Olympic Torch Relay in Southampton and New Forest - live updates

Daily Echo: Olympic Torch Relay - live updates Olympic Torch Relay - live updates

Key Points

• Southampton leg restarts at 6.00am
• Torch goes to Southampton Airport for Channel Islands flight
• Flame goes through Fareham from 16.29pm
• Send us your photos - find out more
• Check out our photo galleries of the torch relay.

SUNDAY - 06.00
IT'S six o'clock on Sunday morning for goodness sake - who organised this thing.

What a day yesterday was but it is the morning after the night before and the Olympic torch is back on the streets of Southampton to continue its journey through the city to Southampton airport.

It will then be put on a flight to the Channel Islands before coming back to Hampshire and making its way through Fareham and on to the Gosport ferry to Portsmouth.

6.00
Echo reporter Patrick Knox set his alarm early to witness the flame’s final leg in Southampton.

”I can’t believe that so many people turned out so early,” he says.

“Yesterday so many people turned out I thought they would have had their fill of the torch – but this was amazing - they came back for more.”

Some people who had stayed up all night just to be here.

Others, bleary eyed just happened to stumble upon the event – literally on their way back home from a night out.

6.15
Loads of people run after the torch up London Road and marshalls had a job on their hands keeping people away from the convoy. It is incredible there are thousands of people out at this time.

6.17
How do people have all this energy so early – they are running up the Avenue to get a glimpse of the torch.

6.23
By the time it reached the end of its journey to leave Southampton the crowds had diminished and only a handful of people watched the flame as it was taken in its jar into a coach to Southampton airport and to the Channel Islands.

It’s been an amazing 12 hours in Southampton and an occasion we will remember for a long time – next it’s Fareham at 16.29pm.

6.30
Daily Echo: Early torch bearer makes his way through the crowd
First torch bearer of the day Michael Stroud leaves the Guildhall.

14.45
It's on its way back again!

After a brief few hours in the Channel Islands the Olympic torch is Hampshire bound again.

A British Airways flight with the flame on board has taken off from Jersey and is due ot touch down at Southampton Airport at twenty past three.

From there it will make its way to Fareham, then Gosport and Portsmouth.

15.30
Echo reporter Matt Smith has joined the huge crowds in Fareham where thousands of people are in the town centre and lining the main street with Union flags and blow up torches sold along the route.

Carparks are nearly full to capacity already and children have nabbed all the best positions on the pavement at the front.

Matt has sent the picture below as the tension mounts prior to the torch's arrival.

15.31
Daily Echo: Crowds gather in West Street, Fareham
The crowds gather in West Street, Fareham

15.45
Safely back in Hampshire the Olympic flame is now making it's way through Southampton Airport (no wait for customs or luggage carousels)and then it's on to Fareham

15.50
They know how to live in Fareham! Residents along the route have set up tables in their front gardens with food and drink as they enter into party atmosphere.

One gathering has even hung out signal flags spelling out: "Happy Olympiad" - well so they tell us!

15.55
Daily Echo: Flags reading Happy Olympiad in Fareham


Flags reading Happy Olympiad in Fareham.

16.15
Things are getting exciting now in Fareham, according to reporter Matt Smith

Sponsor floats arrive at Delme roundabout with police motorcycle outriders and music blaring.

The crowds being whooped up into a frenzy of excitement.

Meanwhile torch bearers are being warmed up inside a coach at the start of the route in Fareham near Lysess Path.

16.15
Daily Echo: Torch bearers warming up in a coach
Torch bearers get ready.

16.25
Warm up finished. We're off..here goes.

The flame is lit and held aloft as the first Olympic torch bearer in Fareham, Kim Hosier begins her run.

10.31
Daily Echo: Fareham torch bearer Kim Hosier
Kim Hosier with the torch.

What a response. Huge crowds five or six deep in centre of Fareham cheering and waving flags as torch passes by.

Well wishers hanging out of windows and from lamposts to get best views.

16.45
Daily Echo: The torch relay through Fareham
The torch relay through Fareham

16.50
The flame is being pushed on a trolley by fourth torch bearer Catherine Holc-Thompson around Fareham Creek.

Pace slowed for crowds to jump out and take pictures with her.

16.50
Daily Echo: Passing the flame between torches in Fareham
Swapping the flame in Fareham.

17.20
What's going on now. Yesterday we were all totally drenched in the New Forest and remained damp in Southampton, but today in Fareham there appears to be the smell of barbeques.

According to reporter Matt Smith, who missed all the fun in the rain yesterday, the sun is out in Fareham.

He reports that thesun is out as the torch passes along Fareham Road to Gosport.

Garden chairs are out along the road with the smell of bbqs in the air.

A carnival atmosphere with a defeaning chorus of whistles outside Vector Aerospace.

17.25
Torch reaches the end of this afternoon's leg in Gosport in glorious sunshine.

Eleven torch bearers in total but party continues for many in pubs and gardens while crowds disperse from the streets and the Olympic jamboree drives off.

That appears to be that.

The flame has boarded the Gosport ferry and is now on its way to Portsmouth and a meeting with HMS Victory.

