No-one is arguing that Charles is anything but a great trainer. But he would have to be the Einstein of his field to be labelled a genius (even then I'd take issue with the use of genius unless there was truely original thought applied). He is not the Einstein of his field, he is one of many trainers out there. If anything his visibility is about who he has worked with rather than the quality of the results (not to take anything away from him). I could make the claim that the trainers that work with actors probably do more with less in a shorter time period yet we do not idolate them in this manner.
Also Australian vernacular is often ironic, hyperbolic or satirical. Suggesting that someone is a "legend" is deliberate use of hyperbole to thank or acknowledge someone or something whilst also retaining an informal and subdued tone (i.e. how can someone be a legend for holding a door open; they can't they are simply being friendly whilst having a shot at everyone else who doesn't hold the door open).
Looks like someone won't be getting their fill of Aussie pole this evening after-all.Originally Posted by dilatedanus
^^ I made the same point after the O last year. He had started being punished for being the same old Dex. Admittedly everyone around him had brought something new to the table: Jay was probably in the best shape of his career; Kai was new to the stage and was lean and big; Phil looked great and improved in the evening; Branch came in ripped and had arguably the best side chest on stage. So when Dex showed up looking great/the same then he was always going to battle.