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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I don't think English sport's really in melt down atm, given your great 08 Olympics.
    As good as it was the success was in ‘sports’ that the vast majority of the British populace can not participate in. Track & field, the Olympics most plebian event (and most prestigious), team GB had a very disappointing showing.

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    Back in the crapper?

    Not looking too flash just now, is it?

    Football: took until the last game of a rather peasy qualifying group to secure a spot in Brazil, recently lost consecutive home games for the first time since the dog days of Don Revie's ill-starred reign & looking like that hard won stay in Brazil will amount to three games.

    Cricket: 2-0 down in the Ashes going to a ground where we're won once since 70/71.

    League: failed to make the final for the third world cup in a row despite home advantage.

    Union: lost a grand slam decider to the Leekists, playing predictable, guileless rugby and put firmly in our place when the ABs came to visit.

    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as we say in East Cambridgeshire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Not looking too flash just now, is it?

    Football: took until the last game of a rather peasy qualifying group to secure a spot in Brazil, recently lost consecutive home games for the first time since the dog days of Don Revie's ill-starred reign & looking like that hard won stay in Brazil will amount to three games.
    I'm no fan of the English national side but I'd dearly love someone to lay me evens on England to qualify.

    England's group to qualify wasn't that easy either compared to some others.

    And also after the Olympics last year it's hard to say England's sport overall is in a bad state, especially if it's evaluated with reasonable expectations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    I'm no fan of the English national side but I'd dearly love someone to lay me evens on England to qualify.

    England's group to qualify wasn't that easy either compared to some others.

    And also after the Olympics last year it's hard to say England's sport overall is in a bad state, especially if it's evaluated with reasonable expectations.
    Disagree about the football, I guess we'll see, but agree with Brumbers assessment about the respective strengths of the two respective groups.


    Well I was foremost lover of the Olympics, but there was a report, out today I think, to say the Government has massively cut spending in physical education, and the yoof is spending even more time getting obese and picking up diabetes. Whic h is a bloody liberty if you ask me, it's us old uns that should be busy doing that.

    Let's face it, with all the goodwill in the World, we all knew that most sports that got many excited in that month were going to be forgotten by nopw, Rowing, Yachting, horsey-bollox, shooting, cycling looking a berk in lycra? Nah.

    Legacy what legacy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Legacy what legacy?
    An increase in the number of cyclists getting killed in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    An increase in the number of cyclists getting killed in London.
    Well as long as they're Londoners I can't see the harm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Well as long as they're Londoners I can't see the harm?
    Thanks ****.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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