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    ^ Agreed. Chappell having a go at KP for not taking the catch was ridiculous and what makes Chappell such a crap commentator. It was a great effort. I heard Tim Lane on the BBC the other day. What the? How come they get him and we don't. Not fair.
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    Been doing the whole listening to the radio whilst watching on TV thing. It's pretty good.
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    Yeah that was woeful commentary from Chappell about the Pietersen catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Been doing the whole listening to the radio whilst watching on TV thing. It's pretty good.
    Ditto. Aggers and Skull are tops but quite a few of the others on ABC Grandstand are good as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    He's grown on me as well. I never much liked him before, but I like his enthusiasm, and as a cheerleader commentator he's certainly better to listen to than Lawry or Lloyd.
    That's because you're a fan of Lee, and whenever Lee is bowling and Nicholas is in the box:

    *Lee bowls outside off, Cook leaves*

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    Love Boycott, love Gower, hate Hussain, love Atherton, love Botham, love Holding, love Lloyd, hate Agnew, love Nicholas, love Greig, love Slater, Healy and Taylor (especially) That's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McKanga View Post
    Ditto. Aggers and Skull are tops but quite a few of the others on ABC Grandstand are good as well.
    I enjoy listening to most of the ABC crew, but Lawson, Alderman & Fleming are all dire. I definetly agree that Skull & Aggers are the best of the lot though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    That's because you're a fan of Lee, and whenever Lee is bowling and Nicholas is in the box:

    *Lee bowls outside off, Cook leaves*

    "Look at this man, charge in, what a man! What an athelete! The heart, the guts and sheer determination, just inspiring stuff. A mentor to Australian youngsters everywhere."



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    I'm not sure how others felt, but I thought the new "three in the combox" thing worked pretty well, even if the commentary was still godawful at times (though that's nothing new) - I thought that in particular it helped Tubbs, who really benefitted from the banter style approach when he was in there with Slats and Healy. On the other hand, at times it made Lawry sound even more of a dill as he got gang-tackled, rather than savaged by Greiggy and Chapelli individually.

    I quite liked it though, and I hope they keep it. Don't know whether it was actually considered a success or not.

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    Didn't know where else to put this.

    Deserves a thread of its own.

    This article is brilliant.

    This guy is about the only journalist who has nailed the Series. England lost 5-0 not because the chasm between the two teams is that wide, but because it:

    "never recovered from that last morning at the Adelaide Oval. The dark and terrible things that took place there haunted it for the rest of the series and will stay with the players for the rest of their sporting lives. It was sport as nightmare, the kind of ghastly dream in which you run naked through your old school in search of the exam for which you have not prepared."

    hahaha what a perfect analogy.

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    Haha, not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    .....Deserves a thread of its own.

    This article is brilliant. .....
    I don't know about a thread of its own yet, probably a little too soon for the English fans. But what is said in the article had to be said sometime and buried here is a kinder way of putting it out for a wider view. No-one who saw it live or live on TV really believes what they saw. Here in Adelaide everyone has a story of what they were doing that afternoon and those smug buggers who went along will talk about it for the rest of their lives.

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