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  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think the severe apprehensions towards Harry AA in this forum aren’t warranted at all.

    He’s incredibly valuable, imo having him on the second leg pretty much guarantees the baton getting safely to the anchor, he receives well and passes well, and if you look at previous years (for example moscow & beijing) he loses barely any ground whether…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Anyone else really agitated by the cushions on the BBC sofa?

    “DONT FORGET! WE WERE ATHLETES ONCE TOO!”

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Coaching & training 3 months, 1 week ago

    Hi mate,

    For me, the answer is reps! Just like these bodybuilders these days do in the gym, replicate that on the track.

    If you’re a 400m runner, i’d suggest heading to your local track and trying 2 x 600m with a few minutes rest, then down to 2 x 500, then a final 400m. Tailor this to your ability/fitness and allow room for progression! The…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 3 months, 1 week ago

    I half agree with you regarding Harry, yes I feel he deserves to be in the 4×1, and that his bad press especially on these forums aren’t entirely fair. However, he hasn’t really demonstrated that he will get any better than his 10.08, ever. Where those around him at least have better PBs OR show the potential to go beyond (Ojie, Prescod etc)

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 3 months, 1 week ago

    Ok.

    Fairly predictable selection then.

    CJ & Hughes, looked good to go, glad Gemili got a relay spot – just needs to get some speed now rather than having to pull an SB out the bag, which wouldn’t have happened.

    Rooney in the 400? I actually agree with this, i’m too biased with Rooney because i’ll always feel like he was our British Record…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    and no, the strict top 3 going through rule would not benefit us at all. In fact i’d stretch to say it struggles to benefit anyone but fans wanting an exciting trials. Imagine if we had a scenario like Kendra Harrison last year in the US – we’d all be calling for wildcards again.

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi guys,

    Really interesting debate going on here; thought i’d wait a while to make my opinion.

    Firstly, I really wish this forum would just tone it down in terms of the amount of egos. It’s turned into a competition to see who knows more and who can catch the other out the most, it’s really boring and puts people like me, who come on this group…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Although Coleman’s performances over the past year have been nothing short of amazing. I’m getting fed up of seeing “The next Bolt?” articles.

    It’s literally the same as when England go into a World Cup and we have to deal with the news hype – this is the same thing. Already i’ve seen identical headlines attached to Sani-Brown, Trayvon Brommell,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    9.82 wow!!! – Will be very very interesting to see how he gets on at the US trials. Very happy for the young man.

    NMB I was worried about.. however, himself and Shaver will do well to learn from last year where he struggled at the Euros; maybe a tweek in their training throughout the summer could prolong his perfomances? I don’t know, however…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    To be fair I’ve unfairly ignored the female athletes.

    I’m a huge fan of Desiree Henry, she’s been slow out the blocks this year, literally. Need to see more of last years power from her – last years British Champs proved that even in a less competitive field, a small mistake can be costly – Daryl Neita capatilised last year, Lansiqot could well…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    It’s very clever from him, I don’t think it’ll affect him massively though – these are the things you have to do if you want to compete at the highest level over both distances, most athletes in Jamaica and USA double up and their selection policies are brutal – top 3 and that’s it.

    Prescod from what i’ve seen is only doing the 100m, and to be…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    You’re absolutely right – and it’s tough because I’ve tried to not bang on about the sprints too much this year but it’s difficult to stay away.

    I highly doubt we’ll see any sub 10 or 20’s in Birmingham, but the field will be BY FAR the most competitive there has been.

    Dasaolu is such a funny athlete to look at. has sub 6.5 60m speed, long…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    No, I highly doubt British fans favour commonwealth over non commonwealth, infact the word commonwealth most likely only slips out once every four years. It’s GB then everyone else.

    Don’t get me wrong, many of my favourite athletes aren’t British, and I’m sure a lot of British fans can echo that.

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Wow the track looks awful in Italy! Not expecting anything fast here. Big spectacle though.

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Maybe people just grasp the concept of opinion. Not everyone possesses the same knowledge either – leave it be now.

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Maybe people just grasp the concept of opinion. Not everyone possesses the same knowledge either – leave it be now.

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    If that’s the case then why don’t we ever question Mo Farah? Most cheats are influenced by cheats around them.

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’ve felt for some time that KJT should drop the heptathlon and focus on one discipline.

    Although heptathlon is probably her best chance of being GB’s number one and a medal contender, it just seems to frustrate her. I find her so uncomfortable to watch after she’s thrown anything or hasn’t produced near a PB in something else. Yeah it shows…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Couldn’t agree more, and it’s such a shame we don’t aim to put out a statement when we arrive at events like this, it should be taken more seriously, regardless of the stature of competitions that cloud it every few years.

    You’d think that those at the top at least want GB to be dominant on the European stage, every year we come third or fourth…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic jford92 in the forum Current events 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’ve seen lsabre come up a few times.. is there a back story here? Doesn’t seem to have a good rep on here, what happened?

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