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ploughman
11-25-2006, 10:15 AM
Oh Christ! What a freakin' nightmare. Somebody wake me up, tell me it isn't happening.

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general_kalle
11-25-2006, 10:21 AM
you are just waiting for us to ask whats wrong.
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11-25-2006, 10:21 AM
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ploughman
11-25-2006, 10:29 AM
OK. It's called cricket, we won last time, for the first time in 18 years, but now we're getting pwned.
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11-25-2006, 10:29 AM
Yes it is true.I have to wait several months until I can buy a new computer...sad ,isn??t it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DuxCorvan
11-25-2006, 10:44 AM
Cricket isn't a sport. It is just an excuse English guys use not to have sex with the wife.

LEBillfish
11-25-2006, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Cricket isn't a sport. It is just an excuse English guys use not to have sex with the wife.

Using the paddle they like to be spanked with...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Heavy_Weather
11-25-2006, 10:53 AM
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ploughman
11-25-2006, 10:54 AM
I'm not laughing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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stathem
11-25-2006, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Cricket isn't a sport. It is just an excuse English guys use not to have sex with the wife.

Cricket's the reason we could wrest control of the world off your mob; you were obviously all too shagged out.

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Rjel
11-25-2006, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
I'm not laughing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

S'ok...the rest of us are. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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OMK_Hand
11-25-2006, 12:08 PM
"Using the paddle they like to be spanked with..."

Madam, It is not a 'paddle'... It is called a 'Bat'. As for the rest, yes, you are right...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DuxCorvan
11-25-2006, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by OMK_Hand:
Madam, It is not a 'paddle'... It is called a 'Bat'

And the guy who holds it, is 'Batman'... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ratsack
11-25-2006, 04:16 PM
Ploughman, I sympathise. Honest.

It's not that we really want to see England flattened and (metaphorically) trodden into the mire of their own blood. No.

We just want to see your team mauled so badly that they're traumatised and psychologically damaged by the experience.

Good game, eh?

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PS - I think you blokes may have pinched Ponting's sense of humour last time. I reckon he may have just found it again...

ploughman
11-25-2006, 04:25 PM
Yeah well the location of Ricky's sense of humour's been troubling me greatly of late so I'm just thrilled to see he's been able to find it again. Glad to see somebody's smiling because it certainly isn't me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

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x6BL_Brando
11-25-2006, 04:36 PM
Heh! I'm gonna catch hell from HotelBushRanger if England don't pull their collective finger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for the bats and paddles stuff, well yeah, you can mock. But I would love to see you square up to a 90 mph delivery of a stitched, hard leather ball, bounced up at you off an uneven surface resembling concrete!

Then again, we don't actually wear crash helmets and upper body armour to play a bastardised version of rugby football - I guess it takes all types http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Ratsack
11-25-2006, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
Heh! I'm gonna catch hell from HotelBushRanger if England don't pull their collective finger out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for the bats and paddles stuff, well yeah, you can mock. But I would love to see you square up to a 90 mph delivery of a stitched, hard leather ball, bounced up at you off an uneven surface resembling concrete!

Then again, we don't actually wear crash helmets and upper body armour to play a bastardised version of rugby football - I guess it takes all types http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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And, lest we forget, it is not merely LEGAL to aim said rock-hard ball at the batsman???s head. It is EXPECTED that a fast bowler will do so at least once every six deliveries. And yes, they do mean to hit. It???s not just to scare them.

I love cricket. It???s so???civilized.

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ploughman
11-25-2006, 05:12 PM
Silly mid off. Now there's an understatement.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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ImpStarDuece
11-25-2006, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Silly mid off. Now there's an understatement.

I used to be a specialist close-in fielder.

Silly mid off, leg slip, short leg and silly mid on were my regular positions. Funnily enough, I HATED wearing a helmet while fielding. I could bat with one, but never field with one.

Box and shin protectors were quite acceptable however...

PS. Langer just got his 100 and ponting declared at 1/202. England need 648 to win.

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WTE_Googly
11-25-2006, 06:45 PM
Silly mid off, leg slip, short leg and silly mid on were my regular positions. Funnily enough, I HATED wearing a helmet while fielding. I could bat with one, but never field with one.

