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In the spotlight - Rocketassist

Clydey
12-13-2008, 06:19 PM
Who do you think Should win BBC sport's personality of the year?

Do you think it would be a joke for Hamilton to win the award for essentially driving a car fast, relying on technology as much as skill?

Favourite song of all time?

Do you have any special or unusual talents that we don't know about?

If you couldn't be Scottish, which other country would you like to be a national of?


That'll kick things off. X Factor final is on, so I rushed the questions. :mad:

rocketassist
12-14-2008, 10:28 AM
Who do you think Should win BBC sport's personality of the year?

Lewis Hamilton or Chris Hoy. Hope Ohuruogu doesn't win it, when you miss three tests there's always doubts.


Do you think it would be a joke for Hamilton to win the award for essentially driving a car fast, relying on technology as much as skill? :

Well the Ferrari cars are faster than his McLaren so I think he deserves some credit. McLaren's last F1 champion was Mika Hakkinen in 1999, so it's not like they win every week.


Favourite song of all time?

In My Life by the Beatles


Do you have any special or unusual talents that we don't know about?

I'm very good at negotiating with people who say no.
I know how to turn a disorganised mess situation around
I continue to have the ability to pay junior prices on national trains simply by using a ticket machine to buy the tickets, despite me being 21. :lol:


If you couldn't be Scottish, which other country would you like to be a national of?

I'm not actually Scottish :lol: I'm from Merseyside, England. The SCO flag is for Muzza :p

Fensler
12-18-2008, 06:39 PM
1) Which actor would you choose to play you in a movie?

2) What are the best (and worst) aspects of living in Merseyside?

3) How many countries have you visited?

4) What do you dislike about your favorite tennis player?

Nathaliia
12-18-2008, 06:44 PM
Did you watch X factor? What TV shows do you usually watch?

Which threads of MTF do you lurk in?

How is your football forum going?

Are you upset the spotlight thread is now in the shadow of the ass kissing contest?

rocketassist
12-18-2008, 07:38 PM
1) Which actor would you choose to play you in a movie?

2) What are the best (and worst) aspects of living in Merseyside?

3) How many countries have you visited?

4) What do you dislike about your favorite tennis player?


1 Not quite sure as there aren't many actors who look like me!

2 The best is the nightlife, it's ace. Liverpool is unbeatable as far as the club/bar scene goes and Birkenhead ain't too bad either on a Friday.

The worst has to be some of the scum that infest the streets especially at night time who lurk playing loud music and asking you to go the shop for them to buy ale.

3 Apart from the UK, France, Spain and Andorra.

4 His tantrums and his refusal to be aggressive at times.

rocketassist
12-18-2008, 07:41 PM
Did you watch X factor? What TV shows do you usually watch?

Which threads of MTF do you lurk in?

How is your football forum going?

Are you upset the spotlight thread is now in the shadow of the ass kissing contest?

1 Sometimes. The early rounds with the crap singers and farcical performances. I usually watch any football that's on, comedy on Paramount, South Park, Family Guy, and also sitcoms like Friends.

2 yours, the spotlight threads, football zone, occasionally the Nadal chat thread and the ACC/popularity contests.

3 it was my friend's and I helped him run it. It was shut down after disparaging remarks were made about a player and the player's father complained to the authorities.

4 No. No one visits my spotlight thread anyway!

Henry Chinaski
12-19-2008, 01:19 AM
Is John Aldridge a hero of yours?

Nathaliia
12-19-2008, 01:20 AM
Are you still a virgin since the last time we talked? I mean, not today, but few months back.

Ivanatis
12-19-2008, 01:26 AM
You have an ASBO? Or have ever been close to getting one?

rocketassist
12-19-2008, 04:34 PM
Is John Aldridge a hero of yours?

For sure. Yeah we may be his second love to LFC but the goals he scored, the cup exploits, the passion he had for the club, have him near the top of my all-time favourites.

Are you still a virgin since the last time we talked? I mean, not today, but few months back.

No.

You have an ASBO? Or have ever been close to getting one?

Nope nowhere near.

bad gambler
12-20-2008, 01:23 AM
1. I notice your disdain for Liverpool FC. Where does this stem from? Is it something that has been passed on through your family?

2. Is there a future for tennis in England in the next 10 years?

3. For or against a roof over centrecourt at Wimbledon?

rocketassist
12-14-2009, 03:17 PM
1 Sort of, though it's cause where I live I'm surrounded by their fans and they don't like my team so it's pretty much mutual dislike round here, but only their fans who live here.

