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Living Doll

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Who was the last British tennis player to win a Grand Slam title on foreign soil? Sue Barker. Sue Barker. I know. Suuuuuuuuuue fucking Barker. It actually hurts my head a little to comprehend the fact that Sue Barker was a top-level athlete, and not a gardening expert on a regional news magazine show. Or a someone who iced cakes for a living. Or just someone’s very nice mum.

Virginia Wade is the same. She just looked like a ballet teacher. It just goes to show how much the women’s game has changed. I wonder how Barker would fare today with her balsa wood racket against the likes of Serena Williams. She might actually die out the court. Or at least start crying.

The best reason to talk about Barker is as an excuse to show this photo, in which Cliff Richard pulls off the neat trick of making a sparkly zebra-print jacket look halfway cool. Which it very obviously isn’t. But that’s Cliff for you. I often muse on what happened between these two lovers that made Cliff feel like he could never sample female flesh again. Makes you think.


Written by harrisharrison

January 29, 2010 at 12:06 am

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  1. Sue is ok leave her alone.

    Bernie downes

    January 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    • I know she is. It’s just that she’s like my mum. I can’t imagine her as a world-class tennis player. Or a lover.


      January 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

  2. Yeah,leave her alone. If you want to pick on someone try Jim Courier…..or Henman.


    January 31, 2010 at 9:02 pm

  3. ………or Terry.


    January 31, 2010 at 9:10 pm

  4. “Sue is twice as sexy as she was at 25”, exclaims exhausted Bonald

    Bonald Mead

    February 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

  5. Oi. Leave Rebecca Front out of it…


    February 2, 2010 at 12:13 am

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