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#1 DarkknightRises

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:50

personally i dont like this guy...

but his intelligent in gathering information is by far the best compared to the others working in the same field

he was the only 1 who predicted schumacher 's comeback in 2010..

Kudos to the guy LOL

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#2 Antonov

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:50

well done Eddie.



#3 grandmastashi

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:01

Take a bow Eddie, take a bow.

#4 SPBHM

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:18

I don't know why people dislike him so much, and it was clear that there was some truth to what he was saying,

#5 RedBaron

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:19

I love Eddie Jordan but I didn't take this announcement seriously. What a mistake, he was right.

#6 toxicfusion

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:20

The biggest winner is Bernie, Mercedes stay in F1 and the world champions are spread out across the top 5 teams.


Eddie was Bernie's puppet to push Hamilton's move into the public domain.

Edited by toxicfusion, 28 September 2012 - 08:21.


#7 zeph

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:21

Just because he was right does not excuse his attire. :eek:

#8 Maustinsj

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:24

Eddie dares to ask the awkward questions
Team personnel don't mind telling him as "it's only Eddie"
Eddie blabs it on live TV
Viewers don't believe him as it's only Eddie

Well I never! :blush:

Edited by Maustinsj, 28 September 2012 - 08:24.


#9 matzy

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:24

He called it, and he was right. Kudos.

#10 Baddoer

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:36

It's all about his magic shirts

#11 johnmhinds

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:39

Eddie obviously has some friends at Mercedes who can't keep their mouths shut.

#12 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:41

Do I need to apologise for doubting you Eddie....you're right I don't.

Edited by Mandzipop, 28 September 2012 - 10:10.
You smug Irish bas***rd


#13 Ravenak

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:42

I don't get it.

He goes on to reveal secrets shared by his friends. So he basically betrays them.

Why would he do that only to be hated? Where is his honour? (not that I care)

#14 Slowinfastout

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:43

The biggest winner?

No.

Someone simply tipped him, EJ is still a massive knob.

#15 Tony Mandara

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:45

And he doesn't know the difference between Wednesday and Friday!!  ;)

#16 Andromeda

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:45

The biggest winner?

No.

Someone simply tipped him, EJ is still a massive knob.


Couldn't agree more with this.

#17 goldenboy

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:50

nothing was signed when he made the statement though and could have gone either way really.

#18 Don_Humpador

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:02

Biggest winner was the guy who got the story out to Eddie but still remains secret.

Eddie, on the other hand, reminds the paddock of what a blabbermouth is.

#19 KavB

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:07

I don't know why people instantly dismissed his claim. It was clear there was something to it, he wouldn't have said it with confidence otherwise.

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#20 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:09

People don't like to admit it but he knows the people who make the decisions in the sport and how they work. He might be a clown at times but that's the real world.

#21 ayali

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:19

Well done Eddie
You got it spot on, credit where credit is due

Gotta laugh at those posters who kept on harping in the thread about this is BS, this is only EJ rumours.
Looking silly now boys
Clearly EJ is still very well connected in the paddock

#22 midgrid

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:00

I don't get it.

He goes on to reveal secrets shared by his friends. So he basically betrays them.

Why would he do that only to be hated? Where is his honour? (not that I care)


He's a journalist. He was either given the information on the record by someone who wished it to become public (most likely), or he came across significant evidence on his own inititiative. No betrayal necessary.


#23 sharo

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:01

I am eating my crow now, I must admit :)

#24 Raelene

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:03

He's a journalist. He was either given the information on the record by someone who wished it to become public (most likely), or he came across significant evidence on his own inititiative. No betrayal necessary.



??? since when has Eddie Jordan been a journalist????

#25 Haribo

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:04

I used to think that 100% of the stuff that came out of EJ's mouth was pure bollocks.

Now I think it's about 95%. But that 5% is why he's a pundit at the BBC.

#26 midgrid

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:05

??? since when has Eddie Jordan been a journalist????


His current role as BBC pundit includes elements of journalistic work. This isn't the first time he's broken a major news story.


#27 Raelene

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:06

no - he's a pundit...not a journalist



#28 Atreiu

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:06

Button, Vettel and Alonso win as well. Hamilton will never bother tham in a WDC fight again, except for the odd good race where the track magically suits Mercedes.

#29 SerratedEdge

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:10

Respect to Eddie IMO.

Could have took the easy option and played safe and kept what he had heard quiet knowing he would be finished credability wise if he had been wrong.

Beeb as a whole led the way all along with the Hamilton/Merc/Schumacher story whilst Sky with Brundle and Co were only last Sunday were telling veiwers Hamilton would stay.



http://www1.skysport...-crazy-to-leave

Edited by SerratedEdge, 28 September 2012 - 10:58.