2 Umm not while the LTA runs things.

3 For.

Dini
12-14-2009, 03:25 PM
How did Stepanek top your list over Murray?
Describe Arshavin in a sentence.
How far will England go in South Africa?

Johnny Groove
12-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Favorite brew? :drink:

Har-Tru
12-14-2009, 03:26 PM
1- Do you think clay court tennis is inferior to others?

2- Do you think S&V will come back?

rocketassist
12-14-2009, 03:28 PM
How did Stepanek top your list over Murray?
Describe Arshavin in a sentence.
How far will England go in South Africa?

1 Normally my fave list fluctuates but the same four guys- Steps, Gulbis, Isner, Murray, just tends to vary and Steps was the one I had at the top at the time, he's pure entertainment.

2 For yesterday he is a legenda.

3 Semi finalists, think Brazil or Spain's flair might just undo us, or if it goes to penalties they won't miss them.

Favorite brew? :drink:

Beer wise Fosters easily. Don't mind Kronenbourg or Miller Lite either. Usually after a few I move on to spirits though, I love cherry sourz mixed with lemonade.

rocketassist
12-14-2009, 03:42 PM
1- Do you think clay court tennis is inferior to others?

2- Do you think S&V will come back?

1 No, it is unique and diverse, or it used to be, that's what disappoints me about clay now is that most guys play hardcourt tennis on it, the days of Guga playing Corretja are days I miss, though grass tennis is the same, no serve-volleyers or grass court players making the deep end at Wimbledon.

2 Maybe, but the courts are homogenized and the passing shot standard is great nowadays, though that's all I would say is better about the current crop of players compared to the 90s stars. That said the quality of volleying is a lot worse now except for Stepanek, but his forehand breaks down too much and is mentally frail at times and that stops him from going any higher than he can.

Har-Tru
12-14-2009, 03:45 PM
1 No, it is unique and diverse, or it used to be, that's what disappoints me about clay now is that most guys play hardcourt tennis on it, the days of Guga playing Corretja are days I miss, though grass tennis is the same, no serve-volleyers or grass court players making the deep end at Wimbledon.

2 Maybe, but the courts are homogenized and the passing shot standard is great nowadays, though that's all I would say is better about the current crop of players compared to the 90s stars. That said the quality of volleying is a lot worse now except for Stepanek, but his forehand breaks down too much and is mentally frail at times and that stops him from going any higher than he can.

If you were a girl I'd marry you.

rocketassist
12-17-2009, 12:00 AM
If you were a girl I'd marry you.

Thought you were gay :eek: :p

Action Jackson
12-21-2009, 02:30 PM
1. Do you think the ATP season is too long?

2. Do people think you are Scouser even if you are not from Liverpool?

3. Is Stevie G the most overrated player in the Prem League? If not, then who is it.

rocketassist
12-21-2009, 02:33 PM
1. Do you think the ATP season is too long?

2. Do people think you are Scouser even if you are not from Liverpool?

3. Is Stevie G the most overrated player in the Prem League? If not, then who is it.

1. Yes, a little. Reduce it by a few weeks. Too much hardcourt tournaments, which cause the most wear and tear on the body. IW/Miami would not be there if I ran the ATP.

2. Not really as my accent sounds more Chester-like than Liverpool-like, despite the fact I am closer by the crow flies to Liverpool. Sometimes people will make the odd joke comment but that is all it is.

3 Up there, but there's a few, for example, Dimitar Berbatov, Emmanuel Adebayor, Joleon Lescott, all were paid way over the odds for.

bokehlicious
12-21-2009, 02:39 PM
How can you be such a nostalgiatard being only 21? :confused: :o :p

Action Jackson
12-21-2009, 02:43 PM
How can you be such a nostalgiatard being only 21? :confused: :o :p

Far from it, just because he doesn't forget tennis existed before 2005 does not make him like this.

rocketassist
12-21-2009, 02:44 PM
How can you be such a nostalgiatard being only 21? :confused: :o :p

I'm 22 ;)

I first watched a tennis match in 95, and didn't follow the sport hugely but watched Wimbledon and the big tournaments. I only became hardcore around 2000.

I just preferred surfaces when they were different and styles were different and it took different challenges to win the different slams, like even in 2001, Guga/Costa/Corretja going deep in RG, Henman, Sampras, Ivanisevic, Federer at Wimbledon, and Hewitt, Safin, Roddick and Agassi at the hardcourt slams.

