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    Top job done by the organising team :) Nice to...

    Top job done by the organising team :)

    Nice to see some newish faces Reffing the Sabre and doing good jobs. Always encouraging to see people stepping up, and hope they all enjoyed the competition...
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    Great to see that venue at Calderdale College...

    Great to see that venue at Calderdale College getting so much use :)

    Loved that place when I was up there and the staff are fantastic, really passionate about sport.
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    Also, a fair number of Universities pay for, or...

    Also, a fair number of Universities pay for, or at least partially subsidise entry fees, travel, accommodation for competitors. So its not uncommon to see people entering all three and have a long...
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    Pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of...

    Pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen people running onto the piste to try and influence the ref, and I ain't talking no five fingered healthy hand, I'm talking a hand...
  5. I am a moderately good sabre referee and I was in...

    I am a moderately good sabre referee and I was in Sheffield.

    I was offered a choice between appearing as a ref or as a coach, I chose the option that would allow me to eat this week.

    When I...
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    From Steve's Facebook -"just for any of those who...

    From Steve's Facebook -"just for any of those who were worried. Emma Potter is ok with a rather sore head. Checked over at hospital and just been given ok to go home.
    Thanks to all that helped."
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    I don't think you're going far enough Kian, if...

    I don't think you're going far enough Kian, if moral judgements can decide who wins or loses a match let's add a bit of Jeremy Kyle into the mix.

    "Attaque touche! BUT, unfortunately you failed the...
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    That's fine, except the Referee's job is not to...

    That's fine, except the Referee's job is not to teach people manners and its definitely not to give/take away points based on some moral judgement. Its not a class room.

    Not awarding a perfectly...
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    Will there be an actual Bar?

    Will there be an actual Bar?
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    You used to be cool!!!

    You used to be cool!!!
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    This feels like a set-up....

    This feels like a set-up....
  12. Its ok Jon, you can just put the Heidenheim video...

    Its ok Jon, you can just put the Heidenheim video up on the big screen......again.
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    Top result Truro lads, always nice to read news...

    Top result Truro lads, always nice to read news like this :)
  14. We like to innovate and keep things fresh.

    We like to innovate and keep things fresh.
  15. You mean like how the introduction of coloured...

    You mean like how the introduction of coloured kit in the 70s/80s damaged the image of cricket? ;)
  16. Hi :)

    Hi :)
  17. That was the idea with banning the fleche though...

    That was the idea with banning the fleche though wasn't it?

    The fencers will always find a way round artificial barriers ;)

    What you'd probably see is even more dominance from taller fencers...
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    You could watch the fight? You just needed to...

    You could watch the fight? You just needed to swap to the other piste cam on the live feed...
  19. I'm not being funny guys..... but I have 8 year...

    I'm not being funny guys..... but I have 8 year olds who can tell you the difference between attack/counter-attack and attack on prep......and can tell you exactly who has the attack when.
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  20. Actually, this is why boxing is popular: ...

    Actually, this is why boxing is popular:

    http://www.mmapunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/ifl-ring-card-girl.jpg
    ...
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    So close to winning :(

    So close to winning :(
  22. Regarding "proper commentary". The following...

    Regarding "proper commentary". The following three videos are examples of some the best fencing (and sabre in particular) commentary. This should be the benchmark for all fencing commentary.

    1....
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    Medalzone is important.

    Medalzone is important.
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    No no no let's not go down this route please :( ...

    No no no let's not go down this route please :(

    A screenshot doesn't tell you who has the attack, you are looking for the start of the extension, not who has the straighter arm at a given point....
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    You're talking about this place then right? ;) ...

    You're talking about this place then right? ;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester,_New_Hampshire
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