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Postby britishspud » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:54 pm

ah the old " you have 60million people to choose from,you should win more golds" :lol:




seriously though i think we've had £265million worth of funding on our athletes...and we'll spend more in the lead up to 2012 :shock:


and before you all start, just think of it like when you lot setup the AIS,those initial millions spent starting the program is like what we're doing know and will continue to benefit our athletes for years to come just as the AIS has.

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Postby Jeffles » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:10 pm

GB are spending millions on their programmes and it is starting to bear fruit. Just like for years the English FA have spent millions on soccer...
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Postby Kelly_7 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:23 pm

britishspud wrote:small fish???? keep thinking that when we sail past you next at the weekend cos after your swimmers you ain't really got alot to look forward too


After our swimmers we still have have our cyclists, our rower's, our shooter's and there's quite a few team sports where we could claim a gold medal. This is what i love between our 2 countries the never ending rivarly in sport :D. And keep those pics coming crow :D

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Postby britishspud » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:47 pm

good look in the velodrome, we have 9 world champions :lol:



GB are spending millions on their programmes and it is starting to bear fruit. Just like for years the English FA have spent millions on soccer...


can you pinpoint where the FA have spent millions??? i can...WEMBLEY..sadly having the best stadium in the world is'nt going to make 10 year olds bettyer footballers :lol:

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Postby the crow » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:23 pm

I noticed that John Coats was sticking it into GB this morning as well, its practically another sport in this country. you know that by now.


...as well as sticking it to another country.....lets look at the list of day 4 so far

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total


1st China 16 3 5 24
2nd United States 10 8 9 27
3rd South Korea 5 6 1 12
4th Italy 4 4 2 10
5th Australia 4 2 6 12
6th Germany 4 1 2 7
7th Japan 3 1 3 7
8th Russian Federation 2 6 3 11
9th Great Britain 2 2 3 7
10th Czech Republic 2 0 0 2

11th North Korea 1 2 4 7
12th Azerbaijan 1 2 0 3
13th Netherlands 1 1 2 4
14th Slovakia 1 1 0 2
15th Romania 1 0 2 3
16th Finland 1 0 1 2
16th Spain 1 0 1 2
18th India 1 0 0 1
18th Thailand 1 0 0 1
20th France 0 7 2 9

21st Zimbabwe 0 3 0 3
22nd Hungary 0 2 0 2
23rd Kazakhstan 0 1 1 2
23rd Austria 0 1 1 2
23rd Cuba 0 1 1 2
26th Mongolia 0 1 0 1
26th Slovenia 0 1 0 1
26th Colombia 0 1 0 1
26th Norway 0 1 0 1
26th Vietnam 0 1 0 1

26th Sweden 0 1 0 1
26th Turkey 0 1 0 1
33rd Brazil 0 0 3 3
34th Ukraine 0 0 2 2
34th Switzerland 0 0 2 2
34th Armenia 0 0 2 2
34th Taiwan 0 0 2 2
34th Indonesia 0 0 2 2
39th Kirghyzstan 0 0 1 1
39th Togo 0 0 1 1

39th Mexico 0 0 1 1
39th Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
39th Algeria 0 0 1 1
39th Belarus 0 0 1 1
39th Georgia 0 0 1 1
39th Argentina 0 0 1 1
39th Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1
39th Croatia 0 0 1 1


and oh thats it

last NEW ZEALAND 0 0 0 0 :lol:


Ian ...time to bring Union in as an olympic sport?
F@@k off Tom Waterhouse.

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Postby IanRitchie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:34 pm

We don't have any significant swimmers, but it'll start to get better when we get into the rowing, etc.

We've had a few New Zealand records set by our swimmers though, can't ask for much more than that!
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Postby britishspud » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:21 pm

you had one swimmer who thought he was good enough to stick it to phelps in the 200m fly final this morning........silly boy :lol: what was he called ? bumster or something? :lol:

some of your rowers got put in their place too this morning by the british guys :lol:

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Postby IanRitchie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:26 pm

Your British boys haven't been too good at sticking it to Phelps either.

Don't make me bring up the per capita argument!
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Postby britishspud » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:59 pm

if phelps scared ian thorpe into retirement then our lads are'nt stupid enough to have a crack at him :lol:

your boy this morning went for gold against phelps and ended up with sod all..he should have been realistic and gone for a silver or bronze which he was well capable of winning..

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Postby Egan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:42 pm

Need to bring Roy and HG back to give sh*t to the Poms and Kiwis. They gave the Kiwis an almighty bashing during 2000 :lol:
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Postby Jeffles » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:01 am

Get Danyon Loader back for NZ. His one man battle with the Aussies in the 1994 Commonwealth Games was sensational. An excellent swimmer.
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Postby kilonewton » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:38 am

IanRitchie wrote:Don't make me bring up the per capita argument!
Zero divided by 4 million is still zero!
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Postby IanRitchie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:50 am

kilonewton wrote:
IanRitchie wrote:Don't make me bring up the per capita argument!
Zero divided by 4 million is still zero!


I was hoping you wouldn't notice that.
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Postby IanRitchie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:50 am

britishspud wrote:your boy this morning went for gold against phelps and ended up with sod all..he should have been realistic and gone for a silver or bronze which he was well capable of winning..


That's the British attitude, always will to settle for less
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Postby I_Am_Evil_Homer » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:50 am

kilonewton wrote:
IanRitchie wrote:Don't make me bring up the per capita argument!
Zero divided by 4 million is still zero!


Its sad, we just cannot compete against the pharmaceutical companies of this world.
Help me build my hometown of Gisborne a stadium!


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