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Subject: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 11:18 AM

Poem 195 of 230: MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002

2001 got somewhat cheeky,
    So, on my T.V., I was pleased to see
Old-fashioned etiquette about the net...
    But oh! to get among the coaching set.
Thus, here is a feature that I'd teach:
    Two-hands each side – either off when can't reach.
And, as for thoughts on pay, I do not say
    "Amateur play" but "spread-out the outlay."

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)

And, having just won his first grass-court tournament, will Andy Murray be the first Scot to win Wimbledon..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM

I stopped watching when the women started deciding to have orgasms on court (Monica S. has a lot to answer for). Locker rooms only, please girls.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 01:46 PM

Oh? Got it on video?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 02:33 PM

?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 03:10 PM

Why Worry ? MOST of it will be stopped for rain while they wind the new roof closed !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 03:22 PM

will Andy Murray be the first Scot to win Wimbledon
How does one classify a 'Scot'?
Harold Mahoney was born in Edinbugh, but he's listed as being Irish.
However, one can argue that 'Scots' were originally from Ireland anyway!

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 03:52 PM

Ooooo... can Oworms there lad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 04:32 PM

I was speaking of the soundtrack to ladies' matches......(it was a joke. Plod, plod.)

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 04:34 PM

Oh... a joke. Hehehehe... I still don't get it. Sorry.

OH!!!! Ahhhh.... yer more perverted than me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 04:37 AM

Apparently, grunters and squeelers (sounds like a heavy-metal band!) are to be dealt with at Wimbledon this year...I'm sure we'll hear more on that...but I myself, Peter, have questioned females playing tennis on other grounds - i.e., the strain upon the racket arm; this from a visit to a tournament kicking off just now...

Poem 156 of 230: EASTBOURNE - SUMMER 2001

On the day before the solstice,
    I first sighted Eastbourne:
A beautiful elegant place -
    English culture untorn.

Two long days allowed two long lanes
    To be walked before dark -
One after travel on four trains,
    One post-Devonshire Park.

The first was between sea and heath,
    And gardens signed by post,
Then up the Downs to view, beneath,
    The brutal handsome coast.

The next, contrasting that before,
    Showed all kinds of vessels -
Parked up along the pebbly shore
    And in marina cells.

(But, as for the women's tennis,
    It soon became a qualm -
As I was put-off by what is
    A great strain on their arm.)

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 10:28 AM

and a great strain on their voice.
on a hot day in summer
I first sighted Wimbledon,
a noisy place.
multi national tennis.
but for the womens tennis.
too many frilly knickers.
too many high kickers.
too many city slickers.
but as for the womans tennis
played sedately on grass.
it was Monica Seles
Whose grunts were a pain in the arse.

B. Allboy. 2009


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:11 PM

Ha. I've heard LOTS of grunts coming from the males at Wimbledon. One just last week. It's kind of distracting but I figger that they're the ones putting out the effort, not I, so I can live with it.

By the way, judging by when they do speak, the players don't appear to be miked so why are the grunts so audible? Just how loud are they??


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 01:42 PM

I think it stems, Ebbie, from coaches telling youngsters to exhale as they strike the ball - but, in my opinion, this may be okay for golf e.g., but not rallying tennis where players should catch their breath whenever they can; the exception, of course, is serving, where folks have time to perform what is an awkward motion that would make Marcel Marceau grunt, at least a bit! I guess a spare sock could be put to use..? ;-)>


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 04:43 AM

IT COULD BE AN ATTEMPT TO PUT OPPONENTS OFF.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:10 AM

I spent a week at Wimbledon one friday.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 10:26 AM

Tennis is for lasses and puffs.
Real Men play cricket.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 11:20 AM

Prancers play cricket
Real Men play chess

:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 05:18 PM

...Poem 223 of 230: SERIOUS SERVING

We were taught "stand in-plane, like a golfer" -
Who started this "aim at the umpire"?!

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:50 AM

LOL Ebbie!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 01:14 AM

Rugby, now that's a mans game.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:54 AM

...Poem 99 of 230: ONE RUGBY?

