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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    Cricket, Boxing, Rugby all done ok? It's mainly football that is pretty bad.

    Don't understand how an Englishman made a sport that can't be played in the rain though


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    If you discount international football, England punches well above its weight in just about any other sporting endeavour

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    Considering the resources and relative amount of players compared to other competing nations it should compete a lot more on the rugby front. Cricket has done well, especially in recent years. Pre 2005 was disappointing. I think Boxing has done well without being spectacular.

    The one pat on the back I would give is that as a country, it manages to well, if not brilliant, in a range of sports. Not just one or two like most countries.

    There's badminton but South Asia dominates
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    (Original post by swirly)
    I've recently started eating spinach daily. Straight out the bag, like a bag of crisps.

    Cc has improved bowel movements immensely.
    We stunting on these bros

    They stay constipated
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    We stunting on these bros

    They stay constipated
    It's hard to describe, but on the inside don't you just feel really 'clean'. Like you flushed your system of toxins.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Considering the population and the fact that the sports were born there, England don't have a particularly great history of sporting success stories. Certainly not in the past 50 years.
    What do you consider a "sporting success story" though? We're always 3rd/4th on the Olympic medal table, won 4 of the last 5 Ashes tests, won the Rugby World Cup (only northern hemisphere side to ever do so), won the most 5/6 Nations Championships, 3 tennis players in the top 4 over the last 20 years, various Formula 1 Champions, loads of record holders in minor sports like Boxing, Golf, Snooker, Darts.

    England/Britain punches well above its weight for its size. There's a lot of perceptions that we're bigger than we are. In Europe alone we're nothing next to France, Germany, Italy or Spain.
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    Anyone into finance? specifically knowledagble about currencies?

    Have a bit of savings in RMB that comparitivly have gone up quite a bit (a good few grand) since the pound dropped.

    Wondering if its a good time to put it back into pounds.. or do you think the pound will drop further? Are we at the bottom?

    Would be very profitable if the pound were I to dump it back into pounds, and then the pound to recover to pre-brexit levels.. but will it?
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    (Original post by zKlown)
    Thoughts on Red Kidney beans and Pinto beans?

    I have started eating them every other day.

    Improved my toilet activity immensely.
    I eat a lot of pinto beans. Dat protein, dat fibre. Dat lyfe

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    (Original post by sr90)
    What do you consider a "sporting success story" though? We're always 3rd/4th on the Olympic medal table, won 4 of the last 5 Ashes tests, won the Rugby World Cup (only northern hemisphere side to ever do so), won the most 5/6 Nations Championships, 3 tennis players in the top 4 over the last 20 years, various Formula 1 Champions, loads of record holders in minor sports like Boxing, Golf, Snooker, Darts.

    England/Britain punches well above its weight for its size. There's a lot of perceptions that we're bigger than we are. In Europe alone we're nothing next to France, Germany, Italy or Spain.
    I was talking about England, rather than Britain. And whilst I agree that England is small in size compared to the aforementioned nations, in terms of population and resources, it's very much on a level playing field.
    And whilst I can't be arsed to not pick with the statements you've made, ie Murray is Scottish and Rusedski being Canadian, I'm not saying they haven't had success, but rather that they haven't had as much success as they should have, all things considered.
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    Anyone into finance? specifically knowledagble about currencies?

    Have a bit of savings in RMB that comparitivly have gone up quite a bit (a good few grand) since the pound dropped.

    Wondering if its a good time to put it back into pounds.. or do you think the pound will drop further? Are we at the bottom?

    Would be very profitable if the pound were I to dump it back into pounds, and then the pound to recover to pre-brexit levels.. but will it?
    That won't happen for a long time. Almost every senior analyst is expecting further decline.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Considering the resources and relative amount of players compared to other competing nations it should compete a lot more on the rugby front. Cricket has done well, especially in recent years. Pre 2005 was disappointing. I think Boxing has done well without being spectacular.

    The one pat on the back I would give is that as a country, it manages to well, if not brilliant, in a range of sports. Not just one or two like most countries.

    There's badminton but South Asia dominates
    These points are related though aren't they? England does have loads of money and loads of people, but England are also competing in loads of sports.

    Even just looking at England and Wales in Rugby, you've got to remember that England have a competitive Rugby League side and generally the North of the country doesn't play Union, which filters out a bunch of players in a way that doesn't happen in Wales. Imagine if someone like Sam Burgess had played Union all his life.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    That won't happen for a long time. Almost every senior analyst is expecting further decline.


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    (Original post by sr90)
    That won't happen for a long time. Almost every senior analyst is expecting further decline.
    so sit on my chiense money for now, and hold on for it to drop further?

    I do reckon their will be another big drop when we actually leave europe/the single market (if we do)

    Maybe its then that I should dump it back.
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    Murray absolutely destroying Raonic.

    He's got to be the best returner in the world - returning the fastest serves of the tournament like they're nothing...
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Love it. Drains your battery like mad though.
    How do you get it? Says it isn't out in the UK yet

    Not sure I'll have time for it but it's interesting to see how it's taken the US by storm already.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    You can get via, umm, unofficial means
    PM please or you'll have to card yourself

    I don't even properly know how it works, care to explain?
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    Yeah Britain actually pressed the self destruct button. I should have just put a grand into dollars then. I'd have made 150 pounds in the space of 2 weeks.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    Yeah Britain actually pressed the self destruct button. I should have just put a grand into dollars then. I'd have made 150 pounds in the space of 2 weeks.
    You would have been betting against almost all predictions by doing so. You're basically saying if I could predict unexpected events I could make a lot of money on the markets.

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    Murray absolutely destroying Raonic.He's got to be the best returner in the world - returning the fastest serves of the tournament like they're nothing...
    McEnroe called him and Novak the greatest returners in the history of the game on Friday I think so not an outrageous claim by any means.

    (Original post by Louis.)
    These points are related though aren't they? England does have loads of money and loads of people, but England are also competing in loads of sports.
    There aren't many nations of a similar size that perform as well in as many sports. You get random nations who are specialists in one area but as said with the Olympics we're usually top 5, discounting the likes of China, USA and Russia thats pretty much where we belong.
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    (Original post by Fizzel)
    McEnroe called him and Novak the greatest returners in the history of the game on Friday I think so not an outrageous claim by any means.
    It's actually ridiculous - the best servers in the game rely on getting out of sticky situations with their big serves. Raonic in particular isn't good with longer points in baseline battles, so it's clear that once the serve is out of the way, he's on the back foot.
    The difference in quality here has been all too evident because no matter what he does, Murray always seems to find a way to return.

    Raonic produced a serve of 147mph; the 2nd fastest serve in Wimbledon history....and Murray still won the point.
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    Murray would have 10+ slams if he had the joke era opportunities that Federer had.
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    Murray wins Wimbledon again!

    Straight sets in an absolute demolition.
    What a player...
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Raonic produced a serve of 147mph; the 2nd fastest serve in Wimbledon history....and Murray still won the point.
    Not to be too much of a party pooper but it wasn't that great a serve, wasn't wide or a proper body serve, Murray's return was okay. Was short well inside the base line, and Raonic's set up that he follow in was a weak shot well inside the base line and he's poorly positioned for Murray to pass. Basically just aside from the number 147mph it was a weak point from Raonic.


    Looking like SPOTY will be a Hamilton-Murray fight. Second Wimbledon title or 3rd straight drivers championship?
 
 
 
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