The Roar
The Roar

Marty

Roar Rookie

Joined January 2019

0

Views

0

Published

2k

Comments

Published

Comments

Marty hasn't published any posts yet

At least he didn’t spit at anyone this time.

'You'll be back': Djokovic ends Nick's run after Aussie's inevitable meltdown, but praises 'phenomenal' foe

Wasn’t Kyrgios complaining about a sore shoulder the other night? You don’t think the night off will help that?

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

If you don’t understand that getting a night off at the back end of a tournament, when fatigue and niggling injuries are a much greater factor, is more significant than getting a night off at the front end then you’ve got a fundamental misunderstanding of sport.

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

If it’s the semi final then yes, absolutely. They’ve had a definite advantage. Whether there is much you can do about it in terms of rules or regulations is different matter, the advantage is still there

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

No, because he doesn’t have to play a semi final and his opponent does.

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

Who said the rules should only apply to Kyrgios? I certainly didn’t. It wouldn’t matter who the player was, if they got a free ride through to the final of a GS because the SF was canned then there would be an * as far as I’m concerned. Do you honestly not believe there would be an advantage to the guy who gets to have a rest?

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

If Nadal retires after a game then there’s an * for sure. Kyrgios is getting a night off instead of a tough match against quality opposition at the back end of the tournament when fatigue and injury are a factor. Thats a very different scenario to playing a lesser ranked player earlier in the tournament.

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

Some interesting ideas but I’m not sure the rules need to be changed. Whatever happens in the final there will be an * against this one, as there should.

Stuff the walkover - Nadal's Wimbledon semi spot should go to his quarter-final opponent

Fourth and fifth day pitches in the UK and Australia are a much different proposition these days and tend to hold together pretty well which allows for positive batting. The Poms have recognised this and also benefitted from two players being in very good nick. Good on them, they’ve deserved the wins, but I think we should wait until they do it away from home before we start re-writing the rule book.

Why I admire the Poms

What a great advertisement for mens tennis it would be.

Kyrgios into first Wimbledon final after Nadal withdrawal

So you’re ‘rooting’ for the guy who’s been charged with a DV offence? Nice.

Nick Kyrgios savours journey to Wimbledon semis and showdown with Nadal

It is not the one thing, it is the dismal tide, who are these people?

Nick Kyrgios - it's not you, it's me

Why can’t they just hand their money over and shut up? Seems pretty reasonable to me.

Nick Kyrgios - it's not you, it's me

Probably not a bad idea. As far as entitled, sooky sportsmen go tennis is right up there. The fact that Kyrgios is the clear number one amongst such a strong field is quite an achievement, and really highlights his commitment to that standard of behaviour over the last 10 years. Well done, you have to be remembered for something I guess.

Nick Kyrgios - it's not you, it's me

Just shows once again that when it comes to FIFA there’s only one thing that matters – money.

It's a joke that FIFA preach diversity but then allow a World Cup in Qatar

Pity they don’t have rankings for hypocritical sooks, he’d be number one for sure. Loves it when the crowd gets stuck into his opponent, but as soon as someone says something to him the toys go out of the cot.

Nick Kyrgios - it's not you, it's me

Ah the irony of Kyrgios calling someone else soft. He’s got the talent to be anything but when things get tough at the business end of a GS he finds an excuse to spit his little dummy and get out of there as quick as he can. Definition of soft, basically runs away.

'Brought tennis to the lowest level': Aussie icon's blistering serve for Kyrgios

We keep getting told what an amazing tennis player this guy is but he’s been around for 10 years now and never made it past the quarters of a GS or cracked the top 10. Well I’m calling BS, he’s not that good, never has been, and now has to run his mouth in a desperate attempt to stay relevant. What an embarrassing joke he has become.

Nick Kyrgios - it's not you, it's me

Not an ideal last quarter from freo but they converted their dominance in the first three to a buffer which got them over the line. Bank the points and move on. The dissent rule seems to have been well and truly parked. Serong gave the ump an fair old mouth full after getting pinged HTB, with a few actions chucked in for good measure, and got away with it. Interesting.

Six Points: The broken rule that the AFL must fix, and the simple, obvious stat that will cost someone the flag

Not a great look but not really that big a deal either. He obviously doesn’t like getting out, which is kind of a good thing I would have thought.

Smith’s petulant run-out tantrum tarnishes the hard work he’s done to repair public image

Carlton very impressive around the ball, far too good for Freo. We needed a fully and firing Fyfe crashing in at the clearances to wrestle back some momentum but it looks like he’s still a few weeks away from hitting his straps.

AFL Saturday Study: Cats and Tigers brilliant, but brutal Blues are Melbourne's biggest threat for the flag

Pretty sure sure that headbands West Australian. From what I hear he does all his headband shopping while he’s home. Factory outlet store down Rockingham way.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

Then why have you named yourself after a West Australian?

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

Bred to play footy? Bloodlines? Are you talking about kids or horses? You’re probably right though, plus there’s way to many distractions up here during the winter. What with all the fishing, camping, gorges, islands, beaches and 30 degrees and sunshine type weather on offer it’s sometimes hard to commit every weekend to playing footy I guess.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

I have no doubt that programs in Victoria are better resourced than many parts of WA. That’s because its a small state with a centralised population so you get more ‘bang for your buck’, not because the programs are somehow ‘better’ than in other states. Bit of a different situation when the nearest AFL development program is in a town 700kms away. If you think a kid in that situation has got as much chance of making it into the AFL as a kid growing up in country Victoria then I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

close