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CWC1983

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    CWC1983 reacted to TigerTedd in 2018 Winter Olympics   
    I’ve often wondered... if a sport is expected to get medals, then doesn’t get any, that’s not going to help their medal prospects. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. 
    If they actually have basketball a decent chunk of funding, then they might actually get somewhere (although it’s a pretty competive sport on the international level, good luck beating USA, Russia and probably a handful of other teams that are all considerably better than we’ll ever be (still less teams than are better than us at football though)). 
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from Mafiabob in 2018 Winter Olympics   
    Elite basketball is not getting money from UK sport and they are saying they wont be able to fulfill any games after April. In essence, there won't be a UK team playing competitively anymore.  
    UK sport are not funding them because they are not seen as a medal prospect.
    Its the 2nd most participated sport between 14 - 16 year olds, 218k kids per week, of which a fair % are from inner city areas. 
    The point the governing body is making is that if theres not an elite team in the uk for the kids to aspire to play for, then they might lose them to sport altogether. Theres the social aspect. 
    I realise the grassroots get funded, but the total funding for basketball and skeleton bob is almost the same.
     
     
     
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from Alpha in Boxing Thread   
    5 live Bunce and Costello podcast this morning pretty much saying father and son need to split up.
    At the press conference Eubank senior saying that Jnr didn't listen to a word of advice during the fight. 
    Talksport had Bellew, McGrory and John Rawlings doing the live coverage.
    It was a really good listen as they covered all upcoming fights at home and abroad. 
    All 3 of them are concerned for Joshua if he fights Wilder.    
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    CWC1983 reacted to Alpha in Boxing Thread   
    I didn't find the fight boring. It never really exploded but being on the edge like that was exciting. Plus it was exactly the right approach for Groves. Why brawl when you have the class?
    I found it boring ITV claiming the up close fighting suited Jnr. He lost the inside work too! Groves was rolling and ducking and man handling him most the time. The rest of the time he was answering shot for shot. He was stronger, far more skilful and I thought he scored a knockdown. I think he could have taken him out too. Should have. 
    I thought Walsh beat Lowe. The draw was a bit of an easy way out for what would have been a unrewarding ending for Lowe's great efforts. But Walsh snuck it.
    Jnr Could be an exceptional fighter. His discipline, his prep, his physique and arrogance are all great. 
    But it's the stunts and the Dad. Stupid stunts and a Dad who is trying to showboat through a very dangerous sport. He can't help him in the corner. He's been there purely for show. And when Jnr  needs help then what's he got? What is his back up plan? 
    Before he goes in at this level again he needs to ditch the Dad. Stop being a celebrity. 
    The production of these Super Series shows is amazing
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from Alpha in Boxing Thread   
    After listening to Barry McGuigan this morning on tv, I've put my £5 on Groves. 
     
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    CWC1983 reacted to Alpha in Boxing Thread   
    Ultra White Collar is coming up. It might be that event? It's not at the arena though.
    They have a promising Asian lad but I can't remember his name. Could be to do with him?
    And then there's Zach Parker who is the Derbyshire boxer fighting on the Groves undercard. 
     
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from Norman in Boxing Thread   
    Joe Joyce. 1st round ko mismatch against a big Croatian journeyman. 
    Another uk heavyweight to watch out for in the next 2 to 3 years. 
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    This is the problem with Gary's preferred style of play. 
    Win some games and go unbeaten then fans will put up with the pragmatic element of the play. 
    Start losing some or drawing some then fans will be quicker to turn. 
     
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    CWC1983 reacted to Millenniumram in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    It’s the lack of decent wingers. Said on deadline day our lack of signing a winger will cost us promotion. I stand by that. Who in attack other than Vydra do you genuinely think is going to score when they get the ball? Which of our wide man actually give any hope when they’ve got possession? That’s our problem, and it shows when we’ve had such a good defensive record but not won enough games. We let all our options go in attack and didn’t replace them.
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    This is the problem with Gary's preferred style of play. 
    Win some games and go unbeaten then fans will put up with the pragmatic element of the play. 
    Start losing some or drawing some then fans will be quicker to turn. 
     
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    CWC1983 reacted to Harrowram in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    Losing away to Sheffield Wednesday reserves isn't pragmatic it is totally gormless.
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    This is the problem with Gary's preferred style of play. 
    Win some games and go unbeaten then fans will put up with the pragmatic element of the play. 
    Start losing some or drawing some then fans will be quicker to turn. 
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    This is the problem with Gary's preferred style of play. 
    Win some games and go unbeaten then fans will put up with the pragmatic element of the play. 
    Start losing some or drawing some then fans will be quicker to turn. 
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    This is the problem with Gary's preferred style of play. 
    Win some games and go unbeaten then fans will put up with the pragmatic element of the play. 
    Start losing some or drawing some then fans will be quicker to turn. 
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    This is the problem with Gary's preferred style of play. 
    Win some games and go unbeaten then fans will put up with the pragmatic element of the play. 
    Start losing some or drawing some then fans will be quicker to turn. 
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from Zag zig in Nelson Oliveira   
    Previously I thought he was a fancy dan foreigner who only turned it on when felt like it. 
    How wrong could I be..... He held the ball up, put himself about, linked up the play and harried Davis and Keogh all day. 
     
