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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby bushop » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:51 pm

UK Athletics to replace head coach Charles van Commenee with internal candidate
11 Sep 2012
"De Vos confirmed that he had been aware that van Commenee might not remain beyond his contract and that plans had been put in motion some time ago."

Tyler poised for UKA role
September 12 2012
"Kevin Tyler, who has been UK Athletics' strategic head of coaching and development since 2008, has built a reputation as a "coach of coaches" and worked closely with van Commenee."
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby bushop » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:34 pm

Van Commenee's departure leaves a large and Special gap
12 September 2012
"The Dutchman's reasoning over the issue is unimpeachable. "If I hold athletes and coaches accountable every day, how could I work over the next four years if I am not held accountable myself?" van Commenee had asked – rhetorically – when he spoke to the media at the end of the London 2012 Olympics."
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby bushop » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Black appointed British performance director
Sep 13, 2012
"Neil Black was appointed performance director of UK Athletics (UKA) on Thursday and among his first tasks will be finding a replacement for Charles van Commenee as Olympic head coach."
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby shivfan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:58 pm

Hmmm...so if CVC was already planning to leave, it seems he was trying to set a target that he was convinced GB would not achieve.
:?
I'm not mourning his departure for a couple of reasons:

1) Insisting that athletes compete in the unimportant European Cup, or whatever that rubbish meet was called, instead of allowing them to prepare for the bigger prizes.

2) That distasteful, unnecessary and immature spat with Idowu.
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:54 pm

shivfan wrote:Hmmm...so if CVC was already planning to leave, it seems he was trying to set a target that he was convinced GB would not achieve.
:?
I'm not mourning his departure for a couple of reasons:

1) Insisting that athletes compete in the unimportant European Cup, or whatever that rubbish meet was called, instead of allowing them to prepare for the bigger prizes.

2) That distasteful, unnecessary and immature spat with Idowu.


I'll give you the PI spat but athletes on funding should compete at euro cup or whatever it's called these days. Anyone who's season would be jeopardised by being asked to compete for their country once needs to look at their preparation !!

UK athletes would do well to compete more not less
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby shivfan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:52 am

The problem with that European Cup is that if it fits into your training regime, and your plan to peak at the major Games, then fine, but if it doesn't, you shouldn't be railroaded into competing...that's what I think CVC did wrong.

I just can't see the JAAA telling Bolt that he has to run at the CAC Games....
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby mump boy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:05 am

shivfan wrote:The problem with that European Cup is that if it fits into your training regime, and your plan to peak at the major Games, then fine, but if it doesn't, you shouldn't be railroaded into competing...that's what I think CVC did wrong.

I just can't see the JAAA telling Bolt that he has to run at the CAC Games....
:?


Well you should make it fit into your training regime. The best of our athletes should be able to compete at the EC without messing with their peak for major games, it's not as if they are being asked to peak twice, just compete once at the end of June, they can treat it as training if they want. UK athletes spend too much time training (not always effectively) and not enough time competing.

If our best don't turn out for EC there is no point us competing, we don't have the depth in most events to enter a B team and still be successful. Why should those that are funded be able to opt out of competing for their country so we have to rely on those without funding ? What sense does that make ?
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee's future

Postby Anthony Treacher » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:32 am

mal wrote:
bushop wrote:Charles van Commenee leaves British athletics in rude health after golden London Olympics for Team GB
10 Sep 2012
"Having pledged to quit if he failed to hit his medal target, Van Commenee has remained true to his principles by departing at the end of his contract, though it is understood he was ready to leave anyway because he did not have the appetite for another five years in charge."


I understand how he feels. I did 26 months in my position in the UK and didn't extend cos I had no appetite for another year. :mrgreen:

Its a strange place, even with all those bright people.

And 'all those bright people' were in UK athletics?
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby lionelp1 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:44 am

mump boy wrote:
shivfan wrote:Hmmm...so if CVC was already planning to leave, it seems he was trying to set a target that he was convinced GB would not achieve.
:?
I'm not mourning his departure for a couple of reasons:

1) Insisting that athletes compete in the unimportant European Cup, or whatever that rubbish meet was called, instead of allowing them to prepare for the bigger prizes.

