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    It was big at the time, also. After the first medal, national elation, after the second medal, national doubt, after the third medal, national embarrassment. It would have been better if she'd just won the one medal.
    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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      Not that you'd know to look at me now but I used to cycle, a lot. Was pretty shit tbf, too tall for the hills, too skinny (those were the days) for a sprinter so time trialling was left and was only average at best at that. Did the Junior Tour twice in the early 90s. After the second one, one of the teammates who only lived up the road was off to Italy for the summer and decided to do a few races over there. Got tested and caught. He was 16. Too quote the lad in the Aldi ad on TV at the moment, I gave up and took up biscuits.
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        drugs were rampant in the 70s 80 s and 90s. Chemists were going so much faster developing drugs than the IOC and the anti doping agency could create tests to find them. to be fair if you weren't taking drugs at the time you were probably in a minority. Not that this excuses doping, but if you wanted to win you got with the program.

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          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
          It was big at the time, also. After the first medal, national elation, after the second medal, national doubt, after the third medal, national embarrassment. It would have been better if she'd just won the one medal.
          The Tom Humphries allegations triggered her fall from grace. Speaking of falls from grace.....
          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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            She may have been a drug cheat. But she was our drug cheat.

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              Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
              She may have been a drug cheat. But she was our drug cheat.
              She only learned to Swim the Christmas before that . I heard she was training in the liffey and she was overtaken by a druggie who fell in at Lucan . Does this go to Maynoooooth love ?

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                Expecting the 52 year old German women's dressage winner to be revealed as having been up to her tits on ketamine.

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                  Originally posted by dinekes View Post



                  Theres a lot goes into the perfect cone.
                  Firstly the UGT mix should be Angelito nothing like it, smooth and creamy.
                  Machine must be spotless inside/outside obviously.
                  All parts broken down and seals lubed.
                  Theres an air intake valve that can be adjusted for optimum
                  performance.
                  Mix should be stirred a few times a day and the
                  aerated foam scraped off with a spatula.
                  The temp needs to be just right on the pull
                  Not too cold as it's not a nice texture and definitely
                  not runny.
                  3 1/2 swirls then sitting snugly on the cone and not bulging out randomly like that monstrosity


                  As for shrimp...
                  I seem to remember that Teddys Ice cream was made with 7up as the secret ingredient
                  People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                    Racing buffs. Belfast Banter in the 6 15 ? Thoughts ?

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                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                      Racing buffs. Belfast Banter in the 6 15 ? Thoughts ?
                      Will run well for 1st mile and a half and then fade away

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                        Originally posted by balfejohn View Post

                        Tudor City 6.15 looks good at 16/1 in the hurdle
                        Drifted to 28/1 and snuck into 5th for a place to add a nice little boost to the account. Tyvm.

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                          Glad Saul is ok
                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                            Michelle Smith didn't have a propeller sticking out her fanny.
                            The same Americans that were accusing her had been at it for years themselves, their complaint was that her improvement over the course of 18 months must prove that she was getting the uplift in that year what they had been getting for years.

                            Her statement today is a bit tragic, she mentions about all the people who meet her and congratulate her but she knows perfectly well that there is not a single person alive who believes she was completely clean. You'd like to think that someday she might be able to tell the truth but I guess she is too far down the rabbit hole for that to happen.
                            Turning millions into thousands

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                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                              Glad Saul is ok
                              It's all good man!
                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                  Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                  Michelle Smith didn't have a propeller sticking out her fanny.
                                  The same Americans that were accusing her had been at it for years themselves, their complaint was that her improvement over the course of 18 months must prove that she was getting the uplift in that year what they had been getting for years.

                                  Her statement today is a bit tragic, she mentions about all the people who meet her and congratulate her but she knows perfectly well that there is not a single person alive who believes she was completely clean. You'd like to think that someday she might be able to tell the truth but I guess she is too far down the rabbit hole for that to happen.
                                  Would her credability as a Barrister be shot if it was ever proven she was on PEDs (or someone in the know admitted it)

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                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                    Michelle Smith didn't have a propeller sticking out her fanny.
                                    The same Americans that were accusing her had been at it for years themselves, their complaint was that her improvement over the course of 18 months must prove that she was getting the uplift in that year what they had been getting for years.

                                    Her statement today is a bit tragic, she mentions about all the people who meet her and congratulate her but she knows perfectly well that there is not a single person alive who believes she was completely clean. You'd like to think that someday she might be able to tell the truth but I guess she is too far down the rabbit hole for that to happen.
                                    If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck but swims like a beast . It's a duck on juice.

