WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

the coming of gary 7:26 Fri Jun 24
.. Wimbledon 2022
.. Starts Monday ! ..various absentees include Federer (long term injury), Zverev (done his ankle in Paris), Medvedev and Rublev (both Russians)

Top six seeds ;

1 - Djokovic
2 - Nadal
3 - Ruud
4 - Tsitsipas
5 - Alcaraz
6 - Felix A-A

..and the Women ;

1 - Swiatek
2 - Kontaveit
3 - Jabeur
4 - Badosa
5 - Sakkari
6 - Pliskova
Crumpet Watch (requested by Hermit Road) - Camila Giorgi, Katie Boulter

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southbankbornnbred 11:26 Wed Aug 31
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Clearly a talented young woman, otherwise she would not have won the US Open, but informed sports bods say she's one of the modern breed of young, slightly spoiled (all tennis players are) players who do not take challenge or harsh instruction well. Hence, she has gone through several coaches since winning in New York last year.

Why she ditched her title-winning coach is beyond me. But there you are - not an unusual situation among modern tennis players, I'm told.

Sounds like she needs to settle on a more permanent coach who will connect with her but also push her - and she might have to get used to that idea. She's only 19, so there is plenty of time for her to develop a more hard-bitten attitude, which would serve her well. Excuse the pun!

Basically, she needs to do a Murray and find an Ivan Lendl figure.

So far in her short professional career, she's had:

Nigel Sears
Andrew Richardson (youth coach & won US Open)
Jeremy Bates
Torben Beltz
Louis Cayer
Iain Bates
Dmitry Tursanov

That's a lot of different coaches in little more than a year, all with different views about how to go about things. Too many cooks, IMO.

Let's face it, when you've won a grand slam title at 18 you've bought yourself a lot of time in the sport. But she needs to find her long-term coach and then kick-on.

Side of Ham 10:59 Wed Aug 31
Re: US Open 2022
I think she’s already earned the fortune by winning a grand slam and the sponsorships etc… 19 years old and in a much better financial position than a lot of her fellow young tennis prospects….

violator 10:51 Wed Aug 31
Re: US Open 2022
Its a pity Loaded, FHM and Maxim are no longer around, cos she aint gonna earn fuck all else playing tennis.

happygilmore 9:29 Wed Aug 31
Re: US Open 2022
Raducanu first round exit. How found it tough since winning the US Open.

gph 12:04 Tue Aug 30
Re: US Open 2022
Oi, Goldie!

You're an interesting CASE, not an interesting POSTER.


Sven Roeder 11:53 Mon Aug 29
US Open 2022
Just giving Serena Williams a rub down before her final match.
Should be back in a couple of hours.

happygilmore 11:24 Mon Aug 29
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Where's Gary?

Sven Roeder 8:49 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
As I understand it Kyrgios doesnt have a coach so what the point of engaging with (ie ranting at) his box containing presumably family and friends is I have no idea. What tennis related reaction was he looking for from people who would know one end of a raquet from the other?
Once that started Djokovic knew he had it in the bag.
Djokovic will know with Federer & Murray all but finished (neither has any chance of another title) & Nadal creaking that he has a window over the next 2 or 3 years to pull further ahead. Lots of pretenders amongst the rest but noone is seriously challenging him.

Another year goes by with Wimbledon making millions (have you seen the price of a PImms?) & being the most lucrative tournament yet STILL unable to use those funds to develop a male English Grand Slam singles champion.
Fred Perry's 1936 win at the US Open remains the last success by an Englishman and noone currently playing seems remotely close.

Auntie Thermite 7:37 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
The only conspiracy bollocks discussed on this thread was the claim Novak takes PEDs as evidenced by his vegan diet.
That is not to say I know one way or the other is that's true or not. Just not the evidence I'd require to be convinced.

Then again all sports stars are open to the suspicion being that drugs are so prevalent and the money involved.

Not sure the PED question is the reason this board has been reduced to emotional hysterical mumsnet rejects crying about others disagreeing with them.

Most people left because the posters more and more are becoming emotional tarts who can't bear the idea of a different opinion to their own, so actively campaign to get the only interesting posters from here banned.

Pagey 7:36 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
That was a decent final but Kyrgios had absolutely no chance as soon as he started wasting so much energy with his constant rants in between games. No focus whatsoever and Djokovic was just patient and waited for him to be the cause of his own downfall.

He’s highly entertaining to watch but Kyrgios is a vile cunt of a person. There’s being outspoken and then there’s that.

Takashi Miike 7:35 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
what conspiracy bollocks? the tennis 'community' demonized on of the fittest people to ever walk the planet because he refuse to take a medication he didn't need

the coming of gary 7:27 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Congrats to the two champions Djokovic and Rybakina

Tournament finishes just as another thread gets ruined by conspiracy bollocks

no wonder so many posters have left

Auntie Thermite 7:24 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Watching Kyrgios, the poor bloke simply hasn't the mental strength to compete at this level against one of the most single minded nerveless competitors yet.

His first final at Wimbledon, he can only learn from the experience.

There was an interview with Novak recently where some new Delta variant working for the BBC (affected plimmy accent an all) couldn't conceive of the notion that Novak has such a thing as strong principles that he would be willing lose everything over.

Honour for these folk appears to be an entirely alien concept in this rainbow flag waving day and age.

Made me laugh anyway.

onsideman 7:19 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Tooting Popular Front

Auntie Thermite 7:09 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Confirmation bias?

I thought he was dull before having not heard anything from him aside from some stiff post match interviews.
Which they all tend to be really.

As for your extreme emotions towards a guy you know little of solely for not being an obedient slave to the system, that's your issue to contend with.

onsideman 6:50 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
His determination to remain unvaxed was entirely his prerogative and I fully respect his conviction. That respect was subsequently diminished by his determination to lie and cheat and blame others.

His stance had obviously made him a hero of yours. Well done, and I'm glad that his PR offensive worked for you - but confirmation bias rarely fails

At no point have I questioned his ability on the tennis court. To do so would be bizarre in the extreme

onsideman 6:32 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
I think you're a bit fixated

Auntie Thermite 6:32 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Yeah cos it's me who judges a man harshly on his reluctance to bow, genuflect and scrape before his masters

cholo 6:32 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Wonder if the pissed up bird got thrown out?

onsideman 6:27 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
Sounds like you have as many issues as Kyrgios you oddball

Auntie Thermite 6:26 Sun Jul 10
Re: .. Wimbledon 2022
I listened to an interview with him where lots of his work was documented, and commented on by current star players from Nadal, Federer and even the greatest ever Timmy Henman. A fascinating bloke, with plenty to say on all kinds of matters, being judged by the mindless slavish serfs for not obeying and bowing to his masters.

It was that Nick the Greek bloke who pointed out the help and aid he gave to Australia during their problems, only for the Oz association to go full communist scum on him because he isn't a braindead slave, applauded by the most contemptible cunts of any generation in world history.

His game is incredible to watch, there's always about a dozen or so jaw dropping moments that require 1000fps to see what the fuck he even done in every match he plays and if you find his play boring, then it makes one wonder what the fuck you're doing watching a sport where the current best exponent of it, doesn't even please you enough.

But, no doubt you'd cheer for some south african you never heard of until a week ago until your lungs bleed, cos the BBC compelled you to.

Come on Timmeh!

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