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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,211
    Ooofff, not sure I could have handled that...
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,211
    There is a touch of the Murray Monotone to her, eh? 😁
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,231
    Wow! Haven’t seen anything like that for a while. Don’t remember seeing anyone playing that well in a final let alone an 18 year qualifier in her second grand slam. Brilliant final, the speed and accuracy from both players was something else.
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  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,556
    Yeah, to achieve that at eighteen, amazing! I bet the sponsorship deals will flood in now too.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,619
    Nice to see the Great North Run being held on a proper course rather than a downhill point-to-point route.

    My colleague's girlfriend currently just behind the front group of 7. Some horrible running styles in that front group of women.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078

    Yeah, to achieve that at eighteen, amazing! I bet the sponsorship deals will flood in now too.

    She gets £1.8m in prize money too
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,231
    elbowloh said:

    Yeah, to achieve that at eighteen, amazing! I bet the sponsorship deals will flood in now too.

    She gets £1.8m in prize money too
    Just imagine the amount of toys and sweets she can buy!
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,619
    Have any papers gone for Fairytale of New York as a headline?
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,896
    Pross said:

    Have any papers gone for Fairytale of New York as a headline?

    That was in the radio commentary seconds after the winning ace
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  • Mayo beat 6 in a row winners Dublin in the semis, to reach the All Ireland Gaelic Football final

    Why is this going to interest the forum?

    Well its one of the great 'curse' stories in sport

    The story goes that the winning team Mayo team of 1951 were travelling back from Dublin when they met a funeral procession. They refused to suspend their celebrations as they passed the cortege. A priest or gypsy, the story isn't clear, put a curse on the county that they'd never win another title until all the 1951 team were dead

    Since then they've reached 10 finals and lost all 10. (3 after replays)

    Only 1 member of the '51 survives. If you Google search Mayo GAA one of the top searches is' Has Paddy Pendergast died yet?'

    The curse extends to 11 finals. 11 losses.
    Absolutely gutted but Tyrone were the better team.

    Think that may be curtains for Aiden O'Shea. It would be a travesty if Lee Keegan never wins an All Ireland.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,211
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,376 Lives Here
    Respect to my homies.
  • Boxing was interesting

    Golf not going well
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674
    Paddy Prendergast, the final surviving member of the last Mayo team to win the All-Ireland senior football title has died aged 95

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  • Boxing was interesting

    Golf not going well

    Have they changed the protocol about finishing matches once an outright win has been achieved? Also if the US had won after 2 days would they have started any of the singles?
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,424

    Boxing was interesting

    Golf not going well

    Have they changed the protocol about finishing matches once an outright win has been achieved? Also if the US had won after 2 days would they have started any of the singles?
    I think they play out all the matches now.

    Nice for Rory to get the point after a nightmare Ryder Cup. Hope Poulter maintains his unbeaten singles record too as suspect this will be his last appearance.

  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,231

    Paddy Prendergast, the final surviving member of the last Mayo team to win the All-Ireland senior football title has died aged 95

    Mayo have got to win next year. If there isn’t a film about this yet there will be.
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  • seanoconn said:

    Paddy Prendergast, the final surviving member of the last Mayo team to win the All-Ireland senior football title has died aged 95

    Mayo have got to win next year. If there isn’t a film about this yet there will be.
    Galway will beat them in Connaught.

    If they did win it next year it would be unbelievable.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,211
    Part of me thinks it might be better if they didnt so the curse theory can be quashed :P
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    Part of me thinks it might be better if they didnt so the curse theory can be quashed :P

    If they do win it they better not go anywhere near Foxford and should definitely pay any funeral processions the respect necessary while celebrating......
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    edited 28 September
    I found this quite interesting. There's a long history of sprinters making the crossover to bob-sleigh, but is this a first for a long jumper?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/28/greg-rutherford-makes-gb-bobsleigh-squad-to-keep-his-olympic-dream-alive
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,231
    edited 28 September
    elbowloh said:

    I found this quite interesting. There's a long history of sprinters making the crossover to bob-sleigh, but is this a first for a long jumper?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/28/greg-rutherford-makes-gb-bobsleigh-squad-to-keep-his-olympic-dream-alive

    Rutherford was a very respectable 100m sprinter in his younger days but surprised there aren’t any younger faster sprinters vying for a berth. Bit of interest for British bobsleigh perhaps.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,211
    Same ideas isn't it? 10m of intense power to get the start under '6 flat'


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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,619
    seanoconn said:

    elbowloh said:

    I found this quite interesting. There's a long history of sprinters making the crossover to bob-sleigh, but is this a first for a long jumper?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/28/greg-rutherford-makes-gb-bobsleigh-squad-to-keep-his-olympic-dream-alive

    Rutherford was a very respectable 100m sprinter in his younger days but surprised there aren’t any younger faster sprinters vying for a berth. Bit of interest for British bobsleigh perhaps.
    I guess the younger, faster sprinters have to accept that they aren't going to make it at the top level in athletics first though. The bigger surprise is that the role is usually a more bulky sprinter who can get their body mass moving the sled, Rutherford has never struck be as being particularly powerfully built.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Pross said:

    seanoconn said:

    elbowloh said:

    I found this quite interesting. There's a long history of sprinters making the crossover to bob-sleigh, but is this a first for a long jumper?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/28/greg-rutherford-makes-gb-bobsleigh-squad-to-keep-his-olympic-dream-alive

    Rutherford was a very respectable 100m sprinter in his younger days but surprised there aren’t any younger faster sprinters vying for a berth. Bit of interest for British bobsleigh perhaps.
    I guess the younger, faster sprinters have to accept that they aren't going to make it at the top level in athletics first though. The bigger surprise is that the role is usually a more bulky sprinter who can get their body mass moving the sled, Rutherford has never struck be as being particularly powerfully built.
    Maybe he has great pushing power in those springy legs.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,231
    Pross said:

    seanoconn said:

    elbowloh said:

    I found this quite interesting. There's a long history of sprinters making the crossover to bob-sleigh, but is this a first for a long jumper?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/28/greg-rutherford-makes-gb-bobsleigh-squad-to-keep-his-olympic-dream-alive

    Rutherford was a very respectable 100m sprinter in his younger days but surprised there aren’t any younger faster sprinters vying for a berth. Bit of interest for British bobsleigh perhaps.
    I guess the younger, faster sprinters have to accept that they aren't going to make it at the top level in athletics first though. The bigger surprise is that the role is usually a more bulky sprinter who can get their body mass moving the sled, Rutherford has never struck be as being particularly powerfully built.
    Rutherford packed on some muscle after a lengthy spell out injured during his career, seemed to work for him but looked a bit bulky for the ideal long jump build. He never really seemed to get the credit he deserved for some reason. Tremendous athlete, Olympic, world, European and commonwealth gold, can’t argue with that.
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