When guys like Djokovic and Nadal are blowing people over on Wimbledon Centre Court to make the semis and the final there's something wrong, imho.

bokehlicious
12-21-2009, 02:46 PM
Far from it, just because he doesn't forget tennis existed before 2005 does not make him like this.

Come on, according to him only the 90's were worth shit and the guy was barely a kid back then... :o I had to point it out :shrug: :angel: :p

Action Jackson
12-21-2009, 02:46 PM
1. If you had a chance to live in another country where would it be?

2. What is the worst place you have been to?

3. Is Steve Smith the former English high jumper a cool guy?

4. What tournaments would you like to go to, but haven't as of yet?

Action Jackson
12-21-2009, 02:47 PM
Come on, according to him only the 90's were worth shit and the guy was barely a kid back then... :o I had to point it out :shrug: :angel: :p

Far from it. Anyone who watched tennis before that and appreciated it for what it was then is accused of being like that.

bokehlicious
12-21-2009, 02:50 PM
Far from it. Anyone who watched tennis before that and appreciated it for what it was then is accused of being like that.

Haha :D it's not about that, it's about the "t'was definitely better in the old days" refrain that some like to chant around, Rocketassist being one of them (but a good one and he knows I'm merely teasing here :p)

rocketassist
12-21-2009, 02:57 PM
1. If you had a chance to live in another country where would it be?

2. What is the worst place you have been to?

3. Is Steve Smith the former English high jumper a cool guy?

4. What tournaments would you like to go to, but haven't as of yet?

1 Brazil- hot women, amazing accents, Copacabana, football mad.

2 Oldham, Leeds, Birmingham city centre, north London, all shitholes full of tramps and smackheads.

3 Yes he was, he did as well as he could in the big events, hard worker.

4 Estoril, Miami, US Open (though Miami shouldn't be where it is on the calendar)

Eden
12-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Some questions for you :wavey:


1) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

2) Who would be your favourite coach for your favourite player?

3) Which matches do you consider the best of this year?

4) What's your opinion about the Daviscup?

5) Have you ever changed your opinion about a tennisplayer (either positive or negative)? If yes, what was the reason for it?

6) Who's your favourite tenniscommentator and who do you like the least?

7) What would you like to see changed on the ATP tour?

8) What are your favourite tournaments?

9) Which tournaments have you been to so far?

10) How did you discover MTF and why did you decide to join?

11) Who are your favourite retired players?

12) If you could change the outcome of 3 tennismatches which would you choose?

13) Which was the most interesting tennisbiography you have read?/ Which biography would you be interested in reading?

14) Have you met an MTFer?


Well, I think that's enough :angel:

Thanks in advance for answering :)

rocketassist
12-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Some questions for you :wavey:


1) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

2) Who would be your favourite coach for your favourite player?

3) Which matches do you consider the best of this year?

4) What's your opinion about the Daviscup?

5) Have you ever changed your opinion about a tennisplayer (either positive or negative)? If yes, what was the reason for it?

6) Who's your favourite tenniscommentator and who do you like the least?

7) What would you like to see changed on the ATP tour?

8) What are your favourite tournaments?

9) Which tournaments have you been to so far?

10) How did you discover MTF and why did you decide to join?

11) Who are your favourite retired players?

12) If you could change the outcome of 3 tennismatches which would you choose?

13) Which was the most interesting tennisbiography you have read?/ Which biography would you be interested in reading?

14) Have you met an MTFer?


Well, I think that's enough :angel:

Thanks in advance for answering :)

1 Murray beating Nadal at the US Open, and that's my favourite matchup as well

2 My favourite coach overall is probably Peter Lundgren, cool guy.

3 I think this year's been a bit poor quality wise, but the first two sets of Murray-Nadal at the AO, Llodra-Soderling in Bercy and Djokovic-Federer in New York were probably the best.

4 I love it, and it saddens me that we don't have a team that can win it. If we did, I'd rather win it than one of our players won a GS. The Serbian celebrations did make me a little envious :lol:

5 Nadal, from tolerate to minor irritation to dislike.

6 My fave would actually be Simon Reed, despite his notoriety on MTF or making silly predictions, when he's commentating he's alright. My least fave is Mark Petchey, he's too fanboyish and not objective enough, favours certain players.

7 Grass be sped up and clay be slowed down, so that there's more of a diversion between surfaces. Would also have longer grass season.

