offtopic: when will england stop crapping at the Soccer WC etc etc

offtopic: when will england stop crapping at the Soccer WC etc etc

Post by davidf.. » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:36:51


Quote:

> No because the main intention was to rule the rich country and loot all
> its riches
> and take it back to England. The entire British Raj was remotely
> controled from England.

Which would come as some news to the British government who long
despaired over the separate policies of the East India Company.
 
 
 

offtopic: when will england stop crapping at the Soccer WC etc etc

Post by ganes.. » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 15:04:12

Quote:


> .

> > Its not a joke to compare India against any country citing Paes - he
> > has an outstanding davis cup record and is a champion in doubles.
> > since Perry and until the advent of Henman, Indian tennis was more
> > competetive than GB. We made the Davis Cup finals a few times and could
> > have won it in 74 against RSA if not for the boycott.
> > Also, I think the elder Krishnan had a record comparable to that of
> > Henman.

> Yes, India have had some good tennis players, although Britain has much
> better players at the moment.

if you go back and try reading what I wrote, you wil find that I did
say that until the advent of Henman, India had the better tennis team
i.e after Henman's arrival, GB was better.

India was almost always in the world davis cup group and made the final
at least thrice between 1960 and 1990. Where was GB in that time frame
?
ramesh krishan and vijay amritraj were better tennis players than
taylor, the mottrams and lloyld.
The elder krishnan was in a different league to any player GB produced
after WW2 until Henman.

 
 
 

offtopic: when will england stop crapping at the Soccer WC etc etc

Post by ganes.. » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 15:16:46

Quote:


> .

> > Its not a joke to compare India against any country citing Paes - he
> > has an outstanding davis cup record and is a champion in doubles.
> > since Perry and until the advent of Henman, Indian tennis was more
> > competetive than GB. We made the Davis Cup finals a few times and could
> > have won it in 74 against RSA if not for the boycott.
> > Also, I think the elder Krishnan had a record comparable to that of
> > Henman.

> Yes, India have had some good tennis players, although Britain has much
> better players at the moment.

if you go back and try reading what I wrote, you wil find that I did
say that until the advent of Henman, India had the better tennis team
i.e after Henman's arrival, GB was better.

India was almost always in the world davis cup group and made the final
at least thrice between 1960 and 1990. Where was GB in that time frame
?
ramesh krishan and vijay amritraj were better tennis players than
taylor, the mottrams and lloyld.
The elder krishnan was in a different league to any player GB produced
after WW2 until Henman.

 
 
 

offtopic: when will england stop crapping at the Soccer WC etc etc

Post by eusebiu » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:43:01

Quote:



> > .

> > > Its not a joke to compare India against any country citing Paes - he
> > > has an outstanding davis cup record and is a champion in doubles.
> > > since Perry and until the advent of Henman, Indian tennis was more
> > > competetive than GB. We made the Davis Cup finals a few times and could
> > > have won it in 74 against RSA if not for the boycott.
> > > Also, I think the elder Krishnan had a record comparable to that of
> > > Henman.

> > Yes, India have had some good tennis players, although Britain has much
> > better players at the moment.

> if you go back and try reading what I wrote, you wil find that I did
> say that until the advent of Henman, India had the better tennis team
> i.e after Henman's arrival, GB was better.

I did read what you said, fairly carefully. You obviously didn't
explicitly state that Britain's tennis players of today are better than
India's, although the inference can be drawn.

Quote:

> India was almost always in the world davis cup group and made the final
> at least thrice between 1960 and 1990.

GB was mostly in the world group. Also India had an easier route for
qualification.

Quote:
> Where was GB in that time frame
> ?
> ramesh krishan and vijay amritraj were better tennis players than
> taylor, the mottrams and lloyld.

I disagree.

Quote:
> The elder krishnan was in a different league to any player GB produced
> after WW2 until Henman.

Again I disagree, and I think that Henman is not in a different league
to Roger Taylor. Look, I'm not saying that what you said was
unsupportable, it may be true. Obviously the elder Krishnan made a
wimbledon final, and appears to have been a top player. India's
superiority in Davis Cup is unarguable. I personally don't feel that
there was much in it, but you are entitled to your view.