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Old 1st Dec 2011, 11:14   #1 (permalink)
 
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And the last time India toured NZ, we won.
That was last time. It's 7-5 to NZ in NZ.
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Er, why would you go back to more than four years? Amongst recent lineups, India have won in NZ, NZ have won nowhere important. India are not a good touring side either (ha!), but in the last few years we've at least won tests and series abroad. Are you going to tell me Australia is a better team today than England just because Aus has more victories in Ashes tests?
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Are you going to tell me Australia is a better team today than England just because Aus has more victories in Ashes tests?
No, not at all. What I am saying is NZ is not a bad side at home (much the same as India)
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I was about to agree with you, but on a hunch I checked their recent record:

2011 Pakistan Lost 0-1
2010 Australia Lost 0-2
2010 Bangladesh Won 1-0
2009 Pakistan Draw 1-1
2009 India Lost 0-1
2008 WI Draw 0-0
2008 England 1-2
2008 Bangladesh Won 2-0
2006 Sri Lanka Draw 1-1
2006 West Indies Won 2-0

So I say you're wrong again. If a team cannot win a home series in five years against anyone but Bangladesh, they - and I quote myself - "aren't top class". In fact, they're quite rubbish.
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Whatever, BD, whatever
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I was wondering, Grumpy, you're a professional pilot, right? So when on finals you find yourself above/below the glideslope do you actually correct your course by admitting you were off target or do you smash into the fields short of / beyond the runway?
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I was wondering, Grumpy, you're a professional pilot, right? So when on finals you find yourself above/below the glideslope do you actually correct your course by admitting you were off target or do you smash into the fields short of / beyond the runway?
Priceless, got him in one
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Ponting just ran out Khawaja for 38 and the f***ing Ponting luvfest sycophantic has -been dung punching Australian commentators can't bring themselves to admit there was no run it.
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I was wondering, Grumpy, you're a professional pilot, right? So when on finals you find yourself above/below the glideslope do you actually correct your course by admitting you were off target or do you smash into the fields short of / beyond the runway?
and this has what bearing on the discussion...........I actually just couldn't be bothered. I've been playing and watching cricket for a bloody long time and I think I am a pretty good judge of most things "cricket". I still say NZ are a pretty good side when at home. You can pull statistics out of your arse until the cows come home,means jackshit. I have always alluded that...Victor Trumper was a better batsman than Don Bradman 99.94 vs 39.05 and no amount of statistics will change my opinion. My father had spoken to people who had seen both bat and he related this to me and coupled with what I have read over the years this is my opinion. Nothing to do with statistics.

seldom... keep looking up the laws of cricket so you can provide me with an answer or are you too busy reading books on your pseudo love child LH. You really are a bit of a knob aren't you.
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A little mention here about one for the future..... as mentioned by the Oz contingent earlier.....

Pat Cummins the coming man provides dilemma for Australian cricket | Mike Selvey | Sport | The Guardian

Just how good is he and does he realy have the potential to make a difference.....if he's managed correctly.........serious question I should add
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 06:01   #11 (permalink)
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November 19th. The Spectator Magazine.
P18.
DEADLY GAME.
(Peter Roebuck is only the last of many distinguished cricketeers to commit suicide.)
Michael Henderson.

Knowing nothing of cricket, nor wanting to, I found this article very interesting. Perhaps you will too?
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Krystal, I did say a while ago that I think we have found a good'un and I stand by that. Managed correctly I think he will make a difference (along with Starc and Hazlewood). I have a lot of respect for what Geoff Lawson says......normally what he says is right on the money and I think his opinion (in the article) is worth noting. Whether CA take any notice of what "Henry" ,Thommo and other former quicks say is problematical but I would say that their (CA) head is so far up their collective arses that they will not.
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Grumps...thanks for that.......quite an illustrious collection you mentioned there who know what they are talking about...so, probably of no relevance to CA then....
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so, probably of no relevance to CA then....
You got that in one Krystal
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I've been playing and watching cricket for a bloody long time and I think I am a pretty good judge of most things "cricket". I still say NZ are a pretty good side when at home. You can pull statistics out of your arse until the cows come home,means jackshit. I have always alluded that...Victor Trumper was a better batsman than Don Bradman 99.94 vs 39.05 and no amount of statistics will change my opinion.
You sort of remind me of... Ricky Ponting. Refusing to believe you're wrong even when confronted with all the evidence in the world. Arguing from a position of authority sounds nice, but it doesn't work with adults or with kids. Must be nice to live in that world, though, where no one can prove you wrong because what you believe is always true.

TC - cricinfo got it right though, they say it was completely Ricky's fault, there was no run there. If this causes Khwaja to be dropped - and stranger things have happened - I'll be enormously pissed.
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You sort of remind me of... Ricky Ponting. Refusing to believe you're wrong even when confronted with all the evidence in the world. Arguing from a position of authority sounds nice, but it doesn't work with adults or with kids. Must be nice to live in that world, though, where no one can prove you wrong because what you believe is always true.
As I said,it's my opinion...you don't have to agree and I don't give a f##k whether you do or not. Let's just agree to disagree.
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Of course we know that we disagree with each other. Can't disagree with that.

But you amuse me, Grumpy. You really do.

(yes yes, I'm sure you don't care a f**k about what emotions I go through when I read your *cough* arguments, but thank you for putting an unintentional smile on my face)
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"Invincible" has died at 90

Australia news: Sam Loxton dies aged 90 | Australia Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo

Met Sammy on several occasions at the Surfers Paradise Cricket Club. A thorough gentleman and a very knowledgeable one. Played in that wonderful era of uncovered pitches and no body armour unlike the high scoring,high averaging players of today.
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"Invincible" has died at 90

Australia news: Sam Loxton dies aged 90 | Australia Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo

Met Sammy on several occasions at the Surfers Paradise Cricket Club. A thorough gentleman and a very knowledgeable one. Played in that wonderful era of uncovered pitches and no body armour unlike the high scoring,high averaging players of today.
He was damn good selector as well. RIP.
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TC - cricinfo got it right though, they say it was completely Ricky's fault, there was no run there. If this causes Khwaja to be dropped - and stranger things have happened - I'll be enormously pissed.
Surely Hussey has to go for Watson and Hughes for Marsh. To drop Khawaja would be criminal. But, it is Cricket Australia and Inverarity is from WA so Hussey could be there until his 50th birthday and his average dropped to 13.

The Kiwis have dropped Clarke three times on 23, 85 and 105 FFS! They would have had Australia on the mat if they held any. Clowns. If anyone needs proof that catches win matches here you have it.

The Keeper couldn't catch a cold if locked sopping wet in a beer cool room for 24 hours. For the first time since Pakistan, Haddin is not the most incompetent gloveman on the field.
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