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Forum: Sport 08-07-2014, 10:20
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Is this a Novak gives up gluten moment,...

Is this a Novak gives up gluten moment, Cherry_Choc?

A post with NO multi-quotes?! :D

PS Agree on the match. Thing is, Djok is like a brick wall and everything comes back. Fed had to play like the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-07-2014, 00:22
Replies: 42
Views: 2,492
Posted By tennisman
What a nasty bastard he is. Watched last night...

What a nasty bastard he is.

Watched last night on BBC4 and nearly 3 hours tonight. Have also read Tyler Hamilton's book.

People wanted to believe the story but the reality was completely different....
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 19:36
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Posted By tennisman
Indeed, Smude. But I think I had what I've seen...

Indeed, Smude.

But I think I had what I've seen and heard at / in tennis clubs in mind with the words 'bubbles underneath' an example of which is the number of times I heard at the David Lloyd Club...
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 19:00
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Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Spot on. Put celebrities on there who ARE doing...

Spot on.

Put celebrities on there who ARE doing something for the game like Tony Hawkes whose Tennisforfree.com is providing FREE tennis for kids across the country on public park courts every...
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 14:12
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Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Dan Ackroyd - Dragnet :D

Dan Ackroyd - Dragnet :D
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-07-2014, 13:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By tennisman
It's been going on for a long time. In William...

It's been going on for a long time.

In William Fotheringham's excellent book about Tom Simpson, there is lots of content about how they all took uppers, speed and then valium to get them back down...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-07-2014, 13:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By tennisman
In Hamilton's book above, it's explained how they...

In Hamilton's book above, it's explained how they can take the EPO (especially) and time when they take it so that they can get the benefit of it when they race without it showing up in the...
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 11:26
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Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
I reckon that the issue with the post womens'...

I reckon that the issue with the post womens' final reaction is not about sympathy for Genie Bouchard as she will have experienced the match and will be reviewing it in a completely professional...
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 11:15
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Hi Tally. Hope you are not in too much...

Hi Tally.

Hope you are not in too much difficulty / pain today.

Yes, Roger's girls looked lovely and I imagine they can't help but place such a final and even a defeat into a broader context.

As...
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 11:00
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Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
A few days back, there was a post written about...

A few days back, there was a post written about this thread making 'observations' about it, where the poster mentioned someone who always talked about the past and often 'name-dropped' while writing...
Forum: Sport 07-07-2014, 10:43
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
There's almost a life cycle of endearment to...

There's almost a life cycle of endearment to Champions and often, this starts with a dislike.

In the womens' game there are numerous of them who were subject to popular dislike in their prime (King,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-07-2014, 10:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By tennisman
Tyler Hamilton, who was in the US Postal team...

Tyler Hamilton, who was in the US Postal team under Armstrong's leadership, has written a book which goes into the detail about how they did all the EPO and blood transfusions to minimise the risk of...
Forum: Sport 06-07-2014, 19:03
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Indeed and not forgetting a runners up cheque for...

Indeed and not forgetting a runners up cheque for 880k ;-)
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 20:59
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
I think the problem is that it can all happen so...

I think the problem is that it can all happen so fast, especially in best of 3.

By the time, you have realised things are going against you, it's sometimes too late to change and when you do, you...
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 20:47
Replies: 2,892
Views: 118,996
Posted By tennisman
Wasn't that ludicrous? He should have been slid...

Wasn't that ludicrous?

He should have been slid onto a stretcher not lifted up (like they do in modern rugby union these days with neck injuries) - it was madness as they knew it was his back.
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 20:45
Replies: 2,892
Views: 118,996
Posted By tennisman
I remember watching that live on TV -...

I remember watching that live on TV - horrific.

On ITV, David Miller thought Cav had snapped his collar bone, so a separated shoulder, although extremely unpleasant, won't necessarily stop him...
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 20:36
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
As with a number of Andy's defeats when his 1st...

As with a number of Andy's defeats when his 1st serve percentage drops, as Davenport pointed out as the match drew to a close, Genie's poor 1st serve stats certainly didn't help her.

She ended up...
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 20:10
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
I love cycling and follow the pro stuff very...

I love cycling and follow the pro stuff very loosely and the huge crowds today are an indication of the sports popularity since the Brailsford era took shape.

But cycling is so different to tennis...
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 20:01
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Interestingly, from the latest Forbes lists, she...

Interestingly, from the latest Forbes lists, she earned more than Rog on court (suggested as being down to equal or near equal pay at the Slams) but only half as much in endorsements (think these...
Forum: Sport 05-07-2014, 19:43
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
All over the ITV coverage of stage 1 of the Tour...

All over the ITV coverage of stage 1 of the Tour de France today too.

I have nothing against Will, Kate or Harry but the way the media covers them, you'd almost think we still had to drop down into...
Forum: Sport 04-07-2014, 19:21
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
84 - almost faultless tennis (literally) and...

84 - almost faultless tennis (literally) and especially impressive as JC was #3 at that time and ended the year #2.

Mac (or anyone else for that matter) probably never got closer to playing the...
Forum: Sport 04-07-2014, 12:16
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Very true and although I've resisted posting...

Very true and although I've resisted posting about it up until now, such hype and excessive analysis will continue while we 'rely' on a single player to hold those hopes.

That situation will...
Forum: Sport 04-07-2014, 12:01
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By tennisman
This is the key point. Way back after WW2, there...

This is the key point.

Way back after WW2, there were complaints from fans about the endless supply of S & V monsters coming over the pond from the US out of College tennis.

Through my early...
Forum: Sport 04-07-2014, 11:10
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Agree Mike but can't get past his state for the...

Agree Mike but can't get past his state for the match.

You describe him as lethargic and this is spot on but how is it that for a Wimbledon Q/F, he is lethargic?

Is it biorythmns or what?

It was...
Forum: Sport 04-07-2014, 10:58
Replies: 10,127
Views: 297,479
Posted By tennisman
Agree although retiring at 28, she had been...

Agree although retiring at 28, she had been playing the game for 22 years (wiki says started at 6).

My take on it is that while in the early days, for most kids, it's all fun, as soon as they start...
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