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Ashes 2017/18
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26097 posts
Bulls*** over hyped lead up is over and the cricket has begun.

Proper test cricket yesterday. Lyon looking dangerous and now picking up wickets. Australia to win 3-1.
12:25pm 24/11/17 Permalink
system
Internet
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12:25pm 24/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21417 posts
Shaun Marsh's first impact on thw game was a dropped sitter, classic Marsh brothers
02:19pm 24/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26100 posts
If Smith gets out cheaply we're f***ed.
03:29pm 24/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40881 posts
Omg so excited obviously not about our keeper selection.
04:30pm 24/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26101 posts
Meanwhile Maxwell is 150+* in the Sheffield Shield.
04:32pm 24/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40882 posts
I thought he had done enough to get selected. I totes would have gone maxwell before f***8ng marsh :(
04:38pm 24/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26102 posts
He's also a second spin bowling option. Hopefully they're about to give him out so he can be f***ed off for the second test.
04:52pm 24/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40884 posts
He is ready i reckon to go through a smith like rebirth.
05:02pm 24/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21419 posts
Can't be worse than marsh...
05:09pm 24/11/17 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39346 posts
This is the worst Ashes ever! I'm in bed before it starts and get up after it's over.
07:18pm 24/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40885 posts
i cant believe im not going this year. (even if i fail majorly most times when i go)
07:27pm 24/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21420 posts
Yeah you are better off watching it on tv, you will at least make the lunch break
07:58pm 24/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40886 posts
not the same atmosphere when i storm off early
08:01pm 24/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40890 posts
smith again left to pick up the pieces after aussie top order collapses for f*** all.

maxwell scores 278.

SACK MARSH. (or maybe khawaja)
02:18pm 25/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26104 posts
I hope Paine succeeds but I see Hanscombe becoming keeper and Maxwell coming into the side at 6.
08:17pm 25/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21423 posts
Reckon handscombe can really become the full time keeper?

When he kept last time he very much looked like a part time keeper. He did an alright job but he was super relaxed about it.
08:56pm 25/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26105 posts
I guess it's speculation on my part whether he could be developed into a keeper of test quality, but Australia could really use 7 specialist batsman. We're really missing runs being made at number 7. I can't remember the last time anyone made a decent score in that position.

But hey, Paine was dismissed by a cracker good enough to get any batsmen in the history of the game today so I'm not writing him off yet. If he succeeds we could get a good four years out of him.
09:19pm 25/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21424 posts
Pretty sure i can't remembwr any batsman apart from steve smith making any good runs for a while.

It is getting f*****g embarassing how often steve smith has to single handedly save a test match with his bat.
09:33pm 25/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26107 posts
... and the tail. Cummins is a very welcome addition. From what I saw on TV and heard on the radio he handled himself brilliantly today. Starc is a bit more of a flat track bully but he makes plenty of handy runs as well.

Don't forget about Warner. He's been amongst it lately.
09:42pm 25/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40891 posts
Cummins was EXCELLENT with the bat. hung around, looked great, scored runs.

perfect innings.

id put nevill in as keeper.
06:03am 26/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21425 posts
We got this
08:34am 26/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40892 posts
f*** off, you had the biggest salty tears yesterday that we had lost already.

starc smashing root in the head was awesome.

pitch is livening up which will suit our quicks.

we'll show the poms how to properly bowl short.
08:35am 26/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21426 posts
Nah it was never in doubt bro
08:44am 26/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26109 posts
Wickets please.
10:58am 26/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21427 posts
The greatest delivers
11:52am 26/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26110 posts
Australias' greatest ever finger-spinner gets another and it was an even better one.

edit: Lyon's gonna clean up today. Do England even have a specialist spinner on tour?
12:18pm 26/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21428 posts
Greatest ever spinner.
12:38pm 26/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26111 posts
Don't go there.
12:39pm 26/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26113 posts
Needed that one!
02:27pm 26/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40893 posts
fortress will live on
05:14pm 26/11/17 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
21504 posts
Never in doubt
07:38pm 26/11/17 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4335 posts
How good was Warner though
08:16pm 26/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21429 posts
Had this from day 1
08:47pm 26/11/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26114 posts
Suffer in ya jocks England.
09:12pm 26/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40894 posts
pave= schokcer
09:51pm 26/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21430 posts
Great win, always had it in the bag.
12:10pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5338 posts
For those talking about Paine as a batsmen. He has only ONE first class hundred to his name. Nevill has 9 and I think by all accounts is a better keeper. Nevill is almost a year younger and averages 39 at first class level compared to 29 for Paine. Apparently the thing keeping him out of the team is he's quiet behind the stumps....

