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2014 Commonwealth Games

Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 9:51 pm

Come on Emma Jackson! She's just dropping back to fifth in the triathlon... she looks gone. She was right up there for much of the race.
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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 9:57 pm

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@_JaydeTaylor: Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie! #royalty #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames
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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:00 pm

Bad luck in the women's triathlon for Emma Jackson. Ended in fifth. Stimson (England) looks like a brick with eyes! England (Gold), Canada (Silver), England (Bronze).
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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:03 pm

It's funny how Channel 10 productions look like they're shot in a studio in Wagga Wagga in 1970.
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Post by Schifty » July 24, 2014, 10:15 pm

They are doing a far better job than Nein do with sports coverage. :)

Also I thought it was best I comment in here so you're not talking to yourself.

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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:17 pm

Schifty wrote:They are doing a far better job than Nein do with sports coverage. :)

Also I thought it was best I comment in here so you're not talking to yourself.
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Post by Schifty » July 24, 2014, 10:18 pm

greeneyed wrote:
Schifty wrote:They are doing a far better job than Nein do with sports coverage. :)

Also I thought it was best I comment in here so you're not talking to yourself.
Excellent, thanks Schifty. You earn an extra retweet.
Can I choose what you retweet? :lol:

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Post by Schifty » July 24, 2014, 10:20 pm

Actually both the Glasgow and Sochi sets look like they were shot with the media centre's loading dock in the background..

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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:21 pm

That lounge suite looks like it was made in 1967 and recovered in remnants.
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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:21 pm

Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
Schifty wrote:They are doing a far better job than Nein do with sports coverage. :)

Also I thought it was best I comment in here so you're not talking to yourself.
Excellent, thanks Schifty. You earn an extra retweet.
Can I choose what you retweet? :lol:
Make a suggestion and we'll see.
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Post by Schifty » July 24, 2014, 10:22 pm

I actually rate the lounge pretty highly..

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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:23 pm

Where does Channel 10 get their "sporting personalities"? I mean, who IS the woman talking to Thorpie? And who IS the bloke talking to Leisel Jones?
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Post by Schifty » July 24, 2014, 10:35 pm

greeneyed wrote:Where does Channel 10 get their "sporting personalities"? I mean, who IS the woman talking to Thorpie? And who IS the bloke talking to Leisel Jones?
Melanie McLoughlin is fantastic.

Ten poached her from FoxSports and she has been great.

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Post by Schifty » July 24, 2014, 10:38 pm

greeneyed wrote:
Make a suggestion and we'll see.
Q&A has Barnaby Joyce on Monday night. Pick anything from there :lol:

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Post by Toviii » July 24, 2014, 10:39 pm

I just about forgot that this was on this year thanks to the World Cup
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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2014, 10:49 pm

Toviii wrote:I just about forgot that this was on this year thanks to the World Cup
The World Cup was on last year.
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Post by Professor » July 24, 2014, 11:04 pm

greeneyed wrote:Image

@_JaydeTaylor: Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie! #royalty #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames
:lol: that's awesome

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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 8:46 am

WORLD RECORD! Aussies Bronte Campbell, Melanie Schlanger, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell win 4x100m freestyle in WR time 3:30.98 #Glasgow2014
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Post by Manchild » July 25, 2014, 8:56 am

greeneyed wrote:WORLD RECORD! Aussies Bronte Campbell, Melanie Schlanger, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell win 4x100m freestyle in WR time 3:30.98 #Glasgow2014
Smashed the WW when it was set with the cheat suits. Good work ladies.

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Post by RedRaider » July 25, 2014, 9:03 pm

I watched the girls swim the WR time this morning. Just wonderful to see the last swimmer beat the line to the wall. There have been plenty knocking the Commonwealth Games but it is not a bad lead in to the Olympics in two years time and it provides a competition in which to set a World Record. Plenty of other good performances as well with the Aussie boys beating the poms at the velodrome. Always good to beat the Poms at anything. I think they have a World Champion at Photo Bombing, we can't match though.

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Post by PigRickman » July 25, 2014, 9:38 pm

velodrome cycling is the best sporting event at com/olympic games
love it
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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 10:22 pm

Got to feel for Christian Sprenger, looks like he's injured and he's shot. Looks like that's why he was so disappointed last night.
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Post by Begbie » July 25, 2014, 10:32 pm

Pigman wrote:velodrome cycling is the best sporting event at com/olympic games
love it
I prefer the boxing,It is so much better than pro boxing. You know who is in charge and have a good idea of who is winning as the scoreboard is on the TV. I also enjoy the road cycling.

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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 10:48 pm

The cycling is good ATM.
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Post by T_R » July 25, 2014, 10:49 pm

Loving it
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Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Post by Begbie » July 25, 2014, 10:52 pm

The marathon always seems to be exceptional in the commonwealth games. Ever since deek did what he did back in the 80s.

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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 10:59 pm

C'mon Edmondson!
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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 11:01 pm

Australia get Gold and Silver! Great stuff! It's exciting! They ride off later.
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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 11:03 pm

Women's hockey next. I like the Commonwealth Games.
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Post by Professor » July 25, 2014, 11:03 pm

Begbie wrote:
Pigman wrote:velodrome cycling is the best sporting event at com/olympic games
love it
I prefer the boxing,It is so much better than pro boxing. You know who is in charge and have a good idea of who is winning as the scoreboard is on the TV. I also enjoy the road cycling.
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Post by Begbie » July 25, 2014, 11:04 pm

Hockey would have go down as the most boring spectator sport on the planet. I'm sure it is an exciting game to play, however, the whistle just goes off far to often for an enjoyable game to watch. Not to take away from the guys an gals achievements, it's just no one cares ( except for an Olympic gold medal match - come on, be honest!)

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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 11:09 pm

Begbie wrote:Hockey would have go down as the most boring spectator sport on the planet. I'm sure it is an exciting game to play, however, the whistle just goes off far to often for an enjoyable game to watch. Not to take away from the guys an gals achievements, it's just no one cares ( except for an Olympic gold medal match - come on, be honest!)
It's more exciting than soccer and rugby union... And AFL!
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Post by Begbie » July 25, 2014, 11:22 pm

If I had to make a table of most interesting spectator sports I'm sorry to say how women's netball pans out. This is my ladder:

NRL (Raiders)
English premier league soccer (southamton)
A league football
English super league rugby league
Super Union in Australia
Afl (Geelong)
NFL
Other soccer leagues in Europe
NBA
NBL
Australian swim team
Australian womens basketball team
australian women netball team
Australian women's hockey team
Australian men's hockey team
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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 11:28 pm

My list would be:

Canberra Raiders
NRL
Rugby league
Australian cricket
Australian tennis
Australian swimming
NFL
NHL
Olympic Games
Commonwealth Games
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Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2014, 11:29 pm

Women's hockey

Australia 3
Wales 0
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