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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ra Ra The Brits



This kind of nationalistic sports guff reminds me of BBC Olympic coverage in the 1970s with television cameras covering British runners at the back of the field while the race was ending. How can The Telegraph put a young 14 year old girl winning the girls championship above Venus Williams winning Wimbledon, which gets a little link heading underneath.

With honorary Englishman and Great White Hope, Andy Murray pooping out earlier, I suppose there has to be something that that you can close your eyes and think of England about. There is always next year......

Well done all the same Laura Robinson. No doubt she is a prohibitive favourite for Wimbledon next year in the parochial UK sports journalists minds.

And well done to Venus Williams.

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5 comments:

Jayne said...

Just thank our little cotton socks it wasn't Lleyton Hewitt.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

W-e-e-e-ll, that's par for the course, isn't it?

Colin Campbell said...

Actually I would say Game Set and Match James.

Baht At said...

It's a fair bet though that she hasn't had the sort of abusive childhood of enforced tenis playing that the Williams sisters had.

True that means she'll probably not get far but she'll probably have a life unlike venus and Serena.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

So ridiculous it makes you proud to be British.