Murray Fans

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by nikdom, Jun 25, 2009.

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Are you..

  1. Scottish

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  2. Irish

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. English

    25.0%
  4. From elsewhere

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  1. nikdom

    nikdom Hall of Fame

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    I was really surprised to watch a 13-yr-old boy Pam Shriver interviewed on the grounds saying something to effect of "he's not English so he's just ok with me". (If someone else watched the same segment on ESPN when Pam was among the crowd on the hill and heard the kid correctly, please post his exact words. I could barely recognize his English with the strong accent.)

    If you're a fan of Murray, where are you from? (adding a poll here in a second)
    Is him being a Scot a hindrance or boon for his popularity in all of Britain? (I don't think it matters elsewhere).

    Finally, can you suggest one thing he do to improve his popularity. (Other than winning)
     
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  2. maximo

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    Im from England.

    Being a Scot should have no effect on his popularity across Britain.
     
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  3. SempreSami

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    People like that in England are morons, if they're not ok with someone from the same damn island as them, why do they like anyone from the continent?
     
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  4. VivalaVida

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    I agree completely.
     
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  5. DarthFed

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    Basically she said

    "what do you think of Murray"

    The kid said

    "he's not english so it doesn't matter"
     
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  6. SempreSami

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    He needn't bother turning up to Wimbledon past the third day then.
     
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  7. joeri888

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    Do you support any european player ALWAYS if he plays an american? No? How can you not support someone who's a part of the same semi-federal government the European Union, or is just from the same continent?


    If you feel England is not the same as Scotland and you feel English instead of British I can completely understand that you do not specifically like Murray for his nationality. Since he hasn't got the most exciting game of all time I would think there's plenty of reason for a Londoner to like Federer or Nadal over Murray.
     
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  8. jimbo333

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    I'm British definitely!!!
     
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  9. Guru

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    I like Murray and i would like to see him win Wimbledon
    Nadal was my favorite but now he's not around il be rooting for Andy.
     
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  10. pricey_aus

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    I'm from Australia and Murray is my favourite player.
     
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  11. SempreSami

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    Probably arseholes on corporate jollies liking the one they see in Rolex ads.
     
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  12. Winners or Errors

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    I don't know. Centuries of brutal repression? Invasion? Etc. I'm sure most of that's vanished at this point, but don't Scotland (and Wales, and Northern Ireland) still field their own World Cup football teams? Interesting that there's no British side...

    You're English, right?
     
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  13. SempreSami

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    World Cup? Those three haven't qualified for a World Cup in years.

    He's represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup, HASN'T HE?
     
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  14. Winners or Errors

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    That wasn't the point. It was the kid picked out of the crowd who said something to the effect of... "He's not English, so he's OK with me." We're not debating Murray's British-ness here.

    (Posted prior to your edit: not the point, that they haven't contended. In fact, may even prove the point regarding English dominance of the British Isles.)
     
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  15. SempreSami

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    Or just that England are slightly better than them.
     
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  16. DarthFed

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    No he said he isn't english so he doesn't matter, it wasn't a positive statement
     
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  17. Tennis_Bum

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    Well, it might matter when and if he won Wimbledon. That's a big IF.
     
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  18. Winners or Errors

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    Thanks. Misread. Of course, that whole English-Welsh-Scottish-Irish thing is still there, regardless of which way the conversation went.
     
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