8 Monte Carlo, Rome, Wimbledon, US Open, Stockholm, Paris-Bercy

9 Never been an actual ATP tourney though been to some exo's

10 I don't remember :lol: I think it was through searching for entry lists for tournaments, and steve g tennis was not working at the time. The rest is history.

11 Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Pat Rafter

12 Murray v Federer US Open final 2008, Sampras v Kafelnikov RG 1996 and Roddick v Nalbandian US Open 2003

13 I've read Agassi's, and would love to read one by Edberg

14 No though I'm aware one (Xavier7 I think) lives about a 20 minute bus ride from here

Thanks :)

Eden
12-10-2010, 10:17 PM
Thanks for taking the time to answer :)

4 I love it, and it saddens me that we don't have a team that can win it. If we did, I'd rather win it than one of our players won a GS. The Serbian celebrations did make me a little envious :lol:

Why do you rate DC that much that you would even prefer such a victory compared to a GS title?


7 Grass be sped up and clay be slowed down, so that there's more of a diversion between surfaces. Would also have longer grass season.

Sounds good :yeah:


9 Never been an actual ATP tourney though been to some exo's

Hope you'll get the opportunity to go to a tournament one day :)


11 Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Pat Rafter

Good choices :yeah:

You should name then in the Favourite Retired Players Thread :angel:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=160296


12 Murray v Federer US Open final 2008, Sampras v Kafelnikov RG 1996 and Roddick v Nalbandian US Open 2003

No AO final 2010? ;)


13 I've read Agassi's, and would love to read one by Edberg


What's your opinion about the Agassi biography? I read the book as well so that's why I ask ;)

hicdick
12-10-2010, 10:31 PM
you're from birkenhead/wirral, so just one question:
which one you are: a woolyback or a plastic scouser? :D

Action Jackson
12-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Did you enjoy Sam Allardyce getting the sack?

rocketassist
12-21-2010, 11:49 PM
Why do you rate DC that much that you would even prefer such a victory compared to a GS title?

The patriotism of the participating nations, what it means to the country to represent it plus the atmospheres are very comparable to football with noisy crowds, even hostile ones. Football ultras. If they were at Wimbledon for Murray's matches it would certainly spice things up.



No AO final 2010? ;)

Can't be too greedy. Besides, at that USO he played the best he ever played, dealing with Wawrinka the bogeyman, Del Potro, and then beating Nadal clean, which he didn't entirely do at the AO. If he'd finished that off and beaten Roger there, it would have been more impressive than Rafa retiring and a tired Cilic.




What's your opinion about the Agassi biography? I read the book as well so that's why I ask ;)

It was okay, I thought his honesty was refreshing but I thought he should have been more honest when on tour, he hid a lot of dark secrets for years.

rocketassist
12-22-2010, 12:16 AM
you're from birkenhead/wirral, so just one question:
which one you are: a woolyback or a plastic scouser? :D

Wallasey, so woolyback.

Did you enjoy Sam Allardyce getting the sack?

Not as much as I would have in the past, he's not so annoying these days.

rocketassist
12-13-2012, 06:38 PM
You know the drill.

Litotes
12-13-2012, 08:30 PM
What do you think of Glasgow Rangers demotion to 4th division?

How many bans have you had in your 5½ years at MTF?

How many voluntary breaks have you had from MTF of any length, and how long was the longest?

Kowchi
12-13-2012, 08:43 PM
How old are you?
What are you studying if anything at school?
What best describes your personality?
What are you the most satisfied with in your life and dissatisfied with?
What are your 3 best traits and 3 worst traits

rocketassist
12-13-2012, 08:48 PM
What do you think of Glasgow Rangers demotion to 4th division?

How many bans have you had in your 5½ years at MTF?

How many voluntary breaks have you had from MTF of any length, and how long was the longest?

1 Amusing, very. There's no way that 'sevco' could have started in the SPL again. Their fans continue to whine and spit the dummy out by not taking ticket allocations in the cup against SPL teams but how could they be let back in when the oldco was breaking a whole load of financial rules?

2 Two. One for breaching a wishing death rule privately in the chat thread. Since then cause of it I've had no sympathy for anyone else caught doing it. The second was a recent 2 week ban for infractions accumulated while helping save MTF from evil forces.

