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#21 Flopsy

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:49 AM

For those wanting a full wrap around interactive experience , which will also help keep you awake, the Guardian's excellent Over by Over coverage will be on, with the return of Rob Smyth & Andy Bull, plus their rather good Ashes Blog. Also, as well as the Beeb's TMS www.testmatchsofa.com will be commentating on every ball. Well worth a listen

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 11:41 AM

Mr Mark Steel's amusing view from the Independent http://ind.pn/fConFK

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 20:14 PM

Far too many England players / commentators saying the enemy are in disarray and how easy this series is going to be when history shows England are capable of cocking up against Tesco 3rd XI. Caution is always the watchword as far as England cricket is concerned so let's see how it goes in the first Test shall we ?

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 22:07 PM

Far too many England players / commentators saying the enemy are in disarray and how easy this series is going to be when history shows England are capable of cocking up against Tesco 3rd XI. Caution is always the watchword as far as England cricket is concerned so let's see how it goes in the first Test shall we ?


Exactly.

I have no idea how this series is going to go, but quite happy for us to go in as underdog.
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 00:50 AM

nearly there now folks. even though it will have no bearing on the series itself, winning the toss tomorrow night is massive!!

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 01:43 AM

On a side note, I walked past David Gower yesterday in Brisbane. Taller than I thought he was!

Mu girlfriend has also made a deal with me. I wear her England shirt to the match, she will buy my beers for the day!
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:42 AM

To be honest, I don't care who wins the ashes.
The Aussies have gone soft. Ponting, to me, is not a leader in the mold of Border, Waugh,or Taylor. If it were up to me, I'd bring back Warnie, just for his captaincy. (only half joking about Warnie).
There's no character to the team now that they've given Dougie the flick. A world top ten bowler and they leave him out! Yeah, he's been injured, but, so has Clarke the wuss.
I'll be on the golf course tomorrow, doing a theno.

 As for mediocre performers from the former colonies I couldn't care less. jimmk 11 7/8/13

 

I've just realised, he's talking about Prior, Pietersen and co, but not Stokes, he's a Kiwi.

 


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:46 AM

I'll be a nervous (tired) wreck

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:38 AM

I'm going to the Adelaide Oval for day 2 and 3.
FECK OFF ANDERSON AND TAKE YOUR LITTLE GIRL GUIDE WITH YOU

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:23 PM

To be honest, I don't care who wins the ashes.

:o I don't beleive that Dave!

As I get up at 6am most days, inc today I'm not sure how I can make it till midnight to watch the first ball. But am going to give it a go.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 17:43 PM

I'm going to the PLACE THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED for day 2 and 3.


Sorted your typo out ;)

I hope you enjoy the trip, but cry over the cricket ;)

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 19:00 PM

I'm planning a late one today. Very excited.
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 22:36 PM

Going to watch the first session at least tonight and maybe more, best chance of winning down under for a long, long time. I do think this will be a very close series hopefully England can get off to a good start this time. ;)

COME ON ENGLAND!!!

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 23:07 PM

:o I don't beleive that Dave!

As I get up at 6am most days, inc today I'm not sure how I can make it till midnight to watch the first ball. But am going to give it a go.



Ozzie, this match is lacking in characters. Going back not to far, you had players like Gower and Mark Waugh, players with a graceful, effortless style. Gower, in particular, you'd pay to watch him train in the nets. Then there were players like Hughes, who'd engage the crowds, then Warne and McGrath who were simply brilliant at what they did.
I can't think that any of the two teams come close.
For me, the Aussie selectors have lost the plot. They should have been using the past two years to blood more young players.

At the end of the day, I suppose we are watching two of the lower graded Test nations.

 As for mediocre performers from the former colonies I couldn't care less. jimmk 11 7/8/13

 

I've just realised, he's talking about Prior, Pietersen and co, but not Stokes, he's a Kiwi.

 


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 23:39 PM

Well let's hope this lowly graded Test nation buries your lowly graded Test nation.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 23:51 PM

England have won the toss and will bat first.
FECK OFF ANDERSON AND TAKE YOUR LITTLE GIRL GUIDE WITH YOU

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 23:53 PM

Just booed the Aussie Anthem, shame on me. Worried about Johnson, worried about Cook. Need an hour without losing a wicket.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 00:03 AM

Oh bum. Strauss out to gulley 3rd ball.

Edited by HemelRover, 25 November 2010 - 00:04 AM.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 00:04 AM

Leading by example there eh?
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.

We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 00:04 AM

What a muppet. Bugger off Strauss.




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