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Jrp taking absolutely everything personally at these wee home games
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hp18 wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:So what are we sitting at now?
Four, three and three iirc.
:thumbup:

1/3 of the target already
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BBC 2 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
BBC 2 wrote:
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Thank you. You have just made my point. Admiring beauty isn't mutually exclusive to abusing females.

You are trying so so hard here. I'm not sure why you are trying :?
I made a throwaway comment and you called me a plum
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That isn't vaguely what happened. You started trolling out of the blue and called you a plum when you continued to try and carry on your troll point and you then tried to prove your troll point by stating I said stuff I didn't even type.


OK. Just to prove you are not sexist. Who had the best arse in the mens' triathlon?
Richard Murray!
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OptimisticJock wrote:
hp18 wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:So what are we sitting at now?
Four, three and three iirc.
:thumbup:

1/3 of the target already
And we are nailed on for the sevens, clearly
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Top bloke :lol:
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Gymnastics teams' rule 1s (note: all are 16 or older, but some are probably younger than 18)

Scotland:

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England:

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Jersey (the Channel Island):

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New Zealand:

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Northern Ireland:

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Wales:

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Isle of Man:

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Australia:

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India with a white girl representing the Cayman Islands:

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Malaysia:

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South Africa:

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Canada:

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Swimming - too many bloody events. They should just be told "swim from here to there (and back however many times), as quickly as you can, any way you can."
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Mick Mannock wrote:Swimming - too many bloody events. They should just be told "swim from here to there (and back however many times), as quickly as you can, any way you can."
my sister would be disappointed the backstroke would disappear, although it would cut down the number of school records she owns from 7 to maybe 3 :lol:
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Well done Hannah, great effort considering the pressure, saw her a few weeks back at the opening of the new pool in Aberdeen, really impressive how effortless they make it seem. She was doing fly when I saw her and it still looked effortless, which I have always considered this stroke to be a race between me drowning or getting to the other side first.
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
Jersey (the Channel Island):

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awww...all alone with her suitcase, ready to represent her island.

i'm rooting for her now. :)
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merry! wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
Jersey (the Channel Island):

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awww...all alone with her suitcase, ready to represent her island.

i'm rooting for her now. :)
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She is young enough to be your grand child
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wtf? who said owt about sex?

she's the only one without a gymnastics team, so i'm supporting her.

you filthy pervert.
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merry! wrote:wtf? who said owt about sex?

she's the only one without a gymnastics team, so i'm supporting her.

you filthy pervert.
:lol: ;)
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merry! wrote:She's the only one without a gymnastics team, so i'm supporting her.
There's others. She's just the only one with a picture for the site I was at because the site picked up on her writing about her experience on Facebook. There's individual entrants for the women from Trinidad, Cayman, Cyprus, and Jamaica.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/commonwealth-games/27591998
Glasgow 2014: Jersey selection surprises Charlotte Pollard

Jersey's first-ever Commonwealth Games gymnast says she is still surprised at being told she had made the island's team for Glasgow 2014.

Charlotte Pollard, 15, has been balancing her school work with training for the Games, that start on 23 July.

"I'm still a bit shocked, it hasn't quite set in yet," said the reigning Wiltshire Open champion who won two medals at the 2013 Island Games.

"It's absolutely amazing to know that all my hard work has gone somewhere."

The Jersey College for Girls student was the youngest-ever gymnast to represent the island at the age of just nine back in 2008.

She has been training six days-per-week for between three and four hours at a time in preparation for Glasgow 2014 and found out about her call-up in quite an unusual fashion:

The chalk that told Charlotte Pollard she had been selected for Glasgow 2014 The chalk that told Charlotte Pollard she had been selected for Glasgow 2014

"I went to my locker to get my hand guards and there was a block of chalk with the message, 'Congratulations, you made it to Commonwealth Games' on it from my coach," she told BBC Radio Jersey.

"It wasn't until then that I found out.

"I'm honoured and privileged and hopefully it'll encourage others to prove that you can go all the way to the Commonwealth Games and there's no limit to what you can do."

Pollard, who will compete in the all-around event in Glasgow, has previously won a bronze medal at the Jeux des Isles youth games as well as a silver on bar and a bronze on beam at last summer's Island Games in Bermuda.

"I don't think you can compare anything to Glasgow," she said of her previous international competitions.

"They're definitely good experiences in the build up to Glasgow in comparison, I think they definitely help being an experience but I don't think anything can truly prepare you for the Commonwealth Games.

"I try to approach each competition in the same way. I just want to do my best - to stay clean and not fall off anything would be a success.

"My aim is to make the top 24 because they go through to the all-around finals."

Pollard is allowed to train during her PE lessons at school, as well as getting time off to allow her to travel to and from competitions in the UK, as well as having some extra special support for her homework.

"They're really supportive in helping me catch up," she added. "But I've got a twin sister so I can always copy off her."
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jersey has a gymnastics team? :o (i guess they can afford it)

anyway, she's clearly related to eric pollard. and she's names after a bronte.

that'll do for me.
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The Jock 7s side.

Those shirts will do the likes of Lamont no favours with that ned kelly :lol:

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Ireland's Call wrote:The Jock 7s side.