With sixth-tackle, knock-on and touch-line hand-over -
    No scrums, line-outs, rucks or mauls;
The rest (the best of both codes) would hardly alter -
    And no splits, due to two calls.

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)

Back to tennis, Murray certainly has a good chance, but I think Federa will win his 15th major...


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 02:24 PM

Just heard that, sadly, an injured Nadal will not be defending his Wimbledon title.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Arnie
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 02:06 PM

Murray Mound doesn't have the same ring to it as Henman Hill, but I suspect that, barring injury, Andy Murray may well get to the finals which Tim never did. Latest weather forecast doesn't look too bad for the week, but this being Wimbledon week things could go downhill pretty quickly. Still, with a new roof over the centre court there will be no excuse for Sir Cliff to burst into song this year so the money is well spent!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 04:50 PM

If you'll pardon the pun, Arnie, I watched, on TV, the "dry-run" of the newly-roofed centre-court and, apart from the odd slip and a slight limit on the height of lobs, it seems fit for purpose...Sod's Law, though, it will probably be one of the driest Wimbledons for ages..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 03:10 AM

And that bloody awful Cliff Richard won't be singing again.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 01:57 AM

Please, please, let it be all over soon. My dear Mrs. is an avid tennis fan and I sorta miss her over this period.
I can't watch any TV either!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 09:36 AM

And, if I may vent my spleen, Greycap, why on earth on the BBC trailer for Wimbledon/The All ENGLAND Lawn Tennis Championships did we have to have not only American-rock backing music but a John McEnroe voice over...at the US Open do they have Henry Purcell and Tim Henman?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM

>>Murray Mound doesn't have the same ring to it as Henman Hill<<

Why do we English want a Murray Mound. He has stated he is Scottish, so let him get on with it.

I want to see a true English player win, whenever or never. :-)

Sorry, I just see Murray as another player that is not English. British maybe, but Scots don't like us for that me thinks. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 01:49 PM

As an Englishman, The Villan, I've really enjoyed my VISITS to the fine NATION of Scotland, and was hoping Andy might help with the push for full independence; but, apparently, he's just bought a home in Surrey, so perhaps, sadly, he's starting to see himself as British..? Anyway, he's certainly a fine player to watch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 01:55 PM

..Anyway, he's certainly a fine player to watch<<

Couldn't agree with you more there WV

I lived in Scotland for 3 and a half years and I loved every minute. I made a lot of very nice Scottish friends.

The Scots are very proud of their tradition and I support them on that.

Pity us English aren't the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 09:57 AM

...and Jason Goodall, of England, I think, seems, to me, to be potentially a top player - especially on grass...concentration, maybe..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 09:58 AM

It's "Josh," sorry - I wasn't concentrating!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 04:35 AM

...but, alas, he lost, and there are no English players left in the singles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 06:43 AM

That is so sad.
I thought that the English were getting grants and lots of coaching etc to help them become world beaters.
Where is it going wrong.
I find it embarrasing that we have Wimbledon, but can't produce top level players from England.
I do not include Murray in that as he is Scottish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 03:15 PM

Tennis Tips To Try


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 11:35 AM

Re the grunting and squealing, it's a bit distracting when you're trying to mark exam papers in the room next to the TV.

Wouldn't like to be in the hotel room next door when they're on their honeymoon!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 12:09 PM

Yes, Acorn4, and according to Tiger Tim, and myself before I was put off women's tennis at Eastbourne, they somehow manage not to grunt during practice sessions..?!

Back to the mens, I predict either Hewitt of Murray (due to meet in the Semis, I think) will play Federa in the final..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 12:18 PM

The Mint is on Murray for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 12:35 PM

Bit worried, as the Queen is hob nobbing with him. Do you think she is after a toy boy :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 12:58 PM

...and here was I thinking he a Scottish republican...maybe he's done a William Wordsworth and wants to smell the roses..?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 01:33 PM

Maybe he is after the corgi's :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 02:58 PM

No Villan - he's only Scottish when he loses. If he wins he's definitely British!
Now call me a prude if you must but is it absolutely necessary for some of the women players to expose 6" below waistline?? I thought skirts were supposed to go round your waist not your crotch!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 03:09 PM

...and I thought we'd moved on to dog-roses and daffodils, here, Mrs. Duck..?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM

Quack :-)
I don't use the British approach.
Andy Murray is Scottish, win or lose.
I don't need to jump on the British bandwagon.

