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

  1. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    My big mouth......
     
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    No. Chance.
     
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Given the performance levels this series snd the consistent bad captaincy decisions from Root, I'd say that avoiding the whitewash was more than we've deserved.

    One good innings from 4 tests so far. Batting has been woeful. Bowling only marginally better.
     
  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    14 runs needed to avoid follow on. 1 wicket left. We follow on and we have certainly lost.
     
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Utter debacle. 0 for 2.

    Just get this **** show over with. Australia deserve this by a country mile. The England team, bar Stokes' heroic innings have been consistently 2nd best in bat and field.
     
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes a real shame we won't be able to take it to the final game. Smith is the difference. Cummins too. You can see why they are the best batsman and best bowler in the world. We were and still are a poor test side. Looks like it will be a while before we get to hold the ashes again.
     
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  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Smith and Warner should not be playing.
    Who said cheats never prosper?
     
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  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Get to lunch without losing a wicket will be a start!
     
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  9. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Was just about to post that. Surviving for 90 overs should be doable. The problem is we tend to have a mini-collapse after losing a wicket!
     
  10. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Both tossers.
     
  11. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Shocking from Root. Very disappointing.
     
  12. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I don't think our batists know how to protect their wickets. They are all about big shots and all or nothing, gung ho action. Great for the short version of the game, but this line up is eminently not suited to the Test version of the game.
     
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  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    If he retains the captaincy after this series it will be a cowardly and retrograde decision.
     
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  14. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    I have been following on the radio, cos, well i'm old skool innit. I think it was Strauss who said they lack the skill to play a basic forward defensive shot.
     
  15. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Liked for content, but isn't batists usually spelt with two t's?
     
  16. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Jason Roy showing why he will never be a test batsman without a solid defence.

    Brilliant one day batsman, but his test career is surely over.
     
  17. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    Stokes out. Game over.
     
  18. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Just get it over with so we can rip into this pathetic side for their complete lack of brains and character.
     
  19. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Saddam Hussein's corpse to open. A good baathist.
     
  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Grammar Nazi. Spelling is a matter of personal preference.
     
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Kerrected for yoo.
     
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    5 down with Lyon getting spin.

    This will be over soon ..
     
  23. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    What is this battist nonsense anyway? Or batter for that matter? Is it some gender neutral claptrap in case we offend a potential transgender, Zimbabwean No.6? Or is it something driven by the southern hemisphere? An antipodean conspiracy?

    Whatever, it's b.llocks. I'm firmly in the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' camp. What was wrong with batsman? Or, given the rise in prominence of the women's game, batswoman? If our putative Zimbabwean No.6 wants something more neutral then she/he could be a batter or battist. I doubt that batsperson would go down well.

    Anyway, while I'm in ranting mode, what is all this other old b.llocks surrounding, e.g., 4/207 being the new 207/4. Definitely an antipodean conspiracy that one.

    So, while accepting that we might be getting stuffed on the pitch, we could at least insist that we use the time-honoured, old-country terminology, especially on our own patch. Starting with the journos.

    Or, put another way, eff off you antipodean tw.t with your bronzed pecs, Bonsai beach and a melting Christmas cake. We speak the pwoppa lingo. OK.
     
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  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Don’t you mean Bondi Beach? :cool:
     
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  25. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Bonsai beach is the same, only much smaller
     
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Blimey wasted 5 minuets looking at an LBW when Overton hit it and the ball was outside the line ..

    Good news for us though.
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Only need Djokovic and Nadal to come in at 9 & 10 and then will not face a ball until stumps!
     
  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Where is the rain or bad light when you need it?
     
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Surely Leach isn't going to deny the Aussies again!?

    Be great if we hold on for the draw and then win at the Oval.

    The reaction of the Aussies would be interesting to say the least...
     
  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Say nothing!
     
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  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Broad won't last long...

    Hopefully a reverse jinx!
     
  32. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Bloody Manchester, the Sunshine City
     
  33. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You left Overton exposed !
     
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  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Back on the sauce
     
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  35. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Embarrassing series all round from England. Cowardly batting, awful selection and the worst captain of modern times.

    Joe Root isn't a captain, never has been. He's barely a batsman at the moment.
     

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