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Old 20-02-2013, 10:08
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Well you can't blame him as he's left now. This is the new guy Eriksson.
Yeah, I meant he's acting like I would have expected CVC to behave.
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Old 20-02-2013, 10:10
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Seems a bit crazy, 1500 indoors is a roll of the dice, if you've got someone semi decent you take them.
Yep. He's trying to put a marker down that he only wants serious contenders. But this is only the Euro indoors. It's not like anyone outside the athletics world gives a toss so you might as well take a full team and see how they do.
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Old 20-02-2013, 14:02
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Yep. He's trying to put a marker down that he only wants serious contenders. But this is only the Euro indoors. It's not like anyone outside the athletics world gives a toss so you might as well take a full team and see how they do.
Yes the line is that they want to take people with top 6 potential & to beat the 8 medals from 2 years ago. Even CVC never bothered setting targets for indoor champs cos he relaised how pointless it was. The Euro Indoors has always been more of a development event + any more seasoned/experienced athletes who want to do it for whatever reasons.

Nobody will remember much who wins medals at the Euro Indoors in a few weeks time never mind come Rio. Giving younger athletes experience could be invaluable for their future development though.
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Old 20-02-2013, 14:05
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Yes the line is that they want to take people with top 6 potential & to beat the 8 medals from 2 years ago. Even CVC never bothered setting targets for indoor champs cos he relaised how pointless it was. The Euro Indoors has always been more of a development event + any more seasoned/experienced athletes who want to do it for whatever reasons.

Nobody will remember much who wins medals at the Euro Indoors in a few weeks time never mind come Rio. Giving younger athletes experience could be invaluable for their future development though.
True missed opportunity.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:02
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GB team for the European Indoors in Malmo next weekend

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/21505871
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Old 24-02-2013, 14:04
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Mo just won the New Orleans half. Was close with Gebre Gebremariam but Mo set a new course record and new British record for a half marathon.
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Old 27-02-2013, 10:55
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Full timetable for the European indoors is here

http://www.goteborg2013.com/competition/timetable/

BBC has full coverage all weekend - ie lots of ex-athletes blethering away, trailers, promos, montages, stories about Usain Bolt wrapped about a small amount of actual live athletics if recent form is anything to go by.

Eurosport has good coverage on Friday, but mostly highlights on Saturday and Sunday.

There is also a live official webstream promised here, with English commentary and VOD of events as soon as they finish.

http://eurovision.digotel.com/ea/index.html

More details here

http://www.european-athletics.org/32...pionships.html

There's also an Apple and Android app.
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Old 01-03-2013, 19:32
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Full timetable for the European indoors is here

http://www.goteborg2013.com/competition/timetable/

BBC has full coverage all weekend - ie lots of ex-athletes blethering away, trailers, promos, montages, stories about Usain Bolt wrapped about a small amount of actual live athletics if recent form is anything to go by.

Eurosport has good coverage on Friday, but mostly highlights on Saturday and Sunday.

There is also a live official webstream promised here, with English commentary and VOD of events as soon as they finish.

http://eurovision.digotel.com/ea/index.html

More details here

http://www.european-athletics.org/32...pionships.html

There's also an Apple and Android app.
Actually bizarrely the BBC brought in Andrew Cotter to commentate on sosme of the races.

He was out of his depth on the womens 60 metre hurdles. Its A its A its A oh B won! Oh well A was 2nd ? Er no! 3rd? Er no she was 4th.

Disappointing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:08
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Actually bizarrely the BBC brought in Andrew Cotter to commentate on sosme of the races.

He was out of his depth on the womens 60 metre hurdles. Its A its A its A oh B won! Oh well A was 2nd ? Er no! 3rd? Er no she was 4th.

Disappointing.
He's been doing the other indoor meetings this year as well so he seems a regular part of the team now. I think he has been good overall.