I want to see a Tim Henman only twice as good. :-)

Well by the sounds of some of these women, they are having orgasm's on court. I switch to another match when I hear that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 03:24 PM

Just heard that Murray has won - and incredibly without any "Tim Henman moments"!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 03:55 PM

Yes, Acorn4, in my opinion, he's a notch above Tim - who, along with John Lloyd, was one of the better players never to win a major; I'll be very surprised if Andy doesn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 04:30 PM

like chalk and cheese.

Andy Murray is winner with aggression.

Tim was always a very good nice player, but lacked that something extra


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 05:04 PM

I've always thought that there is a slight hint of Aspbergers about Andy Murray. I am not saying this at all in a disparaging way at all but I have an autistic son, and some of AM's mannerisms are a bit reminiscent.

It may actually help as the powers of concentration are very focused and it may also act as a kind of insulation to prevent him being got at my the media stuff.

Let's hope so!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 06:52 AM

I started watching the womens doubles yesterday, I lasted about 3 minutes of listening to that bloody awful Tracy Austin, has she got the most irritating voice in the world or what ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Arnie
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 07:50 AM

Dave H - agreed!! What with Venus Williams grunting like she's in labour and Tracy Austin's irritating voice, I'm giving women's tennis a miss. Strangely enough, I think that John McEnroe has turned out to be a very listenable-to commentator and it's difficult to recall that he was the original 'superbrat' of the court. Age has definitely brought wisdom in his case.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 09:12 AM

Mac can be quite amusing at times.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 11:14 AM

Does anyone else lament the fact that the tournament seems to have become infested with Jackson hysteria? When champions are asked to comment on his death before the tennis I fear relevant issues have become confused. Surely there are enough other outlets for discussion without ALL the media being taken over by this event?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 12:07 PM

As suggested above, tennis does put quite a strain on the racket arm, thus: men play tennis/ladies play table-tennis (at which, to join Dave and Arnie's army, they wouldn't have the time to grunt!).


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 04:12 AM

Andy Murray, of Scotland, plays Viktor Troicki, of Serbia, today - don't no much about the latter player..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: s&r
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 09:38 AM

I think only women should be allowed to play football because men are physiologically hampered by the scrotum. A load of what you say?????

Stu


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 12:26 PM

...double faults, Stu?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 03:25 AM

According to Oscar Wilde football is a ' game for rough girls '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 05:00 AM

Netball is a fine team-sport for females; table-tennis a fine individual (plus doubles) sport for females. What's worse than females belting tennis balls and kicking footballs - playing rugby and rowing, e.g.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 05:42 PM

What a match. Well played Andy Murray. You Scots can feel proud.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 05:00 AM

Agreed, The Villan, and the new roof and lights of The All England...Club worked well, I felt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 06:32 AM

They had to use the new roof last night, three drops of rain and the players had to run for cover, is it true that rain causes fatal injuries to tennis players, or are they all fairies ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 08:16 AM

Yes. To both questions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 09:08 AM

but the women dont curtsey any more,I miss that,perhaps the men might start doing it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM

Maybe the men could or should wear skirts as well.
I suppose Andy Murray should wear a kilt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 01:51 PM

"but the women dont curtsey any more,I miss that,perhaps the men might start doing it." (CB)...Henri Leconte, partnering, often hilariously, Mansour Bahrami in the "ATP Champions Tour" doubles does.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 04:04 PM

I've hated Wimbledon since childhood because it fucks up the telly schedules; as a kid I used to cry, as an adult I line up religious statuary along the back wall and get my air rifle out.