Another memorable day will end with a party on Southsea Common and hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks.

I'm sure it'll be a great night - but Pompey will have to go some if it is to match the fantastic scenes in Southampton and Mayflower Park last night.

17.30

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17.35
For now though, with the torch gone and 12 days to go all that remains to be said is: "LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!"

SATURDAY

09.35
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay in Hampshire. Shortly, the torch will begin its first leg of the day in Lyndhurst.

09.37
If you want to check out the routes the torch will be taking today, have a look at the interactive maps we've put together:
Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington
Southampton

09.38
Throughout the day, we will also be inviting you to send in your pictures and video. To find out how you can do this, check out the information on our Olympics homepage.

09.40
It looks like Lyndhurst is already in the party spirit according to Daily Echo reporter Jon Reeve.

Thousands of people are lining the high street and every possible vantage point is taken, he reports. Union Flags everywhere - hats, umbrellas and flags and bunting - a real party spirit.

09.45
About 15 minutes to go and crowds gathered near the start in Lyndhurst are warming up their voices by cheering through passing cyclists, police cars, a fire engine and even a dustbin van.

10.00
Just before the fun gets underway, don't forget to pick up your Olympic Torch souvenir picture special covering all the fun and drama of the day in the Daily Echo on Monday .

10.05
Things are staring to warm up in Brockenhurst where the torch arrives at 10.25am.

According to Daily Echo reporter Patrick Knox hundreds of people are gathering on the edge of the village with flag and balloons with passing cars tooting their horns to the crowds.

10.07
It appears the atmosphere is building in Brockenhust. "It's really buzzing," said onlooker John Cunningham, who sent the video below. Thanks John.

10.07

10.19
Oh no, the brollies are up in Brockenhurst. The crowd of hundreds has now swollen to thousands along Lyndhurst Road, but I don't suppose they will care if it rains much - it might just be a shower.

10.20
What a spectacular sight! The torch has made its may through thousands of screaming well-wishers cheering each torch bearer down Lyndhurst High Street.

People were sitting on walls and created their own Murray Mound on the grassy bank at St Michael and All Angels Church.

The biggest cheers were reserved for fund raiser Wendy Benson, 53, from Kanes Hill, Southampton, who thanked everyone for braving the rain to see her and treated the crowds to an impromptu dance before passing the flame on to Susan Rae.

The flame is now on its way to Brockenhurst.


Lyndhurst catches Olympic torch buzz. Click here for the full story.

10.25
As we head for Brockenhurst College John Cunningham has sent another video of preparations there.

10.25

10.45
Echo reporter Patrick Knox braves the deluge in true British style along with thousands of other red white and blue flag wavers. “I’m absolutely soaked, so is everyone else but nobody cares,” he says. “It was such an amazing sight that hardly anyone mentioned the rain and the flame survived the wet, but only just.”

10.47
Now as the flame heads for Lymington the fun continues at Brockenhurst College with a range of activities, including Olympic themed games, with bands and dancing.

10.47
Daily Echo: Torch bearers Steve Barker and Ben Pugh at Brockenhurst College
Torch bearers Steve Barker and Ben Pugh at Brockenhurst College

10.55
Oh yes! Some traditional English fare at Brockenhurst College. No, not that horrendous shower -the morris dancing!

10.55


Thousands greet Olympic torch in Brockenhurst Click here for the full story.

11.00
The brollies and now up in Lymington too as the torch nears the town.

Echo reporter Jon Reeve describes torrential rain which has driven hundreds of people to seek shelter where ever they can find it.

"My feet are so wet," he says.

But the brave souls are determined not to let a bit of water spoil their fun and force them to miss out a once in a lifetime chance to see the torch in their town.

11.40
The rain continues to drench the thousands in Lymington. Bless them – you’d have tought the soggy summer could have at least give some respite for the Olympic torch – but alas no.

Nevertheless, what a tremendous effort by everyone if there was an Olympic gold medal for braving the elements then the soggy people of Lymington would walk it.

The torch bearers played their part too and didn’t let the rain spoil their moment of glory.

Many off them were maybe not singing in the rain but they were certainly dancing in it.

The torch has now left the water ridden streets and headed for the Wightlink ferry terminal.

There it will board a ferry and leave England and cross the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

11.45
Daily Echo: Olympic torch bearer in Lymington
A soggy torch bearer in Lymington.

12.00
That's it...farewell flame. The New Forest has certainly played its part and added to the growing enthusiasm for the Olympic Games that is sweeping the country


Lymington embraces Olympic spirit in the rain Click here for the full story.

12.00
The torch is now on its way to Yarmouth and then on to the picturesque Needles.

It will then travel across the Island before record breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur brings it back to the mainland for a huge celebration in Southampton this evening.

Let's hope we've had enough rain for today. Predictions are that it might actually dry out for this evenings events. Fingers cross everybody!

12.50
We're there, across the Solent and now safely in Yarmouth.

It's now off to Totland and then all the fun of the Needles chair lift!