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                                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                      Would her credability as a Barrister be shot if it was ever proven she was on PEDs (or someone in the know admitted it)
                                      Probably enhance it imo.
                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                        11.22.63 arrived today, thanks for the heads up lads.

                                        Can't wait to get into it. It's next up after the current Tom Thorne book.
                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                            Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post

                                            It's pathetic that she and the topic of her is trending today after this morning but not surprising. There was never really any closure to the issue.
                                            RTE are just acting like she didn't happen in their swimming coverage. Not calling her "Disgraced Michelle Smith". Would have been so much easier if her medals were binned. Not sure what they are to do TBH.

                                            Only recently seen the pressers after her performances where the American favourites were straight up calling her our for doping. Heartbreaking for them. Imagine sacrificing a lot and training for years and end for that shite beating you.
                                            As if they aren't on drugs too like most Olympians. Especially weightlifting, woah boy weightlifting.
                                            A lot of people don't bother trying as they know their country won't back them well enough with drugs.
                                            I remember a guy in the 2012 olympics that came 9th, he got bronze after drug testing.
                                            He got banned from the next olympics for drug use.

                                            It's hilarious that nearly all of the 100m records are associated with drug users, the only one that wasn't is Usain Bolt who would be on them too ofc.
                                            https://i.imgur.com/YzJILeU.png
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                                              Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                              Was lashing rain tho
                                              "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                oh jaysus. that must have been ridiculously embarrassing.
                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                  Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                  Would her credability as a Barrister be shot if it was ever proven she was on PEDs (or someone in the know admitted it)
                                                  She has a certificate in Bioethics from Harvard. One of her specialities is medical law. Imagine being a medical professional in court and having her pontificate on bioethics to you.

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                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                    11.22.63 arrived today, thanks for the heads up lads.

                                                    Can't wait to get into it. It's next up after the current Tom Thorne book.
                                                    oh to be reading that again!
                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                      oh to be reading that again!
                                                      to be reading it for the first time!!

                                                      Enjoy laz. It's a special one


                                                      edit: Fucking hell, I wrote this blurb nearly a fucking decade ago!

                                                      11/22/63 is brilliant.
                                                      A masterclass, I'd put if on a par with IT and The Stand, perhaps even better.
                                                      The cameos from past books serve a a nice nod to long time fans but do not really impact on the story to the newcomer.
                                                      Time travel stories are always beset by paradox and rules.
                                                      A lot of these are swept away with easily with the premise
                                                      Al Templeton, the owner of the diner, explains to Jake Epping, an English teacher at the local high school. Walk to the back of the pantry. Mind the 60-watt bulb overhead. Expect the smell of sulfur. And keep walking until you feel your foot fall.

                                                      Suddenly you’re back on Sept. 9, 1958. It’s 11:58 a.m. There are, Al says, only two conditions. One, it’s not a one-way trip. It doesn’t have to be. But when you return, no matter how long you’ve stayed in the past — two days, five years, whatever — only two minutes have gone by in the present. Two, each time you go back to the past, there is a reset. Like a Magic Slate. It’s 11:58 a.m., and everything you did on your previous trip has been erased.

                                                      That's it, no other if buts and paradoxes.
                                                      The misson:
                                                      Save Kennedy, save his brother. Save Martin Luther King. Stop the race riots. Stop Vietnam, maybe. . . . Get rid of one wretched waif (Oswald), buddy, and you could save millions of lives.

                                                      It's fucking brilliant.
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                                                      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                        Brilliant. Can't wait now.
                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                          [QUOTE=DeadParrot;n1698767]

                                                          I seem to remember that Teddys Ice cream was made with 7up as the secret ingredient

                                                          The bastard Teddy, never could keep a secret

                                                          Hmmm...secret ingredients eh....where did I leave my eye of newt!

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                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                            Brilliant. Can't wait now.
                                                            It's vastly overrated.
                                                            No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                              Originally posted by pokerhand View Post

                                                              It's vastly overrated.
                                                              It's really not
                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                Edit: allow me to quickly delete this idea in case dineke's nephew makes an appearance to see what else I talk about.
                                                                Last edited by Hitchhiker's Guide To...; 29-07-21, 23:16.
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                  @HH

                                                                  Caught a glimpse of my nephews dissertation for his Masters as it had "non fungible tokens" in the title page.
                                                                  That's gas I was saying theres a lad did a paper re that very topic on a forum I'm on ..ie HH
                                                                  and told him you were a prof of Economics. He was aware of your paper and referenced you in it.

                                                                  Bit mad that you only found about them a few months ago, dived in, got paper published and now being referenced.

