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French Muskeeters Cheering Thread

Lindsayfan
01-16-2003, 11:04 AM
Paulo,Nico,Fab and Mika will play here so...let's cheer for them! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ALLEZ LES BLEUS! :D :cool: :D

Marilyn
01-17-2003, 12:04 AM
Paulo :D
good luck to all the french musketeers :bounce:

Lindsayfan
01-17-2003, 01:56 PM
it looks like Milan is such a warm-up for DC tie the next week...

GOOD LUCK GUYS! :D

esther
01-24-2003, 07:12 AM
Is Seb taking 2 weeks off?

Lindsayfan
01-24-2003, 09:14 AM
esther,welcome back sweetie! :kiss:

seb takes 1 week off,then there is DC training course i guess.

esther
01-25-2003, 07:13 AM
thanks sweetie ;) !! lol

Lindsayfan
01-26-2003, 09:32 AM
Paulo withdrew! :(

Good Luck to Nico and Fab!!

esther
01-27-2003, 07:33 AM
ohhh so no DC for him?
hey we still doign french threads in tournament forums not tournament forums in the french thread?

esther
01-27-2003, 07:34 AM
Hey so Escude vs Hrybaty and Santoro vs Sanguinetti? Good luck to them..i hope santoro isn't too tired!

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 01:39 PM
yes i hope he isnt..plus Sanguinetti is the defending champ so u can be sure that he'll give 110%

ALLEZ NICO AND FAB! :D :D :D

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 04:34 PM
Well, sorry to say I'm going to have to support Sanguinetti on this one, simply because the poor guy desperately needs to make at least an adequate defence of his title to stay in the Top 50.

Ever since he won those titles at Milan and Delray his form has plummeted down (did you see his first-round match against Kafelnikov at the US? - a classic case of two players low in confidence struggling to see who can make the most UE, a contest won in the end by Davide).

Fabrice has just won a Grand Slam doubles title, after all.

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 04:41 PM
if u r gonna to support sanguinetti,why did u write here? :rolleyes: :p

Nico lost :mad:

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 05:04 PM
Well, this is one match - I didn't say that it applied to every other French player, although now Escude has lost I can see why you might be concerned about Fab pulling through.

Just trying to provide a little spice to the conformity, that's all.

(Always thought 'cheering threads' were rather odd ideas, actually - I mean it doesn't exactly influence the result, does it?)

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 07:11 PM
this is a cheering thread so usually here post ONLY french players's fans :rolleyes:

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 07:27 PM
Sure sure, I get the idea, but I think it would be more interesting if people went around posting contradictory views on cheering threads - then we could have an honest and open discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of various players, but without resorting to any childish abuse or name-calling. ;)

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 08:12 PM
Nico!

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20030127/all/l727319.jpg

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 08:48 PM
A picture tells a thousand words, doesn't it?

The fact that Nicolas is staring at the ball as though it's an unfamiliar object might give some clue as to the reason why he lost his first-round match here.

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 08:58 PM
and what r the reasons in your opinion?!

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 09:09 PM
Well, it's always struck me that Nicolas isn't the most mentally clued-in guy out there, but then that's part of his appeal. I'm not saying he's in the Safin league, but there are times when he can't think clearly or tries to over-press and it loses him the match vis-a-vis the Agassi encounter in Melbourne.

Here, I should imagine he hadn't adjusted well enough to the flight from Australia, the new surface, the playing conditions, the opponent... and it cost him the win today.

A few years ago, one of Escude's old coaches mentioned that he sometimes had a Cubist perspective on life and that he was something of a rebel in terms of French tennis, seeing life as inhibiting his creative desires and wishes. I suppose that's all part of his roguish Gallic charm (that, or the quite incredibly gnomic jaw he possesses) but I wonder sometimes whether that attitude returns to haunt him.

Just a thought, anyway. Best wishes, the Sjengster (whose favourite player also lost today, so we're in rather the same boat as it happens).

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 09:22 PM
ur favourites have a forum?do u write also there or only here?

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 09:29 PM
Well as you can tell from my post count I'm fairly new to this forum game, and I haven't really started posting regularly on any particular player forums yet.

I only happened to drop by here casually and leave a few comments, so it won't exactly be a regular occurrence, don't worry. Seriously though, I do think it helps sometimes that we're able to offer conflicting views and opinions on players; when everybody just starts agreeing with everyone else that their favourite is wonderful, the whole thing becomes a little dull and repetitive to be honest.

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 09:46 PM
everyone can have his opinion (until doesnt offend others).u can post here whenever u want,no problem for me.i was just wondering why u posted here,as u dont like frenchies and usually me and other french fans dont post in other cheering threads cos we absolutely dont care about players we dont like.

Sjengster
01-27-2003, 10:02 PM
I never said I didn't like Frenchies; in fact Escude's my favourite French player, especially after that dazzling return display against Agassi at the AO. What I really admire about him is the way he nearly always manages to pull rabbits out of the hat, beating all his opponents in Davis Cup 01 including Hewitt, saving a match point against Bastl, saving two match points against Calatrava at Melbourne last year and saving six against Sampras before eventually losing...

I was just pointing out some of his mental deficiencies, that's all, and the fact that he certainly looks very... French (that beard!)

I wouldn't try and pointlessly insult any one else's favourite player/players, and I wouldn't expect anyone else to do the same to mine.

Lindsayfan
01-27-2003, 10:22 PM
:)

esther
01-28-2003, 05:57 AM
Can i just say...Sjengster u're free to say whatever and i'm glad u said that u wouldn't pointlessly come here and insult the players but if escude is ur favourite frenchie than i'd be scared what ure going to say about the others...if u ever do.

Btw we can start watever thread we want to...it's fun for us and no it doesn't change the result but it's a way of supporting them and talking to other fans about matches and everything and u may not see the point but we shouldn't have to defend why we started a thread...

esther
01-28-2003, 06:00 AM
Ooohh...and we just dont ALWAYS say good things about the french...Have u been to our DC threads?! ;) You haven't read everything we've said to each other and about players since the start...

Lindsayfan
01-28-2003, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by esther
Ooohh...and we just dont ALWAYS say good things about the french...Have u been to our DC threads?! ;)

I insulted Mathieu for the way he lost DC final :p
and the captain Guy Forget was bashed by Esther for leaving Arnaud again out of the final :o

esther
01-28-2003, 10:20 AM
hehe yeah...very sorry about the Guy bashing...:)

Lindsayfan
01-28-2003, 01:47 PM
Dupuis into second round..isnt he a musketeer too? ;)

Sjengster
01-28-2003, 04:58 PM
Don't worry, don't worry, I understand completely about the cheering threads - I was really half-winding you up earlier when I asked what their purpose was, don't hit me for it.

I'm actually a pretty big fan of the French players' style of play, if not the players themselves. Vive la difference!

esther
01-29-2003, 06:55 AM
hehe ok well...welcome Sjengster , i guess!!!

Lindsayfan
01-29-2003, 08:32 AM
Allez Fabrice! :D (despite i think he'll lose easily... :o )

esther
01-30-2003, 05:22 AM
santoro lost right? oh well...he can go to paris now and prepare for DC :)

Lindsayfan
01-30-2003, 09:57 AM
he didnt play at all!he withdrew cos he was exhausted! :o :rolleyes:

esther
01-31-2003, 06:33 AM
hehehe really?? well i guess he didn't get the prize money then huh? :P