3 None particularly really, though when I go on holiday somewhere I have no interest in coming on here when I have lots to do elsewhere.

rocketassist
12-13-2012, 08:59 PM
How old are you?
What are you studying if anything at school?
What best describes your personality?
What are you the most satisfied with in your life and dissatisfied with?
What are your 3 best traits and 3 worst traits

1 25
2 my student/university days are sadly behind me. I graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism
3 Dry witted
4 Most satisfied with is probably my social life. Most dissatisfied with I would say is my career, I wanna be a writer or work in PR and the jobs in that sector are rare and extremely competitive, and that makes it tough to find my way in so I have to settle for part time jobs at places like hypermarkets to pass the time.

5 3 best traits:
Passionate
Sense of humour
Intelligent

3 worst traits:
Naive
Stubborn
Over-thinking

Litotes
12-13-2012, 09:40 PM
What made you think of your user name, and have you ever changed it?

If you could decide just one sports result in 2013, any sport, what would it be? (winning a tournament counts as one result even if there's many matches)

nazzac
12-13-2012, 09:48 PM
Which football team do you support?

What do you think of Tsonga?

What do you think of Del Po?

What do you think of Kei?

BauerAlmeida
12-13-2012, 09:53 PM
What are your five favorite football players??

rocketassist
12-13-2012, 10:40 PM
What made you think of your user name, and have you ever changed it?

If you could decide just one sports result in 2013, any sport, what would it be? (winning a tournament counts as one result even if there's many matches)

1 rocket assisted take off ;)

2 My football team getting promoted would render absolutely any sports result imaginable invalid and obsolete. I'd swap Andy Murray's entire career to see my Rovers reach the championship.

Which football team do you support?

What do you think of Tsonga?

What do you think of Del Po?

What do you think of Kei?

1 Tranmere

2 I'm a fan, since 2007 when I saw him vs Roddick at the AO when he led 7-6 5-3. Still hope he can win a GS and that Rasheed can turn around his current predicament. When he's on his game I feel he can still beat anyone despite the slower surfaces he has to cope with.

3 I don't mind him these days. There was one point where his tards were rampant in GM going on about how Murray sucks cos it's 1-0 and he's part of a real big 4 but I enjoyed his play at the Olympics against Federer. He's definitely on the way back. Muzza winning the slam title should hopefully put an end to any silly tard games, as both fanbases are happy and content.

4 A fan :) Hope he reaches top 10 soonish and kicks on from there. He's got the game to keep rising.

What are your five favorite football players??

I'll do a list for world renowned players and one for my actual faves:


WORLD:
1 Pavel Nedved
2 Ronaldo (Bra)
3 Eric Cantona
4 Romario
5 Juninho Pernambucano

ACTUAL:

1 Ian Goodison
2 Ian Muir
3 John Aldridge
4 John Morrissey
5 Ivano Bonetti

Those 5 are all legends from my own team. :lol:

DDRickyDD
12-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Which international football team do you support?
Who's your favourite Big Brother contestant of all time?
Who did you support before Murray?
Do you have any pets?
How many Grand Slam will Murray win in his career?

rocketassist
12-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Which international football team do you support?
Who's your favourite Big Brother contestant of all time?
Who did you support before Murray?
Do you have any pets?
How many Grand Slam will Murray win in his career?

1 reluctantly for the most part, England. I tend to be ambivalent but then during tournament time I always get caught up in the jingoism, as do my mates (only one of my lad mates is fiercely patriotic England fan) and we all watch the games together. I find the football they play for the most part quite hideous though and often have little sadness when they lose playing that way. I have an affinity for the Venezuela national team from when they were bottom and have built their way up admirably

2 erm I only watched series 1-2 when it was actually a new concept. Probably Nasty Nick. Awesome heel.

3 Erm I liked all kinds of players around the 00-04 time before he arrived on the scene. He isn't the only player I root for either, just the most obvious.

4 No

5 I'm just delighted he got the one after supporting him for eight years it was pretty special the USO, though I think he could end his career with 2-3 and the #1 ranking. He's not THAT good to go on a tear, but he'll be a contender for every slam except RGs for three or four years most likely given the lack of competition emerging from the new generation beyond.

BauerAlmeida
12-14-2012, 12:02 AM
Nedved's my favorite too :D

I really miss him.

And Juninho was probably the best free-kick taker ever. He was out of this world.

Pratik
12-14-2012, 04:04 AM
Why did you buy the lifetime premium membership on MTF?

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 12:22 PM
Why did you buy the lifetime premium membership on MTF?

Speeds up the forum, no ads, all sorts.

Time Violation
12-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Speeds up the forum, no ads, all sorts.