The sooner the BBC start a designated sports channel the better it will be for the stress levels of the nation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 05:00 PM

Shame, SO - Phil's a tad busy for a hit at tennis, these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 05:16 PM

Anyone for tennis?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 06:31 AM

...my kits not so different from those gents, to be honest, SO.
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) is back in form...but good enough to beat the Scot?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 12:00 PM

Mint Match from Murray 3 - 0


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 01:15 PM

Yeah... fuckin piss me off! I started a "small" job and ran into a bunch of snags. Figured I would still catch some of it. Got back to the TV just in time to see them walking off the court. Grrrrrrrr!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 01:23 PM

You can't beat bad luck, Gnu! - the commentators commented on how quick the players were between points, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 04:43 AM

That reminds me of the time I got up early in the morning to watch the rematch of Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight boxing championship.
I had a bet with somebody at work, that Liston would beat Clay. The bet was £15 which was a lot of dosh in those days, reducing by a £1 for each round.
Anyway, I got up, put the telly on and the match was just starting. I had put the kettle on for a cup of tea. When I came back with my tea, the match was over as Clay knocked Liston out in the first round.
So not only did I lose my sleep, but lost £15 and never saw the match live.
I never forgave Clay for that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 11:17 AM

Good job Serena Williams, my Amazon!

I left her battling away mid-match to get some work done, confident I would come back downstairs to see she had won her SF match. Of course she did. Every set a hardfought tiebreaker. She works hard for the money! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: s&r
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 12:13 PM

But don't you think she would be more suited to the delicate niceties of table-tennis?

Stu


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 12:17 PM

Tennis is a masculine game that the Williams sisters usually win at - unless they are injured by it.

Back to the mens, and the semis:
Which Andy will win..?
And which German speaker will win..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 06:20 AM

Tennis is a very silly game with an equally silly scoring system.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 08:03 AM

The scoring system is, despite the lines below, a strength of tennis, I think, Bonzo - because it produces numerous "big points" in a match. (And that's probably also why table-tennis games are now first to 11 rather than 21 - more big points.)

Poem 96 of 230: PARADIGMS

"Thirty-all" is, in effect, "deuce";
    Nobody has seen an "atom":
An atom remains a model;
    "Thirty-all" an umpire's call.
"They we just simply had to bomb";
    And there are other given "truths"...

If we humans evolved from apes,
Why on earth are there living apes?

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)

PS: I also think Tim Henman has quickly turned himself into a fine tennis commentator - as well as a near-scratch golfer!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 02:05 PM

so has Murray lost?I saw most of the match,but viewing stops at 7 pm


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 02:41 PM

Yes he did lose. 6-4 4-6 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5)

Roddicks serving was top class and IMHO, that was the difference.
I thought Murray played really well, and I always got the feeling he could pull it back and win. He is a born fighter and at 22, I don't think it will be long before he wins Wimbledon


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 03:26 PM

yes he played very well,he must be the best scottish player for 50 years,and the best from GB,for 50 years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 03:34 PM

A quote from Major Eustace Drummond - Bugle (retd)

"Venus & Serena Williams in the women's final, you say? bloody Americans aren't they... Bah! when I was a lad, Wimbledon was thoroughly English don't ya know...What has the world come to, letting foreigners play at centre court...blah, blah..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 05:42 AM

After the match, Roddick behaved like a man who'd achieved his goal, it seemed to me, and I'll be very surprised if Federa doesn't win his 15th major tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 06:42 AM

I was disappointed with the match. Murray has glimpses of tennis genius but then seems to tail off whereas Roddick was consistently good throughout and deserved his win.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Arnie
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 06:50 AM

If it's true that centre-court tickets for the men's final were changing hands at £8,000 upwards because of the Murray factor, then there will be a lot of wealthy but disappointed spectators at Wimbledon tomorrow. Serves them right for paying such inflated prices to the touts!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 08:32 AM

Neither my wife nor I can stand tennis in any shape or form. Anyone else seen the light?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 02:17 PM

Although they lost, just enjoyed watching the Bryon brothers play, on the USA's Independence Day (wish we in England had that!), including the famous Bryon-bump!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 01:39 PM

Good long men's final just won by Federa - hope one of us remembers to re-open this thread next year...


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 02:00 PM

Holy s***! Unreal!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 11:04 AM

Sexism on the Centre Court


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 01:20 PM

Glad to see she has a sense of humour about it. Both of those young ladies are fine role models... intelligent, articulate, personable, humble...

On the other hand, there are some who are far more model but, of course, if it makes them a pile of money, who am I to judge?


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