Personally think Khawaja doesn't belong. His weakness to spin is so evident that if I was a captain I'd bring my spinner on immediately when he comes out. Its almost Cullinan like!

Happy with how Marsh performed in the end. He should have scored more but thankfully he got to 50 when we really needed it. Not sure Maxwell would have had the temperament to bat the way we needed to on days 1 and 2 when it was a really slow patient grind.
03:57pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40897 posts
yer, im team nevill as well, im not sure why he was overlooked?

happy for marsh or khawaja to be dropped to get maxwell in as a true all rounder batting nunmber 6.

if khawaja goes, marsh goes to number 3, and if he fails there, boot him and never select him again. (tough love)
04:12pm 27/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21431 posts
I am pretty sure i remember thinking surely this must be the last time a marsh gets selected last time they failed, like for real this was the 20th time and failed.

But here we are.
09:40pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40898 posts
off to adelaide next for the day/nite test with pink ball.

if poms cant win in adelaide, they cant win anywhere.
06:23am 29/11/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21433 posts
Joe Root must have been smoking some high grade weed before he came out and chose to bowl first.
03:34pm 02/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26117 posts
Yeah seriously the wicket is flat as, what was he thinking?
07:19pm 02/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40903 posts
trying to be a little too bit out of the box
07:26pm 02/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26118 posts
Kind of reminds me of the time another captain decided to bowl first on a flat wicket in the second test.
07:30pm 02/12/17 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2169 posts

http://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/csiro-launch-study-england-chose-bowl-first/

What is the go with the day night tests? Is this a ruse for channel 9 to make more money through ads, like the NRL state of origin and grand finals being moved later?

I guess it helps people can come to the oval to catch a few hours after work.
03:51pm 03/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21434 posts
Day night tests are awesome

Being able to come home from work and watch test cricket is awesome
05:17pm 03/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21435 posts
The greatest australian spinner of all time nathan lyon should open the bowling imo
06:06pm 03/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26120 posts
Are you trying to upset me?
06:36pm 03/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40904 posts
pave thought we were going to lose the first test.
08:55pm 03/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21436 posts
Did not

No fpot, just sayin' how it is
08:58pm 03/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26121 posts
You think Lyon is a better bowler than Warne?
09:08pm 03/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40905 posts
next pave will be saying fleetwood mac is a better band than the beatles.

hes lost his mind!!!!
06:24am 04/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21437 posts
Mick Fleetwood is a bit of a genius
08:32am 04/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26122 posts
Bye Root.

Bye England.
02:31pm 04/12/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1916 posts
may or may not have yelled yes! into the phone of a virtual meeting i was on when I saw the cricinfo update that root was gone, haha
03:01pm 04/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26123 posts
It would make me extra delighted to see Cook depart.
03:05pm 04/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26124 posts
I reckon Smith could be a bit more aggressive with his Lyon field.
05:14pm 04/12/17 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2170 posts
07:15pm 04/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40906 posts
aussies should have enforced follow on.
05:51am 05/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21438 posts
nah it could have gone way worse if they had enforced it
01:46pm 05/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40907 posts
how, by finishing this test even sooner?
04:27pm 05/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21439 posts
so he could win, never in doubt.
06:12pm 06/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26125 posts
Mitch Marsh has been called into the squad because what Australia really needs right now is a bowling all-rounder who can barely bowl and also can't bat.
09:05pm 06/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21440 posts
Still a better choice than watson
09:08pm 06/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40908 posts
ffs, get maxwell in there!!!!!
06:15am 07/12/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1917 posts
cummins has practically been a bowling allrounder so far in this series
11:18am 08/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26138 posts
What the f***

