WIMBLEDON 2013 - Potato, Terminator, Grumpy Scot (who is British when he's winning) and The Other One. It's men's semi finals day!

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Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 10:39:32

Nice new thread.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 10:42:47

love the titlegrin


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 10:46:01

Just got in from school assembly-ds was playing steelpans (again) and dd1 had 2 lines to say about motorbikesconfused

It was too hot. And dd2 wouldn't sit still. Unlike me. I do sitting still very well- especially up to 2.45. bloodyschool run

HopefullyDel Potato can wrap it up in an hour-with his magic medicinewink

Fab title!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 10:55:30

What's this? A new Thread? I go to the bathroom for five minutes and its New Thread Please...!
Thank fuck goodness you linked to it else I would have been posting on the old one all day long by myself grin

bizzey Fri 05-Jul-13 10:56:20

Love the title !!!

magimedi Fri 05-Jul-13 10:57:18

The 'Other One' is the rather gorgeous Jerzey Jancowicz - if I were a bit younger................................................ grin

Bimbledorf Fri 05-Jul-13 11:05:19

The 'Poleveriser' smile

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 11:05:57

Doing a proper linkie on an iPhone was hard enough without trying to google how to spell his name as well.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 11:05:58

Oh, I feel sorry for the other one. He's been completely overlooked - will this mean he will get a sneaky win in shock

PetiteRaleuse Fri 05-Jul-13 11:16:03

Woooo my favourite tennis day of the year.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 11:17:12

sieze- I think a lot of people are going to think Janowicz has no chance. I've a feeling hope they may be disappointedgrin- certainly if he plays the way he did Wednesday. And there was hardly any support, for either player, and all they could hear was constant mutterings and roars from Centre Court. I think he'll thrive on being the underdog- and has a huge serve.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 11:22:32

I am always wary of the underdog in any walk of life because I reckon the underdog is the person with absolutely nothing to loose and absolutely everything to gain. And does not care one hoot what others think of him/her because he/she is already, at the start - the underdog.
I never count a person out, I really do not in any walk of life. I think the underdog is more often than not, the more dangerous person. Argh! I can't wait - wish it had all started already...

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 11:23:31

Ooh, I do like the tenniss grin

Just marking place for later.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 11:24:31

And thank you badkitten for the weather report earlier this week - as I said back then - quilts are washed and on the line as I type. I did them all last night in anticipation of today's fine weather. Thanks grin

JaquelineHyde Fri 05-Jul-13 11:28:12

Posted on the end of the last one, marking my place here for later.

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 11:28:46

I think he's got a very good chance. I just don't want him to win.

I think it will go to 5 sets but andy will win.

PetiteRaleuse Fri 05-Jul-13 11:29:05

I don't want to say it but I think we might have a Serb-Polish final. I really want Murray to win, and really hope I am wrong.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 11:35:26

I Del Potato /Janowicz final would be a real battle of the giants- 6ft 6 versus 6ft 8. grin That's 2 whole feet taller than me. Scary. tennis

NotAQueef Fri 05-Jul-13 11:37:57

tennis tennis tennis
Hurry up tennis!

magimedi Fri 05-Jul-13 11:38:39

I too would like a Del Potro / Janowicz final!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 11:39:35

Wheel chair tennis! Didn't the woman who had never lost a match in donkey's years recently retire?

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 11:46:27

If it goes to five sets, Murray will be too knackered to cope with the final at all.

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 11:48:12

That is the potential problem maryz. Unless he can get he of some of potato's magic calpol.

MirandaWest Fri 05-Jul-13 11:54:02

Hello new thread 🎾🎾

Wonder if there's anything good on the red button at the moment?

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 11:57:19

Kyle Edmund is just getting underway but I can't find it anywhere or even live scores on BBC tennis.

BaconAndAvocado Fri 05-Jul-13 12:04:00

What's the order of play today?

Working 1-3 so pleeeeease be Potato first!


Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 12:04:53

Potato and terminator are up first.

BaconAndAvocado Fri 05-Jul-13 12:05:34

Is Terminator Djokovic or the Polish guy who was reeeeeeLly overwhelmingly happy to win his quarter final!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 12:05:38

Yes, they are three all in the first set, but I can't find it anywhere.

And wimbledon.com has decided it won't allow people from Ireland to watch live this year hmm

MirandaWest Fri 05-Jul-13 12:10:29

I've found it on the red button (I'm watching it through a TV app on my phone). Other one has just broken serve.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 12:10:54

I would dearly like Murray in the final. However, whoever is in the final I only hope its a cracking matchup because yesterdays ladies first semi was really really dull. Don;t want that. More so as its the last match of the tennis and the only one on aside from doubles all day Sunday and I want to go out on a bang!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:11:03

I've got it on channel 991 (virgin)- which is no help, if you don't have Virgingrin

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 12:14:28

djok is the terminator. The man is a machine.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:14:39

I just hope Del Potato's match today isn't as stressful as the Rafa/Nole semi at the French. Blimey, that was a stressful.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 12:14:55

bbc2 starts at 12.30 - it'll probably be there.

The kids will love me this afternoon grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:15:05


i hate my keyboard todaygrin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:19:47

Maryz- poor Ds has been counting the days until the tennis endsgrin . I feel really crap for him today <rant alert> - the school in their wisdom have decided to take a group of 6-8 year 6 children to China in October. They only told us yesterday how much it is going to be, and there's no way we can ever afford it. sad Ds was so upset last night- there's no guarantee he'd have been chosen, but even so, I wish I could have given him the chance.

So, I need cheering up. Because I feel like the worlds worst mothersad Vamos Del Potato!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:20:54

(but even though I feel sorry for him- he ain't getting his hands on the remotegrin)

MirandaWest Fri 05-Jul-13 12:22:42

That is a really weird thing for the school to do IMO. Also my DS is only finishing year 4 but I can't imagine being happy about him going to china in just over a years time. Plus I couldn't afford it anyway.

In my DCs school there's a two night residential trip in year 5 and a 4 night one in year 6. Both in this country. That sounds about right to me tbh.

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 12:29:29

Finally got round to putting on my Wimbledon name change, couldn't be arsed when we lost Feds and Rafa.

But having lost Serena (much as I like her, doughnuts aren't her fault, but they are dull), Shrieker and AzerNeedEarProtection, we have got some good matches.

Would have liked Dork to slip over too, he's also too good and a bit dull.

Anyway place marking until I've sewn up DDs hem (£18 skirts should last more than two washes!)

