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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #30 on: January 11, 2012, 08:44 PM »
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Rubbish. Are you gay? Did you choose it? Keep in mind - what you think as one person is not the definite answer. In any case, science dose not agree with you.

Let's say you are not a killer and I am sure you aren't but for the argument's sake, can you choose to be a killer if it's not in you? There are some circumstantial killings but it starts and ends with one incident. It's not like as if you then go on to killing afterwards or become a serial killer. If it’s not in you, then you are not going to ‘choose’ it. There are some things beyond our choosing and control - and homosexuality is one of them.

You can ‘choose’ it for one time or maybe two times for fun or for trying different things out, but you can definitely not choose it for life. In no time you will get back to your normal state – whatever it is – gay or straight...or other stuff.


Oh I think we all have a bit of a 'killer' inside of us Emma.
Are we not hoping day & night that Andy shall bring his out to play from time to time..  hammer
I think what your meaning is analogous to liking strawberry icecream. You can't make yourself like it, you just do.
But you can choose to run to the shops buy it and eat it  Little tongue man
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #31 on: January 11, 2012, 08:48 PM »
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Rubbish. Are you gay? Did you choose it? Keep in mind - what you think as one person is not the definite answer. In any case, science dose not agree with you.

Let's say you are not a killer and I am sure you aren't but for the argument's sake, can you choose to be a killer if it's not in you? There are some circumstantial killings but it starts and ends with one incident. It's not like as if you then go on to killing afterwards or become a serial killer. If it’s not in you, then you are not going to ‘choose’ it. There are some things beyond our choosing and control - and homosexuality is one of them.

You can ‘choose’ it for one time or maybe two times for fun or for trying different things out, but you can definitely not choose it for life. In no time you will get back to your normal state – whatever it is – gay or straight...or other stuff.

Other stuff.....love it.arf! arf!
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #32 on: January 11, 2012, 08:59 PM »
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Other stuff.....love it.arf! arf!

I see you caved but I was very serious there, robbie. lololol
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #33 on: January 11, 2012, 09:07 PM »
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Oh I think we all have a bit of a 'killer' inside of us Emma.

Are we not hoping day & night that Andy shall bring his out to play from time to time..  hammer
I think what your meaning is analogous to liking strawberry icecream. You can't make yourself like it, you just do.
But you can choose to run to the shops buy it and eat it  Little tongue man

Maybe I'll kill you, who knows. :p

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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #34 on: January 11, 2012, 09:23 PM »
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Thanks for the Andy articles. Smile

What I liked from the first one was -

“Someone like Lendl is not going to let me get away with 90 per cent. I’ll give everything I can and he will make sure I’m prepared as well as possible and have the right mindset for the big events."

Well, Lendl expected 100% from himself and Andy does too, so let's hope that between them they will sort things out successfully.

This, from the other article brought a tear to my eye -

"Emilio Sánchez, the Spaniard to whose academy Judy Murray took a 'boy who barely looked at you and was scared to come to a strange country' in 2002, wrote in glowing terms this week of a player who is poised to fulfil his dreams." I think we tend to forget the great sacrifice Andy made in going to Spain in order to achieve his dreams - going away from family and home comforts at the age of 14 must have been incredibly hard.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #35 on: January 11, 2012, 09:26 PM »
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I see you caved but I was very serious there, robbie. lololol
I don't do serious Emma... By the way, do you ever do short posts?
Bet you can talk the hind legs of a donkey.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #36 on: January 11, 2012, 09:41 PM »
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Maybe I'll kill you, who knows. :p



Anytime anywhere anyhow  Fingers and tongue.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #37 on: January 11, 2012, 09:45 PM »
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Anytime anywhere anyhow  Fingers and tongue.
She,ll talk you to death.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #38 on: January 11, 2012, 09:48 PM »
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I think we tend to forget the great sacrifice Andy made in going to Spain in order to achieve his dreams - going away from family and home comforts at the age of 14 must have been incredibly hard.

Absolutely Aileen... speaking as a mother to a son, it must have been so hard on Judy too..
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #39 on: January 11, 2012, 09:49 PM »
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Pat Cash from Sunday

When Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl announced they were going to work together as player and coach, I almost uttered the words a certain New Yorker might have had to say on the subject and declare that they could not be serious.

Initially, I thought it was a match made in hell. There was no way they could even agree to disagree. I wasn’t sure there was anything Lendl reckoned he didn’t know better than anybody else. So how could he be the man to cajole and convince somebody as single-minded as Murray to go that extra yard?

Given a week to think about the partnership, however, I believe it could be a masterstroke.

