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by ovalball
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

eldanielfire wrote:
waguser wrote:Chines scored 97.5 in sinchro swimming

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Not fair! They used magic. The second from right is clearly Lord Voldemort!

If pulling funny faces is an Olympic sport, why aren't the All Blacks competing?
by ovalball
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Gospel wrote:Jesus wept. Cook must be spitting. British Taekwondo looking like a right pack of useless wankers now.
Was bound to happen - how stupid is it to not pick a world number 1. Lulato was always a huge gamble.
by ovalball
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Old news? Britain's boxing team have lodged a protest over Tom Stalker's light-welterweight quarter-final defeat by Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg of Mongolia Even the BBC commentators thought it was a fifty fifty fight with a point in it either way. What are they appealing?! That was their assessment whe...
by ovalball
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Old news? Britain's boxing team have lodged a protest over Tom Stalker's light-welterweight quarter-final defeat by Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg of Mongolia Even the BBC commentators thought it was a fifty fifty fight with a point in it either way. What are they appealing?! That was their assessment whe...
by ovalball
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Just seen this - apologies if it's old news. Piers Morgan on Twitter " I was very disappointed @BradWiggins disn't sing along with the national anthem. Show some respect to our Monarch please" To which Brad Wiggins responded "@Piersmorgan I was very disappointed you didn't go to jail for insider dea...
by ovalball
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

muffstuffa wrote:Why do boxers in the semis get a bronze :?
I guess it's because you don't really want people fighting again after they've just been beaten up.
by ovalball
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Winnie wrote:So cheaters do prosper
:lol: :lol: Doctor's note to say he was injured yesterday and today he blows away the whole 1500m field.

Reckon there'll be a few chinese badminton players just a tad pissed off with that double standard.
by ovalball
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Great moment there when Pearson realised she won - wonderful stuff and a great race.
by ovalball
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

McEnroe generous words for Olympians who don't really mke money off their sport but do it for the passion and beause its the Olympics. Nice appreciation from the legend. You dont think Farrah makes a lot of money from athletics? Not compared to Murray, Federer et al. And there's other gold medallis...
by ovalball
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Fantastic stuff from Murray - let's hope he can do it again with Robson.
by ovalball
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

The penalty curse strikes again :(
by ovalball
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Fantastic day for team GB - the crowd must be ecstatic - it's not that long ago that our sole F&T medal was a bronze by Brendan Foster.

Heady days these.
by ovalball
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

That was brilliant - superbly judged race from Mo. Fantastic.
by ovalball
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

They looked totally shocked - brilliant moment.
by ovalball
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

PUMITA wrote:Grobbler deserves some sort of formal recognition for his efforts along with Brailsford.
:thumbup:
by ovalball
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

I would expect it to be harder to reach the top in swimming compared to rowing and cycling - pretty sure there's be more people in a position to take it up seriously, hence it will be more competitive. Rowing and Track Cycling both require specialist facilities that are not easily available, hence f...
by ovalball
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion

Stunning performance.
by ovalball
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Anyone hear Paul Kimmage on Newstalk re.the road race? Absolutely scathing about the Irish lads, hugely critical of the Germans and Aussies and full of praise for GB - said their effort, team work and selflessness was outstanding Always had a lot of time for Kimmage. As much as I respect Kimmage th...
by ovalball
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Much as he should have been put out to pasture when he did the Pipes of Peace there's no getting around the fact that he was a Beatle and if you're celebrating Britain then you can't ignore the biggest band in history. meh. Should have been Elton John. He wouldn't have been much better. All these g...
by ovalball
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Much as he should have been put out to pasture when he did the Pipes of Peace there's no getting around the fact that he was a Beatle and if you're celebrating Britain then you can't ignore the biggest band in history. meh. Should have been Elton John. He wouldn't have been much better. All these g...
by ovalball
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Enjoyed that - very pleased that we put on a good show. The Torch at the end was a touch of genius.

