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

    Kane’s good, but if you’re looking at team players, I’d say Owen Farrell has a much stronger case. Serious achievement on the international stage – Eng and Lions – as well as driving his club to another Euro title. But we’ll have to wait for England’s triumph in Japan 2019 before he’ll get a look in.

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

    No, but he almost certainly would have on any other bike in the pro peloton. Hamilton wouldn’t have won the title in your Vauxhall Viva, but nor would he in 95% of cars on the grid either.

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

    One word for it.

    Funniest bit was Gabby Logan, twice, failing miserably to produce a sound that remotely resembled “Vuelta”. Doesn’t strike me as the hardest word for a professional broadcaster.

    And not a hedgehog in sight.

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

    Very true. And if his marathons aren’t great, there’s the possibility that the whispers will only grow. “He’s left Salazar and look what’s happened……”. He’s nailed his colours to the mast, which is fine, and if he can look himself in the mirror, that’s all that matters.

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

    On the tax thing I think there’s a clear cut off where behaviour, although legal, becomes unethical. Same could apply to current sexual harassment issues.

    In my opinion Hamilton has crossed that line, but I don’t think it will make any difference to the SPOTY vote.

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

    I like boxing, but I think Joshua is over-hyped and lucky to be competing in an extremely weak era. The likes of Lewis or Klitschko at his peak would have had him for breakfast, let alone some of the nasty Americans of years gone by. But you can only beat what’s in front of you.

    In 2017 he’s had 2 bouts – 11 rounds to get rid of a 40 year old…[Read more]

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

    Understandable from PSD. She turns 29 next month and, sadly, won’t ever hit the athletics heights she once aspired to.

    It’s been a tough few years for her and there’ll be a good fee involved for just a few weeks effort. She has to be looking at her life beyond athletics; she’s a bubbly character and that may well involve media or the “reality”…[Read more]

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

    Possibly not the right thread for this, but anyway.

    David Parker suspended for inappropriate relationship. Know no more than this so can’t comment and due process will run its course.

    Parker the athlete was a yet another talented junior javelin thrower who failed to make a mark as a senior. Won a “soft” WJC with 72.85 and ended up with a 78m…[Read more]

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

    Possibly not the right thread for this, but anyway.

    David Parker suspendedfor inappropriate relationship. Know no more than this so can’t comment and due process will run its course.

    Parker the athlete was a yet another talented junior javelin thrower who failed to make a mark as a senior. Won a “soft” WJC with 72.85 and ended up with a 78m PB.…[Read more]

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

    No system will be perfect. Lots of questions, but definitely a step in the right direction for me.

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

    The average age of Fangio’s “legits” is 26. PBs are one way to look at it. Medallists are another. Looking back at the last 3 Globals:

    London: WvN 25, Gardiner 21, Haroun 20.

    Rio: WvN 24, James 23, Merritt 30.

    Beijing: WvN 23, Merritt 29, James 22.

    Those average out at just over 24. If we strip out Merritt for being a naughty boy as Fangio…[Read more]

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

    Lies, damn lies and statistics…..

    Nice one Laps, which some people would no doubt counter with Grindley, Thomas etc. As ever it all depends on the individual, their injury history, training age etc.

    I think the best way to look at the 400 is that it’s a strong man’s game. By which I don’t mean big and muscular, but not susceptible to injury.

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

    Lies, damn lies and statistics…..

    Nice one Laps, which some people would no doubt counter with Grindley, Thomas etc. As ever it all depends on the individual, their injury history, training age etc.

    I think the best way to look at the 400 is that it’s a strong man’s game.

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

    Michael Johnson managed respectable PBs at 29 (200m) and 31 (400m), so I don’t think WvN is quite past it yet!

    Or am I misunderstanding you?

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

    Very encouraging from Griffiths. And with Hawkins as well things are definitely starting to go in the right direction. A little. At last.

    While I don’t think Mo will ever set the marathon on fire, I do think that once he’s properly focussed on it he will be able to go a good bit quicker and probably break Jones’ excellent NR. He’s a different…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    And time for my predictable rant. Which I’ll keep repeating until it’s no longer relevant.

    Only two male throwers, both in the hammer, and no javelin throwers at all. Pathetic.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Why? That event’s moved on while he’s got worse.

    He’s only run sub 45 twice in the last 4 years. 44.71 in 2014 Euros and then his 2015 44.45 PB in Beijing. On the latter there were so many stunning times that whoever on here wondered if the track was 390m might have had a point. Bar those, his performances are beyond ordinary for a man of his…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Why? That event’s moved on while he’s got worse.

    He’s only run sub 45 twice in the last 4 years. 44.71 in 2014 Euros and then his 2015 44.45 PB in Beijing. On the latter there were so many stunning times that whoever on here wondered if the track was 390m might have had a point. Bar those, his performances are beyond ordinary for a man of his…[Read more]

  • started the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 months ago

    At Last

    About 10 years too late, but he’s got there in the end. Let’s hope he gives it a proper crack.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 months ago

    He’s 18. In no way is taking a year out a positive sign.

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