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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    What ever happened to Chris Donaldson?

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    Both. He's now changing codes entirely.

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    Men's basketball team in qualification matches tonight, I hear (well, this morning NZ time). Playing Greece in Athens. Referees to have a shocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Men's basketball team in qualification matches tonight, I hear (well, this morning NZ time). Playing Greece in Athens. Referees to have a shocker.
    I don't see the Tall Blacks making it through - we don't have the depth we had three or four years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I don't see the Tall Blacks making it through - we don't have the depth we had three or four years back.
    Would be rather impressed if you did, tbh. Qualifying for a 12-team tournament in a sport as big as basketball with the population of NZ is no mean feat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Would be rather impressed if you did, tbh. Qualifying for a 12-team tournament in a sport as big as basketball with the population of NZ is no mean feat.
    Makes our fourth at the world championships in 2002 look even better!

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    That was awesome. We were allowed to leave 6th form History to go and watch it on the big screen in the school hall. Sweet.

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    Stopped in at the Captain Cook Tavern on the way to work in Dunedin one Friday afternoon (v Puerto Rico I think) and the atmosphere was amazing considering it wasn't really drinking time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I don't see the Tall Blacks making it through - we don't have the depth we had three or four years back.
    An accurate assessment. Greece won by 75-48.

    Germany play Croatia and Greece play Puerto Rico for three spots. Win one game and you're through to the Games.

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    Surprised there's been no mention of the Drysdale race yesterday, not usually too interested in these things but it was a stunner of a race.
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    Didn't see it. But he was cruising.... hopefully. The four quarter-finals all produced similar times. Twigg did enough as well, once the first three of them broke clear of the others in the race, their spots were secured, so there was no need to expend too much energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Didn't see it. But he was cruising.... hopefully. The four quarter-finals all produced similar times. Twigg did enough as well, once the first three of them broke clear of the others in the race, their spots were secured, so there was no need to expend too much energy.
    Saw it - Drysdale actually had to fight a bit as Karonen challenged him for the heat win. Came up strong though. Good work.

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    He's in the semis, that's all that really matters.

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    Another Kiwi doing what they do best - sitting down going backwards.

    Oh look, is that the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Another Kiwi doing what they do best - sitting down going backwards.

    Oh look, is that the time?
    I guess getting utterly manshamed by NZ at the 1984 Olympics still rankles with you insecure Aussies.

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    Yep, don't mention Montreal 76 either.

    I saw that fella's race yesterday. the commentators were saying he was struggling, but it looked like he woldn't blow out a candle at the end of it.

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