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Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:02 pm
by B.Toomer
And the ASHES to us :D :D

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:35 pm
by Bomber
B.Toomer wrote:And the ASHES to us :D :D
I'll remember to save you any residual when my ashtray is full.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:36 pm
by Bomber
Nice knock by the kiwi captain. Still funny how so many no-balls aren't called only to be highlighted when a "wicket" falls.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:36 am
by N5 1BH
Yeah, the curse of the video ref why make a call if you don't really have to. Funny too that the one time you find an ump who actually calls them he completely stuffs it up, 3 times in the last NZ v Aus test if I remember right

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:31 pm
by God is an Englishman
Australia showing their class once again by swearing at the umpire because they didn't get a decision their way.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:06 pm
by Slinky_Pete
God is an Englishman wrote:Australia showing their class once again by swearing at the umpire because they didn't get a decision their way.
Haven't your claimed Pattinson is an Englishman?

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:51 pm
by God is an Englishman
Slinky_Pete wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:Australia showing their class once again by swearing at the umpire because they didn't get a decision their way.
Haven't your claimed Pattinson is an Englishman?
No denying that he's English but certainly representing Australia. Steve Smith having a go as well.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:52 pm
by Stitch This
....and Hazlewood who was the prime culprit.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:22 pm
by B.Toomer
Spoilt overgrown " larrikins" :wink:

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:24 pm
by God is an Englishman
Stitch This wrote:....and Hazlewood who was the prime culprit.
He has pleaded guilty

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:35 pm
by Stitch This
God is an Englishman wrote:
Stitch This wrote:....and Hazlewood who was the prime culprit.
He has pleaded guilty
I should fucking cocoa.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:20 am
by PDog
God is an Englishman wrote:
Stitch This wrote:....and Hazlewood who was the prime culprit.
He has pleaded guilty
so he should. pretty ordinary.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:44 am
by Bomber
His pocket hurting doesn't stop me celebrating a 2-0 win and a carton of beer from kiwi mate. Oh, and we're no 1 again. Happy days. :D

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:45 am
by God is an Englishman
Bomber wrote:His pocket hurting doesn't stop me celebrating a 2-0 win and a carton of beer from kiwi mate. Oh, and we're no 1 again. Happy days. :D
To quote one of the presenters on the sports show on ABC at the weekend. I'd take the ashes over the number 1 ranking.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:17 pm
by Bomber
God is an Englishman wrote:
Bomber wrote:His pocket hurting doesn't stop me celebrating a 2-0 win and a carton of beer from kiwi mate. Oh, and we're no 1 again. Happy days. :D
To quote one of the presenters on the sports show on ABC at the weekend. I'd take the ashes over the number 1 ranking.
Each to their own. I could understand it if it were neck and neck (rating) but what's the point of holding the ashes if you're cabernet and cant beat anyone else?

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:26 pm
by God is an Englishman
Bomber wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
Bomber wrote:His pocket hurting doesn't stop me celebrating a 2-0 win and a carton of beer from kiwi mate. Oh, and we're no 1 again. Happy days. :D
To quote one of the presenters on the sports show on ABC at the weekend. I'd take the ashes over the number 1 ranking.
Each to their own. I could understand it if it were neck and neck (rating) but what's the point of holding the ashes if you're cabernet and cant beat anyone else?
Who else can't we beat?

Read an article the other day and I think it said that of the 9 trophies (equivalent of the Ashes) that England play for, we hold 8 of them.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:07 pm
by Bomber
Point was I'd rather be no 1 (meaning better team in world overall) than being lower or lowly ranked but hold one specific trophy.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:13 pm
by God is an Englishman
Bomber wrote:Point was I'd rather be no 1 (meaning better team in world overall) than being lower or lowly ranked but hold one specific trophy.
From what I read, We hold almost all trophies available to us.

Rankings are just an opinion, a series win is a series win.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:15 pm
by Frank Costanza
Bomber wrote:Point was I'd rather be no 1 (meaning better team in world overall) than being lower or lowly ranked but hold one specific trophy.
I agree with GIAE (can't believe I'm saying this) - the Ashes are more important than No.1 ranking.
The only thing is it's more important to us as cricket followers rather than it is the players.

