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  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    For me a great deal of it is down to CAS and the Intersex athletes decision. It cannot be easy for many of these athletes to motivate themselves when success in the major championships and DLs is barred. The wrong decision from CAS will probably end a few careers.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    Philipo
    You are becoming more cautious. What you just wrote there is blindingly obvious.
    It is more difficult in several ways to win medals at a World’s than at the Europeans which is why we on average win 6 and not 18. Who they are likely to come from is a matter for a year from now. What the Euros showed is that we are at least as strong at…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 9 hours, 16 minutes ago

    Couldn’t disagree with you about Chris O’Hare. He always seems to get on the team with consummate ease, gets through to the finals and then when it matters turns in a stinker. For that reason I wouldn’t have put O’Hare down as a disappointment because he did what you’d expect him to do. Not sure I take much notice of excuses made immediately…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 day, 4 hours ago

    Another bizarre moment the flying German in the sprint relay. So far as I can tell nobody touched him. The spectacular fall was entirely self inflicted. He went off the track swathed in bandages a comical sight.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Many thanks for all your work on the Prediction League, LuckySpikes.

    Having ‘interferred’ in it I know how tricky it is to follow and score.
    Groups A, B and C turned out very even in the final table with A winning + 4th, C second + 4th and B third + 4th.

    Congratulations to Hayden for winning the gold. That final day surge was irresistible.

    For…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 day, 7 hours ago

    I agree with Rununlimited and LuckySpikes about Laura Muir. You need to look at the performance in context. The achilles injury, previous tactical errors and disappointments adding pressure, the threat from Ennaoui’s finishing kick, and the prolonged midrace surge. This gold medal will do her the world of good.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 day, 10 hours ago

    Top of the medal table AND top of the placing table. The first time that has happened.
    With 212 pts on the placing table beating the record of 196 in 2014.

    My impression was that there was a great consistency across the team with fewer below par performances than usual. Of my prediction picks only Ugen really failed to deliver on what she…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Not that I was paying attention but I think Eurosport were showing that she raced on the wrong side of the cones at the start? She had a memorable games. Which was true of a lot of people. Great stuff. I’d have to go with Duplantis as the most outstanding performance, closely followed by Jacob and Dasher.

    GB top of the medal table and top of…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 day, 11 hours ago

    At least 10cm clear.

    The wife said 1 metre. :-)

    Quite a show.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 11 hours ago

    The table is so close there must be a fair chance that the tiebreaker will decide matters.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Not sure that Dasher is high enough profile at the moment to be a SPOTY.
    Needs to win Worlds or Olympics. Or both.

    Football has no chance of the main award thus far imo. Kane being favourite is just a symptom of not much happening in the betting market since the World Cup.

    Peaty is gaining ground. Now one of the most outstanding sportspeople in…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Whoops sorry LuckySpikes.
    I did deduct you a point. Somehow a -1 slipped in for Linke.
    Must be trying to stop you at all costs.
    Yes as you say the Mysterybrick transposition threw me.
    DThaw I think is correct on +6 ?? +5 Group C – Hughes, Mekhissi, GB 4×400, Lasitskene, Stefanidi ?
    Have you forgotten you allowed Longstrider KJT +1?

    Brain now frazzled.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Whoops sorry LuckySpikes.
    I did deduct you a point. Somehow a -1 slipped in for Linke.
    Must be trying to stop you at all costs.
    As you say the Mysterybrick transposition threw me.
    DThaw I think is correct on +6 ?? +1 GB +5 Group C. Don’t know what’s happening there.
    Have you forgotten you allowed Longstrider KJT +1?

    Brain now frazzled.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 20 hours ago

    It’s a shame that SteveK26 isn’t around to comment on Dasher’s exceptional games.
    He always touted DAS as world class and I always reminded him of the gulf between her times and those of Thompson, Schippers etc two years back. Well he, and a few others, have been proved better judges and who knows how much further Dina will go. There must be more…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 20 hours ago

    Unofficial Update

    Quite a lot of movement in the League Table on Day 6
    The average improvement on the day was 3pts but Philipo conjured up a 6pts surge
    and Taffy moved closer to the lead with 4pts. LuckySpikes and Rodders fared worst with only one Group B event decided on the day and just +1pt overall.

    Prediction League Table (as at 11.30pm…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 days, 20 hours ago

    Unofficial Update

    Quite a lot of movement in the League Table on Day 6
    The average improvement on the day was 3pts but Philipo conjured up a 6pts surge
    and Taffy climbed higher with 4pts. LuckySpikes and Rodders fared worst with only one Group B event decided on the day and just +1pt overall.

    Prediction League Table (as at 11.30pm Saturday)

    +11…[Read more]

  • started the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 days, 13 hours ago

    All the excitement is this evening. I cannot raise any interest for this morning’s ‘fake running’ with who gets disqualified this time deciding the medalists. Even with a Brit now a medal contender.

  • started the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 days, 13 hours ago

    All the excitement is this evening. I cannot raise any interest for this morning’s ‘fake running’ with who gets disqualified this time deciding the medalists. Even with a Brit now a medal contender.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 days, 20 hours ago

    Agree with this.

    From observation I’ve always thought that if an athlete is not a good front runner, and not that many are, then it is usually suicide to act as the hare. Sharp is certainly not a good front runner, but Tracey could have gone to the front if she’d had the confidence. It always amuses me that commentators moan about athletes not…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 days, 21 hours ago

    Here you go.
    Unofficial as at 11.30pm Friday
    LuckySpikes was it modesty that overcame you? :whistle:

    Prediction League Table

    +9 LuckySpikes after 19 results from 30 picks Group B
    +8 Hayden 16 from 35 A
    +8 Rodders 22 from 37 B
    +8 Laps 13 from 29 C
    +6 Taffy 20 from 40 C
    +5 Ladyloz 21 from 35 B
    +4 Longstrider 21 from 38 C
    +4 Mattrh17 26 from…[Read more]

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