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Re: World Indoors Day 3

Poor Pozzi. I hope we get a medal rather than 4th in the m4x400.
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 3
Replies: 131
Views: 4323

Re: World Indoors Day 3

Ouch for Asha. :(
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 3
Replies: 131
Views: 4323

Re: World Indoors Day 3

We'll need a healthy PSD and a breakthrough athlete to hope for a Euro/C'wealth gold in w4x400 this summer. Christine is prob on (her) long term schedule and Sopot was a slight distraction.
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 3
Replies: 131
Views: 4323

Re: World Indoors Day 3

C Price just interviewed on Eurosport. Said she likes to run in front, away from trouble and her own race. Respect!
Andrew O - mistimed things, didn't he ( see above) !
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 3
Replies: 131
Views: 4323

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

The football coverage doesn't include 1) going away from the action to show 'artistic' clips of footballers' bodies alongside Ricky Martin's living la vida loca; 2) doing away with live action to show us how silky smooth someone's body/face whatever is; 3) back to the studio for a chat during live a...
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2094

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

Dear me, Phil just said that they're at the mercy of the host broadcaster when it comes to showing field events. We all know this is not true ( even if he meant showing Brits only). Eurosport coverage in 17 minutes, can't wait.
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2094

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

Dickens on is embarrassing himself ( Bartollett-EE ). Colin has nil useful to add. There are commentators around that are (much) better.
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2094

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

Eurosport starts their coverage at 3.00 today so I'm stuck with the BBC for an hour. They're interviewing R Kilty ( who's handling himself well) but the only non- emotional / reality show question came from Denise - is he gonna be doing the 200m. I wish they treated football like this and see what b...
by ldnbloke
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2094

Re: World Indoors Day 2

wSP, wTJ on Eurosport. Curious what the BBC are showing in between races?
by ldnbloke
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 4257

Re: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance

Is it really the coach that sets the S&C routine or do they have physics, physiologists and sports scientists presenting options to the coach and athlete who then choose the regimen that fits them the best?
I find it hard to believe that the Oregon Project athletes depend on Salazar alone.
by ldnbloke
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Salazar to be UKA consultant on endurance
Replies: 48
Views: 3082

Re: Berlin submit bid for 2018 European Championships

Really pleased for Berlin's bid. Finland and Germany really seem to like hosting big athletics meets.
by ldnbloke
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Berlin submit bid for 2018 European Championships
Replies: 21
Views: 1715

Re: IAAF qualifying standards

The national selections will still be pretty much the same across the globe, with the exception of nuances due to the qualifying period and the daily changes in the top 32. From a UK perspective it is still possible that and A standard with a top 32 will not get you selected if the set the Q criteri...
by ldnbloke
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF qualifying standards
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: athletes on come dine with me

L Hazel, P Radcliffe , E Isinbaeva, M Dominguez lol
Or
J Gardener, D Campbell, A Powell, B Johnson
by ldnbloke
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: athletes on come dine with me
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Was Darren Campbell a world class athlete?

He's a (some would even say double) olympic champion, European champion, warrior against doping...
I'd rather see dozens of Darrens and Jasons hovering around 9.98-10.0 with great races than having my enjoyment of athletics dampened by thinking who will go down next by WADA.
by ldnbloke
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: Was Darren Campbell a world class athlete?
Replies: 4
Views: 2832

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

Lisa Dobriskey has had seven consecutive years of reaching the 1500m final in the respective year's major championship. This is an event where anyone that makes the final usually has a reasonable medal chance. She missed out this year due to injury. I find it hard to believe that L Clarke has a grea...
by ldnbloke
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 14989

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

Child has more podium potential than Pozzi or L Clarke based on the past two seasons, improvement and injury history.
They should swap places in my opinion.
I'm incredibly glad S McKinna is funded ( same with I Pooley) as it sends the right message.
by ldnbloke
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 14989

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Looks like KJT is doing the Hep at the Commonwealths and the LJ at the Euros: http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/johnson-thompson-keen-to-get-back-into-action/ Also it looks like Glasgow will be hosting a diamond league next year instead of Crystal Palace I'm not sure it's the best option regardin...
by ldnbloke
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 94
Views: 10778

