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#1 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:05 AM

Oh! to be in England now that Wimbledon's here.... smile.gif
Strawberries and cream, green green grass and plenty of people to cheer.

Out come the players, the crowd is hushed, the first ball is served..... ohmy.gif
Suddenly there's a rush.

The covers go on, the players disappear, perhaps they will play later...... dry.gif
Its Wimbledon........ THE RAIN IS HERE


I got up at 6am this morning to get all my housework done and rain stopped play after 35mins...... mad.gif


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#2 Don and Margaret

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 10:32 AM

Just part of the immense charm of the Wimbledon tourney. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Go Andre. Make the last one one to remember. smile.gif

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:49 PM

Yeah - bummer . . . but glad we didn't have to stay up again all night to watch!

I tell ya, this world sport is killing us over here - we ain't getting any sleep! Wimbledon is televised live from 10:30pm - 4am with no replays or updates during the daylight hours.

So, Wimbledon will be backlogged again due to no play. Call the rain off, will yer? laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 02:19 PM

Hi All,

What a day for tennis! Agassi, Henman, and Murray through. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

After yesterdays rain, it looks as though we are in for some good weather over the next few days.

Or have I spoken too soon! sad.gif

Either way I am glued to the television this week.

Elly.

P.S. Love the poem Margaret. biggrin.gif



#5 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:30 PM

Hi Elly..... smile.gif

Don't say a word about the weather, or it may rain again..... wink.gif

Good to see that Agassi got through, its going to be his last Wimbledon.... sad.gif so sad to see him retire, he has brought so much entertainment to the game over the years.

I have never been a fan of Henman's, just don't think he has it in him to go much further.

Glued to the television as well..... ph34r.gif blink.gif

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#6 Sandra

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:10 PM

You never know with some players, Margaret! I hope he surprises everyone and plays well for England. However, I think he has a tough second round opponent . . . !



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Posted 28 June 2006 - 02:53 PM

Well I suppose we knew what would happen today at Wimbledon.

Poor old Tim..... sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

I must say I am not a fan of his either Margaret, and as much as Tim tried Federer covered every shot and white washed him.

I laughed when John McEnroe said that Tim had aged 6 years on court today,I honestly don't think he is up to standard of all these up and coming players, and is NOT a Wimbledon winner.

Although Andy Murray is only young he is not like Boris Becker was at the tender age of 17 winning Wimbledon, so I think Andy has a long way to go too.

Maybe it is the lack of support and money, that we have no players coming up through the ranks like other countries who have colleges for sports.

Shame but there it is, I won't start going into the politics otherwise I will be here all day, but poor old England is not what it used to be!

Elly. biggrin.gif

#8 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 05:05 PM


Hi Elly..... smile.gif

Yes the match was a forgone conclusion, Federer is twice the player that Henman is and as we say 'he wiped the floor' with poor old Tim.

Is'nt John McEnroe a good commentator, such a good sense of humour... laugh.gif

I would love to see Andy Murray win a few more matches, he's a good strong player but as yet I don't think he is up to it mentaly.

Lets hope the weather holds over the next few days.

Margaret


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Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:43 PM

Yeah, we love getting John out here to commentate too - he is quite a funny guy.

Well, glad to hear the weather is clearer for some matches to get through, sorry Henman is gone, but he has to get seeded to avoid facing top players in the early rounds. I have always thought he played well but lacked any sort of big weapon where he could do damage.



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Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:31 AM

Whooo Hoooo biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Go Andre. smile.gif Great win over Seppi today. laugh.gif laugh.gif


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Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:56 AM

Hi All,

Wasn't that just fantastic Don and Margaret, I have always loved watching Andre Agassi, from the very start he always had the personality and drive that made us Brits take to him as one of our own, and look at the standing ovations he has had, that is why he loves Wimbledon.

Wouldn't it be fantastic if he could be a Wimbledon Winner, on his last year here, lets get that magic dust working, its a long shot, but the crowds will be with him all the way.

Elly biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#12 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 11:06 AM

Hi everyone...... smile.gif

What a super day at wimbledon..... cool.gif

The sun stayed out all day and dear old Agassi WON..... wub.gif

Nadal ( what a hunk ) came back to beat Eendrick who put up a good fight.

So I think that it will now be Nadal against Agassi, it would be wonderful if Agassi won, the crowd will be behind him all the way.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 03:10 PM

Hi All,

Take back what I said Margaret about Andy Murray, wasn't he a star today, lets hope that he manages to finish the game in style tomorrow!

It should be a good match Saturday betwen Agassi and Nadal, I know who I would like to win!!! I remember when he had long hair and baseball cap biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif .

It must be the Vegas in me as to why I love Andre, John McEnroe said he runs up and down a hill in Vegas, I would love to know where that hill is.............anybody has any clues????

I have been there several times and I haven't seen a hill, must be going to the wrong places.

Well my housework is not being done...........so what!

The weather is beautiful, Wimbledon is on, and England play Portugal on Saturday...........my decision is what to watch dry.gif , I think Wimbledon comes first and I will record the match biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

See you all after the games tomorrow...........Elly.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 04:30 PM

Just been reading (quickly) your posts!


What a game today with Murray.....and to be continued tomorrow! And there's
the big match with Germany too! Honestly, where does one start or finish! I
was really impressed with Murray's play...... Am keeping fingers crossed he
makes it! And Girls, we have the big match with England ( World Cup)
on Saturday. I shall be glued to my (whatever)!

Love the poem Margaret! Will re-read tomorrow. Have alot of catching up
to do! Elly, nice to see you......and Karen, the flags are really flying in Germany!

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Edited by Jacqueline, 29 June 2006 - 06:07 PM.


#15 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 02:50 AM



HI JACKY.........

GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK....... tongue.gif laugh.gif

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