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Discussion started by the kav (IP Logged), 31 March, 2020 14:03
the kav
the kav
31 March, 2020 14:03
Influenced by the badly ones previous thread. My nomination is the Olympics it's as pompous as it is boring

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Elvis
31 March, 2020 14:20
The Grand National. The Melling Road is for hillbillies. The Tattersalls and West Tip is for local chavs. To enjoy the racing, you need to be Princess Royal or better. The festival has little to do with the racing for the majority of "racegoers"

Best watched from home imho

My least favourite racecourse in the UK.

the kav
the kav
31 March, 2020 14:34
Racing on the tv is superb until they start banging on about the frocks and suits.... they actually employ 2 people to do it! Deffo put the kettle on time

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Elvis
31 March, 2020 14:55
I could probably rave endlessly about some of the lesser-known racecourses. But I will spare the reader.

Loyden1
Loyden1
31 March, 2020 15:01
Been to many racecourses.do a different one every year with our local racing club. But I do like staying in ulverston and going to cartmel races even though it's not a good course for viewing.

mrGr33n13
mrGr33n13
31 March, 2020 15:12
Horse racing is not sport so doesn't belong in this thread.

Athletics bores me to tears. Running fast, jumping high : it's useful in other sports. But as an event on its own? Nah. May we well give our medals for being the tallest or have a biggest lungs category.

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Elvis
31 March, 2020 15:19
The last time I was at Cartmel was in May 2014. If I recall correctly, I only went because it was a reciprocal meeting. I can't remember any notable winners that day (Sm6)

Marlow!'s foot
Marlow!'s foot
31 March, 2020 15:24
Love a day out at Chester. Train from Hamilton Square to Chester. Nice walk along the canal and the wall. Bit of a picnic and a few beers on the open course. Win a few quid on Khoukash's Gabriel's. Meal at Chez Jules on the way back to the station. Heaven

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hong kong rover
31 March, 2020 15:34
Formula One, or any motor sports for that matter...all that vroom vroom vroom is an endless repetitive bore to me...just aint my cuppa tea!

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Elvis
31 March, 2020 15:53
I've always done well at Chester. I considered myself a course specialist for a few years. I was always on the lookout for overpriced left-handers. If Mark Johnston had a runner(s) priced 5/2 or more early in the morning, I'd usually pencil that into the equation. Apart from Chester and a few other flat courses, I rarely took an interest in flat racing. I spent little time racing during the summer months. It was just a hobby/interest until the jumps season.



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Loyden1
Loyden1
31 March, 2020 16:22
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mrGr33n13
Horse racing is not sport so doesn't belong in this thread.
Athletics bores me to tears. Running fast, jumping high : it's useful in other sports. But as an event on its own? Nah. May we well give our medals for being the tallest or have a biggest lungs category.
sport of kings they say.would u not say jockeys were sportsmen.

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Phil65
31 March, 2020 16:34
Ludlow racecourse; now there's a quaint place to lose money.

the baldy one
the baldy one
31 March, 2020 16:37
The most over rated sports events - formula one grand prix - since schumacher has gone it is absolutely gone down the tubes, the cricket ashes, darts, horse racing, swimming, and any sporting event that has gary lineker on it.

Marlow!'s foot
Marlow!'s foot
31 March, 2020 16:38
A couple of years ago I went to a meeting at Bangor on Dee, a friendly little course where you can get near the horses as they come out onto the course. I called out to a jockey who was on Roxyfet, the horse I had backed, "Good luck mate my money's on you. "He shouted back " no effin chance. " sadly he was right.

Uptonrover
Uptonrover
31 March, 2020 17:09
I dont mind going the races as such but cant be arsed with all the stuff that goes with it - ie getting a suit on, ‘having’ to get smashed, sobering up enough to want to go home on the way to the compulsary meal afterwards. Too long a day for me

Prenton Pirate
Prenton Pirate
31 March, 2020 17:14
I was once walking up to Haydock races when a horse van went past with a horse standing on the roof. I banged on the window and asked the driver " do you know there's a horse standing on the roof?". He replied, "oh yes, it's ok, he's the outsider".

Hampshire White
Hampshire White
31 March, 2020 17:25
Darts, it's a recreational game, not a sport, a complete waste of TV time. I shall now hide behind the sofa, and await the incoming barrage.

Beamish Screamer
Beamish Screamer
31 March, 2020 17:30
I think any sport needs to be seen live to be fully appreciated

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hong kong rover
31 March, 2020 17:36
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the kav
Influenced by the badly ones previous thread. My nomination is the Olympics it's as pompous as it is boring

one of my all time fave bits of TV sports commentary came in the Athletics back in the 1970s... it was a race involving British runner Donna Hartley..she was leading in this particular race and could sense an East German athlete catching up with her on the inside, so she increased her stride and upped the pace...the commentator ( i think it was Ron Pickering ) commented like this - "Donna Hartley opens up her legs as she feels the East German coming inside her."

last time i was interested in the athletics/olympics was in the Coe/Ovett era...

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hong kong rover
31 March, 2020 17:42
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Hampshire White
Darts, it's a recreational game, not a sport, a complete waste of TV time. I shall now hide behind the sofa, and await the incoming barrage.