There are ads here? :p You could've used FF and Adblock+ for free, but it's good to support the forum I guess :)

Btw, I forgot the question: how do you feel about other native English speakers (Irish/Australians/Canadians/Americans), i.e. closer/more related or same as about any foreigners, just they happen to speak English.

Chirag
12-14-2012, 01:38 PM
when did you become a lifetime member ?

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 01:38 PM
when did you become a lifetime member ?

Ages ago, 2 years or so I think.

Chirag
12-14-2012, 01:39 PM
from when did you become a Murray fan ?
Do you support Roger if Murray is eliminated ?

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 01:48 PM
from when did you become a Murray fan ?
Do you support Roger if Murray is eliminated ?

1 2004 after US Open juniors, thought it might be an exciting ride but never envisaged at the time it would come to this.

2 No. I respect him though and can adknowledge his peak level was the best level I've ever seen from any player. Against Djokovic and certainly Nadal I would root for Fed though.

Pratik
12-14-2012, 02:12 PM
1. Do you support the English cricket team?
2. Favourite format of cricket: Test/ODI/T20?
3. Favourite cricket players?

4. Would you feel weird wearing a kilt? Have you ever worn one?

5. Favourite retired tennis player?
6. Do you consider Murray to be Scottish or British?
7. What is your opinion of andymurrayometer.com?

Time Violation
12-14-2012, 04:10 PM
Bump for my skipped question :(

Btw, I forgot the question: how do you feel about other native English speakers (Irish/Australians/Canadians/Americans), i.e. closer/more related or same as about any foreigners, just they happen to speak English.

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 05:55 PM
1. Do you support the English cricket team?
2. Favourite format of cricket: Test/ODI/T20?
3. Favourite cricket players?

4. Would you feel weird wearing a kilt? Have you ever worn one?

5. Favourite retired tennis player?
6. Do you consider Murray to be Scottish or British?
7. What is your opinion of andymurrayometer.com?

1 In the Ashes yeah, in other tests I'm not overly fussed to be honest although they've been very good against India the last couple of games.

2 Test, not close

3 Flintoff, Swann, Tendulkar, Gilchrist, Vettori, Leverock, Murali, Malinga, Afridi

4 Never worn one

5 Agassi or Guga

6 Both, I suppose

7 Amusing to a degree

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 05:57 PM
There are ads here? :p You could've used FF and Adblock+ for free, but it's good to support the forum I guess :)

Btw, I forgot the question: how do you feel about other native English speakers (Irish/Australians/Canadians/Americans), i.e. closer/more related or same as about any foreigners, just they happen to speak English.

I don't know- sure there's more in common and communication is easier but I wouldn't consider myself any closer to them than say, the French or Belgians which are the nearest countries geographically that don't have English as their language.

GOATsol
12-14-2012, 06:27 PM
why were you banned?

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 06:28 PM
why were you banned?

For inappropriate remarks towards a (now permabanned) poster.

The Prince
12-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Do you think the Labour Party would be in better hands if David Milliband had beaten his brother, Ed Milliband, in the leadership election in 2010?

rocketassist
12-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Do you think the Labour Party would be in better hands if David Milliband had beaten his brother, Ed Milliband, in the leadership election in 2010?

Yes. I feel he has more of the 'future PM' about him than Ed, definitely.

The Labour representatives on the last two editions of QT (Andy Burnham and Stella Creasy) did very well and they're the type of people the party should be building its future on.

Mark Lenders
12-15-2012, 12:09 AM
1-Who will the next 1st time Slam winner be?

2-Are (at least some of) today's top players overrated due to surface homogenization?

3-Who is the worst poster on the forum and the most unbearable fanbase?

4-What changes would you make in the tennis calendar, as well as surfaces and conditions?

5-Zidane or Iniesta?

rocketassist
12-15-2012, 12:24 AM
1-Who will the next 1st time Slam winner be?

2-Are (at least some of) today's top players overrated due to surface homogenization?

3-Who is the worst poster on the forum and the most unbearable fanbase?

4-What changes would you make in the tennis calendar, as well as surfaces and conditions?

5-Zidane or Iniesta?

1 I'd like to think it would be Tsonga or Kei but it's so difficult for guys with attacking/big hitting game to break through in modern conditions it's hard to say.

2 Yep. Nadal winning a career slam is testimony to that, as is Djokovic winning Wimbledon although he should logically be competitive in the other three anyway. Even Murray's slam he benefitted being on the slower Ashe in some matches, when in the two Armstrong matches he found two in-form players a real handful.

