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    Default Re: Why all the tears

    Reminds me of Paul Gascoigne: Tears in Turin
    and England's World Cup heartbreak at Italia 90.

    K.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    #10... Rob my wife has had two hip replacements and I blame that on all the English and Scottish dancing she did when younger. I was always the spectator and not action man, still have the ones I was born with. Good excuse today and sit and watch others doing all the running around with the excuse I’m saving myself. Although I will say have been known to do the limbo in the West Indies with a little encouragement of the Old Oak Rum. JS
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    #2... Cappy that’s the Geordie coming out again , you mean constituted , complicated, contemplated, no sorry the word is constipated. A dose of black draft might of been the answer. When I read of these whinging twits any regard I May or had for their prowess in sport and their high standard of being overpaid. I think back to the ordinary workers of the world and their attitudes to life in general.
    The last verse of Brian’s poem sums it up for the ordinary working man.....
    And then one day when I’m old and grey.
    And my life’s used up ,and it comes time to pay,
    As I lie in my bed on my face will be a smile ,
    I’ll just be thinking it’s all been worthwhile.
    We don’t have to or want to die millionaires , life is too good without those problems.
    JS
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    #agree with all you say on that john except the last bit ie the millionaire......lol cappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith at Tregenna View Post
    Reminds me of Paul Gascoigne: Tears in Turin
    and England's World Cup heartbreak at Italia 90.

    K.
    ##one cried for his country and team mates the other cried for himself......on tele by his own choice ...but then some would never know the feeling of true comradeship of being in a team .....but just hang about pretending......

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    This puts it in perspective for me I watched this old boy interviewed on BBC Hard talk not a tear in sight.

    Dr William Frankland recalls how close to death he came in Japanese prisoner of war camps in Singapore during World War Two.
    The world renowned expert on allergies, now aged 106-year-old, told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur about his years of captivity as a POW.
    He was a doctor in the British Army when he was taken prisoner by the Japanese after they captured Singapore in 1942.
    He said on one occasion a Japanese soldier was going to "put a bayonet through my chest" but probably didn't because the Japanese wanted to keep him alive for his medical skills.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06xfjh4
    {terry scouse}

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    He was not given so much sympathy here in Oz by our media.

    We do not like whingers and he came across as one.
    Was a good player though not as popular as the others here in Oz.
    Federer, Nadal and the Joker are by far more popular though one paper did say he was one of the four best players of the current times.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    It's no surprise to see losers at the Olympics break down into hysterics. They spend years training for this one moment, and with the world's collective gaze focused solely on them, some of them fail in spectacular fashion. It's always a very sad sight to see, but completely understandable.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    my Uncle Ted was in the Olympics as a Gymnast, after walking over 200 miles from Bolton to White City London, and was sacked from his job in the Cotton Mill when he walked over 200 miles to get home because he took time off work to Represent his country, ,
    No expenses then, 1908, He didnt burst into tears, He was a Man.
    He was just happy the Games were not in Tokyo, Now that would have been a long way to walk.
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    I rarely even bother to watch them Brian. Only if thereis nothing else on might have a look in. It does nothing for me like it used to when a lot younger. As soon as money and sponsorships enter the arena the word sport leaves a sour taste. As for the losers being weepers , that was always the old saying winners keepers , losers weepers. If you can’t lose you shouldn’t even call yourselves a sportsman. JS

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