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Old 6th Oct 2017, 11:38
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How the Mighty Fall

Tennis champion Boris Becker declared bankrupt

You read this on Boris Becker and wonder how a person could go from boom to bust in such a way ?

Sadly it seems a trend in many top sportsmen! Football stars who collapse into booze and drugs

Do they have one talent which mirrors a deep underlying insecurity of proving themselves which gives them the edge in becoming champions?

I bet he looks back and wishes he had done things differently
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 11:41
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Especially in the broom cupboard......
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Especially in the broom cupboard......
The Fall of Tiger Woods ?
Is it the power of money or the psyche of top sportsmen ?
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Nope - applies to most narcissists, who cannot understand that what they are doing is both illogical and self-destructive. They worship money, women and themselves until their DNA flies apart and they succumb to ignoring the problem.

The descent into the pit is rapid and terminal.

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Has Boris lost his coaching contracts? I would have thought they were lucrative enough if his stable was successful.
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Has Boris lost his coaching contracts? I would have thought they were lucrative enough if his stable was successful.
Djokovic soon dropped him following his loss of form.


Re the broom cupboard incident; I remember nearly wetting myself at a very drunken dinner party when a brilliant raconteur was relating the story of (allegedly) how unsatisfactory the experience in Nobu was. According to the lady in question, it was over quicker than you could shout, "Bayern Munich"


Sorry - maybe you had to be there.
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According to the lady in question, it was over quicker than you could shout, "Bayern Munich"
She still got seeded, though...
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 19:10
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She still got seeded, though...
Probably on purpose seeing a pot of Gold. A paternity claim and legal rights to maintenance based on income ?
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He pleaded guilty to a 1.7 million euro tax fiddle and was convicted back in October 2002 and got a two year suspended jail sentence, a hefty fine and costs plus back tax of 6 mil euro. He must have been seriously loaded to have lasted this long.
Whatever his talents may have been as far as I am concerned he displayed the ugly face of sport today. Just another victim of the business which some call sports.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 22:01
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Boris Becker 'borrowed £2million from Phones4U founder'.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 22:08
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Shouldn´t this be in the "Boris hands in pockets" thread?
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Gold, Shacky. Pure gold
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From Boom-Boom to bust-bust
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Shouldn't this be in the "Boris hands in pockets" thread?
No - that would be a 'Hands in other people's pockets' thread.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 17:20
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From Boom-Boom to bust-bust
Didn’t Gordon Brown put an end to that?
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 13:59
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Was sat two tables away from him in a swanky London eating hole three weeks ago. He didn't seem short of cash, being as he seemed to pay for the 7 other people at his table.
Oh well, maybe a last fling on the Phones4U account...?
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One aspect (for some) of becoming rich is that they get used to profligate spending - and cannot curtail their behaviour.
It's a bit like addiction.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 14:24
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In my limited experience as a fallen mighty I would just like to comment that every occasion on which I have fallen has been preceded by significant dose of hubris. The avoidance of the latter seems perfectly to exclude the possibility of the former.
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