#30 midgrid

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:12

no - he's a pundit...not a journalist


He is primarily a pundit, yes, but this does include elements of journalistic work, including abiding by the professional standards and not just "betraying his friends" as Ravenak put it.

#31 SPBHM

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:21

Button, Vettel and Alonso win as well. Hamilton will never bother tham in a WDC fight again, except for the odd good race where the track magically suits Mercedes.


what about 2009? for Brawn/Button

things can change, 2014 will be quite different,

#32 Atreiu

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:29

2009 was a once in 20 or 30 years kind of thing.

#33 Ravenak

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:43

He's a journalist. He was either given the information on the record by someone who wished it to become public (most likely), or he came across significant evidence on his own inititiative. No betrayal necessary.


That's one possibility. Or he betrayed someone.

#34 HopkinsonF1

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:45

The saddest thing about Lewis's retirement in Singapore is that we missed out on a podium interview with Eddie. God knows what he would have said…

#35 pRy

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:01

but his intelligent in gathering information is by far the best compared to the others working in the same field


Suspect that's giving him a little more credit than he really deserves. I got the impression Bernie summoned him and told him.

#36 MrMontecarlo

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:08

Congratulations Eddie. :up:

#37 g1n

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:10

haha you show 'em Eddie! I wonder how does it feel to eat humble pie now posters of this forum?;)

#38 Red 5

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:17

He might've been right but he still looks like Stevie Wonder chooses his clothes for him and he is deeply irritating.

#39 Ravenak

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:21

I think the biggest winner is Lewis with his $$$ deal, and by far!

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#40 bub

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:24

He goes on to reveal secrets shared by his friends. So he basically betrays them.

Why would he do that only to be hated? Where is his honour?


I've always liked EJ but I agree with this.

#41 tomjol

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:25

Suspect that's giving him a little more credit than he really deserves. I got the impression Bernie summoned him and told him.


This. Not the first time either.

#42 eoin

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:28

I don't get it.

He goes on to reveal secrets shared by his friends. So he basically betrays them.

Why would he do that only to be hated? Where is his honour? (not that I care)


He could very well of got the info from McLaren. Ever since Eddie broke this story everyone has been saying that Hamilton would be nuts to leave McLaren. Maybe McLaren took the view that if Hamilton wouldn't listen to them that he would listen everyone inside and outside the sport that believes it's a stupid move- the only people that think it's a good move is management.

#43 ANF

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:29

Well done, Eddie?

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone suggested on Sunday that Schumacher was retiring for a second time, following his comeback in 2010.

Ecclestone later conceded he did not know for certain whether the 43-year-old German would quit, while the driver himself said he had not yet made a decision about his future.

But Jordan thinks the seven-time champion is on his way out and will be replaced by Hamilton.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/19489930



#44 g1n

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:56

Well done, Eddie?

yep, you need to read what you are quoting ;)

#45 Kingshark

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 18:44

Eddie, you are a genius.

#46 glorius&victorius

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 18:48

and the biggest loser in this all?

Paul di Resta:
-Poised to be promoted to Mercedes
-Fell out with Antony Hamilton about diminishing prospects of joining Mercedes
-Took Button´s manager (in the hope to getting a McLaren drive)
-McLaren signs Perez
-Ferrari 2nd seat? Massa seems to be getting the nod

#47 garoidb

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 18:56

I don't get it.

He goes on to reveal secrets shared by his friends. So he basically betrays them.

Why would he do that only to be hated? Where is his honour? (not that I care)


I have to assume the whole purpose of telling Eddie was so that he would break the story. There has been two weeks of intense publicity surrounding Lewis and Mercedes, and a long term commitment to F1 has been obtained from Mercedes. Who BEnefits?

??? since when has Eddie Jordan been a journalist????


He is a broadcaster with the BBC who prepares news items from time to time.

#48 garoidb

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 18:58

and the biggest loser in this all?

Paul di Resta:
-Poised to be promoted to Mercedes
-Fell out with Antony Hamilton about diminishing prospects of joining Mercedes
-Took Button´s manager (in the hope to getting a McLaren drive)
-McLaren signs Perez
-Ferrari 2nd seat? Massa seems to be getting the nod


I guess we will eventually hear more about all these things, but that is one of the interesting ones.

#49 P123

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 19:00

I guess we will eventually hear more about all these things, but that is one of the interesting ones.


That's not why he fell out with Hamilton Snr.

#50 garoidb

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 19:03

That's not why he fell out with Hamilton Snr.


Fair enough. I am actually interested in any role AH played in Lewis's move to Mercedes, or if he had no involvement, what he thinks about it.

I'm not that interested in DiResta.

I also wonder how much Lewis will reveal about his time at McLaren, and the various controversies, after he has left.