View Poll Results: Who are the biggest chokers in world sport?

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    19 52.78%
  • South Africa cricket team

    13 36.11%
  • England cricket team

    0 0%
  • England football team

    1 2.78%
  • Other (Greg Norman, etc.)

    3 8.33%
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    All Blacks by a country mile

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I think the England Football Team do deserve to be there. They should have qualified for USA '94 - but choked in the qualifying. I think they choked in the qualifying for one of the Euro tournaments too (Euro '92?) and they definately choked in the Euro '96 semi - and you could argue the same for Italia '90.
    add euro 2008 to that as well
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    Bit of a dig for this thread, but are the ManUre of 11/12 holding their hands up here? From a lead of eight points with five games to go to being reliant on a favour from QPR with one remaining is a fair jib by anyone's estimation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Bit of a dig for this thread, but are the ManUre of 11/12 holding their hands up here? From a lead of eight points with five games to go to being reliant on a favour from QPR with one remaining is a fair jib by anyone's estimation.
    Didn't they also blow a big lead, one of the times your lot beat them.

    Will be forgotten next year though, and they'll start talking about Fergie being "king of the mind games", when in actual fact they generally win because they've the better team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Didn't they also blow a big lead, one of the times your lot beat them.

    Will be forgotten next year though, and they'll start talking about Fergie being "king of the mind games", when in actual fact they generally win because they've the better team.
    Yeah, when we lost to Blackburn at Highbury in 97/98 we were (from memory) 11 points behind but we did have three games in hand and were due to visit Old Tartford too, so the title was never out of our hands, technically speaking.

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    That was the year a bookie paid out on Man U IIRC
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    That was the year a bookie paid out on Man U IIRC
    Yes I believe so, certainly a lot stopped taking bets.

    In terms of the poll question you'd probably have to say the South African cricket team have eclipsed the All Blacks now. Obviously the All Blacks won the last World Cup and since this thread was created South Africa have dominated 2 world cups (one T20) in the groups, only to be knocked out in the first knockout game.
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    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    That was the year a bookie paid out on Man U IIRC
    Yep Fred Done of Betfred, he did it again this year
    Last edited by grecian; 08-05-2012 at 02:19 PM.

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    Betfred, pricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    That was the year a bookie paid out on Man U IIRC
    Reminds me of this. Bookie pays out early on Dragons

    The Dragons ended up finishing in fifth. With the side that Man Utd has, I wouldn't call the actual event the biggest choke in World Sport. However, it might end up being the most costly choke or the choke which changed sporting history the most or something along those lines. Of course if Utd don't actually win the title.

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    Talking about the Dragons in a thread about choking. Unheard of!

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    Sportsbet do it all the time, and its a brilliant marketing tool. They make far more money on paying out early than they lose.

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    You'd think if Man City don't win the title it'll be the biggest choke of all time.

    By that I mean the choke that will occur on DCYE's neck when he hangs himself. Let's hope it doesn't happen

    Also I saw Man City spank the **** out of Tottenham last year and I want to be able to say I saw the champions that season play.

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