Those shirts will do the likes of Lamont no favours with that ned kelly :lol:

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That's a decent squad, apart from Colin f**king Shaw :x
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I recognise a few of them, give us the names.
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Cyprus leading the medal table atm.
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merry! wrote:jersey has a gymnastics team? :o (i guess they can afford it)

anyway, she's clearly related to eric pollard. and she's names after a bronte.

that'll do for me.
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Ireland's Call wrote:I recognise a few of them, give us the names.
Riddell, Wight, Vernon, Eddie, Lamont
Jones, Bennett, Johnstone, Gregor, Hogg, Shaw, Grant
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Rebecca A?
I would
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c69 wrote:
merry! wrote:jersey has a gymnastics team? :o (i guess they can afford it)

anyway, she's clearly related to eric pollard. and she's names after a bronte.

that'll do for me.
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We've won a medal already :smug:
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jrp wrote:
Ireland's Call wrote:I recognise a few of them, give us the names.
Riddell, Wight, Vernon, Eddie, Lamont
Jones, Bennett, Johnstone, Gregor, Hogg, Shaw, Grant
Ta. Grant should flourish in this. Vernon will be interesting to watch, he has pace.
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merry! wrote:jersey has a gymnastics team?
no, she's the only one competing from Jersey, it's just there's others from other countries that are by themselves competing without a team
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They just interviewed the Kenyan triathlete who does breaststroke in the swimming leg :lol:
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
merry! wrote:jersey has a gymnastics team?
no, she's the only one competing from Jersey, it's just there's others from other countries that are by themselves competing without a team
guess i'll have to support the girls from those other islands too now. tis a hard life. :)
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earl the beaver wrote:We've won a medal already :smug:

In Judo I believe. Congratulations :thumbup:
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When does the boxing start?
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It's hard to get enthused about Judo, it's a lot of arm slapping and getting penalised for not attacking.
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c69 wrote:When does the boxing start?
Tomorrow. There are 29 matches tomorrow alone.
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Not long back from Tollcross. Honoured to see Miley cope and deal with that amount of pressure. Hugely impressive stuff.

Gutted for Jamieson though, poster boy and he gets blown away by Murdoch. According to Adlington, Murdoch is even stronger in he 100m :o

How did Jamieson come across in his post race interview? I heard he was a bit of a plum...

Oh and Ellie Richardson my fellow Teuchter finished 8th impressive stuff considering she only switched to cycling a few years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/28452580
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Rossco wrote:Not long back from Tollcross. Honoured to see Miley cope and deal with that amount of pressure. Hugely impressive stuff.

Gutted for Jamieson though, poster boy and he gets blown away by Murdoch. According to Adlington, Murdoch is even stronger in he 100m :o

How did Jamieson come across in his post race interview? I heard he was a bit of a plum...

Oh and Ellie Richardson my fellow Teuchter finished 8th impressive stuff considering she only switched to cycling a few years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/28452580
As disappointed as Jamieson obviously is, he can hardly complain as it wasn't a bad day, he has NEVER swum that fast!!
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Rossco wrote:Not long back from Tollcross. Honoured to see Miley cope and deal with that amount of pressure. Hugely impressive stuff.

Gutted for Jamieson though, poster boy and he gets blown away by Murdoch. According to Adlington, Murdoch is even stronger in he 100m :o

How did Jamieson come across in his post race interview? I heard he was a bit of a plum...

Oh and Ellie Richardson my fellow Teuchter finished 8th impressive stuff considering she only switched to cycling a few years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/28452580
He wasn't a plum at all, gave credit to Murdoch, but you could see the bitter disappointment he couldn't hide at all. He seemed happier after the medal ceremony.
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Rossco wrote:Not long back from Tollcross. Honoured to see Miley cope and deal with that amount of pressure. Hugely impressive stuff.

Gutted for Jamieson though, poster boy and he gets blown away by Murdoch. According to Adlington, Murdoch is even stronger in he 100m :o

How did Jamieson come across in his post race interview? I heard he was a bit of a plum...

Oh and Ellie Richardson my fellow Teuchter finished 8th impressive stuff considering she only switched to cycling a few years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/28452580
Nah, he was f**ked off but wasnt a plum.
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Pleased to hear it. Be disappointed if he had been.

Some atmosphere there tonight, I'm sure it made a hell of a impact on these guys with 4,000 odd Scots going nuts. Can you imagine how much of an effect it will have on the Athletic bods with 40,000 Scots going batshit crazy at Hampden?
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jrp wrote:
Ireland's Call wrote:The Jock 7s side.

Those shirts will do the likes of Lamont no favours with that ned kelly :lol:

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That's a decent squad, apart from Colin f**king Shaw :x
Modelling possible jersey designs for Leinster?
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c69 wrote:
Sefton wrote:
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jrp wrote:Judo is easily the most tedious sport invented, 3.45mins of tucking your jacket in.
You clearly know fudge all about the sport then, its strength sapping and very technically difficult.
and boring as fudge.
It's not great to watch if you don't understand the sport, however that was not what Jerpy posted.
I loved Judo, it was perfectly suited to my weeble like physique.
Slagging off sports you don't like is a favourite pastime on PR. Why people can't just say it's not their cup of tea I don't know. Plenty of times I've mentioned rugby to people and they give it the old it's rubbish because it's just a bunch of egg chasers diving on the floor and the ref giving lots of penalties for no apparent reason. They don't understand it so it's as boring as fudge.
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Anonymous. wrote:
c69 wrote:
Sefton wrote:
c69 wrote:
jrp wrote:Judo is easily the most tedious sport invented, 3.45mins of tucking your jacket in.
You clearly know fudge all about the sport then, its strength sapping and very technically difficult.
and boring as fudge.
It's not great to watch if you don't understand the sport, however that was not what Jerpy posted.
I loved Judo, it was perfectly suited to my weeble like physique.
Slagging off sports you don't like is a favourite pastime on PR. Why people can't just say it's not their cup of tea I don't know. Plenty of times I've mentioned rugby to people and they give it the old it's rubbish because it's just a bunch of egg chasers diving on the floor and the ref giving lots of penalties for no apparent reason. They don't understand it so it's as boring as fudge.

Except for synchronised swimming obviously. Which should be slagged off at every opportunity.
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