Glasgow gets the Commonwealth Games 2014

Will this benefit the the city, nation, UK as a whole?

  • It'll be another money pit

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#1
Good idea? Bad idea?
 

TARE

Old-Salt
#2
Glasgow has got the bid. Hooray............
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
£288 million (and probably more) down the drain then....
 
#6
Good news! It is about time that Glasgow got to do some major event.
 
#7
cue the scottish exec pishing cash in the direction of any contractor within a 50 mile radius. Time to go a-job hunting. Looks like Arby's getting a new company car, Wooooo!!!!!
 
#8
And who had this idea ? Probably the same tit that decided the words 'culture' and 'Liverpool' were synominous.

I hope that it is Scottish money that they intend spending.
 
#9
Mr_Fingerz said:
£288 million (and probably more) down the drain then....
And that money will come from who exactly. Scabbers you beat me to it. The distance for me to get there and the cost of the tickets will be just a tad too much.

JJ
 
#10
johnojohnson said:
Mr_Fingerz said:
£288 million (and probably more) down the drain then....
And that money will come from who exactly. Scabbers you beat me to it. The distance for me to get there and the cost of the tickets will be just a tad too much.

JJ
Unlike the London 2012 tiffin in what way, exactly?
 
#11
johnojohnson said:
Mr_Fingerz said:
£288 million (and probably more) down the drain then....
And that money will come from who exactly. Scabbers you beat me to it. The distance for me to get there and the cost of the tickets will be just a tad too much.

JJ
Johno, why bother ? Anabolic Substance abuse by the darker bretheren of the Commonwealth in Adidas or Nike gear can be seen from the comfort of your own shed!

It's no longer about sport, its about image, money, prestige and oh yeh, money. Is there a real life "Alf Tupper" out there who doesn't give a toss about the dosh, the label etc.?

I would just love to see a young British athlete say, "b*ll*cks to the corporate sports strip, I'm wearing my own stuff - and if you think you can buy my image you f8ck right off. Now, where's me medal, hurry up, the chippy's open."

And in Glasgow.....there's plenty of chippies.
 
#12
Scabbers said:
I would just love to see a young British athlete say, "b*ll*cks to the corporate sports strip, I'm wearing my own stuff - and if you think you can buy my image you f8ck right off.
Sorry, but you've got the wrong impression of the vast majority of British athletes. And by that, I mean the ones operating at Commonwealth Games level. Most will be funding the vast majority of their training, equipment, and competition expenses out of their own pocket (or their parents).

I would love to see the Gravelbellies, weightlifters, or swimmers being offered corporate sports strips - but it doesn't happen. Stories of appearance money for top athletes are strictly for the world-class handful, in televised sports. A single Premiership footballer probably makes more money per year than the entire budget of Scottish Athletics.

On the bright side, it does mean that Barry North range looks as if it's going to be upgraded to AMS (look at the last paragraph of the following link)
http://www.glasgow2014.com/Our-Bid/The-Venues/Existing-Venues/

Although the bid document does suggest that the shotgun, and other rifle and pistol venues will be temporary only, and demolished straight afterwards (some might say that this is your Scottish politicos nervousness on the subject of firearms). Three Commonwealth Games in Scotland in forty years, medals at every Games along the way, and absolutely no resulting legacy in Scotland for target shooting.
 
#13
.......fantastic achievement and achieved in the face of first class opposition offering first class infrastructure (well certainly in the area of deconstructing PC hard-drives to steal and misuse data).


"The city had been competing against Nigerian capital Abuja for the right to host the games".
 
#14
Gravelbelly said:
Scabbers said:
I would just love to see a young British athlete say, "b*ll*cks to the corporate sports strip, I'm wearing my own stuff - and if you think you can buy my image you f8ck right off.
Sorry, but you've got the wrong impression of the vast majority of British athletes. And by that, I mean the ones operating at Commonwealth Games level. Most will be funding the vast majority of their training, equipment, and competition expenses out of their own pocket (or their parents).
I would love to see the Gravelbellies, weightlifters, or swimmers being offered corporate sports strips - but it doesn't happen. Stories of appearance money for top athletes are strictly for the world-class handful, in televised sports. A single Premiership footballer probably makes more money per year than the entire budget of Scottish Athletics.