Sheesh! I thought I lost you all! Swimming has been done, currently feeding time at the zoo and I hope a nice long nap this afternoon for ds!

Can someone tell me what time terminator v poleveriser starts?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:30:51

Miranda- they go to a residential at the end of year 6- for years it was an outdoor pursuits type place, not too far away. Then, one year, they got International school status, or something, and the then year 6's went to Iceland. But it was only £30 a head . Ever since then- they have gone to Gibralter, because a succession of parents didn't think it was fair 'their' kids didn't get to go abroadhmm for 4 days. I've been stressed enough over paying for that! it's really got outof hand, imo.

Anyway, hopefully Ds will be feeling a bit brighter this afternoon. He totally understands why he can't go, but it's been so hyped, it's no wonder he's disappointed.

Bring on the tennis!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:31:44

Should be 1pm, Glaikit

Ooh, ok, best get the master up to bed then!

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 12:32:44

Hope spud-u-likes knee holds up.
Dork will flatten Murry if he's playing as badly as in the 1/4s

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:33:21

I just hope Del Potato has been main-lining his magic calpol all morning. or perhaps having a nap, like Bartoligrin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:34:49

grin dd2 has just come in from the garden to tell me there is a bee chasing her. She's quite crossgrin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 12:37:33

I am currently enduring Ben and Holly, I've told DS2 that I'm changing the channel when it finishes. He will throw an almighty strop, he's showing no signs of needing a nap sad

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 12:39:20

Hello ladies. Lovely to be with you all again.

DS2 is down for his nap, so I am all systems go to sit in front of the television. Going to organise my refreshments now to maximise viewing time.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:44:01

Ali- I feel you pain. DD2 has all but grown out of naps, so I was surprised when she slept yesterday. Probably just a hangover from being ill earlier in the week. She goes berserk when I turnoff Charley Bear!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 12:44:47

He doesn't want to go to China, Raah, really he doesn't.

My brother had to go to China on a work trip. The journey was awful, there are too many people in China, and the food is apparently inedible. Nothing like Chinese takeaway food, lots of tasteless rice and revolting half-cooked squidgy stuff.

Every tourist bit is mobbed, and he spent the whole time feeling guilty because some of the people were so obviously poor.

I think a year six trip that doesn't include the whole class is immoral anyway. Try approaching your ds with the fact that it is really unfair, and he wouldn't enjoy it because he would be concerned about his friends who couldn't go because he is a nice person, with a well-developed sense of fair play.

Or something like that grin

Wow jerky is 6'8"

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 12:46:29

Hi all, I'm here at last. Very nervous. Nobody's mentioning El Pot much (on tv, not on here), and have just realised McEnroe's commentating so we need to brace ourselves for an afternoon of mispronounciation.

Will miss this thread so much when we're done sad


Ds is currently nodding in his higchair. I need to time the transfer to cot very carefully otherwise it will be too soon and he won't sleep.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 12:49:13

Hey! Thought you all had abandoned me...
Till I found the new thread xD
Hello again!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 12:49:22

Blimey, you wouldn't guess Djok and El Pot were up first from the build up on the tv would you?

Fiderer Fri 05-Jul-13 12:50:18

Then there's eating the chicken's head bit.

Maryz Where have you been? Have you been on your hols yet?

Boris Becker is on TV. He looks increasingly like a cheerful hamster.

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 12:50:52

im supposed to be working (from home) but Ive sneaked for a mo to mark my place! tennis. sky sports call Novak The Serbinator.

COME ON ANDY! tennis tennis tennis

see youz all later . tennis

shut up Tim, you can talk, you oxymoron.

Fiderer Fri 05-Jul-13 12:51:00

In China I mean. I type too slowly grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 12:51:36

Sue's dress sense is deteriorating with each year that passes

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:52:09

maryz- my biggest thing is how they will deal with the one's left behind-there are only 18 in his class. last night Ds kept saying how the one's who go will never stop going on about itsad
The thing I got out of the meeting at school yesterday (where there was a group of children who went last month) was all they talked about was the food! He'll be fine- but I don't like how they have handled it, and rushed it through.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 12:52:59

yy Fids, and chicken feet shock[bleurgh]

Yes, I have had my holiday, I am home sad. But it was good and I'm well rested. In fact I'm considering starting multiple AIBU's about holidays tonight and challenging anyone to dare tell me IABU

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 12:53:14

Has anyone seen MrsVamos around? She is Mrs tennis- but I haven't 'seen' her since Rafa lost sad

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 12:53:29

Sues dress looks like a blancmange thats melting in the heat.

someone typod Jerzy as jerky. prefer the name Jerky!

And he is down!! <plumps cushions, gets biscuit tin and Pepsi from the fridge> I do not intend on moving until absolutely necessary!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 12:55:19

Had to go out to estate agents to secure dd's flat with the bond ect - calamity, they called her and she couldn't go because of wisdom teeth and fact she is being sick every fifteen minutes. Rotten arsed dentist.
Thank God they are efficient estate agents as its done, am home and in position smile Tennis and dd, partner and baby (when she arrives in about 5 weeks) have a nice place to live. Phew, I tell you - all morning nothing happened around here then just before tennis - that call came.
I have now unplugged the house phone!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 12:55:57

Raah, we had that with a so-called charity trip some of dd's mates went on. The were allegedly "working" abroad, but in fact it was ten days in luxury hotels and 3 days moving wheelbarrows building hmm.

She decided not to go because she felt the enormous amount of money would have been better spent on proper charities, not travel for rich kids and she does her own volunteering here.

But she has had to live with the school giving awards and prefectships and kudos to the kids who went and is very bitter about it.

But it's a life lesson.

Fiderer Fri 05-Jul-13 12:56:18

UR? You Maryz? Tut.

I am strangely transfixed by B Becker's face. I think he belongs in the 18th century with some seriously fine facial hair.

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 12:57:23

Finally - I'm here !

Del potato needs a magic sponge, that's all! There isn't anything that can't be fixed by a magic sponge!

What time is it on? I am working today <scream>

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:02:58

ooooh- it's nearly starting.


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:03:44

DelPo/Djoko is on now- Exit!

Ooh stefan edburg!

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:07:01

Edberg is still looking damned fine smile

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:08:22

Right, we need to get this started now.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 13:09:26

I adored Edberg when I was younger, I had posters of him on my wall!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:09:35

Edberg is lovely.

