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Member since: April 29, 2003
Last visit: September 02, 2014

dng has posted 9 links and 156 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 38 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

In search of Dieguito.: Inside every fat man, they say, there is a thin man trying to get out. In the case of Maradona, it seems, there is an even fatter man trying to get in.

posted by dng to soccer at 09:24 PM on September 30, 2004 - 20 comments

The joy of heavy men in bulging leotards : Faster, higher, stronger. Weightlifting is the perfect Olympic sport: no messing about, no judges' errors. The men's over-105kg weightlifting does exactly what it says on the tin - men over 105kg lift weights. Heavy ones.

posted by dng to other at 04:21 PM on August 28, 2004 - 6 comments

Rebirth of a nation: how the 1954 World Cup final brought Germany back to life.

posted by dng to soccer at 06:24 PM on July 25, 2004 - 0 comments

Holland 2 - 3 Czech Republic: A simply astonishing match.

posted by dng to soccer at 05:23 PM on June 19, 2004 - 23 comments

Greece beat Portugal.: Euro 2004 starts with an upset.

posted by dng to soccer at 06:09 PM on June 12, 2004 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

So much for celebrations, Sir Alex.

I hope no one buys Eastwood - he's the only chance we've got of staying up this season. The man is phenomenal, though. Southend bought him two years ago from a non-league side, when we were in Divsion 2. Since then we've won promotion two seasons running, and he's scored 60 goals for us now in about 100 games. So in two years he's gone up five leagues or so, from amateur football to the championship, and then scoring against Manchester United. Its a pretty remarkable rise. Also, as a Southend fan this is an even huger shock than anything else I have ever seen. Before this season Southend had lost in the first round of the league cup for 8 straight seasons, and this is only the seond time we've ever knocked out a top flight team in either cup, in 100 years. Hopefully we can get Chelsea or Liverpool in the next round - but we'll probably ending up losing to Wycombe instead

posted by dng at 11:11 AM on November 08, 2006

In search of Dieguito.

posted by dng at 09:25 PM on September 30, 2004

US sports hooliganism vs British sports hooliganism

Also, I want to be a sports terrorist. That sounds like fun.

posted by dng at 07:55 AM on September 30, 2004

US sports hooliganism vs British sports hooliganism

I agree with BigCalm

posted by dng at 07:54 AM on September 30, 2004


Shit... Clough was the greatest, basically. Even going mad and getting Forest relegated couldn't disguise it.

posted by dng at 01:35 PM on September 20, 2004

Fox hunting is now illegal in England.

It isn't a sport.

posted by dng at 06:14 PM on September 15, 2004

Souness to Newcastle!

And Bobby Robson to be the new Englang manager by monday

posted by dng at 07:43 PM on September 06, 2004

Souness to Newcastle!

I reckon Sounness will do quite well. Certainly better than Venables would have done.

posted by dng at 08:06 AM on September 06, 2004

"This guy's unbelievable. He's never going to umpire me again."

Federer is amazing - he blew Roddick away in the Wimbledon final, and yet never even got close to playing top form. It was frightening.

posted by dng at 06:08 PM on September 03, 2004

Radcliffe was a sore loser

Britain's Marc Jenkins ended the Olympics triathlon to a hero's welcome despite finishing last in Athens. A collison midway through the cycling leg left the Welshman with a broken wheel, ending any chance he had. But the 28-year-old put the bike on his shoulder and ran two kilometres to the next wheel station, finishing the race to cheers from the British fans.

posted by dng at 06:10 PM on August 26, 2004

Clough salutes Arsenal's achievement

The best three attacking sides I've seen are the current Arsenal side, Man United in 94, and Liverpool in 88.

posted by dng at 06:05 PM on August 26, 2004

U-S-A, U-S-A

In their match today, the crowd booed the Americans the whole game. Towards the end, the Americans decided to call a timeout, even though they were 10 points up, and there was just 20 seconds left. The Spanish team really loved that...

posted by dng at 03:31 PM on August 26, 2004

Radcliffe was a sore loser

Radcliffe has conducted herslef remarkably well since losing, to be honest. She's refused to blame anyone or anything else, despite almost all the British media being instantly ready to make a million escuses for her.

posted by dng at 03:32 PM on August 25, 2004


Everyone's at it now

posted by dng at 05:15 AM on August 23, 2004

Olympic Babes:

You should be watching them for their athletics, their drive, their Olympic spirit- that is what is impressive. You surely can't be watching them because they're tissue-worthy. My sister is obsessed with Ian Thorpe. I'm sure that is all to do with his Olympic spirit, and nothing to do with the fact that he's one sexy fucker...

posted by dng at 06:34 PM on August 21, 2004