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#1 LB

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:10

Ok as someone that has basically been against Mr Schumacher since 1994 i have to say something. A lot of the schumi haters are in their 30's and 40's lets turn the cheek and get behind him this year. I mean half the drivers this year would chase our daughters (if i had one). I promise this year i will get behind the pipe and slippers! score one for the old boys n all that! lets go for it!!

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#2 mclarensmps

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:57

Such a preposterous notion!

NEVER!

#3 HoldenRT

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:01

Love... hate.. is there no middle ground?

What about giving him credit when he does a good job, or pointing out when he doesn't? What a prepostorous notion.

Alot of people are fans of good driving right? Or is it only fans of good driving when it's someone you like?

#4 karlth

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:48

Ok as someone that has basically been against Mr Schumacher since 1994 i have to say something. A lot of the schumi haters are in their 30's and 40's lets turn the cheek and get behind him this year. I mean half the drivers this year would chase our daughters (if i had one). I promise this year i will get behind the pipe and slippers! score one for the old boys n all that! lets go for it!!


:lol:

I'm with you!


#5 Nobody

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:57

NO WAY! Screw the old fox!

I will cackle with delight at every failure, and grumble to myself at every success...
(like them good ol' days!)

Can't wait

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#6 Ramses1348

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:00

I am in :drunk:

#7 tom

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:20

Haha Your right there holden! When i (used to) see jv or hakkinen screaming out of a bend with the back end stepping away i'm in heaven, but if i see schumacher do the same i look away and act like it didn't happen haha, i know he's damn quick but i think he's going to have a hard time with hamilton this year.
And as much as i'd like to support the guy, he's simply cost me too much pain (and $) over the years.
Hamilton's going to be my new mika/villenueve, and i'll slap on the old mclaren cap for old time sake, and have a drink for each lap i see schumacher leading.....wouldn't want to be sober and have to deal with the pain of more schuey victory leaps.



#8 Xaus

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:33

Love... hate.. is there no middle ground?

What about giving him credit when he does a good job, or pointing out when he doesn't? What a prepostorous notion.

Alot of people are fans of good driving right? Or is it only fans of good driving when it's someone you like?

haha, this is why I find it so hard to spend time on F1 forums... I mean, come on. Are you really watching it for the man or watching it for what the man can do and maybe how he carries himself in the public eye?

Some people's attachments to their so-called favourite driver is freaking scary... like, "I'm going to guess you're emotionally unstable and unbalanced" scary...

#9 alphanumeric

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:00

When he was racing last, I struggled with him... loved his skills as a driver (in and out of the car - how he got the team around him etc), but hated some of the moves he made that were unsporting (to me anyway).

But, now he's coming back, I'm really looking forward to it :lol:

#10 slideways

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:02

He's already struck out three times in my book. It will be great as a spectacle to watch it unfold, and is a good example of why I love F1, but I'm not suddenly going to become a close fan.

#11 Fortymark

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:07

I´m going to put some serious cash on him winning too, I think he´s about 5/1
If he wins I can live with that, atleast he´ll make me money :D


#12 Owen

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:08

I'm signing up. Until he does something that annoys me, then I revert to my usual anti-MS bias. But new year, let's give him a chance and all that.

#13 Youichi

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:35

I'm signing up. Until he does something that annoys me, then I revert to my usual anti-MS bias. But new year, let's give him a chance and all that.


I'm signing up, I'm prepared to treat him the same as any new driver, I'll watch how he handles himself and then form an opinion, but first "Shuey Chop" and its back in my bad books for him.

#14 Clatter

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:45

I'm signing up. Until he does something that annoys me, then I revert to my usual anti-MS bias. But new year, let's give him a chance and all that.


I don't hate, but won't support either. He twice deliberately crashed into his oppenents, an offence which I think is every bit as bad (if not worse) than NP's crash, but which the FIA did as near as damn it nothing.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:47

Love... hate.. is there no middle ground?

What about giving him credit when he does a good job, or pointing out when he doesn't? What a prepostorous notion.

Alot of people are fans of good driving right? Or is it only fans of good driving when it's someone you like?

:up:

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:48

score one for the old boys n all that! lets go for it!!



This year I'll be turning 80. MS is nowhere near to be called an "old boy"

#17 Arion

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:53

Ok he sure has some balls, but that was never in doubt anyway. People dislike him for his antics, why should he be treated with more leniency just because he's 41.



#18 Racing Dutchman

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:00

This year I'll be turning 80. MS is nowhere near to be called an "old boy"

In our books he is.

Maybe you can start a 'stop hating Fangio' thread  ;)

#19 peroa

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:03

It is more likely that hell will freeze over than me supporting SchummelSchu.

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#20 Demo.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:04

Ok he sure has some balls, but that was never in doubt anyway. People dislike him for his antics, why should he be treated with more leniency just because he's 41.


