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Thread: The Stuart Clark edition of " We told you so "

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    The Stuart Clark edition of " We told you so "

    Well that was good !

    He did exactly what everyone was saying he would, do bowl tight , bowl economically , tie up one end, put pressure on the batsman to score at the other end, move it around a bit and pick 2 to 3 wickets at a good price !

    One run off the first 3 overs, exactly want we have needed all series.

    Personally I was stunned when he wasn't selected for the first test.

    I have been scouring the media for the justification for not playing him,the reasons I've have read and heard have been :

    He had lost a yard of pace - So just how fast did Glen McGrath bowl ?

    He wasn't the bowler he was.- then why was he picked or why wasn't he sent home when this was "found out" !

    He is the same type of bowler as Siddle, no point having two of the same in the team -
    this a contradiction to above he is not as fast or as likely to stray and he moves the ball more.

    This is just silly stuff, even Micheal Holding trotted out the line about him lacking a yard of pace. 90 wickets @ 22 Who cares how fast he is, it's wickets that count ?

    He has been Australia's best bowler since McGrath and Warne retired. And yet it was as if he was a potential liability.

    I almost felt sorry for him. A professional sportsman on a paid holiday in the UK

    Congratulations to him... and to the selectors for finally waking up to themselves

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    I'm with you on this one, it looked like the Australian selectors wanted to keep the same bowling line up that was in South Africa. Honestly it took them long enough to bring Clarke into the squad. I would have given Siddle the flick and bring in Clarke earlier but thats my opinion.
    Last edited by Mr_Cricket; 08-08-2009 at 01:51 AM.
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    I hate saying I told you so

    But

    I Told You So!!!!!!!! (Merv)
    You know it makes sense.

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    Yep.

    For the first time in a long time could be a backlash against the selectors.

    Let's see if his performance snaps them out of the headlights they have been staring into.

    Johnson for Lee in the next test?

    Hussey? Won't be changes made for the rest of this series, but Watson is not an opener, yet has justified his selection. Will they have the balls to drop Hussey and install a batting lineup of:

    XXXXXX
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    North
    Watson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Cricket View Post
    I'm with you on this one, it looked like the Australian selectors wanted to keep the same bowling line up that was in South Africa. Honestly it took them long enough to bring Clarke into the squad. I would have given Siddle the flick and bring in Clarke earlier but thats my opinion.
    Clarke has played every game so far, I don't know what you are talking about.

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    He means Clark
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    gimh has now surpassed richard as the greatest cw member ever imo

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    He means Clark
    Yeah, I know, but I hate it when they do that!



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