Joban said he could get players to follow “scripts” — such how many runs would be scored in a session, or an innings, when a wicket will fall and what a team would do if it won the toss.


tee hee

Seems rather scandalous. Will be pretty f***ed up if true. If there's a weak point on the Australian team it is David Warner.
09:49am 14/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26142 posts
That toss was rigged.
01:11pm 14/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26143 posts
That dropped catch was brutal :(
09:19pm 14/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40919 posts
marsh(s) are f*****g useless.

how was maxwell not selected?!
08:41am 15/12/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1918 posts
mitchell marsh better sack up and do something in this test, that was a sitter.
10:59am 15/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26145 posts
MMarsh is f*****g cack.
02:32pm 15/12/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1919 posts
lucky we drafted him in to bowl 9 overs at 4.77 an over....
05:02pm 15/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26147 posts
Australia on top I reckon.
09:05pm 15/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40920 posts
thanks to Smith again.
09:59pm 15/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26149 posts
MMarsh doing alright!
03:31pm 16/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40921 posts
Smith is the man.

so many runs, australia would be nowhere without him.
04:00pm 16/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26150 posts
Put Smith down for a 300.
06:30pm 16/12/17 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
21505 posts
killing it
06:38pm 16/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26151 posts
It's always been like that. Clarke, Ponting, Waugh and Border before him have been the rocks. Be interesting to see some specifics regarding runs scored amongst those players.
07:27pm 16/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40922 posts
isnt that called their average?
01:39am 17/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26152 posts
I meant percentage compared to the others.
03:11am 17/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26154 posts
Really gotta say, those Marshes have us all looking pretty silly right now.
04:08am 17/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26155 posts
Just to keep the drunk cricket posting going!

Lots of talk of match fixing of late. I try to abstain from declaring certain moments suspect because I'm well aware that some truly wondrous and seemingly unbelievable s*** can occur out there. However...



Mark Waugh may just be the greatest slip fielder of all time. This happened in his last test series. That third dropped catch... even I'd catch that one probably 9/10 times.
04:27am 17/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40923 posts
mite have just been old.

ive heard that happens to some people.
08:13am 17/12/17 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
23896 posts
$3.25 for a draw. I couldn't refuse.
03:47pm 17/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40924 posts
only rain today will save the poms.
09:59am 18/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40925 posts
ok, maybe the waca groundsman could also save the poms.
03:45pm 18/12/17 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
23897 posts
1pm start at Perth. 70 overs left. Meanwhile, number of overs required by Australia to take England's last six wickets so far this series:

14.2
31.4
39.0
22.0
8.2

from ABC feed
03:56pm 18/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26156 posts
Broad is seriously their worst batsmen atm. He used to be so good!

Loving the 3-0 win. No for two stress free games!
09:16pm 18/12/17 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
23900 posts
The pommies were terrible! Almost as bad as the pitch.
09:44pm 18/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21442 posts
Broad is seriously their worst batsmen atm. He used to be so good!


Mentally broken against fast short bowling
10:04pm 18/12/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1921 posts
yeah he got drilled in the face a few years back and his batting has gone to s*** since
10:28pm 18/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26161 posts
Probably one of the worst test matches I've ever seen, that.
09:20pm 30/12/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40941 posts
i blame the pitch and the weather.

maybe we should ban melbourne from a test match next time?
09:29pm 30/12/17 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
23921 posts
Easy money for a draw. England should have declared earlier.
10:14pm 30/12/17 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
11744 posts
maybe we should ban melbourne from a test match next time?
Agreed.
08:36am 31/12/17 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21447 posts
Yeah these drop in pitches don't help
10:36am 31/12/17 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26162 posts
Mitch Marsh to play County Cricket, not IPL

Willing to give him major props for this. I reckon all our batsmen should be forced to do it. One of the common traits of the great batsmen during the the 1995-2007 period is that many of them played s***loads of county cricket and competitive four day cricket in general. I really hope this pays dividends from him and that we have a world-class all rounder in the team.
08:17pm 01/01/18 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
11746 posts
09:14am 03/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21452 posts
I can't disagree with that really, i am sure that wasn't their intention with the pitch but somewhere along the line the mcg curator has f***ed up
05:22pm 03/01/18 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5340 posts
That new system was an interesting read. Will the ICC have the balls to sanction Indian pitches though??