13.15
It's always sunny on the Isle of Wight, we all know that!

13.51
Daily Echo: Hattie Gould, from Whiteley, carries Olympic torch on the Isle of Wight
Hattie Gould, 16, from Whiteley carries the Olympic torch at Totland, and is greated by huge crowds turn out as the torch makes its way en route to the Needles.

13.38
We’re there at the Needles chairlift – I hope the wind doesn’t blow out the flame.

It is down to Alum Bay by David Ouston, 46, from Ryde, with 17-year-old Laura Carlisle, from Fareham, carrying it back up again.

What a great sight it’s going to be. David set up a street pastors scheme on the island, which offers help to people in need.

Laura was nominated through the Locog public nomination campaign for her dedication and commitment to netball.

She will be following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Peter Roland, who carried the Olympic Flame in 1948, because of his involvement with Gosport Athletic Club.

14.15
They did it! The fully intact flame is now winding its way round the narrow streets of Yarmouth before heading towards Carisbrooke and then on to Newport

15.15
Absolutely phenonemal - what a spectacular sight as the torch comes in to Newport.

Crowds six or seven deep waving Union flags greet the torch bearers as they jog through the town waving as they go.

What a great atmosphere - the Olympics have definitely come to the Isle of Wight.

Can the crowds in Southampton beat this?

15.50
We are amused! The flame has made it Queen Victoria's holiday home of Osborne House in East Cowes.

A huge crowd has gathered outside the main gates, which are gathered by police, waiting for th etorch to emerge.

It seems as though the entire Island had turned out to see the Olympic flame.

15.50
Daily Echo: Queen Victoria - what would she have made of all this Olympic torch business?


Queen Victoria. What would she have made of all this Olympic torch business?

16.10
It’s arrived in East Cowes and is firmly in the safe hands of Dame Ellen Macarthur.

Having taken a yacht round the world I’m sure the record breaking sailor won’t mind a short trip on the Red Eagle ferry to bring the flame back to the mainland.

It is due to arrive in Southampton, finally, at about 5.30pm - get ready to party!

16.40
While the flame and Dame Ellen are relaxing on the Red Funnel with a hot chocolate and a cake (or something) now may be a good time to issue a reminder.

Don't forget to pick up your Olympic Torch souvenir picture special covering all the fun and drama of the this historic weekend in the Daily Echo on Monday.

It'll be well worth 45p!!

16.40
With 45 minutes to go things are starting to warm up in Southampton.

The Daily Echo’s own party girls (reporters Jenny Makin and Tara Russell) are already savouring the atmosphere in Mayflower Park as crowds begin to gather.

16.45
It's official. Southampton is getting set for the biggest Olympic torch party the UK has seen so far -must be more than 1,000 people here already.

16.45
Daily Echo: Mayflower Park gets ready to party!
The view of Mayflower Park

Rain is holding out but if you are heading down bring your wellies, starting to get a little soggy.

16.48
Daily Echo: Reporter Jenny Makin gets ready to party!
Echo reporter Jenny Makin gets ready to party!

16.48
Meanwhile away from the party Echo reporter Jon Reeve is back on the streets after drying out from this morning's soaking.

He reports that lots of people are starting to line the route of the torch through the Old Town.

Lots of excited youngsters waving blow up torches and yes, you guessed it – it’s raining. Doh!

16.50
Echo reporter Patrick Knox has probably the best seat in town - on top of the Bargate.

We are very jealous, but how did he manage that?

Apparently, he says, the city centre is heaving and awash with red, white and blue.

There is also a deafening cacophony of horns resounding in Above Bar.

16.58


Echo reporter Patrick’s view from the Bargate

17.12
With hundreds of people now lining the entrance to Mayflower Park and the Red Funnel ferry terminal some bemused looking tourists are getting a send off on their holidays they’ll have never experienced before as they head on coaches for the ferries to take them to the Island.

17.15
While thousands flock to Southampton others can’t wait to get away from the city.

Holidaymakers get a bird's eye view of the festivities as they leave for warmer climes on Independence of the Seas. Don't worry about us in the cold and wet chaps!

17.20
Daily Echo: Independence of the Seas leaves the city
Don’t worry about us. Independence of the Seas leaves the city

17.31
It’s here – back in England after its brief voyage overseas.

The flame arrived in Southampton on Red Eagle with its funnel bedecked in a Union flag and flanked by two Red Jets with a tug spraying its water jets in celebration.

Huge crowds gathered outside the terminal to cheer the flame as it arrived.

17.31
Daily Echo: Huge crowds greet the torch as it comes off the Red Funnel ferry
Huge crowds gather in the rain to greet the torch at the Red Funnel terminal

17.40
It continues to rain and resourceful reporter Tara Russell has had to find a dry office to work from – the toilets at Mayflower Park. (Sorry about her, she tries!)

17.40
Daily Echo: Tara in the loo
Flushed with ideas - Tara works from the loo!

17.45
The party has started and street dancers Twist and Pulse (in the video below and runners up in last years Britain’s Got Talent)have just had a rapturous reception at Mayflower Park. Crowds are going mad.

