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Re: Wimbledon 2017
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2017, 06:52:13 AM »
In any other country she'd be lauded for her achievement.
Here all we hear is 'she ain't British'
Amazing  ::)
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« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2017, 07:56:52 AM »
Yeah British people hate sporting success for some reason and always have to find something wrong. If she hadn't chosen to represent Britain the same people would probably be slating her as she has used our facilities and coaches for so many years yet picked to represent another country  :-\
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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2017, 08:37:43 AM »
Muguruza to beat Williams in the final. Put your money on it ;)

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« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2017, 09:01:08 AM »
Who cares, she's british enough for me. Half our our Rugby and Cricket sides aren't remotely english but we get behind them!
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« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2017, 09:05:42 AM »
Who cares, she's british enough for me. Half our our Rugby and Cricket sides aren't remotely english but we get behind them!

Exactly. You will be telling me next that Sir Mo Farah isn't British.......:)
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« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2017, 09:12:54 AM »
Was our last female winner British, i have my doubts on that one too
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« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2017, 10:34:16 AM »
just googled virginia wade, my mistake she was born in Bournemouth
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« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2017, 12:52:41 PM »
People deride and take the p!ss out of countries like Ireland and Wales, picking players with sometimes distant and tenuous ancestry.

In all cases though there is some evidence of ancestry. Konta was born to Hungarian parents and was brought up in Australia, trained in Spain for a couple of years, and took Bitish citizenship in 2012

We are so desperate for sporting success in this country that we are quite happy to overlook all this and adopt her as a British hero

There's nowt stranger than folk eh. Having said all that she did well

Out of a general interest I was wondering what your thoughts were on the legitimacy of Cyrille Regis's five England caps?

Do you think he should have been allowed to represent the country he moved to when aged five, or do you feel that he should have represented France when given the opportunity having been born in French Guiana?

As far as I am aware Cyrille never lived in France, and also bear in mind that French Guiana is not and never has been a member of FIFA.
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« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2017, 01:41:56 PM »
Murray walking it by the sounds of it so far

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« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2017, 02:23:36 PM »
Murray walking it by the sounds of it so far

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« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2017, 03:22:03 PM »
Murray is not looking right at all now

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« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2017, 03:53:32 PM »
murray is out
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« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2017, 03:58:12 PM »
murray is out

That sucks but given he came into the tournament with an injury it was probably mint to be.
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« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2017, 04:06:08 PM »
That sucks but given he came into the tournament with an injury it was probably mint to be.


sucks & mint :)

what the eck, hes only scottish lol
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« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2017, 04:08:11 PM »
That sucks but given he came into the tournament with an injury it was probably mint to be.

You need help Dan......
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« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2017, 04:12:29 PM »
Gutted for Murray, would have won it comfortably if he weren't injured.
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« Reply #66 on: July 12, 2017, 04:15:46 PM »
You need help Dan......

Yes mate, as my online bud' Morany pointed out the other day I need help finding a hobby  :P  ;) .
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« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2017, 04:45:25 PM »
Whoops... Didn't see that coming

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« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2017, 06:48:26 PM »
Out of a general interest I was wondering what your thoughts were on the legitimacy of Cyrille Regis's five England caps?

Do you think he should have been allowed to represent the country he moved to when aged five, or do you feel that he should have represented France when given the opportunity having been born in French Guiana?

As far as I am aware Cyrille never lived in France, and also bear in mind that French Guiana is not and never has been a member of FIFA.

In an ideal world I think you should only represent the country of your birth, but I can understand someone who has been in a country (and possibly a citizen) from a very young age wanting to represent that country, but the problem is the way the system is abused.

In Konta's case she was an Australian citizen until 21 years of age, spent all her formative years in Australia, and indeed had already represented Australia.
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Re: Wimbledon 2017
« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2017, 03:57:33 PM »
Congratulations to Rodger Federer on become the 1st male player to win Wimbledon 8 times.

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« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2017, 04:41:10 PM »
Congratulations to Rodger Federer on become the 1st male player to win Wimbledon 8 times.

It wasn't much of a final but what an incredible achievement. It's a joy to watch him play.

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« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2017, 07:16:33 PM »
It'll be strange when Federer's not around anymore, whenever that is. Genuine sporting legend still in top gear.

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« Reply #72 on: July 17, 2017, 10:51:39 AM »
If anyone has not been, I highly recommend it, I had a great day there, all very well organised, one of the great world sporting events.
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« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2017, 11:26:20 AM »
Fed The Great triumphs again

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« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2017, 12:19:26 PM »
Fed The Great triumphs again

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