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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    as for saying Ponting can't make a comment because of his own actions - that's ridiculous.
    No, you're right: he has every right to say it. And it's also true that he has every right to lecture everyone about the Spirit of Cricket.

    And we have every right to criticise his barefaced cheek.

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    Australia managed to get 15 overs in in 50 minutes with England timewasting. Makes a mockery of International sides not being able to bowl 15 overs an hour throughout a normal day.
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    Loving how a minority of Aussie fans here are working themselves up into a lather of righteous indignation.

    Like this:

    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    How the hell do you guys know that we would have done the same thing if positions were reversed? It's a totally ridiculous accusation founded upon nothing.
    Erm...

    I'd have done the same - Hauritz | Cricket News | The Ashes - England v Australia 2009 | Cricinfo.com
    Last edited by zaremba; 13-07-2009 at 05:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Loving how the Aussie fans here are working themselves up into a lather of righteous indignation.
    Generalisations make me sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    "Everyone does it" - the rubbish defence of everyone who gets a speeding fine.
    No-one's saying it's a defence. What it is is two things: first, a mitigating factor which puts the gravity of the offence into proper perspective, and secondly, it's a perfectly legitimate reply to the little hairy two-headed rat who sees fit to slag you off for it whilst preaching about the Spirit of Cricket. Hauritz was big enough to have admitted that Australia would have done the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Generalisations make me sad.
    In every case?

    Anyway, fixed. Apologies.

    I now want to leave this issue behind because it's not likely to promote Anglo-Australian harmony on this forum, and we've got 4 Tests to get through yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    In every case?
    Of course not Mr Z - only when it suits me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    In every case?

    Anyway, fixed. Apologies.

    I now want to leave this issue behind because it's not likely to promote Anglo-Australian harmony on this forum, and we've got 4 Tests to get through yet.
    pfft, bring it on

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    ****ed off that Australia were winning so often cricket writers went the next level and developed a method to neutralise their disappointment (and appeal to their readers) via an attack on the defining spirit in which the contests were won. Also to point out where the lines had been crossed. So suddenly if Australia attempt to take it seriously and come back to the pack you find "Nature abhors a vacuum" and other sides will also push the boundaries (because it appears to work and nobody usually cares what the losing team does). And now we see the classic case where 'ye olde' comparison trap is used to divert attention away from the actual situation and point the finger back at Ponting for pontification (similar behaviour to the original expressed through different means) . Talk about having your cake and eating it too:



    I don't expect Aus to take this seriously for all that long, especially if other sides take the p*** out of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    I don't expect Aus to take this seriously for all that long, especially if other sides take the p*** out of us.
    I agree. Hauritz's comments seem specifically designed to draw the sting from the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Loving how a minority of Aussie fans here are working themselves up into a lather of righteous indignation.

    Like this:



    Erm...

    I'd have done the same - Hauritz | Cricket News | The Ashes - England v Australia 2009 | Cricinfo.com
    Last time I checked Hauritz wasn't the captain

    God forbid it ever becomes the case...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    No, you're right: he has every right to say it. And it's also true that he has every right to lecture everyone about the Spirit of Cricket.

    And we have every right to criticise his barefaced cheek.
    Of course you do. You can hardly go around talking about the cricket.

    Just saw The Chaser's visit to Lords online tonight. Was a funny clip.
    Last edited by Son Of Coco; 13-07-2009 at 08:27 AM.

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