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Old 06.01.2011, 17:22
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Re: Build up to the Ashes

Oh yeah, to the tune of "I wanna go home":

He bowls to the left,
He bowls to the right,
That Mitchell Johnson, his bowling is shite

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Old 06.01.2011, 18:19
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Re: Build up to the Ashes

Thats a good one, that is. Listen out for that in the terraces, it will definitely be getting sung at city.

This threads been busy while I've been away. Lots of ozzys etc confidently predicting things after the second test.

3 more wickets, Porsche, and you'll have to eat your wooly hat. With or without gravy. Please post a video of said meal to confirm, and give us all another laugh. I'm going to need one, not being able to watch Australia try and play cricket
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Old 06.01.2011, 18:28
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This threads been busy while I've been away. Lots of ozzys etc confidently predicting things after the second test.
you mean third test.

We've been good for a while but now its our turn to suck for a bit. Im sure it will happen to India too when their great retire (especially Tendulkar if he ever does retire!!!). Although the upside is that I'm actually pretty excited to see some new young breed of Australian batsman come through and play with freedom. Kids like Mitchell Marsh, the young new mcdermott, Tim Paine and a couple of those Victorian youngsters that are going nuts at the minute in domestic cricket. We've got the most talented domestic comp in the world but because of our national team was doing so well, players havent been given a chance. So there's always a silver lining.
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Old 06.01.2011, 18:29
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Oh yeah, to the tune of "I wanna go home":

He bowls to the left,
He bowls to the right,
That Mitchell Johnson, his bowling is shite

Pretty much owned you guys in the third test so he can't be that bad. He's not the most consistent bowler though, I'll give ya that. Kinda like burt lee a few years ago.
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Old 06.01.2011, 19:39
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Pretty much owned you guys in the third test so he can't be that bad. He's not the most consistent bowler though, I'll give ya that. Kinda like burt lee a few years ago.

More like a delicate flower...he is either the best or the worst bowler in the world depending on his confidence.




Lovely stuff from Hilfenhaus, I can only imagine the screwed up face of despair punter would have made had he been playing


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Did the man ever make an easy catch, his fielding was some of the best ever. I will miss seeing his name on the team sheet, you knew what you would get from the ginger ninja, a fairly average batsmen who would give it everything and be a right pain in the bum to remove from the crease.
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Old 06.01.2011, 22:23
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Re: Build up to the Ashes

maybe they're learning from you guys

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Old 07.01.2011, 03:21
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Worth staying up for . Three innings victories? That is a right royal stuffing.
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Old 07.01.2011, 07:04
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Worth staying up for . Three innings victories? That is a right royal stuffing.
Nah 5-0 is a royal stuffing. You guys got owned on the best pitch in the world. But it does show how much heart our team possess at the minute when we lose 3 games by an innings to england.

awful cricket. We truly are worse than Bangladesh at the minute. We deserve our ranking (actually we should be worse than that).

Top work to Stevie smith by the way and I hope he improves his bowling to justify a genuine allrounder position. Jeeze, who would have thought we had a batsman that could stick around....

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Old 07.01.2011, 11:16
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maybe they're learning from you guys

I remember that, being all excited for the Ashes and then out comes Harmi and bowls that rubbish, set the tone for what followed really.

Seems to me you convicts need to find a bowling attack, other than Siddle it looked pretty toothless. Johnson is either frightening or terrible, sometimes in the same over.

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Old 07.01.2011, 11:27
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I remember that, being all excited for the Ashes and then out comes Harmi and bowls that rubbish, set the tone for what followed really.

Seems to me you convicts need to find a bowling attack, other than Siddle it looked pretty toothless. Johnson is either frightening or terrible, sometimes in the same over.

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Moment of the series for me
Im more worried about the batting. Batting creates the pressure behind the bowlers. Hilfy was solid, as was siddle. We nearly beat the best side in the world 3 months ago on their home soil with basically the same side. Everyone just lacked any sort of grit or determination.