17.45

17.55
The torch is bound for St Mary's where Saints are one nil down to Anderlecht in the Markus Liebherr Memorial Trophy with five minutes to go. COYR!

18.10
Queues are building outside Mayflower Park says Echo reporter Sian Davies.

Apparently there is a bottle neck as people trying to get into the event try to make their way through the metal security gates.

Meanwhile, city mayor Derek Burke has just been on TV saying the event has taken to year to plan but “has turned out to be a really good one”.

That probably explains the queues to get in!

Oh, and Saints lost, never mind it's only a friendly.

18.10
Reporter Patrick Knox has come down from his eerie on top of the Bargate and is now jealous of some forward thinking members of the crowd who have brought their own deck chairs.

It's just a shame the sun didn’t some out.

18.30
Torch just got a huge cheer as it went into St Marys - almost a loud as when Saints appeared on the pitch an hour earlier.

After a circuit of the pitch it is now back on the road and heading back towards town.

18.40

Meanwhile, back at Mayflower Park, according to our team rapper Wretch 32 turned in a brill performamnce that got the crowd going.

Can't believe one of our team down there actually thought it was singer Labyrinth who was on stage. Come on girls get it right – you’re just not down with the kids!

18.45
Daily Echo: Labyrinth
Note to staff: This is Labyrinth – not Wretch 32!

Thousands of people are now streaming towards Mayflower Park to await the arrival of the torch.

And believe it or not there seems to be some kind of blue thing appearing between the clouds.

19.00

The final torch bearer of the day, number 94, Gill Rose, 44, from Southampton, ran through Mayflower Park and received a huge round of applause when she set light to the cauldron – nice one.

The Olympic flame is alight in Southampton.

19.05

And the stage is now a rainbow of colours against the grey sky. Art Asia dhol drummers are here.

Dressed in yellow blue and pink they are drumming behind the burning cauldron.

Accoring to reporter Tara Russell they seem to be keeping the rain away. What an atmosphere!

19.30
Southampton "dancing in the street"!

The rock choir is drawing the celebrations to a close- and people jigging in the mud.

19.31
Daily Echo: The cauldron burns the Olympic flame as the Rock Choir perfomr
The cauldron burns the Olympic flame as the Rock Choir perform

20.00
That’s it! Ten hours after we started day 57 of the Olympic torch relay is over.

It’s time for an early bed as it all starts again at 6am at Southampton Guildhall tomorrow.

Then, the flame will leave the city and travel to Southampton airport for a flight to the Channel Islands.

But don’t worry it comes back tomorrow afternoon when it will go through Fareham and we can do it all over again.

Bring on Day 58!

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11:06am Sat 14 Jul 12

ottostrasser says...

more photos of the Coca Cola Samsung and Barclays lorries please particularly as they take up most of the procession.
more photos of the Coca Cola Samsung and Barclays lorries please particularly as they take up most of the procession. ottostrasser
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11:28am Sat 14 Jul 12

J.P.M says...

It is tat - as only the UK and USA can excel at.
It is tat - as only the UK and USA can excel at. J.P.M
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11:30am Sat 14 Jul 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports.

If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?
I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports. If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool? Paramjit Bahia
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12:28pm Sat 14 Jul 12

ottostrasser says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports.

If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?
Make Coca Cola the only approved drink in Oaklands and set a Barclays Bank in there.
The councillors would be interested then.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports. If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]Make Coca Cola the only approved drink in Oaklands and set a Barclays Bank in there. The councillors would be interested then. ottostrasser
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12:51pm Sat 14 Jul 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

ottostrasser wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports.

If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?
Make Coca Cola the only approved drink in Oaklands and set a Barclays Bank in there.
The councillors would be interested then.
Agree
[quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports. If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]Make Coca Cola the only approved drink in Oaklands and set a Barclays Bank in there. The councillors would be interested then.[/p][/quote]Agree Paramjit Bahia
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12:51pm Sat 14 Jul 12

SOULJACKER says...

Well let's hope the weather clears up for tonight :)

Good old positive stuff for the city I reckon, I bet they haven't invited the Red Arrows this time though!

Have a nice evening if you are going down to Mayflower :D
Well let's hope the weather clears up for tonight :) Good old positive stuff for the city I reckon, I bet they haven't invited the Red Arrows this time though! Have a nice evening if you are going down to Mayflower :D SOULJACKER
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1:28pm Sat 14 Jul 12

suttmap says...

I thought the Isle of Wight was in England you don't need a passport!!!
I thought the Isle of Wight was in England you don't need a passport!!! suttmap
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2:23pm Sat 14 Jul 12

LouLouR says...

Very proud of my mum, Sue Rae, who was the torch bearer in Lyndhurst High St!!!!
Very proud of my mum, Sue Rae, who was the torch bearer in Lyndhurst High St!!!! LouLouR
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2:42pm Sat 14 Jul 12

Mrumble says...