Talk about being over- involved, I cried when he got marriedblush

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:09:58

tennis tennis tennis
And we are off.... Come on Potato! He's jogging well enough so hopefully the knee is okay.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:10:21

Ali- me too, and a very naff scrapbookgrin

I met him twice,for autographs. I doubt he remembers megrin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:11:04

Right- Potato- stay away from the umpire's chair, and don't over stretch!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 13:11:06

[arf] at all the Edberg love

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 13:12:02

Is Potato limping? sad

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 13:15:21

Right 1/2 skirt done and time to chuck DD2 off the TV.
(She has some vague bug, fortunately she's 12 so understands the importance of tennis)

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 13:16:54

That plane is really loud!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:18:15

Oh - I thought that plane was going over here blush

He got magic pills, the strapping will affect the way he walks, I'm confident he is ok.

I just can't take to djokovic, sorry to his fans, I don't hate him, but he's too robot like iykwim?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:18:47

Oh! There was one going over here...

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:19:41

Dh has just rung! Timing!!!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 13:19:52

Lol here too, just when it stopped on the tv xD

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 13:19:53

I hope this isn't a walkover. I think Djok is fantastic but I would prefer a close match.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:20:01

Not overly keen on Djok myself glaik

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 13:22:11

Glaikit, Djok reminds me so much of ds1 who has AS. That single minded determination and death stare. I can't help rather liking him

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:22:14

Sorry for ticket mis-information earlier - Stila obviously saw through my dastardly ploy!

I know I'm (extremely) biased, but El Pot radiates an aura of calm, I think.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:23:43

I like Djok too, I just much prefer El Pot - who reminds me of my dh and my ds1

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:24:31

Or maybe the "aura of calm" is laziness! (Not really)

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 13:25:40

I love Djokovic, he reminds me of my brother's best friend smile who's a really good boy. Obviously, I also really the way he plays tennis grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:25:43

Oh Boris agrees with me, just described him as cool and collected.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:26:32

Don't you think those peaks would get in the way of seeing properly?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 13:27:16

Fabulous shot from Potato there.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:28:18

Another fab shot

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:29:47

Djok is a very different prospect to Ferrer though, isn't he

He looks odd in a hat!

I'm getting sleepy, tennis does this to me. It's the rhythm! I had to have a ticking alarm clock when I was growing up, the ticks helped me sleep.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 13:31:17

Massively so Happy. He is much more powerful, he's just absorbing all the power and speed of Del P and sending it back at him with interest.

Ferrer wouldn't have stood a chance I don't think.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:32:39

I've never taken to Djoko for the same reason I've never taken to Murray- often very questionable attitudes when losing. And the fact it doesn't happen so often now, as with Murray, is he wins more often than he loses.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:34:26

Dh suggested going out for tea! he really is taking the piss. I shall LTBgrin

No, just send him out on his own!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 13:35:53

Bloody hell DS2 needs a nappy change - how inconsiderate! grin

I need to go and sort out the laundry and clear the fridge before the shopping is delivered. Bleugh.

What happened there?

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:37:13

Ooh hello Raahh, are you still doing the Doctors thread? smile

Sorry for shameless hijak, anyway hope Janowicz wins later...

Pozdrowienia Jurek!! grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:37:23


HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:37:58

Anyone lost their tv signal??



Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 13:38:15

Ha ha Farley I was on to you !

Don't mind Djok , not a fan but then don't dislike him ........just prefer our Potato grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:38:26

Oh My God - telly went off for a bit there. Did anyone elses's?

Phew, won the game.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:38:27

Shit telly just went blank then!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:38:33

Sweet Jesus, what was that interruption? BBC will be refunding my licence fee if they do that again...

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 13:38:43

Yep TV went black here

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:39:12

Oooh not just my telly then, bit of a crucial moment too.

Went off here too! Aargh! Thank goodness it's back!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:39:28

Mildred- yes the Doctors thread is still goinggrin

OOH- A polish rallying cry!

Pozdrowienia Jurek!!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:39:31

The hat. I think it might be making Djok look more human to me. Oddly.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:39:41


HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:40:25

This is quality stuff isn't it. I am really enjoying it. I am a very happy Happy smile

I feel a wee glass of wine coming on

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:40:37

sieze-I thought dd unplugged it for a minuteshock

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 13:40:43

Ooh I though it was just our telly. Pleased to know it isn't but argh if the feed goes!

Doesn't roll off the tongue like vamos though does it!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:41:41

glaikit- Nogrin

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:41:50

My ds laughed shock The swine actually laughed.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:41:55

and it's harder to remember!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:42:02

I've already had ice cream, might join you in the wee tipple though Happy

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:42:21

I have brought the ironing board into the front room in the hope of reducing the pile a wee bit during this first semi.

This was stupid wasn't it? hmm

Scottish rallying cry "G'wan yersel loon"

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 13:42:45

Finally an apology for nearly giving me a heart attack after losing signal!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:43:00

too right you need to apologise- an angry mob of MN-ers nearly flooded the Beeb with complaintsgrin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:43:09

Hmm, El Pot has good penetration apparently, would like to put that to the test blush

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:43:21

Maybe I will have an ice cream first. There are some mini magnums in the freezer. You've just reminded me! Almond or classic?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:43:43

hugo- i tried that the other day. It didn't happen. grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:44:00


Classic please!

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:44:58

Shall I have both?

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:45:43

Almond for me; which reminds me there are feasts in the freezer. <slopes off>

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:45:45

El Pot's serve not quite as good as previous matches

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:46:16

There have been big screens in the shopping centre near me, and free mini- tennis lessons all fortnight. I'm not sure how much take up they've had, or people watching- it's really not that sort of place. FA Cup final, yes- Wimbledon? not so much. grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:46:40

ooh almond , mmmmm

Where are you raah? There is a screen at out centre too!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:47:36

I'm fearing for Del Potato.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:47:41

Almond please and step on it - am starving!

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:47:46

I have no idea how they can play without sunglasses in such blazing sun. I cannot see a thing if I look into the sun without sunglasses on

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:48:25

I'm in South Manchester. I went this morning- the screen was showing mr Bloomgrin

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:48:33

I got an almond by the way. Need to pace myself. Might have a classic during the Murray match.

