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Today I am not speaking to any Australians

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by BillN, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    But I would like to email Michael Clarke and congratulate him and the rest of his team - they have been fantastic

    Boys against Men comes to mind - or is it Men against Boys!

    England were pathetic - they are a disgrace - the England women would have done better

    Australia were magnificent

    Thank God I'm a Yorkshireman first and an Englishman second - Although Root was as bad as the rest

    Makes you want to emigrate
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Bill I think it's been tired jaded complacent men against spirited enthusiastic men.
    :mad:
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Paul, not picking on anyone in particular, but a quote from TMS

    "Every time we've said in this series about Ravi, 'how on earth has he got out there?' there's no excuse for ever lifting your foot in that situation. That's a village cricket error. If England lose this game Ravi Bopara should be hung, drawn and quartered."
     
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  5. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

    201
    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
    My cricket-fanatic English housemate is appears to be far less of a cricket-fanatic than he was two months ago. Poor bloke...

    :smile:
     
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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Fortunately the quote was from an ex Aussie fast bowler - so we can excuse the poor grammar etc., as they are all descended from ? (us)

    I could never read the Guardian - too many words and not enough "pictures" - anyway I was born in Yorkshire!

    am I allowed to swear on this Forum!

    it's damp and my left knee is "playing up" (old war wound)
     
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Though to be fair Root did manage to put together a score in this one.

    It's all in their heads - last ODI, no Clarke, no Watson they controlled it and won it. This one, Clark and Watson back and their heads go again, even though neither of them did particularly well.

    Ronay's piece in the Guardian is spot on (and as a expat Brit I'm a regular reader of the Grauniad - mostly the sports pages though.)
     
  8. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    I never understood why anyone would want to watch cricket, or listen to it on the radio unless trying to induce a hypnotic trance. I am, however, an avid Guardianista. I had a curt chat with the paper shop bloke yesterday who tried to get me to buy something else. I pointed at each paper - right wing, right wing Murdoch, soft porn, Scottish parochial lightweight, cartoon... etc etc. We don't half print some rubbish. Thank goodness for the few good papers, including those of a different political stance to my own, holding people to account. Nobody else is going to do it!
     
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    yes but you're Scottish, so that's perfectly understandable. You don't have the gene.

    [my Father came from Stirling, so I obviously inherited my genetic predisposition from my English Mother]
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Oh, was there game of some sort? :popcorm2:
     
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  11. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    If it's action you prefer, too bad you can't see today's outdoor hockey game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The New York Rangers are hosting the New Jersey Devils. 20 degrees fahrenheit with snow on the ground.
     
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    They needed 218

    they were 154 for 3

    then lost 2 wickets for 2 runs

    157 for 5

    needed 61 in 71 balls

    they lost 3 wickets for 20 runs, then the bowlers started batting with Ravi

    and after Broad went they needed - 14 from 18

    They were pathetic
     
  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Cricket is not a game it's a religion
     
  14. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I don't understand a word of it, but I'll trust that it's as accurate as your helpful comments on the bird thread.
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    or very possibly a foreign language from the looks of it.
     
  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    it's significantly more comprehensible than that game the Russians invented - base-ball I believe it is called ...


    anyhoo, I want to know if it is a rumour that Bill won't be speaking to any Australians or whether it's news that he won't ?
     
  17. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    :rofl: I googled the match, and if the title had not contained the words "Australians" and "win" I would still be wondering.
     
  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Hmm, this means that I can say literally anything I want...

    (You did beat us fair and square in the fourth, however)
     
  19. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    There is not an appropriate section in the Forum for general chat!!
     
  20. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    A long time ago, England convicted all their best sporting talent of stealing loaves of bread and sent them down here for punishment. A few centuries later they still send their cricket team down here for punishment but nowadays we make them go home afterwards because we already have all the good players we need :biggrin:.
     
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