Don Talbot - Move to GB

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Roger Bennet » Sun, 10 Sep 1995 04:00:00


I don't know how big the news is in Oz, but what is the reaction to
Don's move to GB as National Performance Director? What can we expect
to see here?

I personally welcome the move and look forward to interesting times as
Don takes on the "blazer brigade" who currently control much of our
sport.

-- Roger Bennett

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Rod Lawso » Sun, 17 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I don't know how big the news is in Oz, but what is the reaction to
>Don's move to GB as National Performance Director? What can we expect
>to see here?

>I personally welcome the move and look forward to interesting times as
>Don takes on the "blazer brigade" who currently control much of our
>sport.

>-- Roger Bennett

Loosing Don Talbot will be a high loss for Australian Swimming.  He is
a difficult man to get along with but knows what he is on about.  I
can't see him doing much for GB swimming by Atlanta, but huge inroads
can be made by 2000.

Good luck to Don, he has done wonderful things for Aus Swimming and lets
face it, what coach wouldn't take a $300,000 wage rise.

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Frazer Middleto » Tue, 19 Sep 1995 04:00:00

<...snip
Quote:
>Loosing Don Talbot will be a high loss for Australian Swimming.  He is
>a difficult man to get along with but knows what he is on about.  I
>can't see him doing much for GB swimming by Atlanta, but huge inroads
>can be made by 2000.

..>
We already have a fairly good base here in the UK - it would be 'easy' to build
on this.  I think 2000 is more realistic aswell.  Unfortunately, here in the
UK, us swimmers have very little in the the way of backing (did I say very
little?
I meant none.  Haha - only serious).

Quote:
>Good luck to Don, he has done wonderful things for Aus Swimming and lets
>face it, what coach wouldn't take a $300,000 wage rise.

HOW MUCH!?  $300,000 is ALOT of wedge (I think) - and how come it has come
available here in the UK - that must be more than is currently spent on the
whole of UK competitive swimming!!!

-Fraz-

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Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Bernard Robertson-Dun » Tue, 19 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> I don't know how big the news is in Oz, but what is the reaction to
> Don's move to GB as National Performance Director? What can we expect
> to see here?

> I personally welcome the move and look forward to interesting times as
> Don takes on the "blazer brigade" who currently control much of our
> sport.

It is not yet final and official that Don will be moving.

Don has not accepted the UK offer and the wheels are in motion to try
and get him to stay here in Oz.

As they say - don't count your chickens ....

regards
brd

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Roger Bennet » Wed, 20 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> It is not yet final and official that Don will be moving.
> Don has not accepted the UK offer and the wheels are in motion to try
> and get him to stay here in Oz.
> As they say - don't count your chickens ....

Yes the news broke here today that there has been a further offer to  Don as a consultant to Sydney 2000 on
team matters. What are they saying in Oz? Any reaction from Don?

Cheers.......
--
Roger Bennett

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Marc St-Aub » Fri, 22 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I think the aussies have now offered him soe job with the Olympic squad
>Personally, I would be happy if you kept him.  I am sure he is
>good at his job and a nice chap, but I can't see that one an will
>make such a difference.
>If I am lucky, I will be wrong.

There are a lot of us here in Canada that would have a strong opinion about
this topic...

Punting to someone else,

Marc St-Aubin

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Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Bernard Robertson-Dun » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Wet folks,

As of today Friday 22 September, Don has still not made up his mind -
he has asked for yet another 24 hrs
Decision day is tomorrow

regards
brd

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Rod Lawso » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>Yes the news broke here today that there has been a further offer to  Don as a consultant to Sydney 2000 on
>team matters. What are they saying in Oz? Any reaction from Don?

>Cheers.......
>--
>Roger Bennett

Negotiations are still on the go, but from what I hear, it looks like Don
will be staying in Australia.  I don't know what they have offered him
but it must have been good.

Bad luck GB, not this time.

Rod Lawson

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Bernard Robertson-Dun » Mon, 25 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Today's (Sunday 24/Sept) news is ......

Don is staying with the winning team.

There have been a few major changes to the coaching set-up of
the Australian Institute of Sport (a wonderful invention)
and Swimming Australia.  These feature Don in a not insignificant way.

Thanks Don.

regards
brd

 
 
 

Don Talbot - Move to GB

Post by Roger Bennet » Tue, 26 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Today's (Sunday 24/Sept) news is ......

> Don is staying with the winning team.

So the mighty Don has been tempted to stay with the land of silver surf, bronzed beauties and cold tubes of the
amber nectar. Think what he is missing ...... grey, wet and cold English weather...... swimming pools built at the
turn of the century (is that 19th or 20th!!) ..... and the conservatism of our blazer brigade!  He must be mad!

So any suggestions of someone who could take over as National Performance Director for GB at what has been
suggested is a very large salary?

Responses on a postcard please to the Amateur Swimming Association.

Roger Bennett