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:50:30

There is a big screen outside our office too (square mile). Thankfully I don't work Fridays so I can watch it in the comfort of my living room. Though there is something to be said about watching it with more of an atmosphere that you get with a crowd of people

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:50:47

I made sandwiches and the dc's have swiped the lot. Horrors. I have no ice cream, they have wiped the ice cream out. I sometimes hide Magnums in with the frozen peas as that's one place they are all but guaranteed to avoid.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:51:59

Djoko is really making Del potato run- understandably, but he's meangrin

mmmmmmm Stefan

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:53:52

I really don't see the appeal of watching Wimbledon, sat in a deckchair, outside the local Icelandgrin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:54:37

Time to storm the beeb

Shit! Not again

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:54:40

Oh dear god its gone again!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 13:54:45

lol sieze you have just given me a new place to hide ice cream from my husband! grin

Oh no! Not signal failure again!!!! Bloody hell!!!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:54:45

Argh!!!!!! NO NOT AGAIN.... FUCK.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:54:49

shit not again!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:54:49



BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 13:55:07

Bbc1 quick!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:55:38

Apologies for the language blush

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:55:42

I'm sensing Boris is in camp Djoko.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 05-Jul-13 13:56:02

Raahh - be handy for icecream though

Bloody hell BBC sort it aaaat

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 13:56:11

I even like the way El Pot grunts blush

It's the Americans spying on us again!

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 05-Jul-13 13:56:55

We forgive you seize. Entirely understandable relative to the trauma.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 13:57:23

Mildred- very true. grin

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 13:57:40

I also hide money in the frozen veg BBM if I am saving up for something for dc's and they have no clue about it, so it remains a surprise. Also figure, its the last place a burglar will think to look!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:00:23

Really laughing out loud on the sofa! That's great thinkingsmile I might be a copy cat and steal your idea if you don't mind? smile

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:00:25

Why change station all the time?

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 14:01:04

Changing channels while I'm covered in sticky hot dog relish angry

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 14:01:14

Potato is doing rather well considering the disparity in rankings.


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:01:19

Something to do with people not recording it Mary? Or perhaps just cos BB2 not working properly today!

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:01:49

I don't understand it either maryz it really narks me off.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:01:51

Because they hate us, Maryzgrin

I think it may be so you can't record it. Get you to buy the dvdgrin

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:02:36

Steal away BBM Its also a great place to hide cash in case there is a fire. The freezer is always intact inside in a fire, wet - but intact so cash is safe as houses in there.
I hate the channel hopping. Its really grating.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:03:30

Vamos Del Potato!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:03:45

Djok will win all the tie breaks, won't he? He's lethal in te breaks.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:04:04

All the ice cream talk has made me crave some but the freezer is empty sad and I'm not going to waitrose!
I might have some chocolate dipped strawberries instead smile

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:04:43

Wow. Just wow

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:05:07

Oh- I hate tie breaks. I vividly remember the semi Edberg lost to Stich- 3 sets, didn't lose a service gave lost each set in the tie break. I may have cried

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:05:15

His serve is really not working today

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:05:31

oh, Potato!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:08

Oh no.

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:10

If you had to estimate a time when Murray will be on, what would it be? Had no sleep last night and desperately want a nap after lunch but need to know what time to set alarm for as I can sleep for England!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:39

You can beat him, Juan. Believe!!

(didn't work for Nadal, but I may have to bring on Josh Groban in a bit).

MirandaWest Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:44

Argh break ans set point and first serve into the net

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:47

Ah, flipeddy wizard - he lost first set.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:07:06

Wow!! Well done Djokovic! smile smile

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:07:25

Long If you Pm somebody your mobile number, we will ring you when he's on!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:07:54

Long- at the speed that set went, maybe as early as 3.30- 4.

But anything can happen.

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 14:08:25

DD is happy, she has gone upstairs to watch women's doubles and sleep I suspect, tummy still hurts.

Sod it terminator has the Set.

Consils Fri 05-Jul-13 14:08:36

What time is Andy Murray on?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:08:51

Oh, Del Potato. C'mon!!

Consils Fri 05-Jul-13 14:09:34


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:09:42

After this match consils So, anytime really, any time at all - today grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:12:01

Concentrate, Juan!!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:13:28

Oh no, he's stopped believing he can do it I think.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:14:03

Much better

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:14:13

Just isn't in the same frame of mind he was in when he played against Ferrer...

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:14:50

Well done son smile

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:15:12

Del Potato needs a bit of Glee

Don't stop believing

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:16:25

I have to go out in half an hoursad

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:16:47

oooh- his knee.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:16:53

Oh dear, he's rubbing his knee

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:17:07

Del Potato needs a bit of me! He does, he really does, he just does not know it yet!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:17:11

Where's the calpol?!!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:17:19

Don't be silly Raah smile

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:17:29


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:18:00

In a professional sense only I hope seize?!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:18:28

Would it be wrong to leave the dcs at school til monday?

<answer:no, it's character building>

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:19:42

I never liked Sampras. He had a big fat tongue that used to loll out of his mouth a lot.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:20:17

Raahh, if you leave them at school... You can watch the finals uninterrupted! grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 14:20:20

Raahh he did, hideous man.

Stefan on the other hand <swoon>

CatsAndTheirPizza Fri 05-Jul-13 14:20:28

Afternoon ... marking place for Murray later.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:20:56

Professional, of course farley
No, raahh its acceptable to abandon all offspring in tennis final days....

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:22:09

Afternoon cats

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:22:28

Let them walk. It's a lovely day.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 14:22:38

Bloody DS2 - escaped after nappy change and while I was washing my hands managed to haul some cardboard out from the side of the fridge - bringing with it several not-small arachnids! I am phobic, but managed to flick them out the back door and then squash them with a shoe.


I don't need these interruptions when there is tennis on!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:23:21

BBM's -exactly!

Ali mmmmmmm Stefan

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:23:41

I used to get Sampras and Peter Andre mixed up. I have no idea why.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:24:50

has Sampras got kids, maryz does he love them?grin

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:25:12

Maryz LOL

CatsAndTheirPizza Fri 05-Jul-13 14:25:26

Afternoon Sieze - you've come out of the broom cupboard for the occasion then?

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:26:29

Oh noooooo! Not the magic pills!!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:27:02

I had to cats Boris is on commentating duties....

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:27:32

Sieze can you text me?!

CatsAndTheirPizza Fri 05-Jul-13 14:27:43

We need a giant virtual crèche for the children - someone needs to set up WimbledonNeglectedChildren.com so they can talk to each other and leave us to watch the tennis!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:28:52

Oh no

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:29:30



Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:30:32


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:31:15

Did you pm me long? Yes I will absolutely if you send me your number

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:32:20


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:34:58

Thank god for that.

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:36:43

I have now. Sorry, technical difficulties! zzz.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:36:56


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:37:05

That was ace!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:37:20

The pills have kicked in

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:37:51

Okay - got it long go to bed and I will text you when this game is over so you have time to wake up for Murray.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:37:53

C'mon Potato!!

