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#2561 Brendon

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:25 AM

WE HAVE ALREADY LOST! :mad:

But what about his own position? If England reclaim the Ashes Ponting will go down in history as the Australian captain that ended an era of dominance. "I wouldn't like to think that my position would be under threat and I'm not sure that one series defeat would be the end of an era.

I have nothing against Ponting personally. But he should resign immediatley after this Test.

That statement has a Capital L for Loser all over it.

In all the times I coached or played sport, I have never heard a captain or coach talk like that and then get his team up. I would think his team-mates hearts would have sunk on hearing that comment.
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#2562 Baton Rouge

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:56 AM

Brendon

I agree with you.

Ponting's decision to ball after winning the toss,

in the second test, has cost us the ashes.

He has proven to be very naive with his choices

and doesn't have what it takes to be a good captain.

Shane Warne on the other hand always seems to be a winner

and regardless of his private life should be made the Oz-boss.
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#2563 xagversum

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:26 AM

Warne should open the batting and the bowling now. Anything is possible when he's on the track.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:56 AM

I'm not a good loser,
gettin very drunk & not talking to anyone for the rest of the day!:silence:

We have the happy, celebrating, beer drinking emoticon, :cheers: ,

Where is the miserable, drowning ya sorrows one?
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#2565 Brendon

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:01 PM

That man Warne!

Punta, sober up! something is afoot!

Baton, gather 'round the radio. Something is about to happen methinks!... :happy:
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#2566 Baton Rouge

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:40 PM

WARNE'S A LEGEND

FOUR WICKETS ALREADY

COM'ON AUSSIE COM'ON
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#2567 zxb

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:20 PM

Warney, what a guy. 319/7, close. Fairly even return, although I expect the ozzies will get a tolerable 1st innings lead. Hopefully though, they will only complete their first innings after tea on day 5. :)
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#2568 Brendon

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:18 PM

I'm only happy someone (Warne) from the Aussie side rose above the ruck to paly winning cricket. Ponting's captaincy today was predictibly pathetic. 2 slips for trike bowler Brett Lee in the opening spell is ridiculous.

I mean, why captain with any courage if your job is assured for you, win or lose? :rolleyes:

If we lose I hope Ponting gets the surprise he so richly deserves. Very disappointed in him.
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#2569 zxb

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:25 PM

He's certainly no Steve Waugh. Bearing in mind what he's done with Hampshire, Warne would humiliate him in a show down between captaincy abilities.

"2 slips for trike bowler Brett Lee"

Should that be strike bowler or tripe bowler? ;)
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#2570 Brendon

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:07 PM

No, I meant: "trike". Its a word I just made up, so I won't be wrong. :P
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#2571 Agnostic

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 01:50 PM

The trike bowler is going to let fly at 100 mph at the Oval.

The only leg spinner captain of Oz that I can think of is Richie Benaud or am I wrong?:confused:

Warne would be a good captain, but Gilly is what a lot of people would like to see at the helm.
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#2572 zxb

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 10:25 PM

Well, Warne, Grimmet, Mailey and O'Reilly never captained them. Those are the only Ozzies leggies I know though.

Problem is, it would be unfair to place that burden of captaincy on the shoulders of that poor old man we love or loathe. :D
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#2573 Brendon

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 04:15 AM

Has anyone else noticed the grimaces on the faces of McGrath, Lee, and Tait when a thick edge goes for four.

Two slips in a game you HAVE to win?

When Warne bowls, he is the captain. I have changed my mind. Warne should be captain.

Chris Cairns turned out to be right about Ponting's captaincy when the Aussie side was firing: "My mother could captain them and they would still win." (sic)

Reading a book on Australian captains. Little story about Ian Chappell.

He was batting away, and his partner at the time told his captain that he was feeling a little distressed and could he retire. Chappell replied:"Sure you can. Why not? Go back into the dressing rooms and fetch me out a REAL Australian, will you?"

Ouch! ;)

The player was left fuming at Chappell's comment, and went on to make a huge score. LOL
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#2574 Agnostic

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 07:04 AM

Once upon a time I played cricket and I have had the privilege of starting with the new ball. If my captain had given me two slips I would have murdered him.

Ponting has the lost the respect of all fast bowlers past, present, and future.

When Brett Lee, a hero to a billion Indians is given two slips to bowl to, the soul says "Shoot the sonofabitch Ponting.":mad:

Phuck you shortsighted convicts for having dumped Steve "Raw Guts" Waugh.

Bring back the real Ozzies. The game of cricket survives because of Australia.

Because everybody in the world wants to beat you.

Is there anyway you can sack Ponting halfway through the test and make Warney captain?

What do the rules say?:confused:
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#2575 Brendon

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 07:36 AM

Agnostic,

I don't know about shooting the poor bugger. But I think we are agreed on the point of relieving him of the job he thinks is so very secure....:P

I was an opening bat. So I would have been happy to turn around and see only two slips.

I can't remember it happening. My greatest joys were against the teams with the captains who had over-inflated opinions on their own spin bowling. How I loved it when these lollypop deliveries came my way after only 7 or 8 overs. If you could avoid gettting yourself caught on the boundary, you could get a 100 in record time. :Bad:
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#2576 xagversum

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 08:22 PM

Originally posted by Agnostic
If I win it is "Banana Head.":cheers:



:kowt:




"you could get a 100 in record time"


I think Hayden's century is his record slowest. Strike rate 44, lower than the 46.7 from his 119 against Pakistan. :eek:
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#2577 Brendon

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 01:13 AM

Originally posted by xagversum
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"you could get a 100 in record time"

I think Hayden's century is his record slowest. Strike rate 44, lower than the 46.7 from his 119 against Pakistan. :eek:



I'm pretty sure the bowling attacks of some of the sub-district teams I played against may not have been as good as England's is at the moment....LOL
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#2578 Baton Rouge

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:14 AM

If I was captain of Australia I would tell my team...

"This is a limited-overs-type-game now, guys"...

"Go out there as if we were chasing 300 runs in 50 overs".

"By tea-time England will be batting regardless of the score".

"Bring back the MONGREL into you, Aussie bastards". :D

This is more than a game... This is WAR. :devil:
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#2579 Brendon

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 03:30 AM

Baton Rouge,

ya think? hmmm

Gilchrist said yesterday when asked about tactics regarding the weather: "you can't play against the weather. We have to play as if there will be some stoppages, but we have to assume we will have time." (paraphrased)

If they bat all day tomorrow (if they can, and why not?), then they have all day to get England out on day five.
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#2580 Brendon

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 03:34 AM

If they can make England bat again, here is something to ponder:

12 wickets have fallen so far.
Warne has 6 of them.
The last day will suit Warne.

If Australia gets a semi decent lead by batting most of tomorrow, I can't see England holding out Warne on the last day. He is in unbelievable form, even for him.
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