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Michael wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:39 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:34 am
Bomber wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 9:03 am Best wind up to come. Bairstow batting - have several shies at the stumps. See if he has learned anything. ;-)

Bairstow should have a shy at the stumps every ball just in case someone steps out.

Broad should stop his run up every ball just in case the non striker steps out of his crease.

England batsmen should ask Cummins every ball if they can leave the crease now.

England should ask the umpires for every catch if they are sure the fielder didn't forget he couldn't put the ball on the ground.

England batsmen should move away from the crease whenever a bowler runs in because they were distracted.

England batsmen should get new gloves at the end of every over.

Bairstow should get new keeping gloves at the end of every over.

All of these are completely within the laws. I mean completely against the spirit of the game but heh! As long as it's within the laws.

More importantly, it would be hysterical to watch.
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Re: Ashes 2023

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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:04 pm
Michael wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:39 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:34 am
Bomber wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 9:03 am Best wind up to come. Bairstow batting - have several shies at the stumps. See if he has learned anything. ;-)

Bairstow should have a shy at the stumps every ball just in case someone steps out.

Broad should stop his run up every ball just in case the non striker steps out of his crease.

England batsmen should ask Cummins every ball if they can leave the crease now.

England should ask the umpires for every catch if they are sure the fielder didn't forget he couldn't put the ball on the ground.

England batsmen should move away from the crease whenever a bowler runs in because they were distracted.

England batsmen should get new gloves at the end of every over.

Bairstow should get new keeping gloves at the end of every over.

All of these are completely within the laws. I mean completely against the spirit of the game but heh! As long as it's within the laws.

More importantly, it would be hysterical to watch.
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Too easy.
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let him go......Im actually feeling 2nd hand embarrassment for him... :oops: :oops: :oops:
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All the fun begins again tonight.

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Surely rain is not in the spirit of the game.

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Heaven To Murgatroid wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:52 pm Surely rain is not in the spirit of the game.
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Michael wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:11 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:04 pm
Michael wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:39 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:34 am
Bomber wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 9:03 am Best wind up to come. Bairstow batting - have several shies at the stumps. See if he has learned anything. ;-)

Bairstow should have a shy at the stumps every ball just in case someone steps out.

Broad should stop his run up every ball just in case the non striker steps out of his crease.

England batsmen should ask Cummins every ball if they can leave the crease now.

England should ask the umpires for every catch if they are sure the fielder didn't forget he couldn't put the ball on the ground.

England batsmen should move away from the crease whenever a bowler runs in because they were distracted.

England batsmen should get new gloves at the end of every over.

Bairstow should get new keeping gloves at the end of every over.

All of these are completely within the laws. I mean completely against the spirit of the game but heh! As long as it's within the laws.

More importantly, it would be hysterical to watch.
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bloodypassit wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:11 pm CUB taking the piss

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All this shite talking has taken the light of what really was some shite bowling by Engerland, so one dimensional and boring to watch, i hope the weather turns to shite this test as well :lol:

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lol he's into day 5 of whingeing... I might add, about one incident

he whinge's daily about a range of other matters

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zzz wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 5:38 pm lol he's into day 5 of whingeing... I might add, about one incident

he whinge's daily about a range of other matters
When he starts repeating "too easy" you know he's burning :lol:
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Arena Oaxaca wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:21 pm
zzz wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 5:38 pm lol he's into day 5 of whingeing... I might add, about one incident

he whinge's daily about a range of other matters
When he starts repeating "too easy" you know he's burning :lol:

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Rookie wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 3:13 pm All this shite talking has taken the light of what really was some shite bowling by Engerland, so one dimensional and boring to watch, i hope the weather turns to shite this test as well :lol:

Did you say the same when australia used the tactic first?
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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:01 pm
Arena Oaxaca wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:21 pm
zzz wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 5:38 pm lol he's into day 5 of whingeing... I might add, about one incident

he whinge's daily about a range of other matters
When he starts repeating "too easy" you know he's burning :lol:

Too easy
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Arena Oaxaca wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:31 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:01 pm
Arena Oaxaca wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:21 pm
zzz wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 5:38 pm lol he's into day 5 of whingeing... I might add, about one incident

he whinge's daily about a range of other matters
When he starts repeating "too easy" you know he's burning :lol:

Too easy
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Seeing as aussies still whinge about Broad not walking.