2) That distasteful, unnecessary and immature spat with Idowu.


I'll give you the PI spat but athletes on funding should compete at euro cup or whatever it's called these days. Anyone who's season would be jeopardised by being asked to compete for their country once needs to look at their preparation !!

UK athletes would do well to compete more not less


"Anyone who's season" should read "anyone whose season"

Surely no one is mourning the departure of CVC who achieved nothing much apart from alienating a few athletes and burnishing his reputation for being Mr Hardman.

As has been pointed out CVC has not done anything special in the way of the elite and medal achievements, but was happy to agree spending a lot of money, by Brit coach standards, on a few foreign coaches, loads of funding to athletes, a lot of which was a total waste, the happy importation of a few imported "British" athletes which did not really work in London.

Under CVC's watch our sprint relay teams are currently a rather sad joke and our 4x400 are no cause for huzzahs. What did CVC achieve in the individual sprints, middle distances and frankly in the long distances , except for Farah, who really owes much to Salazar for the final 5 per cent.

A great elderly coach for our hurdler of the future is nowt much to do with CVC. I suppose one can praise him a little but heck the guy was taking home a nice pay cheque. :)
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby eldanielfire » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:19 am

lionelp1 wrote:
mump boy wrote:
shivfan wrote:Hmmm...so if CVC was already planning to leave, it seems he was trying to set a target that he was convinced GB would not achieve.
:?
I'm not mourning his departure for a couple of reasons:

1) Insisting that athletes compete in the unimportant European Cup, or whatever that rubbish meet was called, instead of allowing them to prepare for the bigger prizes.

2) That distasteful, unnecessary and immature spat with Idowu.


I'll give you the PI spat but athletes on funding should compete at euro cup or whatever it's called these days. Anyone who's season would be jeopardised by being asked to compete for their country once needs to look at their preparation !!

UK athletes would do well to compete more not less


"Anyone who's season" should read "anyone whose season"

Surely no one is mourning the departure of CVC who achieved nothing much apart from alienating a few athletes and burnishing his reputation for being Mr Hardman.

As has been pointed out CVC has not done anything special in the way of the elite and medal achievements, but was happy to agree spending a lot of money, by Brit coach standards, on a few foreign coaches, loads of funding to athletes, a lot of which was a total waste, the happy importation of a few imported "British" athletes which did not really work in London.

Under CVC's watch our sprint relay teams are currently a rather sad joke and our 4x400 are no cause for huzzahs. What did CVC achieve in the individual sprints, middle distances and frankly in the long distances , except for Farah, who really owes much to Salazar for the final 5 per cent.

A great elderly coach for our hurdler of the future is nowt much to do with CVC. I suppose one can praise him a little but heck the guy was taking home a nice pay cheque. :)


Tatunfair to CVC. Almobody who has orkedr him ascredite him with changing the culture in UK athletics and turning it from one that looked for excuses to one that works for success. It doesn't all payoff at Elite level in a few years. However British athletes produced 11 personal bests in London, seven season's bests, two national records and one UK under-20 record. Quite a proud record compared to say swimming, under target and a bunch of losers trying to alternatively claim not getting a PB is somehow a good thing before saying the pressure was too much. CVC did a good job however that doesnt mean it's not the right time to move on.
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby telf » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:08 am

by eldanielfire » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:19 pm
...changing the culture in UK athletics and turning it from one that looked for excuses to one that works for success. It doesn't all payoff at Elite level in a few years. However British athletes produced 11 personal bests in London, seven season's bests, two national records and one UK under-20 record.


100% correct.

There has, to my eyes, been a grass roots cultural shift from that of mediocrity and a sense of funding entitlement to one of personal responsibility, accountability, working hard and winning to succeed.

Unsurprisingly there are quite a number of disaffected athletes in the UK who think that youth and junior titles or one good PB should entitle them to a decade of funding irrespective of their failure to progress.