Sorry Hampshire, gotta luv the darts! its great entertainment!.. footy, cricket, snooker, darts, boxing and golf for me.



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mill park white
mill park white
31 March, 2020 17:50
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hong kong rover
Formula One, or any motor sports for that matter...all that vroom vroom vroom is an endless repetitive bore to me...just aint my cuppa tea!
With you there HKR. Just dont get the attraction of any motor sports . Got dragged to Oulton Park many moons ago, bored out of my skull. Each to their own though, many people wont understand my passion for snooker on the telly!

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hong kong rover
31 March, 2020 18:03
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mill park white
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hong kong rover
Formula One, or any motor sports for that matter...all that vroom vroom vroom is an endless repetitive bore to me...just aint my cuppa tea!
With you there HKR. Just dont get the attraction of any motor sports . Got dragged to Oulton Park many moons ago, bored out of my skull. Each to their own though, many people wont understand my passion for snooker on the telly!

nice one mpw...i also got dragged into going to the 24 hour Le Mans race many years ago with 3 pals...2 of them were motor racing nuts and were literally trackside for the entire 24 hrs with their cameras, videoes etc etc..myself and my mate were bored to tears after 30 mins so we hit this huge beer marquee for god knows how long and we got well bladdered, lol...there were 2 ladies from the west midlands also getting drunk in this marquee, they were just like us and bored to tears, with their husbands at trackside, so me n my mate had quite a few drinks and a good laugh with these 2 lasses and we tried our utmost to get them back to our tents for a bit of fun n frolics, but they were having none of it, lol...we had pitched a couple of tents at the site and me n my pal were so intoxicated we kept tripping all over these tent ropes, lol...we had a night in Paris on the way back, we got absolutely hammered on the ale, lol



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Uglybob
Uglybob
31 March, 2020 19:35
Cricket - dull , dull , dull .
Bowler spends 2 minutes rubbing ball on crotch , runs up and bowls .
Batsman either a) hits ball and swaps place with his mate at the other end or
b) allows ball to go past cos it's going nowhere near his wicket .
Either way we then get views ( sometimes in slow motion ) of the said bowl from behind the wicket , the bowlers end , the top of the stumps and the batsmans foot .
The ball is then returned to the bowler from a fielder ( Who also gives it a rub ) and the whole process starts again .
Dull.

Yardleys Cat
Yardleys Cat
31 March, 2020 19:50
American football, just rugby with crash helmets and shoulder pads.

Marlow!'s foot
Marlow!'s foot
31 March, 2020 20:12
Went to the TT for many years. The racing was great but Mad Sunday was something else!

Yiggo
Yiggsy
31 March, 2020 20:43
Went to the TT in the early '80s with a motorbike freak friend.

We got off the ferry then had to walk along the seafront, I think it was, where there were about a thousand bikes parked up along the side of the road. Of course, he had to stop after every 5th bike to drool and admire one of them them for a few minutes... sad smiley

Longest sea-front walk, time-wise, I have ever had and felt like just jumping back on the bloody ferry.

Yiggo
Yiggsy
31 March, 2020 20:52
wrong thread!



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Zint
Zint
01 April, 2020 16:44
Bowls.

the kav
the kav
01 April, 2020 17:01
Forgot Wimbledon should be on here too. Posh boys day out! Dan maskalls accent summed the event up

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Phil65
01 April, 2020 17:57
Road cycling (I guess velodrome stuff is acceptable because they're in their own little bubble). Road cycling should be restricted to getting to work and back or having a basket on the front to get your groceries or a hamper for a nice family picnic. This proliferation of suited and booted cyclists on our roads, riding four abreast whilst the traffic tails back should immediately be made a criminal offence with a punishment of no less than 18 months jail time, cycles confiscated and mangled in a crusher.
That brings me on to another enigma of a road user, the biker. Don't get me wrong, the sight and sound of a convoy of bikes is pretty awesome and can get the adrenaline flowing and should be one of the most desirable pursuits out there. However, when they're parked up, take their helmets off they are all overweight, balding, middle-aged, middle-class, grandparents; visions of "The Wild One" and young, live fast die young hell-raisers are straight out of the window. I'd even be happy if there was some replication of "Sons of Anarchy" with long haired types, mean to the core. Bikers are no longer feared and they're more akin to Heaven's Angel's than Hell's Angel's delivering those Easter Eggs!
Sorry, this sickness is affecting my cognitive functionality!

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Elvis
01 April, 2020 17:58
Women's beach volleyball. What is the point?

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Phil65
01 April, 2020 18:10
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Elvis
Women's beach volleyball. What is the point?
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Yeah and those lengthy VAR reviews would get a bit tiresome.

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Elvis
01 April, 2020 18:40
Women playing tennis ZZzzz
I switch off/over as soon as my girlfriend enters the room. She hates it!

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Elvis
01 April, 2020 18:56
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Loyden1
Loyden1
01 April, 2020 19:05
Now listen here Elvis .I think you are being totally sexist and you might upset our Lady readers . . . .I would just like to thank you for the videos

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Elvis
01 April, 2020 19:14
lol


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