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Old 31-07-2012, 18:52
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I wish people would leave the self loathing until at least our top medal prospects flop!
Exactly, if we don't do well in the cycling events we're actually expected to get golds in tomorrow, then I'll start to get concerned
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Old 31-07-2012, 18:52
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Agree with your second statement but the first is silly imo, we might be geographically small but we are one of the bigger countries in terms of financial resources thrown into sport.

I wish people would leave the self loathing until at least our top medal prospects flop!
I accept your point.

I too am a bit cheesed off by people having a go at our athletes mind. I cannot believe that they're not doing the best they can.

And we've got to give the games more time at least before even those that don't care about that, have a proper go.
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Old 31-07-2012, 18:53
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The more the days tick by without a single Gold to cheer, the more bleak it looks

I hear disappointment in the voices of some commentators

They get very near, but no cigar

The ladies archery, leading Russia until the final rounds, and then start firing 6's and 4's

Today, the men in basketball, were leading Brasil, going so well, something happens during those final two minutes.

Effort is good, there is just no medals for those that don't quite make it
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:01
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The problem is the press is going to build the lack of gold medals the longer it goes on. We've had potential medallists fall by the wayside every day - maybe it's the press in the first place who build them up and then shoot them down but I think it's now starting to work down to the general public's perceptive of the British performances.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:01
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The more the days tick by without a single Gold to cheer, the more bleak it looks

I hear disappointment in the voices of some commentators

They get very near, but no cigar
See what I mean, here comes another wailing idiot who has no idea what they are talking about but feels the need to add their own post to a thread they probably haven't read.

It's quite a remarkable process.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:01
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On a serious note what will "Team GB's" excuse be when we end up with just 1 Gold and end up way down the bottom of the Medals table, even behind Borat Country? not trolling just asking a serious question.

Olympic Failure Excuse Bingo ago-go
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:03
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I think we will get some ,but not as many as we hoped.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:03
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On a serious note what will "Team GB's" excuse be when we end up with just 1 Gold and end up way down the bottom of the Medals table, even behind Borat Country? not trolling just asking a serious question.

Olympic Failure Excuse Bingo ago-go
It won't happen.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:04
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The problem is the press is going to build the lack of gold medals the longer it goes on. We've had potential medallists fall by the wayside every day - maybe it's the press in the first place who build them up and then shoot them down but I think it's now starting to work down to the general public's perceptive of the British performances.
I agree. You can sense the hysteria and desperation building up across the UK media, including the BBC.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:05
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not trolling just asking a serious question.
You aren't asking a serious question though because if you knew anything about our medal prospects you'd know that there is no evidence so far that we will undershoot our gold medal target. As has been said several hundred times now, we have lost maybe one gold medal we hoped for - our other gold medal candidates haven't gone yet.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:07
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As long as we get more than Australia, its all good.

They were really pissed at us beating them in Beijing.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:15
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I will say though that swimming is down on Beijings performances, hopefully that will be fixed by Rio eh.
Trouble being we said the same after Beijing, that everything on the swimming side would be fixed by London, etc. Becky Adlington did amazingly well, but her golds distracted people from the fact we had a LOT of failures elsewhere in the pool.

There's a lot of dead wood in that team that needs to be cut. Some of them are at their second or third Olympics and they're still making the same old excuses for underperforming.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:25
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When Glover and Stanning win GB's first gold medal tomorrow morning at about 10:30 I'll be back on this thread to tell the OP where he can stick it!
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:28
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As long as we get more than Australia, its all good.

They were really pissed at us beating them in Beijing.
Aussies are bad losers
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:28
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Trouble being we said the same after Beijing, that everything on the swimming side would be fixed by London, etc. Becky Adlington did amazingly well, but her golds distracted people from the fact we had a LOT of failures elsewhere in the pool.