Hope there's a bar at Mayflower Park tonight - makes these drizzly events a touch more bearable and was sorely missed recently at the dreadful "Waterlitz" event.
Hope there's a bar at Mayflower Park tonight - makes these drizzly events a touch more bearable and was sorely missed recently at the dreadful "Waterlitz" event. Mrumble
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3:06pm Sat 14 Jul 12

ToastyTea says...

Mrumble wrote:
Hope there's a bar at Mayflower Park tonight - makes these drizzly events a touch more bearable and was sorely missed recently at the dreadful "Waterlitz" event.
take your own beer, sorted. that's what Ill be doing
[quote][p][bold]Mrumble[/bold] wrote: Hope there's a bar at Mayflower Park tonight - makes these drizzly events a touch more bearable and was sorely missed recently at the dreadful "Waterlitz" event.[/p][/quote]take your own beer, sorted. that's what Ill be doing ToastyTea
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3:47pm Sat 14 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

Have a great evening all taking part. I'll not be attending but I'm not going to let my thoughts spoil the day for others who enjoy this kind of thing.

Hope the weather will be kinder to all. x
Have a great evening all taking part. I'll not be attending but I'm not going to let my thoughts spoil the day for others who enjoy this kind of thing. Hope the weather will be kinder to all. x IronLady2010
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4:55pm Sat 14 Jul 12

AndyAndrews says...

BORING! Rampant commercialism....
BORING! Rampant commercialism.... AndyAndrews
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6:07pm Sat 14 Jul 12

Inform Al says...

I thought I'd escape the rain that seems to follow the torch everywhere by going to Kent for the weekend. Didn't bl**dy work.
I thought I'd escape the rain that seems to follow the torch everywhere by going to Kent for the weekend. Didn't bl**dy work. Inform Al
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6:13pm Sat 14 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

Inform Al wrote:
I thought I'd escape the rain that seems to follow the torch everywhere by going to Kent for the weekend. Didn't bl**dy work.
Come back home, it's brightening up here! Are you sure the rain isn't following you? ;-) x
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I thought I'd escape the rain that seems to follow the torch everywhere by going to Kent for the weekend. Didn't bl**dy work.[/p][/quote]Come back home, it's brightening up here! Are you sure the rain isn't following you? ;-) x IronLady2010
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6:17pm Sat 14 Jul 12

Pobinr says...

Having just learned that one of the main sponsors of the International Olympic Committee is 'Dow Chemicals' who made/make napalm, I'm wondering if that's what's burning in the Olympic torch.
Money making farce.
The tax payer picks up the bill.

People on ego trips trying to see how fast they can move their arms or legs.
Adults running round with a torch. I'm furious that I have to subsidise this utter crap.
Grow up!
Having just learned that one of the main sponsors of the International Olympic Committee is 'Dow Chemicals' who made/make napalm, I'm wondering if that's what's burning in the Olympic torch. Money making farce. The tax payer picks up the bill. People on ego trips trying to see how fast they can move their arms or legs. Adults running round with a torch. I'm furious that I have to subsidise this utter crap. Grow up! Pobinr
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6:20pm Sat 14 Jul 12

Pobinr says...

Having just learned that one of the main sponsors of the International Olympic Committee is 'Dow Chemicals' who made/make napalm, I'm wondering if that's what's burning in the Olympic torch.
Money making farce.
The tax payer subsidising this will finish up with a disused stadium in the Wastelands of London.
People on ego trips trying to see how fast they can move their arms or legs.
Adults running round with a torch. I'm furious that I have to subsidise this utter crap.
Grow up!
Having just learned that one of the main sponsors of the International Olympic Committee is 'Dow Chemicals' who made/make napalm, I'm wondering if that's what's burning in the Olympic torch. Money making farce. The tax payer subsidising this will finish up with a disused stadium in the Wastelands of London. People on ego trips trying to see how fast they can move their arms or legs. Adults running round with a torch. I'm furious that I have to subsidise this utter crap. Grow up! Pobinr
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6:44pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lordshill loyal says...

no doubt councillor williams would of come out from his rock and be giving it the big one when really he should be holding his head in shame closing a swimming pool in this olympic year.hypocrite or wot?SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
no doubt councillor williams would of come out from his rock and be giving it the big one when really he should be holding his head in shame closing a swimming pool in this olympic year.hypocrite or wot?SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL lordshill loyal
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6:57pm Sat 14 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

lordshill loyal wrote:
no doubt councillor williams would of come out from his rock and be giving it the big one when really he should be holding his head in shame closing a swimming pool in this olympic year.hypocrite or wot?SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
I'm all for saving the pool as it's a healthy activity, but what can we do to help?

It's ok saying Save the pool etc, but if Williams isn't listening, you need to be more specific as to how we as readers can help when you make a post.

Give links to petitions etc, I am genuinely trying to be helpful!
[quote][p][bold]lordshill loyal[/bold] wrote: no doubt councillor williams would of come out from his rock and be giving it the big one when really he should be holding his head in shame closing a swimming pool in this olympic year.hypocrite or wot?SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL[/p][/quote]I'm all for saving the pool as it's a healthy activity, but what can we do to help? It's ok saying Save the pool etc, but if Williams isn't listening, you need to be more specific as to how we as readers can help when you make a post. Give links to petitions etc, I am genuinely trying to be helpful! IronLady2010
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7:03pm Sat 14 Jul 12

tootle says...

