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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #15 on: April 12, 2012, 12:53 AM »
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Andy should just refuse to answer questions about football. I seem to remember him being asked about the Ashes once in a Wimbledon PC. I wasn't surprised when he slammed his own head on the desk. Bloody ridiculous.
Yes, but Andy's such a huge footie fan I can't see him refusing to answer sensible questions.  Last year I paid a month's subscription to Spurs (and I'm not a footie fan!) in order to listen to him being interviewed on the pitch there, even although I think he'd just gone along purely as a spectator.  He must have spoken about footie for several minutes, with no silly questions being asked.

I don't remember that particular Wimbledon PC, but good for him!  Most Scots couldn't give a damn who wins the Ashes because, although the sport is catching on here, we're not a cricketing nation   
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #16 on: April 12, 2012, 12:58 AM »
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Oh and TalkSport is a horrible radio station. Some absolute clueless mongs on there like Darren Gough and Adrian Durham who's only intention is to stir up trouble by being controversial. They often say deliberate contrary things about my football club (again I dare not mention Very Happy) as we are quite well hated (in the same way as Murray actually - for no reason other than everyone else does and they know a guy who knew a guy who's cousins' dad's uncle's son-in-law had a bad run-in with some "thugs" that support our club). We have a large fanbase and some of our fans will always bite and phone in to complain, argue it. And they only let the idiots on as well, who would struggle to form an argument that the sky is blue.

Bleh. Anyway hate that radio station and despise the presenters. They now employ Keys and Gray now as well, too other utterly vile human beings.
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #17 on: April 12, 2012, 01:01 AM »
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I'm a member of one fotball clubs forums ..... Until the Falla match a couple of weeks back that was the only place I talked about tennis online, and then it was only when Murray was playing live on SS1 in a big semi-final or final. A couple of genuine guys on there, but literally just a couple. The rest are absolute mongs. Offer some great conversations/arguments/opinions on football-related things but just utter mongs where murray is concerned.

Which is why I'm so glad I found this place. yay Great for news, updates and opinions on other tennis players as well, and a great place to find how the other British lads are getting on.
It's quite safe to mention your football club on this forum, and you might be pleased to know that there's a thriving, serious footie thread on MW - http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/sports/football-talk/8235/ - which at the moment runs to 550 pages, so feel free to join in! Smile
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #18 on: April 12, 2012, 06:49 AM »
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@ MH 12.58: U don't support Millwall do you? shocking
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #19 on: April 12, 2012, 09:17 AM »
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Thanks for the link.
Typical of TalkSport - "there's been about 3 million tweets" [about the Paraguay shirt rubbish]
He will have known what to expect and I thought he came across well.
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 09:22 AM »
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Andy did an interview with TalkSport which was published yesterday. It was all going well until they brought up the Anti-English crap that always seems to spew out of the type of people who think Andy only plays at Wimbledon:

http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/drivetime/120410/murray-wimbledon-davis-cup-and-who-hell-support-euro-2012-169382

I could sense a hint of anger and frustration from Andy which is quite rare. It makes me sad that the only thing the majority of people want to talk to Andy about is a joke he made 5 years ago.

I started listening but just felt massively uncomfortable. I hate it when non-tennis people try to talk about tennis in a knowledgeable way. My toes were curling.

It's the same awkward feeling when I settle down in the lounge to watch a match and then the rest of my family and assorted hangers-on start filtering in. I feel compelled to switch over to the football (oh yes, there's always a 'massive' football match on) even though I was the one watching my own programme.

The options at this point are to sit there feeling awkward, knowing they're all thinking 'What does he see in this crap? It's really boring,' and various girlfriends/boyfriends/mates of my kids start asking stuff like 'Why does he get two goes at his serve?' and 'Does it count if it dribbles off the top of the net?'

It's like Chinese water torture. I can't bear it and usually give in, switch over to that unmissable Clash of the Titans between West Brom and QPR, and retire to my office.
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 09:29 AM »
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@ MH 12.58: U don't support Millwall do you? shocking

It'll be Man U.
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 09:32 AM »
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Haven't listened and probably won't until I get a few quiet minutes to myself.

Re watching tennis Nigel - don't give in hug Whilst my hubby is no fan (even though he now 'likes' Andy on FB - he hijacked my FB once too many) he doesn't stop me from watching and my girls are taking a small interest and are thinking about coming to Melbourne with me next year - though they may fit in some shopping and not all tennis. One day you will be able to say I told you so and ignore lol
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 09:34 AM »
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It'll be Man U.

I have a son and daughter that are Man U fans. I don't hold it against them, there have been some cracking games from them.
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 09:36 AM »
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I have a son and daughter that are Man U fans. I don't hold it against them, there have been some cracking games from them.

Which definitely confirms the age-old idea that Man U fans live anywhere but Manchester!
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #25 on: April 12, 2012, 09:51 AM »
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Thanks for the link.
Typical of TalkSport - "there's been about 3 million tweets" [about the Paraguay shirt rubbish]
He will have known what to expect and I thought he came across well.