There aren’t many coaches out there who are good enough to help a player of Murray’s quality and class, but Lendl might do it. They are going to be the odd couple of the locker room, an explosion waiting to happen because both are opinionated individuals who believe it is their way or the highway. When people like that clash, things can easily become very ugly.

However, if Murray is true to himself and takes the view that he must improve by the extra 10% that will turn him from a player who wins plenty of routine ATP World Tour events into one who can consistently produce his best when the pressure is on at the Grand Slams and start to win those too, then the input of Lendl could be his trump card.

The initial signs are that Lendl’s presence in Brisbane has created the desired effect. Murray played his best match of the week and seemed totally focused against Bernard Tomic, winning 6-3 6-2 to set up a final against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. There was no hint of the histrionics that have ruined many of Murray’s matches. Tomic cannot yet be considered top-drawer opposition but anybody who saw the first match in the relationship would have been more optimistic that it will work out as Murray and Lendl.

Boris Becker on Andy Murray's progression
To me, Lendl was always the enemy. He was also the player who revolutionised men’s tennis, employing greater physical fitness and conditioning, specialised diets, turning it into a game for supermen. Sure, the sport has changed immeasurably since those days in the late 1980s, but Lendl was the main figure in initiating that development.

He was the ultimate professional, always looking for ways of getting that little bit extra out of himself, be it through eating high-carbohydrate foods, doing something different in the gym or taking racket technician Warren Bosworth on tour to tinker with his rackets, adding weight to the head to create more power.

In truth, Lendl doesn’t need to do much tweaking to Murray’s game; maybe there’s the second serve that has been routinely debated over the past few years and his tendency to hang back a little and wait for the error rather than being the aggressor. The area we all know where work needs to be done is in the mind and perhaps Lendl can convince Murray that he is good enough to get the better of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the finals that matter.

Has the time come for Murray to be told the cold, hard facts, and for him to listen? I have known Lendl for almost 30 years and I cannot say I was close to liking him for most of that time. There were times when he made me angry, and winning my Wimbledon title in 1987 was all the sweeter because it deprived him of the prize he craved the most.

Yet through all those feelings — the worst coming when I had to be pulled off him in the Monte Carlo locker room after he wrecked a pair of shoes I had been given by one of my sponsors — I could never deny he was one of the most driven men I’ve ever met. Recently we spent a week together in Frankfurt at a senior tournament and Lendl has definitely mellowed with age.

But I know that he will not take any verbal abuse from Murray in the same way that Brad Gilbert, Miles Maclagan and Alex Corretja had to sit and suffer.

So has the time come for Murray to be told the cold, hard facts, and for him to listen? Because, if I know Lendl, that is what will happen. He will tell his charge that playing the immature kid on court, cursing and swearing at his support team when things go wrong, is not the behaviour that wins Grand Slam titles. And if that attitude persists, I am sure Lendl will walk away. On the practice court, the running track and the gym, there is no faulting Murray’s work ethic. He puts in the hard yards and Lendl will like what he sees in that respect.

With his 25th birthday fast approaching, Murray has three years to fulfil the widely held belief that he is a champion rather than a petulant kid who promises much but falls short when the pressure is on. If he is sensible and accepts that the time to surround himself with yes men is over and that it’s time to take on the best possible advice, Lendl could be the perfect appointment.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #40 on: January 11, 2012, 10:00 PM »
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Loving all these articles.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #41 on: January 11, 2012, 10:04 PM »
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Loving all these articles.
Bet you are.  Readers Digest?
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #42 on: January 11, 2012, 10:14 PM »
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Thanks for these posts Craig,
I think we are all singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to what Andy has to do. Bringing in Lendl is surely the best sign that he is prepared to do it.
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #43 on: January 11, 2012, 10:20 PM »
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Bet you are.  Readers Digest?
Was going to say that im finding that hard to swallow but go on then...explain?
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Re: Andy articles from the Times « Reply #44 on: January 11, 2012, 11:14 PM »
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Absolutely Aileen... speaking as a mother to a son, it must have been so hard on Judy too..
(Missed your posts by the way) hug
Have got tendinitis in my shoulder - hence lack of posts recently.  Typing with one hand isn't fun!

I really can appreciate what it must have been like for Andy because I was sent to boarding school at the age of nine - although at least it wasn't in foreign country!  And I agree it must have been very hard, not only for Judy but for his Dad too (his parents were divorced and the boys lived with their father).

Very glad to hear from Boris Becker that Lendl has mellowed with age (and possibly having a wife and four daughters!).  He still looks so fierce at times. nervous
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