There's a lot of dead wood in that team that needs to be cut. Some of them are at their second or third Olympics and they're still making the same old excuses for underperforming.
Why would you care? I thought you very renouncing your citizenship and heading off to become an American?
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:34
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Why would you care? I thought you very renouncing your citizenship and heading off to become an American?
Why do you care enough to respond?
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:40
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I still think its a shame we haven't picked up a couple more medals (not necessarily gold), as i was hoping the home advantage would boost us a little bit. Plenty of time to go yet though so lets not write ourselves off. The only sport where at the moment serious questions need to be asked is swimming, where we seem to have medal 'potential' but dont seem to be able to quite grasp it.

We still have some great chances in the rowing, cycling, sailing etc and I expect us to get a good haul. We may fall a bit short of Beijing, but let's wait a few more days when we might have a better idea of the lie of the land.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:44
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Today, the men in basketball, were leading Brasil, going so well, something happens during those final two minutes.

Effort is good, there is just no medals for those that don't quite make it
we aren't expecting gold medals in Archery or Basketball so why the wailing?

The swimming has been a dissapointment but not in terms of expected golds. Just a couple of outside bronze medal hopes have underperformed.

We've never been that strong at Swimming, we've always tended to be carried along by a big star at each olympics.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:45
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Same old moaning from typical DS-trolls. Does it really matter? It's more important we have participants in all events and enjoy the games. To me, golds tallies are secondary and normally spell out the country superiority down to population.

Anyway, for a country like us that's 60m strong compared to America (300m), India (1b), China (1b); we don't do too bad! I'm personally disappointed that our badminton guys/gals are out already today; but we still have a lot to do with our team.

Wait until the start of cycling and rowing finals later this week, we'll be flying.
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:48
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Its only the fourth day FFS

Plenty of opportunities to come..
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Old 31-07-2012, 19:53
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Just posted this in another thread.......

Being an Olympics nut, and enjoying playing with data, I thought I'd have a look at how things are panning out compared to some of the predictions before the Games began. I've started with the Guardian's predictions:

http://www.stonestack.co.uk/olympics.html

So far, they don't seem to be proving too accurate, but maybe that is because some of their predictions so far were long shots.

I'll now have a look at what other predictions are out there.
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Old 31-07-2012, 20:04
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Same old moaning from typical DS-trolls. Does it really matter? It's more important we have participants in all events and enjoy the games. To me, golds tallies are secondary and normally spell out the country superiority down to population.

Anyway, for a country like us that's 60m strong compared to America (300m), India (1b), China (1b); we don't do too bad! I'm personally disappointed that our badminton guys/gals are out already today; but we still have a lot to do with our team.

Wait until the start of cycling and rowing finals later this week, we'll be flying.
I couldn't have worded any of that better myself!

I hate how people can't enjoy anything we do unless we are at the very top, in this case getting gold medals!
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Old 31-07-2012, 20:17
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I cant think of many golds we have missed out on that were expected or we had a decent chance in - the men's road race was a little disappointing but will always be tough given the event and number of competitors.

I would have thought we could have got a few more silver/bronze medals or been in the mix at least and seen a few dark horses come through unexpectedly, but there's still plenty of time left for that yet.

Two good chances tomorrow.
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Old 31-07-2012, 20:18
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Its only the fourth day FFS

Plenty of opportunities to come..
Exactly.

In Beijing, at the end of the first week (i.e. Friday), GB only had eight medals. They ended up with 47.
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Old 31-07-2012, 20:21
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I cant think of many golds we have missed out on that were expected or we had a decent chance in - the men's road race was a little disappointing but will always be tough given the event and number of competitors.

I would have thought we could have got a few more silver/bronze medals or been in the mix at least and seen a few dark horses come through unexpectedly, but there's still plenty of time left for that yet.

Two good chances tomorrow.
Exactly.

In Beijing, at the end of the first week (i.e. Friday), GB only had eight medals. They ended up with 47.
These two posts are 100% correct. Can everyone please make sure they have read these posts before spouting off nonsense about all these golds we should have by now.
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