new sporting stars created unforgettable memories in front of adoring home crowds.

All of that goodwill went in an instant after a closing ceremony – void of any redeeming factors – that opted to shine the spotlight on overworked musical numbers by Australian Idol alumni (yawn), some air-DJing from Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt and a convoluted relay to hand over the Games flag.

After his stuff-up of epic proportions on Sunday night, Beattie was busy yesterday apologising for the atrocity on breakfast television and incorrectly claiming a young kid in a Barcelona soccer jersey was a fan of similarly coloured NRL club the Newcastle Knights.

The dust will settle from his Games debacle and I, for one, look forward to seeing what our fist-shaking friend Mr Beattie produces to add to the long and bizarre history of grand final day entertainment.

US rock legend Meat Loaf’s wondrously awful performance in front of a sold-out MCG for the 2011 AFL grand final arguably stands alone as the worst showing in history, but the NRL has to be a close second with the infamous Idolgate of 2002.

British punk rocker Billy Idol oozed charisma as he cruised across Sydney’s Olympic stadium in a hovercraft (peak early 2000s cool) before trotting over to a stage to perform in front of 80,000 screaming league fans in the lead-up to the Roosters/Warriors showdown.

An electrical malfunction led to the deafening sounds of silence and while Idol tried to save face by screaming “I love footy!” the technical difficulties meant those in the stands that day weren’t treated to a rousing performance of White Wedding or Rebel Yell.

While she has since redeemed herself with some great showings on league’s biggest day, Cowboys supporter Jessica Mauboy also enjoyed grand final infamy with her lipsyncing efforts before the 2010 decider.

Depending on what side of 1990 you were born on, American rapper Macklemore’s performance was either excellent or atrocious at last year’s big dance, setting the bar high (or low) for whoever Beattie and his ARLC cronies pluck for this year’s honours.

No pressure Pete.


Giddy Up  :beer:

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« 2018-Apr-20, 09:11 AM Reply #35 »
In view of the cringing politically correct opening ceremony and the disastrous closing ceremony questions have been asked how Beattie ever got the gig as CEO of the games.
Here are a few correspondents views expressed in this morning's press 


Queensland is still getting over his stuff ups as Premier. Sold Anna Bligh a hospital pass on the way out and that is as close as he ever should have got to anything to do with sport. He is a walking, talking ego machine.

In Queensland , we are desperately hoping Beattie moves permanently to Sydney in pursuit of greener pastures, like his Premier replacement, Anna Bligh. We never want to hear or see anything if Beattie ever again.

Thank you for the offer of sending Mr Beattie to set up shop in the biggest city in Australia. While generous, we're going to have to politely decline.

Perhaps a move to Melbourne might be a better move for Mr Beattie.

No, we do not want him done here in Melbourne, although he probably could qualify, without going through the knockout rounds, to get a guernsey for the hapless Andrews ALP government running the chook raffle outside the MCG on Grand Final day.


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« 2018-Apr-20, 10:28 AM Reply #36 »
Hmmm,

I happened to be living in Queensland when Beattie floated the States electricity assets and well remember him promising electricity prices would not go up as a result of this.....

Grounds for a class action?

Fours
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« 2018-Apr-20, 12:40 PM Reply #37 »
Unfortunately all of these boards of directors for sports in this country are hopeless.
Had first hand experience with Squash Australia of late. What a fcking circus that lot are.
Is there any sort of place on the net where you can go to find out what sort of coin these buffoons are on ?

I have no doubt that Beatties salary would be shameful in regards to waste


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