Judging by the way our boys seemed like when we lost the Ashes - it's nothing but a nice trip to England for them nowadays because we won't win there

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:26 pm
by Bomber
Frank Costanza wrote:
Bomber wrote:Point was I'd rather be no 1 (meaning better team in world overall) than being lower or lowly ranked but hold one specific trophy.
I agree with GIAE (can't believe I'm saying this) - the Ashes are more important than No.1 ranking.
The only thing is it's more important to us as cricket followers rather than it is the players.

Judging by the way our boys seemed like when we lost the Ashes - it's nothing but a nice trip to England for them nowadays because we won't win there
So you'd be ok if we beat them, and lost to every other test nation? I wouldn't. Cricket is about winning, not just winning against one particular lot you usually beat anyway. Each to their own

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:03 pm
by Frank Costanza
Bomber wrote:
Frank Costanza wrote:
Bomber wrote:Point was I'd rather be no 1 (meaning better team in world overall) than being lower or lowly ranked but hold one specific trophy.
I agree with GIAE (can't believe I'm saying this) - the Ashes are more important than No.1 ranking.
The only thing is it's more important to us as cricket followers rather than it is the players.

Judging by the way our boys seemed like when we lost the Ashes - it's nothing but a nice trip to England for them nowadays because we won't win there
So you'd be ok if we beat them, and lost to every other test nation? I wouldn't. Cricket is about winning, not just winning against one particular lot you usually beat anyway. Each to their own
I never said I wouldn't want to beat every other nation - I'm saying there's no point beating every other nation if we can't beat our biggest rivals.
To be honest I'd never expect (even though i'd like it) the Aussies to win every single test series they play in, but losing to England the way we did affects me more than the joy of beating the kiwis and Windies

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:09 pm
by Bomber
Fair enough. Naturally I like it when we thump England and prefer not to lose to them, but, like my football team, I could handle a loss to a local rival (for example) as long as we win as many other games as possible and hover around the top of the rankings.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:26 pm
by Frank Costanza
I agree with you regarding the football team but finishing top in the rankings there results in a championship - not just bragging results here

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:48 pm
by B.Toomer
Hey Polak, your hurt is showing through. The ashes is the one all Aussies want, top of the rankings is a consolation prize. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:26 am
by Bomber
B.Toomer wrote:Hey Polak, your hurt is showing through. The ashes is the one all Aussies want, top of the rankings is a consolation prize. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Clearly you're wrong (yet again).

We're no 1, we're no 1......... :P

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:16 am
by B.Toomer
We've got the ASHES, we've got the ASHES :D :D :D All out for 60, all out for 60 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:19 pm
by Stitch This
Bomber wrote:
B.Toomer wrote:Hey Polak, your hurt is showing through. The ashes is the one all Aussies want, top of the rankings is a consolation prize. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Clearly you're wrong (yet again).

We're no 1, we're no 1......... :P
No.1 at whingeing it would seem...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-25/a ... er/7199264

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:32 pm
by God is an Englishman
Stitch This wrote:
Bomber wrote:
B.Toomer wrote:Hey Polak, your hurt is showing through. The ashes is the one all Aussies want, top of the rankings is a consolation prize. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Clearly you're wrong (yet again).

We're no 1, we're no 1......... :P
No.1 at whingeing it would seem...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-25/a ... er/7199264
Wasn't this the side whose coach actually encourages their crowds to abuse opposition players?

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:25 pm
by Bomber
Crowds here were much worse in the 70's & 80's. Some of the things they used to say to the Windies players....... :shock:

Little wonder the Windies bowled so quick with such menace back then. Classic case of words coming back to bite you.

End of Kiwis are no angels, but end of the day, they're just words and professional sportsmen should be able to cop a bit in their stride.

Re: Australia v New Zealand

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:15 am
by Sawajiri Erika
When Australians are dishing it out it's sledging. When it comes the other way they cry abuse.