Was great to see Carolina Kluft again.
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Old 02-03-2013, 14:39
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Watching the European Indoors - really not keen on Paula Radcliffe as a commentator.
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Old 02-03-2013, 14:56
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Watching the European Indoors - really not keen on Paula Radcliffe as a commentator.
Not too keen either but I'm giving her a chance. I remember all the talk about Denise Lewis but she seems to have settled in.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:06
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I can't ever remember disliking Denise. I was even happy with Sally Gunnell! But Paula... it seems as if she's complaining/criticising all the time and I can't tell whether she is or if she just has a really annoying voice that gives that impression.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:52
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Perri Shakes-Drayton is always so out of breath in her post race interviews I get worried she's about to collapse. She's obviously in great shape and she's running good times so it's a bit strange that she seems so wiped out after every race.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:55
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I can't ever remember disliking Denise. I was even happy with Sally Gunnell! But Paula... it seems as if she's complaining/criticising all the time and I can't tell whether she is or if she just has a really annoying voice that gives that impression.
I never disliked Denise either but I do remember a thread dedicated to bashing BBC athletics which there was a lot aimed at Denise. Time will tell with Paula.


Perri Shakes-Drayton is always so out of breath in her post race interviews I get worried she's about to collapse. She's obviously in great shape and she's running good times so it's a bit strange that she seems so wiped out after every race.
I love Perri. I get the feeling that we are watching a future champion.
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:35
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yes! britain's first medal of the championships and it's a gold! well done holly!
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:35
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Well done Holly Bleasdale, first gold medal for GB Don't think I've ever seen a jump off before?!
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:37
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Wooooooo!! Go Holly!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:42
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Well done Holly Bleasdale, first gold medal for GB Don't think I've ever seen a jump off before?!
Well with Yelena Isinbayeva dominance in the event nobody else was really challenging for gold talk less of a jump off.

Really pleased for Holly.
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Old 02-03-2013, 17:18
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I was in London for Holly's Olympic final last year and she was lacking confidence and all over the place really. Looked far more confident and determined today. She's confirmed now that she's going to be a major force in the event.
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:31
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Perri Shakes-Drayton is always so out of breath in her post race interviews I get worried she's about to collapse. She's obviously in great shape and she's running good times so it's a bit strange that she seems so wiped out after every race.
I remember mentioning her before. I don't understand why she doesn't just wait a few minutes to do the interview.

I would blame the interviewer but they're in a bind because they're being told to get the interview straight away by the people above.
The athletes though can choose to say "i'll just be a minute". Usain Bolt would probably do two victory laps and a ton of photos before going to be interviewed (I realise she's not in the same situation as him )
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Old 02-03-2013, 19:08
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Am quite liking Paula & sensibly they are ensuring she sticks to her expertise of middle/long distance running for now.

Wll done to Holly on her gold & pleased for Dasaolu - he doesn't get the hype that other sprinters do but just goes about his business quietly. He is the only of our sprinters I have any time for along with young Adam Gemili.

Looks to be some good chances of medals tomorrow - the 400m women could go 1-2. She got DQ'd for her trouble but perhaps the Romanian decided to push the Russian girl over to save the drug testers having to DQ her at some point in the future. Speaking of which I really hope Jenny Meadows wins tomorrow so that she can finally have a deserved moment of glory standing on top of the podium & hearing the anthem played for her, a moment that was sadly denied her 2 years ago by yet another cheating Russian.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:20
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whoooo! gold AND silver for britain in the women's 400m! it looked like we might have gotten the bronze for a second there, but unfortuantely couldn't keep up.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:50
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So pleased for Perri and Elidh.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:58
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Good stuff from Perri & Eilidh and also from Mohammed in 800m sneaking the bronze despite the best efforts of the Ukranian who should be DQ'd.

Gutted for Jeny but as Crammy said 3 races in 3 days was probably a bit much for her after a long injury lay off.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:19
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So much argy-bargy in these 4/800's - well done to Perri
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