3 hard to say- they recently permabanned the worst poster, and there isn't a standout bad poster. Rafatards were the worst fanbase but they've banned the majority of the worst. So whoever wins the most next year will probably be the worst fanbase

4

a Revert Aussie season back to Rebound Ace
b Masters finals best of 5 sets
c make IW/Miami medium paced to make it easier for players' bodies
d Replace Madrid with Hamburg, back where it should be. Madrid reverts to first indoor TMS with Shanghai reverting to a 500
e an extra week of grass preparation with Liverpool getting an ATP event
f speed up Ashe and US Open courts back to 2004 level
g Revert once carpet tournaments back to carpet especially Bercy
h Move WTF to German city and have it on carpet to conclude the year

Things were fine in 2004. I've just put them back what they were.


5 I'd say Zizou

BauerAlmeida
12-15-2012, 12:37 AM
How and why did you become a Nedved fan??

rocketassist
12-15-2012, 12:41 AM
How and why did you become a Nedved fan??

Channel 4 here (an easily accessible channel at the time) had the rights to show Serie A from 1992 to 2002 so I was able to watch him at Lazio and then Juve. I knew once Cragnotti thought he could let him go and improve the Biancocelesti that was the end of them. They were a force until they sold him. And not surprisingly Juve went on to recover the title and probably would have won the CL in Manchester if he wasn't suspended for it.

The guy was just such an underrated footballer. One of the best players I've seen at his peak.

BauerAlmeida
12-15-2012, 12:50 AM
Channel 4 here (an easily accessible channel at the time) had the rights to show Serie A from 1992 to 2002 so I was able to watch him at Lazio and then Juve. I knew once Cragnotti thought he could let him go and improve the Biancocelesti that was the end of them. They were a force until they sold him. And not surprisingly Juve went on to recover the title and probably would have won the CL in Manchester if he wasn't suspended for it.

The guy was just such an underrated footballer. One of the best players I've seen at his peak.

Agree. I didn't get to watch him too much at Lazio because I was too young. Watched a lot of videos of that team though, apart from Pavel there were some fantastic players, Veron, Nesta, Almeyda, Sinisa Mijahlovic, Crespo, Poborsky, etc. And Erickson was a great coach.

At Juve he was a beast. The most complete player I saw at his peak. And yes, despite he won the Ballon D'or very under-rated player. That yellow card against Real was a disgrace, one of the saddest moments in football.

Corey Feldman
12-21-2012, 11:19 PM
What the hell happened to Tranmere at Swindon tonight mate?

rocketassist
12-22-2012, 12:23 AM
What the hell happened to Tranmere at Swindon tonight mate?

Injuries, and a good opposition who have been playing very well. Their bench pisses over ours, and their budget's £4m compared to our £1.4m. We're doing superbly well to be above teams like them at this stage.

Di Canio gets a lot of press and praise but he's just a chequebook manager. When he goes behind in a game his record is shit. In the Championship I reckon his 'methods' would be found out.

Mark Lenders
01-29-2013, 09:32 PM
1-What was the best/your favorite Slam of the past decade (of the 00s if you prefer)?

2-How much do you think the man on my avatar could have gone on to achieve if not for injuries and illness ending his career at 22yo? How do you think his talent/potential stacks up with that of his age peers (Soderling, Berdych and Tsonga)?

The Prince
01-29-2013, 09:37 PM
Your favourite side in League One besides Tranmere?
Best home support in League One?
Best away support in League One?
Best match of this season from any competition in any country, so far?

rocketassist
01-29-2013, 09:42 PM
1-What was the best/your favorite Slam of the past decade (of the 00s if you prefer)?

2-How much do you think the man on my avatar could have gone on to achieve if not for injuries and illness ending his career at 22yo? How do you think his talent/potential stacks up with that of his age peers (Soderling, Berdych and Tsonga)?

1 In terms of overall tennis enjoyment, Wimbledon 2001 for sure. The unpredictability, the story, the tennis was great too. Sampras-Federer, Henman-Federer, Ivanisevic-Safin, Ivanisevic-Henman, Agassi-Rafter and the people's final made it one of the great sporting moments. AO 2005 and RG 2009 not far behind, due to Safin's phenomenal play throughout. Aside from the nervy first set against Hewitt, he was unplayable. RG 09 gets third for the unpredictability factor after Soderling's upset. You had no idea who would win, as Fed limped his way past Haas and Delpo.

