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Post  OMAR on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:17 pm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/olympics/2012/writers/brian_cazeneuve/07/26/2012-olympics-medal-predictions/index.html


Predictions for every event - useful reference point

According to author

Ireland to win gold (taylor) and bronze ( nevin)
Brazil to win soccer
Federer to win tennis
Hedging his bets on lochte v phelps
Blake to beat bolt in100m - reverse in200m
Mo farah to beat bekele in 10 k
Cavedish to win road race
Cancellaro to beat wiggins in TT

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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Parouisa on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:54 am

Spain off to a flier in the football!!! affraid
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  OMAR on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:36 pm

in Katie Taylors event - Sports Illustrated pick for bronze ws Queen Underwood - Taylor draws her in quarter final if all go's to plan - so they cant both win a medal

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Post  Parouisa on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:53 pm

OMAR wrote:in Katie Taylors event - Sports Illustrated pick for bronze ws Queen Underwood - Taylor draws her in quarter final if all go's to plan - so they cant both win a medal


Thought she got the Scouser in the QF and Queenie in the SF???
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Post  Parouisa on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:56 pm

Parouisa wrote:
OMAR wrote:in Katie Taylors event - Sports Illustrated pick for bronze ws Queen Underwood - Taylor draws her in quarter final if all go's to plan - so they cant both win a medal


Thought she got the Scouser in the QF and Queenie in the SF???

Sorry - one of the boxing experts here (his son was one the fringe of the team) gave me duff info! Hard enough draw though she should be good enough ...
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  OMAR on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:59 pm

Parouisa wrote:
Parouisa wrote:
OMAR wrote:in Katie Taylors event - Sports Illustrated pick for bronze ws Queen Underwood - Taylor draws her in quarter final if all go's to plan - so they cant both win a medal


Thought she got the Scouser in the QF and Queenie in the SF???

Sorry - one of the boxing experts here (his son was one the fringe of the team) gave me duff info! Hard enough draw though she should be good enough ...




Are you a Tarmac Contractor ?

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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Parouisa on Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:04 pm

OMAR wrote:Are you a Tarmac Contractor ?

Close - scrap metal regurgitator .....
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  OMAR on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:50 pm

For a multi ethnic society this is a almost like a bad 1950's soapbox commercial
Every possible symbol of white cute, and twee, middle England.
Cricket playing vicars eating cucumber sandwiches whilst the Mary Poppins nanny reads peter pan stories to young George and Portia.

Shockingly racist - A few token non anglo saxons amongst the extras to take the bad look of it.
If i was michael Johnson i,d leg it before someone sends him to a sugar cane plantation

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Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:22 pm

Fabulous opening cermoney so far.
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Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:23 pm

OMAR wrote:For a multi ethnic society this is a almost like a bad 1950's soapbox commercial
Every possible symbol of white cute, and twee, middle England.
Cricket playing vicars eating cucumber sandwiches whilst the Mary Poppins nanny reads peter pan stories to young George and Portia.

Shockingly racist - A few token non anglo saxons amongst the extras to take the bad look of it.
If i was michael Johnson i,d leg it before someone sends him to a sugar cane plantation


The couple in the impact of the internet story weren't white Omar.
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Post  OMAR on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:25 pm

And they played a dizzy rascal tune balance is restored Suspect
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  Thomas Clarke on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:37 pm

Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:
OMAR wrote:For a multi ethnic society this is a almost like a bad 1950's soapbox commercial
Every possible symbol of white cute, and twee, middle England.
Cricket playing vicars eating cucumber sandwiches whilst the Mary Poppins nanny reads peter pan stories to young George and Portia.

Shockingly racist - A few token non anglo saxons amongst the extras to take the bad look of it.
If i was michael Johnson i,d leg it before someone sends him to a sugar cane plantation


The couple in the impact of the internet story weren't white Omar.

Agreed, Omar very harsh and quick to judge. I think the story showed the evolving cultural diversity as time passed. An ambitious show, and I enjoyed large parts of it.
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Post  OMAR on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:55 pm

Have either of you to been to the East end of London at at any stage in the last 25 years.
Taken a walk down brick lane for e.g once full of pie and mash shops, jellied eel and alf garnett types ?
I agree that the show was entertaining, interesting, well choeographed etc. but I would prefer if it just decided it was entertainment instead of attempting to potray a culture that is not reflective of the country.

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Post  OMAR on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:59 pm

That salut to te German team looked a bit dodgy ?
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:14 pm

OMAR wrote:Have either of you to been to the East end of London at at any stage in the last 25 years.
Taken a walk down brick lane for e.g once full of pie and mash shops, jellied eel and alf garnett types ?
I agree that the show was entertaining, interesting, well choeographed etc. but I would prefer if it just decided it was entertainment instead of attempting to potray a culture that is not reflective of the country.

To be fair, I thought it was reflective of the culture of the country, and focussed on the cosmopolitan elements as the story was brought up to date. I have been watching without commentary, so perhaps I missed some salient points, but I thought it was well done.

(And yes, i know Brick Lane very well.)
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Post  patsymc on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:47 pm

great show so many places ive never heard of
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Re: Olympics 2012

Post  OMAR on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:14 am

OMAR wrote:That salut to te German team looked a bit dodgy ?


Was one of those things - did i really see that?
Seems so . Did,nt spot that he was sitting in front of the mayor !!


http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/opening-ceremony-shock-as-fan-accidentally-1176295

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Post  OMAR on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:25 am

Certainly seems that my views on the lack of cultural diversity are not shared by tory MP Burley

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jul/28/olympics-opening-ceremony-multicultural-crap-tory-mp?newsfeed=true
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:05 am

Should also add, the lighting of the flame was the best I have seen - absolutely brilliant. If only they had stuck Paul McCartney in it....
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Post  OMAR on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:27 am

Thomas Clarke wrote:Should also add, the lighting of the flame was the best I have seen - absolutely brilliant. If only they had stuck Paul McCartney in it....


Indeed very impressive
As regards Macca a few off key cords of let it be it was nostalgic 27 years ago
Now it reminds me of when you are on holiday with few beers on board.
The lad that does his karaoke party piece of suspicious minds seems novel the first night. After 14 nights of the same crap you want to fishgut him.
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Post  Real Kerry Fan on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:45 am

OMAR wrote:That salut to te German team looked a bit dodgy ?
I think omar everyone raise their hands either waving or greeting and as usual the press have to find some controversial angle. Sad
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Post  OMAR on Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:40 pm

21-6 impessive stuff from nevin. Stylish fighter,
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Post  RMDrive on Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:04 pm

Irish boxers looking very composed so far. More of the same please.
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Post  OMAR on Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:40 pm

Damned if I know what that Colombian was trying to do at the finish of the cycling slows down and looks down the narrow side leaving a red carpet for vinakourov. Bad crash for Cancellaro. Seemed like both wheels slid on a dry road Suspect
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Post  bocerty on Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:15 pm

OMAR wrote:Damned if I know what that Colombian was trying to do at the finish of the cycling slows down and looks down the narrow side leaving a red carpet for vinakourov. Bad crash for Cancellaro. Seemed like both wheels slid on a dry road Suspect

Don't know what he was at either OMAR, a bit of inexperience I suppose, bad day for team GB, though they weren't helped by the peloton.

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