Also fpot imo Taylor was better than Waugh in the slips.
09:58pm 03/01/18 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
11747 posts
Will the ICC have the balls to sanction Indian pitches though??
Of course not. Can you really expect they'll apply the same standards to them as they do to say, Old Trafford?
10:46pm 03/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21453 posts
Haha no of course not, india will serve up their doctored s***** pitches and be rated AAA+
09:30am 04/01/18 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5341 posts
Last Aussie tour of India a pitch was rated poor.
03:32pm 05/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26166 posts
England one wicket away from winning the test match here. I kind of hope they get it! :D

Australia to win 3-1.
04:58pm 05/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26168 posts
I'd love to see a concentrated effort to restore aussie pitches to their original character. Brisbane hard and bouncy, WACA fast bowlers paradise (maybe the new ground will do this), Adelaide and Sydney spinners wickets. F*** I don't even remember what the MCG wicket was... probably one of the more neutral wickets.
07:45pm 05/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21455 posts
The problem is drop in pitches, i have been listening to them talk about them on the cricket. I didn't realise each pitch in the square sits in its own idividual metal tray. It gets a bit nerdy engineering almost but one issue Heals mentioned when they roll the pitch because of the tray the dirt can't displace sideways which i could see being a problem when trying to make a hard bouncey pitch for example, they can't get the compaction in the soil because it can't displace as much as a pitch made in place.

Though apparently the latest version of the drop in pitches has holes in the bottom of the trays so the roots can penetrate beyond the tray, melbourne was not using that version of the drop in tray for the game just gone. Though not sure that will make much difference to my first point.
09:40pm 05/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26173 posts
A great series win by Australia and some interesting statistics to come out of the series as well. First time in test cricket history that only the four specialist bowlers have taken all the wickets is my personal fav -

https://i.imgur.com/6Zy0jyi.png
07:57pm 08/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21460 posts
The GOATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
08:24pm 08/01/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40953 posts
awesome bowling effort by australia. absolutely top notch.

"English test cricket team came all the way to Australia four nothing"
06:32am 09/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26175 posts
Australia have reanimated the corpse of Cameron White instead of picking Glenn Maxwell.

Although going by my selection comments this season he'll end up top scorer and wicket taker so power to him I guess!
08:35pm 11/01/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40956 posts
feel for maxwell :(
08:58pm 11/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21468 posts
And cameron white has been kicking ass in the big bash
09:20pm 11/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26179 posts
Australia looking like total minnows in the ODIs. Good thing Cameron White is here to save us all.
09:52pm 19/01/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39426 posts
Yeh these games are pretty embarrassing. I really wanted to make it to the Gabba tonight but couldn't get there - kind of glad I didn't bother now.
09:52pm 19/01/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39427 posts
Also literally everything Mark Taylor says makes me want to mute the entire thing and put Grandstand on
10:03pm 19/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26180 posts
Yeah what an absolute fizzer. Don't mind losing but apart from a couple of Starc wickets and a good ton by Finch not much to crow about.

I reckon more of the test players need to play. Where's Lyon for f**** sake?
10:04pm 19/01/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40967 posts
need maxwell in the side
07:20am 20/01/18 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
23938 posts
I went to the game but went to the pub after Australia finished batting.
10:45am 20/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26181 posts
Smart move.
11:15am 20/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21475 posts
Yeah unless they are hitting 300+ in the first innings now it isn't even worth watching.

Remember when 260 was competitive lol
11:31am 20/01/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39428 posts
Is the ODI format finished? The first game there was barely anyone in the crowd.
12:53pm 20/01/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21476 posts
It stuggles maybe? i must admit the last few years now i have been left underwhelmed when the first odi starts, because by that point i have been watched most of the BBL season which really plays on the instant gratification bit of your brain.