In terms of the result, the USO just gone although obviously it wasn't the best tennis spectacle, after eight years of following/supporting a player it was great to see him cross the finish line no matter how it came about. I was happy for Roger to win the Career Slam in 2009, and the same for Agassi in 1999 (although it's not the 00s).

Best slam in terms of tennis enjoyment:

1 Wimbledon 2001
2 Australian Open 2005
3 Roland Garros 2009

Best slam result/outcome:

1 US Open 2012
2 Roland Garros 1999
3 Roland Garros 2009



2 Mario had great potentially especially on grass- he had the serve, the movement, strong strokes and excellent volleys, better than Berdych and Soderling's. He'd have had a Tsonga-like career on grass and been a real tough customer at the USO as well.

rocketassist
01-29-2013, 09:47 PM
Your favourite side in League One besides Tranmere?
Best home support in League One?
Best away support in League One?
Best match of this season from any competition in any country, so far?

1 Leyton Orient (for topical reasons)
2 Portsmouth get good gates given their inevitable predicament
3 In terms of numbers, Sheffield Utd. In terms of quality, us
4 Schalke against Hannover (5-4) in the Bundesliga the other week

Nole Rules
01-29-2013, 10:35 PM
Who is more talented, Henry or C. Ronlado?

rocketassist
01-29-2013, 10:40 PM
Who is more talented, Henry or C. Ronlado?

That's SUCH a tough one to call. I'd say Henry just, for the reason he managed to win the biggest prizes at international level as well as club level although Ronaldo has time.

That being said the best season either player has had was Ronaldo's 2007-08- not seen anything Messi-aside as good as that.

BauerAlmeida
01-30-2013, 01:12 PM
Messi or Maradona??

rocketassist
01-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Messi or Maradona??

Messi, just.

I admire Diego though, he's always been a character. Not a coach though that's for sure!

Eden
10-07-2013, 02:25 PM
:wavey:


1) You can watch only one match - which one do you choose?

Nadal-Söderling French Open 2009
Murray-Federer Olympic Games 2012
Murray-Djokovic Wimbledon 2013

2) When did you start watching tennis?

3) Which match do you consider as best of all time?

4) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

5) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?

6) Have you ever changed your opinion about a tennisplayer (either positive or negative)? If yes, what was the reason for it?

7) What's a typical birthday tradition for you?


Happy birthday :aparty: and have a nice day ;)

http://www.tenniscanada.com/files/uploads/blog/tebbutt/august8/murraycake.jpg

rocketassist
10-07-2013, 04:59 PM
:wavey:


1) You can watch only one match - which one do you choose?

Nadal-Söderling French Open 2009
Murray-Federer Olympic Games 2012
Murray-Djokovic Wimbledon 2013

2) When did you start watching tennis?

3) Which match do you consider as best of all time?

4) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

5) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?

6) Have you ever changed your opinion about a tennisplayer (either positive or negative)? If yes, what was the reason for it?

7) What's a typical birthday tradition for you?


Happy birthday :aparty: and have a nice day ;)

http://www.tenniscanada.com/files/uploads/blog/tebbutt/august8/murraycake.jpg


1 The most high quality of the three was Soderling's performance but my favourite result was Murray-Djoker. It's a hard one to call :p Probably for tennis reasons the first one

2 First heard of Wimbledon on the radio in 1996, first watched it in 1997. Didn't have Sky then so we only got Wimbledon coverage. Only when I got Sky a few years later was I able to watch the other slams and tournaments

3 that's a tough one. I always reply with sarcasm in GM to this one, but overall the best quality stuff I saw was probably Safin vs Agassi at the 2004 Australian Open or Safin vs Federer a year later, an edge to the former.

4 For Murray easily US Open SF 2008 against Nadal. Also nowadays probably Federer as I enjoy that match-up, although he always plays more explosively against Nadal. For Soderling the answer is pretty obvious (09 RG and Nadal for opponent) and for Nalbandian it's the 2005 TMC final, with Federer the answer

5 when I was a nipper and I had Titus the Fox and Castle Master, using MS-DOS to open them up :) I was about four or five at the time

6 Djokovic. He used to get on my nerves a lot during the 'Fakervic' period when he had all the fingers pointing at him but nowadays I'm pretty neutral to the guy.

7 I used to party a lot for it and have a big get together with friends, but at 26 I'm not so sure about that now :p

thanks anyway :)