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Re: News Articles « Reply #8445 on: November 30, 2013, 05:51 PM »
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http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/the-rundown/20-most-searched-sports-stars-2013-125726621.html

Wonder if there's a trophy for that?
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8446 on: November 30, 2013, 09:53 PM »
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I like Andy's referencing of the 'anyone but England' issue - it helps make it clear, in a gentle way, how stupid the whole thing is.

Well, if you look up Andy's entry on wiki - under 'national identity' - even there the episode is mentioned - misquoted of course.  Unfortunately it's just going to run and run - no matter how many times it's explained. http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Andy_Murray#National_identity

Thanks for sharing, fiverings.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8447 on: November 30, 2013, 10:22 PM »
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Those comment's where made in 2006 for goodness sake. Move on.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8448 on: November 30, 2013, 11:59 PM »
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There should be yes...and 7 of them were tennis players. Looks like joe public is taking an interest in this sport.

Probably thanks to Andy, assuming the search engines were based in UK?

Loved the pic of him in this article. I Did It! captured forever. tender

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Re: News Articles « Reply #8449 on: December 01, 2013, 01:24 AM »
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I could never get tired of looking at that pic. yay
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8450 on: December 01, 2013, 01:33 AM »
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Love it! What a special special day. Still get goosebumps thinking about it. Time for a rerun of the dvd methinks. I remember at end of last year (Hogmanay) thinking how special 2012 had been (in sport and in my own life) and not realy wanting to get excited at idea of it being 2013, didn't want 2012 to end, wasn't thinking it could be topped, yet 2013 has been great in many many ways for me, July 7th being one of many special memories. just goes to show you should never be afraid to look forward!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8451 on: December 01, 2013, 01:38 AM »
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Well, if you look up Andy's entry on wiki - under 'national identity' - even there the episode is mentioned - misquoted of course.  Unfortunately it's just going to run and run - no matter how many times it's explained. http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Andy_Murray#National_identity

Thanks for sharing, fiverings.

And why have they mentioned Andy's views on the referendum in which he isn't even entitled to vote?  I don't know why he didn't just say so when asked that question, unless he was caught off-guard.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8452 on: December 01, 2013, 02:24 AM »
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I go on Andy's wikipedia page to see the two wins in his info box.  cmon yeah
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8453 on: December 01, 2013, 02:34 AM »
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I go on Andy's wikipedia page to see the two wins in his info box.  cmon yeah
And his Olympic Gold! 
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8454 on: December 01, 2013, 09:11 AM »
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And why have they mentioned Andy's views on the referendum in which he isn't even entitled to vote?  I don't know why he didn't just say so when asked that question, unless he was caught off-guard.
It's Wikipedia - any old idiot (and non-idiot) can edit it.  If you don't like something, you could change it, within reason.   It's frowned upon to remove negative stuff because it's negative stuff, but fixing errors is encouraged. Smile
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8455 on: December 01, 2013, 09:13 AM »
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'Andy has helped me so much'... Hutchins pays tribute to Murray after cancer battle

Andy Murray’s gruelling training camp in Miami became a brighter place this weekend with the arrival of his close friend, Ross Hutchins.
For Hutchins, the return to the practice court and gym alongside the Wimbledon champion  symbolises the official resumption of a career brought to an abrupt halt when he was diagnosed with cancer two days after last Christmas.

For Murray, recovering from surgery on his lower back that has kept him out of the game for almost three months, it is a relief beyond words to watch Hutchins prepare for a return to the ATP Tour having entered remission after months of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
‘My doctors at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital have told me that I can go all-out again,’ said Hutchins yesterday.
He plans to make his comeback playing doubles once more with British Davis Cup team-mate Colin Fleming at an ATP Tournament in Brisbane in the first week of January.
Hutchins recalls with affection that this was where Murray  dedicated his win in the singles tournament to him in the earliest days of his illness. ‘It is a nice feeling to be going to play where it all started,’ said Hutchins.

The two men forged a friendship when they first played  tennis against one another as  juniors 16 years ago and Hutchins will stay at Murray’s Miami apartment for the next fortnight.
Each has had a year never to be forgotten — and, as friends,  Murray and Hutchins have shared the incredible journey each has undertaken.
‘Andy has always been there for me and I cannot describe the emotion I felt when he won  Wimbledon,’ said Hutchins.
‘I know there have been some marvellous performances from a variety of British athletes this year, but for me it would be  fitting if Andy receives the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for winning the greatest tennis tournament in the world under an unimaginable burden of expectation from the public.’
 Hutchins had been a regular visitor throughout the Wimbledon Championships to the home Murray shares with his girlfriend, Kim Sears, in Oxshott, Surrey. ‘I could feel the desperation in the country for him to win the title, yet I never saw any desperation in Andy,’ said Hutchins. ‘He was just so relaxed from the first day.’
Hutchins and his fiancée, Lindsay Wood, were in the small group Murray invited to a celebration dinner in London. His own triumph, forged through courage and dignity that can never be  portrayed through the lens of a TV camera, came later the same month, when the medical team treating him at the Royal Marsden informed him that his cancer, which had reached a life-threatening stage, was in remission.
Murray was among the first to receive the heart-warming  bulletin from Hutchins, and he sent a cryptic message to his followers on Twitter: ‘Just got some of the best news I’ve heard in a long time … Great start to the day!’

