Author Topic: A random thread for sport things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 53025 times)

ElyDave

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Having been in one that fell out of the sky the next day (22 dead, gearbox failed in the cruise on the way back from offshore) I can only agree with you.  There is no way you would get me in one as a recreational activity, and I had a serious internal dialogue before getting back in one for work.
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Bah!
Salford beat Newpot County 6-5 on penalties to go to the EFL Cup final. Financial doping!!!

In other more amusing news, if you type "empty seats" into google maps, it takes you to the Etihad. :)

Salvatore

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Also makes me wonder why they are planning on letting kids execute a skill without getting any training or practise on it.
They should just play futsal and be done.

Or follow the example of Walter WIgmore (25/2/1873* - 1931), whose professional career lasted 20 years. According to his wiki entry,
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He was often penalised for dangerous play due to his unusual reluctance to head the ball, preferring to use his feet however high the ball came to him
In other words, if anyone's getting brain damage as a result of this high ball, it's not going to be me.

* Happy Birthday Walter.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Poster girl that played some tennis not as good without the drugs, it turned out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/51647687
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Poster girl that played some tennis not as good without the drugs, it turned out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/51647687
"played some tennis"?!? That's a bit harsh!

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... winning 36 singles titles and earning more than $38m (£29m) in prize money.
That's PRIZE money, not endorsement deals, modelling etc.

I assumed you meant Kournikova, or the OTHER tennis poster girl - you know which one I mean!
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I assumed you meant Kournikova, or the OTHER tennis poster girl - you know which one I mean!

She got a bum deal compared with the Russians.

IGMC...
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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

I assumed you meant Kournikova, or the OTHER tennis poster girl - you know which one I mean!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-12833580
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