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    CWC1983 reacted to Mafiabob in Poor ref again no back bone   
    Right in front of me. Pretty blatant if you ask me, Carson didn’t complain. 
    Ref was very fair in my opinion, let play flow, cautioned players correctly. Only mistake he made was he blew too soon for the second penalty. 
    Some refs would have gave 7/8 free kicks and stop start the game in first 20. This ref let the game go on, and let the team say try and play. No free kick in first 15/20 minutes.
    Very even handed and fair.
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    CWC1983 reacted to coneheadjohn in My Lads op.   
    Just about to set off,Joel’s not in great shape my thinking is to give him a lift and he is buzzing for it today...come on lads!!

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    CWC1983 reacted to McLovin in Derby County F.C. v Norwich City F.C.   
    Maddison is some player. I can see why the big boys are after him. If we had him then we'd be close to Wolves imo. We are missing a genuine creative player in attacking midfield.
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    CWC1983 reacted to JoetheRam in Random stuff that annoys me thread   
    Sorry, but there's absolutely no need to be listening to music in an office. Having to ask someone something 3 times before you even have their attention soon wears thin.
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    CWC1983 reacted to jagerbob in January 2018 transfer thread   
    everything wrong with the b@st4rd animal that is the EPL.
    As a league, the clubs have no morality or duty to bring on home grown players, or indeed any players. Foreign ownership across the board, no respect for  or allegience to the country they are operating in. Player farming is rife, because its all just business. Young players dont get a chance to get near the first team, so inevitable they get moved on.. then sometimes if they were any good, and they do well in a league outside the EPL, then the same EPL teams go back in for them for 50 odd million. The new TV deal should have meant clubs running at profits, an end to 85% turnover on player wages, improvment in stadium facilities, pay above the national livign wage for club employees not involved int he playing side etc etc ect.  All its actually done is inflate the market and demonstrate what we think we always knew, Players and their agents are running the hame for themselves and earning obsence amounts of money in a world where its austerity everywhere, homeless numbers are up, food banks, no increase in wages across the country in 8 years or whatever it is.
    The money distribution across the whole league is great and also a killer all at the same time.
    Yes it means you get greater competition, there are now 6 teams that can realistically win the league instead of just 2 (or sometimes 1) in other leagues in europe (where individual clubs agree their TV deals).
    But that in turn means the entire league screws up the market for any other league across europe, and of course for the championship.
    15 million for McClean!??!?! - Do me a favour!!!!!!!
     
     
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from Ramchester in Ademola Lookman - Joined RB Leipzig on loan   
    I've a bit of respect for his decision to go abroad. Take himself out of his comfort zone and try something different. He will benefit later in his career. 
    More young uk players should do the same, however I realise it's easier to stay in England and let the £ roll in. 
     
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    CWC1983 reacted to IlsonDerby in James McClean   
    Took about 7/8 posts of this thread to realise just how many Neanderthals support our club. 
    The same people who (rightly) won’t let you forget about those who lost their lives for us to live in a free country are the same who jump on anyone who dares exercise that freedom! 
     
    The guy would be an excellent addition if we get him in on the right deal... offers something different to what we have on the wings at the moment. 
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    CWC1983 reacted to gccrowdpleaser in James McClean   
    I'd actually be against this signing. Not because I don't think he's a good player. In fact I think he'd be a superb player at this level and would suit the current system extremely well. In fact I think if signed he could be the sort of player that makes things happen and gives you that extra few percent to get you over the line. Also not because I have any concerns about his stance on not wearing the poppy or him standing side on to, rather than facing the British flag when they happened to play the national anthem at a pre season friendly. I believe everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and would hope that they go about expressing them in a respectful way. 
    I would be against this because far too many Derby fans over the years have shown themselves to be narrow minded, short sighted, scape goat seeking and ultimately fickle people. That in itself is enough to upset an obviously excellent team spirit. To turn home games into cauldrons of hate as vitriol is thrown towards one of our own for a misplaced pass in the first 5 minutes of the game. Only for the same fans to wonder why the targetted players passes in a panic rather than slots in when through one on one with the keeper. 
    For that reason it is the the sort of signing that brings the potential to derail our tilt at the Premiership. To destabilise what is currently a good group. And in truth it has nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with 'disgsracing the shirt' or any other ill informed rhetoric and everything to do with the type of fan we have too many of. 
    Appreciate that may not be a popular view on a fans forum but sadly it is the reality we have at this club. 
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    CWC1983 got a reaction from rcarso1 in January 2018 Transfer Suggestions Thread   
    Barrie McKay......Rangers overcharged Forest by £400k. Let him flatter to deceive along the A52. 
     
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