Promised my daughter I'd watch the live feed to see if I could spot her and it's gone down. Sure they didn't move Friday 13th to today? LOL
Promised my daughter I'd watch the live feed to see if I could spot her and it's gone down. Sure they didn't move Friday 13th to today? LOL tootle
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7:16pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lordshill loyal says...

thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL lordshill loyal
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7:39pm Sat 14 Jul 12

eurogordi says...

Olympic Torch = Fascist Symbol

Don't believe me?

Check its history!
Olympic Torch = Fascist Symbol Don't believe me? Check its history! eurogordi
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7:53pm Sat 14 Jul 12

X Old Bill says...

It is not THE Olympic torch, it AN Olympic torch.
There are hundreds of them!
It is not THE Olympic torch, it AN Olympic torch. There are hundreds of them! X Old Bill
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8:28pm Sat 14 Jul 12

Lone Ranger. says...

lordshill loyal wrote:
thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts.
.
I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures.
.
I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts.
.
You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters.
.
The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair.
Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it.
.
If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending
[quote][p][bold]lordshill loyal[/bold] wrote: thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL[/p][/quote]Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts. . I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures. . I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts. . You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters. . The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair. Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it. . If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending Lone Ranger.
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9:06pm Sat 14 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
lordshill loyal wrote:
thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts.
.
I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures.
.
I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts.
.
You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters.
.
The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair.
Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it.
.
If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending
If you Councillors have an issue, do it by email. ta much x
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordshill loyal[/bold] wrote: thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL[/p][/quote]Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts. . I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures. . I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts. . You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters. . The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair. Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it. . If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending[/p][/quote]If you Councillors have an issue, do it by email. ta much x IronLady2010
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9:38pm Sat 14 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
lordshill loyal wrote:
thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts.
.
I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures.
.
I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts.
.
You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters.
.
The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair.
Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it.
.
If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending
You keep stating the Tories were going to close the pool, where is your proof?

I can say Labour are going to close West Quay, we can all say things........

But the evidence is Tories arranged for the Pool to be repaired and Labour stopped this work.

I can only go on evidence not on your hearsay.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordshill loyal[/bold] wrote: thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL[/p][/quote]Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts. . I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures. . I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts. . You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters. . The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair. Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it. . If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending[/p][/quote]You keep stating the Tories were going to close the pool, where is your proof? I can say Labour are going to close West Quay, we can all say things........ But the evidence is Tories arranged for the Pool to be repaired and Labour stopped this work. I can only go on evidence not on your hearsay. IronLady2010
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12:28am Sun 15 Jul 12

dango says...

yawnnnnnnn a blow-by-blow account of a bunch of kernobends running around with a golden cheesegrater that's alight. Anyone maimed/assaulted/ins
ulted/abused at the Beggars fair today? Anything else newsworthy happen today?
yawnnnnnnn a blow-by-blow account of a bunch of kernobends running around with a golden cheesegrater that's alight. Anyone maimed/assaulted/ins ulted/abused at the Beggars fair today? Anything else newsworthy happen today? dango
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2:52am Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Great to see the Olympic Torch('s) passing through St. Marys, and none of you moaning minnies in sight, a truly memorable occasion which I will never see again. Pity the Arsenal spoilt the party by winning the Markus Liebherr Trophy but that's the way it was.
Great to see the Olympic Torch('s) passing through St. Marys, and none of you moaning minnies in sight, a truly memorable occasion which I will never see again. Pity the Arsenal spoilt the party by winning the Markus Liebherr Trophy but that's the way it was. OSPREYSAINT
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7:00am Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good coverage DE but how did those guys in Lymington manage to run back to front?
Good coverage DE but how did those guys in Lymington manage to run back to front? OSPREYSAINT
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7:33am Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
lordshill loyal wrote:
thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts.
.
I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures.
.
I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts.
.
You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters.
.
The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair.
Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it.
.
If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending
You keep stating the Tories were going to close the pool, where is your proof?

I can say Labour are going to close West Quay, we can all say things........

But the evidence is Tories arranged for the Pool to be repaired and Labour stopped this work.

