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Frank Hovis

Congratulations Andy Murray

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Blimey. But I don't think she's got a patch on him.

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Nah, thats her a Greenham common and her girlfriend...the blue dungarees is the clue

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As a Scot I found Alex Salmond's gesture somewhat mawkish. I don't particularly like him anyway, but I do give him credit for his abilities. He is no fool, and no interviewer has laid a glove on him yet, not even John Humphrys.

I didn't like his gesture, or his comments afterwards. It is a minor issue in the scheme of things, but they reinforced my decision, thus far not to vote for independence come September 2014.

He also didn't really help Andy in his long struggle to win back English fans after his youthful football comment. Not that I condemn him for the comment. Those who turned against him were largely little Englanders anyway.

We have supported Tim Henman over the tears, and we still like him. The fact that he is English makes no difference. He is a nice guy. I would hope that the little Englanders can finally get behind Andy. He too is a nice guy.

I am proud that Andy is a Scot but I am also aware that he has English antecedents. He has an English partner and if there were to subsequently be children there would be more English blood in the mix. An old Scottish and north of England expression "we are all Jock Tamson's bairns" runs true here! I am happy to look upon the Wimbledon success as a British achievement!

However, please please please, don't keep going on about 1966!

Oh dear, you mustn't let personalities sway your vote Alba!

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Murray was very Nationalistic at one time, and why the Road to Damascus conversion...Kim Sears from England.

Best friend also English, Hutchins.

I suppose the Nationalists will have to hope that mummy gets him back from this English indoctrination. Forgetting her afterwards doesn't bode well, except that he wasn't that enthusiastic with Sears either.

I'm sure the SNP would love Murray's support, I doubt they'll get it!

Having said that, he doesn't seem to have had the FULL support of England...... Oh dear, how very EDL!

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I'm sure the SNP would love Murray's support, I doubt they'll get it!

Having said that, he doesn't seem to have had the FULL support of England...... Oh dear, how very EDL!

Jeez those people on that link of yours, are they real? I had no idea neanderthals could type.

People who like tennis like Murray, whatever nationality they may be.

It's impossible not to respect what he has achieved, and 99% of the time when on court he behaves like a man these days not a kid as he used to.

Well done him, and very well done his mum, everyone's forgetting that Lendl wouldn't have had the diamond to polish if she hadn't created it, this is her victory as much as anyone's.

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Don't like Murray.

If Salmond wants a hand rebuilding the wall, i'll be up there tomorrow.

*****.

I'm sure Murray will get over your dislike :lol:

I assume your talking about Hadrian's wall? Too far North mate, we'll be having ALL of Scotland back thanks.

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I'm sure Murray will get over your dislike :lol:

I assume your talking about Hadrian's wall? Too far North mate, we'll be having ALL of Scotland back thanks.

It just happens that we are talking about 2 particular people, who happen to be Scots, who i don't like.

Got nowt against em generally.

Hell,lots of Scots don't like Salmond.

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It just happens that we are talking about 2 particular people, who happen to be Scots, who i don't like.

Got nowt against em generally.

Hell,lots of Scots don't like Salmond.

Is there a politician you do like? :huh:

p.s. I don't like Salmond either, but he does seem very adept at getting one over on all of the opposition, which means the rest of the political spectrum in Westminster, everybody bar the Greens in Holyrood.

You've got to take your hat off to him for that!

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Hell,lots of Scots don't like Salmond.

That's one understatement :lol:

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Is there a politician you do like? :huh:

p.s. I don't like Salmond either, but he does seem very adept at getting one over on all of the opposition, which means the rest of the political spectrum in Westminster, everybody bar the Greens in Holyrood.

You've got to take your hat off to him for that!

Not really. :D

I think that the unfortunately named John Crudass isn't too bad.

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I'm sure the SNP would love Murray's support, I doubt they'll get it!

Having said that, he doesn't seem to have had the FULL support of England...... Oh dear, how very EDL!

Best hope for Salmond is that he has a bust up with Sears from Sussex and his pal from Wimbledon, Hutchins.

Seem to be taking their time tying the knot. But let's face it if he does marry Sears, she is liable to make him live in England and have their kids there, he aint going to be Scottish Nationalist anymore.

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And so... Englands record of 77 years without a men's Wimbledon Champion continues unbroken...

Alternatively Scotland has still not matched England's Wimbledon success.

How many times has a Scot won now?

