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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Mark Taylor isn't so flash. Last year in the Boxing Day Test, he kept mentioning how New Zealand were going to improve as a Test team because they had Shane Bond, when unknown to Taylor, that Bond had actually pulled the pin on Test cricket.
    Distinctly remember them continuously referring to 32 year old Saeed Ajmal as a 'young spinner,' because obviously if he's only played a handful of games he's a youngster.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao View Post
    I skimmed through and was extremely dissapointed to note that no one dislikes Mark Nicholas. Hyperbole trash that doesn't even make sense 90% of the time and keeps crapping on about how you "sense" things. I'd rather listen to Ian Healy and that is saying something.
    There's a whole thread dedicated to hating Mark Nicholas somewhere on CricketWeb from years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Really?

    All I remember of the commentary that ODI series is Tahny Greeg screaming "HE'S FROM JOBURG! DID YOU KNOW HE'S FROM JOBURG?" and Mark Nicholas creaming his pants over McCullum and Guptill's strokes.

    And Ian Chappell going "Elliot? Why did they pick him?" the day of his 60 odd against Aus
    Yeah Lawry said something like "Where's this guy been all summer? He's been a revelation today!" or something, totally ignoring the Test and the other ODI he'd commentated involving him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah Lawry said something like "Where's this guy been all summer? He's been a revelation today!" or something, totally ignoring the Test and the other ODI he'd commentated involving him.
    Nah but Benchy's right, nothing wrong with C9 team at all

    Most of them know very little about the opposition.

    People bag Benaud, but he's still a student of the game. He mentioned that Mathews was a up coming star very early in tonight's call.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Nah but Benchy's right, nothing wrong with C9 team at all

    Most of them know very little about the opposition.

    People bag Benaud, but he's still a student of the game. He mentioned that Mathews was a up coming star very early in tonight's call.
    Wasnt Mathews the guy who took that blinder of a catch at the 20/20 world cup last year, or whenever the England world cup was on (2007, i dunno)? that crazy one inside/outside/over the boundary? If it was i'm surprised none of the comms mentioned it, especially MN. His big claim to fame before today i'd have thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    There's a whole thread dedicated to hating Mark Nicholas somewhere on CricketWeb from years back.
    Well it should be stickied so that nobody forgets. His commentating could be used by the military as a weapon - assuming it didn't get branded a war crime.

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    Agree with this. His flowery, lengthy, drawn out descriptions make puppies die.
    This.

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    I'll happily turn down the volume and listen to the ABC radio commentary, even if there is a time lag between the radio commentary and the TV picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Agree with this. His flowery, lengthy, drawn out descriptions make puppies die.
    How to talk like Mark Nicholas.

    Step 1. Every player requires an adjective before he is mentioned.

    "Nicely hit cover drive from this sumptious batsman"
    "Turned down to fine leg by the magificent Ponting"
    "Great over from the ever-important Flintoff"

    More to come...
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    Rich, to his credit, actually got in some half decent quips tonight.

    Maybe there's life in the old fossil.

    He'd be so easy to smother with a pillow in his sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post

    "Nicely hit cover drive from this sumptious batsman"
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    Haha that reminds me of when Buce Mcavaney called some afl guy "delicious".

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    It was Cyril Rioli

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    Not a strong start to the season from the commentary team. The same stories, the same pointless discussion (did I seriously listen to two minutes of Mark Taylor discuss his sons HSC exploits?), and the same complete lack of knowledge of the players within the game.

    It frustrates me how someone can make a profession as a commentator and appear to have little to no knowledge of some of the players. You could tell this Australian summer is the first time many of the commentators have seen Randiv bowl, and I get the feeling when Tharanga was batting that this was the first time anyone had seen him bat since last time the Sri Lankan's were in Australia. Terrible stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It was Cyril Rioli
    rofl YouTube - Cyril Rioli is Delicious

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Rich, to his credit, actually got in some half decent quips tonight.

    Maybe there's life in the old fossil.

    He'd be so easy to smother with a pillow in his sleep.
    hahah wtf??

    Yeah I thought Richie was decent tonight
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    Sign me up for this thread... Single reason I don't even watch games in Australia these days. Highlights make it so much easier on the ears.. AT least u have an idea of what will be shouted out there..
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