Cricket Player Manager
Page 106 of 109 FirstFirst ... 65696104105106107108 ... LastLast
Results 1,576 to 1,590 of 1624

Thread: ***Official*** 1st Test at The Gabba

  1. #1576
    Eyes not spreadsheets marc71178's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    57,856
    Quote Originally Posted by BingLeeElectric
    Everyone going wayyyyyyyy over the top with the Bell love.

    One 50 on a road, in which he should have been given out plumb LBW on about 0, to go with his other duck and everyone's got a hard on for him.

    Laughable.
    I like the way you only look at the decisions in his favour when criticising him...
    marc71178 - President and founding member of AAAS - we don't only appreciate when he does well, but also when he's not quite so good!

    Anyone want to join the Society?

    Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.

  2. #1577
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,227
    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    No idea, I didn't think it was that conclusive. I was confused by the reactions, to be honest, I didn't even think it was that close. Dunno that I'd rely on the hotspot thingy, but to me, it showed nothing.
    I think I'm the only one that thought it did...right on the bottom of the bat. It seems like nobody else saw it though so, maybe I was looking into the sun! haha Warney's reaction didn't look encouraging, however KP's reaction as soon as it hit Gilchrist's gloves suggested otherwise.
    "What is this what is this who is this guy shouting what is this going on in here?" - CP. (re: psxpro)

    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

    R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi

    Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath

    "How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.

  3. #1578
    Hall of Fame Member FaaipDeOiad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    19,104
    I'm not sure if it hit the bat or not, but I'm inclined to believe it did based on Gilchrist's reaction. I can't see him jumping around and appealing that confidently and instinctively in unison with Hayden despite a complete lack of support from the bowler unless he heard or saw something, and he was far closer than the umpire.

    Pietersen's not really the walking type, and those sort of edges can often escape the attention of someone at the other end of the pitch. Anyway, it was a difficult one to be sure about, so tough to give out, but there was certainly a noise.
    I know a place where a royal flush
    Can never beat a pair

  4. #1579
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,227
    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    I'm not sure if it hit the bat or not, but I'm inclined to believe it did based on Gilchrist's reaction. I can't see him jumping around and appealing that confidently and instinctively in unison with Hayden despite a complete lack of support from the bowler unless he heard or saw something, and he was far closer than the umpire.

    Pietersen's not really the walking type, and those sort of edges can often escape the attention of someone at the other end of the pitch. Anyway, it was a difficult one to be sure about, so tough to give out, but there was certainly a noise.
    It seemed to me Pietersen said 'No' with a fairly pained expression on his face as soon as it went past too...maybe it was a hemorrhoid popping.


  5. #1580
    World Traveller Craig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Super Happy Fun Sugar Lollipop Land!
    Posts
    34,131
    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Flintoff simply is not a captains jockstrap, Giles is useless with the ball and when the belief came back it was too late

    Drop Harmison and play Panesar keep Giles in for Insurance but bowl Panesar more then him.

    Questions need to be asked though
    And God has returned
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick once and you suck forever...

    RIP Fardin Qayyumi, a true legend of CW

    Quote Originally Posted by Boobidy View Post
    Bradman never had to face quicks like Sharma and Irfan Pathan. He wouldn't of lasted a ball against those 2, not to mention a spinner like Sehwag.

  6. #1581
    You'll Never Walk Alone Nate's Avatar
    Bowling tgfg Champion! Carmageddon Champion! Rainman Champion! DTunnel Champion!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    New South Wales
    Posts
    27,178
    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    It seemed to me Pietersen said 'No' with a fairly pained expression on his face as soon as it went past too...maybe it was a hemorrhoid popping.
    Don`t think there`s any maybe about it tbh.
    Jesus saves

    member of Liverpool FC and Melbourne City

  7. #1582
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,227
    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    Don`t think there`s any maybe about it tbh.
    and while we're talking about things that only I seem to agree with, KP looks like Kevin Spacey's South African love child.

  8. #1583
    International Coach tooextracool's Avatar
    Dick Quicks Island Adventure Champion!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    not far away from you
    Posts
    14,308
    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    I was surprised as to how well Collingwood played Warne, and Cook as well. This isn't going to be a 40 wicket series for him.
    Cook played Warne better than expected, but his dismissal was worrying, in that it followed the trend of his dismissals to Kaneria during the summer. He still needs to work on playing spin with soft hands and letting the ball hit bat rather than the other way around. Otherwise i predict more catches for short leg.
    Tendulkar = the most overated player EVER!!
    Beckham = the most overated footballer EVER!!
    Vassell = the biggest disgrace since rikki clarke!!

  9. #1584
    International Coach tooextracool's Avatar
    Dick Quicks Island Adventure Champion!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    not far away from you
    Posts
    14,308
    Quote Originally Posted by BingLeeElectric
    Everyone going wayyyyyyyy over the top with the Bell love.

    One 50 on a road, in which he should have been given out plumb LBW on about 0, to go with his other duck and everyone's got a hard on for him.