I can only go on evidence not on your hearsay.
Probably couldn't find any Polish Plummers to fix the pipework as they have taken their money and returned home?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordshill loyal[/bold] wrote: thankyou ironlady.the campign will be organised through don thomas.the man is true to his word.if he loses the whip so be it,but he will fight tooth and nail to fight this closure.this is a disgraceful decision and effects so many people.i use to take a paralysed gentleman to oaklands twice a week and he is devastated it is closed.the people need to be united on this issue so please be patient but the campaign will start.thankyou again.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL[/p][/quote]Strange i dont remember you posting when the elderly were in threat of being turned out of their homes because of cuts. . I dont remember you posting when there was threats of mental hospital closures. . I dont remember you posting when the elderly, poor were being threatened with benefit cuts. . You are an ex Tory councillor who is bitter that you lost your seat .......... Or being wound up by a couple of blue blinded Tory posters. . The Tories were going to close the pool because it was too expensive to repair. Even Sports Nation would not take it over because it needed too much money spending on it. . If there is a choice beteween keeping an OAP's home open and funding a swimming pool.. then i know where i want the money spending[/p][/quote]You keep stating the Tories were going to close the pool, where is your proof? I can say Labour are going to close West Quay, we can all say things........ But the evidence is Tories arranged for the Pool to be repaired and Labour stopped this work. I can only go on evidence not on your hearsay.[/p][/quote]Probably couldn't find any Polish Plummers to fix the pipework as they have taken their money and returned home? OSPREYSAINT
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8:32am Sun 15 Jul 12

lucypickering says...

We were in Lyndhurst yesterday for the torch and there was a wonderful atmosphere! Here is a link to a great film that my husband made of the torch in Lyndhurst.
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=qthhtkjiw
iU&feature=plcp
We were in Lyndhurst yesterday for the torch and there was a wonderful atmosphere! Here is a link to a great film that my husband made of the torch in Lyndhurst. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=qthhtkjiw iU&feature=plcp lucypickering
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1:04pm Sun 15 Jul 12

business-guru says...

nice to see no southampton kids on bikes were attacked by the torch gestapo like that nipper in East Anglia who was assaulted by them.... still this torch stuff was started by the nazis so no surprise some of the torch thugs behaved like them...
nice to see no southampton kids on bikes were attacked by the torch gestapo like that nipper in East Anglia who was assaulted by them.... still this torch stuff was started by the nazis so no surprise some of the torch thugs behaved like them... business-guru
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2:05pm Sun 15 Jul 12

bobbyboy says...

Went to town with the grand kids to see the torch they enjoyed every minute so my message to the LARDIES that sit in front of the PC all day bloating about world affairs GET OUT AND GET A LIFE.
Went to town with the grand kids to see the torch they enjoyed every minute so my message to the LARDIES that sit in front of the PC all day bloating about world affairs GET OUT AND GET A LIFE. bobbyboy
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6:52pm Sun 15 Jul 12

lordshill loyal says...

lone ranger you are so far off the mark.me a ex tory councillor no mate im a working class lad from lordshill.the reason im going on about the pool is because i use to take a paralysed chap up there.dont do politics there all low lifesexcept don thomas who has had the balls to stand up for the residents of lordshillso sorry mate try again.
lone ranger you are so far off the mark.me a ex tory councillor no mate im a working class lad from lordshill.the reason im going on about the pool is because i use to take a paralysed chap up there.dont do politics there all low lifesexcept don thomas who has had the balls to stand up for the residents of lordshillso sorry mate try again. lordshill loyal
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10:28pm Sun 15 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa?

Clicked off as adverts annoy me.

I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?
I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa? Clicked off as adverts annoy me. I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola? IronLady2010
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10:45pm Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa?

Clicked off as adverts annoy me.

I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?
The first time I saw a similar post I thought it mildly amusing, now this constant barrage has become seriously irritating, please if only for my sanity, give it a rest.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa? Clicked off as adverts annoy me. I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?[/p][/quote]The first time I saw a similar post I thought it mildly amusing, now this constant barrage has become seriously irritating, please if only for my sanity, give it a rest. OSPREYSAINT
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10:52pm Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

business-guru wrote:
nice to see no southampton kids on bikes were attacked by the torch gestapo like that nipper in East Anglia who was assaulted by them.... still this torch stuff was started by the nazis so no surprise some of the torch thugs behaved like them...
Go away please, you are getting really anoying, but then again that is why you are posting isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]business-guru[/bold] wrote: nice to see no southampton kids on bikes were attacked by the torch gestapo like that nipper in East Anglia who was assaulted by them.... still this torch stuff was started by the nazis so no surprise some of the torch thugs behaved like them...[/p][/quote]Go away please, you are getting really anoying, but then again that is why you are posting isn't it? OSPREYSAINT
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10:53pm Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

bobbyboy wrote:
Went to town with the grand kids to see the torch they enjoyed every minute so my message to the LARDIES that sit in front of the PC all day bloating about world affairs GET OUT AND GET A LIFE.
Well done, a positive post, absolutely agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]bobbyboy[/bold] wrote: Went to town with the grand kids to see the torch they enjoyed every minute so my message to the LARDIES that sit in front of the PC all day bloating about world affairs GET OUT AND GET A LIFE.[/p][/quote]Well done, a positive post, absolutely agree with you. OSPREYSAINT
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10:59pm Sun 15 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa?

Clicked off as adverts annoy me.

I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?
The first time I saw a similar post I thought it mildly amusing, now this constant barrage has become seriously irritating, please if only for my sanity, give it a rest.
Osprey I genuinely went to watch the footage, just to see the crowds.