But i get into it after a few overs and i do enjoy the time they have to strategize a bit more than t20 games. T20 has made is more exciting because they treat it like a longer t20 game. The expectation is to score a run ball or you are not making a par score.
01:17pm 20/01/18 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
23939 posts
there is a lot more strategy in ODI which I appreciate. It feels like a min Test match because there is more emphasis on not getting bowled out for the first 30 overs.
01:32pm 20/01/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26237 posts
I reckon the summer should be at least three tests x2 or in ashes years one or two tests + fives ashes with the minimal amount of limited overs cricket. Really boring this year and made worse by Australia getting trounced in the ODIs. That GABBA match was abysmal. Congrats on Steve Smith on his two medals. Looks like he's discovered a second kind of baggy green.

https://imgur.com/LiaEwhI.jpg
09:39pm 13/02/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21487 posts
haha i agree with you the more test match cricket the better

but the vast majority aren't that into it, there would be a burn out pretty quickly
12:41pm 14/02/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40984 posts
cant play too much test cricket. would kill our crickters.
07:06pm 14/02/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21488 posts
That is also a good point, i told spook at the start of the first test that our fast bowling group wouldn't play all 5 tests and sure enough stark went down after 3 tests
08:35pm 14/02/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26267 posts
There's more cricket and it's test cricket and Warner has 50 and Smith is batting.

edit: Warner out literally as I typed.
08:59pm 01/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41006 posts
get this, saffers havent won a series at home against australia since the 1970s!!!!

i find that bizarre.

i guess our pitches are similar, but still.

yup, good start last nite, needed warner or smith to go on with it though.

need the tail to have a bit of a wag tonite, would want 400 minimum.

one of the players summed it up, two incredible bowling attacks, whoever bats the best is going to win this series.

little bit miffed its on at nite, i guess i can just watch a replay during the day while im lying around dreaming of throwing and bowling again.
07:23am 02/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41009 posts
wow, aussies completely on top already after smashing the saffers with the ball!!!!

great cameo by Starc with the bat when the aussies were really tied down, came in and just blasted away and freed up the scoring allowing us to put on another 75 odd runs.
07:43am 03/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26273 posts
Remember they were banned from international sport for a long period of time.

Australia DOMINATING. Hopefully we can back it up with the bat tonight.
05:25pm 03/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21503 posts
I feel like buying some sunflower seed oil
03:09pm 04/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41010 posts
oh dear, warner :(
05:18pm 05/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26279 posts
Yeah that was pretty f*****g ugly.
05:23pm 05/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41011 posts
bit too pumped from his runout :( (which was very good)
05:40pm 05/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26303 posts
A real f*****g shame Rabada has been banned. A petulant little c*** for sure, but one looking like he may be the best bowler of his generation. If Steyn doesn't return RSA are in big trouble.
08:41pm 13/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41015 posts
Yup absolutely. Cant be the brightest spark either tho.

Fast bowlers get a fair bit of leeway with what they can get away with and he still couldnt manage to not over step the line.
07:29am 14/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26317 posts
01:15pm 22/03/18 Permalink
funky
Canada
1927 posts
overton tee'd off a bit to get them to 58 all out. He scored 33* from No. 9
01:51pm 22/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41035 posts
saffers are batting!

aussies have an early wicket.
08:26pm 22/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41038 posts
the aussies have knowingly made a plan to cheat to win.

i cant even.

:(
06:51am 25/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26329 posts
Yeah what the f***
07:28am 25/03/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39521 posts
WHAT IS HAPPENING

this is incredible. What were they thinking?

Is it possible Smith was not involved and is just trying to share the blame to take all the spotlight off Bancroft?
10:21am 25/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41039 posts
nope.

i think its more likely that bancroft has beeb thrown under the bus.
11:00am 25/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21519 posts
I am struggling to find the words to express how stupid this is
03:20pm 25/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41041 posts
Got a mate who at the cricket yesterday. Warner was full copping it from the crowd.
07:24pm 25/03/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39523 posts
I am struggling to find the words to express how stupid this is
I am embarrassed
08:41pm 25/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26333 posts
Smith cannot be captain anymore and neither can anyone involved in the planning of this. Makes it pretty slim pickings. Tim Paine is captaining the rest of this match.