Australia are the new england
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Old 07.01.2011, 11:35
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. We nearly beat the best side in the world 3 months ago on their home soil with basically the same side.
Ahh must have missed that tour of England.
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Old 07.01.2011, 11:45
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We nearly beat the best side in the world 3 months ago on their home soil with basically the same side.
Which basically proves you've just been comprehensively outplayed by a far superior side
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Old 07.01.2011, 12:00
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Oh dear. Never underestimate the Aussies. Or never underestimate how overconfident the English can get?
Along the same lines:

How Australia will win the Ashes - by Fox Sport

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...Kids like Mitchell Marsh, the young new mcdermott, Tim Paine and a couple of those Victorian youngsters that are going nuts at the minute in domestic cricket.
Unfortunately you have to play for New South to get into the Aussie side, mores the pity.

I never thought our side was strong, but I never thought the series would be this one sided, especially after the 1st test. England are coming away with a lot of records from this tour and all legitimately won, but it still doesn't seem like reality, England are normally the ones to suck and play inconsistant cricket
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Old 07.01.2011, 13:05
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Which basically proves you've just been comprehensively outplayed by a far superior side
Oh yeah thoroughly outplayed. But even you would agree, although england bowled fantastically, we definitely contributed to our downfall. If you didn't than I suppose you didn't see the cricket being played. Chasing wide ones, run-outs, bowling short. Granted I only saw the perth and brissy test, but not all those wickets were wicket-taking deliveries. I saw that both english and australian journo's on cricinfo agreed...

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Oh yeah thoroughly outplayed. But even you would agree, although england bowled fantastically, we definitely contributed to our downfall. If you didn't than I suppose you didn't see the cricket being played. Chasing wide ones, run-outs, bowling short. Granted I only saw the perth and brissy test, but not all those wickets were wicket-taking deliveries. I saw that both english and australian journo's on cricinfo agreed...
I totally agree a lot of the Aussie players got themselves out, but you have to ask why? Could it be that the English bowling was so stifling as to make them think they needed to go for the shots? As a former bowler, I often benefitted from the guy the other end bowling so tight that the batsmen had to go after me, so I got a lot of wickets from, quite honestly, dross.
The Aussies showed they could bat sensibly, for a while at least, in the 1st Innings at the SCG. Watson and Hughes were very restrained, especially Watson. Fortunately (), it didn't last; either because they realised they were digging themselves into a whole, or the bowlers managed to grind them down sufficiently.
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I totally agree a lot of the Aussie players got themselves out, but you have to ask why? Could it be that the English bowling was so stifling as to make them think they needed to go for the shots? As a former bowler, I often benefitted from the guy the other end bowling so tight that the batsmen had to go after me, so I got a lot of wickets from, quite honestly, dross.
Well we're both clutching at straws mate. It could be anything from the batsman having pressure to perform, great bowling, great fielding creating pressure, being 5-39 down, swinging conditions, bouncey conditions etc etc.

But just by my watching the saffers and the whiners on foxtel the other day, I could see why those two teams are ranking above both Australia and England. Solid batting and perfect bowling by both teams. Albiet on livelier decks
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But just by my watching the saffers and the whiners on foxtel the other day, I could see why those two teams are ranking above both Australia and England. Solid batting and perfect bowling by both teams. Albiet on livelier decks
Which is why I'm particularly looking forward to when India (you call them whiners? lol) visit England this Summer.
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Re: Build up to the Ashes

Yeah india are whiners. The cricket equivalent of an Italian soccer player
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Re: Build up to the Ashes

Some marvellous insight here. Pity Natasha's not on it, she's usually got some amusingly trite putdowns. It was the third test, the one you run. But what about that hat, porsche? Not seen it so far.

To be honest it was a bit unfair of england to allow all their batsman to play, seeing as we only needed 5 of them to bat in one innings to defeat Australia in half these tests. Perhaps we should have just let cook bat on his own, I think he made as much as the australian team as a whole. Certainly he seemed to spend a lot longer at the crease.

At the end of the day, you have to take 20 wickets to win a test match. You can have the best batsman in the world, or not, as the case may, and indeed is, be. You still won't win unless you do that. And apart from that inspired/lucky spell by johnson in the third, the ozzys never looked like getting 10 wickets, never mind 20.

I think the real reson england have beaten australia so comprehensively is that they've transitioned a lot better from the 2005 ashes series side to this one. We've lost some massive players since then, as the ozzys have done, but we've replaced them, unlike the ozzys.
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