That type of thinking is a charter for failure and part of the reason why many of the past and present elite have had to circumvent the system in order to succeed.
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby tandfman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:41 am

I know this point has been mentioned in the general press; I'm not sure it's been made here, and I don't have time to scroll through this long thread to find out, so at the risk of being repetitive . . . .

It seems to me that CVC put himself in the postiion where he HAD to resign. He made a big issue of accountability, and then said publicly that if they didn't get 8 medals, he'd resign. After that, how could he not resign without undermining his credibility when it comes to the importance of accountability?

Whether he set that goal and made that statement in order to give him the excuse to do something he wanted to do anyway for personal reasons, I can't say. But I do think he deliberately set a high standard for himself and his team, and was always willing to live with the consequences of failing to meet that standard.

From afar, I did admire most of what he did during his tenure.
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby mump boy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:20 am

Also if he wanted to continue he would have to commit to at least after WC 2017 in London. I don't think he's want to be in the thankless job for another 5 years. Especially if he has other countries (Brazil ?) calling
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee's future

Postby mal » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:10 am

Anthony Treacher wrote:
mal wrote:
bushop wrote:Charles van Commenee leaves British athletics in rude health after golden London Olympics for Team GB
10 Sep 2012
"Having pledged to quit if he failed to hit his medal target, Van Commenee has remained true to his principles by departing at the end of his contract, though it is understood he was ready to leave anyway because he did not have the appetite for another five years in charge."


I understand how he feels. I did 26 months in my position in the UK and didn't extend cos I had no appetite for another year. :mrgreen:

Its a strange place, even with all those bright people.

And 'all those bright people' were in UK athletics?


Cultural thing. The UK is full of bright people.

Seriously. Smart as heck. Not a lot of results though.
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Re: UK's 6 Olympic medals • van Commenee is Done

Postby bushop » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:12 am

Kevin Tyler to leave UKA
"UKA announced today that the Strategic Head of Coaching and Development, Kevin Tyler, has decided to... return to Canada..."
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby Speedster » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:33 am

Not sure if I have missed this on here, but Rana Reider (Tianna Madison, Christian Taylor, Shara Proctor) is coming to the UK to work as a consultant, article says he's already working with Harry AA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gene ... 12529.html
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby bushop » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:32 pm

Peter Eriksson named new head coach of UK Athletics
October 29, 2012
“The Olympic team performed very well, so I have a great platform on which to build. But I believe that we can still do better in Rio, and of course when the World Championships take place in London in 2017. The next five years look like an exhilarating time for British athletics.”

Five problems for the new head coach of UK Athletics
Monday 29 October 2012
1.) The 4x100m relay teams
2.) Phillips Idowu
3.) The Olympic hangover
4.) The men's 100m
5.) The 'golden generation'

UK chief to woo Idowu
29th October 2012
Yesterday in a final swipe at van Commenee, Idowu tweeted: “Happy for Peter Eriksson. Met him in Italy a few years ago and he was actually coaching (not just a title).”

Peter Eriksson takes reins of UK Athletics and pledges softer approach
29 OCTOBER 2012
"If you compare me with Charles, we have the same outcome in mind. We want to perform better. We want to have more medals. That would be the same side of things. Not the same side would be: I have a Twitter account and he doesn't. I don't write on it all the time, but I read it because I think it's interesting."
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • Eriksson hired

Postby eldanielfire » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:23 pm

That will be an interesting call, will he have as much success with able bodied athletes as the less competitive paraolympians he's had such success with.

