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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭cowboyBuilder


    I might have been a little ironic.

    Anyway, back on topic

    The greatest kick of a ball, for one of the greatest Chelsea players : (UCL final 2012 - Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    jmayo

    Oblomov haven't you figured it out yet ?

    LOL my problem, is not the understanding or the assumption, it's a matter of being too polite.

    Someone asks a questions, I answer the question. It's not for me to take on board, address or correct the initial assumption.

    Now, Chess, included early on the thread but no real adverse comment.

    Sport, sporting, being a sport all have a multitude of meaniong, " he was sporting a fine Nike trainers" meaning he was wearing,,, vbeing a sport, and allowing someone to " slip in without a ticket"

    Then, there are a multitude of activities that are clearly defined as a sport, sliding pices of rock along the ice, generally overweight ladies and gentlemen throwing small barbs at a circular board, or clubbing a small ball around a massive park in an attempt to force the small ball into a hole in the ground.

    You may consider riding specialist lightweight bikes in a circle or skating in circles chasing other people or being chased as not in the true and descroptive elements of sport.

    Then, from the puristist point of view, anything other than the strenuous activities included in the very first Olympic Games are the only true sports.


    Now, i'm not sure if you understand the gist of this missive. Allow me to clarify, I really don't give a **** what the loacal troll thinks, O post as a small appreciation of the effort, dedication, achievement of the indivudual involved.

    For the woman who broke as ankle during the Paris Dakar rally and continued to the complete, the Goalkeeper who played on with a broken neck because he didn't want to let his teammates down

    For anyone, who takes part, in a competitive activity, against the clock, against the elements and against other competitors deserves some form of recognition.

    If it's a single image posted on a forum, bringing to the attention of others.



    Nike, Nike, " Just do it"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭cowboyBuilder


    Who is the troll? - me???

    I allready said I was being a touch ironic ... you're the one dragging this out.

    Anyway

    2012 Australian Open final - Novak Djokovic beats Rafa Nadal in 5hrs 53 minutes - the longest final match in grand slam history

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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    Play nice ;) ^

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    Willie Mullins expects to have another big Cheltenham festival in a couple of weeks time. I'm looking forward to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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    Rightly or wrongly, disqualified at the Winter Olmpics, came back to win Gold medals at the recent wortld Championship

    Scott Elise Christie.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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    UCI World Track Championship, Laura Trott, 5'4" pocket rocket wins Gold,

    Winner Laura Trott of Great Britain (C), second placed Kirsten Wild of The Netherlands (L) and third placed Stephanie Roorda of Canada pose on the podium of the Women's Scratch Race Final at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London, Britain, March 3, 2016.
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 746 ✭✭✭Starokan


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    John Lenihan - I only became aware of this man when reading a newspaper article last year . Con Houlihan once wrote that of all our unsung heroes he was just about the most unsung

    World Mountain racing champion in 1999 but what is most impressive is his toughness and durability - winner of the annual Carrauntoohil mountain race 19 times - unbelievable really

    Coupled with the fact that he overcame serious injury to do so ranks him for me right up there with the best sportspeople Ireland has produced.

    I am currently reading his book Tough as Leather , I would follow most sports and to be honest I don't know how I was not aware of an athlete of that calibre in our country for so long


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,510 ✭✭✭TrailerBob


    Something that came to my mind yesterday. Remember following the breaking story on the news

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    Payne Stewart celebrates victory in the 1999 US Open, only 4 months before his tragic death when the Learjet he was travelling in lost cabin pressure and crashed after flying on autopilot until it ran out of fuel. Stewart and the others on board would have been long dead before the crash.

    He was the last of the mainstream golfers to wear the traditional 'plus fours' when playing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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    Caroline Ryan suffered a broken collarbone in UCI World Track championships.

    Considered a "normal" cycling injury/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭lassykk


    After 3 heartbreaking final defeats, world number 125 (given a wildcard for this) - Goran Ivanisevic finally wins Wimbledon 2001

    One of my favourite sporting memories. I even think Pat Rafter was happy that he won it. Came through an epic 5 set semi final too as well as the epic 5 set final!

    More staggeringly that year Tim Henman knocked out Roger Federer (who wasn't quite at his prime!)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭lassykk


    Oblomov wrote: »
    elise-christie-speed-skating-winter-olympics_2990075.jpg?20130829161026

    Rightly or wrongly, disqualified at the Winter Olmpics, came back to win Gold medals at the recent wortld Championship

    Scott Elise Christie.

    Felt really sorry for her at the olympics as the disqualifications seemed harsh (as a person who knows little about the sport)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭lassykk


    Drogba winning the champions league for Chelsea

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    The greatest kick of a ball, for one of the greatest <<<snip>>> Chelsea players : (UCL final 2008 - Terry slips taking vital penalty that would have won the UCL for Chelsea instead United won 4 kicks later)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Felt really sorry for her at the olympics as the disqualifications seemed harsh (as a person who knows little about the sport)

    The South Koreans.... knew her strengths and played to them... In my humble opinion.

