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  1. Thread: St Petersbourg

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    Just noticed from the results that Ota Yuki is...

    Just noticed from the results that Ota Yuki is back - fantastic news, always good to watch!
  2. Thread: MS Madrid 2014

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    The Spanish are stronger than they look on paper...

    The Spanish are stronger than they look on paper as well - our team may be higher ranked, but the Spanish have got some strong individuals (Casares and Moreno) and are probably ranked lower than they...
  3. Thread: Car sticker ideas

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    Fencers do it three ways.

    Fencers do it three ways.
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    Worth pointing out that this is an old timings...

    Worth pointing out that this is an old timings lesson, so the coach is probably trying to simulate the kind of flicking presentations that the fencer would actually get in a match.
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    It actually says 'I will take care of the...

    It actually says 'I will take care of the refereeing, but the lowest price is 150 euros per day. Please can you confirm these terms.'

    It seems a slightly bizarre response to me - what was the...
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    Just to be clear, this is my definition of...

    Just to be clear, this is my definition of 'young'. Does that make me old?
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    I'm stating that as a referee if a fencer left my...

    I'm stating that as a referee if a fencer left my piste to go and ask DT for me to be changed, I would give them a card. Dem's the rules after all. In the unlikely event I was on DT, I would likewise...
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    The problem is, the rule regarding coaching is...

    The problem is, the rule regarding coaching is not enforced properly at all, anywhere, all the way up to Olympic level.

    The only place it seems to be (intermittently) enforced is on the British...
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    1) One light 2) Provide a competent referee...

    1) One light

    2) Provide a competent referee who isn't fencing on either team to cover ALL the refereeing.

    3) Don't be tempted to 'fix it back' to make back points you felt you were screwed out...
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    Without wanting to be glib, anyone could have...

    Without wanting to be glib, anyone could have written that report just by looking at the live scores and the footage from the event. In the opinion of this penniless student hack, they probably could...
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    I don't understand why this isn't getting more...

    I don't understand why this isn't getting more love. It might not be the Olympics or the World Championships, but it's still a world title. Richard went through the world number 3, 4, 6 and 10 (two...
  13. Thread: Tense everything

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    Nicky, I have/had the exact problem you describe...

    Nicky, I have/had the exact problem you describe with your shoulder - my understanding is that it's due to an imbalance of the muscles in your back (classic fencer syndrome). Basically you need to...
  14. Anyone can google the quote and then find the...

    Anyone can google the quote and then find the appropriate match.
  15. Thread: Uksg 2012

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    This made me chuckle no end. 'Poules' is actually...

    This made me chuckle no end. 'Poules' is actually the correct word for 'hens' in French - 'poulet' is the meat, but the point still stands. Clearly someone decided to use Google...
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    No it doesn't and no it doesn't. Look at the...

    No it doesn't and no it doesn't. Look at the results from Elite Epee and at how many of the top 16 have gone out in the 64 there in previous years. They are going in cold rather than fresh....
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    If other countries had applied those criteria for...

    If other countries had applied those criteria for individual selection to this year's worlds, at least five fencers who made the last 8 (including Sheng Lei, who's not bad) would not have been...
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    Don't worry so much about the tuition fees; if...

    Don't worry so much about the tuition fees; if someone's going to go to university, they'll pay them regardless (through the loans system as well so no upfront payment). The key is competition...
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    Maybe not so much in Men's Foil but certainly...

    Maybe not so much in Men's Foil but certainly true in Men's Epee. Top 10 at the moment are 28, 33, 26, 36, 27, 34, 35, 33, 30 and 41. It's also going to slant your statistics if you only look at the...
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    In all seriousness, according to his resume on...

    In all seriousness, according to his resume on the Millfield summer camp site (where he's apparently coaching this summer), he's trained Schlosser (AUT) who's pretty good and was Russian national...
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    Rather than hire a coach from abroad, maybe use...

    Rather than hire a coach from abroad, maybe use the money to hire a fencer? Chamley-Watson might be tempted by an 80k salary... :whistle:
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    Spautz who knocked Jack out went through Heinzer...

    Spautz who knocked Jack out went through Heinzer and made the last 8. Not bad!
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    Someone took an injury break during Marcus' poule...

    Someone took an injury break during Marcus' poule fight vs Gomez. If it was Marcus himself then the answer may be that he was injured/cramping.
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    I think you mean Jack Hudson?

    I think you mean Jack Hudson?
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    Ooh hello.Perfect description of my parents. When...

    Ooh hello.Perfect description of my parents. When I was at school Mum had two jobs and Dad worked something like a 60 hour week so that I and my three siblings could get a good education. As a result...
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