I just can't stand adverts. Anyway, let's not fall out over advertising eh?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa? Clicked off as adverts annoy me. I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?[/p][/quote]The first time I saw a similar post I thought it mildly amusing, now this constant barrage has become seriously irritating, please if only for my sanity, give it a rest.[/p][/quote]Osprey I genuinely went to watch the footage, just to see the crowds. I just can't stand adverts. Anyway, let's not fall out over advertising eh? IronLady2010
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10:59pm Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ottostrasser wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports.

If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?
Make Coca Cola the only approved drink in Oaklands and set a Barclays Bank in there.
The councillors would be interested then.
You seem to be makng a joke, but there is a seriously good point in your message, try to attract a sponsor to pay for the running of the pool, not rocket science, it just needs some endeavour.
[quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: I wonder if some of our Southampton councillors will also attend functions connected with Olymic Torch and pay lip service to promoting sports. If they do, will it not be hypocrisy considering their decision to close Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]Make Coca Cola the only approved drink in Oaklands and set a Barclays Bank in there. The councillors would be interested then.[/p][/quote]You seem to be makng a joke, but there is a seriously good point in your message, try to attract a sponsor to pay for the running of the pool, not rocket science, it just needs some endeavour. OSPREYSAINT
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11:15pm Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa?

Clicked off as adverts annoy me.

I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?
The first time I saw a similar post I thought it mildly amusing, now this constant barrage has become seriously irritating, please if only for my sanity, give it a rest.
Osprey I genuinely went to watch the footage, just to see the crowds.

I just can't stand adverts. Anyway, let's not fall out over advertising eh?
I agree with you about the adverts, they have installed a scrolling advert system along the touchlines at St. Marys, I find it very distracting and irritating especially during the match. I hate the nastiness of this exclusive type of commercialism, but without it in these days of austerity, very little would happen if it wasn't for the cash from the sponsors, we would have very little to enjoy.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I went to watch the videos of the numerous events on the Echo website, got an advert for Colgate and then another for something where four people are sitting on a sofa? Clicked off as adverts annoy me. I'm surprised The Echo are allowed to show a Colgate advert for the Olympics, should it not have been a more healthy option, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola?[/p][/quote]The first time I saw a similar post I thought it mildly amusing, now this constant barrage has become seriously irritating, please if only for my sanity, give it a rest.[/p][/quote]Osprey I genuinely went to watch the footage, just to see the crowds. I just can't stand adverts. Anyway, let's not fall out over advertising eh?[/p][/quote]I agree with you about the adverts, they have installed a scrolling advert system along the touchlines at St. Marys, I find it very distracting and irritating especially during the match. I hate the nastiness of this exclusive type of commercialism, but without it in these days of austerity, very little would happen if it wasn't for the cash from the sponsors, we would have very little to enjoy. OSPREYSAINT
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11:19pm Sun 15 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

business-guru wrote:
nice to see no southampton kids on bikes were attacked by the torch gestapo like that nipper in East Anglia who was assaulted by them.... still this torch stuff was started by the nazis so no surprise some of the torch thugs behaved like them...
In 1980 the Soviets were happy to have a Torch run, they didn't think much of the Nazis, but knew a good idea when they saw one.
[quote][p][bold]business-guru[/bold] wrote: nice to see no southampton kids on bikes were attacked by the torch gestapo like that nipper in East Anglia who was assaulted by them.... still this torch stuff was started by the nazis so no surprise some of the torch thugs behaved like them...[/p][/quote]In 1980 the Soviets were happy to have a Torch run, they didn't think much of the Nazis, but knew a good idea when they saw one. OSPREYSAINT
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9:15am Mon 16 Jul 12

daveetwo says...

I you want to see footage without adverts use the bbc torch website.
You can select the day you want and rerun all or any part of it.
Beware of any blank bits as any breaks in transmission on the day will still be there.
I you want to see footage without adverts use the bbc torch website. You can select the day you want and rerun all or any part of it. Beware of any blank bits as any breaks in transmission on the day will still be there. daveetwo
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12:48pm Mon 16 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

If I have any criticism of the Olympic coverage is that there are far too many seperate threads, I am sure they could all be confined to one, those that are not interested could then chose to not to read them.
If I have any criticism of the Olympic coverage is that there are far too many seperate threads, I am sure they could all be confined to one, those that are not interested could then chose to not to read them. OSPREYSAINT
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1:27pm Mon 16 Jul 12

lowe esteem says...

eurogordi wrote:
Olympic Torch = Fascist Symbol

Don't believe me?

Check its history!
What ever you want it to be dreamer!
And that's the beauty of it, it even accomodates your limited viewpoint.
Some people just don't get it do they?
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Olympic Torch = Fascist Symbol Don't believe me? Check its history![/p][/quote]What ever you want it to be dreamer! And that's the beauty of it, it even accomodates your limited viewpoint. Some people just don't get it do they? lowe esteem
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1:29pm Mon 16 Jul 12

lowe esteem says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
BORING! Rampant commercialism....
Take from it what you will, there's something in it for (almost) everyone.
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: BORING! Rampant commercialism....[/p][/quote]Take from it what you will, there's something in it for (almost) everyone. lowe esteem
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