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03.12.2010 13:49

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
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Originally Posted by FabrizioM (Post 1033275)
Yes, that is correct but I am asking about sports tournaments per se

You got to work on your grammar man :o

PaddyG 03.12.2010 13:53

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1033280)
You got to work on your grammar man :o

Should I, or shouldn't I?

PlantHead 03.12.2010 14:41

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
3-3 at one point, even at 2am in the morning had a little whoop of joy. That is a score I won't see again in my lifetime me thinks.
Looked like a flat wicket though, which the Australian batsmen made a hash of, lets see how England handle it.
I also haven't ruled out a collapse by the lower order.

03.12.2010 15:12

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1033288)
Should I, or shouldn't I?

I don't agree with correcting minor mistakes. But his post was devoid of any punctuation and didn't make any sense.

I'm not a pedant, I just think people should make an effort :o

Gastro Gnome 03.12.2010 15:33

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1033393)
I don't agree with correcting minor mistakes. But his post was devoid of any punctuation and didn't make any sense.

I'm not a pedant, I just think people should make an effort :o

':o' is not a punctuation mark.

Gastro Gnome 05.12.2010 00:13

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
Has anyone found a live stream of The Ashes online, whether free or not?

tkn 05.12.2010 00:26

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ITV is showing the highlights.

05.12.2010 01:39

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Originally Posted by Gastro Gnome (Post 1034654)
Has anyone found a live stream of The Ashes online, whether free or not?

http://crictime.com/

Littered with ads though :(

Gastro Gnome 05.12.2010 01:51

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1034704)
http://crictime.com/

Littered with ads though :(


Thanks very much.

Raaaabert 05.12.2010 15:25

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
http://myp2p.eu/competition.php?comp...ipline=cricket

Carlos R 06.12.2010 13:33

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Hhmmm. I'm worried now.

England, I think, will not get the chance to win this test, as the Australians "just" need to bat for a day and then the psychological advantage gained at the Gabba will be lost.

That day is going to be littered with rain interruptions which will play into the batter's hands (pardon any pun) as the bowlers won't be able to build any pressure.

Ho hum... back to 0-0 at the end of two matches. Still lots of positives, but I think the team will feel frustrated if they don't get the remaining 6 wickets tomorrow, with the formidable combination of Hussey and Haddin to come. Early wickets a must, as they say.

PaddyG 06.12.2010 13:57

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Open up with Swann and KP maybe? Swann was, by all acounts, turning it square with no luck at all and KP is on such a high, his ego alone will get wickets :D.
I still think we'll do it, as long as the rain is only intermittent.
So jealous of my old school mate, he's in Adelaide now, the bar steward :mad:

Carlos R 06.12.2010 14:16

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1035907)
I still think we'll do it, as long as the rain is only intermittent.


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Originally Posted by The Beeb
...the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology issued the following apocalyptic warning for the Adelaide area.
"Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall, flash flooding, damaging winds with gusts in excess of 90 km/h and large hailstones."
The detail - "Move cars under cover. Secure loose items around your property. Stay indoors, away from windows" - painted an even bleaker picture. The only surprise was that there was no mention of plagues of ravenous locusts or four mysterious horsemen.

Let's hope and pray. Either way, it'll all be over by the time I get up tomorrow...

PaddyG 07.12.2010 09:42

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Oh yes, how sweet is that? I actually stayed up till 2 to watch us polish the Aussie tail. :D
I have to say though, I haven't seen such a poor Australian team in years.

PlantHead 07.12.2010 11:04

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1127 runs conceded 6 wickets taken...wooooo.
Are Australia actually England in disguise, my world has turned upside down.

PaddyG 07.12.2010 11:10

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Seems as if the CA selectors have a bit of a quandrary on their hands....
http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/co...ry/490595.html

PlantHead 07.12.2010 11:45

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1036925)
Seems as if the CA selectors have a bit of a quandrary on their hands....
http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/co...ry/490595.html


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"Young Daisy Smith, eh?" said Hilditch, glancing at the résumé. "Looks like she could be a big personality in the dressing room. Incredible mental toughness for a nine year old girl. Maybe it'll rub off on some of the current rabble."
Basking in the sunshine of an ashes win this morning.

07.12.2010 13:18

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
Australia team really are pathetic :rolleyes:

J.L-P 07.12.2010 13:19

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
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Originally Posted by PlantHead (Post 1036975)
Basking in the sunshine of an ashes win this morning.

I was told to pray for rain yesterday, evidently my prayers came too late.

Sowwy.

PaddyG 08.12.2010 10:30

Re: Build up to the Ashes
 
Rumours circulating that Warney will make a comeback, but he more or less dismissed it in his Telegragh column. Would be great though, wouldn't it? If only to show just how desperate the Ausssies are :D


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