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  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 week, 5 days ago

    When Hamilton joined Mercedes they had just come 5th in the Constructor’s Championship with Schumacher and Rosberg driving. They were miles behind Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Lotus. Within two years with Hamilton driving Mercedes were top. The drivers play a vital part in developing the car. The heat, the G forces, the reactions – those guys…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 week, 6 days ago

    A shortlist of 12 contenders has been announced for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award.
    They will go forward to a public vote on the night of the live show in Liverpool on Sunday, 17 December. The nominees are:

    Elise Christie – Short Track Speed Skating; Sir Mo Farah – Athletics, Chris Froome – Cycling, Lewis Hamilton – F1, Anthony…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    Well I found it quite refreshing in this day and age that here was someone taking full responsibility for the consequences of their own decisions and actions. Something that would have been par for the course 50 years ago, but is strangely rare today. I hope she makes a good recovery.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    That would be the way I see it also.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 weeks ago

    You do not seem to appreciate that there is a queue of wannabees a mile long from all over the world who would take that Mercedes drive from Hamilton if he didn’t prove year after year he is one of the fastest drivers of all-time. I doubt that there is anything to compare in athletics, maybe only the M100m. The rewards are so much greater,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 weeks ago

    You do not seem to appreciate that there is a queue of wannabees a mile long from all over the world who would take that Mercedes drive from Hamilton if he didn’t prove year after year he is one of the fastest drivers of all-time. I doubt that there is anything to compare in athletics, maybe only the M100m. The rewards are so much greater, which…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Yes it is difficult, without being on the inside, to understand why Laura has been left out this year. Last year was arguable.

    Ideally the NGB would be able to publish their reasoning in each case and everyone could just get on with dealing with it. However, in the real world, that would just end up making the arguments and bad feeling ten times worse.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Well I would agree about Laura Weightman, but not about Jake Wightman or even Charlie Grice.
    Wightman – 23 and a passed European Junior Champion, two Diamond League wins in 2017, plus PBs at 800m and 1500m. Looks sure to progress further.
    Grice – 24, WC finalist in 2015, Olympic finalist 2016, PBs at 800m, 1500m and a mile in 2016. 2017 season…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 4 weeks ago

    Not sure why anyone would expect more than two 800m athletes to be funded. Giles (European Bronze and National Champion x 2) and Langford (World Championships 4th) were the obvious choices.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    The betting market should get a shake-up when the nominations are announced. I think Joshua is too short in the betting and the other main contenders are good value at present, particularly Hamilton and Froome. Joshua’s price, which hasn’t changed much since the end of April, will be based on the bookmakers early liabilities. As for the Hamilton…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    Jonathan Rea is available at 100/1 but he has an outside podium chance if nominated. Three successive World Championship wins in the most popular motor cycle racing formula in the UK say that he deserves consideration. Big local support from Northern Ireland to boost the vote.

    Best odds currently available –
    Joshua 4/11 *
    Hamilton 7/1 *
    Froome…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    Jonathan Rea is available at 100/1 but he has an outside podium chance if nominated. Three successive World Championship wins in the most popular motor cycle racing formula in the UK say that he deserves consideration. Big local support from Northern Ireland to boost the vote.

    Best odds currently available –
    Joshua 4/11 *
    Hamilton 7/1 *
    Froome…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    Obviously not. :-(

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    Yes, I am in favour in principle. The details will be everything as to whether it is a success or failure.
    I’ve never liked qualification standards, SBs and PBs as the main basis for judging how good an athlete is and whether they warrant selection. To me a sport is about competition. Who you beat and who beats you and the significance of the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    You put up a good fight Soviet. I had no idea.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Different rules seem to apply in GB.
    Conrad Williams 33
    Dwayne Cowan 32
    Roger Black 30
    Kriss Akabusi 29
    Martyn Rooney 28
    Rabah Yousif 28

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Yes it would do. :wacko:
    I have read the reports and there seems to be no great substance to the complaints.
    Breen’s explosive naming seems to be all hot air, easily countered case by case.
    Tanni Grey Thompson would like everything to be sweetness and light.
    Yet classification, however it is done, is always going to produce disagreements and…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Finish behind them, yes because I have a higher regard for Procter and Ugen’s long jumping. Completely fail, no of course not, not back in March. Sawyers has often exceeded what I thought she would be capable of, but she is a doughty competitor who tends to rise to the occasion. Whatever the reason – the coaching switch, singing distractions,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Yet the selection policy makes no bones about medals being what it’s about

    1.3 The aim of the EA Commonwealth Games selection policy is two-fold;
    1.3.1 Select athletes to achieve the highest possible number of medals at the Games.
    1.3.2 Nominate the maximum team size within the quotas given. Subject to athletes achieving the selection…
    [Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Yet the selection policy makes no bones about medals being what it’s about

    1.3 The aim of the EA Commonwealth Games selection policy is two-fold;
    1.3.1 Select athletes to achieve the highest possible number of medals at the Games.
    1.3.2 Nominate the maximum team size within the quotas given. Subject to athletes achieving the selection…
    [Read more]

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