I woke up early for work and like always instinctively checked the overnight cricket score. Haven't woken up to something so devastating since that night with infi's mum. The fact Australia will probably lose the match they cheated in by 300+ runs adds to the embarrassment. The effects of this will last decades.
08:52pm 25/03/18 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7743 posts
shouldn't ever captain again and should be banned from playing for a period of time.

Australia has always been able to take the moral highground on this sorta s*** and that is now goooooooooooooooone. utterly f***ed.

and that's before even addressing how f*****g retarded the action was. at least use something vaguely hard to see not a BRIGHT F*****G YELLOW bit of tape. saffa cameramen are the best in the world (at spotting hawties in the crowd). how in the name of f*** did they imagine they wouldn't be spotted?!

I wouldn't be upset if those involved never played for Australia again.
09:04pm 25/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41043 posts
hahaha, i do love how the saffers love showing birds inbetween overs.
09:20pm 25/03/18 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2482 posts
Australia lost all 10 wickets for less than England did in their effort against NZ.
03:32am 26/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41044 posts
geezus, put a broom through the team.

05:55am 26/03/18 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2483 posts
It won't happen, but I'd love to have a Shield all-stars team flown over to take up 5-6 spots on the side. It's time to rebuild and focus on youth.

Hell, send that team that played in NZ a month ago - they were fun to watch!
07:17am 26/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21520 posts
there is more than enough youth in the team now, maybe that is the problem

smith was captain at 24
10:52am 26/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41045 posts
so, we all seen the footage of bancroft loading his pocket with sugar during the ashes?

looks like they've done this before (which is why i guess they thought they could get away with it)

that makes it even worse.
11:14am 26/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21521 posts
he was just saving it for a 'pick me up' later

but f*** me he couldn't have looked any more sus, the look on his face as he did it and just after screams 'i am doing dodgey s***'

but sugar wouldn't do s*** in terms of trying to scuff the ball up, if you stuck sugar to a piece of tape and then tried to rub a cricket ball it would turn to dust. it was probably more likely to be used like the poms did with those breath mints the sugar in those lollies they had that they were using when they would shine the ball.
01:58pm 26/03/18 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2484 posts
That was actually Faf du Plessis that did that, against Australia!
03:17pm 26/03/18 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2203 posts
he was just saving it for a 'pick me up' later

but f*** me he couldn't have looked any more sus, the look on his face as he did it and just after screams 'i am doing dodgey s***'

but sugar wouldn't do s*** in terms of trying to scuff the ball up, if you stuck sugar to a piece of tape and then tried to rub a cricket ball it would turn to dust. it was probably more likely to be used like the poms did with those breath mints the sugar in those lollies they had that they were using when they would shine the ball.


If you could get some of the sugar to stick to the ball or if it crystallised after drying out it would be enough to make the ball turn??

Dymocks on fire.
https://www.facebook.com/DymocksBrisbane/photos/a.660001997345780.1073741831.112812042064781/1868760063136628/?type=3&theater
08:02pm 26/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21522 posts
I believe it was about getting it to shine the ball for swing
08:38pm 26/03/18 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2204 posts
Moisture could fill in the divots for like 1-2 balls?
10:57pm 26/03/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39525 posts
So news this morning is the three "conspirators" have been sent home but Lehmann hasn't.

I personally would like to think Lehmann was totally unaware of these issues so doesn't bother me that he's still around. But I do wonder if it would have helped if he voluntarily stepped aside while the investigation was happening (or if it would have just created the irrevocable impression he was involved).
10:38am 28/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41046 posts
its an incredibly bad look for him as coach which ever way it played out.

this culture was fostered under his watch.
10:47am 28/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26339 posts
Apparently David Warner has 'gone rogue' and isn't talking to or being accepted by any of the other players. He may never play for Australia again.
01:18pm 28/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21523 posts
Unlikley lehman didn't know given what i saw, but i dunno with all this warner talk now
02:51pm 28/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41047 posts
chat is that he was letting the players know they were busted via tv when he called down to 12th man.

he may well have not known, but still, happened while he was coach.
04:12pm 28/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26343 posts
Apparently Smith, Warner and Bancroft have been given 12 months each.

edit: Bancroft given nine.
08:05pm 28/03/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39531 posts
it's a start.
08:33pm 28/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26344 posts
12 months is plenty, I'm satisfied. Hopefully Australian cricket can recover, and if there's time, Smith,Warner and especially Bancroft can salvage their careers.
08:57pm 28/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41048 posts
most telling:
warner will never hold a leadership position in the australian team again.

