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Online jfc

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« 2018-Sep-06, 11:11 AM Reply #100 »
Given the current issues with New York heat I wonder if reducing men's matches to best of 3 is worth considering?

Games are far closer these days with any long rallies, and this has to be bad for the players' health.

Laver and Newcombe suffered strokes.

Not sure how much effort is expended in a 4 hour match compared to marathons, or AFL where they can't even manage 1 game every week.

Also that length is bloody boring. Once you see someone hitting the  ball in a few times the novelty wanes.

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« 2018-Sep-07, 01:43 PM Reply #101 »
Interesting US Open Women's semi between 2 young, tall, bi-racial competitors.

Keys is a top player, but Osaka impressed with her composure.

Making me wonder why she's only #68.

Osaka had had an easy run until today.

And in the prior ~6 months she was playing like a #68 in bad form.

However earlier this year she won the Indian Wells Masters beating many tough competitors.

The early Betfair Market has her at $3.30 against Serena. That's shorter than I expected.

She actually comfortably beat Serena in their only encounter last year, but a lot has happened to both since then.


https://matchstat.com/tennis/player/Naomi%20Osaka

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« 2018-Sep-09, 07:45 AM Reply #102 »
Osaka trumps Cloaca.

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« 2018-Sep-09, 07:53 AM Reply #103 »
Hmmmm,

A few Aussie mens players should take on Osaka as a behavioural coach....

Interesting that Serena gets penalised for her boxes actions when she herself probably is entirely innocent. Rugby league has after the fact loss of points premiershis etc for actions of management but to lose points during a game for the coaches or side lines actions must be pretty rare.

Mens actions worse and not penalised games is probably some thing we will hear a lot about.

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« 2018-Sep-09, 10:07 AM Reply #104 »
From what I can discern the referee acted correctly.

In stark contrast to how many errors Serena made.

But even if he had made an error Serena's tantrums were inexcusable.

Had she genuinely believed he had made a mistake then she should have invoked whatever legal options  she had to get the decision overturned.

And not carried on the disgusting way she did.

I'm amazed how many twitterbators have actually applauded her. Such blatant ignorance might explain how Trump got in.

And if it was up to me Serena should have been taken into custody by the fashion police.



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« 2018-Sep-09, 10:50 AM Reply #105 »
From what I can discern the referee acted correctly.

In stark contrast to how many errors Serena made.

But even if he had made an error Serena's tantrums were inexcusable.

Had she genuinely believed he had made a mistake then she should have invoked whatever legal options  she had to get the decision overturned.

And not carried on the disgusting way she did.

I'm amazed how many twitterbators have actually applauded her. Such blatant ignorance might explain how Trump got in.

And if it was up to me Serena should have been taken into custody by the fashion police.

Modern "wowserism".

Someone who is marketed heavily as an implied "bad girl" actually briefly displays some of her badness.

So what?

If you are going to chuck Serena out you really have to chuck your marketing people out too. And chuck out Tennis Umpires who sit there passionately nodding their head in agreement as they are being given an earful of asp poison.

A strong voice was needed at that time to sort it out.

All the strong voices have been hounded out by the new culture running the joint.  :no:

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« 2018-Sep-09, 11:05 AM Reply #106 »
jfc,

Umpire had every right to do what he did.

My point was that Serena herself did not cheat.

If anyone does not need coaching it is Serena after all; she was not even looking at the coach at the tme - the umpire was

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« 2018-Sep-09, 11:25 AM Reply #107 »
Resorting to facts here we see why Serena is the most marketable female athlete.

Aspiration, influence.

And not "bad"  (which I think typically only works for men).

Wozniacki is the 2nd highest earning female athlete. Despite an extremely poor post Australian Open it's clear why she scores very high on endorsements.

A strong voice is hardly a good look for umpires (witness Kyrgios' pep talk). They need objectivity, calm and firmness.

I'm pretty sure the last thing our tennis needs are strong voices like that of Tomic, Kyrgios, Daria and Dimitir.

Meanwhile this is an assessment from what appears to be a sports trader.

Hardly the prevailing deranged nonsense, but he seems to really know his stuff, and I admire his style.



https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2018/08/21/the-highest-paid-female-athletes-2018/#40b7966405f6

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« 2018-Sep-09, 11:52 AM Reply #108 »
Surely, a verbal warning to her coach would have been best.

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« 2018-Sep-10, 04:13 PM Reply #109 »
After more brooding about this disgrace to me it's clear that Serena's a cheat. Claiming she isn't is what cheats say.

She looked like losing so decided to choose the slightest episode to throw tantrums. Hoping that the crowd would be whipped up (as they were), and her opponent would crumble under the pressure.


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« 2018-Sep-10, 05:48 PM Reply #110 »
Surely, a verbal warning to her coach would have been best.

After more brooding about this disgrace to me it's clear that Serena's a cheat. Claiming she isn't is what cheats say.

She looked like losing so decided to choose the slightest episode to throw tantrums. Hoping that the crowd would be whipped up (as they were), and her opponent would crumble under the pressure.




My points on this
1. Coach should have got a warning, first
2. Williams totally overreacted
3. It wasnít a ploy cuz she was losing. It was sheer arrogance
4. She isnít a cheat per se cuz tennis allows it to go on. They turn a blind eye to coaching from the stands. She did break the rules and has done so continuously
5. Her outburst was disgusting. She played the mother card, the woman card. Surprised the race card didnít come out
6. What she put that young kid through during and after the game was as weak as piss

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« 2018-Sep-10, 06:43 PM Reply #111 »
I agree with much of that although she has a bit of a record re this sort of carry-on.

Could hardly 'play the "race card" given the wonderfully diverse background of her opponent. 

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« 2018-Sep-10, 07:01 PM Reply #112 »
the wonderfully diverse background of her opponent.

Hailed as First 'Japanese'?? . .

Some reports state that Dad was Haitian; Mum was Japanese; and she has lived in the 'Land of the Free' since she was 3yo

Sounds a bit like the pedigree of some of our parliamentary reps . .


Agree with most of WOD's points . . and I reckon that the 20yo has the mental toughness to go right on from here  :no1:

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« 2018-Sep-11, 02:02 PM Reply #113 »
Love Mark Knight's cartoon in the Herald Sun.


It's caused meltdown in the leftist elite. 


Salute, sir. 

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« 2018-Sep-11, 02:08 PM Reply #114 »
I'm dirty as I was on at $6  :tears:  :shutup:


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