Of course the current coaches at least have a crop of athletes with potential and after CVC by many accounts the work ethic has improved and the excuse culture has lessened. It's nice that UK athletics seem to be promoting the people who under the CVC era seemed to have made the successes and have the plan for afterwards.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby Flumpy » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:41 am

bushop wrote:2.) Phillips Idowu


:? :?: :?:


Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing

World Championships
Gold 2009 Berlin
Silver 2011 Daegu

European Championships
Gold 2010 Barcelona

Commonwealth Games
Gold 2006 Melbourne
Silver 2002 Manchester

World Indoor Championships
Gold 2008 Valencia

European Indoor Championships
Gold 2007 Birmingham

If only we had more 'problems' like Phillips.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • Eriksson hired

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:13 am

Isn't the problem resolving the problems that keep there from being a London 2012 entry prominent on that list?
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby MDelano » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:04 am

Speedster wrote:Not sure if I have missed this on here, but Rana Reider (Tianna Madison, Christian Taylor, Shara Proctor) is coming to the UK to work as a consultant, article says he's already working with Harry AA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gene ... 12529.html


He will also continue to coach Christian Taylor and Ezinne Okparaebo according to http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/10/christian-taylor-and-ezinne-okparaebo-to-follow-rana-reider-by-alfons-juck-note-by-larry-eder.html.
Anybody know where his other athletes (Madison, Okagbare, Carruthers et al.) are going?
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • Eriksson hired

Postby tandfman » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:30 am

Story linked on front page says the Brits have now hired Terrence Mahon as their national distance coach.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby Speedster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:46 am

MDelano wrote:
Speedster wrote:Not sure if I have missed this on here, but Rana Reider (Tianna Madison, Christian Taylor, Shara Proctor) is coming to the UK to work as a consultant, article says he's already working with Harry AA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gene ... 12529.html


He will also continue to coach Christian Taylor and Ezinne Okparaebo according to http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/10/christian-taylor-and-ezinne-okparaebo-to-follow-rana-reider-by-alfons-juck-note-by-larry-eder.html.
Anybody know where his other athletes (Madison, Okagbare, Carruthers et al.) are going?


Jodie Williams, if you can hear me, please get in touch with Reider!!!
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby mump boy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:48 am

Speedster wrote:
MDelano wrote:
Speedster wrote:Not sure if I have missed this on here, but Rana Reider (Tianna Madison, Christian Taylor, Shara Proctor) is coming to the UK to work as a consultant, article says he's already working with Harry AA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gene ... 12529.html


He will also continue to coach Christian Taylor and Ezinne Okparaebo according to http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/10/christian-taylor-and-ezinne-okparaebo-to-follow-rana-reider-by-alfons-juck-note-by-larry-eder.html.
Anybody know where his other athletes (Madison, Okagbare, Carruthers et al.) are going?


Jodie Williams, if you can hear me, please get in touch with Reider!!!


One injury and suddenly Mac's no good ?!!
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • Eriksson hired

Postby mump boy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:53 am

There is a very interesting letter going round UKA at the moment. It was sent to all the bosses at UKA, many athletes and support staff

i tried to post it here but it's too big but you can view it on Abi Oyepitan's FB page

Interesting (if poorly written) reading !!
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby Speedster » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:04 am

mump boy wrote:
Speedster wrote:
MDelano wrote:
Speedster wrote:Not sure if I have missed this on here, but Rana Reider (Tianna Madison, Christian Taylor, Shara Proctor) is coming to the UK to work as a consultant, article says he's already working with Harry AA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gene ... 12529.html


He will also continue to coach Christian Taylor and Ezinne Okparaebo according to http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/10/christian-taylor-and-ezinne-okparaebo-to-follow-rana-reider-by-alfons-juck-note-by-larry-eder.html.
Anybody know where his other athletes (Madison, Okagbare, Carruthers et al.) are going?


Jodie Williams, if you can hear me, please get in touch with Reider!!!


One injury and suddenly Mac's no good ?!!


Not at all, he's got years of experience and the results to back it up. But...18-22 is make or break for junior stars and I think that comes down to someone laying foundations of a strong technical model and Jodie needs that. If she wants to be a gold medalist, she needs to progress now.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • Eriksson hired

Postby MDelano » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:02 am

Jodie has already switched coaches and is back with Stanley Madiri.
Furthermore according to this press release http://www.uka.org.uk/media/news/november-2012/02-11-12-futures/ from friday none of the atletes in the 2012/13 UKA Futures Programme will be coached by Reider.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby bushop » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:36 pm

UK Sport invest £720,000 in Team GB coaches to boost 2016 Olympic hopes
25 November 2012
“UK Sport... aims to develop 12 high achieving coaches from "world class level to world leading" during the three-year period...”

