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  • probablygraham probablygraham Jan 18, 2008 05:30 Flag

    Jackie v The Part-Time Amateur

    It upsets me to see Jackie Stewart being knocked by Max.
    Jackie Stewart is a gentleman who did and does a lot for the sport. He was and is respected by the teams and the fans.
    To be honest I can't think of anything that Max has done which has made the sport better, and I don't think anyone respects him.
    It's time for Max to give somebody else a go. I personally don't think it has to be a top manager. I think it's far more important that the person is respected by the teams and the fans.

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    • Jackie has given a lot to the sport, and so has Max, but in the same way it was time for Jean-Marie (who also gave hugely) to be replaced, so it is time for Max to go.

      Before we criticise someone we must think to ourselves - could I have done better? and if yes, why didnt I do the job instead?

      Credit where credit is due but change when it is time. The President is finished, long live the Le President.

      • 2 Replies to V7 - to save cost
      • V7 - that's an interesting post because a while back when we were all talking about scandals I had a google around to see what scandals had taken place in the past and had almost forgotten about the Balestre days. Nobody back then thought things could get worse but to be honest I think they have.
        So I'm starting a new thread on the subject of Max and his contributions to the sport.

      • As critics we should never lose sight of the fact that ours is a privileged position, with the benefit of hindsight but in any case several million light years removed from the position of the doer. There is no comparison between the two, all credit is with the one who is in the arena. So it is not a question of asking 'Could I have done better?', that is not an issue and the answer anyway would almost always inevitably be 'No'. Only an observor who first comprehends this elementary fact is entitled to comment and then perhaps the critique will be a reasonable one unclouded by the misplaced belief that 'I could have done it better'.