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1  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Zhuhai R2: Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev on: September 23, 2023, 11:39 am
Phew, just avoided snatching levelling the set from a double break - Andy the escape artist extraordinaire!
2  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Zhuhai R2: Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev on: September 23, 2023, 11:15 am
Yay Andy, get the set!
3  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Qatar Open SF: Andy Murray vs Jiri Lehecka on: February 24, 2023, 05:24 pm
How does he do it?…..how does he DO it?……..how DOES he do it?! But he did, …………fan-tas-tic!! Even he was a bit lost for words in the interview. Extraordinary turnaround and so happy for him
4  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Qatar Open R2: Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev on: February 22, 2023, 08:28 pm
Seconded!
and Thirded! Couldn’t watch it but once more he did it, brilliant!
5  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Australian Open R2: Andy Murray vs Thanasi Kokkinakis on: January 20, 2023, 04:06 pm
Yes, an almost unbelievable, epic win! Andy’s new ‘world record’ for the most wins from two sets down (11) says it all - doggged, determined, he’s one of a kind. Like many here I have been following AM’s career since the get go and am amazed, delighted and in awe of how he has clawed his way back after his hip op. Looking forward to tomorrow and rest of year……..Yaaaaaaaargh!!!
6  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Doha Final: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic on: January 07, 2017, 05:27 pm
Excellentissimo..........well done Andy!!     yay
7  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: WTF 2016 Final: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic on: November 20, 2016, 08:57 pm
Brilliant, simply brilliant win by Andy, in such great style. So happy and proud! Though Andy has an unfavourable HTH record with Djokovic, he has beaten him in the ones that really, really matter imo: Wimbledon, the Olympics and today's WTF.
Long may Andy reign as world number one...........what will 2017 hold?!
8  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Paris QF: Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych on: November 04, 2016, 06:00 pm
Andy, the number one ranking is entirely in your hands now!

Aye aye to that! He has to make it to the final, not necessarily win it, I think. Go Andy, go! 
9  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Wimbledon 2016 Final: Andy Murray vs Milos Raonic on: July 10, 2016, 05:47 pm
Surely he won't play in the DC now!   With no Djokovic he doesn't really need to and it's time to let the rest of them stand up to the plate anyway.
  Agreed.....I hope that he will sit the DC out, he so very much deserves a bit of time off. Not much however as the Olympics are next month. Only downside will be the inevitable criticism (from some quarters) if he does opt out of Davis Cup.
10  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: EU Referendum...IN or OUT? on: June 21, 2016, 07:42 pm
confused


Just saying that some people will blame whomsoever they will, whatever the circumstances, why should it necessarily be immigrants or welfare?
11  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: EU Referendum...IN or OUT? on: June 21, 2016, 07:37 pm

Many will vote because of a single item that worries them rather than a complete picture of the consequences of voting either way. From what I have heard from others that seems to be the majority?  Ever the cynic? 

Yes, I think that many if not most (I am cynical, too, believe me!) will vote on a single issue, as was the case in my experience in the Scottish referendum (to 'get rid of Trident', 'save the NHS', 'rid ourselves of Westminster' or whatever). It is of course a complicated, multi faceted issue, so of course people will struggle to reach a decision. But, be under no illusion, anyone, a vote to remain is not a vote for the status quo. 
12  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: EU Referendum...IN or OUT? on: June 21, 2016, 07:26 pm
Yeh, but if not, don't expect any apology from the Brexiters. No EU to blame any more but there will still be immigrants and welfare to blame.
But of course one could still blame the EU after brexit, for making our exit 'difficult'.........in much the same way that the SNP blame the government even when they give them what they say they want!!
13  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: EU Referendum...IN or OUT? on: June 21, 2016, 06:54 pm
So, with just one more day until the vote how about some predictions? Here are mine:

Leave wins, 53-47. Wales and England vote to leave, Scotland votes to Remain, but at a much smaller margin that expected.

Immediately after the vote:

The FTSE100 plummets 5% in Friday trading, before Osborne brings an early halt for the day. The Pound slides to €1.1, and $1.20 by the end of the day.

By the end of the year:

The pound reaches parity with the Euro, and hovers around $1.15. Inflation has reached 6%, but the ECB has kept interest rates at 0.5%. Q3 resulted in a 0.15% contraction. Q4 in a 0.3% contraction. Unemployment has reached 6.5%, and shows signs of accelerating.

Cameron is gone. Corbyn is gone. Someone other than Boris is PM. An early election has not been held.
  Bring it on......yes there will be some medium term pain but in the long term, which is how we should be considering this, I do believe that it will be in the UK's strategic interest to disentangle itself from the flawed EU project. Who know, brexit might even be good for the remaining EU members. Good luck to all in reaching their own decision!
14  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: EU Referendum...IN or OUT? on: June 21, 2016, 06:45 pm
Can't make my mind up which is worst among Leave figureheads - racist demagogues like Farage, cynical opportunists like Johnson or gormless posers like Gove.  Cameron has lost all control of this shambles of a Govrnment, whatever happens.
The essence in this referendum, as with the Scottish one which I had to endure, is to consider the issues, not the personalities, and reach a (hopefully logical) conclusion, with which one is comfortable. If one is swayed by personalities, that is likely to be detrimental to sound judgement.
As for me, Farage is poison and Boris is very much am acquired taste.........but nevertheless I am for leave. Good luck to all in reaching a reasoned decision!
15  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: EU Referendum...IN or OUT? on: June 20, 2016, 03:25 pm
For me it is the direction of travel of the EU that is the decider - from a purely trading bloc in the 1970s the EU is now headed towards a unified state, however distant that prospect may be. This is what is ultimately meant by "ever closer union" and indeed for the Eurozone to work as a currency union, there needs to be fiscal union and a transfer mechanism (from the richer parts to the poorer parts, just as in the UK). Thus, whichever way one votes, the status quo is not an option.

Certainly, the UK is opted out of the currency union and indeed the Schengen zone (another EU failure in the making, imho). However, I believe it better that the UK starts to forge an independent future now, not at some point in the future.

The clincher for me is that, unlike in the 1970s, the UK is a thriving, flexible economy, with trading opportunities not available forty years ago, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break-up of the Soviet bloc, in India, China, and other emerging economies, and finally with all the potential of the world wide web.

So, while I am for leaving the EU, to my surprise having lived and worked for four years in five EU countries, the world will not come to an end if we vote to stay..........for I am sure that the UK will go its own way at some point in the future.
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