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Is tennis tennis dead in Britain

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with the recent failings of GB can we say now tennis in it home nation is dead

without murray we probably wouldnt have won one match in 2-3 years

speaking of murray he abandoned the lta and moved to spain because he saw rafa nadal was training with top pros like moya.is this where the current gb players are going wrong relieing on the lta and wimbldon too much.they are giving everything and not earning it.novak djokovic said this on reflection on the state of british tennis.this easy lifestyle is rubbing of on other sports such as football where we no more world class english players coming through.

to be fair to lituania they deserved it and didny choke when they had come close to winning a point.Lloyd should now go and draper should go.without a win in 5 ties how embarressing the other slam nations must be laughing thier heads off

we have the best slam but collectively the worst players
(except murray is the best)

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posted Mar 8, 2010

tennis is not one of the sports they teach at school

you had to learn it either playing in the local park with your mates or with your parents

the most we did tennis in school was play 1 hour of it in PE each week..there was no afternoon tennis club at school

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posted Mar 8, 2010

tennis is taught in schools. I have personally taught in over 50 schools in London and trained over 100 teachers to deliver tennis in their primary schools. One primary school, in an area where there has been little opportunity for tennis in the past, now has far more tennis balls flying around the playground than footballs. They also have a national level player aged 9. It can be done, just takes a long time.

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posted Mar 8, 2010

I am sure Murray said he was very appreciative of the crowds at Queens and Wimbledon last year which at least 80% of them are English
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Again, what else is he going to say after the backlash he received from his previous comment?

And GlasgowSportsFan - I suggest you acquire an English accent and go live in Scotland for 4 years to really be able to judge this situation properly. You may call it a joke, I call it racism. If I started threatening / hating Scots for their nationality in London I would rightly be called ignorant and bigoted.

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posted Mar 8, 2010

Sorry jimbullard21, but you appear to be the only ignorant one here.

Racist Murray, who goes around "threatening" English people laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqQsHBwkDgQ

Just a little something for you to ponder.

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posted Mar 8, 2010

And GlasgowSportsFan - I suggest you acquire an English accent and go live in Scotland for 4 years to really be able to judge this situation properly. You may call it a joke, I call it racism. If I started threatening / hating Scots for their nationality in London I would rightly be called ignorant and bigoted.

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I have quite a few family members and friends with English accents who live in Glasgow and they've never had any problems here. Maybe you have a chip on your shoulder. I also spent a number of years living in England and heard plenty of anti-Scottish comments when it came to sport. I didn't take any of it as anything other than banter though. I guess you think the Man City and Liverpool fans will be supporting Man U against Milan. You sound like you don't know what sports rivalry is about.

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posted Mar 8, 2010

It always amuses me this assumption some people have that the reason people dislike them is because of their nationality. Surely being an aching pair of balls is a much more likely reason for the animosity? smiley

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posted Mar 8, 2010

Meh, perhaps I just have a slightly more world-weary attitude towards the "rivalry", seeing as my personal experience of it wasn't all that great. Picking glass out of my mate's forehead 3 months into my stay (after the England Turkey football match) was a particular highlight.

It wasn't an isolated incident either, hence the "banter" not sitting all that well with me.

Doesn't change the fact that the GB Davies Cup team is still awful though!

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posted Mar 8, 2010

"And GlasgowSportsFan - I suggest you acquire an English accent and go live in Scotland for 4 years to really be able to judge this situation properly. You may call it a joke, I call it racism. If I started threatening / hating Scots for their nationality in London I would rightly be called ignorant and bigoted."

You are a racist and a bigot and if I might a add a narow minded Englishman to boot. I dont recall saying your precious Tim Henman was racist for the comments he made about the Scotland team (which as you recasll was the resson for Murrays ill judged comment on TV).

Some of you English have giant sized chips on your shoulder its about time you called a spade a spade and stopped hiding behind us Scots.

Ihave no problem whatsoever "Little Englanders" bein g honest and just saying you hate us ,thats fine but dont hide behind one tennis player to make us out to be the racists.

And one last point a live in an area of Scotland ehre the English are equall in numbers to Scots and I have never ever heard any of the nonsense you talk about. Where as when Ivisit my brother in LOndon I am met with nothing n but derision from the English.

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posted Mar 8, 2010

You are a racist and a bigot and if I might a add a narow minded Englishman to boot. I dont recall saying your precious Tim Henman was racist for the comments he made about the Scotland team (which as you recasll was the resson for Murrays ill judged comment on TV).
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I am definitely not going to defend Henman, and the fact that you recall it neatly illustrates my point that those kind of comments stick in the public's mind - so thanks for that.

As for the rest of your rant, how exactly am I a racist bigot for pointing out that there is a great deal of hatred for the English north of the border?? I'm a quarter Scottish, so me being racist would be a bit stupid seeing as my grandmother is Scottish... no?

I hate to break it to you but most people would say the chip rests firmly on the Scottish shoulder, not the other way around mate. I don't hate Scottish people in the slightest, but I, and nearly all my English friends, were treated badly during my short stay in your country. My apologies if I form my opinions based on experience rather than just hearsay.

Also... I was born & bred in London and live here again now, so I dunno if the Little Englander dig was aimed at me??

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comment by davser (U1195784)

posted Mar 8, 2010

What is stupid, however, is actually going out of your way to make it obvious that you don't like over 80% of your potential fans, because of their country of birth (such as Murray has done).



What is stupdi is believing the rubbish spouted about Murray.

Hopefully this should put you right.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-1194310/DES-KELLY-For-time--Scot-Andy-Murray-traitor.html

As ever the English are too far up their own rears.


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