British Athletics

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Sick of all the crap on here re: 'bloke who wont pay' and 'Expert' business plans.

So I thought it good to discuss something unrelated.

Am I alone in thinking that our GB Athletes should NOT be paid the huge sums of money they currently get?

I researched it and the top ones get between £30 - £60k per annum. PLUS their own sponsorship!

I think, that if they do not finish any race on the podium they should be made to pay EVERY penny back that they have received!
In reality though they should get NOTHING and get a job like the rest of us, and train in their own time after work!

Some lesser sports [motor sport in particular] competitors have to PAY out of their own pocket just to compete! I sponsored my brother who races motorbikes at Aberdare Park last weekend, and apart from the other costs the entry fee alone was over £100 plus £20 for each 6 lap race!

Why do the BBC and government just assume that everyone only likes Darts, snooker, golf and 'cheating' athletics?

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617

I love snooker, just hearing that background grunt and balls knocking whilst knockin the Zeds out, cant beat it.. Anyway as for the rest of the mentioned, I cannot comment nor follow sport much unless its motorsport, use to like wrestling on a saturday round at me nans..

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Was mainly the amount they get paid for pursuing what is after all a 'hobby'

I guess fair enough IF they deliver success, but if not...

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD. said:


Was mainly the amount they get paid for pursuing what is after all a 'hobby'

I guess fair enough IF they deliver success, but if not...

Like any other job really... If not then either dropped or demoted

Mr G Courier Service

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While we are in the mood for a good rant.. Have you seen how much pukka pies are in tescos lately? They are charging nearly as much as a"hot" chippy one -whom have to include vat on their sale

terrys trips

14

Dam don't mess with the pies

Swiftukcouriers

1086

**peter s pies are better **

RGM Courier Services

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Considering GB athletes are supposed to be amateurs i think they take the P/$$ too. Ok with sponsorship money, cos only the best will get it. Same with MP's, they shouldn't be paid either, as most have a job anyway, Not paying athletes and MP's would only attract dedicated people. Anyone getting paid who shouldn't be?? Royal family, vicars, the list is endless...

Phax

2250

Yer its a sh***y old world we live in these days (grumpy old git) lol

GB Distributors (Bridgend)

470

And what about all those bosses who fail to deliver and get golden handshake to leave, just don't start me off boys! Eat Clarkes pies!

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

The whole world is in tatters, every man for himself.

GB Distributors (Bridgend)

470

I got a bucket, we must bail together

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Give up bailing out, I'm retiring in 7 years I will muddle on till then.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Don't pay em anything, if they're good enough a sponsor will pick up the tab, if they're nt good enough they can sign up to c/e

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

The world has been the same for centuries, all we do is invent other ways to scam, con and take the p*** out of our neighbours in a slightly more clever way than we did in the past. And those that have "made it" make damn sure there's a lot of space between them and the rest of us, for the time that they're found out, so we won't be able to get near them.

Its called Capitalism and its there for the rich to make themselves richer, and the rest of us to wonder how they got away with it

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