01:04pm 29/03/18 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2205 posts
This interview with smith is brutal.
07:49pm 29/03/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41050 posts
the press conference?

it was :(

no one wants to see a grown man cry :(((((((
08:04pm 29/03/18 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2206 posts
Yeah it was s***. I am all about the f*** warner bandwagon now.

Why the f*** are south african cricket commentators even allowed on our media? If anyone is going to have a b**** it should be the kiwis, they are the last ones with the moral high ground here.
09:25pm 29/03/18 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
2589 posts
01:57am 30/03/18 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
2590 posts
looking at all the other punishments for ball tampering that other cricketers overseas have received and it's so minor, miss one match, half a match payment etc lol, these guys get taken to the stake in comparison.
11:00am 30/03/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21524 posts
Yep ICC gave warner and smith 1 match and bancroft got a warning

But cricket australia stepped in with the hysteria
11:49am 30/03/18 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7747 posts
Because the ICC are a pack of corrupt c**** with no interest in the integrity of the game.

Australia actually wants to maintain it's image as giving a f*** about fair play and send a message that this shouldn't be tolerated.

You would have to think that the punishments handed down here would act as a reasonably significant deterrent to any Australian players considering it in the future.

We should continue to strive in setting a strong example and not simply saying, "well f*** it, other dogs*** countries do it so why shouldn't we?"
03:40pm 30/03/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39534 posts
+1 reload

also, we should think that for lots of things that aren't cricket
08:04pm 30/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26347 posts
Yep, it will be decades before someone f**** up again like this.

Anyone else notice the sound of crickets (lol geddit) re: Warner. If he came up with the plan and did it without Smith's knowledge then Smith is a f*****g hero. Sure, it may be reasonable to say as captain he should have detected it but you trust your teammates and you especially trust your VC. He's taken more than his fair share of the heat in any case.

Hopefully he can be captain again in two years. That press conference was raw as f***. Haven't felt that emotional since I saw Up! for the first time.
08:11pm 30/03/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26350 posts
Ballsy move from Bancroft and Smith to waive their right to appeal and accept their original punishments. Again, waiting on Warner.
08:18pm 04/04/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39556 posts
In other cricket news: Channel 7 paid a cool $1b for the rights to be Channel 9 for the first time in over 40 years. Pretty ballsy move considering the current climate around cricket in Australia.
02:35pm 13/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41063 posts
Channel 7 AND foxtel
02:53pm 13/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41064 posts
As a foxtel watcher, im stoked with this.
02:54pm 13/04/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21527 posts
Foxtel paid the lion share, the only reason channel 7 are involved is because the law forces foxtel to have to let some of it be on free to air tv

As a foxtel customer my smug levels have leveled up
08:47pm 17/04/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26366 posts
I am now also a Foxtel customer.
04:24pm 20/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41069 posts
that is their end game bro.

if you are serious about watching sport in australia, i cant see how you can't be a foxtel customer.

05:30pm 20/04/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39568 posts
well, that's what I'm going to test for the next year or so. I'm not prepared to pay monthly rent to Foxtel for sport; I'd rather go to a pub!
05:57pm 20/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41070 posts
for normal people with jobs and families, thats undoable.
10:01pm 20/04/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26368 posts
well, that's what I'm going to test for the next year or so. I'm not prepared to pay monthly rent to Foxtel for sport; I'd rather go to a pub!
Neither was I until the cricket thing happened. Then I got it and there's sport sport sport everywhere and it's HD and streams nicely. F1, euro soccer leagues, NFL... it's all there!!!!
06:28am 21/04/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41073 posts
plus foxtel go is f*****g awesome.
09:43am 21/04/18 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26395 posts
Ireland just finished their first ever test match against Pakistan, losing by five wickets.

Would have been nice for them to win but a low losing margin against an established test side is a good start.
11:52am 16/05/18 Permalink
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