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THE ASHES... 2009

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by The Nomad, May 19, 2009.

  1. Stulikesdrums

    Stulikesdrums Well-Known Member

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    Great performance from Australia.
    1-1
     
  2. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    [quote author=Rafa4PM link=topic=33622.msg920304#msg920304 date=1249641992]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg920296#msg920296 date=1249641067]
    The selecters refusal to replace players who are obviously and massively off form is going to cost us the ashes.
    Ravi Bopara should have been removed after the second test.
    Fucking shit. Now were waiting for Cooks usual failure. We're fucked.
    [/quote]

    Oncy you can't just drop these lads after a few failures mate, otherwise England would just be swapping and changing the team all of the time. Bopara scored 3 tons in the series before this and is potentially a very good player and Cook averaged 50+ in the 2nd test match.

    Who would you bring in for these 2 if they were dropped?
    [/quote]Strauss
    Key
    Bell
    Shah
    Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Prior
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson
    Sidebottom
     
  3. Jürgen4PM

    Jürgen4PM Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg921556#msg921556 date=1249826203]
    [quote author=Rafa4PM link=topic=33622.msg920304#msg920304 date=1249641992]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg920296#msg920296 date=1249641067]
    The selecters refusal to replace players who are obviously and massively off form is going to cost us the ashes.
    Ravi Bopara should have been removed after the second test.
    Fucking shit. Now were waiting for Cooks usual failure. We're fucked.
    [/quote]

    Oncy you can't just drop these lads after a few failures mate, otherwise England would just be swapping and changing the team all of the time. Bopara scored 3 tons in the series before this and is potentially a very good player and Cook averaged 50+ in the 2nd test match.

    Who would you bring in for these 2 if they were dropped?
    [/quote]Strauss
    Key
    Bell
    Shah
    Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Prior
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson
    Sidebottom
    [/quote]

    Well Key and Shah are both over 32 (i think), so thats a real short term solution mate + neither of them have exactly done well at Test level in the past.

    It'll be interesting to see what England go with at the Oval. A win is a must so thats a dead cert 5 bowlers needed (hopefully Flintoff is fit)

    I suspect that Ravi will get dropped for Trott and Harmison out for Freddie.

    Assuming the weather is good, this test match should be a cracker (if England can post a score of course)
     
  4. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    [quote author=Rafa4PM link=topic=33622.msg921593#msg921593 date=1249831823]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg921556#msg921556 date=1249826203]
    [quote author=Rafa4PM link=topic=33622.msg920304#msg920304 date=1249641992]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg920296#msg920296 date=1249641067]
    The selecters refusal to replace players who are obviously and massively off form is going to cost us the ashes.
    Ravi Bopara should have been removed after the second test.
    Fucking shit. Now were waiting for Cooks usual failure. We're fucked.
    [/quote]

    Oncy you can't just drop these lads after a few failures mate, otherwise England would just be swapping and changing the team all of the time. Bopara scored 3 tons in the series before this and is potentially a very good player and Cook averaged 50+ in the 2nd test match.

    Who would you bring in for these 2 if they were dropped?
    [/quote]Strauss
    Key
    Bell
    Shah
    Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Prior
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson
    Sidebottom
    [/quote]

    Well Key and Shah are both over 32 (i think), so thats a real short term solution mate + neither of them have exactly done well at Test level in the past.

    It'll be interesting to see what England go with at the Oval. A win is a must so thats a dead cert 5 bowlers needed (hopefully Flintoff is fit)

    I suspect that Ravi will get dropped for Trott and Harmison out for Freddie.

    Assuming the weather is good, this test match should be a cracker (if England can post a score of course)


    [/quote]Yup its short term. But here we are with one to play and our ENTIRE batting order out of nick.
    Theres county games this week and everyone of the cunts better be playing to try and eke out a bit of form. Key, Ramprakash and Shah are playing well at county level and all have SOME experience for England.
    Of course non of it will happen, but only Collingwood and Strauss have come through this tournament with any credibility intact. Bopara, Cook, Bell and Pieterson have been fucking jokes. Especially the first two given theyve had 8 goes each to play out.
     
  5. Jürgen4PM

    Jürgen4PM Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg921805#msg921805 date=1249891059]
    [quote author=Rafa4PM link=topic=33622.msg921593#msg921593 date=1249831823]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg921556#msg921556 date=1249826203]
    [quote author=Rafa4PM link=topic=33622.msg920304#msg920304 date=1249641992]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg920296#msg920296 date=1249641067]
    The selecters refusal to replace players who are obviously and massively off form is going to cost us the ashes.
    Ravi Bopara should have been removed after the second test.
    Fucking shit. Now were waiting for Cooks usual failure. We're fucked.
    [/quote]

    Oncy you can't just drop these lads after a few failures mate, otherwise England would just be swapping and changing the team all of the time. Bopara scored 3 tons in the series before this and is potentially a very good player and Cook averaged 50+ in the 2nd test match.

    Who would you bring in for these 2 if they were dropped?
    [/quote]Strauss
    Key
    Bell
    Shah
    Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Prior
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson
    Sidebottom
    [/quote]

    Well Key and Shah are both over 32 (i think), so thats a real short term solution mate + neither of them have exactly done well at Test level in the past.

    It'll be interesting to see what England go with at the Oval. A win is a must so thats a dead cert 5 bowlers needed (hopefully Flintoff is fit)

    I suspect that Ravi will get dropped for Trott and Harmison out for Freddie.

