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David Martin

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2014, 09:30:19 pm »
The two dancers were sliding around in the rain to collective gasps, oohs and cheering at the rehearsal.
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Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2014, 10:35:59 pm »
Who the hell designed the England kit? It's foul.

 :sick:

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2014, 10:38:02 pm »
Wait till you see the Scotland one.  :-[
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Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2014, 10:39:27 pm »
I bet it won't include beige trousers.


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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2014, 10:42:38 pm »
Bloody hell, Norn Ireland have the same trousers.

Like the Welsh kit, it has some colour to it.

Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2014, 10:47:45 pm »
OMG!!!

I LOVE THAT TARTAN

Kirst, your job is to steal me one of those kilts.




Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2014, 11:02:03 pm »
Kirst, your job is to steal me one of those kilts.

Should you choose to accept it obv.


Pleeeeeeeeeeze  :-*


Jaded

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2014, 12:53:29 am »
I bet it won't include beige trousers.

Mustard socks FTW.

All in all, A-, good try but lost the edge a bit when and after the athletes came in.

Mind you, having been at an Opening Ceremony a couple of years ago, the athletes bit drags far more on TV than it does live, IMO.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2014, 08:42:35 am »
I thought it was mainly terrible. Cheap-looking, clichéd and embarrassing. It wasn't the fault of the performers, it was whoever put it together. It looked like they were trying to do what Danny Boyle did, but for Scotland, and with a budget of about £37. The bit after the athletes had come in was much better.
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Clare

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2014, 10:17:08 am »
I loved the start, I thought they played the clichés brilliantly, it was so OTT. It should be the UK Eurovision entry next year.


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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2014, 11:21:10 am »
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2014, 06:17:34 pm »
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/22/commonwealth-games-paddy-barnes-drug-tests

It will be interesting to see who else pulls out in the next few days!  It seems they are not messing about.

David Martin

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2014, 06:57:57 pm »
Just seen a ladies Judo medal ceremony. Is it a kiss free games? A positive step forward with identical protocol for men and women.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2014, 07:19:00 pm »
Hannah Miley just swam 400m in the time it takes me to do 150  ;D.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2014, 07:56:00 pm »
I think that, in terms of your speed as a fraction of the world's bests' speed, that makes you a marginally faster swimmer than I am a cyclist. :thumbsup:
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Jakob

Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2014, 10:54:35 pm »
An English friend of mine yesterday commented that 'it was nice to win, now that the US wasn't there to take all the medals".
It's largely ignored over here(Canada). Only CBC is doing anything on it and this is a a sports-mad country!.

Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2014, 04:37:37 pm »
Pedalled out to Strathclyde Park and saw a bit (only the cycling) of the triathlon relay earlier. Felt a bit sorry for Mauritius - they were lagging behind the other teams at the end, and the heavens opened, so most of the spectators were leaving before they'd finished. We went down to the barrier and cheered on their last man.

Was a bit disappointed not to see any Welsh flags (though there may have been some, just not in the crowd I could see) - I'm going to have to find one before next week's road race!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #67 on: July 26, 2014, 08:28:49 pm »
McBobb and I are at the badminton quarter finals. I think Singapore will win the final. They're very strong.
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2014, 12:39:44 pm »
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Glasgow bike shop lends Malawi's cyclists new bikes for Commonwealth Games
http://road.cc/content/news/125000-glasgow-bike-shop-lends-malawis-cyclists-new-bikes-commonwealth-games
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #69 on: July 27, 2014, 12:50:53 pm »
Bobb and I really enjoyed the badminton quarter-finals yesterday, but had to leave early to get the last train back. I've never really had any interest in badminton, but seeing it played by people who are really good at it was amazing. Very impressed with the organisation and helpfulness of all the volunteers. Not at all impressed with the price of the food at the Emirates Arena - one cheese ploughmans sandwich (two slices bread, some cheese, some pickle and some tomato) and one Ayrshire ham and cheese sandwich (two slices bread, some ham, some cheese) - £8.50. Add on a bottle of water, a bottle of Bru, two muffins and two Tunnocks teacakes and it came to £19.40.  :o
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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #70 on: July 27, 2014, 01:07:33 pm »
I saw a bit of the men's marathon this morning (by accident, really - trying to get back across town on the way back from a ride, but many roads were shut, and we saw some of the runners go past just near the finish as we were trying to work out which way to go). 

I hope next Sunday's weather is better than this for the road race!

David Martin

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #71 on: July 27, 2014, 07:00:37 pm »
The most casual event has to be the full bore shooting - bit like an agricultural show with spectators in a field separated by men with big guns by a thin blue rope. The scoring was quite archaic - a person with a large target board and a telescope translating the hits to the board for the spectators to see by putting hand written red dots on the cardboard.

Not the most enthralling but nice enough with a picnic and a bit of a clue as to how it is going on.

The glamour event has to be the shotgun though - nice pink clouds of dust for the finals (for tele - they use standard clays for the qualifiers.)

Had a nice chat to various athletes form parts far and away.

Edit to add a pic of the hi-tech scoring..

IMAG2283 by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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Jaded

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #72 on: July 27, 2014, 09:51:54 pm »
We are on the way back to Edinburgh, having seen some high energy racing Laura Trott win gold by the narrowest of margins, meet loads of v friendly Clydesiders, see the awful selection of food. Burgers and chips, fish suppers, haggis balls and chips.

Still, I suppose it is more humane than culling them.
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Jaded

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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2014, 12:36:38 am »
Some rushes












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Re: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2014, 06:51:49 am »
Quote from: Eccentrica Gallumbits link=topic=75188.msg1718468#msg1718468 date=1406461853
Bobb and I really enjoyed the badminton quarter-finals yesterday, but had to leave early to get the last train back....]


There are some very late trains back from Glasgow during the games - I hope that you didn't make your plans via the normal timetables?

I'm impressed by the lack of booze in your shopping list. £4.50 at Hampden for a bottle of Heineken. Can't remember how much the equivalent at the Emirates / Hoy arena was the last time we were there pre games.
My sister advises that the hockey has the best catering - we will find out if she is correct tomorrow!