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nedrichards
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Name: Nick Richards
Location: London, UK
Gender: Male. Ish.
AIM: nedr1chards
ICQ: 125906903
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: September 28, 2002

nedrichards has posted 3 links and 23 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 4 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

y'know this remind me of MeFi. I wonder why?

I like Rugby, especially the Saracens club, where I've got a season ticket. They're a pro team who play in the top division/Europe. Someday soon, we will domainate all. And then I will laugh with manic glee.

In football (soccer) I love Liverpool they were great when I was seven and living in cornwall and once decided you can never change you allegience.

I don't mind the whole US sports thing and will in fact watch or play anything that is even mildy competative from curling to netball.

Recent Links

Australia do it again.: Yet another sporting comeback from Australia A with a try scored in the last seconds. They did the same thing last week to win by 1 point and they've been doing it for years now. Just why do some nations and teams come back from the dead again and again? How do you create that sort of team spirit.

posted by nedrichards to other at 06:30 PM on June 25, 2002 - 1 comment

Watch rugby highlights online?: [payment required, sorry]. Because I'm a sad fan I paid my 5 to watch highlights and listen to every away game via webradio. Obviously I go to as many matches as I can but sometimes that isn't possible and then the web is my saviour. How do you follow your team online?

posted by nedrichards to culture at 06:39 PM on March 26, 2002 - 0 comments

Coaching, it's an important thing but after a glorious start: , Francois Pienaar, the coach of my Rugby side, Saracens is recieving some serious abuse from fans after a recent slump. He's not too inexperienced either (as some have said). What do you think about chucking out coaches with a couple of months left in the season?

posted by nedrichards to football at 05:53 PM on February 11, 2002 - 3 comments

So it's sports yes? And while I'm really (really) into sport it's not necessarily sports. What I mean is, can I talk about rugby, football (soccer) and possibly even curling if the link is good enough.

posted by nedrichards to editorial policy at 02:42 PM on February 02, 2002 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

National Stadiums? Who needs 'em?

<troll>but bigcalm, it was in birmingham...</troll>

posted by nedrichards at 07:20 PM on September 28, 2002

Rio Ferdinand is calss through and through. Fergusin needs class through and through in his defence. For whatever reason he decided that he needed a UK (who costs more) player. Rio Ferdinand is the best defender in Englad that was free to move clubs. United have their man, again. I'm sure, after a month or so of settling in he'll be stunning.

posted by nedrichards at 05:52 AM on July 24, 2002

This is one of those things where, despite myself I think that it's a good plan to move. The fans are happy. They've got their hardcore obscurity back. The Management and players are happy, they've got a decent stadium and a chance to bring professional football to an area that is woefully underprovided. Or maybe that it's just that I like Milton Keynes and want there to be a team near there.

posted by nedrichards at 07:46 PM on July 15, 2002

O'Leary leaves Leeds.

Isn't Jamie Redknapp plying his trade down White Hart Lane way these days? But yes Liverpool will (hopefully) rule triumphant next year.

posted by nedrichards at 10:33 AM on June 29, 2002

So: Will it be Brazil or will it be Germany?

I'm up for the Germans winning it, becuase then I can hark back to the spirit of Munich and say that a fair result for England in the QF would have been: Germany's Score+5 - Brazil's score +1. Excellent.

posted by nedrichards at 11:24 AM on June 26, 2002

Australia do it again.

And conversely, how do you get out of a spiraling circle of underachievement and unhappiness. My team, Saracens, has been in that for two years new leading to us almost being relegated last year. Yet a new CEO, new coach, a few new players (and getting rid of some troublemakers) and all seems rosy again in the camp. Is it that simple? If so why are football managers so bad at buying their way out of trouble.

posted by nedrichards at 05:51 AM on June 26, 2002

Came before the world cup, stayed for the towel slapping.

posted by nedrichards at 06:30 PM on June 25, 2002

Italy weren't lucky. to have 4 perfectly good goals disallowed throughout the group stage is exceedingly unlucky.

posted by nedrichards at 09:49 AM on June 14, 2002

The bookies

Miguel: I wouldn't say that old style European football is necessarily on the way out just yet. AFAIK this is the first world cup in the far east and I would say that European teams probably don't travel too well. I'd still put money on a European team lifting the Cup. Brazil won't win, their defence is as bad as Germany's. Oh and I feel ever so sorry for Sergio Concecao (apologies to him I just can't spell his name) he's a classy player and deserved better from his teammates. He seems to have been the only one trying for the past three games and to both be quite responsible for conceding the goal (he's definatly not a defender) and to hit the post like that. He was shattered afterwards. p.s. I'd put early money on Portugal for the 2004 Euro Championship if they can get some sort of team spirit together they've got class in abundance.

posted by nedrichards at 09:48 AM on June 14, 2002

Defending champs France bounced in the first round,

Mossy: Forlan's already scored for united hasn't he? I thought he got a penalty. I'd be happy to be corrected though. I can see England in the world cup final. Between the ages of six and ten I saw them in the world cup final almost every night. Losing 2-1 in the style made popular by Bayern Munich against Man U in the European cup final a few years back. In many ways I don't want to see them in it again in case the same thing happens in real life.

posted by nedrichards at 07:04 AM on June 11, 2002

Big Sports Weekend

Rugby's Zurich Championship final in the UK. Sarries aren't in it but I'd love Gloucester to win something for all the beautiful rugby they've played this season. It's the last game of the season I have to watch otherwise I'll kick myself in those long rugbyless summer months. Oh and the world cup, but I'm not sure if I can take anything more after England yesterday.

posted by nedrichards at 08:01 PM on June 07, 2002

England beat Argentina....

Crossposted from my weblog, but what the heck. Luis Borges! General Galtieri! Maradona! Carlos Menem! Alberto Ginastera! Che Guevara! Eduardo Duhalde!!! Eva Peron - can you hear me, Eva Peron?!? Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!

posted by nedrichards at 05:46 PM on June 07, 2002

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?

Fat Buddha: Did you see Lineker before he went on his acting course a couple of years back? He was almost as bad. I'm pciking Gazza to be the new El Tel in 20 years time. It's a brave call but it might just pay off.

posted by nedrichards at 04:12 PM on June 05, 2002

Faking Injury.

Hakan Unsal is the new David Beckham in France 98. Petty, petty man.

posted by nedrichards at 07:49 PM on June 04, 2002

Faking Injury.

Ufez Jones: sadly you've got it the wrong way round. The Turk was sent off not Rivaldo (who blatently faked it). They should really have a post match citation panel (like in rugby) that can hand out bans for this sort of thing.

posted by nedrichards at 07:19 PM on June 03, 2002