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    Lots of people here playing lots of different sports!! I tend to play loads, most sports footbal, rugby, hockey, tennis, rackets, squash, badminton, table tennis, rowing etc but my favorite is fives, does anyone else play this?? I want to be really good so I can win the nationals this year that is my dream at the moment!
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    [QUOTE=bikerx23] but now that thorpe has retired maybe robert key could get a look in? He is a prolific batsman, and there is an element of the doctor about him...
    Collingwood is an interesting one though - despite being a one-day specialist he does appear very calm and measured to his batting approach, so that could fit well with a test side. [QUOTE]

    I must disagree with your first point; key is a very good batsmen, but he's shown that he doesn't have the tmeprament to make it consistently at the highest level as he seems to get to excitedwhen he starts making runs and then gets himself out in a stupid fashion. i saw him bat yesterday evening against warwickshire and he was bowled through the gate for nine, which is a real concern when you take into account what happened to bell against mcgrath; mcgrath will bowl a consistent line and length outside off stump and will eventually seek out that flaw.

    To your second point, i must agree. The side needs a batsmen who is a run collector who keeps the scoreboard ticking over, and i believe that collingwood would be the man to do that. As you say he has a calm temprament and i believe the right ingredients to make a successful test match player. HOwever, i doubt very much that the selectors will drop bell for collingwood, or even ashley giles ot that matter.
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    celtic are crap, full of premiership rejects and old-timers

    if they want to join the english leagues they should join at the same level FC United had to

    they just aren't good enough for the premiership, if any prem. team joined the scottish league they'd instantly become a title challenger, celtic would be relegation battlers in the english premiership (and probably hampionship too :p: )
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    (Original post by Parisian Scot)
    Not necessarily a good thing when you see what often results from such 'fanatical support'
    give examples of these "results"
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    (Original post by technik)
    give examples of these "results"
    There are a number of attacks and even murders which occur across the West of Scotland (particularly Glasgow) which are motivated by sectarianism. The most prominent example is that of a 16-year old boy who had was stabbed and killed for wearing a Celtic shirt in the wrong part of town. I'll tr y and find the relevant article later
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Ar...186759,00.html
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    and sectarian tension long pre-dates the invention of rangers and celtics football teams...
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    (Original post by Wilko_777)
    The old firm in the English premiership is definately a no no. They would never be able to compete with any of the big teams.

    It's an English league, let it stay that way.
    i'll be sure to remind swansea and cardiff.
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    (Original post by technik)
    and sectarian tension long pre-dates the invention of rangers and celtics football teams...
    Obviously. My point is that Rangers and Celtic have become rallying points for those bigots who wish to do harm to people of another religion, and until very recently, neither club has done anything to change this image
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    (Original post by Parisian Scot)
    Obviously. My point is that Rangers and Celtic have become rallying points for those bigots who wish to do harm to people of another religion, and until very recently, neither club has done anything to change this image
    you can not blame a club for the actions of people on the street.
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    (Original post by technik)
    you can not blame a club for the actions of people on the street.
    You can when they do not use their influence over the fans to promote tolerance and understanding. Admttedly, most fans who commit violent acts are drunk at the time which the clubs cannot prevent, however at the moment they are just not doing enough. Instead of buying s*** players like Adam Virgo and Aalex Rae, they could sponsor an anti-sectarian campaign in schools
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    (Original post by Parisian Scot)
    You can when they do not use their influence over the fans to promote tolerance and understanding. Admttedly, most fans who commit violent acts are drunk at the time which the clubs cannot prevent, however at the moment they are just not doing enough. Instead of buying s*** players like Adam Virgo and Aalex Rae, they could sponsor an anti-sectarian campaign in schools
    wise up. they are football teams not community liason officers.
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    (Original post by technik)
    wise up. they are football teams not community liason officers.
    And Millwall aren't the police but they're not complaining in what they have done.
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    (Original post by technik)
    and if any of the old firm were to get relegated it would be celtic...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...ic/4718461.stm

    blasted by a bunch of slovakian minnows. hahahaha
    Everton lost to Arsenal 7-0 but got a Champions League place. Manchester United lost 5-0 to Chelsea, which broke their 29-game unbeaten run (biggest at the time) but did the treble in the same season. One result is all it is.
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    (Original post by mc_watson87)
    I reckon they'll get through.
    I don't.
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    me neither
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    well i had a good laugh......bit harsh but HEY THATS FOOTBALL!!!!




    better luck next season celtic....
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    :rofl:Celtic
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    Everton lost to Arsenal 7-0 but got a Champions League place. Manchester United lost 5-0 to Chelsea, which broke their 29-game unbeaten run (biggest at the time) but did the treble in the same season. One result is all it is.
    Very True but the suicidal defending that was on show last night suggests that it might not be a one-off. Infact, unless a Russian billionairre turns up in the near future to invest in a new defence I can see them getting beat becoming a regular occurence. One thing's for sure, they're gonna cop one when they come North to face the Dons!!!
 
 
 
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