Win a set before i go to school!

Boris saying Vamos- sounds a bit sinister.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:37:55

What the heck do those magic pills have??!!

MirandaWest Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:11

Am at school. Network coverage is at best patchy in my village and Wimbledon app doesn't like working. May need detailed comments on here grin

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:22

Those magic pills have done the trick

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:26

Yes yes yes yes

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:44

I really want some of Del Potro's pills- i'm not ill, but they might make life fun!



LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:45

Thank you sieze, good night!!

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:53

<fist pump> grin

I need to get me some of those pills!

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 14:39:24

Vamo's Those pills are Magic, I think DD2 would like some.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:40:15

Miranda that always happensto me.

Gah- I need to hunt done dd2 and make her get dressed. She has an aversion to clothing theses daysgrin

I wouldn't call Jude law one of the world's finest actors, Boris. He's ok, like.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:40:52

I've been on agony for days now, taking cocodamol every four hrs and diclofenac every 6! I'm wasting my time.... Seems like with one magic pill the pain goes away immediately! I NEED ONE !

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:40:56

Farley just did a Meg Ryan impression....

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:41:47

This is shaping up nicely, isn't it.

Strawberries and pimms anyone?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:41:47

Its actually mushy peas - when Potato said magic pills it sounded like mushy peas...

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:42:21

BBMs- they seem very good.

<sings> Del po, del po, del po and his magic knee.....

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:43:05

<arf> @ meg ryan impression

Hey?? Up his dose, quick!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:43:26

Wondering if they are pure morfin!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:43:29


BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:43:49

And freaking speed!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 14:44:28


Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:45:46

Come on. Set all would be good.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:46:02

Good lord, the stress!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:46:10

Noooooooooooooooo! Come on Novak!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:46:58

What's wrong with the BBC today?! The sound is awful!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:47:59

What wouldn't I give for El Pot to hear my Meg Ryan impression?!

I have strawberries Mary, dig in.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:48:52

Serve it out, Del potato, serve it out.


Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:48:56

I'm not going to manage the whole afternoon.

The tension is just too much

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:49:32

It sounds very tinny, BBMs- almost like the roof is shut.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:02

Thanks farley

bizzey Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:20

What is score plea


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:21

Yeah give him a taste of his own medicine!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:21

Oh! Oh! Come on!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:40

C'mon- then i can go on the school run a bit happier!

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:41

YES grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:48


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:50:51

Yeah! Set all bizzey

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:51:07


Right- I'll be back!


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:51:23

I actually heard that from herefarley grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:51:38

OOOH shirt off!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:51:49

Come on Novak!! You are the best!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:52:00

No! get the camera back to the shirt off shot!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:52:06

I was just about to say - farley he's half naked!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:52:44

Oh seize, next time I visit family down there shall I drop in?!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:53:06

Hurry up Raahh

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:53:35

Wrong half though seize! I didn't really just say that, honest.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:54:40

Score is one set all bizzey, and just begun third set.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:54:41

I think I could do the commentator's job; all they do is mutter the stats and say 'it could go either way' duh! grin

bizzey Fri 05-Jul-13 14:56:07


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 14:56:25

That's a bit like docs hug - they always say "well it's a bit difficult to say for sure ..."

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:58:20

or 'it's a virus'

or 'if you just lost some weight...'

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 14:58:23

farley Ey, you will be welcome, if I am not in college that day!

NotAQueef Fri 05-Jul-13 14:59:24

yes, one set each - just what I like to see

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:00:15

I'll come to college with you and pic up a bit of massage knowledge, never know when it might come in handy!

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 15:02:51

Right; I have actually done my ironing so now can give the tennis my full attention. except mnetting of course.

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 15:03:54

Right, I'm FREEE. A weekend of tennis starts here.

Come on Del Potato.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:04:02

I don't want to see Amir Khan's pink suit thank you, I want to see the players changing their shirts!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:06:18

Right- am stewing in the car with the radio on. Moment of panic, because there was some politics thing on insteadgrin

Matts Wilander is commentating. Another lovely swede.
grin. Not going to last long in here, it's boiling!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:08:04

Do you mean to say you got there earlier than you needed to Raahh?! For goodness sake woman ...

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:09:22

I know- there's been temporary traffic lights all week. They've gone today!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:10:08

Work men have all gone to watch tennis!

NotAQueef Fri 05-Jul-13 15:10:15

Is McEnroe commentating this match - is Del Poe Choe back??

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:10:18

Right , off to be anti- social in the okay ground.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 15:12:41


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:13:46

No he's not Queef, fortunately.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:14:22

Djok looks like he's hardly broken into a sweat.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:15:08

No, McEnroe is not commentating this one Queef Boris is, I had to let him out the broom cupboard for it. I await patiently his return grin

NotAQueef Fri 05-Jul-13 15:15:10

It might be safe to switch the sound on in that case wink

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 15:24:28

Come on del spud!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:25:08

Hah! Juan showing himself how to put the ball over the net!

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 15:26:00

Don't get distracted now

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 15:26:06

Oh potato

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:27:55

Sigh... This is like the perfect Friday afternoon. Sun shining, windows open. Tennis on, great game and coffee brought to me by younger dd... all content here.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:30:00

Oh El Pot so lovely, having a moment with the crowd!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:30:28

Can she bring me a cup of tea seize please?

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:32:37

How can you expect the unexpexted - it's unexpected!

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 15:32:50

I'll have an ice cold Pimms.

This match is brilliant. Much better than the first women's semi yesterday.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 15:33:52

He's actually looking a bit vulnerable isn't he?

Whoever wins, it's good for Murray if it carries on like this. They will both be knack erred.

Providing Murray can win, of course hmm

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:36:56

I have always wondered exactly how you can expect the unexpected as well... Bonkers smile

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:37:16

I'm back!

Vamos Del Potato.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:39:51

raahh you're back! Hurrah!

You have to expect everything <eyes dart nervously>

Is Andy going to have time for a full match today? Will they need to play by torch light?

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:41:05

Dh and his shingles have joined me now - hate watching tennis with someone else. He's eating and breathing and annoying me.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 15:41:44

"constant vigilance"

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:41:47

I'm sweating buckets. It's veryattractivegrin

Flipping ds came out without his jumper and his bag, and wasted 10 minutes looking for them. Well, not quite that long, but it felt like hours

Vamos Del Potato!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:42:29


it's such an unreasonable habit, Farley grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:42:45


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:42:51

The Amazing Flying Djok Show!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:43:45

He's got Djoko doing all the running now- Vamos Del Potato!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:43:49

I know Raahh. Djok getting at doing the splits!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:44:10


Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 15:44:26

Dh is worse Farley.