On the bright side, it does mean that Barry North range looks as if it's going to be upgraded to AMS (look at the last paragraph of the following link)
http://www.glasgow2014.com/Our-Bid/The-Venues/Existing-Venues/

Although the bid document does suggest that the shotgun, and other rifle and pistol venues will be temporary only, and demolished straight afterwards (some might say that this is your Scottish politicos nervousness on the subject of firearms). Three Commonwealth Games in Scotland in forty years, medals at every Games along the way, and absolutely no resulting legacy in Scotland for target shooting.

Point Taken Gravelbelly. Good luck with the shooting. Theres a new training range opened up in London in time for the Olympics. Stockwell, I think it's called.
 
#16
Scabbers said:
And who had this idea ? Probably the same tit that decided the words 'culture' and 'Liverpool' were synominous.

I hope that it is Scottish money that they intend spending.
How humorous from an illiterate twat
 
#17
Gravelbelly said:
Scabbers said:
I would just love to see a young British athlete say, "b*ll*cks to the corporate sports strip, I'm wearing my own stuff - and if you think you can buy my image you f8ck right off.
Sorry, but you've got the wrong impression of the vast majority of British athletes. And by that, I mean the ones operating at Commonwealth Games level. Most will be funding the vast majority of their training, equipment, and competition expenses out of their own pocket (or their parents).

I would love to see the Gravelbellies, weightlifters, or swimmers being offered corporate sports strips - but it doesn't happen. Stories of appearance money for top athletes are strictly for the world-class handful, in televised sports. A single Premiership footballer probably makes more money per year than the entire budget of Scottish Athletics.

On the bright side, it does mean that Barry North range looks as if it's going to be upgraded to AMS (look at the last paragraph of the following link)
http://www.glasgow2014.com/Our-Bid/The-Venues/Existing-Venues/

Although the bid document does suggest that the shotgun, and other rifle and pistol venues will be temporary only, and demolished straight afterwards (some might say that this is your Scottish politicos nervousness on the subject of firearms). Three Commonwealth Games in Scotland in forty years, medals at every Games along the way, and absolutely no resulting legacy in Scotland for target shooting.


Unless there has been any news to the contrary, this is exactly what is going to happen with the shooting events in the 2012 London Olympics. The plot has a dedicated range facility, supposedly being built at Woolwich, at an (unverified) cost of £18,000,000 and costing a further £8,000,000 to tear it down again afterwards! Reportedly the range safety issues have yet to be resolved; I would imagine that these are responsible for a large part of the £18,000,000!


It would seem that all representations by the shooting community to spend the money on Bisley have fallen on deaf ears and, sadly, the NRA appears to have adopted a supine attitude in this matter! I always supposed that one of the points in the bid system for the Olympics was to show that there would be some post-event legacy to the host community; presently there aren't even any takers for the main Olympic stadium.

Bisley has no range safety issues. The ranges already exist and the transport links are established; witness the last Commonwealth Games.
To put it simply they could spend HALF the projected cost on Bisley and the post-event legacy would be a world class venue that would be the pride of Britain...

...But then, of course, our masters in Whitehall don't want to encourage shooting as a sport, despite all the medals that we win for our country on a regualr basis; they would far rather to see shooting die on the vine
 
#19
'Bisley has no range safety issues. The ranges already exist and the transport links are established;'

It's also in a very nice area to live. Given New Liarbours' propensity for selling off forces land to their developer chummies, it's a fair bet that they other plans for the Bisley site.

Incidentally, it's reported in the dailies that after the Olympics, the stadium will be torn down and a smaller one built on the site(!) Still, if you really want to see money seriously wasted, give it to a socialist.
 
#20
arby said:
Also...its Glasgow. But then I suppose when youre only competition is Nigeria, it seems like a good idea.
There was always the outside chance that the committee would think, "We know their rulers are corrupt and incompetent, their infrastructure shambolic and their facilities laughable. But giving them the Games would show we're not racist and are willing to support their efforts to improve themselves. Anyway, Nigeria's worse."
 

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