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Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by wfc4ever, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    V poor review.
     
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    2 wickets in 3 overs - surely too late for a wobble ??
     
  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    No wobble.

    All good.
     
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Unlucky for Roy but save that 100 for the final.

    Might need it if Bairstow is injured .
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I suspect after Vince’s form earlier in the tournament that they would rather pick an injured Bairstow and tell him to just swing for the boundary until his luck runs out. Still a better option than Vince.
     
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  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    So Bairstow injured for the final and Roy banned for disciplinary matters after his dissent after being given out ? Boycott & Brearley drafted in to open the batting ? 27/0 wicket after 11 overs in the final after winning the toss and batting, Boycott having faced 63 of the 66 balls ?
     
  7. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Would be just like the ICC to ban Roy from the final for dissent at being given out to a ball that was clearly wasn’t out.
     
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We would have scored 350, potentially rather more.

    Shows how incisive Woakes & Archer were.

    Fantastic from Rashid in his second spell. Slowed it down & got more purchase. His 2 wickets in the over reframed the whole match.
     
  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    As one-sided a game anyone will see in a World Cup semi-Final.

    Walloped.
     
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Foot on the throat annihilation.
     
  11. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    Looking a lot like an Irish victory in the World Cup on Sunday. Don't want to count our chickens or anything like that, but the open top bus ride on O'Connell Street will be amazing.
     
  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Quite.

    Although I’m rather more looking forward to Archer taking 5 wickets and then heading off in the Barbadian leg of the victory tour.
     
  13. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Just checking the thread having been in meetings all day.

    Won’t be asking you for Saturday’s lottery numbers, TUT.
     
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  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Bajan?
     
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  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    But Kiwis are basically Scottish.
     
  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well they do have Lockie Ferguson ....

    Must have Scottish relations ?
     
  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    90% of them are.

    Henry, Latham, Nicholls, Munro & Williamson speak to this heritage.

    And they generally went there as adventurers in contrast to the Australian model.

    Still hope we ******* steamroller them on Sunday.
     
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  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Maybe the forum should have a patois week.
     
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    So sacred is the free to air coverage of the final that Channel 4 have opted to shunt it off to a sub channel when it clashes with their F1 programme.

    Hopefully the oldies who may actually want to watch cricket will be able to find youthful helpers to guide them through this multichannel maze.

    Btw, as a Sky payer, to whom should I send my sort code details for my rebate?
     
  20. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Unbelievable clash of sport. Just imagine if Murray was reaching Wimbledon final again...
     
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I guess the BBC didn't fancy having Sky sports coverage on their channels or didn't want more grief for having TWO big sporting occasions on - they get enough moans when the tennis alone is on.
     
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Still?
    Surely the fact that they are effectively long distant jocks doubles, if not triples the desire?
     
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes the weather would support this. Maybe even a BBQ to truly celebrate the great British patio?
     
  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Dunedin looks like Aberdeen.

    Scottish heritage less obvious in Auckland, mind.

    I really rate Williamson. Wish he was a Pom.
     
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  25. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Credit to the team,they performed when it mattered.
    Silly of Bairstow to waste that review.
    Experts,can we beat NZ?
    I know we beat them before but ...
     
  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    It really was a brilliant performance. Every bowler, every batsman contributed, the fielding was great and the Aussies were completely outplayed. 18 overs to spare and only 2 wickets down says it all. It really was one of the best ever one day performances given the quality of the opposition and shows just how good the team can be when every player is at their best. Hopefully they can all maintain that level for the weekend, no drop in the adrenaline and concentration levels given "it's only NZ".
     
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Overcast on Sunday.

    May just suit the NZ swingers.

    In the WC, NZ have averaged 194 vs the big 3. Smashed SL & Afg but otherwise tight matches in which Williamson's astuteness in the field has been a major factor.

    Last ODI series (in NZ last spring) was 3-2 to us:

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/index.html?search=england+nz;season=2017/18;view=season

    Their 2 victories were based on outstanding solo performances by Taylor.

    How many of their team would get in ours?

    Williamson pretty even with Root. Santner > Rashid? Boult vs Woakes?

    Overall, either a 6-0 to us or a tight, nervy affair.
     
  28. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Numbers 5-11 didn't. :D
     
  29. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I worry that Guptill has done naff all so far (save to run out Dhoni).

    I'd be happy to have Boult, Williamson, Santner and de Grandhomme. Especially as the latter looks like Andy Caddick.
     
  30. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    It's very difficult to argue against England. Absolutely every player, except surprisingly Butler, hav made made major contributions. The opening pair are the best in the world. Root has scored over 500 runs in the World Cup and averages over 50. Stokes batting has been brilliant. Morgan has done pretty well but it's his captaincy that stands out. All the bowlers have come to the party but Jofra Archer has been a major bonus. His opening spell was magnificent yesterday.
    We should win but in a one off game you never know and they do have some very good players, especially the bowling which proved it's worth against India.
     
  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Looks like a burly French waiter.

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    Looks like Doberman from Bilko.

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  32. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    "Non"!
     
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  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    More like Charles de Gaulle, as IBB suggests.

    Syllogistically, de Gaulle & Doberman should then look the lick spit of each other.

    I suspect de Gaulle's temperament was closer to Bilko's.
     
  35. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

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    Still think he looks more like Caddick. Who was (is) a Kiwi, of course. Ciderman first and foremost, natch.

    Possibly with a dash of Federer?
     
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