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#1 User is offline   EvanParsons 

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

1. Ponting retires ASAP, or let him have his sendoff at the World Cup.
2. Clarke isn't considered for national selection, until he's racked up some decent scores in State Cricket.
3. Cameron White or Tim Paine and not Clarke is the next captain.
4. Let's give some young guys from states other than New South Wales a chance.
5. Train our bowlers to bowl in English conditions - reverse swing.
6. Stop trying to manfacture a new Warne.
7. And friggng select Nathan Hauritz next time.
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#2 User is offline   HDMC 

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:45 AM

Give contracted players a reasonable living wage and put the bulk of their contract money into a trust to be accessed on retirement.

Get their minds off the high rolling, flashy sportscar, flashier blonde lifestyle and focus them back on cricket.
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#3 User is offline   EvanParsons 

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:55 PM

Clone Shane Watson - Wato killed em last night! B)
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:23 AM

He sure did, Evan. He had a magnificent match.

But one player does not a team make, and the other players need to find some form. Our fielding was abysmal for a start, England should never have reached that score. Batting and bowling [Watto excepted] was mediocre. Clarke's captaincy was ok, but he's hardly what you'd call inspirational.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:04 PM

I think when people want to bring more credibility and interest into what sort of competition they're participated in, they'll call it a sport.


I think golf has enough physical activity in it to be called a sport. Because the precision of their physical movements have the utmost influence on their ability to compete.



But for me, the rule of thumb is. If you can drink beer while doing it and still succeed consistently, it's not a sport.
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#6 User is offline   scotto 

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

View PostDevin09, on 15 December 2011 - 04:04 PM, said:

But for me, the rule of thumb is. If you can drink beer while doing it and still succeed consistently, it's not a sport.

That's harsh - it would leave synchronised swimming as a sport.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:42 AM

I'm pleased that Punter got his ton today at the SCG - more please.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:33 AM

View PostBam, on 04 January 2012 - 11:42 AM, said:

I'm pleased that Punter got his ton today at the SCG - more please.

It was good to see. I have to be a bit of a Jonah and wonder if it's really just delayed the inevitable and by the end of the year we will be hearing calls for his dropping all over again.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:11 AM

He says he has changed his technique.How he will handle the English bowlers is the test. Nevertheless he is working hard and the results are obvious.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:02 PM

So what odds an Australian whitewash?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

I reckon about 2 to 1. The Indians just want to go home to "their" wickets.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

View PostGeorgeParsons, on 23 January 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

I reckon about 2 to 1. The Indians just want to go home to "their" wickets.

We were right... it was great to watch!
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#13 User is offline   EvanParsons 

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:57 AM

Peter Siddle is my favourite - doesn't get the wraps nor the advertising sponsorships of the others, but does a good, workmanlike job and gets results at the right time in matches.
Ed Cowan too is very likeable and a little more intellectual than others, but he needs to secure his place with some more runs.
Clarke has made me into a believer - ditching Lara Bingle was the best thing he's ever done, obviously developing into a fine captain and tactician.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

View PostEvanParsons, on 07 February 2012 - 06:57 AM, said:

Peter Siddle is my favourite - doesn't get the wraps nor the advertising sponsorships of the others, but does a good, workmanlike job and gets results at the right time in matches.
Ed Cowan too is very likeable and a little more intellectual than others, but he needs to secure his place with some more runs.
Clarke has made me into a believer - ditching Lara Bingle was the best thing he's ever done, obviously developing into a fine captain and tactician.

Siddle is great.... the close ups of him giving some of the Indain batsmen a mouthful are classic. I'd love to read a transcript.
I agree about Cowan, and besides getting rid of Bingle, the best thing Clarke did was to get rid of that foul metrosexual hairdo.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

Evan and Scotto : Good stuff. Well said.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:33 AM

At least they finally dumped Ponting from the One Day team - time for Ricky to retire from cricket altogether.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:33 AM

At least they finally dumped Ponting from the One Day team - time for Ricky to retire from cricket altogether.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

View PostEvanParsons, on 21 February 2012 - 07:33 AM, said:

At least they finally dumped Ponting from the One Day team - time for Ricky to retire from cricket altogether.

I really wish he would retire, go out on top after his last couple of test innings. no one will remember his last few one dayers.

And Sachin should go with him - this 100th hundred thing is like an albatross around the neck of he and his team. Not that I object to the Indians losing.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:58 PM

It is important to know when to go. Ricky is finding it hard to make the decision. Leave at the top ,not on the slide.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:45 AM

View PostGeorgeParsons, on 22 February 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

It is important to know when to go. Ricky is finding it hard to make the decision. Leave at the top ,not on the slide.

I agree. But how many hang on too long?
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