Same here, I field usually at mid off, and when necessary get moved in close - wore a helmet once and got hit, so I never wear one while fielding in close now :P They are bad luck. Although it is probably more the fact that you HAVE to get your hands in the way if you not wearing a helmet. Scares the **** out of me though...

I am suprised that Australia didn't enforce the follow on seeing as England only got 150 something in their first innings...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Viper2005_
11-25-2006, 06:56 PM
If memory serves we lost the first test last time and went on to win the series. So why all the drama?

For my money the best strategy is to play boring cricket and let the Australians tire themselves out winning by a quite unnecessary margin, and then drink themselves half to death toasting their victory. Then come the 2nd test...

The-Pizza-Man
11-25-2006, 07:26 PM
I think it's the weather, you poms just can't handle it. Your guys look like they are about to die of heat exhaustion when ever they are on the field for more than a few minutes.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DomJScott
11-25-2006, 07:28 PM
Same here, I field usually at mid off, and when necessary get moved in close - wore a helmet once and got hit, so I never wear one while fielding in close now :P They are bad luck. Although it is probably more the fact that you HAVE to get your hands in the way if you not wearing a helmet. Scares the **** out of me though...

I don't normally wear a Helmet close in however for the last 2 year's close in hasn't been as close in as I used to do... I was at short square leg.. and a slog sweep hit my full on the eye brow. cracked my eye socket below the eye and put me out of cricket for 2 weeks. I will know wear a helmet if needed at short square again.

AA_Double_Tap
11-25-2006, 07:33 PM
I just got back from Brisbane after seeing the third day.
The poms have been very dissapointing I must say. I was hoping for a repeat of the thrilling last series.

The Barmy Army were on song yesterday and were very funny. I was chatting to a couple of them and they were having a ball despite the situation.

The security was a disgrace with an amazing number of police on hand. You can only buy a maximum of four beers, low alcohol. You get into trouble for stacking empty cups.

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WTE_Ibis
11-25-2006, 10:19 PM
It's what you lot get for coming out here
trying to bowl all our maidens over.

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panther3485
11-26-2006, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
"....we won last time, for the first time in 18 years, but now we're getting owned."

Letting you win 'em back once in a while, so you don't become discouraged and just give up, is one thing. Letting you keep 'em is another.
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Xiolablu3
11-26-2006, 02:28 AM
OMG, I hope this gives England a kick up the a*s, they are at least doing alittle better 2nd innings.

I too wonder why the Aussies didnt make England follow on? Maybe they thought they have plenty of time to finish them off.

Not sure FLintoff is as good captain as Michael Vaughn, he seems all 'me me me' rather than 'us us us'.

Sure hes Englands best player, but theres more to being a Captain than just playing well.

I also secretly hope hte Aussies do well, becasue Ponting was unlucky to lose last time, it was an unusually good England team that beat them last Ashes, not becasue Ponting was lacking. He is a great Player and CAptain, thats for sure.

I think everybody knows that the Aussies are the best Cricket team in the world, so many world class players, whereas England have to make do with the best they have in each field. But I would hope that England would have put up a bit more of a fight.

Still, its only the first match, things can only get better for England! Oh and well played Ozzies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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MucusG
11-26-2006, 03:43 AM
Had a good time at the Gabba today.

At least England put up some kind of resistance. Thought I might be home before tea if they batted as badly as the first innings!

I reckon there was no follow on to make Cricket Australia happy and have a test go for 5 days to rake in more money.

Much as I enjoy seeing England being crushed it was good to have close series last time, even if the wrong side won.

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Siwarrior
11-26-2006, 03:58 AM
wow you "pommies" really are gonna get worked...
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partic_3
11-26-2006, 04:17 PM
I reckon there was no follow on to make Cricket Australia happy and have a test go for 5 days to rake in more money
Hmmm, I fear there may be something in this. It is still going to take a few hours lost to rain to save England but it is a pretty smelly situation if a tactical decision like this was influenced by the fact that Ponting's employer, Cricket Australia, stand to make hundreds of thousands of dollars out of Ponting's decision not to enforce the follow-on.