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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:24 am    Post subject: I love cricket Reply with quote

and im not ashamed to admit it.Forget football forget rugby.This is the proper game.I was made redundent a month ago which means i can watch most of the ashes.I have over 40 books on cricket and my g/f always takes the p**s but i dont care.When you have australia 4-3 i dont care
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there is much to love with England playing as they are at the moment, littlepieces....Very Happy

Aggers did a Dan Maskell ..."Oh I say" when the early wickets were tumbling last night ...but I just know he was jumping up and down,inside, with joy, as I was......

I want to 'hate' Wink the Aussie commentators on TMS but I can't ... they're all much too nice and fair.....Twisted Evil

It's fantastic being an England cricket supporter at the moment

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watch sky but mainly have tms on, there is a second delay on the screen but i find the commentry so much better
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are all the Aussie fans? Have they given up already?

All I can see and hear when watching on Sky in the early mornings is the Barmy Army.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An away draw now an away WIN.....excellent stuff from the lads, they're doing us proud!!




Poor Stuart Broad...Sad

Meanwhile Ian Botham and Ian Chappell are having (continuing) differences off the pitch.....Very Happy

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/cricket-legends-sir-ian-botham-and-ian-chappell-in-carpark-dust-up/story-e6freol3-1225967040660 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

England were great Australia poor and i think botham could have chappell
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another enthralling day down under and Ponting has gone early on,again..... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a shame about Ponting... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a good day today,but if we lose this it does set up the boxing day test at the mcg which can hold 90'000
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Game over ...barring miracles.. one of the commentators (English I think) on TMS said it would be better if the score was even going on to the MCG, or the series would fall flat.....I could just have gone for that, I think....Wink but fair do's the Aussies have come back with a vengeance ..and who really thought they'd roll over?...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit i didnt see much of this test but have just watched 2 hours of highlights on sky and i have to say i'm worried.The aussies outplayed us and we looked quite poor.Bell needs to move up the order at the expense of collingwood
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
I must admit i didnt see much of this test but have just watched 2 hours of highlights on sky and i have to say i'm worried.The aussies outplayed us and we looked quite poor.Bell needs to move up the order at the expense of collingwood
Sounds like that will happen, littlepieces.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im hoprfull becky
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For your enjoyment; a free ad I've posted on a Melbourne website...... Wink

http://melbourne.locanto.com.au/ID_110660190/Free-to-good-home.html

(With acknowledgements to the great Brian Clough, who suffered the same jibe in the Nottingham Evening Post whilst Forest's manager)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnasty Gnome wrote:
For your enjoyment; a free ad I've posted on a Melbourne website...... Wink

http://melbourne.locanto.com.au/ID_110660190/Free-to-good-home.html

(With acknowledgements to the great Brian Clough, who suffered the same jibe in the Nottingham Evening Post whilst Forest's manager)



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

98 all out ...what a sweet ring those words and numbers have ..a friend of mine in Oz said in an email this morning not to mention the cricket...as if I would gloat... Wink

All for the love of this...



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went down to london yesterday and was so tired i missed the action!
Never mind very happy today Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think the Australian journalist who wrote this back in November of last year will be in hiding today..... Laughing

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/cricket/reasons-why-poms-wont-win/story-e6frey50-1225955985591

10 reasons Poms won't win


1 Overrated

They walked around The Oval after their dominant home summer like they were God's gifts to Wisden. Here's who they really beat. No one. Nuffies and cheats. England clean-swept the worst team on the planet, Bangladesh, and then won three out of four Tests against rotten Pakistan. Now they're portrayed as superstars.

2 Kevin Pietersen

He might be growing a moustache for a very good cause but he's still getting around looking like Dirk Diggler out of Boogie Nights. His most recent Test efforts have been the biggest joke. John Buchanan was right with his assessment of Pietersen. Buchanan was panned because the truth hurt. There's more than one 'I' in Kevin Pietersen and it hurts morale.


3 No top speedster

Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steve Finn are respectable quicks. But they lack the fear factor. Every truly great attack has someone pushing 150km/h, like Mitchell Johnson does for Australia. None of the touring fast bowlers are frightening. Away from swing and seam-friendly England, that doesn't leave them with much.

4 Passive captain

Andrew Strauss has to lead by example because his introverted demeanour doesn't get the blood pumping too much. Only his scores do. He leads with quiet assurance when things are going well. But he comes across as introverted and submissive when things start going pear-shaped.

5 No superstars

Pietersen is as good as anyone when he's in the mood, but he hasn't been in the mood for a long time. He couldn't make a hundred against Bangladesh - his 99 was close but no cigar - and Doug Bollinger, Ben Hilfenhaus and Johnson can smell blood. Graeme Swann is the only Englishman to make a world XI right now.England are successful because they know their limitations. Which means there are limitations.

6 Over-analysis

They've faced bowling machines with footage of Australian speedsters running in at them - and still didn't want to know about Mitchell Johnson. They've given themselves three weeks in Australia to acclimatise but haven't played on pitches like the monster they'll encounter at the Gabba. Every breath they take is a part of a suffocating plan. There's no freedom, nothing instinctive or adventurous. Paralysis by over-analysis.

7 No depth

In such a cramped schedule, injuries are bound to hit both camps. England are in serious strife if they lose any of their first XI. There's a vast gulf between their top-tier players and those on the standby list. Australia can only hope and pray that off-spinner Monty Panesar is called in for Graeme Swann. Australia have eight Test-standard speedsters in the queue.

8 Chokers

This is England we're talking about. Losing is a tradition. Think soccer World Cups. Think Tim Henman at Wimbledon. Think every cricket tour of Australia since 1986-87. They always arrive talking themselves up, vowing they won't wilt under the heat and pressure and scrutiny, then wilt under the heat and pressure and scrutiny. They've hired a self-described Yips Doctor - because they need one.

9 Warm-ups

Everyone keeps rattling on about England's perfect preparation. They must be having a laugh. A few of them made runs at Adelaide Oval. It's like batting on the Hume Highway. Anyone seen the scorecards? Western Australia rolled England for 223. South Australia dismissed them for 288 on the Hume. And Australia A ripped through their top order in Hobart A yesterday. Perfectly prepared? Piffle.

10 Scars

Five of their top six batsmen are the same lot who stumbled and bumbled through the 5-0 loss on England's last trip to Australia. The scarring is deep and real. Jimmy Anderson's memories of Australia are all nightmarish. He averaged 45.16. Broad and Finn are yet to play a Test series in Australia. Hard surfaces jarring bones and muscles, oppressive heat - they won't know what or who has hit them.
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