He's come home and he is snoring!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:44:36

"getting good" at that should say

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:45:30

El Pot needs some more sun cream on his nose, it's looking a bit red.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:45:31


so,so good!

MirandaWest Fri 05-Jul-13 15:46:06

Am back. Assembly involved a whole class playing the clarinet at once as well as other things. Will watch a little tennis then tidy up a bit smile

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 15:46:33

I really hope this isn't won on tie breaks.

I don't think they should be allowed to win on a tie breaker.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:46:37


calpol- stat!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:47:12

Snoring? Kill him.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:48:25

I don't like tie breaks either, they stress me out.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 15:48:28

This match is awesome.

I'm on my phone now, I've turned my laptop over to DS2 to watch peppa pig.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:49:45

Murray will play today - can't remember who asked it - but they won't want to play him tomorrow, its ladies finals. They will shut roof if they have to so court is well lit smile

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:49:49

But I'd rather have a tie break than have Djok break serve.

nemno Fri 05-Jul-13 15:50:20

I agree Maryz but remember Isner/Mahut, that was with only no tiebreak in 5th set ! To enforce that rule would mean no tiebreakers after 2nd set.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:50:38


hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 15:51:02

Oh no, I should never have gone to the loo what did I miss?

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 15:51:03

Oh no. Come on Potato.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:51:41

Bloody drop shots - should be banned!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 15:51:48

For god's sake Djokovic, just do my back a favor and win already!! I'm in pain watching the match

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:52:18

El Pot can feel the MN love!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 15:52:20


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:53:14


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:53:25

tie break!!!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:53:28

yes!! Don't write this man off!

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 15:53:32


ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 15:53:59


Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 15:54:10

If I was Murray I would be very worried. I think he might struggle against del potato

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:55:20


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:55:55

He might struggle against Janowicz, maryz- if he comes out like he did Wednesday.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:56:03

What's the reasoning behind changing ends during tie break after 6 points?

nemno Fri 05-Jul-13 15:56:16

Sorry if this has already been discussed, I am late to these threads. But does Boris irritate you with his rather stating-the-bleeding obvious commentary?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:57:31


Bloody hell.

nemno Fri 05-Jul-13 15:58:07


So that it gives both an equal chance if one end is at a disadvantage eg looking into sun.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 15:58:39

No. I love Boris. Boris is King. End of conversation grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:58:43

Boris is a bit irritating. I like him though.

Believe, Del Potato!!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:59:37

Oh bollocks

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 15:59:41

Noooo! Wrong outcome.

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:03


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:03

Oh, pants.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:06

They've taken the camera away from El Pot changing his shirt again!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:09

The man from Argentinia?! That man doesn't know how to speak properly!!!

nemno Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:16

I like Boris a lot and loved it when he was a player, it is just his commentary sad

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:27

I think we need the man with the magic pills !

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:00:33

Thanks nemno

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:02:30

mmm- shirt action

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:02:40

Woohoo!!! Top naked Juan!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:03:28

It's not over yet!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:03:37

Awww Juan looked so sad sad

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:04:06

Is Cliff Richards wearing a wig?

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:04:06

Cor Cliff looks skinny

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:04:11

They appear to have written Potato off.

Wtf has S'Cliff got on his head?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:04:47

Is Djoko injured, or having a wee?

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:04:57

Djok gone for a poo!

Did you see that man put his hands in an inappropriate place on the ladies chest to push her out of the way????

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 16:05:12

fah fah napoli

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:05:15

Oh he's brought his packed lunch with him!

I reckon he went off to rummage in potatoes locker to nick some magic pills.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:06:06

OYBBK- you could be onto something...

Nooo sad

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:07:16

Oh, Potato.sad

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:07:53

'This man from Argentina' has a name, Boris.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:09:18

badkitten I was thinking the same thing! Right on her boobies!

I would much rather listen to Boris than Henman.

I am already getting nervous for Andy Murray. Loving the Del Potro game, glad Djoko isn't getting too easy a game! (Taken me too long to type this)

Anyone who got this far is good - so I have respect for Janowicz, who got to the semis in three straight sets...

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:10:20

Raahh. At least he didn't say Argentinia!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:10:24

I'm worn out! Good news Dh and his noisy breathing have left the room.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:10:43

This isn't going to plan.

VAMOS Del potato!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:11:06

BBMs- true.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:11:45

It's not over yet Raahh, we've got to hang on in there!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:12:35

What nationality was Vitas Gueralitis?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:12:48

I believe!!

Come on!!

I've said before, I wanted to be Gabriela Sabatini

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 16:13:01

I don't mind Boris or Mac, it's the idiots on 5 live waffling over the play that make me rage!

I was trying to drive and follow Murry's 1/4 final and they were awful.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:13:36

American national, i think, Lithuanian??

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:14:09

Long is having a long sleep thanks to this match. Won't have to text her at this rate, she'll wake up all by herself and re-join us all smile

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:14:43

Oh- they've got Matts Wilander on 5live , and Goran Ivanisevic. But at one point, it wasn't on at all!shock

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:17:41

vamos del potato! you can do it!

bizzey Fri 05-Jul-13 16:18:57

Who is wining

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:19:20

Not tennis related but as we are on a break - do you think its too smarmy to take Dd's new landlady flowers tomorrow morning when we meet her? We want to make her happy to have dd but I don't know if its too smarmy?

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:19:23

It already is called something else

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:19:40

I'd forgotten how young Gueralitis was when he died- just 40sad

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:19:58

No, think it's a lovely idea. You need the landlady on side.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:20:16

I know Raahh, so sad.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:23:12

I would love flowers, me. It makes my day so, we will do it. I can't really devote anymore thinking time to it other than the last 2 minutes - tennis is on grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:24:02

bizzey- Djokovic 2 sets to 1, 2 games all in the 4th.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:26:30

Do all the players go to the Champions Ball? Let's put our posh frocks on and gatecrash it if so!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:26:54

Wow - that's a lot of people on Henman Hill...

Diamondcassis Fri 05-Jul-13 16:27:20

Can i join in? Am glued to sofa. Too exciting on telly to read 17 pages and possibly discover you're all Djoko supporters so apologies if so but COME ON DEL POTRO

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:28:24

<is awake>

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:29:12

Awww, sweet.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:29:16

Think most of us are El Potato fans*Diamond*, but hands off, I was there first!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:29:21

Diamond- we're mainly Del Potro fans. we don't dislike Djoko- but prefer Juan.

