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  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months ago

    Considering you can’t even hold yourself to this, I find it amusing you expect us to treat anything else you say (even though above, in and around the usual venomous bile, there are some good points regarding centralised funding) with any respect at all.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months ago

    No point in responding to the above, as it hasn’t answered any of what Fangio put forward and appears to be a rehash of previous posts (I note that the challenge to find a better year from the ‘glory days’ was unmet) but i love the sheer venom with which ‘stats’ is spouted above. How dare they come at us with their ‘facts’ and ‘data’ when raw…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    With you on that. His consistency in putting himself in the right place and mental strength when it has mattered have been some of the most astounding things for me.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    There’s an argument that says he didn’t win the British Champs and wasn’t the best Brit at the World Champs…

    I think it’s the wrong argument, but it could be made.

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

    That’s the root of so much of the issue – if you show people these events they will often be impressed, enthralled and captivated, but if you don’t they can’t be…

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

    I imagine they’ve collectively gone ‘well, you’re crap at everything but hammer and we’re pretty crap at hammer, let’s call the whole thing off’…

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Kicking off now. Weather looks cold, but hopefully we’ll see some decent performances.

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

    I think to get finalists in, say, 5/8 field events each (as opposed to 2/8 for men and 4/8 for women) should be the target and is realistic. I agree to have this regularly is a pipe dream for now.

    I see the following as possible finalists for Doha:

    Men
    High Jump: Robbie Grabarz, Tom Gale, Chris Kandu, Chris Baker
    Pole Vault: Adam Hague/Joel…[Read more]

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

    More exciting, or more pointless? I don’t think the Women’s 4×400 would have been better if 7/8 teams may as well not have been there…

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

    I think that is the case – the picture in the field events especially is far from rosy but the depth of finalists in all manner of events is pretty impressive. Top position in men’s flat track (and road) events: 100m 7th, 200m 4th, 400m 9th, 800m 4th, 1500m 12th, 5000m 1st, 10000m 1st, Marathon 4th. Lot of countries would kill for that.

    Now to…[Read more]

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

    Daryll Neita: Won her heat and a solid 4th in her semifinal in 2nd and 3rd fastest times ever, then anchored the relay looking very good. Now 8th on the all-time list at 20 years old, very exciting. Good.
    Asha Phillip: SB in the heat and slightly disappointing semi, but good in the relay and did all that was expected of her. Good.
    Desiree Henry:…[Read more]

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

    Mo Farah: I mean, you can complain about ‘losing’ a Gold, but in my mind he won that Silver in the 5000m when he could easily have come 4th. Plus the 10000m. He’s going to be missed, especially by Neil Black. Good.
    Andy Butchart: Not an improvement on Rio, but top 8 in a global 5000m is excellent whatever and more than Britain ever got pre-Mo…[Read more]

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

    Mo Farah: I mean, you can complain about ‘losing’ a Gold, but in my mind he won that Silver in the 5000m when he could easily have come 4th. Plus the 10000m. He’s going to be missed, especially by Neil Black. Good.
    Andy Butchart: Not an improvement on Rio, but top 8 in a global 5000m is excellent whatever and more than Britain ever got pre-Mo…[Read more]

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

    GB

    100m 10.03sec 1089
    Long Jump 7.44m 920
    Shot 14.09m 734
    High Jump 2.31m 1101
    400m 44.74sec 1073
    110mh 13.28sec 1070
    Discus 68.03m 1016
    Pole Vault 4.30m 702
    Javelin 67.97m 858
    1500m 3min38.28sec 1119
    Total – 9682

    Bryant covers LJ, SP, PV & JT, reflecting the paucity of field eventers s…[Read more]

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

    Not sure where to put this, but the IAAF published biometric data of the 100m final.…[Read more]

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

    Nailed lots of my feelings. I definitely suffered Bolt fatigue by the end. Hero was an absolute masterclass in mascotry. I’m summarising my feelings on British performances on a separate thread. I enjoyed Warholm’s win immensely, and the Women’s triple jump was a brilliant competition.

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I (unwisely) promised a retrospective on how I thought the GB team did, so here we go. Rather than try and overcomplicate things I’m going to go with good average and bad as my highly scientific assessment, with good being either overperformance or doing what was expected of them (where expectations were high), average being satisfactory but not…[Read more]

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I (unwisely) promised a retrospective on how I thought the GB team did, so here we go. Rather than try and overcomplicate things I’m going to go with good average and bad as my highly scientific assessment, with good being either overperformance or doing what was expected of them (where expectations were high), average being satisfactory but not…[Read more]

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I (unwisely) promised a retrospective on how I thought the GB team did, so here we go. Rather than try and overcomplicate things I’m going to go with :good: :unsure: and :negative: as my highly scientific assessment, with :good: being either overperformance or doing what was expected of them (where expectations were high), :unsure: being…[Read more]

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I (unwisely) promised a retrospective on how I thought the GB team did, so here we go. Rather than try and overcomplicate things I’m going to go with :good: :unsure: and :negative: as my highly scientific assessment, with :good: being either overperformance or doing what was expected of them (where expectations were high), :unsure: being…[Read more]

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