    Christie won a lot of fans with her dignity in very difficult circumstances.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,218 Mod ✭✭✭✭cdeb


    lassykk wrote: »
    This post has been deleted.
    That was the greatest Wimbledon ever. I watched pretty much all of it with a few weeks off between finishing college and starting work. Barry Cowan - an unknown Brit given a wildcard entry - came from two sets to love down against Sampras, who was still invincible at that stage, to take the match to a final set. It wasn't until the fourth round that Sampras' Wimbledon aura started to fade - losing to Federer in a genuine changing of the guard match. Sampras had won seven of the previous eight Wimbledons, but 2002 was his last year to play. Federer had never won a match at Wimbledon in two previous attempts. Federer said afterwards that he didn't think anyone would ever dominate tennis the way Sampras had.

    The semi between Henman and Ivanisevic was incredible; Ivanisevic had a genuine mental meltdown on court, losing the third set 6-0 to go two sets to one down. I think he was even called up for kicking the net in frustration - had completely lost it. So to recover from that to win was phenomenal. He even won a point from on his knees -



    The final was on a People's Monday; the atmosphere was like a football match inside. The first point drew a cheer more like winning a set. And Goran's interview afterwards where he talked about good Goran and bad Goran was great too.

    That tournament will never be beaten for entertainment, I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


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    Not my cup of tea sports wise I have to say but win lose or draw this man has certainly raised the profile of MMA.


  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭paul0103


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    The end?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭Red Kev


    When Goran Ivanisevic won, he dedicated the title to a friend of his who was killed in a car accident in 1993, basketballer Drazen Petrovic. Lovely touch.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    I loved that Wimbledon, I was on crutches with my leg in plaster and it saved my sanity as there was nothing else to watch!
    I remember the Sampras-Federer match and it was a real torch passing moment.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 746 ✭✭✭Starokan


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    Danoli and Tom Foley are one of my favourite irish sporting stories, there was something special about the small Irish trainer with the gentle kind manner taking on the established yards and beating them.

    The public took this horse to their hearts in a huge way , out of all the great days none were greater for me than the Sun Alliance in Cheltenham 1994

    What an atmosphere and what a roar when he crossed the line a winner, I love this quote from a racing post writer at the time

    "They cheered him down to the start," wrote George Ennor in the Racing Post, "they cheered him as he started, they cheered more loudly as he took the lead, and they raised the roof as he passed the post in front."

    Bookies were literally cleaned out that day and I really think it was a magnificent training performance by Foley



  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    Really looking forward to Liverpool V Man Utd tonight. YNWA!!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Hmmmmm but, that image is for the 1977 league cup final between Aston Villa and Everton. Aston Villa won, 3-2

    But,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_F.C.%E2%80%93Manchester_United_F.C._rivalry


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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    Listening to his Man U counterpart after winning 2-0


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    Oblomov wrote: »
    Hmmmmm but, that image is for the 1977 league cup final between Aston Villa and Everton. Aston Villa won, 3-2

    But,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_F.C.%E2%80%93Manchester_United_F.C._rivalry

    You are incorrect, it's actually it's Liverpool v Man Utd with Ronnie Whelan scoring. 1983. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Football_League_Cup_Final

    Why would I put Everton v Aston Villa ????????


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Why would I put Everton v Aston Villa ????????


    LOL if you right click and then search for this image...it comes up with league cup final, Everton v Aston Villa 1977

    I've had the same thing with an italian GP image and the wrong year.

    The link you posted doesn't refer to the image shown....

    AAggghhhhhhh

    I stopped thinking about why people post particular images years ago........


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    ^ :D Still showing Liverpool v Man Utd on my page but seeing as I'm now REALLY looking forward to the 2nd leg on Thursday, here's another one just in case..............

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Most successful Liverpool player

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,734 ✭✭✭pappyodaniel


    ^^^who is that?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,218 Mod ✭✭✭✭cdeb


    Phil Neal


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Phil Neal, P650 G59. With winners’ medals for four European Cups, eight league titles, four League Cups and a Uefa Cup, the attacking full-back is the most decorated player in the club’s history. No Englishman has ever won more. Virtually ever present after making his debut in 1974, Bob Paisley’s first signing enjoyed a dozen seasons of defensive solidity and consistency. He formed devastating right-flank partnerships with Jimmy Case, Sammy Lee and Craig Johnston and had an inside-forward’s assuredness in front of goal, especially from 12 yards.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo


    Really looking forward to Liverpool V Man Utd tonight. YNWA!!

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    Oblomov wrote: »
    Hmmmmm but, that image is for the 1977 league cup final between Aston Villa and Everton. Aston Villa won, 3-2

    Wichita Lineman is right.
    Oblomov wrote: »
    LOL if you right click and then search for this image...it comes up with league cup final, Everton v Aston Villa 1977

    Well it is wrong.
    Don't believe everything google or wiki tells you.


    That is definitely a Liverpool 1983 jersey and man united wore black shorts and white shirts in the final.
    Also one of guys looks like Daglish and the other with tache looks like Souness.
    And goalie looks like Bailey.
    There is not a Villa jersey in sight.

    I am not allowed discuss …



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