Now the real action begins.
by ovalball
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

RuggaBugga wrote:Some random wingbikes set to a cover of come together :?
So, don't watch it - just Bugga off.
by ovalball
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Womack wrote:
bollinger wrote:let us guess sir Paul
He might be able to sing it in tune at least.
Not if his performance at the Jubilee is anything to go by.
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Akkerman wrote:Hate the f**king PC speech, yes North Korea is a f**king dictatorship, say it. Say that millions died and are still dying in Congo. Say that the Syrian army is preparing for a massacre right now.
Time and place - and this is neither.
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

It's gonna take f**king hours for all that lot to wander in :?
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

I think this is going to be a love it or hate it situation. I love it but I get it. A lot wouldn't. Having said that, so what? This is a very British opening cermony and fair dues. Soundtrack is absolutely awesome. To be fair, most people don't normally "get" the opening ceremony of most Olympics, ...
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Red Chopper wrote:Wish Trevor Nelson would STFU!!
Strangely, I can just blot the commentators out - don't even notice them.
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Bet the Sex Pistols never thought they'd feature in an Olympics opening ceremony :shock:
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

bollinger wrote:
Boobs not Moobs wrote:
bollinger wrote:Still waiting for a big wow moment
You must tweet.
be honest with yourself, can you really see the international media going crazy thus far
Have you just pissed in your bed or are you always a wet blanket.
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

I'm not normally a fan of opening ceremonies but this has been pretty stunning so far - clever theming - great execution.
by ovalball
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion
Replies: 17631
Views: 369741

Re: London 2012 official OLYMPICS discussion thread

Amazing how they are transforming the arena.
by ovalball
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Guitar Thread
Replies: 781
Views: 104845

Re: The Official Guitar Thread

Scheter C1 Hellraiser http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/6/4/8/3/648323/pics/_c348669_image_0.jpg That's gorgeous. Having re-joined the wage slaves, I'm planning on treating myself to one of those (or very similar) - might try to get one with a Floyd Rose. My playing is still rubb...
by ovalball
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Arctic sea ice coverage back to 'normal' levels
Replies: 6300
Views: 339080

Re: Arctic sea ice coverage back to 'normal' levels

Record low coverage in June this year (sorry if already posted). http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ And I'm surprised Bill hasn't let us know that the Antarctic ice is shrinking as well, getting thinner as it is warmed from below - according to no lesser source than the Daily Mail http://www.dailyma...
by ovalball
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Guitar Thread
Replies: 781
Views: 104845

Re: The Official Guitar Thread

rageagainstthemachine wrote:Scheter C1 Hellraiser

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That's gorgeous.
by ovalball
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chris Cairns - defamed or match fixer?
Replies: 115
Views: 4726

Re: Chris Cairns - defamed or match fixer?

If you guys thinks this clears Cairns name you are kidding yourselves. It is just glossing over what will always be be insinuated maybe not as loudly now. People will use the euphemism that he had some troubles with match fixing allegations rather than say straight out he is a match fixer. Bit like...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish cricket bandwaggon
Replies: 178
Views: 4333

Re: Irish cricket bandwaggon

I would also add that the Irish players 'poached' to date have all been capped for Ireland multiple times befrore coming to the attention of the English counties, so saying they are choosing to be English is more than crass. How is it crass? Some choose to throw their lot in with England, in order ...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish cricket bandwaggon
Replies: 178
Views: 4333

Re: Irish cricket bandwaggon

If they're allowing their international game be a laughing stock then as is then why not allow associates hitch up with a test team but continue for their associate at one day or 20/20? I've made that point before on here, and in fairness, a lot of the English cricket heads here would agree; but no...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish cricket bandwaggon
Replies: 178
Views: 4333

Re: Irish cricket bandwaggon

Terrible argument Ovalball - The players should not be allowed declare for us, it is most certainly not 'swings and roundabouts' as you say. So, where else would the Irish players get 1st class experience and the benefit of all the coaching structures in the English Counties? We have no choice abou...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish cricket bandwaggon
Replies: 178
Views: 4333

Re: Irish cricket bandwaggon

Great to see them qualify - apart from one slip up, early on, against Namibia, and a fright against Italy, they cruised through. I doubt any of the teams will fancy playing them as they have more than enough ability to cause an upset in T20. Just hope they can keep improving during the wait for Tes...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish cricket bandwaggon
Replies: 178
Views: 4333

Re: Irish cricket bandwaggon

Terrible argument Ovalball - The players should not be allowed declare for us, it is most certainly not 'swings and roundabouts' as you say. So, where else would the Irish players get 1st class experience and the benefit of all the coaching structures in the English Counties? We have no choice abou...