Colemanballs ... what's your favourite?

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  1. SPetitt

    SPetitt FHF All Time Great

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    I was watching the highlights of England v Australia Rugby Union last night and heard the commentator ( a woman who I'd not heard before) say, just before half-time "The Australians are trying to run down the clock as quickly as possible" o_O:confused:

    I think the best I ever heard, in real time, was at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the Men's 800m, or it might have been the 400, as both were won by powerful long-striding Alberto Juantorena of Cuba.(the only time that double has been done, IIRC)
    The late great David Coleman exclaimed "Juantorena opens his legs and shows us his class!"
     
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    She made another comment about speeding the clock up or slowing it down, although I can't remember it exactly. Wasn't impressed at all with her efforts I'm afraid.
     
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    SPetitt FHF All Time Great

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    No, I have only played rugby twice, but have watched enough to know that some of the comments were amateurish ... Brian Moore had to put things straight a couple of times ... but not in the same league as Phil Neville's punditry at the Rio World Cup :rolleyes: However, he does seem to have improved, so maybe this lady will, too. It's a tough job and very easy to criticise!

    As a kid, I always laughed at the memory of Jack Crapp (playing for England in Oz, I think)), often quoted by my older brothers ... Commentator(John Arlott?): "There's Crapp in the Gully":p
     
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