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Great British hope is a joke « on: January 18, 2006, 02:18 PM »
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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
It's about time the Andy Murray myth was exposed, and let this newspaper be the first to give it to you straight. He's an overhyped no-hoper, about as likely to win a grand slam title as the Scottish football team is to win the World Cup, and the sooner he gives up tennis and takes up the bagpipes the better

This is written, you understand, in the lad's best interests, in that he's never going to become the Great British hope we'd like him to be if he keeps reading nice things about himself. He more or less said so himself in Melbourne on Tuesday, pointing the finger at the British media for suggesting that he might actually become fairly good at the game.

Murray had only one theme in the debriefing room after his straight-sets defeat by Juan Ignacio Chela, of Argentina, and that was the intolerable stress of being expected to win a tennis match or two. After raising the topic for the third time, there was a mild protest from one of the hacks, to which Murray responded: "If you people think you're not putting pressure on me, that's fine. I'll forget about it." End of interview.

- Full Story (smh.com.au)
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 02:24 PM »
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You would have thought fuzzyballs could have written that article!!
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 02:31 PM »
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roflmao
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 02:33 PM »
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 02:34 PM »
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lol
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006, 02:38 PM »
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and in reference to the article this is quite funny "it took Murray a long time to show any emotion, but another duff shot when in with a chance of breaking his opponent's serve, in the second set, finally prompted him to take it out on his racquet.

This earned him a code violation warning, and when he worked himself up into another lather shortly after, he cleverly avoided any further penalty by trashing his hat instead. While rackets are a protected species in the curious code of tennis etiquette, you can set fire to your hat without risking the wrath of officialdom, so you can't say Murray is not learning."
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #6 on: January 18, 2006, 02:48 PM »
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Quote from: "alc.aka.amyc"
You would have thought fuzzyballs could have written that article!!


Maybe fuzzyballs is Martin Johnson.  You never know. pokey
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #7 on: January 18, 2006, 02:49 PM »
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lol thats hilarious. nice turn of phrase
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #8 on: January 18, 2006, 03:34 PM »
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The media are arseholes who are expert at making something out of nothing ...who are equally capable of making nothing out of something.
I, for one, am not surprised that the media has sunk to this depth again.
It can really get you down, just having to put up with the media and arseholes day after day.
I say ******** to the press. And I'm glad Andy Murray has stuck up for himself and told them where to go. Coz a damn sight more people would if they had the balls.
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #9 on: January 18, 2006, 03:36 PM »
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Calm down!!!  hug

I thought the article was taking the piss out of the whole situation - the press mocking itself and the whole ridiculous fuss thats made over what people say Smile I wouldn't take it too literally......
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #10 on: January 18, 2006, 03:40 PM »
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...another word added to the censor list.

And yeah, it was an amusing article and something you really shoudn't be taking seriously.
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #11 on: January 18, 2006, 03:40 PM »
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Lol, had a bad day Amy?  bigarmhug
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #12 on: January 18, 2006, 03:43 PM »
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sorry.
I just HATE the press SO much.

id love to say a damn lot more but i can see im treading on thin water here...
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #13 on: January 18, 2006, 03:46 PM »
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The press have mostly been very fair to Andy Murray, they've hyped him up which probably isn't a good idea BUT they haven't exactly had a go at him when he didn't do so well.

Although only recently I think they've got it wrong with thinking Andy was having a go at them when in fact I don't think that was the case.

On SkyNews I had a laugh when they said something along the lines of: "So what's with Andy Murray losing at the Australian Open?" "Well, apparently its my fault, that's right, the media are to blame for this one".
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Great British hope is a joke « Reply #14 on: January 18, 2006, 03:54 PM »
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yeah they all seem to have taken it pretty well at the moment but i dont imagine that will happen in a few years time.thought the article at the start of this thread was actually very good tho
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