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Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 29 Jan 2017, 13:35

Thought I would start this thread to discuss less popular Sports from around the world.

Roger Federer at 35 wins his 18th major at the Australian Open in beating his nemesis Rafael Nadal in 5 sets. It must make it all the more special as he has recently just returned from a knee injury.

The most elegant tennis player I have seen play the game. Well Done Roger! :clap:
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Mr Russell » 29 Jan 2017, 20:28

It was a great win by Roger, I actually thought if it went 5 sets Nadal would win but he lost too many points when it mattered. The aces stat stood out for me with Roger winning it 20 to 4. It was an enjoyable match to watch even if I'm not a huge tennis fan.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Selby White » 29 Jan 2017, 20:49

Enjoy the vast majority of sports, so good thread VHTM.

Yes great achievement by Roger, in fact two great champions on show today.
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Postby Barlow Boy » 29 Jan 2017, 20:54

Agreed, excellent thread VHTM.

I see Phil Taylor has announced his retirement at the end of this year/early next. Hope he bags a few more titles to bow out in the correct style.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 29 Jan 2017, 21:19

Agreed about the serve Mr Russell whilst Roger is not the most powerful server on the circuit he is without doubt one of the most accurate. I also thought it was Nadal to win once he had levelled the match. Two giants of their professions who can forget that Wimbledon Final.

I'm with you BB I hope he bags a couple of titles before he bows out, if your not winning the public can quickly forget how good he really was. "Stephan Hendry springs to mind" Phil was a machine and has been a great Ambassador for the game.

Van Gerwen is the new kid in town and I enjoy his maverick style but some of his facial expressions annoy me. :D
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Mr Russell » 29 Jan 2017, 21:51

I'm a big darts fan, so to hear that Phil will be hanging up the arrows is a shame but he is a legend of the sport. Like Barney, Van Gerwan and James Wade of the current players. I try to watch it as often as I can but due to the time differences its usually on at a weird time.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby big jon » 30 Jan 2017, 13:35

I see Phil Taylor has announced his retirement at the end of this year/early next. Hope he bags a few more titles to bow out in the correct style.


I'm in total agreement with you BB, I hope he does too. Unfortunately there are better players now on the circuit and I'd be very surprised if he won another major title. Darts legend.
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Postby Barlow Boy » 30 Jan 2017, 16:13

big jon wrote:
I see Phil Taylor has announced his retirement at the end of this year/early next. Hope he bags a few more titles to bow out in the correct style.


I'm in total agreement with you BB, I hope he does too. Unfortunately there are better players now on the circuit and I'd be very surprised if he won another major title. Darts legend.

Obviously MVG is a class above at the moment Jon, so I'm with you that he will have to go some to beat him but here's hoping.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Mr Russell » 06 Feb 2017, 00:47

Some little tit bits of sport from Australia -

Aussie Rules is one of the major sports here in Oz and this week saw the first round of the Women's league, they have an 8 team competition for this season. In the first round there were wins for Carlton, Adelaide, Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions. They will play 7 rounds and the top 2 will play in the ground final.

The Women's A League semis were sorted out this weekend with Melbourne City beating Canberra 1-0 AET and Perth beating Sydney 5-1, next weekend the grand final will be played in Perth as they finished higher in the table.

In New Zealand (Auckland) they played the rugby league 9's (they have played it since 2014) which goes over 2 days, this years winner was the Sydney Roosters who beat Penrith in the grand final 10-8.

In Sydney at the weekend the Rugby 7's were played with South Africa winning the tournament over England 29-14, in the 3rd/4th place game it was traditional foes New Zealand beating Australia also by 29-14.
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Sadly in other news my New England Patriots are getting thumped 14-0 at the moment!
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Mr Russell » 06 Feb 2017, 03:48

What a great comeback by the New England Patriots, after being 28-3 down they come back in overtime (first time ever) to win 34-28 :clap:
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