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    absolute stitch up that

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    **** football, hey?

    Barbara might as well have stood on the spot she was that far off her line. What's the point of the assistant standing there if they don't call that?


    **** football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimario View Post
    **** football, hey?

    Barbara might as well have stood on the spot she was that far off her line. What's the point of the assistant standing there if they don't call that?


    **** football.
    they showed a wide angle at one point, assistant had one job, stand on the line and look along it. surely her peripheral vision isn't that bad that she couldn't tell when the ball was kicked. it's the white blob that suddenly becomes a white blur when kicked.

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    three way dead heat for second! crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by belchardo View Post
    Gutless refereeing in the shootout. Every single shot the brazilian keeper was almost at the 6 yard line before the kick was taken.

    Hard luck ladies.
    It is that piss weak thinking that sees us going home.

    Whinge all you like about it.

    Our keeper is the one who is the problem. Why wasn't she exploiting it exactly the same??


    Winners do whatever it takes to get the job done.

    Losers bitch and moan about what went wrong.

    The rules are there exploit the shit out of them
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Some outrageous bike handling at the track cycling last night

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    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/pi...P=share_btn_tw

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    that's a fantastic photo

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    I was watching it on tv last night, she didn't fall either !

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    the big name swimmers strutting around thinking they already have a gold only to fall in a hole again, magnussen syndrome.

    nice row by Brenno

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    Those Campbell sisters look far too happy losing.

    The need the good Member in there teaching them about winning.

    Bet they got ALL the participation certificates at school.

    In other news Mo Farah, falls over, still wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post
    Those Campbell sisters look far too happy losing.

    The need the good Member in there teaching them about winning.

    Bet they got ALL the participation certificates at school.

    In other news Mo Farah, falls over, still wins.
    Precisely

    We have become a nation of losers.

    Yeah we tried hard blah blah blah

    More bullshit
    More bullshit
    More excuses

    Etc

    We are there to win. Not come 2nd

    As for the ****wits on Channel 7 fapping about some **** making a final as an achievement
    FMD

    Taxpayers are funding most of these bums bludging around for 4 years to chase their dream and when they are expected to deliver the performance the ****ers can't even match their PBs

    Strip them all over their government grants


    Make it all a payment plan to those who actually ****ing succeed rather than having a coupke of hundred living the dream bludging off the tax payer for a sporting career

    Those who deliver results get the cash
    All of it
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Agree with the Member here - our media does fawn a bit over losers.

    I turned on this morning and they had a montage on a walking race, showing the Aussie guy out on his own and giving it the big ones with the commentary wildly ecstatic - I swore he must have won gold and did not realise he finished third until AFTER the montage.

    Yesterday within seconds of the women's 10K which of course had a WR smashed they were going on about the national record and PB of the Aussie girl who finished 10th!

    You don't "win" silver and bronze - you "lose" gold. Yes I'm harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    Precisely

    We have become a nation of losers.

    Yeah we tried hard blah blah blah

    More bullshit
    More bullshit
    More excuses

    Etc

    We are there to win. Not come 2nd

    As for the ****wits on Channel 7 fapping about some **** making a final as an achievement
    FMD

    Taxpayers are funding most of these bums bludging around for 4 years to chase their dream and when they are expected to deliver the performance the ****ers can't even match their PBs

    Strip them all over their government grants


    Make it all a payment plan to those who actually ****ing succeed rather than having a coupke of hundred living the dream bludging off the tax payer for a sporting career

    Those who deliver results get the cash
    All of it
    I just can't tell if you are legit crazy or just sarcastic anymore...

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    Anyway, what are you thoughts on the new Beach Volleyball ball design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremsstrahlung View Post
    I just can't tell if you are legit crazy or just sarcastic anymore...
    ????

    Legitimately sick to death of the hype on Aussie sportsmen


    Most of them fail to deliver when expected.

    Then when they do they offer out the excuses and are happy they participated


    We are turning into a nation of losers who happily accept second place.

    The Olympics is the pinnacle for these athletes. I expect everyone of them to be delivering Personal Best performances.
    After all that is what they have devoted the last 4 years to.

    The vast majority are not even delivering performances they are capable of.

    Then the media and public sit back and congratulate them on being second rate and failing.

    World gone crazy
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    quite a revealing interview with them on the telly with a slightly condescending Bronte Campbell sneering at the reporter when they asked if we should be copying the Americans preparation.

    she said words to the effect of 'no, its a 4 year cycle and the Aussies peaked last year and the Americans peaked this year'.

    so she was in fact blaming the preparation, yet seemed happy to set world records in a dead year then flop when the sport reached its pinnacle.

    bit like going undefeated in the pre-season innit?
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    And I don't argue with FR. The bloke is a legend and deserves great praise for his contributions to football in the Hunter.
    He is also the second best poster on the entire Foz behind you
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    sometimes there's more to life than just winning
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    What a deadset ****ing coward **** you are
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    Seems like I am WRONG

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    ????

    Legitimately sick to death of the hype on Aussie sportsmen


    Most of them fail to deliver when expected.

    Then when they do they offer out the excuses and are happy they participated


    We are turning into a nation of losers who happily accept second place.

    The Olympics is the pinnacle for these athletes. I expect everyone of them to be delivering Personal Best performances.
    After all that is what they have devoted the last 4 years to.

    The vast majority are not even delivering performances they are capable of.

    Then the media and public sit back and congratulate them on being second rate and failing.

    World gone crazy
    The team that we have sent to compete are the best at their respective sports in our country.
    Not sure if Captain Obvious has mentioned it, but other countries also send their best athletes.
    As it stands, we are ranked 9th in the world on Gold Medals. Is this poor?
    The 8 nations above us:
    USA - 324 Million people
    Great Britain - 65 Million people
    China - 1.38 Billion people
    Russia - 143 Million people
    Germany - 80 Million people
    France - 66 Million people
    Japan - 126 Million people
    Italy - 59 Million people
    Australia - 24 Million people

    Based on our population of people to select our best athletes, I think we are doing reasonably well.

    Now, I agree, it is absolutely disappointing and questions have to be asked why our athletes aren't quite performing to their personal best levels. Personal bests should be their target, if that gets them a medal, great! If not, well at least they've given their best.

    Some body has to win, somebody has to lose. There is no competition if only the best competes. Why do we even send an Olympic team? Why do Australia even send a team to the world cup? Why do we even play as part of the A- League? After all, we aren't the best at any of these things.

    The media has raised the expectations and the Sydney Olympics have somewhat given us false hope. Particularly around our swim team. Sure some of them failed to do their best, yes that is disappointing and questions will be asked. But does that take anything away from them for being the best Australia has, or being in the top 5 in the world for something?
    When Messi plays, when he fails to score, does that mean he's not a great player anymore? has he failed? Are people celebrating his failure? He can't even win Copa America.

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    At the WC the team that finishes third never seems particularly happy, they wanted a shot at the big prize.

    At the Olympics the ones that excel themselves and do something remarkable to get a medal deserve plaudits.

    The ones that think they will win, are predicted to win, fail and then make excuses and say how happy they are to "win" bronze are the ones that want shooting.

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    We are so narrow minded in Australia, we never hear about other countries progress. Going into the swimming it was all about how the Campbell sisters would win yet no one mentions the Katie Ledeky or Sarah Sjostroms that were going to shake everything up. These girls aren't unknowns but they were barely known in Australia because we have our head so far up our own arse that going into the games we forget that other countries exist!
    WE DON'T DO WALKING AWAY !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremsstrahlung View Post
    Anyway, what are you thoughts on the new Beach Volleyball ball design?
    Yep!!!
    Need more of this..

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