Awww, lovely. grin

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:29:23

Gosh, looked a lot like they were having a flirt then.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:30:30

did he undo his shirt?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:30:35

Long You are awake! Won;t text you then lol!
Welcome diamond Pull up a seat, join in. There are a few Djok supporters here yes but Potato is the one I want to win!

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:31:24

Sieze (Seize?!!) thank you!! Yes I am. I had a good hour though, feel so much better grin

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 16:31:42

Welcome, Diamondcassis. Definitelt not all Djok supporters. Mostly Del Potato supporters on this thread.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:31:49

Yeah, forgot to say diamond Del Potato belongs to farley grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:32:08

Gosh he can't half open his mouth wide.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:32:51

Thank you seize smile

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:33:31

Oh no, shout loud MNers!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:33:37

Can i have Novak then?

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:33:52

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been awol for the last 36 hours. I've missed these threads

Really hoping Del Potro can take this to a fifth set and win.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:34:14

VAMOS Del Potato!

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 16:34:22

Come on Potato!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:34:35

Omg! That was awesome!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:34:40

Thank god he didn't fluff that one!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:34:46

yes! Oww, mushy potato...

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:35:12


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:35:36


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:36:19

Hi Witt.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:36:53

Hey witt you are here!

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:37:01

Did someone just call him Del Boy?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:37:01

Break back! break back!

I think Djoko has double jointed ankles.


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:37:23

Dh just said "Edberg's wife hasn't aged well has she"? as he camera was focused on the elderly to the left! I think he was joking ...

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:37:25

Witt- I think so!

Hello, btw!

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 16:37:25

We need an immediate break back now. Come on!!!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:37:55

Yes, I've heard them calling him Del Boy before

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:38:31

Edberg's wife i hate her had massive hair, back in the day.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:38:55

Come on Djokovic! Stop my suffering...

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:39:03


<can't watch>

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:39:14

Come on Del Boy!! Time to break back!!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:39:32

Cant look

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:39:41

Mash him, potato!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:00


Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:25


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:29


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:35

fuck me!!SHOT!!!!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:39


hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:40

Yes grin

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:45

Mash him, potato! grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:54

Is he ok??

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:41:03

Raahh, we did the x post thing again.

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:41:12

Del Potro has made some brilliant shots in this match

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:41:36

it's the limit of my Potato related puns, witt grin

No- don't let him back in!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:42:29

Oh bollocks.

They clearly really like each other though- and can still be competitive. This is a brilliant match.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:42:59

mash him potato grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:43:14

Right- believe, Mr potato!

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:43:37

Are the fans on Centre Court supporting Del Potro because he's the underdog (lower rank/knee injury) or because they loathe Djoko because he's an arse?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:44:12

Happy, happy tennis

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:44:13

VAMOS- he's looking a little rattled for once, Djokovic.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:44:45

Its just a great match witt?

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:44:58

If this goes to 5 sets, what time will the Murray match start??

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:45:30

I need a wet flannel and a lie down.

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:45:34

Sieze, they are definitely siding with Delpo

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 16:46:16

Time for another nice break

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:46:54

Dh and his breathing are back confused

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:48:09

Perhaps because this is Djock's first real challenge of the whole tournament? So they are egging the challenger on?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:48:51

Can't you send him to the shed farley?

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 16:49:54

Del potro just looks sexier and sexier doesn't he?

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:50:04

I'll just put a gag on him seize!

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 16:50:04

I need the loo and to talk food with DD1.

Oh fuck, he should have challenged

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:51:36

What was that?!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:51:48

No! No loo talk please - or I will have to go.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:51:55

Can't disagree with you there hug

NoComet Fri 05-Jul-13 16:52:07

Tennis would be so much easier if you don't care.

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 16:52:24


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 16:52:36

Special dispensation during tennis matches - you don't have to feed anyone.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:52:40

Too late - need the loo grin

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:54:54


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:54:59

Wow - be still my beating heart.

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:03


ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:22

What a shot that was.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:39


siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:53

Tie Break!!

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 16:56:08

I need the loo!

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 16:56:09

nasty tiebreak

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 16:56:12

Have we had topless links to del Potro yet [hopeful]?

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 16:56:13

Oh potato! I wish you had challenged.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 16:56:44


LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:57:20

God, wish people would stop banging on about meditation. makes those of us with horribly busy minds feel terribly guilty...

Hey! I'm still here, I did fall asleep during the second set blush but means I'm refreshed for the end of his one and Murray!

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 16:58:20

Glaikit we had a tandem nap grin I slept the afternoon away...

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 16:58:52

I don't think so, Maryz.

Maryz you should google and post what you find! wink

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:00:40

I found a lovelypic of Verdasco the other day.Maryz

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:00:54

Why on earth did he do that?!!!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:01:49

There's a little bit of youtube footage showing him with his shirt off but it's not very clear. Not that I have spent any time looking you understand.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:02:19


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:03:14

Djok needs new shoes, he's slipping all over the place

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:03:14

How many times is Djok going to fall over today?

Hmm, not many topless pics tbh! A lovely one of him with long hair.

I've not seen this yet feel it deserves an airing!

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:04:22

He's not falling over enough for my liking <mean>

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:04:26

I'd have to pinch his bum if he sat in front of me...

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:04:33

Wish he'd come and sit on my lap!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:04:58

oh, Rafagrin

match pointsad

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:05:08

Come on!!!

Ds is demanding a change of channels, I'm bribing him with buttons <shameful>

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:02

Come on Del Boy!!!!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:06

This is just amazing.

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:07

I have LOVED this match, its been so good-humoured, both guys enjoying it, great camaraderie, humour, shame one has to lose.

would be a great final.

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:11


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:19


Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:25

DH just asked if we are still waiting for Henman to play today hmm

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:06:42

Still match point, though isn't it?

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:07:16


FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:07:18


Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:07:23

YES!!! Come on Del Boy! Now an ace please!

Cripes! He is playing out of his skin!!

What a game!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:07:39

Oh God... I can't take this much longer.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:02

Magic! now don't fluff your serve.

Jbck Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:11

How fab is this match!

I really want Del Potro to win cos Im a Murray fan but he'd give him a great run for his money.

No finger nails left.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:17

Come on!

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:22

One more point..... COME ON!!!


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:40


He's amazing.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:43

Wow wow wow!

Only missed 3 games on the school run grin

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:50


BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:08:53

I can't bare it!


hugoagogo Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:19

Fucking hell!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:20

Woo- Hoo - going to the loo before I wet myself!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:21


Vamos Potato!

