Winter Olympics

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Meister, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Meister

    Meister Meister

  2. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I am finding the Winter Olympics strangely comforting as I avoid all forms of football for as long as I can!
     
  3. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    I'm looking forward to the ski cross. What a bonkers event that is.
     
  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Oh dear - one of our best hopes for a medal took a tumble in the final of the short track speed staking.

    Still got two more chances I understand - if she can stay on her stakes.

    Apparently the issue was she made a slow start and tried to get back but ended up being knocked over by another competitor.
     
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    She went to ice far too easy IMO
     
  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We currently have less medals than Kazakhstan.
     
  8. Meister

    Meister Meister

    Considering an aggregate, they do have 50 to make up for from the last summer games but it's not a bad tally for a country 3.5 times smaller than the UK
     
  9. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    The Nigerian Bobsled team all sound suspiciously American.
     
  10. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Really enjoying the Olympics.

    Liked so far:-

    Half pipe snowboarding
    Ice dancing
    Speed skating
    Those shouty people who curl one out. I especially liked the mixed Chinese pair. The lady swept when she shouldn't have and the man gave her a real telling off. "ya, ya, ya, ya, Ya, Ya! YAAAAA!!!!"
     
  11. Meister

    Meister Meister

    I have a curling game on the wii. pretty much like bowling but you or your partner does the sweeping as well. It's bloody excellent.
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Not much luck for the skiers - of the 4 events - 3 have been cancelled so far.

    Apparently the other nations are getting upset about the GB suits for the skeleton.

    Because we've been setting the best times I think.
     
  13. Meister

    Meister Meister

    to be honest they're fairly horrific
    [​IMG]
     
    wfc4ever likes this.
  14. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Fewer

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
     
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    First medal of the games in what seems to be our Number One winter sport (outside anyway) - not sure health and safety would pass a load of kids trying to throw themselves down head first an icy ski slope these days!
     
  16. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Good for Lizzy Yarnold for retaining her Gold medal in sliding a tin tray downhill and Laura Keas who got Bronze in the same event. Two medal in one event is a first for GB.
     
    wimbornet likes this.
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Pipping the Germans as well..

    Lizzy was talent identified about 8 years ago as a potential Skeleton athlete - kudos to whoever did that.

    Poor Elise Christie doesn't seem to have the Olympic winning feeling though!
     
  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    They're all bonkers!
    Apparently Christie and Zaha are never seen together!
     
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Oh dear - Christie crashed and got disqualified again!

    Maybe the Olympics just isn't for her!

    Looks like our last medal hopes will be in the Ice sweeping..
     
  20. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I think Christie is the funniest Olympic athlete since Eric The Eel.
     
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    A truly great British failure she is. What an embarrassment.
     
  22. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    She's Scottish m8. :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018
    UEA_Hornet likes this.
  23. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    When the British fella won a bronze medal in the sledging earlier, it looked like he was going to finish fourth until the last competitor out, an Austrian I think it was, made a real mess of it and thereby let Billy Britain in for 3rd place.

    As the Austrian chap made his mistakes, the BBC-TV commentators were ecstatic.

    "We just need a mistake here.......we need a mistake..........AND THERE IT IS!!....AND ANOTHER!! OH! GREAT BRITAIN! GREAT BRITAIN!!

    Talk about impartial commentary. Zero sympathy for the distraught Austrian fella. Zero sportsmanship.

    Maximum gloating, jingoism, flag waving, commentator shouts of "GREAT BRITAIN!" (with special accentuation of the 'great').

    Really over the top stuff. I can't imagine what any ex-pat Austrians watching must have thought.
     
  24. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    How wonderful it was to see that ****** fall over again. Getting carried out in the arms of her coach, like a toddler who'd fallen and grazed her knee at the park, was the cherry on the cake.
     
  25. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    No need. Why do you feel you have to post something like this?

     
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Won a few world titles it seems though...presumably against the same opposition.

    Maybe just gets a bit overexcited at the thought of being an Olympic champion or even medallist which would bring a lot more attention for her.

    Mind you getting to the final would help!

    She seems to be a bit of a social media fan too so you can imaging the stick she is getting now - probably be quiet for a few days now!

    Whereas Lizzy Yarnold had done nothing of note for a year or so but wins when it matters..

    And the girl who came 3rd in the Skeleton hadn't even reached the podium in a regular world cup event I understand.
     
  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Because it amuses me that some prat who's dedicated her life to something as pointless as skating dead fast on a patch of ice can't even do it without falling over.
     
    Squibba likes this.
  28. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Ah the Andy Murray code of conduct. Win and he's a Brit. Lose and he's a Scot.
     
  29. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Almost as amusing as some troll dedicating their life on a message board....
     
  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    You: Member Since: Apr 28, 2010

    Me: Member Since: Oct 25, 2015

    I think it's clear who the more dedicated troll is my good man.
     
  31. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Wow even time for a good profile stalk. Truly epic dedication to the cause!
     
  32. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Thank you, it's good to get some positive feedback from time to time.
     
    luke_golden likes this.
  33. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Curling is looking promising for 2 more medals. 6 in a Winter Olympics would be hugely impressive. Shame Elise Christie didn't get something but hey she seems to have been cursed since 2014 when she knocked over the South Korean. Great TV though. Loving the ski and snowboarding.
     
    Maninblack likes this.
  34. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    Still no need to be so publicly spiteful.

     
  35. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I liked the bit where she went down holding her ankle when she tripped over herself only to miraculously recover when she realised it was a false start or whatever. Zaha on ice.

    Fully expect to see her in the jungle.
     

Share This Page