Mar 1, 2018 -- 1:33PM, neill d wrote:
Only a theory first time, but in my opinion, the older heads in the weighing room did not appreciate Cooper getting so much so quickly, and I'd say they made him aware of this.I've heard stuff about Geraghty and Walsh, not the nicest people when the mood takes them, and Cooper was taking rides from Mullins that Walsh would've felt were rightfully his.Only a theory, but I note the way they would speak about him when asked about one of his injuries, no warmth there whatsoever. I've seen Cooper and Walsh standing next to each other for RTE TV, no love lost I always thought. I think Kennedy has learned from this and keeps his head down, plays the humble schtick, or these pricks will eat you alive.It isn't a coincidence that nobody came up to challenge that Walsh/Geraghty/Russell triad, it is the way they have it, its not an accident.I never read McCoy's book, but the way he treated his wife at Fitzgerald's party over the smoking thing, that was borderline domestic abuse, these guys aren't capable of being ruthless? of ruining a guy to keep themselves on top, I'd say they are personally.Russell crashed the party late in his career not just because he is a brilliant talent, but because he is even tougher than a Walsh or a Geraghty and would take no sh!t from either of them. Cooper had the talent, but I'd say the boys smelt weakness along with the injuries stuff.Just my take on it, these aren't nice people, they'd gut ya for a winner!
Russell crashed the party late in his career not just because he is a brilliant talent,
Are you taking the piss?
Russell crashed the party late because the calibre of nh jockey is atrocious, and through attrition got to be sacked and retired by o'leary.
The fall off Clarcam is the only reason Cooper is where he is. He should have lost the leg, mental strength or no mental strength there is no way anyone could come back from that. The other happenings are irrelevant; unlucky in the short term but over time luck evens itself out.