What's your thoughts on Smith's dismissal today?
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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:58 pm Seeing as aussies still whinge about Broad not walking.

What's your thoughts on Smith's dismissal today?
Arrogant Dumbass. Waste of a review.
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Arena Oaxaca wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 5:42 am
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:58 pm Seeing as aussies still whinge about Broad not walking.

What's your thoughts on Smith's dismissal today?
Arrogant Dumbass. Waste of a review.
Sums it up pretty well
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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:58 pm Seeing as aussies still whinge about Broad not walking.

What's your thoughts on Smith's dismissal today?
Yes, wasted review, although he didn't smash it to slip either and correct decision prevailed. "Nice try though".

Must say both selectors will be happy with inclusions of Wood & Marsh.

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nice to see the selective spirit of cricket by poms again
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Just Dave now wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:10 am nice to see the selective spirit of cricket by poms again
“How wasn’t that a 4?? And why didn’t Stokes call it in the “spirit of cricket”??!!!”
While the moment isn’t likely to swing the outcome of the contest, at least we hope not, it’s hard not to watch it and laugh at the double standard in the Spirit of Cricket debate.

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/cric ... ket!861664

Bairstow smirks as he praises own wicket
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Dont let Hawksey dictate the course of the conversation on here......I have no problem with Smith reviewing, but his reaction to the verdict was not a good look

the bigger issue is his silence on the 'spirit of the game' double standards....at least the English commentators called it out...

other than not hearing from Hawksey,,,,,Bairstow has been silent....i wonder why?

anyway....game evenly posed. Quick wickets tonight will be the key.
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MegaBonus wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:50 am Dont let Hawksey dictate the course of the conversation on here......I have no problem with Smith reviewing, but his reaction to the verdict was not a good look

the bigger issue is his silence on the 'spirit of the game' double standards....at least the English commentators called it out...

other than not hearing from Hawksey,,,,,Bairstow has been silent....i wonder why?

anyway....game evenly posed. Quick wickets tonight will be the key.
lol you have no issue with bonehead using reviews for decisions where they are clearly out. Riiiighhht.
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no.....not at all.....he may have genuinely thought his bat hat hit his pad or similar......also, being the best batsman, I'd rather he err on the side of caution and burn a review than a lower-order batsman.....
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MegaBonus wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:50 am Dont let Hawksey dictate the course of the conversation on here......I have no problem with Smith reviewing, but his reaction to the verdict was not a good look

the bigger issue is his silence on the 'spirit of the game' double standards....at least the English commentators called it out...

other than not hearing from Hawksey,,,,,Bairstow has been silent....i wonder why?

anyway....game evenly posed. Quick wickets tonight will be the key.
Hawkesy just doing what he has been instructed to do...... make himself look foolist at every step.


back on track, love to see ginger meggs get out stumped or run out again.... that would be Hilarious.
but yes, ozzies will need quick wickets, thankfully Green is not bowling.
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MegaBonus wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 10:21 am no.....not at all.....he may have genuinely thought his bat hat hit his pad or similar......also, being the best batsman, I'd rather he err on the side of caution and burn a review than a lower-order batsman.....

stop speaking sense, you know thats NOT allowed in here!
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Michael wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:23 am
Just Dave now wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:10 am nice to see the selective spirit of cricket by poms again
“How wasn’t that a 4?? And why didn’t Stokes call it in the “spirit of cricket”??!!!”
While the moment isn’t likely to swing the outcome of the contest, at least we hope not, it’s hard not to watch it and laugh at the double standard in the Spirit of Cricket debate.

When it suits England the voices are quiet, but when it goes against them the outcry can be heard for miles.

The umpires looked at it time and time again and couldn't see it but you can apparently.

Looked like a 4 to me but Stokes wouldn't have known.

A decent effort but sorry, not good enough.

Aussies whingeing about an umpires decision.
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MegaBonus wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:50 am Dont let Hawksey dictate the course of the conversation on here......I have no problem with Smith reviewing, but his reaction to the verdict was not a good look

the bigger issue is his silence on the 'spirit of the game' double standards....at least the English commentators called it out...

other than not hearing from Hawksey,,,,,Bairstow has been silent....i wonder why?

anyway....game evenly posed. Quick wickets tonight will be the key.
I have no issue with him wasting a review either.

So how is Broad a cheat but not Smith?

Can you explain that hypocrisy?
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