:up:
I hope he beats the red cars other than that i hope he is at the back.
I do not forget how many titles he won with outright cheating, and how the cheating always followed him from one team to the next.
I expect nothing less or more from him than to carry on cheating till the end, with the FIA continuing to turn a blind eye to it all.

#21 One

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:06

Even tho how old he has become or how young he was, he was not at the top of my fan list nor will be... Stil way to go. I wil watch him very carefuly...

#22 Racing Dutchman

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:09

:up:
I hope he beats the red cars other than that i hope he is at the back.
I do not forget how many titles he won with outright cheating, and how the cheating always followed him from one team to the next.
I expect nothing less or more from him than to carry on cheating till the end, with the FIA continuing to turn a blind eye to it all.

Damn, seeing as about every great driver has done things that can be called dubious you must be a vivid supporter of top drivers like Jarno Trulli, Mazzacane and such.

Good luck with that. No matter what you might think, he has 7 WDC's and 91 victories.

How would you feel if people still looked at you for mistakes you made years ago?


Let 2010 be a fresh start

#23 f1rules

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:17

Im in, now he is driving for one of my teams :-)

I used to love and hate him. Hate him for winning all the time, for his questionable moves and his disrespect and arrogance towards the sport and fans.
Here i especially think about the Monaco incident where he treated all F1 fans as if they were idiots. BUT at the same time, i couldnt help but respect his
all or nothing way to think and drive. Here is a driver that will do ANYTHING to win, anything. I never saw anybody with that eager to win and determination.
But yes i hated him and his little annoying bastard of a friend, Jean (Idiot) Todt.

But i agree, ill give him a chance now he is driving for mercedes. Only problem. All his hard maneuvers, will not work anymore. If we look at the idiots
in the race control center and their decisions the last two years, then schumacher need so seriously adapt. :-)

#24 Mungo Fangio of the Year

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:32

Lets get behind Schumi?
...and give him a gentle push over the edge?

:p


Nah, I like his racing, although not himself.


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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:40

Love... hate.. is there no middle ground?

What about giving him credit when he does a good job, or pointing out when he doesn't?



Well in that case i guess the score for him must be 3 good races and 88 bad from what i've seen around here :lol:

#26 MARDRU

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:22

Mixed feelings here. While i have no respect at all for MS as a driver (the most overrated ever, cheating all over his career), i must admit i think his comeback is sooo coool.
In fact it makes me think in a very dif way about him. IF, and just if, he competes with a legal car (...) and without number one status in his team, no matter his performances, MS will be one of my all time favourite drivers.

I never understood drivers who could "get out of the game" and simply stop racing. It think there s no such a think for real racers. It is like a virus. Well, maybe this is because i also couldn´t just switch the button and turned it off, fact is MS loves racing and that´s for sure.

For the same reason i miss JPM and mainly Kimi (snow mobile, he is in! Go karts? Kimi is in! Bikes, motorbikes, etc etc) so much.

#27 Atreiu

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:23

Is he driving for McLaren?
I'll get behind and support him the day he does.
:)

Edited by Atreiu, 12 January 2010 - 12:25.


#28 Szoelloe

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:28

ok, let's get behind him. anyone know the brand of his favourite lube?

seriously everybody stick to her/his own preferences. welcome back shumi haters. you will all have your hands full this year. and the Forum Hosts -God bless them - will work hard for their money

Edited by Szoelloe, 12 January 2010 - 12:29.


#29 aditya-now

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:39

Ok as someone that has basically been against Mr Schumacher since 1994 i have to say something. A lot of the schumi haters are in their 30's and 40's lets turn the cheek and get behind him this year. I mean half the drivers this year would chase our daughters (if i had one). I promise this year i will get behind the pipe and slippers! score one for the old boys n all that! lets go for it!!


Why is Frans not signing up here?

To me, Schumacher is what and who he is. I will admire his excellent driving as always, I will have my reservations when it comes to other aspects of the person, which I don´t even want to bring up here.

In general, I find it ridiculous to "follow" a driver for his personality and not for his driving. I mean, guys, are you teenage girls in love with their poster boy?

So we will enjoy a - hopefully - signature season 2010 and I am wondering which role Michael is exactly going to play in it. However, with Ross strengthening his back I have no doubt that it should be a reasonably successful season for the Schu.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:44

Only problem. All his hard maneuvers, will not work anymore. If we look at the idiots
in the race control center and their decisions the last two years, then schumacher need so seriously adapt. :-)


Don´t worry, uncle Jean is going to take care of that...he definitely got behind Schumi long before there was a "signing up" on the BB for it.

Edited by aditya-now, 12 January 2010 - 12:47.


#31 Snap Matt

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:49

I tried so hard to like him during his first career but he kept on letting himself down. It feels like he has a clean slate again now and it will be interesting seeing how things work out for him. Like others have said, the moment that it looks as though he is bringing out some of his old tricks I'll be counting the days to his proper retirement.