Black confirms UKA performance structure
26 November 2012
“UKA employed performance coaches will work in a full time capacity from the Loughborough Institute, supporting athletes based there, supporting the event development and ensuring continuity of practice.”
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • £720k in the pot

Postby bushop » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:24 pm

Charles van Commenee: 'I got rid of cynicism in UK athletics'
Wednesday 28 November 2012
"I could easily have answered all the time, ‘If it doesn’t happen, we will look into the reasons why we didn’t hit the target. Then we will make changes and adjustments.’ Which is fair. That’s what happens 99 out of 100 times."
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • £720k in the pot

Postby bushop » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:17 am

Athletics - Team GB's Olympic heroics 'were only the beginning'
08 Sept 2012
"Despite falling short of targets Swede Eriksson is convinced London 2012 was the start of a new era for British athletics as he oversees the move of their headquarters to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium."
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • van Commenee & Tyler out

Postby mal » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:05 am

bushop wrote:UK Sport invest £720,000 in Team GB coaches to boost 2016 Olympic hopes
25 November 2012
“UK Sport... aims to develop 12 high achieving coaches from "world class level to world leading" during the three-year period...”

Black confirms UKA performance structure
26 November 2012
“UKA employed performance coaches will work in a full time capacity from the Loughborough Institute, supporting athletes based there, supporting the event development and ensuring continuity of practice.”


Amusing. The UK is full of coaches and coaching.
They even have a quality masterclass program on the BBC.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby bushop » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:43 pm

Soooo... sidle up to Idowu and screw with Ennis' team... is this how UK improves on van Commenee? What words can be used and not be banned by gh?

Jess Ennis' coach told: 'Take a pay cut for new job'
29th January 2013
But Peter Eriksson, the new head coach of UK Athletics, insists: “It’s time for Toni to make up his mind. It’s all in Toni’s hands now. He can take it or leave it."
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby mump boy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:21 pm

Toni only coached Jess and not at a UKA base and you want them to continue to fund him individually ? :?

What if all our top athletes had individual coaches outside of the UKA frame work, should they all be individually funded as well ??

TM's job no longer exists in it's previous incarnation, he can take a job at Loughborough or act as a paid consultant but he can't pick and choose exactly what job he wants and how much it should pay

Obviously Jess should (and probably does) pay him, it's not UKA's responsibility and what has Phillips got to do with anything ??
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby bushop » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:34 pm

mump boy wrote:Toni only coached Jess and not at a UKA base and you want them to continue to fund him individually ? :?

What if all our top athletes had individual coaches outside of the UKA frame work, should they all be individually funded as well ??

TM's job no longer exists in it's previous incarnation, he can take a job at Loughborough or act as a paid consultant but he can't pick and choose exactly what job he wants and how much it should pay

Obviously Jess should (and probably does) pay him, it's not UKA's responsibility and what has Phillips got to do with anything ??

My outsiders view is...
Ennis is a UK superstar bringing more than enough to UK Athletics to justify providing her whatever she needs. On the flip side, I've read about Eriksson making nice with a seemingly goofball Phillips. I'd give every dime the UK gives Phillips to Minichiello. But again, I'm looking from the other side of the pond.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby eldanielfire » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:47 pm

mump boy wrote:Toni only coached Jess and not at a UKA base and you want them to continue to fund him individually ? :?

What if all our top athletes had individual coaches outside of the UKA frame work, should they all be individually funded as well ??

TM's job no longer exists in it's previous incarnation, he can take a job at Loughborough or act as a paid consultant but he can't pick and choose exactly what job he wants and how much it should pay

Obviously Jess should (and probably does) pay him, it's not UKA's responsibility and what has Phillips got to do with anything ??



