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SPORT, Anything about sport
nipper
post Posted: Sep 8 2019, 12:11 PM
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Sep 8 2019, 11:51 AM

As the (deserved) winner said, "I just closed all that out." And got on with winning points.



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henrietta
post Posted: Sep 8 2019, 11:51 AM
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Could it be that Serena is just a tad obsessed with herself ??

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“I believe I could have played better. I believe I could have done more. I believe I could have just been more Serena today,” Williams said.

“I honestly don’t think Serena showed up. I have to kind of figure out how to get her to show up in Grand Slam finals.”

“All of it honestly, truly is super frustrating,” Williams said. “I’m so close, so close, so close, yet so far away.

“I don’t know what to say. I guess I got to keep going if I want to be a professional tennis player. And I just got to just keep fighting through it.”

“I’m not necessarily chasing a record. I’m just trying to win Grand Slams,” she said. “It’s definitely frustrating, but for the most part I just am still here. I’m still doing what I can do.”


Not partial to gracefully congratulating the winner, and departing the scene.

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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Aug 16 2019, 08:54 AM

I hope the kick him off the tour. Immature, spoiled, egotistical, temperamental twat of the highest order.



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henrietta
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Tennis ..... Krygios ........ why is he still allowed to play?? So he gets what looks like a large fine, but I'm sure it will be one of those fines with all sorts of riders attached so that the real consequence is minuscule.

Good that he abused so openly the "bathroom break" rule, so that tennis authorities are shown to be gullible fools ........ bathroom breaks ....... for crying out loud ..... should only be available once, after 2 hours of play.

Tennis authorities seem to pander to every player's little whim, to the great detriment of the sport in general.

When the current top players retire, I wonder how much interest there will be in this indulged sport.

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Anyone into surfing... Classic contest at Jeffereys Bay SA.

http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2017...open-j-bay/live


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balance
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Mar 11 2017, 04:20 PM

Maybe just call it a draw like in the good old days? A winner takes all result is not always the best result. If teams are that close, that should be reflected in what they take from the game. Sure it is exciting, but not really fair.


My opinion has swayed a bit. I think in the rounds a draw is a draw. Finals need a winner, so I think extra time as required.

Golden point gives so much opportunity from first use of the ball or profit from one mistake, even a referring error and it is all over, whereas extra time there should be a more even distribution of opportunity.



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henrietta
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After yet another "Golden Point" result between the Broncos and Cowboys, great matches to be sure, I find it pretty unfair that the losing side gets nothing.
Fair enough in finals, but during the season I rather like JT's answer ......... both teams get a point, then play the Golden Point time for the extra point.
That seems to satisfy all except for the diehard "there must be a winner and a loser " types ....... and commercial TV which wants something to talk about and who cares if it's fair.
Any sides that have battled it out for 80 minutes and are still equal should get something each, and if we must have a winner, then the Golden Point time is legitimate.

I'm a bit of a Bronco tragic coming from near Brisbane, but I think a change would be fairer to all.

However, I can see that the excitement of the extra time would be affected, unless in the latter stages of the season when a point might make a huge difference to a team.

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In Reply To: triage's post @ Jun 22 2015, 03:11 PM

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Always good to see people being rewarded for putting in the hard yards and showing some resolve.


... and on that note I can only hope that Bernard Tomic gets blitzed to love in the first round of the Australian Open angry.gif

http://www.foxsports.com.au/tennis/bernard...u-1227710241389

... or maybe even better would be for him to be booted out of the Open. I know you should not judge a book by its cover but just the way the bloke carries himself suggests to me that he is without much character. I could be wrong of course ...

As a follow-up, I happened to watch Tomic play another Australian yesterday (?) and noticed at the end of the game that Tomic was half-hearted in shaking hands with the other player at the end of the game and then only offered the umpire a limp-wrist and a look-away. Again I must be from a different age and a different place but I reckon a hand shake tells you a fair bit (not in all cultures of course, but certainly here).



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Great outcome for the Matildas, to beat Brazil and go into the quarter finals at the world cup.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-22/wome...2?section=sport

and gutsy effort by Jason Day to remain competitive at the US golf open despite suffering from vertigo. Always good to see people being rewarded for putting in the hard yards and showing some resolve.

And a big thankyou to SBS for making the effort to keep delivering major sporting events to our teev (both the women's world cup in Canada and the under 20 mens world cup from NZ). It would appear that the ABC has pretty much given up any attempt to do what it used to do and that is promote sport. It cannot be all about money as I'm sure SBS gets a lot less funds than auntie. And now Foxtel has bought up almost all of the BBC entertainment programs there is bugger all worth watching on the ABC or iview imo.



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henrietta
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Is this a rather carefully chosen headline in the Age ?? biggrin.gif

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James Hird is not appealing


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