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:24

I've died and gone to heaven!

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:27

FIFTH SET!!!! Brilliant grin tennis grin tennis grin tennis grin tennis

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:32

I think playing like this, he could beat anyone.

Wow!!! Del Potro, what a star.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 17:09:55

is this ok

I've never linked on the ipad before.

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 17:10:07


Everyone wants your calpol
(I really hope there isn't going to be a doping scandal)

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:10:12

So brilliant.

Jerzy to win the next match in an hour- or I'll never get to eat.

PetiteRaleuse Fri 05-Jul-13 17:10:15

What a brilliant match! Poor Murray though must just want to get out there.

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:10:56

Jbck I don't think Del Potro is going to be an easier opponent for Murray in the final (if Murray gets there) given how he's playing right now!

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:02

This has been brilliant ..... Vamos Delpo

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:09

Chub- I doubt very much there is anything dodgy involved- but no doubt there will be people insinuating it.

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:14

Fabuloso!!! tennis.

dyou know I ADORE Djoko but i think Id like Juan to win now, dont mind who does, but Juan is just awesome today.

John LLoyd is all gushy about it isnt he?!

love Mark Petchey gets sooooo into it!

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:36

And you lots wanted him to retire against ferret

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:38


I don't think I can take another set. I'm exhausted. I wouldn't have been disappointed if this had been the final.

Jbck Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:52

Can see DH getting a call to bring tea in with him. blush

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:12:03

Yes please Mary smile

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:12:13


Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:12:21

Chub smile we were only thinking of his knee

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 17:12:27

God I don't think he has done that for a minute

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:12:57

The final might - just might - feel a let down after this match. I hope not though.

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 17:13:11

Asthe men have to play best of five i dont think its fair to keep the second lot waiting, granted, you dont know if a match is going to be a 3 or 5 setter, but for the mens semis they should have had one on centre and the other on number one court.

at this rate the other 2 are going to play in the night under the roof lights tennis.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:13:19

We were only thinking of him Chub!

Jbck Fri 05-Jul-13 17:13:24

Oh you're right Witt was thinking itd be easier than Djoko but OMG, he's playing out of his skin.

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:13:33

Murray will need to win in straight sets because he's not going to start before 6:30pm! Does anyone know if they'll put the roof over and the lights on if Murray is still on court when it starts getting dark?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:13:57

Chub- I knowblush

This has been the match of the tournament for me so far- and it's not even between my actual favourite players!!

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 17:14:41

This could be over in 10 mins or go on to be a marathon- hope its not another Isner/Mahut! tennis.

but am soooo enjoying the shirt changing of Juan.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:15:24

Wonder if El Pot's parents are here?

ClayDavis Fri 05-Jul-13 17:15:53

They'll have to Witt. Would think they'd get play up to about 10pm if they put the roof over. They did for Serena on Saturday.

GameSetAndMatch Fri 05-Jul-13 17:15:59

Witt I just said that! tennis. you might have been typing same time as me and we've both thought alike!

LadyClariceCannockMonty Fri 05-Jul-13 17:16:14

Had to sign in. Sorry I've been so absent this year. CRIPES whatamatch! Del Potro is a hero.

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:17:05

Crowd very quiet suddenly

Witt Fri 05-Jul-13 17:17:22

Against Baghdatis last year, Murray got to play until 11pm but I wasn't sure whether the roof was already on when they started.

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 17:19:53

They put the roof on half way through the baghdadis match. So they could have a half hour break to put the roof on at 9 and play til 11.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:20:15

I like Baghdatis- he's all hairy.blush

PetiteRaleuse Fri 05-Jul-13 17:20:20

I hope they do put the roof on it would be very unfair for him to have to finish his match tomorrow

M watching cars angry

Would it be bad to go upstairs and watch it in bed leaving ds downstairs?

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:21:46

No more pills!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:21:49

I think, if I remember correctly, with roof shut they can play to 10.30/11pm but not later as transport will stop so people at game unable to go home. They mentioned this last year.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:22:03

Glaikit no

tbh- I think it's unfair on the women if their final is over-shadowed by a men's semi. The atmosphere is never quite the same.

Late to thread.
Are we cheering potato as underdog then?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 17:23:09

Witt I think they have done that in the past and played until almost 11pm.

In fact wasn't that a Murray match?

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:23:30

sieze- i think it was also part of the planning permission for the roof, that they couldn't play later because of the locals.

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:24:17

Olivia- most of us were supporting Del Potato anyway. And he's doing us proudgrin

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:24:20

Nope - we are cheering potato because we think he is lush, hot, stunning... You name it, we love him olivia

S'appening?? sad

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Jul-13 17:25:02

Fizz mine are watching Cbeebies on my laptop at the dining table grin

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:25:03

Lots more pills! grin

FarleyD Fri 05-Jul-13 17:25:28

No Olivia, we're cheering El Pot cos we fancy him!

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 17:25:40

Yes Ali, the Baghdatis match.

In fact they played until 11.04 iirc and nearly got fined for the four minutes.

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:25:45

Yes raahh I remember that Murray game and they were talking about when they will stop if it didn't end and they checked and got told it had to stop by 11pm for locals and transport - it finished at 11.10, didn't it?

Stila Fri 05-Jul-13 17:26:31

Once the light starts to go they will make a decision about the roof .They will want it finished tonight and they will also want the winner to have tomorrow free

The 11pm stop is also because its a residential area

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 17:26:48

Glair it, woman up ffs. Make him watch cars in the bedroom.


Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:26:49

I think so- I really wanted Baghdatis to win it, toosad

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:27:44

Farley- oh yeah, that's the other reasongrin

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 17:27:47

I agree they should start murray on court number 1

Maryz Fri 05-Jul-13 17:28:00

This is wonderful stuff

BBMs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:28:12

Is it wine o'clock yet?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:28:52

Hope they do shut the roof so I can run out to garden, get clothes in. Put some semblance of food on to cook and be sat back down again before it all begins!

Chubfuddler Fri 05-Jul-13 17:29:15

Do you think terminator is starting to feel a bit peeved with lack of support?

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:29:23

bbm Frankly, its been wine o'clock since the very first tie break!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:29:27

BBMS wine


Oi, Boris- we know he's from Argentina- can it!

Raahh Fri 05-Jul-13 17:30:20

sieze- yes, the first time they do it it takes a while, to get the temperature and air stuff right. So time to eat!

siezethenight Fri 05-Jul-13 17:30:22

Not sure chub Djok is perhaps a bigger professional than that? Although you never know, he might be.