                                                                  May have mentioned that you were a big deal on Twitter





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                                                                    Originally posted by dinekes View Post
                                                                    @HH

                                                                    Caught a glimpse of my nephews dissertation for his Masters as it had "non fungible tokens" in the title page.
                                                                    That's gas I was saying theres a lad did a paper re that very topic on a forum I'm on ..ie HH
                                                                    and told him you were a prof of Economics. He was aware of your paper and referenced you in it.

                                                                    Bit mad that you only found about them a few months ago, dived in, got paper published and now being referenced.

                                                                    May have mentioned that you were a big deal on Twitter




                                                                    Ha, that's genuinely class!
                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                      Real Olympics starts tonight,
                                                                      athletics kicks in along with, erm,
                                                                      beach volleyball.

                                                                      Only know this 'cos I fired up PokerStars after dinner on a whim.
                                                                      Unbelievably I'm still in 6 hours later.

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                                                                        Really miss Jerry Kiernan.
                                                                        On the upside snacking on toasted cheese sambos with Tayto filling.
                                                                        mmmmmh.

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                                                                          Originally posted by pokerhand View Post

                                                                          It's vastly overrated.
                                                                          Thanks. I'm after throwing it into the green bin.
                                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                            Thanks. I'm after throwing it into the green bin.
                                                                            Fecking liar. Went over and had a look , nothing in there plus all your card board was in the other bin , mixed. WTF Conor.
                                                                            Also saw 3 burned meals in there. I thought you were a chef of sorts. Disappointing tbh.

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                                                                              https://www.valencia-property.com/de...villa-1693.php

                                                                              before you pull the trigger on dundrum or god forbid bray establish whether or not working from home is a genuine option for you

                                                                              Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

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                                                                                Originally posted by Iago View Post
                                                                                https://www.valencia-property.com/de...villa-1693.php

                                                                                before you pull the trigger on dundrum or god forbid bray establish whether or not working from home is a genuine option for you
                                                                                If you dont make enough FF numbers I'll add my name. I'm brutal at these as I forget some weeks then but I'll try harder this time where do I send the moneys . Revolute? Bank ?

                                                                                Edit sorry I found your post. Can you PM me bank details. ?

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Iago View Post
                                                                                  https://www.valencia-property.com/de...villa-1693.php

                                                                                  before you pull the trigger on dundrum or god forbid bray establish whether or not working from home is a genuine option for you
                                                                                  The blurb is, eh, different to the usual spiel.

                                                                                  Did you write it?
                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                    Fecking liar. Went over and had a look , nothing in there plus all your card board was in the other bin , mixed. WTF Conor.
                                                                                    Also saw 3 burned meals in there. I thought you were a chef of sorts. Disappointing tbh.
                                                                                    Gonna throw it in there yesterday.
                                                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                      If you dont make enough FF numbers I'll add my name. I'm brutal at these as I forget some weeks then but I'll try harder this time where do I send the moneys . Revolute? Bank ?
                                                                                      For an august personage such as yourself there's always room. Ideally paypal but if you don't have that, let me know and we'll work something out.
                                                                                      Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                        The blurb is, eh, different to the usual spiel.

                                                                                        Did you write it?
                                                                                        Yeah, I like the cut of his jib. I'm not responsible for it but I would be proud to have written it he has an acerbic wit and both his descriptions of houses and general blog posts about property, sellers and hunters are generally a good read. Sometimes it's a bit over the top but it's certainly different and I guess that's the aim.
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                                                                                          Originally posted by Iago View Post

                                                                                          For an august personage such as yourself there's always room. Ideally paypal but if you don't have that, let me know and we'll work something out.
                                                                                          Ha yabolig. . I'll need bank deets or revolute (I'm hip now)

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                            Ha yabolig. . I'll need bank deets or revolute (I'm hip now)
                                                                                            coolio. I've set up a revolut account just for you (and anyone else who doesn't have paypal) will send you a pm now
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                                                                                              400 Mixed team relay looks a fun event. All teams went MFFM but Nigeria mixed it up putting a lady out last. She had a huge ead starting last leg but wilted to finish last. Pity more teams didnt mix it up. Bit like a pitstop strategy in F1

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                                                                                                I do like the 10,000m - was there for this classic photo finish in 2000. On now.

                                                                                                Needs David Coleman screaming 'and here comes the Kenyans!!!!!' though.
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  "Its a slow pace as they go through the first 5K in 14:20" is the sort of thing that always make me laugh.