I thought he came across well too - and yes he did sound a bit irritated, but not necessarily with the presenters, but perhaps with the tweeters and all those comments we're always seeing after all these years. I was quite pleased to hear him say all the stuff about the English girlfriend, team, house etc.

Now the "AM hates England so we hate AM" facebook page will have to shut down!

While we're on idiotic comments, this was a winner (re Davis Cup): "Well, we all saw it coming. The Scot putting Scotland and himself before GB. He should be banned from the Olympics. Nobody wants you Murray. Back to Asian zone obscurity thanks to you."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jonathanoverend/2012/04/doubles_duo_key_to_davis_cup.html

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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #26 on: April 12, 2012, 11:05 AM »
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It's the same awkward feeling when I settle down in the lounge to watch a match and then the rest of my family and assorted hangers-on start filtering in. I feel compelled to switch over to the football (oh yes, there's always a 'massive' football match on) even though I was the one watching my own programme.

The options at this point are to sit there feeling awkward, knowing they're all thinking 'What does he see in this crap? It's really boring,' and various girlfriends/boyfriends/mates of my kids start asking stuff like 'Why does he get two goes at his serve?' and 'Does it count if it dribbles off the top of the net?'

It's like your words are coming from my keyboard. Many times, friends will think it's rude to ask me to change the channel and they won't accept my offer to change for the same reason. So I'm stuck, trying to concentrate on a match while they're sat there, trying to work out the best time to leave while showing fake appreciation for a sport they know nothing about.
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #27 on: April 12, 2012, 11:23 AM »
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Which definitely confirms the age-old idea that Man U fans live anywhere but Manchester!

lol  There's a story behind my son becoming a fan, and I think my daughter just got into watching them with her brother.  They don't watch so much here - on at the wrong time.  I think the last time my son was in the UK, he tried to see a game for his home town team, Donny Rovers, but then it snowed for weeks and no matches were played at the Keepmoat Stadium before he had to fly back to NZ no
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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #28 on: April 12, 2012, 11:25 AM »
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I thought he came across well too - and yes he did sound a bit irritated, but not necessarily with the presenters, but perhaps with the tweeters and all those comments we're always seeing after all these years. I was quite pleased to hear him say all the stuff about the English girlfriend, team, house etc.

Now the "AM hates England so we hate AM" facebook page will have to shut down!

While we're on idiotic comments, this was a winner (re Davis Cup): "Well, we all saw it coming. The Scot putting Scotland and himself before GB. He should be banned from the Olympics. Nobody wants you Murray. Back to Asian zone obscurity thanks to you."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jonathanoverend/2012/04/doubles_duo_key_to_davis_cup.html

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Re: Andy's TalkSport interview « Reply #29 on: April 12, 2012, 01:24 PM »
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I listened to the interview, which overall I thought was decent enough – apart from the bit about being anti-english !!!

My husband is a major footy fan, but slowly I have introduced him to the wonders of tennis, he has always had an interest in Andy, at first mainly due to the fact he was Scottish, but he has developed a real liking for the kind of tennis he plays.  Although when an Andy match clashes with a footy match I am banished to the bedroom to watch as I am outnumbered by my sons (both of whom watch every bit of football that is on along with their Dad).  He has even accompanied me to three DC ties now – progress indeed!!!!!

I totally agree with Aileen’s comment that Andy is so much better at press conferences now – just such a shame that his true personality cannot be allowed to shine through due to what has happened in the past. 
Talksport is a very “white van man” radio station – and they despise all sports which are not played in England – they often have a real go at the quality of Scottish football (easy to do though!!!).  Although Alan Brazil is quite funny on the breakfast show and a big supporter of Andy.

No matter how much is said and done, the real issue for many “two week Wimbledon” watchers is they will never fully appreciate the supreme talent that Andy Murray has, they will also never get over the fact he is Scottish which will always be a main stumbling block for them.  Why during that Talksport interview did they feel the need to ask Andy if he would be supporting England during Euro 2012 – if you ask that question up here I could guarantee there would be a 99.9% majority answer of NO.   It is football rivalry and supporting England when you are Scottish will just not happen – leave the guy alone!!!!!   He is Scottish but represents GB when he plays, he is rightly proud of his heritage just the same as Tim Henman was of being from England and the same as Djoko is of being from Serbia.  His heritage should not be used as a stick to beat the poor guy up with !!!!
The figures speak for themselves, tennis is booming in Scotland due to the “Murray Factor” and long may it continue!!!
People support and admire Andy for many different reasons, his spirit, his fight and determination to succeed, the quality of his play and also because he is Scottish.  It is really not important why people support him just that they continue to do so and try to see the real young guy behind the racket – honest, funny, driven to succeed and an excellent role model for young “wannabe” tennis players.  Given the current bad press about so many footy players and their behaviour we should be applauding Andy for the way he conducts himself.


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