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    A graphic of Warne bowling Pietersen I assume?

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    Nah. One of the inside of your head.

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    In Fletcher's defence, he wasn't the person who told the batsmen to be so ultra-defensive yesterday. Apparently, the talk in the dressing room was to get the scoreboard going. It was that defensiveness - a decision made by the batsmen who were out there - that cost England the match. And, unless people are arguing that Panesar is better than Vettori (who averages over 40 against Australia, in Australia) Monty's non-selection has hardly cost England the Series. I know people are frustrated, but you have to maintain some perspective.

    You've got to crack on, and go to Perth with the chin up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    In Fletcher's defence, he wasn't the person who told the batsmen to be so ultra-defensive yesterday. Apparently, the talk in the dressing room was to get the scoreboard going. It was that defensiveness - a decision made by the batsmen who were out there - that cost England the match. And, unless people are arguing that Panesar is better than Vettori (who averages over 40 against Australia, in Australia) Monty's non-selection has hardly cost England the Series. I know people are frustrated, but you have to maintain some perspective.

    You've got to crack on, and go to Perth with the chin up.
    crack on with the chin up Those lads will be really down in the depths now. Setting the record for posting the most in a 1st innings and losing the match, that really is gonna knock em down.

    I doubt there will be any of their chins up for along time, and im fearing a bloody whitewash and i bet they will be too

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    I'd rather have not won the Ashes at all than lose them in the fashion we are doing.
    Completely not true on all of your parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Im sure at the time you'd have taken an Ashes win under those circumstances, and a 5-0 whitewash afterwards if offered it..
    Yeah, probably. A 5-0 whitewash wouldn't have hurt much if I knew it was coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    . And, unless people are arguing that Panesar is better than Vettori (who averages over 40 against Australia, in Australia) Monty's non-selection has hardly cost England the Series. I know people are frustrated, but you have to maintain some perspective.
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    Since when is vettori the benchmark for spinners against australia? Hes always been a mediorce spinner.
    Panesar has shown he can run through sides in tests while Giles cant. His selection was entirely defensive and it could have cost England dearly. We cant prove it did but the fact that Giles failed miserably in every aspect of the sport this test, suggests Fletcher has a lot to answer for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow
    Since when is vettori the benchmark for spinners against australia? Hes always been a mediorce spinner.
    No he hasn't. And still isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow
    Since when is vettori the benchmark for spinners against australia? Hes always been a mediorce spinner.
    Panesar has shown he can run through sides in tests while Giles cant. His selection was entirely defensive and it could have cost England dearly. We cant prove it did but the fact that Giles failed miserably in every aspect of the sport this test, suggests Fletcher has a lot to answer for.
    I said he's not as good as Vettori, who himself has a poor record out here. Therefore, it stands to reason that Monty, on the balance of probabilities, would have had a marginal impact in the Series so far. The way some people talk about him on this forum you'd swear he was a Warne clone. Just because people are frustrated with Giles, doesn't mean they should pump Panesar up into something he's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Nah, I'd get an incomprehensible load of garbage followed by a bat to the face


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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    In Fletcher's defence, he wasn't the person who told the batsmen to be so ultra-defensive yesterday. Apparently, the talk in the dressing room was to get the scoreboard going. It was that defensiveness - a decision made by the batsmen who were out there - that cost England the match. And, unless people are arguing that Panesar is better than Vettori (who averages over 40 against Australia, in Australia) Monty's non-selection has hardly cost England the Series. I know people are frustrated, but you have to maintain some perspective.

    You've got to crack on, and go to Perth with the chin up.
    Well Panesar is better than Vettori. Anyway how often has Vettori got an opportunity to bowl against Australia with 551 runs on the board?

    Anyway comparing with Vettori is silly. Even averaging 40 with the ball and opposed to, to pick randomly upon the average of another spinner, 90, England would be in a better position in this series.

    Fletcher says that Panesar was not picked at Adelaide because the ball didn't spin in the 3 day match at Adelaide. No shet Sherlock! How far did it spin on days four and five of that 3 day match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Completely not true on all of your parts.
    Okay, okay I retract the comment. Just trying to be dramatic and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg
    Well Panesar is better than Vettori. Anyway how often has Vettori got an opportunity to bowl against Australia with 551 runs on the board?

    Anyway comparing with Vettori is silly. Even averaging 40 with the ball and opposed to, to pick randomly upon the average of another spinner, 90, England would be in a better position in this series.

    Fletcher says that Panesar was not picked at Adelaide because the ball didn't spin in the 3 day match at Adelaide. No shet Sherlock! How far did it spin on days four and five of that 3 day match?
    Panesar is not as good as Vettori.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot
    Panesar is not as good as Vettori.
    Based on anything in particular, or just because he hasn't been playing enough to form a judgement?

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    Based on anything in particular, or just because he hasn't been playing enough to form a judgement?
    Based on reality. Panesar is ridiculously over-rated. If he had played these first two Tests his average would be up to 35+ by now because he'd have finally played on some spin unfriendly wickets against good players of finger spin.
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