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                                                                                                    She’s some doll 4.30 Galeay

                                                                                                    ew bet

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                                      "Its a slow pace as they go through the first 5K in 14:20" is the sort of thing that always make me laugh.
                                                                                                      I remember in The 80s I ran a 10k road race . I had delusions about myself sure tis just running and I'm super fit right. I started off at the front and the last 2k I was practically dying on my feet as every shape and size past me out. Lesson learned . I really wish I knew my times from back then. .
                                                                                                      Anyone know how to access archives from then. My memory was best time between 34_36 . Which wasnt bad for a Joe soap who just entered from the Herald.but I'd love to see them confirmed.

                                                                                                      I remember the folks were heading to tramore for the weekend. Back then. Sure I'll cycle it. Arrived later , went out for pints , cycled back next day. Feck what has happened to me.

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                        I remember in The 80s I ran a 10k road race . I had delusions about myself sure tis just running and I'm super fit right. I started off at the front and the last 2k I was practically dying on my feet as every shape and size past me out. Lesson learned . I really wish I knew my times from back then. .
                                                                                                        Anyone know how to access archives from then. My memory was best time between 34_36 . Which wasnt bad for a Joe soap who just entered from the Herald.but I'd love to see them confirmed.

                                                                                                        I remember the folks were heading to tramore for the weekend. Back then. Sure I'll cycle it. Arrived later , went out for pints , cycled back next day. Feck what has happened to me.
                                                                                                        Sounds like you would have stormed a 5 miler that day.

                                                                                                        Cracking 10k times Willie. 43 is my best from last Summer. Would love to knock on the door of a sub 40.
                                                                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                                                          Sounds like you would have stormed a 5 miler that day.

                                                                                                          Cracking 10k times Willie. 43 is my best from last Summer. Would love to knock on the door of a sub 40.
                                                                                                          Wish I knew the official time. Someone on boards.ie said a few year ago , running mag archives from back then would have them. Dont even know the exact dates. Puma 10k in the phoeno 1st 50 home got a t shirt. I wore it home walking to Drimnagh. Sure nobody was remotely interested . Ah well. Now we cheer on the kiddies for not tripping .

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                                                                                                            In volleyball, what's the significance of the one player in the red jersey. I assume they are either positionally limited or have some super power?
                                                                                                            I don't remember it from my volleyball heyday (mid 80s commutity games, deprived neighbourhoods section, plate competition runners-up no less). From memory everyone played in every position, you walked one place clockwise after every point or something.

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                                                                                                              I'm just starting running again after the guts of 6 weeks out due to my injured back... never stopped eating or drinking during the time either so lost fitness AND added a good few pounds! My first 5km back last week, I just about did it in 28 minutes and had to stop twice. Today, four 5km runs in the bag later, I managed 25:09 so the right direction at least, but my usual target of sub-22 minutes a long way off.

                                                                                                              Can't wait to watch all the medium distance races over the coming week, will be great.

                                                                                                              My sister-in-law snagged a last-minute reservation for Chapter One's Chef's Table tomorrow night, just four of us going, cannot wait. First use of the COVID cert and after such a long time without indoor dining (barely enjoyed any in between the lockdowns last autumn/winter) feel we really deserve something special!

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                                                In volleyball, what's the significance of the one player in the red jersey. I assume they are either positionally limited or have some super power?
                                                                                                                I don't remember it from my volleyball heyday (mid 80s commutity games, deprived neighbourhoods section, plate competition runners-up no less). From memory everyone played in every position, you walked one place clockwise after every point or something.
                                                                                                                he's called the libero. he's there purely to reinforce the defense and comes only in the back 3 positions. he has a certain amount of restrictions as to what he can and can't do.

                                                                                                                great game by France there giving a good kicking to the leading russkies

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                                                  In volleyball, what's the significance of the one player in the red jersey. I assume they are either positionally limited or have some super power?
                                                                                                                  Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                                                                  Libero...he has a certain amount of restrictions as to what he can and can't do.
                                                                                                                  Hmmmm, I'm not really sure you've cleared that up for me.

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                                                                    As if they aren't on drugs too like most Olympians. Especially weightlifting, woah boy weightlifting.
                                                                                                                    Women's weightlifting will be fun when the 43 year old former man competes.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post



                                                                                                                      Hmmmm, I'm not really sure you've cleared that up for me.
                                                                                                                      he's there as a defensive specialist and can be switched in anytime in the back (positions 1, 5, and 6). he has restrictions though, like he can send the ball over the net, just as long as the ball starts from below the net (basically can't spike), and he can hit the ball if he's in the front 3 meters as long as it's a dig (not a set).

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                                                                                                                        The Card Counter

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                                                                                                                          That looks like a truly awful film.

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