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May 30th, 2010 10:11 PM
Joee
Re: From green to red clay

Marion is so funny with the blonde wig! Total Coolness
May 30th, 2010 09:44 PM
bruce goose
Re: From green to red clay

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Originally Posted by Bartoli's Boy View Post
They took over my country in the 11th century and never left, but the difference is I'm totally over it.

I saw the karaoke vid on the Roland Garros website by the way. Marion looks so cute joining in. It's nice to see her looking happy because we mostly see her looking miserable on the court. Although I'm not sure what Djokovic is doing to that man.
Yeah,the Normand invasion...the only time the Frogs ever kicked the Brits asses in a major fight.Maybe you misunderstood:I'm not bitter over the occupation cuz we paid them back VERY well when we sent them back to France with their tails between their legs.However,I see a tendency from French authorities to act like pompous jackasses and know-it-alls.They're even worse than the Americans or British Socialists by a good stretch....fortunately,they lack the military power to enforce their hot air blowing.

Having said that,I'm not biased against all French otherwise I couldn't be a Marion fan,right?I agree with you that her happy face is a real treasure,and I even enjoyed the affectionate hug she shared with her buddy Peer at the net...just would've preferred a different match result,of course
May 30th, 2010 08:19 PM
Bartoli's Boy
Re: From green to red clay

They took over my country in the 11th century and never left, but the difference is I'm totally over it.

I saw the karaoke vid on the Roland Garros website by the way. Marion looks so cute joining in. It's nice to see her looking happy because we mostly see her looking miserable on the court. Although I'm not sure what Djokovic is doing to that man.
May 30th, 2010 06:04 PM
bruce goose
Re: From green to red clay

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LOL, Bruce. Steady now. It's easy to pass judgement when you're not faced with the horrible choices people had to make during the second world war. If it wasn't an island, Britain would have fallen to the Germans also. France didn't have the luxury of being able to retreat behind the ocean and their navy. The rest of the world gets to claim moral superiority only because they never had to face the horrible reality of human nature, and the choices we might all make to save ourselves and our families.
Truth is,I just don't like the FFT or how they've treated Marion;I'm well aware that there's no real,relevant link between the FFT and the Vichy government......but it's just fun to remind some of the more pompous French about their documented history of cowardice---they don't enjoy that.If the FFT starts showing Marion more respect,then I'll leave their previous transgressions in the past

For the record,France tried to take over MY country also...in the mid-19th century...and were eventually repelled violently after years of occupation
May 30th, 2010 05:56 PM
Bartoli's Boy
Re: From green to red clay

LOL, Bruce. Steady now. It's easy to pass judgement when you're not faced with the horrible choices people had to make during the second world war. If it wasn't an island, Britain would have fallen to the Germans also. France didn't have the luxury of being able to retreat behind the ocean and their navy. The rest of the world gets to claim moral superiority only because they never had to face the horrible reality of human nature, and the choices we might all make to save ourselves and our families.

Oh and shame that Marion lost. Just to go back on topic. I was gutted that she won't get to play Serena.
May 30th, 2010 04:34 PM
bruce goose
Re: From green to red clay

Though it's hard to gauge when you're reading words instead of hearing them in live sound,Marion's words didn't seem like bitter resentment,only a factual assessment of the flawed set-up,due to lack of clay court training,by the FFT.Maybe those Vichy cowards will correct that flaw and do a more effective job than their fathers did when they so wonderfully defended the country against the German invasion
May 30th, 2010 11:37 AM
Joee
Re: From green to red clay

I watched the match again and Im still happy
May 29th, 2010 09:22 PM
bruce goose
Re: From green to red clay

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It was a very fine match from Marion. She didn't play as well as she could because of the tough conditions. BUT her attitude was just great. She seemed to have enjoyed her time a lot, playing with a friend and enjoying the crowd's warm support. Already she participated in that karaoke and she was all smiles and laughing genuinely... That's the best thing we could see from her! This Rg has given her confidence.
Im very optimistic for this grass court season. Allez Baba!
Good news on her attitude and mindset
May 29th, 2010 07:30 PM
Joee
Re: From green to red clay

Cant wait to see her on grasss YAY!
May 29th, 2010 07:25 PM
Iceland
Re: From green to red clay

It was a very fine match from Marion. She didn't play as well as she could because of the tough conditions. BUT her attitude was just great. She seemed to have enjoyed her time a lot, playing with a friend and enjoying the crowd's warm support. Already she participated in that karaoke and she was all smiles and laughing genuinely... That's the best thing we could see from her! This Rg has given her confidence.
Im very optimistic for this grass court season. Allez Baba!
May 29th, 2010 05:53 PM
Joee
Re: From green to red clay

She was 4-2 up in the first but then Shahar went to 5-4, marion clawed back to 6-6 and it went to the tie break obviously. I think it was Marion who had set points first but hit the net on a backhand she tried to just drive crosscourt.
On set point she stopped the rally calling a ball at the baseline out- WHICH IT WAS! Hawkeye confirms it as does the mark which clearly shows it out.
After that it kinda just left her, Shahar played smart and won.

Nice exchange at the net though! And the main thing is she didnt get like ownder 6-0 6-0 on CLAY to Shahar lol.
May 29th, 2010 05:45 PM
Ferg
Re: From green to red clay

How did she play? I expected the loss, but heard she served for the first set..
May 29th, 2010 02:49 PM
bruce goose
Re: From green to red clay

Well,folks,if there's a bright side,Shahar sucks on grass so Marion will likely win if they're slotted together in the next few weeks
May 28th, 2010 10:46 PM
Joee
Re: From green to red clay

I suppose! Sorry guys
May 28th, 2010 10:45 PM
bruce goose
Re: From green to red clay

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but thats like having Marion wrestle an alligator?
I'm not sure that I follow you;maybe you should send me a PM before someone complains that we're cluttering the thread.....which we sort of ARE doing
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