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Just finished "Unbroken" ..the book about Jelena Dokic. I only really got it to see if there was any mention of 2 girls that I worked with in the casino that went to school with her. No mention of them at all. Most of the book was of course about how much of a fruitcake that her father is. One of the work girls was also of Serbian descent and her father is a cunt as well.

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1 hour ago, sydgeoff said:

Just finished "Unbroken" ..the book about Jelena Dokic. I only really got it to see if there was any mention of 2 girls that I worked with in the casino that went to school with her. No mention of them at all. Most of the book was of course about how much of a fruitcake that her father is. One of the work girls was also of Serbian descent and her father is a cunt as well.

 

Did you see her commentating on tennis at the open?

Shes become quite......er, voluptuous.

Amazing how bodies change post professìonal training.

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 7:35 PM, Diddee said:

 

Agreed. Was just about to post in things wrong with the world, but seems apt here.

what happened to the days when newsreaders and journos just reported the events, and sports commentators just called the plays?

Seems every cunt wants to have a catchphrase, grab a headline and be a celebrity, or worse - they have an opinion of every fucking thing that happens.

Seriously. Watched Ch9 talk for half an hour about the change in tennis balls, commentators giving their two bobs worth.

 

a bit like forums hey?

 

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19 hours ago, Noddee said:

a bit like forums hey?

 

 

No. Nothing like forums.

Commentators get paid to provide commentary on the game in front of them.

Public forums are for the public to voice their opinions on subject matters that a forum allows.

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On 2/3/2019 at 7:50 PM, Diddee said:

 

Did you see her commentating on tennis at the open?

Shes become quite......er, voluptuous.

Amazing how bodies change post professìonal training.

 

Pretty understandable considering her personal life and how she was forced into retirement through injury.

Surely she would have had some depression and just ate shit she wasn't able to for her whole playing career. I read she got up to 120kg at one stage. For a chick of her small frame that's fucking huge!

 

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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 3:34 PM, Diddee said:

 

No. Nothing like forums.

Commentators get paid to provide commentary on the game in front of them.

Public forums are for the public to voice their opinions on subject matters that a forum allows.

so you are only allowed an opinion on a public forum?

No where else?

 

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20 minutes ago, Noddee said:

so you are only allowed an opinion on a public forum?

No where else?

 

 

Of course commentators can have an opinion, but it is my personal preference that they don't dribble on, interfering with describing the play.

 

Look at Richie Benaud. He held back talking about everything but the cricket being played before him, but when he did make a comment on something, people took notice.

Modern commentators talk too much about everything but the game, and it just wastes people's time, and is quickly forgotten.

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20 hours ago, Diddee said:

 

Of course commentators can have an opinion, but it is my personal preference that they don't dribble on, interfering with describing the play.

 

Look at Richie Benaud. He held back talking about everything but the cricket being played before him, but when he did make a comment on something, people took notice.

Modern commentators talk too much about everything but the game, and it just wastes people's time, and is quickly forgotten.

Same. Its why I don;t watch NRL on Ch9 anymore. Too much rubbish when Rabs & Gus get together.

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Richie Benaud had his moments of rambling on as well. He would go on about some player he saw back in the fucking 1940s or something. He regarded as this great legend of commentary, but he should have retired about a decade before he did. I reckon the Twelfth Man albums made him into something that he wasn't. People would say they love Richie but what they really mean is that they love the version of Richie that Billy Birmingham created.

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12 hours ago, Quint said:

Richie Benaud had his moments of rambling on as well. He would go on about some player he saw back in the fucking 1940s or something. He regarded as this great legend of commentary, but he should have retired about a decade before he did. I reckon the Twelfth Man albums made him into something that he wasn't. People would say they love Richie but what they really mean is that they love the version of Richie that Billy Birmingham created.

 

I tried reading the Richie Benaud book - The Man Behind the Legend, with lots of stories by different people.

Terrible. Had to put it down half way through it was so boring and disorganised.

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