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Post by taipan on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 03:16

Bradman wrote:Lives with Alice.

I thought they were neighbors.
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Post by Bradman on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 03:19

Moved in together. That's why the other guy wants to know WTF.
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Post by JGK on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 01:24

Federer takes a brilliant first set against Kyrgios in the Miami semi final. 10-8 in the tie breaker after both players had set points.


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Post by JGK on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 02:24

Kyrgios returns the favour in the second set saving 2 match points in the tie breaker before winning it 11-9.

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Post by JGK on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 03:12

Into the third set tie breaker.

These two have now played 6 sets of tennis against each other and each set has gone to a tie breaker.

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Post by JGK on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 03:26

Fed comes back from 4-2 down in the tie breaker to win after the crowd were calling out to Kyrgios during a couple of crunch points in the tie break.

As much as NK is a knob, he didn't deserve that crap given the entertainment he gave the crowd.

Meanwhile, Rafa is smiling watching a 35 year old Fed play for 3 and half hours.

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Post by JGK on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 00:26

Serena announces that she's 20 weeks pregnant.

Selfish cow - I had $20 on her to win the French.

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Post by embee on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 02:23

Alexis Ohanian ...bravest man alive
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Post by lardbucket on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 02:45

JGK wrote:Serena announces that she's 20 weeks pregnant.

Selfish cow - I had $20 on her to win the French.

She'll probably still do it, between contractions.

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Post by Bradman on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 03:44

lardbucket wrote:
JGK wrote:Serena announces that she's 20 weeks pregnant.

Selfish cow - I had $20 on her to win the French.

She'll probably still do it, between contractions.

Grand Slam gone for good?
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Post by taipan on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 04:17

lardbucket wrote:
JGK wrote:Serena announces that she's 20 weeks pregnant.

Selfish cow - I had $20 on her to win the French.

She'll probably still do it, between contractions.

Speaking of which, Maria is back next week.
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Post by taipan on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 06:34

embee wrote:Alexis Ohanian ...bravest man alive

To boldly go where no man has gone before.
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Post by skully on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 08:17

Jeez, he's a bee's dick off 2 metres tall. He must have a todger to match to please Serena.

Co-founder of Reddit, so I guess between them, they aren't short of a quid.
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 08:19

skully wrote:Jeez, he's a bee's dick off 2 metres tall. He must have a todger to match to please Serena.

Co-founder of Reddit, so I guess between them, they aren't short of a quid.

Yeah, i was wondering if he had to strap a plank across his arse. Twisted Evil
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Post by JGK on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 04:26

Ilie Nastase - what a piece of crap.

Ilie Nastase crosses the line with abuse of Brit Johanna Konta



BARRY FLATMAN
The Times
8:20AM April 23, 2017

Ever since Ilie Nastase first stained his reputation as a gifted tennis player and winner of the French and US Opens with a succession of on-court verbal outbursts that saw him nicknamed Nasty, the sport has wondered what to do with him.

Now, 45 years later and with the former world No 1 aged 70, the answer is unavoidable. The International Tennis Federation can no longer shy away from dealing with his latest disgraceful behaviour. Nastase must be banned from tennis for life.

When he was handed the Romanian Fed Cup captaincy last October, many people were stunned. This is a man who in his autobiography boasted of bedding more than 2500 women. Nastase has also long flirted with being labelled a racist with some of his comments during his playing days.

He habitually referred to the late Arthur Ashe as “negrito”, or even worse. That was the 1970s. He has not improved or matured with age. His comment on Friday about the colour of Serena Williams’ unborn baby was unacceptable. So, too, was his jocular request during the Fed Cup draw ceremony for this weekend’s Promotion Playoff between Romania and Britain, for the hotel room number of British captain Anne Keothavong, who is also pregnant.

Then came a verbal attack on the British journalist who accurately reported his comments about Williams’ unborn child. “Let’s see what colour it has,” he said. “Chocolate with milk?”

It beggars belief that Nastase could dig a deeper hole for himself but he managed it as play in the tie at the Black Sea port of Constanta got under way. The day started with Nastase storming into the press room and berating journalist Eleanor Crooks, repeatedly calling her “stupid”. Things escalated in the second rubber as Britain’s world No 7 Johanna Konta played the Romanian No 2 Sorana Cirstea. Nastase was involved in a heated discussion with the match referee Andreas Egli after British complaints that crowd noise was influencing play. Although his team were leading the tie after winning the first singles rubber, Nastase flew into a foul-mouthed rage. He said to the umpire: “What’s your f...... problem?” He then called Keothavong and Konta “f...... bitches”.