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Virginia Wade aside, the men's game had been very bleak until the Henman era, and even then we realised this light weight was never going to win it. As Roger Taylor's semi final exploits became a distant memory in the eighties, I used to get very excited that we had a man that managed to get to the last 16 or 32 every year in Jeremy Bates. Another light weight, but being a doubles specialist his serve and volley used to enable him to punch above his weight at Wimbledon; as did Andrew Castle, third round was it?

Rather surreal that we have gone from a 4th round appearance feeling like a massive achievement to actually winning it.

+1 for the Jez Bates tribute - how far we've come :)

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+1 Jo Durie deserves a mention too.

As for Murray, what did he do to deserve this?

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Caption: Milliband

"I wish I could hit Balls as hard as you can."

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What shame would that be !!!... Is the elected leader of Scotland not allowed to watch another fellow scot play a sport......tool maybe but he is one tool that can run rings round the other tools ( Cameron,Osborne and the other bunch of English goons)... Murray does not hide the fact that he is a scot and not a Brit...once again when a scot does good it,s Britain,s joy and when England wins anything it is England's joy ...

So true. Had he lost, he would've been the Scot that couldn't quite make the grade. :(

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So true. Had he lost, he would've been the Scot that couldn't quite make the grade. :(

I really have no idea where this myth comes from.

The media are very careful to use both British and Scottish in pretty equal measures.

I imagine they actually have guidelines for their reporters.

They certainly do for any derry / Londonderry story.

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+1 Jo Durie deserves a mention too.

As for Murray, what did he do to deserve this?

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Y'know, seeing that, I wish I could win Wimbledon, just for the pleasure of being able to tell Miliband to f*** when he asked for a cynically opportunistic photo with me.

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I really have no idea where this myth comes from.

The media are very careful to use both British and Scottish in pretty equal measures.

I imagine they actually have guidelines for their reporters.

They certainly do for any derry / Londonderry story.

That's very true for the media in general. They've been very supportive of Murray, happy to call him British or Scottish, win or lose.

Twatter and Farcebook comments have been less gracious however......

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Surely that's federalism - he's a Scot. Seriously, humans are complete suckers for the Big Man syndrome. Never going to change.

Just 3 sets against a guy who was the best player of all time. Very impressed.

:huh:

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That's very true for the media in general. They've been very supportive of Murray, happy to call him British or Scottish, win or lose.

Twatter and Farcebook comments have been less gracious however......

To be fair people will always remember the comments that stand out rather than the vast majority of supportive ones.

At a rough finger in the air guess - i would imagine for every negative comment regarding this - there are well over a hundred positive ones.

People see what they want to see.

Andy Murray Scottish if he loses, British if he wins. Completely 100% fabricated.

Yet many people still believe it. Such are people , we are all a bit mental !!

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In other news, Sports Rollertennisball Hero is asked to retire with Knighthood as he has more media clout than all the leaders of the World...

Seen hobnobbing with all the very top echelons of society, Andy EM is currently busy with his new Lady, but dissapproval of her and his mother is causing a few raised eyebrows among the Elites.

It is expected he will be allocated a new mother and Girlfriend more suitable for him and his wellbeing.

Alex Salmon of Scotland Energy Corp said, "Andy EM has acheived what no other sportsman in History has acheived..We love him..we honour him...its time for him to take a bow out".

David Camerling of UK Finance Corp had this to say as a private meeting of Executives " In my opinion, we are confronted here with something of a situation. Otherwise, I would not have presumed to take up your time. Once again, it concerns the case of Andy EM. We know we don't want anything extraordinary to happen to Andy. We've already agreed on that. No accidents, nothing unnatural. The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort. And the game must do its work. The Finance Corporation has done all it can, and if a champion defeats the meaning for which the game was designed, then he must lose. I hope you agree with my reasoning.

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Shameless. Using his new found fame to schmoozle with politicians. Ed Milliband is definitely looking very uncomfortable with this approach. Look how close Andy's body is leaning in to him. Makes you cringe. :rolleyes:

"This is not a day for sound-bites, but I could feel the hand of Murray upon my shoulder."

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Shameless. Using his new found fame to schmoozle with politicians. Ed Milliband is definitely looking very uncomfortable with this approach. Look how close Andy's body is leaning in to him. Makes you cringe. :rolleyes:

Cameron I can take, he was an absolute tennis fanatic when he was in his youth (not forgetting the darts). Milliband, I guess, has never even picked up a tennis racket and even been interested in any sport as a super- Geek, the centre court ticket was totally wasted on him.

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