Djokovic plays tennis with Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls

#14
I guess this is where you're invited after choking in the finals.
After coming back from horrendous shape by winning two grand slams, two masters tournament (one of which to complete Masters set!) and as a result back to world number one? A little "choke" in Bercy final sure wouldn't hurt that...would it? Oh and he played that whole tournament by catching cold so yeah...
 
#23
I remember there was some fuss about Kylie Minogue being a St Mirren fan a year or two ago. I also vaguely remember her performing at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. I also remember hearing one of her songs on the radio, thinking "this is crap" and turning it off.
 
#33
Shine was a big hit here in Australia around 2000 as well so both bring back a lot of nostalgia.
I didn't realise you were an Aussie until this thread.

I remember crossing swords previously with you about the subject of football (of the association variety), and just assumed that you were yet another generic septic.

My great-grandfather on the maternal side was born in Australia. I have quite a lot of close relatives from that part of the world, but they are mostly across the Tasman.
 
#34
Not ashamed to say I don't know enough Spice Girls songs to carry on this metaphor. :p
Just a bit of interest for you. Wannabe was their first song back in 1996. Spice Girls hysteria. Going to school, the main question was who is your favorite. I was all for ginger spice back then. Then they went on to take over the world. She was a lot more sporty then, might have been able to serve. But I doubt it. lol
 

Steve0904

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#35
Just a bit of interest for you. Wannabe was their first song back in 1996. Spice Girls hysteria. Going to school, the main question was who is your favorite. I was all for ginger spice back then. Then they went on to take over the world. She was a lot more sporty then, might have been able to serve. But I doubt it. lol
Oh, I remember Wannabe well. Huge hit. They made it big over on this side of the pond too. My cousin loved them.

P.S. I like Ginger girls too. :D
 

Sabratha

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#36
I didn't realise you were an Aussie until this thread.

I remember crossing swords previously with you about the subject of football (of the association variety), and just assumed that you were yet another generic septic.

My great-grandfather on the maternal side was born in Australia. I have quite a lot of close relatives from that part of the world, but they are mostly across the Tasman.
I actually loved to play football as a kid. I was better at football than I was at tennis, and I'm obviously talking about real football not rugby which I never desired to play.

I just got aggravated because as a kid everyone called football soccer and rugby football, so when another kid came rampaging along saying "nah you're wrong it's football" I held a grudge towards the subject... deep inside.

I have relatives in the UK, mainly Ireland though. None that I've met but they still exist.

My favorite player should've been a huge clue though. I mean I trolled you for a while posting the Hewitt - Henman H2H. It's good that you appreciate a player like Henman though, not many people get interested in the second tier guys like him, Hewitt, Rafter, Ivanisevic, etc.
 
#37
She's nowhere near as famous I'd say, but she's known for 1 or 2 songs. Particularly this one. Horrible song, but you'll have it stuck in your head the rest of the day (no pun intended :))

I never rated that song. I can't seem to link a video on here, but the songs ''on a night like this'' and ''love at first sight'' are Kylie classics.
 
#40
Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls never seem to get old.

They are still ridiculously hot, even 20 years later.
Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls never seem to get old.

They are still ridiculously hot, even 20 years later.
Not bad a'tall.....but am I reading too much into the tennis match. I didn't like how Novak netted an important backhand volley at about :41 into the video...hope that won't shake his confidence.
 
#42
Not bad a'tall.....but am I reading too much into the tennis match. I didn't like how Novak netted an important backhand volley at about :41 into the video...hope that won't shake his confidence.
Haha, I think this was a concentration lapse as opposed to an out and out choke, maybe he was considering how easy he needed to go on his "opponents." It really was a careless error, halfway up the net.
 
#43
Just a bit of interest for you. Wannabe was their first song back in 1996. Spice Girls hysteria. Going to school, the main question was who is your favorite. I was all for ginger spice back then. Then they went on to take over the world. She was a lot more sporty then, might have been able to serve. But I doubt it. lol
It was only in the last few years on the internet when I realised that the Spice Girls are/were an international phenomenom. I always assumed they were more of a British thing.

I also went to school in the 1990s, and Emma was my favourite at the time.

As I grow older, I have more of a soft spot for Geri.
 

Steve0904

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#46
Mel C (sporty spice) dressed in tracksuits, and was marketed as a tomboy.

She struck a chord in working-class boys, as she looked like your average council estate ''goer''.
It was only in the last few years on the internet when I realised that the Spice Girls are/were an international phenomenom. I always assumed they were more of a British thing.

I also went to school in the 1990s, and Emma was my favourite at the time.

As I grow older, I have more of a soft spot for Geri.
Looking at all of their younger selves I have to say Emma (or Miss Bunton) is the hottest to me.
 
#48
Looking at all of their younger selves I have to say Emma (or Miss Bunton) is the hottest to me.
Emma Bunton was the prettiest, in my personal opinion.

I think that their huge popularity was down to the ''girl-next-door'' vibe about them.

They are obviously five attractive women, but not stand-out ''beautiful'' or ''gorgeous''.

They - or similar women - all seemed potentially attainable, rather than ''out of your league''. At least, that was how it was for a hormonal British teen in the 90s.
 

Steve0904

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#49
It was only in the last few years on the internet when I realised that the Spice Girls are/were an international phenomenom. I always assumed they were more of a British thing.

I also went to school in the 1990s, and Emma was my favourite at the time.

As I grow older, I have more of a soft spot for Geri.
You may have seen this video already, but this might give you some idea how international the Spice Girls became. It's only one person, but she's American so...


Or this one:

 

Steve0904

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#50
Emma Bunton was the prettiest, in my personal opinion.

I think that their huge popularity was down to the ''girl-next-door'' vibe about them.

They are obviously five attractive women, but not stand-out ''beautiful'' or ''gorgeous''.

They - or similar women - all seemed potentially attainable, rather than ''out of your league''. At least, that was how it was for a hormonal British teen in the 90s.
Your deluded teenage self thought they were attainable. :p j/k.

Seriously, I understand what you're saying. None of them are any prettier than what you might see in average everyday life, though they are all attractive.

I think another major reason for their popularity was that they were the first major girl group that I can remember, and they were very different and pop oriented. "Boy bands" made it big in the 90's for the same reason.
 
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