Sometimes Sport Can Lift The Gloom

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  • #56975
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    angie
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    What a great night to be in London at the Olympics and see decent people, unsung heroes, who don’t earn squillions a year (yet) win for Team GB for the pride of it! Fireworks going off and 1000’s of very happy people. ๐Ÿ˜€

    When Spain won Euro 2012 the same sort of effect happened, old rivalries get forgotten (Barca and Real Madrid) etc and everyone is happy for a while. ๐Ÿ˜›

    If only finances were run by decent people ๐Ÿ™„

  • #111333
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    It’s a nice thought, but I’ve probably seen more disputes, upsets and fights in the last few days than for many a year. I live a couple of minutes walk from Marylebone in London, and by all accounts there have been some vicious fights break out in the locals – local shopkeepers have had to clean floors covered in blood. I suspect that many people are spending too much time in the pub watching the events. Family feuds back home in the Midlands are looking bad at the moment too (although that’s more a consequence of words said at a recent funeral).
    On a more optimistic note, at least the kids will have some decent role models for once. Heaven forbid they choose to emulate the bankers.

  • #111334
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    At least the crowds at the sporting venues have been fully behind the sportspeople. There seems to have been a great atmosphere, almost giving the participants extra strength.

  • #111336
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    Everything has been so negative for the last couple of years or so. Success breeds success, and if any of this sporting success spills out into the wider world that will be positive for the UK and others, it makes people want to visit, take up sport, maybe spend more, sponsorship deals and all sorts of spin-offs come. ๐Ÿ˜›

    I hope there’s not a feeling of let down after the event with the Olympics.

  • #111337
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    then the football team loose on penalties somethings never change and as for the medal winners they will earn very well with product indorsements over the coming months and rightly so it takes a lot of hard work.

  • #111339
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    @dartboy: I dont want to be spoil sport & share your joy & happiness with the nation and all sprt lovers of the world. It is very hear warming to see humanity in action and the very personal moving stories behind e,g Fatima Whitbread, Mo Farah & who can forget the cheeky smiling face of Daley Thompson.

    “If only finances were run by decent people our “

    Most bodies are run by decent & honest people. Olympic organisors like FIFA have their black sheep not no mention the cheats. Few big differences are The Olympians are performing in front of us and are motivated by winning unlike Bankers who are behind the scences and are motivated by greed. The Olympic body i.e. the regulator etc are not sleeping on the job and not working on nudges & winks.

    If an Olympian does something irregular he/she is thrown out & no medels. If a Banker gets caught he is given his golden handshake, pat on the back by the management with comments like bad luck old chap see at the golf course.

    The Olympian goes on to lead a normal life. The Banker will take up another lucarative appoitment in the financial world dare I say in the FSA, after all it take a theif to catch a theif while the pay off remains intact.

  • #111341
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    @dbmarcos99 wrote:

    It’s a nice thought, but I’ve probably seen more disputes, upsets and fights in the last few days than for many a year. I live a couple of minutes walk from Marylebone in London, and by all accounts there have been some vicious fights break out in the locals – local shopkeepers have had to clean floors covered in blood. I suspect that many people are spending too much time in the pub watching the events. Family feuds back home in the Midlands are looking bad at the moment too (although that’s more a consequence of words said at a recent funeral).
    On a more optimistic note, at least the kids will have some decent role models for once. Heaven forbid they choose to emulate the bankers.

    What a load of crap. You never give up pulling down the place do you…do you write for the Daily fail by chance :mrgreen: Have to ask myself what sort of a loser would live there if it’s so bad.

    I was in London last week and the atmosphere was super. Of course there will be violence somewhere, happens in all capital cities…even Madrid ๐Ÿ˜†

    I think you have got the place mixed up with syria.

    I’m off to buy a union flag ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #111342
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    @katy.
    The fact that you had not bought a flag to me seems that you had doubts about team GB going far. Britian has some very talents sportmen & women & also benefits from the second generation migrants.

    A well established debate is that lack of facilities, funding etc, etc. The loterry money has changed all that. Until recent past Britian had been placing the achievers on the pedestrial with short term media attention etc. These achievers had excelled purely due to personal talent, sacrifices, motivation and for a sense of purpose.

