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Old 12-06-2017, 06:49 PM   #361
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shows how little i know about sport.

Listening to the post-match wash-ups yesterday ( we won BTW, did u know?) I nearly ran off the road when they tipped Marsh to come in. Reason being the pitch in perth will be so flat they'll need another bowler. Me, I'd bring Maxwell in (he's a Victorian) and bat the fuckers out of the game. Not as if we're chasing a victory.












Cos we've got two already!
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:59 AM   #362
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Heard Marsh's shield figures today. He's actually gone ok. Problem is, as a bowler, he's just on the rebound from shoulder surgery and has sent down very few deliveries. There's been a myth in Aussie cricket since forever that we need an allrounder. The Poms, Japies, Kiwis, and curry eaters of all persuasions seem to find them, we never really do. We have batsmen who can bowl a bit (The Waughs, Bevo, Watto, Clarko for a bit, even Bobby fucking Simpson,) and the odd bowler who knocks up some runs on occasion (Warnie, Lyon, and a host of blustering quicks). What we have had is a line of keepers at #6 which we don't have now, who allowed us the luxury of an extra bowler when needed.

So the current crop of bowling all-rounders is: M. Marsh (1). Nobody (2) Agar hasn't gone on with it. He'll be a great trivia question in 10 years time.
and batting all-rounders: a few, headed by Maxwell, but his tweakers don't really worry anybody.
So pls selectors, abandon this futile quest and just pick the best 11 players. We got this far without an allrounder. Let's not fix what ain't broke.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:54 PM   #363
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Englands batting exposed for what it is. Very weak. If Root and Cook don't score heavily then we're screwed. When thats occurred in the recent past usually a combination of Moeen, Bairstow and the Tail have been good for helping put on a decent score. But thats not happened now.

Vince shouldn't be near a Test match ground never mind playing on one. Worst thing that could have happened is him getting a half decent score first knock, as that will almost certainly keep him in the team for the rest of the tour. Flattered to deceive. After his knock of 82 he now averages something like 23 in Tests. And he's batting at No 3 FFS!

Cant understand what Vince and Ballance are doing on this Tour. Stoneman might have what it takes to open, but he's far too fond of flashing the bat at the ball rather than looking to bat all day.

Obviously Stokes is a big miss. I never knew so many Aussies worked for the UK Police and the CPS as thats the only logical explanation for why this investigation (into fuck all) has taken so long.
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Last ever Ashes Test at the WACA. Reg's mate Cooky's 150th Test. Aussies on a roll and expected to win. England under the pump and need to win or at least salvage a draw.


All of the above is stating the bloody obvious. Of course, I want the Baggy Greens to win but just had a princely $20 (pensioner bet) on England to win on Betfair at 5.3


Poms can spring a surprise and this Australian side is certainly not that good especially if Mitch Marsh is named in the team. Then again, I said the same thing 4 years ago on the last English tour when Mitchell Johnson was named in the Test team.




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Hope this is only muckraking, looking for a headline


Ashes Spot Fixing Claim












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Hey Forkey,



There was no need for Mitch Marsh. According to the Cricinfo app, we already had an allrounder in the team









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In his first test, he was considered a leg-spin allrounder. Steve Waugh was also picked to be an allrounder at the start. Which just illustrates my point about the infatuation with finding a jack of all trades.
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