    Assuming the weather is good, this test match should be a cracker (if England can post a score of course)


    [/quote]Yup its short term. But here we are with one to play and our ENTIRE batting order out of nick.
    Theres county games this week and everyone of the cunts better be playing to try and eke out a bit of form. Key, Ramprakash and Shah are playing well at county level and all have SOME experience for England.
    Of course non of it will happen, but only Collingwood and Strauss have come through this tournament with any credibility intact. Bopara, Cook, Bell and Pieterson have been fucking jokes. Especially the first two given theyve had 8 goes each to play out.
    [/quote]

    It'll be interesting to see what changes they make, it's got to be a min of 2-3.

    I think every England supporter knew that without KP and Freddie it would be near on impossible to win this series. Lets just hope that Freddie can work his magic one last time.
     
  6. Y1

    Y1 Klopp Kop Member

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    [quote author=Portly link=topic=33622.msg920964#msg920964 date=1249733678]
    I agree about Botham's bowling. I well remember test matches when he toiled for hours bowling total rubbish!

    OK we all know Botham was a great cricketer, but he has been sanctified by the passage of time.

    England supporters are accustomed to the situation where England have to bat out for a draw, and in that situation Botham was hopeless. He came to the wicket and swing his big heavy bat at every delivery that went whistling past him, until he was out.
    [/quote]

    Haha, apt description but when he scores, he scores big!
     
  7. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    Ravi out, Trott in.

    Why has it taken 8 innings to decide he was off form!

    Bolted.horse.stable.door
     
  8. leftpeg

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    I would have gone for Key.
     
  9. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    [quote author=leftpeg link=topic=33622.msg925165#msg925165 date=1250415593]
    I would have gone for Key.
    [/quote]Oui moi aussi.
     
  10. Hamaan

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    How on earth has Bell managed to keep his place? The guy is poo. He has a decent average against the poorer nations but when he's up against any of the top 3 teams he has looked rubbish. I would have kept Bopara but dropped him down the order.
     
  11. Ryan

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    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg925137#msg925137 date=1250411907]
    Ravi out, Trott in.

    Why has it taken 8 innings to decide he was off form!

    Bolted.horse.stable.door
    [/quote]

    That puts a ridiculous amount of pressure on Trott for the last game of the Series.
     
  12. Fox

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    [quote author=leftpeg link=topic=33622.msg925165#msg925165 date=1250415593]
    I would have gone for Key.
    [/quote]

    although there is no doubt key can bat peggy, he is a disgrace to professional sport. He is a big fat fucker, how the fuck can a pro be so fat is beyond me. He could not run for the ball to save a four or a quick run out. England banned Rashid as he was too fat recently so they can hardly play Key who is even fatter.

    [​IMG]

    Aussies would have an easy sledging opportunity there
     
  13. LarryHagman

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    [quote author=Ryan link=topic=33622.msg926805#msg926805 date=1250551209]
    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg925137#msg925137 date=1250411907]
    Ravi out, Trott in.

    Why has it taken 8 innings to decide he was off form!

    Bolted.horse.stable.door
    [/quote]

    That puts a ridiculous amount of pressure on Trott for the last game of the Series.
    [/quote]

    It's OK, he can handle it. He's South African.
     
  14. Portly

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    [quote author=Fox link=topic=33622.msg926905#msg926905 date=1250580076] He is a big fat fucker, how the fuck can a pro be so fat is beyond me. He could not run for the ball to save a four or a quick run out. England banned Rashid as he was too fat recently so they can hardly play Key who is even fatter.
    [/quote]

    Cricket is a sport in which being a big fat fucker, albeit a disadvantage, doesn't rule you out completely.  Some heroes from the past like Colin Milburn have been rotund. There are even some tubby bowlers around who often have their day!

    It's like in the amateur matches when a big fat middle-aged guy comes to the crease. The fielding side snigger, whereupon the old fat guy twats the ball to the boundary in all directions!

    ;D
     
  15. Oncy

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    God im shitting my pants.
    I think when alls said and done, the momentum has switched so much that it really is Australias to lose. And as i've suspected all along, we'll struggle to take all 20 wickets, which you would imagine will be more difficult than ever with the Aussi's remit undoubtably will be 'Dont give your wicket away easily'.
    Its going to take a hell of a performance from England to take the urn and if im honest i dont see it.
    1-1
    Man of the series. M.Clarke, a truly great player.
     
  16. Ryan

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    [quote author=Herr Onceared link=topic=33622.msg927521#msg927521 date=1250641585]
    God im shitting my pants.
    I think when alls said and done, the momentum has switched so much that it really is Australias to lose. And as i've suspected all along, we'll struggle to take all 20 wickets, which you would imagine will be more difficult than ever with the Aussi's remit undoubtably will be 'Dont give your wicket away easily'.
    Its going to take a hell of a performance from England to take the urn and if im honest i dont see it.
    1-1
    Man of the series. M.Clarke, a truly great player.
    [/quote]

    Yup, he's been excellent.
     
  17. Fox

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    [size=10pt]WOHOO, I have just got a ticket for tomorrows play at the oval, get in[/size].


    Weather looks ok now so at least we could have a 5 day match, should be a cracker.
     
  18. SummerOnions

    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    [quote author=Fox link=topic=33622.msg927619#msg927619 date=1250670879]
    [size=10pt]WOHOO, I have just got a ticket for tomorrows play at the oval, get in[/size].


    Weather looks ok now so at least we could have a 5 day match, should be a cracker.
    [/quote]


    The sun may be cracking the fucking flags all day everyday, but even so that's optimistic.
     
  19. livvy145

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    Cook gone

    12-1
     
  20. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    [quote author=livvy185 link=topic=33622.msg928922#msg928922 date=1250763732]
    Cook gone

    12-1
    [/quote]Ah well. If only the selectors had read this thread and listened to me. Fucking pricks.
     

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