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  • RichPenny
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    Personally I think we’ve done a great job of lulling them into a false sense of security. Root and Bell to hit double centuries, declare on 900 then Monty and Swanny to clean them up for less than 300. Easy 🙂

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    We’ve got a plan!

    grum
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    I’ve not seen/heard much of the cricket what with it being on overnight, which is why I’m not saying much. It’s not looking great but things can change quickly in cricket. We’ll be lucky to save this game I suspect.

    Win some tosses and hang on to some catches and things could look very different.

    dannyh
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    Nope, I was wrong. Cook should have been forward, simple as. Before anyone says that it is difficult to get forward to someone bowling 90+, Cook is an accomplished test opener and the wicket is slow. He should have been forward.

    I’m now worried. This is starting to look (god forbid) like an England tour of Australia in the mid 90s. Losing players to injury/other things. Dropping sitters. Taking wickets with no balls. Taking daft singles in the last over. Seeing open contempt for teammates in the field (Panesar), especially Anderson, who is quite a nasty piece of work when things aren’t going his way.

    Time for Mr Flower and his huge support staff to earn their corn. England have to remember, they are playing an Australian test side that has Shane Watson batting at three and includes Steve Smith. Neither of them would have got to clean boots in any Australian side from 1989 to 2003.

    Please, please, please. This cannot degenerate into a mid 90s style farce. I really cannot ‘go there’ again. 🙁

    zokes
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    Any lower a run rate and it would be negative.

    FFS Root

    zokes
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    Channel 9 commentators really are clueless. Vaughn and the fat one were convinced that KP hit that.

    Junkyard
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    At least he has improved the run rate – TMS only though no tv

    RichPenny
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    Personally I think we’ve done a great job of lulling them into a false sense of security. Root Carberry and Bell to hit double centuries, declare on 900 then Monty and Swanny to clean them up for less than 300. Easy

    hammy7272
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    Root! Come on man, so much better than that. Just before it is bowled he eyes the boundary up.

    zokes
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    KP

    you

    Doughnut

    hammy7272
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    What was that Kevin?

    I’m off to bed.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    That’s even more brainless, premeditated with 2 blokes posted there.

    grum
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    FFS KP! 🙁

    On TMS, Geoffrey Boycott suggested Joe Root should hang himself. At the risk of hand-wringing – not really a very sensible thing to say.

    zokes
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    Yep. KP. Stupid.

    Exactly as yesterday. Nobody is losing their wickets, Australian or English, they are throwing them away.

    Junkyard
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    KP never fails to deliver failing to deliver and he is in good company.

    All out for less than Clarke and Hadins partnership

    Well in Carbs. Decent strike rate too given the situation. Just need Belly to replicate his form of this summer and me might just have a chance of saving Test.

    zokes
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    **** it. Carbs out. Debut boy in then out-of-sorts Prior. Eng all out for less than 275 and going 2-0 down 🙁

    brokensoul
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    Erm.
    Someone stay in for a bit, please.

    RichPenny
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    Personally I think we’ve done a great job of lulling them into a false sense of security. Root Carberry Monty and Bell to hit double centuries, declare on 900 then Monty and Swanny to clean them up for less than 300. Easy

    zokes
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    It’s OK, it’s lunch now. They can’t lose a wicket for a while.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Yep it seems like they survived the sandwiches now back to the business of constructing a batting collapse.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Looks like Cook will be batting this afternoon

    zokes
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    This is truly quite depressing

    zokes
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    Monty monty give us a wave…

    slackalice
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    0345. Thought I’d just have a quick look on TMS.

    The Australian’s are going to be insufferable.

    slackalice
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    Triple wicket maiden?

    WTF?

    Just catching up on the As it happened text.

    I’ve read enough. Back to bed for me. Night night.

    zokes
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    At least Bell’s standing up

    yossarian
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    Pathetically poor England.

    zokes
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    He bowls to the left, he bowls to the right, Mitchell Johnson’s bowling is Sh…

    Oh, hang on…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Is it tomorrow your off down there Zokes? I reckon Clark just did you a favour by not enforcing the follow on, you might at least see a session of Cricket. No chance of a downpour?

    zokes
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    Yeah, I wish he’d not tbh. I could have had a refund on the tickets and gone on the wife’s xmas booze cruise round the Barossa valley.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    never say never, still a few hours to go

    Just woke up. Bloody hell 😕

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    What a pack of shite. Why did they even bother turning up?

    If it wasn’t for the fact that I’m typing this on a smartphone I’d think that I woke up having time traveled back 20 years 😐

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    what a waste of plane tickets.
    for the squad I mean, not the fans…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    martinhutch – Member
    What a pack of shite. Why did they even bother turning up?

    With the exception of Bell, Pansar and Carberry nobody did turn up with the bat. Just like Brisbane with a killer 20 mins.

    What we don’t have is a Mitchell Johnson, we could do with one just to hide some shoddy batting.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Jeez. Cricket’s an odd one, a team game that’s made up of a series of one on one battles. And when a player hits their straps, they can win games on their own, particularly if it’s a bowler. Which is what johnson’s done this time and last. Trouble is, that like in the past with warne, when there’s a guy in that form at one end, the other assumes a menace that it shouldn’t really have.

    We’ve got to find a counter attack to Johnson, he’s a confidence player and still a bit fragile; might be that for cook and carberry to get in and blunt him might even make the difference. But with the waca up next…… I think it’s goodnight ashes, tbh.

    zokes
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    We’ve got to find a counter attack to Johnson,

    We have several:

    Proven: Cook, Pieterson, Bell, Prior
    Promising: Root, Carberry

    The trouble is, Bell and Carberry excepted, none of them seem to realise this

    slackalice
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    I’m not surprised Clarke opted to bat again. Give his bowlers a rest, as it is a good batting strip and get an unattainable lead with two days to knock over a very fragile England.

    Did anyone put money down on a 3-0 Aussie win? They’re going to destroy us at Perth…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I wonder if they can field 10 fast bowlers for Perth, they can’t bat any worse…..

    grum
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    Jesus.

    Hats off to Mitchell Johnson for another display of proper intimidating fast bowling on a flat pitch, but also some woefully poor batting from England.

    MrSmith
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    He’s not actually an amazing bowler just quick, but England are soft in the head (apart from Bell/Carberry) and I doubt mentally they can come back from this plus they end up bowling a lot with no rest as they don’t bat for very long.
    It’s like being back in the Atherton days, soon cook will be rolling his eyes and looking skywards for rain while shuffling another un imaginative field placing and preying for the runs to stop.

    If australia played SA tomorrow they would be made to look ordinary they lack quality right through the team, England are gifting them the series on a plate.

    I’m not giving the rest of the series any more attention until they start playing like we know they can as they are better than that, I don’t mind them losing, I just want to see a bit of fight, less mental capitulation and not innings or 300 run defeats to a mediocre australia.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    At least the Aussies put up a flight in England. It’s as if England want to lose quickly so they can enjoy a holiday.

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