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

Was Okoye receiving funding after his switch to American rugby was announced?
I hope some promising youth/juniors get funding and they use it as a stimulus rather than complacency.
E Child must be in the top tier this time round surely...
by ldnbloke
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 14989

Re: Ukrainians banned

Time to change the medical team and import transatlantic entourage for the Ukrainians, otherwise their squad will be non existent by Rio ( considering the number of their A listers banned in the recent years).
by ldnbloke
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ukrainians banned
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: BBC Athletics Presenters

I think A Cotter didn't expect such a good time in a race at the tail end of the season with no Rudisha. The men's 800 m is enjoying its best period since the early/mid eighties. Thanks to Rudisha the others are posting time near their potentials, rather than just hanging at the back running 1.45/46...
by ldnbloke
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC Athletics Presenters
Replies: 289
Views: 21637

Re: Brussels Diamond League

devonian wrote:Sheesh, that interview with Clarke and Ellington was almost painful to watch..cringe cringe cringe

:D speechless for once...
by ldnbloke
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Brussels Diamond League
Replies: 31
Views: 3204

Re: BBC Athletics Presenters

By the way, was that some kind of new record for awfulness of BBC coverage? They hardly bothered to show any event startlists, just cut from rambling about "we know what MJ stands for!", or some-such drivel, to the starting gun. And then at the end of a race - can we have a result shown? ...
by ldnbloke
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC Athletics Presenters
Replies: 289
Views: 21637

Re: Shara Proctor DIAMOND League Champion

Congratulations to Shara!
Great season and yes, would've been an excellent one with a medal in Moscow.
She's consistent and that one blip doesn't mean she's not at the top alongside BO and BR.
by ldnbloke
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Shara Proctor DIAMOND League Champion
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: The other dangers of taking supplements

Not all nutritionists ( physios, doctors etc...) will be competent at what they do. Not all athletes will adhere to or understand the advice given.
This is just a fact of life, I'm afraid.
Very worrying though, that anyone can access unsafe stuff from Boots, SuperDrug or wherever ...
by ldnbloke
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The other dangers of taking supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Euros vs Commonwealths

If there's no redundant Euro's trials then the top tier athletes could do both easily ( though our top athletes never really turn up at the trials, hmm...)
by ldnbloke
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:29 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Euros vs Commonwealths
Replies: 55
Views: 4525

Re: The state of British Sprinting

The men are fine ( both 100 and 200). Gemili and Dasaolu are top tier, followed by a host of great ( Euro level) sprinters. The ladies will need to step up from being talented to displaying 11.2 form in the 100 ( at least four of them) before I'm pleased. They sure have the talent. The 200 should se...
by ldnbloke
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:21 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The state of British Sprinting
Replies: 119
Views: 9444

Re: WADA Threatens To Expel Jamaica From Olympics Over Drug

This is the link to the original Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/10258116/Wada-warns-Jamaica-it-faces-expulsion-from-Olympics-over-drugs-testing-failings.html I have to say that I am uncomfortable with many aspects of Jamaica's emergence on a no more scienti...
by ldnbloke
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: WADA Threatens To Expel Jamaica From Olympics Over Drug Test
Replies: 50
Views: 5899

Re: Women's 4x100

Hayley Jones performed to her ability and that ability was sufficient for a medal. How can anyone begrudge that?
Lest we forget, the 4x100 relay is a technical event. Just like in the long jump speed alone won't get you the best results, the speed in the relay without a changeover is useless.
by ldnbloke
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Women's 4x100
Replies: 195
Views: 9499

Re: Euros vs Commonwealths

This embarrassing article has appeared in the Daily Record on Farah's appearance at Glasgow 2014: Laughable excepts: Yet a huge question hangs over the Team GB legend’s integrity as he has so far refused to commit himself to appearing in next year’s Commonwealth Games. And if Farah decides to snub ...
by ldnbloke
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Euros vs Commonwealths
Replies: 55
Views: 4525

Re: Adam Gemili

Tuckin wrote:What a day for him - and what a fabulous effort from him in his post-race interview! Superb all round.

I still think 100m will be his best event in the long run (no pun intended)...

How long before we, the ever knowledgeable posters try to move him up to the 400?
by ldnbloke
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Adam Gemili
Replies: 63
Views: 4459
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