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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Just put a cardboard cutout of him at first slip. His presence would probably be worth more than Doherty, catching would remain at the same standard.
    Sad, but so true.

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    With Australia, everything could click into gear in the next Test and they could win it by a big margin, just like they did in Headingley in '09. They just don't seem to be able to replicate that consistently over the course of a series these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    With Australia, everything could click into gear in the next Test and they could win it by a big margin, just like they did in Headingley in '09. They just don't seem to be able to replicate that consistently over the course of a series these days.
    AWTA - but only if they recall Johnson. He is the only bowler they have i fear could do damage to us and that is because the guy is so unpredictable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    AWTA - but only if they recall Johnson. He is the only bowler they have i fear could do damage to us and that is because the guy is so unpredictable.
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    OMG. Could you imagine the crowd @ Boxing Day Test? Easily get a full capacity 100,000 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    **** me dead, I've never understood this. Every time an Aussie spinner battles, these 'bring back Warne' cries grow, and it gets bloody tedious and predictable. The bloke's retired and not coming back; get over it and move on.
    In all fairness the great man himself could nip it in the bud by saying just that but he's failed to do so &, being the shrewd media manipulator he seems to be, must be aware this will only encourage a snowballing groundswell (mixed metaphors ftw) of support.

    It might just be that he likes the spotlight (I doubt many would argue he doesn't) but I also suspect the idea of Shane Keith Warne riding to Australia's rescue in her darkest hour as her standard barer to boot appeals to his sportsman's ego more than slightly. Punter lies dead and vanquished, the flag passes to the once and always hammer of the poms.

    Unlikely still but, to quote Warne himself, "never say never".
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    Peculiar comment off Damien Martyn's twitter:

    "Ch9 and Cricket Aust hold talks re Warne / well so I heard from a source !!"

    I assume that's got to do with him having a commentary contract, so does that mean people have actually been discussing this as a real option?

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    This would be insanely amazing.

    That said, from Australia's point of view, its not what they want.

    They need a young unknown to come in and save the series, not a 41 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    In all fairness the great man himself could nip it in the bud by saying just that but he's failed to do so &, being the shrewd media manipulator he seems to be, must be aware this will only encourage a snowballing groundswell (mixed metaphors ftw) of support.

    It might just be that he likes the spotlight (I doubt many would argue he doesn't) but I also suspect the idea of Shane Keith Warne riding to Australia's rescue in her darkest hour as her standard barer to boot appeals to his sportsman's ego more than slightly. Punter lies dead and vanquished, the flag passes to the once and always hammer of the poms.

    Unlikely still but, to quote Warne himself, "never say never".
    Warne, as he always has been, is a self indulgent ****. The fact that he has refused to put a complete line through it proves that he loves the sound of his name a little too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Warne, as he always has been, is a self indulgent ****. The fact that he has refused to put a complete line through it proves that he loves the sound of his name a little too much.
    This

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    All I could think when I saw the thread title was "I'm glad I didn't put money on that."
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    I've just realised there is a precedent for this - in 1924, when he was 42, South Africa's leg spinning all rounder Aubrey Faulkner was recalled for a Test match three years after his last first class game

    In an innings defeat he scored 25 and 12 and took 0-87 so not a conspicuous success

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I've just realised there is a precedent for this - in 1924, when he was 42, South Africa's leg spinning all rounder Aubrey Faulkner was recalled for a Test match three years after his last first class game

    In an innings defeat he scored 25 and 12 and took 0-87 so not a conspicuous success
    ha, bet he felt good in his retirement after that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    ha, bet he felt good in his retirement after that...
    I don't believe it was causally linked but he threw a seven a few years later

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