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Post by Justin Credible » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:42 pm

you mean mo and others in the running
or maybe the brits" that won cycling gold
or how about the great british football sides that have no actual brits
or the mational english side in football, where their must successful team of the 80s and 90s were full of players not actually even born in britain
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Post by Randall » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:51 pm

M H wrote:He didn't say anything about Zola Budd in 1984
foster is as bad, "theres two kenyans running for turkey, a somalian running for belgium and mo farah for england!"
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Post by Randall » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:55 pm

the result for the european championship 10k

1st somalia
2nd uk
3rd kenya
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Post by Monkety Tonkety » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:46 pm

Darth Randall wrote:cram getting his panties bunched about kenyans running for other countries, wont be happy when somalian mo wins then.
I think it depends on the circumstances. One of the Ethiopians running for Holland was a refugee and had lived there since she was a child. But other countries are deliberately targeting Ethiopian and Kenyan distance runners which makes a mockery of the European Championships. Aregawi was competing for Ethiopia in the London Olympics and now she's "Swedish".

Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey tend to "buy" a lot of athletes because they can't produce any of their own.

As for Farah, he moved to Britain at the age of 8. His father is British and was born in London himself.

Farah's formative years were spent in the UK, and I severely doubt he did any distance running in Somalia or Djibouti as 7 year olds don't run the 5 or 10k. So he started his athletics career at school here and was supported by lottery funding, etc. I can't see why he would run for Somalia (where he hardly spent any time) or Djibouti (where he was waiting to join his dad in London - his parents had met on holiday which is why he was born in Somalia). I think he classes as British.
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Post by Justin Credible » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:48 pm

farah like all london blacks took up running at a young age, mostly from the law
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Post by Monkety Tonkety » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:09 pm

Justin Credible wrote:you mean mo and others in the running
or maybe the brits" that won cycling gold
or how about the great british football sides that have no actual brits
or the mational english side in football, where their must successful team of the 80s and 90s were full of players not actually even born in britain
To be fair, Gaz, the English national team of the 80s and 90s (and now) hardly had any foreigners in it.

From the 1986 World Cup squad:

Terry Butcher was born in Singapore but from British parentage and spent almost his entire life in the UK (he moved here at the age of two). He's as British as I am, except for an accident of birth. Singapore wasn't yet independent from Britain at the time of his birth either, so such things were common.

John Barnes lived in Jamaica until he was 12, so that's one you could class as "foreign", but it isn't as if the English FA bribed him to move here to improve their football team. His family just emigrated for economic reasons like many others from the Caribbean.

From the 1990 World Cup squad:

As well as the two players mentioned above, Tony Dorigo. Now he was definitely foreign born, and had no real link to England other than the fact he played here. He is the only player who had no real right to play for England.

So out of 34 players who were picked for 1986 and/or 1990, 32 were British (31 British born), one was questionable (Barnes) and only one was completely foreign (Dorigo).

You're right about the cyclists though, and you could have mentioned the cricketers who hail from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even Ireland.
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Post by Sprocket501 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:27 pm

My fucking eyes!

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Post by D & B » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:38 pm

Sprocket501 wrote:My fucking pies!
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Post by Justin Credible » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:52 pm

Sprocket501 wrote:My fucking eyes!

did darty fart in them when you were kissing his ass
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Post by M H » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Can't fucking wait!
Ten contenders have been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.

Golfer Rory McIlroy, footballer Gareth Bale, gymnast Max Whitlock, F1's Lewis Hamilton and swimmer Adam Peaty are on the list with Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton).

Boxer Carl Froch, Charlotte Dujardin (dressage), athlete Jo Pavey, plus Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans are nominated
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Post by Justin Credible » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:52 pm

fuck the cripples and spastics, only there for political correctness
Same with women, lets be honest no one gives a flying fuck about cripples, spastics and women in sports

Golf is for wankers, boxing is corrupt footballers are preening primadonnas who need a kick in the hole, lewis hamilton is a cunt, and the toffs sports dont matter to the ordinary guy.
in terms of individual performances, stamina training and showmanship it has to be carl froch, even if boxing is corrupt.....best of a woeful lot
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Post by M H » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:54 pm

I lost all interest in this shit years ago
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Re: Random Sports Crap

Post by Randall » Thu May 14, 2015 8:56 am

Tyson gay failed a drugs test, again, and the whole us team stripped of Olympic medals
Who'd have guessed
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Re: Random Sports Crap

Post by Randall » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:15 pm

The Olympics are going to eurosport apparently.
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Post by M H » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:28 pm

Darth Randall wrote:The Olympics are going to eurosport apparently.
Saw the report on BBC, superb news
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Post by Randall » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:33 pm

M H wrote:
Darth Randall wrote:The Olympics are going to eurosport apparently.
Saw the report on BBC, superb news
Have to pay out for eurosport I guess.
200 hours haven't be free to air but could just stick all the shit on that.
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Post by M H » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:56 pm

Darth Randall wrote:
M H wrote:
Darth Randall wrote:The Olympics are going to eurosport apparently.
Saw the report on BBC, superb news
Have to pay out for eurosport I guess.
200 hours haven't be free to air but could just stick all the shit on that.
You know I think the Olympics are total shite. Now if Eurosport could get Wimbledon
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Post by Randall » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:02 pm

I like both!
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Post by M H » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:04 pm

I could happily see both consigned to history
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Re: Random Sports Crap

Post by Randall » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:28 pm

Good to see bolt beat gatling earlier.
The BBC team were certainly pleased!
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