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Forum: Sport Today, 12:08
Replies: 3,120
Views: 128,611
Posted By MR. Macavity
Could anyone tell me what the doping control...

Could anyone tell me what the doping control arrangements are for the Tour? Is it the first 3 for each stage or done randomly? All the Jersey wearers?

Nibali has made it look a bit too effortless at...
Forum: The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Today, 10:21
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By MR. Macavity
"On the area later to be known as the unified...

"On the area later to be known as the unified state of England's pleasant pastures seen" just didn't scan as well apparently - call it artistic licence!
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 11:31
Replies: 205
Views: 5,055
Posted By MR. Macavity
But the sports they show have all been different?...

But the sports they show have all been different? The Commonwealth Games in themselves are a multi-sport event.

Something for everyone surely? :)
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 11:29
Replies: 205
Views: 5,055
Posted By MR. Macavity
You mean BBC One's normal output? The recent...

You mean BBC One's normal output?

The recent high quality sporting coverage has made me realise how mundane the scheduling is normally.
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 08:43
Replies: 2,169
Views: 109,870
Posted By MR. Macavity
It is the Glasgow games after all....... :) All...

It is the Glasgow games after all....... :)

All in all, it wasn't too bad, we only had about 60 seconds of Salmond which was less than I'd dared hope for.

The Queen was great, I'd just love to know...
Forum: Football 22-07-2014, 16:53
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By MR. Macavity
Its not about everyone having the same amount of...

Its not about everyone having the same amount of money to spend, but rather clubs being only able to spend a percentage of what their business turnsover.
Forum: Football 22-07-2014, 16:49
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By MR. Macavity
You've explained perfectly the idea behind FFP...

You've explained perfectly the idea behind FFP without realising it!

Owners like Abramovich create an unstable and unsustainable financial situation generally in football because he drives up...
Forum: Football 22-07-2014, 16:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By MR. Macavity
I think you left "NOW" off the end! Are you...

I think you left "NOW" off the end!

Are you saying that Chelsea's expenditure on transfer fees and wages in the last 10 years would have been roughly the same if RA had not bought the club, based on...
Forum: Football 22-07-2014, 13:19
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By MR. Macavity
Real and Barca do sell their players on for big...

Real and Barca do sell their players on for big sums as well though.

For instance Barcelona have bought Suarez for about 75M but they've sold Fabregas and Sanchez for around 65M.

Last season Real...
Forum: Sport 21-07-2014, 16:25
Replies: 112
Views: 5,519
Posted By MR. Macavity
He did become the first Brit to win the PC in the...

He did become the first Brit to win the PC in the Tour as well that year!

I think Cav has possibly a bigger fanbase than Froomey though! :)
Forum: Sport 21-07-2014, 16:15
Replies: 5,871
Views: 137,346
Posted By MR. Macavity
All fair comment in a sense, but I do think that...

All fair comment in a sense, but I do think that the lack of cricket on FTA is causing cricket to retreat into its core audience more and more every year that goes by, and in terms of young talent...
Forum: Football 18-07-2014, 10:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By MR. Macavity
There are plenty of things you could build there...

There are plenty of things you could build there more cheaply than a football stadium - as Levy will be well aware of ;-)

Fair play if they get it built, but you are talking about a club that sacks...
Forum: Football 14-07-2014, 14:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By MR. Macavity
I don't think they really intend to build it...

I don't think they really intend to build it personally, but time will tell I suppose.
Forum: Football 14-07-2014, 12:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By MR. Macavity
A brilliant player, he would be my first pick if...

A brilliant player, he would be my first pick if I was pick if I was selecting a World XI.

If he was English and played out he would be a better central defender than Cahill or Jag-whatever is name...
Forum: Sport 11-07-2014, 11:40
Replies: 112
Views: 5,519
Posted By MR. Macavity
Interesting - thanks! :)

Interesting - thanks! :)
Forum: Sport 11-07-2014, 10:44
Replies: 112
Views: 5,519
Posted By MR. Macavity
If Wiggins does well at the Commonwealths - he is...

If Wiggins does well at the Commonwealths - he is doing track and road I think? - I wouldn't actually rule out him winning it again. In terms of achievement it wouldn't compare to 2012 but the Games...
Forum: Football 11-07-2014, 10:10
Replies: 5,067
Views: 244,813
Posted By MR. Macavity
Would either of those want to be back-up though?...

Would either of those want to be back-up though? The second keeper such an awkward position to fill but vital we get someone decent.
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 11-07-2014, 09:21
Replies: 37
Views: 1,071
Posted By MR. Macavity
Socrates at the 1982 tournament. A true master of...

Socrates at the 1982 tournament. A true master of the game, his goal against Italy a triumph of geometry... :-)
Forum: Sport 11-07-2014, 09:09
Replies: 5,871
Views: 137,346
Posted By MR. Macavity
Yeah he's going to look a bit silly if we get...

Yeah he's going to look a bit silly if we get skittled out for 200! Hopefully we won't.

With the captaincy, I'm not saying Cook should go, but I really think its time we had a bowler as Captain. I...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 10-07-2014, 10:23
Replies: 841
Views: 19,810
Posted By MR. Macavity
Yes, there's been no end to LvG's 'tactical...

Yes, there's been no end to LvG's 'tactical genius':

No goals in 4 hours of football, playing 2 clearly unfit players, knocking your first choice keeper's confidence, players refusing to take...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 09-07-2014, 15:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By MR. Macavity
To be fair 192 square feet of goal is a lot to...

To be fair 192 square feet of goal is a lot to cover when your defence has gone AWOL.
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 09-07-2014, 15:05
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By MR. Macavity
Isn't it time consolation goals were scrapped?

Isn't it time consolation goals were scrapped?
Forum: Sport 08-07-2014, 09:17
Replies: 3,120
Views: 128,611
Posted By MR. Macavity
Pretty sure he wears prescription glasses when...

Pretty sure he wears prescription glasses when riding?

Was really worried about his state of mind in the interviews he did a day or two prior to the race, I said to the missus watching the race he...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 07-07-2014, 09:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By MR. Macavity
"........Imagine there's no countries... it isn't...

"........Imagine there's no countries... it isn't hard to do"

we'd still have gone out at the Group Stage! :)
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 06-07-2014, 10:22
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By MR. Macavity
Its actually been a feature of this tournament...

Its actually been a feature of this tournament that most people - especially pundits - don't seem to realise there doesn't have to be ANY contact between players for a foul to be given - merely...
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