I'm living for that Sam chat, he's very funny.
"Have you seen Robbie's hair?"
"I have no idea why I talk like this, I sound Australian in my head"
"I was my favourite too, so thanks"
"The happiest moment of my life was when I called Jonathan "babe" and he called me "babe" back"
TBH he just sounds bitter. If he was such a great player he would have won the show at least once. The only reason he reached 2 back to back finals is because his seasons were filmed one after the other so nobody knew who he was on his 2nd season. Now in his last two appearances he has gone out third and second respectively.
The whole Russell issue tends to get boring for me, you've basically got people who either like him (he did win two public votes for favourite survivor), or those who don't and want to prove at all costs that he isn't worth anything. People try and find evidence to prove this or that but in the end it's simply an opinion. Some found him entertaining and some didn't. Redemption Island and this were pretty much gimmick seasons for me, mixing vets and newbies. And in this case mixing in a foreigner from the more strategic American version as well.
I haven't read in detail what his points are on the internet, and it could be that he has some bitterness, he definitely wishes he hadn't done it, and really it never seemed like a good proposition to me. It's not like he was ever going to be welcomed, people could always see a vet taking place of a new contestant or an American taking the place of an Australian. I only read a bit by hearsay but it sounded like he said some didn't like his politics (think he pointed out Jackie in particular) and camp life was much easier than the US version (comparing the torrential downpour during a challenge in Davids v Goliaths recently). I did see some story about contraband being allowed. There was contraband