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Old 15.06.2011, 14:14
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But in fairness we did win the Ashes back-to-back. I guess they (the media) were bound to get it right some time
There is only one sport which is dafter than cricket, and that must be La Tour de France. How anyone can get excited about a bunch of guys pedalling around France - or anywhere else for that matter - is beyond my comprehension! Ok, they are super fit - I have difficulty in peddling for three minutes when I go for my annual check-up chez my cardio - but apart from sometimes lifting their derrieres off the saddle, before they then sit upon it de nouveau, what is there about this so-called sport which is so interesting/exciting!
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Old 15.06.2011, 14:22
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There is only one sport which is dafter than cricket, and that must be La Tour de France. How anyone can get excited about a bunch of guys pedalling around France - or anywhere else for that matter - is beyond my comprehension! Ok, they are super fit - I have difficulty in peddling for three minutes when I go for my annual check-up chez my cardio - but apart from sometimes lifting their derrieres off the saddle, before they then sit upon it de nouveau, what is there about this so-called sport which is so interesting/exciting!

the real sport there is how many drugs you can fill your body with before you get caught or have a heart attack, the cycling is purely secondary.
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Old 15.06.2011, 14:27
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There is only one sport which is dafter than cricket, and that must be La Tour de France. How anyone can get excited about a bunch of guys pedalling around France - or anywhere else for that matter - is beyond my comprehension! Ok, they are super fit - I have difficulty in peddling for three minutes when I go for my annual check-up chez my cardio - but apart from sometimes lifting their derrieres off the saddle, before they then sit upon it de nouveau, what is there about this so-called sport which is so interesting/exciting!
Is that, like, your random thought of the day...?

(Is that a pre-emptive dig at the cyclists who will be queueing up to say how dull tennis is, as I'm struggling to see how you went from my Ashes comment to the TdF - although I fully agree with your comments )
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Re: Wimbledon 2011 - title's in the bag already...

To get back OT, the seedings have been announced.

Mens: 1. Nadal; 2. Djokovic; 3. Federer; 4. Murray
Womens: 1. Wozniacki; 2. Clijsters; 3. Zvonareva; 4. Li

Personally I'd say that Federer and Li are seeded low - I think both will make the final.
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Old 15.06.2011, 14:30
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To get back OT, the seedings have been announced.

Mens: 1. Nadal; 2. Djokovic; 3. Federer; 4. Murray
Womens: 1. Wozniacki; 2. Clijsters; 3. Zvonareva; 4. Li

Personally I'd say that Federer and Li are seeded low - I think both will make the final.
As per my previous post, I have it on good authority that Murray is also too low. He should be 0; in fact there were rumours that Nadal et al weren't even going to bother showing up, as it was so obvious that Murray was going to win - I read it in the news, so it must be true.
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I think that all that is left to say is,
C'mon SCOTLAND!
Unfortunately the only thing we now excel at is a girls game, but it takes a man to win a girls game I guess, that’s why 'Tim' never had what it takes.
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Old 15.06.2011, 14:36
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I think that all that is left to say is,
C'mon SCOTLAND!
Unfortunately the only thing we now excel at is a girls game, but it takes a man to win a girls game I guess, that’s why 'Tim' never had what it takes.
Why C'mon Scotland? What in all that's holy, has Scotland got to do with this?

That's another gripe that I have, the belief that players on the ATP circuit are representing their countries... they are not.

They are privately run operations, that represent themselves and no-one else. People who get all nationalistic/patriotic/partisan about tennis players - and cheering the "home boy" - should stick to the Davis/Fed cup...
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Well, in a non jingoistic vain I hope he dedicates his win to the dead children of the Dunblane gun massacre that he survived
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Is that, like, your random thought of the day...?

(Is that a pre-emptive dig at the cyclists who will be queueing up to say how dull tennis is, as I'm struggling to see how you went from my Ashes comment to the TdF - although I fully agree with your comments )
I was trying to express my lack of appreciation of both sports, i.e. cricket and cycling, both of which I consider to be ludicrous!
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Old 15.06.2011, 15:03
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I was trying to express my lack of appreciation of both sports, i.e. cricket and cycling, both of which I consider to be ludicrous!
I used to think that about cricket until I actually played it... cycling, I've just never understood. But then again, you can say that about any sport...
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Old 15.06.2011, 15:37
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Well, in a non jingoistic vain I hope he dedicates his win to the dead children of the Dunblane gun massacre that he survived
Unlikely - he lists his hometown as Stirling rather than Dunblane to avoid the topic and is usually quite reticent about bringing attention to it. On the rare occasions that he does he generally says that everyone in the community has moved on, e.g. here
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Re: Wimbledon 2011 - title's in the bag already...

I think murray should head on back to the highlands and do what we all know scots love doing

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I used to think that about cricket until I actually played it... cycling, I've just never understood. But then again, you can say that about any sport...
x 2 and then u watching someone like shane warne bowl makes u appreciate it a whole lot more
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Speaking of which
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Speaking of which
Trust the swiss to love something as exciting as stick throwing
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ooo, getting a little touchy here, I thought there was thin veil of racism hanging around this anti Murray thread, I'm pretty anti Murray too, he's probably a co*k. Anyway pretty good for Dunblane/stirling (virtually the same place) and the tennis academy in Stirling Uni, first Scot to lift the trophy, would be good :-)
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Trust the swiss to love something as exciting as stick throwing
It's actually quite a fun event. A friend of mine competed last year and I toyed with the idea of doing so myself this year, but I don't think my back/hip/shoulder will tolerate it.

Cheese man is always there though
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ooo, getting a little touchy here, I thought there was thin veil of racism hanging around this anti Murray thread, I'm pretty anti Murray too, he's probably a co*k. Anyway pretty good for Dunblane/stirling (virtually the same place) and the tennis academy in Stirling Uni, first Scot to lift the trophy, would be good :-)
I do agree that it's great for the region if Murray is successful, but I don't agree about the thin veil of racism
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I do agree that it's great for the region if Murray is successful, but I don't agree about the thin veil of racism
yeah just taking the piss, I love the scots..

And my favorite scote of em all

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