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Jul 12th, 2015 09:50 PM
Carl Sagan
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

So, I was watching the mens' doubles final yesterday - a pretty dreary affair, to be honest - and at the end Jamie Murray and his useless partner John Peers went up to the Royal Box to collect their runners up plates. And, I could only see her from the back, but I swear Angela Merkel was there: the woman had the exact same haircut, the same suit, the same build. I was thinking to myself, "What the hell is Angela Merkel doing at Wimbledon at a time like this?" The Greek bailout talks in Brussels are at crisis point but, instead, she decides to fly to London to watch Jamie Murray??? If Merkel's so distracted, it suddenly makes sense that Greek journalists at Wimbledon were begging Laura Robson to come up with some ideas to help prevent their economy collapsing.

Then the woman in the Royal Box turned round... It was the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Jun 18th, 2015 08:35 PM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

I can relate. Pre-reg year sucks. You're doing your A-levels now, right Jess?
Jun 18th, 2015 08:29 PM
Royals.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

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Originally Posted by KeysisGOAT View Post
Well since Laura's back I figure I should probably start posting here again. Been a while, hasn't it?

Any of the old regulars still here? How is everyone, and how have you been filling the Laura shaped holes in your heart?
Still fairly pessimistic about her return.

Working and studying has taken over my time.
Jun 18th, 2015 08:19 PM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

Well since Laura's back I figure I should probably start posting here again. Been a while, hasn't it?

Any of the old regulars still here? How is everyone, and how have you been filling the Laura shaped holes in your heart?
Jan 15th, 2015 08:42 PM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

So, I went into GM today and saw a thread that was actually interesting... well the news was. The content of the thread was shit, but that's to be expected.

The WTA are interested in having a mandatory, international team competition to kick off the season. This is honestly interesting for one reason: the WTA's continuing crusade against ITF. This is something that's been going on for years, but has only recently become totally blatant but it's not something I see discussed very often. There's the Challenger events, which are clearly intended to kill off the 100Ks slowly but surely.

Then there's the ongoing war against the Fed cup. By massively disincentivising dropping out from WTA events to play FedCup, scheduling Bogota during playoff week, and the replacement of the Tournament of Champions (which results in many of the players who are likely to be in the FedCup final playing in China the week before, which makes the latter event a less thrilling prospect.

And that brings me onto this planned event. Under the current plans for the event, 3 of the players in the Hopman Cup would have been unable to participate due to scheduling conflicts. Additionally, if you've already got an international team event, then that takes away from the FedCup, as the top women opened the year with an international team tournament.

Maybe I'm seeing connections that aren't there but still worth noting.
Dec 25th, 2014 01:55 AM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you have a great time celebrating whatever you do and get to spend some quality time with friends and family. If you don't celebrate anything... well I hope you have a truly great December 25 regardless!
Oct 25th, 2014 11:04 PM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

Also I think I've mentioned previously that I'm a cheerleader. Recently (I say recently, it was in July) we went to a competition down in Bournemouth. It was the team I was the final ever for the team competition after over 10 years, so pretty emotional. If you're interested in seeing what it is that I do, here's a video from that competition.

Oct 25th, 2014 08:58 PM
AnnieIWillKnow
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

6 hours?! I went to Liverpool and back for a football match. We won 4-0!
Oct 25th, 2014 05:04 PM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

Well, I spent 6 hours of my day filling an overcomplicated shelving unit. How have your weekends been?
Apr 8th, 2014 08:19 AM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

Short answer, busy IRL.
Apr 8th, 2014 02:03 AM
guichard
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Originally Posted by James Wolfe View Post
I obviously didn't look hard enough. Her full name is - wait for it - 'Laura Margaret Dwyer Robson'. (Thanks to Play_Suspended for the discovery.)
Where is play-suspended? He/she has not posted here lately .


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Apr 8th, 2014 12:38 AM
Carl Sagan
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

I obviously didn't look hard enough. Her full name is - wait for it - 'Laura Margaret Dwyer Robson'. (Thanks to Play_Suspended for the discovery.)
Apr 8th, 2014 12:08 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

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Originally Posted by James Wolfe View Post
Indulge me. Back in her junior days Laura was sometimes credited on draw sheets as "Laura M. Robson". I've never come across her middle name on the web. What does the 'M' stand for? Marie? Miranda? Myrtle?
Muriel.
Apr 7th, 2014 11:05 PM
Carl Sagan
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

Indulge me. Back in her junior days Laura was sometimes credited on draw sheets as "Laura M. Robson". I've never come across her middle name on the web. What does the 'M' stand for? Marie? Miranda? Myrtle?
Mar 31st, 2014 02:54 PM
KIG.
Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.

I am deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeead. Nationals killed me.
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