Xxii Commonwealth Games Aka Birmingham 2022

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  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well done to our Hockey ladies - beating the Aussies to win a first ever gold.
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well done Laura Muir - backs up the 80 medal with 1500m gold.

    Silver for NI.
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    We win the 4x400m woman’s relay by an arm - literally!!
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Oh dear - we got disqualified for lane infringements sadly after all that effort !
  5. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Bad day
    Unlucky, but unfortunately rules are rules :(

    I reckon as neither of the runners concerned don't usually do the 1st changeover, they probably momentarily forgot the first bit of the 2nd lap has to be run in lanes, as that does not apply to the rest of the changeovers in a 4x400 relay race :(
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  6. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Here we go, yet another relay disqualification to add to our history of relay disqualifications. They almost effed it up by last leg runner going off far too hard, but saved it with the dip/point. Running outside your lane before the stagger is completed is such a basic error. It's something that is actively looked for by the judges. Braindead moment.
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  7. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Just 3 Gold medals (no individual Golds on the track) for the able-bodied England athletes at a Home games. That's a piss-poor return,

    The Boxers from all the Home Nations have done everybody proud. 12 Golds, 5 Silvers and 9 Bronxes, 26 in Total. A superb haul.
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  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Could tell in the post match race interview something was us - couple of the girls weren't that happy or particularly excited.
  9. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Overall a really good experience though not to the level of London 2012.

    Very fortunate to see 10 events. Managed to see England win 1 gold live on Thurs but slightly disappointing they weren't in the cricket or men's hockey final for final 2 events i saw.

    Personally i thought it was good how the para sports were integrated but have seen the paralympic committee want it to remain seperate.
  10. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Yes, it was a good games and was good to see some of the other sports getting some time in the limelight, including Wales Jared Breen knee-sliding celebration in the bowls, which he got a stern ticking off for.

    Good to see plenty of emerging talent coming through in sports such as Gymnastics, Diving and Boxing to name just 3. However, apart from a handful of world class performers there is a worrying dearth of Athletic talent particularly in some of the Men's events. Perhaps they've just all been resting for the European championships or perhaps not.
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  11. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Forgive me if someone has already mentioned this but the England kit was awful!

    Kukuri or some rugby brand.

    Worst kit of any competing nation.
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  13. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

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  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Fairly anodyne response from Jessica Enis Hill but you'd expect this to run, excuse the pun.
    Whether TM is guilty of these findings it reminds people that coaches in every sport are not beyond reproach.

    So many examples of poor practice within tennis that it beggars belief.

    I have acted as a conduit in bringing one such charlatan to the attention of the tutoring/coaching department. The person in question has a series of misdemeanors that would make your eyes water. You name an accusation, they've committed it.

    We shall see what transpires but it doesn't give you faith in the checks and balances. How these people are allowed to work is astonishing.

    This individual was on my tutoring course and were most certainly of questionable morals,yet they have worked their way up into a prominent position.

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  15. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Some would argue that he never really had it.
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  16. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    The bit in 'Extras' when Ricky Gervais' character was trying to think of an example of a very funny black British comedian with a photo of LH above his head, and he still couldn't come up with one, said it all.

    Saying that he did help to make Tiswas great.

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