    Laughable.
    Like someone has already mentioned, England were always batting for time, rather than runs. The number of runs he scored is irrelevant, the fact is that he batted more balls than anyone else in the England side in either inning. Hence you could say he played the biggest role in saving that test match than any of the others.

  10. #1585
    International Coach tooextracool's Avatar
    Dick Quicks Island Adventure Champion!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    not far away from you
    Posts
    14,308
    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    * Collingwood played really well in that second dig. IMO, he's got a bit of steel about him and is a bit underrated as a test cricketer. But that jump down the pitch to Warne was completely idiotic, and was akin to something a South African might do. Didn't invalidate his innings, but as captain, you would have been furious, in spite of the fact that he'd kept the Aussie bowlers out and counter-attacked so well up to that point. Unless of course you yourself were about to go out and play a suicidal pull shot like Flintoff did shortly after.
    I really cant understand this post. First you credit him for 'counter attacking' Australia, then you call his jump down the pitch to Shane Warne completely idiotic, not to mention that he must have skipped down the wicket to Warne some 10 times before that, and gotten a fair few boundaries in the process. There was nothing wrong with him coming down the pitch, the mistake he did make however was that he continued with the heave, despite the fact that he didnt get to the pitch of the ball and despite the fact that he would have clearly seen that the ball hit the crack.

  11. #1586
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Wearside
    Posts
    205
    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool
    I really cant understand this post. First you credit him for 'counter attacking' Australia, then you call his jump down the pitch to Shane Warne completely idiotic, not to mention that he must have skipped down the wicket to Warne some 10 times before that, and gotten a fair few boundaries in the process. There was nothing wrong with him coming down the pitch, the mistake he did make however was that he continued with the heave, despite the fact that he didnt get to the pitch of the ball and despite the fact that he would have clearly seen that the ball hit the crack.
    It didn't hit one.

  12. #1587
    International Regular shortpitched713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,220
    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    I'm not sure if it hit the bat or not, but I'm inclined to believe it did based on Gilchrist's reaction. I can't see him jumping around and appealing that confidently and instinctively in unison with Hayden despite a complete lack of support from the bowler unless he heard or saw something, and he was far closer than the umpire.
    Tbf, Gilchrist has appealed for some pretty dubious "nicks" in the past. And I certainly wouldn't put it past Hayden to appeal for something like that.

  13. #1588
    BARNES OUT dontcloseyoureyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    WILDCARD, BITCHES
    Posts
    28,443
    I'm pretty sure Warne delivery to Collingwood DID hit a crack. I'm not sure whether he'd have hit it either way, he was really beaten by the dip and drift more than the spin.
    The one, the only CW Black
    Code:
    47.3 W Coppinger to Heads 
        Smacked the ball straight into the groin of Iwuajoku who has fallen over, 
        miraculously with the ball still caught in his scrotal area! Out!

  14. #1589
    International Captain Slow Love™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    6,080
    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool
    I really cant understand this post. First you credit him for 'counter attacking' Australia, then you call his jump down the pitch to Shane Warne completely idiotic, not to mention that he must have skipped down the wicket to Warne some 10 times before that, and gotten a fair few boundaries in the process. There was nothing wrong with him coming down the pitch, the mistake he did make however was that he continued with the heave, despite the fact that he didnt get to the pitch of the ball and despite the fact that he would have clearly seen that the ball hit the crack.
    I don't see why it's hard to understand. Mainly 'cause "counter-attacking" isn't equivalent in definition to "premeditatively charging down the pitch for an almighty six-hit and getting nowhere near it".

    There's a difference between charging and swinging like that and using your feet to the spinners (which Collingwood did quite well through his innings in general). IIRC he only actually charged like that two or three times. One he did hit for six, and I think another might have just fallen short of a fielder, an over or two previous to his dismissal. Anybody watching would have seen that he was edgy, and it was a "going for the century" lusty heave, and given he barely got near to where the ball pitched, yes, I think it was pretty foolish. He knew it, too. And the reason he couldn't check the shot was because he was utterly committed to putting the ball over the fence.
    "Youre known for having a liking for men who look like women."
    - Linda

    "FFS I'm sick and tired of having to see a bloke bend over to pick something up or lean over and see their arse crack. For christ's sake pull your pants up or buy some underpants you bogan because nobody want's to see it. And this is a boat building shed (well one of them) not a porn studio."
    - Craig

  15. #1590
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,904
    Food for Thought

    The article is a little over the top. However, I agree with the general point. I mean, there seems to be this quantum leap of logic that because we now live in age of 'terrorism', normal members of the public are somehow more prone to violence, and need to have their freedoms curtailed. In my view, this sort of officiousness is so wrong and contrary to our way of life.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. CW XI Test History
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum Statistics and Records
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 29-11-2007, 06:34 AM
  2. Which Country Will Be The Next Test Nation?
    By albo97056 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 134
    Last Post: 01-08-2007, 12:36 AM
  3. Mahmood and Panesar power England to series glory
    By symonds_94 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 11:11 AM
  4. England considering diplomatic snub!
    By Choora in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 85
    Last Post: 11-12-2005, 10:18 PM
  5. Go for 50 Tendulkar
    By Pratters in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 16-12-2004, 10:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •