Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August

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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by CuriousOyster » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:42 am

I know it's such a small event they should let it die, they must be disappointed with those 1.2m tickets that have been sold...
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Photek » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:43 am

[iup=3515670]CuriousOyster[/iup] wrote:I know it's such a small event they should let it die, they must be disappointed with those 1.2m tickets that have been sold...

I bet Bolt puts his medal in a cupboard so he doesnt have to explain what the hell it is.

If you'd like to explain the actual point in it rather than spout ticket sales I'm all ears (well eyes really)
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by CuriousOyster » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:46 am

[iup=3515671]Photek[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3515670]CuriousOyster[/iup] wrote:I know it's such a small event they should let it die, they must be disappointed with those 1.2m tickets that have been sold...

I bet Bolt puts his medal in a cupboard so he doesnt have to explain what the hell it is.


America isn't the world (your video previously). Obviously if they are not in it they don't give a strawberry float, just like yourself.

In other Commonwealth countries it is a much bigger deal than here so...
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Moggy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:58 am

[iup=3515659]Photek[/iup] wrote:Amongst the most pointless 'world games' there has ever been, I still don't actually see the point in competing against nations that the UK owned for a bit. :shifty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Aj3KZa1ZCM


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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Photek » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:38 am

[iup=3515686]Moggy[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3515659]Photek[/iup] wrote:Amongst the most pointless 'world games' there has ever been, I still don't actually see the point in competing against nations that the UK owned for a bit. :shifty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Aj3KZa1ZCM


Don't get salty just because we didn't let you in.

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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by frogg » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:22 pm

Was down at the BBC quay today, managed to sit in on an interview with Ford Kiernan & Greg Hemphill, was hilarious. Sat out in the sun watching the big screen for an hour or two, which was awesome. There's a really good atmosphere in Glasgow just now, hopefully continues.
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by JV » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:31 am

While it looks really well organised this year and would be great to experience in person, I just can't get excited about this games at all. Perhaps it's because we've been a bit awash with sport over the last few months.
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by CuriousOyster » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:28 pm

[iup=3516142]frogg[/iup] wrote:Was down at the BBC quay today, managed to sit in on an interview with Ford Kiernan & Greg Hemphill, was hilarious. Sat out in the sun watching the big screen for an hour or two, which was awesome. There's a really good atmosphere in Glasgow just now, hopefully continues.


Its a pretty good set up down the Quay eh? Went to free gig with DJ Target, Lethal Bizzle, Ella Erye and Stylo G. Pretty good for free.

Apparently down Glasgow Green is always buzzing with the big screens, food places etc too. Maybe give that a bash tomorrow.
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Dowbocop » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:44 pm

Doesn't Photek like GAA? And he's talking about pointless sport? :lol:

The Commonwealths are a mixed bag depending on the sport. My fiancee remembers Jonathan Edwards doing his nut commentating on the Triple Jump, because the quality just wasn't world standard. That's because the Americans and continental Europeans aren't there, and the Jamaicans don't always send the big boys. The swimming is also missing Phelps and the Chinese girl who burst onto the scene in London, for instance.

On the other hand, pretty much all the big rugby nations are there apart from Ireland and France, so the standard of the Rugby Sevens is pretty high. The cycling has Britain and Australia, who are the two main powerhouses. The Judo, despite missing Japan and some of the Asian nations like Azerbaijan who are quite good, has been really good fun. It's also got the same festival of sport feel as the Olympics, where you can flick between sports you don't normally watch and enjoy new experiences. The athletics hasn't even started yet and I'm enjoying loads of different sports.

It's a big deal for some countries and some sports, not so much for others. Pointless sporting events? Try the European Super Cup...
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Hyperion » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:37 am

It's great fun.
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Saint of Killers » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:34 am

Holy gooseberry fool how adorable was that 13 year old bronze medallist?! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:36 pm

I think the BBC might have over estimated the nations interest in the Commonwealth games
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:55 pm

[iup=3518941]Herbi[/iup] wrote:I think the BBC might have over estimated the nations interest in the Commonwealth games


Definitely. I haven't met a single person who is bothered yet.
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by KK » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:49 am

Usain Bolt thinks it's all 'a bit gooseberry fool' apparently:

http://www.dailyfail.co.uk/news/article ... bit-s.html
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by DrPepperMan » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:30 pm

"Scottie dogs at Commonwealth Games ceremony were 'disrespectful' to Muslims" :fp:

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/scottie-dogs-at-commonwealth-games-ceremony-were-disrespectful-to-muslims-9635795.html

Mohamad Sabu, the deputy president of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party said: "Malaysia and all Islamic countries deserve and apology from the organiser.

"This is just so disrespectful to Malaysia and Muslims – especially as it happened during Ramadan. Muslims are not allowed to touch dogs, so the organiser should have been more aware and sensitive on this issue.

"It is hoped this incident can teach other Western countries to be more respectful in the future."


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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by bear » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:34 pm

[iup=3516616]Dowbocop[/iup] wrote:Doesn't Photek like GAA? And he's talking about pointless sport? :lol:




What the strawberry float kinda gooseberry fool is this?
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by KK » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:34 pm

I see the BBC have got Bill Oddie back again to commentate on the gymnastics.

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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Anyone remotely interested in Athletics should watch Jo Pavey's 5000m race that's just been. Genuinely amazing effort from her at 40
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Venom » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:10 pm

Ive seen hardly any of these games. I was watching the end of English woman hurdle jumper getting silver which got me thinking. What is the National anthem used by the English, Scottish and Welsh teams of are they all using God Save the Queen?
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PostRe: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 | 23rd July - 3rd August
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:38 pm

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