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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    did enjoy the bit about smith's grip though.
    Chappell and Slats were good in that patch, talking about grips and how to bat in these sort of conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Chappell and Slats were good in that patch, talking about grips and how to bat in these sort of conditions.
    Respect Chappelli heaps as a commentator. He always at least tries to be analytical and not just tell you the obvious which you can already see on your screen.
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    Heals already starting to get on my nerves and the Ashes is still 8 days away.

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    I've thought that a lot of the commentary today has actually been quite decent. Except for when Tubby was talking about Steve Smith.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.


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    I've just heard that Nick Cook is batting.

    Am I grossly misinformed about England's selection policy? Or is Phil Tufnell in the squad too?
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    Chappell aside, do any of the 9 team watch cricket in the off-season? Bout as up on international cricket as IT Botham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Chappell aside, do any of the 9 team watch cricket in the off-season? Bout as up on international cricket as IT Botham.
    still remember Tubby bigging up Bond's comeback when he had announced test match retirement the previous day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    still remember Tubby bigging up Bond's comeback when he had announced test match retirement the previous day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    I've thought that a lot of the commentary today has actually been quite decent. Except for when Tubby was talking about Steve Smith.
    Agree. I even thought Bill Lawry was passable today. He's obviously never seen any of these guys play (usual non-existent preparation...), but some of his first reactions to their different styles and techniques were pretty good. Don't know how long he can keep it up for though...

    And there was some good humour too: Nicholas baiting Lawry and Greig. Slats bagging Heals about how he'd need to start growing a moustache this November to be ready for Mo-vember next year. Heals bagging Tubby about Taylor Swift. Bill Lawry's call when Ian Bell dropped O'Keefe made me laugh to, something like "Ian Bell, ding dong - that was a sitter!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Chappell aside, do any of the 9 team watch cricket in the off-season? Bout as up on international cricket as IT Botham.
    I'm going to go with no. They don't watch domestic cricket either. It's terrible. I could probably understand one or the other - having them either decide to follow cricket on the world stage so they were knowledgeable about touring teams, or just focusing on Australian cricket so they can fill viewers in on new players when they come into the team, but they do neither. I disagree with Chappell's cricketing theories in a huge way but he backs them all up, knows what he's talking about and makes me challenge my own beliefs. I used to hate him but I really respect him now.
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    My favourite from today was Lawry describing Okeefe edging just over third slip to a full-ish wide one as a well executed and intentional uppercut.
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    "That game really cost them"

    - Tubby on the impacts of the 5th test of the 2009 Ashes series. Such expert commentary.

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    Don't know if Peter George is quite "Right Arm Fast".

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    Right Arm Dorky. Dude needs to grow a dodgy mo or something, looks like he's 8 years old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda View Post
    Right Arm Dorky. Dude needs to grow a dodgy mo or something, looks like he's 8 years old!
    He'd look even dorkier with a mo I reckon. Full-on beard might work, but it'd probably take a couple of years to grow in.

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