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THE ASHES

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Ryan, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Perhaps, but England did look to have tightened up their act and, particularly, their attitude at Lord's.  It all depends on the latter IMO.  If England get cocky again, the Australians can certainly scrap their way back into things; if England maintain the right outlook, they won't.  It really is as simple as that IMHO.
     
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    I'm of the opinion that you should never underestimate the Australians.  They'll come back stronger this week.  They haven't had a big innings from any of their batsmen yet - its a matter of time for Clarke, and I think Watson is always a danger.
     
  3. Ryan

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    Warner plays. Pietersen is likely to. Australia may go with 2 spinners. Neither of whom can spin.

    This could be over before day 4.
     
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    With Lyon and Warner looking likely to return, I think this is probably the best aussie side available to them.

    This Aussie team still has a number of good players amongst their ranks that simply haven't performed imo. I've backed them to come good in this match.
     
  5. Ryan

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    If Watson gets done LBW I'm gonna eat the fucking internet.
     
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  6. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    I agree.  Not saying they'll win, but 5-1 is generous against a still unconvincing England side.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan The Prophet Member

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    Look at Watson. He's fuckin itching to get that big fat shin out halfway down the pitch.

    You just know its gonna happen. And then he'll review too the dipshit.
     
  8. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Pretty solid start from the Aussies. The ball is doing fuck all really - Could be a long day in the field for England.
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan The Prophet Member

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    Australia playing at far too many balls here.

    There's no rush to make a score. Just leave shit alone until lunch.
     
  10. Portly

    Portly Top quality gammon. Member

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    I think the Aussie openers are doing exactly the right thing.  Defending the good balls and punishing the bad ones.
     
  11. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    BOOOOOM!!! Bresnan steps up!. Happy Yorkshire day lad!
     
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    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Well that's a weird decision - We'll take it though :D
     
  13. Ryan

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    A complete fucking disgrace.
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    This is making a mockery of the review system.  Oz for once review correctly and don't get the reprieve. It isn't really good enough.
     
  15. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Yep - I have lost count of how many bad decisions have gone against the Aussies. In fact since DRS came in I can't recall any bad decisions and then suddenly in this match it all goes tits up!
     
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    I think it is a case of the system not being used properly by the umpire over seeing it. Surely they could see there was no evidence to support the umpire's decision and so give it not out?

    Both sides have had bad decisions but I think the Aussies have had more than you would typically see already. Its a shame as it takes the focus off the cricket and gives the Aussies an easy retort when we point our 5-0 whitewash in their faces..
     
  17. Ryan

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    I'm going to bed. Cricket is completely fucked.
     
  18. LarryHagman

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    What's happened to cricket? I'll get kicks tomorrow taking the piss out of Aussies but really, something in the game's fucked up.
     
  19. Brizzle

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    That decision on Swann evens it up. Stupid rule that 50% of the ball as to hit the stump on hawkeye! 45% of the ball hitting the stump would take the bail straight off!
     
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    Piers Morgan tweeting about the Ashes has inspired to go out and buy a cricket bat.

    Mostly so I can smack across his fucking skull with it.
     
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