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    Heroes then and Now

    Ok, really bored & hungover so can't be arsed to go out, so I thought I'd start a stupid thread.

    Now I was thinking about sportsman who you Idolized when you first started getting into sports, and ones nowadays who you probably just tolerate more than the other ****s. Well you do if your as jaded and miserable as me.

    So my lists for various sports:

    Then Mike Gatting, nowadays hmm, probably Stuart Broad or Jos.
    Then Nick Faldo, now Alvaro Quiros
    Then Dusty Hare, now n/a
    Then John Watson, now n/a
    Then Tony Kellow, now really tricky one, was Ryan Harley when he was with us, always liked Joe Cole, but now he should retire, umm, probably Super Mario for the lolz.
    Athletics Then, to my eternal shame Coe, I didn't know he was a ****ing Tory did I, Now, lovely, lovely Jessica, did I mention she was lovely.
    Then Super brat, nowadays really struggling, such dour *****, I miss tantrums, probably Petko or Heather Watson.

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    Then Michael Owen, now anyone but Michael Owen.
    "If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.

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    Then Andrew Flintoff, now Dale Steyn.

    Then Cesc Fabregas, now any **** that hasn't left Arsenal.
    RIP Philip Hughes - 1988-2014

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    Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp, Pires, Campbell. Now ummmm........
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    True, a Duffer "heh" is like 50 likes.


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    Oh wait, when you first started getting into sports.

    Then Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley. Now Lebron James.

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    Oh yeah septic sports, I used to like John Riggins, and the Harlem Globetrotters.

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    Then

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    None now, heroes let you down eventually (Friday the exception that proves the rule)

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    Then: Aldo, Pat Nevin. Now: Andy Robinson, Owain Fon Williams
    Then: Freddie, Nasser Hussain. Now: Jimmy, Broad, Pietersen
    Then: Damon Hill. Now: me in my Golf
    Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    my Golf
    Not convinced that's not something better left unsaid

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    Sexy and you know it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post


    Sexy and you know it
    Nah - just like a Trabant without the good bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    . Now: me in my Golf

    Great, you've just knocked a grand off the sale price of mine. Might aswell pull the badge off and tell everyone its a Skoda.
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
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    Then: Kallis
    Now: de Villiers.
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    Disclaimer: I am a biased South African. Anything I say is likely to have something in it that ultimately favours the Proteas.

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    Then: Rahul Dravid (Cricket), Reggie Miller (Basketball), Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan (Ice Hockey), Albert Pujols (Baseball).

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    Cricket: Then, Waqar Younis. Now, Kumar Sangakkara - if I can only name one.

    Football: Then, Thierry Henry. Now, Arjen Robben (Don't really follow it - These two are the ones that have stood out form an illiterate perspective to be extremely skillfull. Particularly Robben)
    Isnít it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Ė Douglas Adams



    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    The reason people don't cheer for India is nothing to do with them being number one

    It's because Teja is a ****, FTR

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