    We are an island but have been extremely fortutane to attract the best from all over the world. Let us expolit it & show that when humanity comes together and on a equal playing field while having the means, resources, sharede wisdom and the pool of exprience resources. We can be a world beater.

    I do not give motivational talk.

  • #111343
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    @katy wrote:

    @dbmarcos99 wrote:
    It’s a nice thought, but I’ve probably seen more disputes, upsets and fights in the last few days than for many a year. I live a couple of minutes walk from Marylebone in London, and by all accounts there have been some vicious fights break out in the locals – local shopkeepers have had to clean floors covered in blood. I suspect that many people are spending too much time in the pub watching the events. Family feuds back home in the Midlands are looking bad at the moment too (although that’s more a consequence of words said at a recent funeral).
    On a more optimistic note, at least the kids will have some decent role models for once. Heaven forbid they choose to emulate the bankers.

    What a load of crap. You never give up pulling down the place do you…do you write for the Daily fail by chance :mrgreen: Have to ask myself what sort of a loser would live there if it’s so bad.

    I was in London last week and the atmosphere was super. Of course there will be violence somewhere, happens in all capital cities…even Madrid ๐Ÿ˜†

    I think you have got the place mixed up with syria.

    I’m off to buy a union flag ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ahem, I live here and I’m just giving the local news from my vicinity. You claim to now live in an ideal village, which is great. You, or anyone one else is welcome to get off Marylebone station one evening – I’ll introduce you to a couple a of local people who’ll tell you what happens in the neighbourhood, and as I say, it seems to have all kicked off in the last week. I suspect it’s a bit of summer madness fuelled by too much drinking – same as you’d see in the resorts.
    I suggest that if you know nothing of where I live, you’re hardly qualified to claim it’s “a load of crap”. I hope that it’s just some isolated incidents that are not repeating elsewhere. There are always ups and downs to living in a big city, and I’ve always felt the balance is positive for city life. But there are also downsides.
    Actually, thinking about it, it has to be a lot better now compared with the riots last year. Now that was really scary, although this area more or less escaped it.

  • #111355
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    @katy wrote:

    I’m off to buy a union flag ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And there was me thinking that it was the Spanish who only start hanging their flags out after they’ve had a bit of success ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #111356
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    I’ve not been to the actual venues, but it’s obviously the case that people are having a great time cheering on the competitors – you can hear the enthusiasm of the crowds via the tv coverage.
    So far I think the organisation of the Games, from the opening ceremony to the actual events, has been fantastic. London is used to holding big events, whether sports (Wimbledon or Wembley) or music and shows. This experience has shown. Certain elements in the media were trying to say prior to the Games that we’d be shown as a poor second to what happened in China 4 years ago. I’m as happy as anyone that they’ve been proven wrong.

  • #111364
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    I’m happy as long as they don’t get Paul McCartney to sing again….. Everyone wants him to be ‘The Beatles’ and he wants to be all smiley and jingly Paul McCartney.

  • #111367
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    Why do they keep putting him on ๐Ÿ™„ He makes me cringe he is sooo terrible. I wonder if he ever watches himself ๐Ÿ˜† His face looks a bit “empty” as if he is suffering from alzheimers. can’t see why the Artic monkey were chosen either more suitable for a rock festival. You would think that Hey Jude was eay enough to sing but Macca couldn’t even manage that ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  • #111376
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    @dbmarcos99 wrote:

    I’ve not been to the actual venues, but it’s obviously the case that people are having a great time cheering on the competitors – you can hear the enthusiasm of the crowds via the tv coverage.
    So far I think the organisation of the Games, from the opening ceremony to the actual events, has been fantastic. London is used to holding big events, whether sports (Wimbledon or Wembley) or music and shows. This experience has shown. Certain elements in the media were trying to say prior to the Games that we’d be shown as a poor second to what happened in China 4 years ago. I’m as happy as anyone that they’ve been proven wrong.

    For ยฃ27,000,000 the opening ceromony should of been bloody good or everyone would of kicked off big style,the best bit i thought was the coming together of the couldron great piece of engineering.
    I have to agree about sir paul thou he should just learn to wave and smile.

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