Hutchins went to Wimbledon the next day to play tennis with his brother, Blake, and his father Paul, a former captain of the British Davis Cup team. They chose a back court, but one with a view of the clock on the external wall of the Centre Court. ‘It meant so much,’ said Hutchins, 28.
‘This was where dad brought me to play as a boy, and to see the clock felt like going back in time.’
This past year, Wimbledon has been a sanctuary to Hutchins. ‘I have spent so much time there, it is so tranquil, a haven,’ he explained. ‘I felt a need to get out of the house, but I didn’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of life.’
Even so, Hutchins has lived with his illness in public, as far as possible, as he wanted to raise awareness for cancer as well as money. He said: ‘When I went for a biopsy on December 22, I knew from the emotion of the doctors what was coming. I thought: “This could be a death sentence”.
Still has time: Murray has become a superstar since winning Wimbledon, but has always stood by his friend
Still has time: Murray has become a superstar since winning Wimbledon, but has always stood by his friend
‘As I was diagnosed through  different stages, I looked at the statistics. When it reached Stage Four, it meant the cancer was a long way through my body and the cure-rates go down. But I always had a lot of confidence in my doctors and was determined to be positive.’
Hutchins will never forget that Murray, just three weeks before Wimbledon, had played in a  hit-and-giggle event involving London Mayor Boris Johnson, Sir Richard Branson, as well as other celebrities to raise awareness of cancer and, specifically, to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital, straight after winning the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club.
Murray’s donation of his  winners’ cheque for almost £75,000 meant Hutchins’s charitable event contributed close to £250,000 to the hospital.
‘It was a stunning day,’ said Hutchins. ‘Andy was involved from the moment we began to plan it. I’ve seen his generosity of spirit on all manner of occasions. He’s helped others all his life.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2516190/Ross-Hutchins-pays-emotional-tribute-Andy-Murray-helping-cancer-battle.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8456 on: December 01, 2013, 09:45 AM »
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And why have they mentioned Andy's views on the referendum in which he isn't even entitled to vote?  I don't know why he didn't just say so when asked that question, unless he was caught off-guard.
   Like most others, many of whom are not entitled to vote - he has views. And as an important and influential Scot he is expected to have them.  I think his response was brilliantly diplomatic.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8457 on: December 01, 2013, 04:37 PM »
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  Like most others, many of whom are not entitled to vote - he has views. And as an important and influential Scot he is expected to have them.  I think his response was brilliantly diplomatic.
Was going to say something similar 5rings.  Like it or not Andy is one of the best known Scots now regardless of where he's actually living.  Both sides are going to be courting his support.  He's sensible to keep his views to himself for now but, as he himself has acknowledged, it will be incumbent on him to express a view nearer the time of the referendum.

That was a very moving piece about Ross.  I love the phrase 'generosity of spirit' to describe Andy.
Oh and Linda I love that pic too - such exhilaration.  
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8458 on: December 01, 2013, 09:59 PM »
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A truly heart-warming and moving article, and I too was struck by Ross's comment that he's seen Andy's "generosity of spirit on all manner of occasions. He’s helped others all his life."  What a tragedy that he was treated so badly for years by those who never saw that side of him.  Also I still marvel at Ross's attitude towards his illness, which is a huge inspiration to others.  It reminds me of my late mother's favourite motto "Never say die".  Also it goes a long way to upholding the theory that a person's thinking really can affect their recovery from illness or adversity.

It's Wikipedia - any old idiot (and non-idiot) can edit it.  If you don't like something, you could change it, within reason.   It's frowned upon to remove negative stuff because it's negative stuff, but fixing errors is encouraged. Smile
I have gone in and corrected errors a couple of times, but not on Andy's Wiki which seems to be very well done and is kept remarkably quickly up to date.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8459 on: December 02, 2013, 10:03 PM »
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   Also it goes a long way to upholding the theory that a person's thinking really can affect their recovery from illness or adversity.
 
the trouble with that theory Aileen is that it can mean that somehow those who don't make it are to blame.  I know that's not what you meant but I've had too many friends die of cancer to go along with it.
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