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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    Paula Radcliffe quitting the Olympic marathon once she realised she wasn't going to win, then doing the exact same thing in the 10,000m. Pathetic. A British triathlete who came last in his event summed it up a few days later, having got a puncture in his bike and had to carry it for 2km, before doing the running section of the race - "I got the puncture and that pretty much ruined my chances, but it's the Olympics - you've got to keep going.".
    Paula Radcliffe is commentating on the Worlds for the BBC and now she's not competing and has some meat on her bones she's quite attractive.

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    Most of Tranmere's home defeats in the conference have been pretty abject

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    Our bloke in the 20k walk at the World Championships managed to get disqualified for getting three red cards. Who would have though walking could be so difficult for an able bodied man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Paula Radcliffe is commentating on the Worlds for the BBC and now she's not competing and has some meat on her bones she's quite attractive.
    I agree, although there may be an element of 'as we age our expectations reduce' at work


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I agree, although there may be an element of 'as we age our expectations reduce' at work
    Possibly. But I don't fancy Gabby Logan so it's not conclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Possibly. But I don't fancy Gabby Logan so it's not conclusive.
    You're clearly more discerning than I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    If Murray does 9 years in a row constantly in the top echelons of players, I'll be shocked.

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    Gawd, a lot of people earlier in the thread not here anymore, one of course tragically.

    Halsey was wrong about Henman, has to be one of the most unfairly derided people in British sport, certainly doesn't deserve to be the major talking point here.

    Unlike Koepka and Matsuyama who cost me money, which is worse than anything anyone here did.
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    Will an Australian mention Gary Pratt one wonders?
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    Pratt's performance was fine. The fact England put him on the park throughout the series at 15 minute intervals while their bowlers went off for a drink and a towel-down was a disgrace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Pratt's performance was fine. The fact England put him on the park throughout the series at 15 minute intervals while their bowlers went off for a drink and a towel-down was a disgrace.
    It was good though. Most cricket gamesmanship was invented by Australia. Dennis Lillee was one of the first, if not the first, to regularly bowl a spell and then go off for a shower and change of clothes and come straight back out and bowl again.

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    Lillee did that on one tour of England in 1981 while following doctor's orders when he was recovering from pneumonia, in between taking 39 wickets for the series.

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