Nice sentiments expressed there. He does come across as a genuinely decent bloke who has the competitive streak required to compete at the highest level . He may be no angel but he's gone out of his way to help others who need it . Does say something about this kind of forum though that anything that is positive or complimentary gets swallowed up by the more petty bad news stuff. If it was anything football related you would get 5 pages of insults and thrash.
Totally agree. His core message is to give back, whether its in the area that is directly in his line of sight or in multiple other areas are at the core of a healthy society. Full of admiration, especially for his efforts to work with people in looking to improve themselves in jail. For anybody to commit time twice a week is admirable from anybody never mind someone with his workload.
Also not an expert at all but I totally agree with his recommendation to treat drug addiction as a health problem as opposed to a criminal problem. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The current policy is leading to worse and worse outcomes - so it has to change. Whether Portugal's approach is the right one - I don't know - but something has to change.
Anyway as you could see clearly from the show, old Phil had a lot to be proud off.
That said I hope he gets cleaned by McBrearty next year but sin sceal aile