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#3481 zxb

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:11 PM

Yep, Ireland too. Now probably through to the next stage. :happy: :Bad: :rockon:
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:14 PM

Bob Woolmer dies of a possible heart attack in Jamaica. That really puts proceedings in a tragic perspective. :( Inzy retires from ODI cricket, which isn't a great surprise. Pakistan cricet is heading for some tough times.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:41 AM

Unbelievable start to the series!

Freddie Flintoff in all sorts of bother. Get of the grog, Freddie!

I believe an outsider will win it this year, maybe. This tournament has that funny feel to it.

I was listening to the Ireland captain on the radio. He is a Sydney lad I believe; used to play first class with Bret Lee. Anyhow he was saying that they trained one day a week and sometimes trained in 3s if they couldn't all get to the same oval at the same time.

What the hell is going in the subcontinent? Too many millionaires is the teams? :confused:

Ian Botham pointed this out about the pampered English side last year as he saw their large entourage at an airport. Then he spotted Warne at the airport carrying his own bags, and wondered if his English side had gone "superstar-soft".

Poor old Woolmer. To die with that as his last memory. :eek: :(
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#3484 Agnostic

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:42 PM

Tragic for Bob Woolmer to go that way and back here in India, fans have smashed down Dhoni's house that was under construction.:rolleyes:

Armed cops are guarding Dravid's house in Bangalore.:wonder:

If we lose to Sri Lanka, we are out of the tournament too.

Brendon is right. Too many millionaires.:uh:
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 10:48 PM

Originally posted by zxb
No it isn't. It's too homo-erotic. :Bad:




More revelations about Friday's antics appeared in British newspapers on Monday, with some witnesses saying the players were so drunk in the nightclub they were kissing each other.

James Anderson, Jon Lewis, Ian Bell, Paul Nixon and Liam Plunkett were the other players fined



:Bad: :love:


http://news.bbc.co.u...and/6465475.stm
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#3486 zxb

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 06:11 PM

Ah. :(
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#3487 Agnostic

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:24 AM

Bob Woolmer was murdered???
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:25 PM

More likely than not, although time will tell. What a shitty thing to happen.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:39 AM

Bob Woolmer strangled in hotel room after Ireland defeat, confirmed. :mad:
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:57 AM

Can we now safely say the Ireland game was "thrown" by Pakistan?
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:42 PM

I reckon one of the players did it. Probably had one or two accomplices. It ain't be good...
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#3492 zxb

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

Originally posted by Brendon
Can we now safely say the Ireland game was "thrown" by Pakistan?



No. No evidence of it.

I reckon one of the players did it


My mans instinct suggests otherwise.:chok:
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#3493 Brendon

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:03 AM

Originally posted by zxb
No. No evidence of it.



Yes. There is irrefutable evidence. Exhibit A: the game itself.

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the West Indies...have all been subdued in their approach and still easily beating these minnow teams.

The Ireland team is a group of part-time amateurs who would struggle to get a win at grade cricket in any cricket nation. They played some spirited cricket in the warm-ups against strong teams that were tuning up. But thats all. The Zimbabwe draw only hides that fact. Zimbabwe are playing very poorly so far.

No minnow could beat a top team without something funny going on.
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#3494 Agnostic

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:59 AM

Worst thing is Woolmer knew his killers...

The Indian cricketers are going to have a tough time when they return. Already Dhoni's house has been razed to the ground.

As z said earlier, too many millionaires and too few cricketers in the team.:mad:

Who knows. The "fixers" may even manipulate a Bermuda WIN against Bangas.:wonder:
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#3495 zxb

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:41 PM

Originally posted by Brendon

No minnow could beat a top team without something funny going on.



Bollocks to that. Ireland hammered the West Indies by 6 wickets in 2004. In 1968 they skittled a near full strength West Indian side for 23. Bangladesh beat Australia by 5 wickets. Upsets happen naturally, they aren't automatically evidence of underhand activities, and that makes the game more exciting..
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:50 PM

Disband this team...

Greg Chappell to get the boot...

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Brendon has a point. There is something funny about this world cup...:wonder:
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:01 PM

It would be a great match. Wizards of OZ versus WI.

May the better team win. My money is on OZ.:kowt:
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:29 PM

It's hard to put any money on the West Indies to win, but apparently they have won 2 of the last 5 games played against Australia. 223/4, 10 overs to go, Hayden nicely set, and Mike Hussey in, doesn't look good for the West Indies. :(
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:09 AM

As the tournament progresses, my money on England seems to be getting better and better.

If only Freddie would lay off the grog...:viva:
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:42 PM

The team of harded coughers sneak home against Sri Lanke despite Malingas 4 in 4. Great game though, best so far (bar the Bangas beating India obviously). :cheers:
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