There is no place in tennis for this kind of behaviour. Nastase has been allowed to get away it for decades because of his past successes and mischievous reputation, and was even inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991. Now he must be banned.

The ITF is investigating Nastase’s comments about Williams and his verbal attack on the British journalist and released a statement saying: “This is unacceptable behaviour by a Fed Cup captain. No player, official, member of the media or fan should have to endure any kind of abuse, and Mr Nastase will rightly play no further part in this tie.

“A formal investigation is already under way and any decision or sanction will be made by the ITF’s adjudication panel.”

Nastase was ejected from the stadium and subsequently expelled from the tie to avoid further problems. It should not be the job of Romania’s leading player, world No 5 Simona Halep, to calm a potentially combustible crowd after a captain who is old enough to be her grandfather had incited them.


Nastase’s history shows an utter disregard for officialdom. In 1977, during a bad-tempered Wimbledon quarter-final against Bjorn Borg, he verbally castigated the British umpire Jeremy Shales. After one reprimand he screamed at the man in the chair: “Mister Nastase to you. You call me Mister Nastase.”

Two years later at the US Open, Nastase was playing a young John McEnroe and was employing all his tricks of gamesmanship to try and infuriate his opponent.

When the New York-based umpire Frank Hammond penalised Nastase, the Romanian refused the play on. First he was penalised a game for stalling and arguing after standing on the baseline, cursing the official.

The crowd at Flushing Meadows seemed close to rioting and the tournament referee, Mike Blanchard, was forced to take the microphone and appeal for calm. Nastase was disqualified, only to be reinstated to satisfy mob rule.

After McEnroe eventually won the encounter, Hammond said: “That was the most disgusting thing that I’ve seen in 31 years in tennis.”

The events at Constanta yesterday were worse, with Konta reduced to tears by Nastase’s antics. The only acceptable outcome is for Nastase to be thrown out of the sport for good.

The Romanian is a successful politician in his country and also an honorary major general in the army. Romania might well revere him but he is a disgrace to the game of tennis and should be treated accordingly.

The Sunday Times

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Post by skully on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 06:02

Nawsty. Shocked
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Post by taipan on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 07:23

Nastase could always be a bit of an arsehole, but was still more fun to watch than the faceless robots of today.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 07:48

taipan wrote:Nastase could always be a bit of an arsehole, but was still more fun to watch than the faceless robots of today.

True. Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Becker, Cash...all more entertaining than todays mob.
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Post by taipan on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 07:56

Big Dog wrote:
taipan wrote:Nastase could always be a bit of an arsehole, but was still more fun to watch than the faceless robots of today.

True.  Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Becker, Cash...all more entertaining than todays mob.

Around that era you could also add Ashe, Vilas, Gerulaitis, Tanner, Edberg to that list.
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Post by JGK on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 08:41

Big Dog wrote:
taipan wrote:Nastase could always be a bit of an arsehole, but was still more fun to watch than the faceless robots of today.

True.  Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Becker, Cash...all more entertaining than todays mob.

Not sure that Borg was that entertaining.

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Post by taipan on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 08:51

JGK wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
taipan wrote:Nastase could always be a bit of an arsehole, but was still more fun to watch than the faceless robots of today.

True.  Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Becker, Cash...all more entertaining than todays mob.

Not sure that Borg was that entertaining.

Played in arguably the best Wimbledon final of all time.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 07:11

"Chocolate with milk"

WTF? The rest are at least explicable, but this....

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Post by JGK on Fri 26 May 2017, 01:02

Margaret Court spits the homophobic dummy and says she won't fly Qantas because of its support of same sex marriage.

Meanwhile, her other option, Virgin, also supports SSM so it looks like there will be some long train rides in her future.


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Post by horace on Fri 26 May 2017, 02:46

JGK wrote:Margaret Court spits the homophobic dummy and says she won't fly Qantas because of its support of same sex marriage.

Meanwhile, her other option, Virgin, also supports SSM so it looks like there will be some long train rides in her future.


She can catch a ride with her sky demon.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 26 May 2017, 02:47

And a move to change the arena's name ffs!
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