#32 Sammyosammy

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:51

Lets get behind Schumi?
...and give him a gentle push over the edge?

:p


Nah, I like his racing, although not himself.


You´ve got my votes pal.. I liked his racing also - occasionally :wave:


#33 MegaManson

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:00

Woah LB has someone hacked your account ? :o

When I used to chat with you in the ICQ/MSN days Schumi to you was the equivalent of satan, quite a conversion

What next ? :o Frans joining the Schumi fanclub

On a personal level I will forever be grateful to Schumi for what he did at Ferrari but there is no chance of me cheering for him this season

#34 Orin

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:01

Ok as someone that has basically been against Mr Schumacher since 1994 i have to say something. A lot of the schumi haters are in their 30's and 40's lets turn the cheek and get behind him this year. I mean half the drivers this year would chase our daughters (if i had one). I promise this year i will get behind the pipe and slippers! score one for the old boys n all that! lets go for it!!


Old age [well, ok maturity] has caught up with you. :down:

Personally, I'll be booing him like a panto villain from the first race until the last. :p

#35 Coral

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:04

I admire Schumacher, he is a wonderful talent, but I'll never like him...his antics in the final races of 1994 and 1997 put paid to that. I love to hate him though... :p

#36 as65p

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:06

I'm signing up. Until he does something that annoys me, then I revert to my usual anti-MS bias. But new year, let's give him a chance and all that.


That's what I did in 2006 up until that corner... I believe it's called Rascasse?

 ;)


#37 as65p

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:07

Well in that case i guess the score for him must be 3 good races and 88 bad from what i've seen around here :lol:


What three races? Name them!





Just joking! :wave:

#38 thiscocks

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:10

Although I appriciate him coming back and admit it will be VERY interesting I still hope Hamilton and co properly dust him up. I won't mind him finishing on the podium but I admit I wont be cheering him on to win.



#39 Owen

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:10

That's what I did in 2006 up until that corner... I believe it's called Rascasse?

;)

:down: Yeh, don't remind me... I'm trying hard to be positive about him but it's damn difficult!

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#40 aditya-now

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:22

:down: Yeh, don't remind me... I'm trying hard to be positive about him but it's damn difficult!


Just remember, Owen, how Schumi came out of the team bus then, escorted by Jean Todt with his face, and denied any wrong doing in Rascasse....
Wonderful memories...

Maybe Schumi will put a few more into his collection of racing memorables. :lol:

Edited by aditya-now, 12 January 2010 - 13:23.


#41 Owen

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:35

Just remember, Owen, how Schumi came out of the team bus then, escorted by Jean Todt with his face, and denied any wrong doing in Rascasse....
Wonderful memories...

Maybe Schumi will put a few more into his collection of racing memorables. :lol:

I fear so. And his partner in crime is now running the show.

#42 Garagiste

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 13:56

I've come all the way from sheer dislike to - erm - interested amvialence.
Can't say I'm supporting him, but won't begrudge him any clean wins. Still hope that Nico gives him a good run for his money, at least.

#43 Owen

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 14:14

I've come all the way from sheer dislike to - erm - interested ambivalence.
Can't say I'm supporting him, but won't begrudge him any clean wins. Still hope that Nico gives him a good run for his money, at least.

x2 :up:

#44 Frans

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 14:22

Let's get behind him?

Well, let's not. Let him earn it. How about that?

#45 Clatter

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 15:06

Just remember, Owen, how Schumi came out of the team bus then, escorted by Jean Todt with his face, and denied any wrong doing in Rascasse....
Wonderful memories...


FIA didn't seem to think lying to the stewards was such a big deal back then. :rolleyes:

#46 Bishy

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 15:13

Ok as someone that has basically been against Mr Schumacher since 1994 i have to say something. A lot of the schumi haters are in their 30's and 40's lets turn the cheek and get behind him this year. I mean half the drivers this year would chase our daughters (if i had one). I promise this year i will get behind the pipe and slippers! score one for the old boys n all that! lets go for it!!




I can't i'm afraid, someone who has so blatantly cheated will NEVER get my support; that doesn't mean I hate him though so wouldn't label myself a "hater.

Just can't support him :down:

#47 Jose Mourinho is Special

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 15:18

Disgraceful :down:

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#48 Group B

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 15:39

I can't i'm afraid, someone who has so blatantly cheated will NEVER get my support;

Says the McLaren fan :rolleyes:

#49 mclarensmps

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 15:58

In light of my first post in this thread, I should mention that I AM glad to see him back. Alonso and Button do not generate enough emotion for me to seriously despise them. Schumi does :p

But it's a gallery of mixed emotions for me as usual. I HAVE to contend with Button driving for Mclaren, and I HAVE to contend with Schumacher driving for Mercedes. Sadness.

#50 f1rules

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 16:14

dry your eyes and get over it :wave:


Disgraceful :down:

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