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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    See that's what happens when I support someone.
    She was thinking of you and took her mind off the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    She was thinking of you and took her mind off the job
    She's only human

    Incredible finish in the Butterfly. Another swimming gold for Saffa.
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    Geez, massive mistake by Phelps - had it won the whole way and ****ed up the touch

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    Phelps making that mistake at last moment
    Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
    You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.


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    Phelps, what a star.

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    Sigh

    Another silver and bronze. Appalling stuff. I hope there's a Royal Commission into this.
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    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

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    Are we allowed to dream that we might get a medal tomorrow?

    The breaststroke boys did brilliantly in the semis and for the one to be fastest qualifier in a new British record (broke it twice today) gives you hope. No doubt it is raising hopes for nothing and he will come 4th in the final but it nice to have some hope for a change from the men.

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    Would be great if our swimmers stopped having a sook after they don't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yep. When ian Thorpe of Bankstown breaks records at 16 he's a gun. When a bird from Beijing does it she's a doper.

    Which ties in with Uve's point about swimming coverage here - he's right. Very jingoistic and a lot of chest thumping. Which is funny, because most all of our recent swimming champions have been very humble people.
    I still couldn't find the right word for it. Demagoguery isn't a word I'd use in everyday conversation and not one which fits perfectly either, so I think we need a new word.
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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    ****tardery is the word you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    So that Chinese swimmer is under as much focus now as the South African runner was a few years ago just because she is brilliant.
    It's about using your judgement

    When you pop out of nowhere, blitz the field, and swim faster than the men's champion...then eye brows should and do get raised

    Same as Michelle Smith when she came from nowhere in Atlanta in 1996
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    She was training out of Brisbane under a coach who has trained Leisel Jones and other Australia athletes, many of whom have left him (Wood is his surname, from memory).

    Don't be too quick to question Chinese success

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    She was training out of Brisbane under a coach who has trained Leisel Jones and other Australia athletes, many of whom have left him (Wood is his surname, from memory).

    Don't be too quick to question Chinese success
    Well, you should have said so in the first place

    Aussie connection - yep, tick her off, she's clean

    Seriously though, beating the men's champion's time is of itself enough to raise very real doubts

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    did you read the ****ing article? no

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    Never forget

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