Actually UKA scrapped his job, it didn't just go missing. They can create and scrap jobs at will and have done cretaing jobs to fit the people they wnat in the organisation. UKAs responsibility is achieving medals, their entire budget from the lottery is based upon achieving this and is not spending millions on doing what they want in the way they want. By directing funding away from a proven medal winning coach and likley future medalist they are not fufilling their responsibility to use their funding to get the most success which is their remit.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:49 am

bushop wrote:My outsiders view is...
Ennis is a UK superstar bringing more than enough to UK Athletics to justify providing her whatever she needs. On the flip side, I've read about Eriksson making nice with a seemingly goofball Phillips. I'd give every dime the UK gives Phillips to Minichiello. But again, I'm looking from the other side of the pond.


Because Phillips has been such a let down over the years hasn't he :roll:

The only problem Phillips had was CVC and he's now gone I should hope the new Head Coach make nice with our most bemedalled current athlete.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby mump boy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:34 am

eldanielfire wrote:
mump boy wrote:Toni only coached Jess and not at a UKA base and you want them to continue to fund him individually ? :?

What if all our top athletes had individual coaches outside of the UKA frame work, should they all be individually funded as well ??

TM's job no longer exists in it's previous incarnation, he can take a job at Loughborough or act as a paid consultant but he can't pick and choose exactly what job he wants and how much it should pay

Obviously Jess should (and probably does) pay him, it's not UKA's responsibility and what has Phillips got to do with anything ??



Actually UKA scrapped his job, it didn't just go missing. They can create and scrap jobs at will and have done cretaing jobs to fit the people they wnat in the organisation. UKAs responsibility is achieving medals, their entire budget from the lottery is based upon achieving this and is not spending millions on doing what they want in the way they want. By directing funding away from a proven medal winning coach and likley future medalist they are not fufilling their responsibility to use their funding to get the most success which is their remit.


So if every one of our medal winning coaches wanted funding outside of the system for coaching 1 athlete you'd allow it ? :?

Funds wouldn't go very far for development, grass roots or everything else people are always complaining UKA don't invest enough in

UKA coaches are now based in Loughborough unless like Malcolm Arnold they coach more than one medallist. Toni is based in Sheffield, only coaches Jess and has been paid for the last 5 years to do so. The structure has now changed and it can't be UKA's job to indefinitely pay individual coaches to coach one person, no matter how successful, it makes no sense at all. I'm sure she already does but Jess made millions last year and will continue to do so for the rest of her career she can quite easily afford to pay him. If he wants to be paid by the governing body he'll have to find more potential medallists to train in Sheffield or move where the job is.
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby mump boy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 am

bushop wrote:
mump boy wrote:Toni only coached Jess and not at a UKA base and you want them to continue to fund him individually ? :?

What if all our top athletes had individual coaches outside of the UKA frame work, should they all be individually funded as well ??

TM's job no longer exists in it's previous incarnation, he can take a job at Loughborough or act as a paid consultant but he can't pick and choose exactly what job he wants and how much it should pay

Obviously Jess should (and probably does) pay him, it's not UKA's responsibility and what has Phillips got to do with anything ??


I'd give every dime the UK gives Phillips to Minichiello.


After means testing i think it's very unlikely that Phillips gets anything but medical from UKA
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby bushop » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:59 am

Flumpy wrote:
bushop wrote:On the flip side, I've read about Eriksson making nice with a seemingly goofball Phillips. I'd give every dime the UK gives Phillips to Minichiello. But again, I'm looking from the other side of the pond.
Because Phillips has been such a let down over the years hasn't he :roll:.

Hasn't he been a let down?
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Re: UK's Moscow medal hopes • more than London

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:50 am

No.

Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing

World Championships
Gold 2009 Berlin
Silver 2011 Daegu

European Championships
Gold 2010 Barcelona

Commonwealth Games
Gold 2006 Melbourne
Silver 2002 Manchester

World Indoor Championships
Gold 2008 Valencia

European Indoor Championships
Gold 2007 Birmingham
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