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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:42 pm

PKMKII wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:Personally I thought Rooney was involved in at least half of England's chances.


All three of them?

Cheek.

There were at least five.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:17 am

There were no high expectations for this England team and they lived up to expectations.
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Re: Sports

Postby Roland Deschain on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:17 am

Thanks to your "sport", I now have to go 4 weeks without Gardener's World. Thanks a lot, sport! :whip: :annoyed: :shocked: :furious:
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:46 am

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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:26 pm

37 minutes into the Euro 2012 final, does anyone else understand what the Italian tactics are here? Because it looks like they are playing to lose. Italy have control in their own half, they have great mobility and are moving the ball well, but they are not attacking the Spanish goal. WTF?
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Edit: 2-0 Spain (41, Alba). How are they doing this? What is happening to Italy here?
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Re: Sports

Postby gronank on Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:14 pm

^Could it be that the Italian players are part of a community where some prominent members has taken a sizable gamble on the Spanish team?
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Re: Sports

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:15 am

naaaah
Playarrs taint loud ta gambull .
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:35 am

It's depressing really...I don't think England will ever have a team like that. Bring back the days when Chopper Harris could kick Fabregas's arse right off the pitch and we might have a chance.

It's simple football when you look at it though, even Swansea have mastered the passing style that makes Spain so good (if a little boring to watch on occasions in the case of Spain). So few passes go astray in the Spanish team but then if I had players on £10 Million a year I would expect them to be able to pass the ball quite well.

I enjoyed this tournament but I felt it was inevitable that Spain would win right from the beginning. I wouldn't be surprised if they win the World Cup again as well (although Brazil may have something to say about that).
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:52 pm

Keeping with their high standards of journalism, the Daily Mail has run not one but two articles on why the winning Olympic sprinters will be the descendants of slaves.

Some scientists believe a combination of selective breeding by slave owners and appalling conditions meant that only the strongest slaves endured, creating a group predisposed to record-breaking athletic performance.


Which raises the question: wouldn't the faster slaves been more likely to escape? If they're going with the selective breeding theory, wouldn't they have "breed" for lifting stamina, not the ability to make it to Canada faster than everyone else?
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:27 pm

PKMKII wrote:Keeping with their high standards of journalism, the Daily Mail has run not one but two articles on why the winning Olympic sprinters will be the descendants of slaves.

Some scientists believe a combination of selective breeding by slave owners and appalling conditions meant that only the strongest slaves endured, creating a group predisposed to record-breaking athletic performance.


Which raises the question: wouldn't the faster slaves been more likely to escape? If they're going with the selective breeding theory, wouldn't they have "breed" for lifting stamina, not the ability to make it to Canada faster than everyone else?
Multiple Olympic medalist Michael Johnson is presenting a programme on Channel 4 tonight on that very subject. So it's more about the Daily Mail ripping an idea off a TV documentary than anything else...
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:02 am

COME ON, TIM!


...er, I mean Andy...
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:52 am

Why oh Why did they put the roof on? Big nosed Swiss git!!!!
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:07 am

So on Saturday, Andy Murray was the great British hope at Wimbledon. Now that he's lost the match, he's back to being Scottish...
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:10 am

Roy Hunter wrote:So on Saturday, Andy Murray was the great British hope at Wimbledon. Now that he's lost the match, he's back to being Scottish...


:evilgrin: All we need to do is get him to breed with Pippa Middleton or do I mean Maria Sharapova?
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:38 pm

Matt Cain to be National League's starting pitcher in All-Star Game. Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey has better numbers, but NL team manager Tony La Russa doesn't think starting catcher Buster Posey can catch Dickey's knuckleball. Dickey will probably come in for relief when backup catcher Carlos Ruiz comes in.
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