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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus0723 View Post
    Thanks guys.

    What ground has the highest seating capacity?
    You mean cricket grounds? Easily the MCG, Eden Gardens would be next with 82,000 capacity (thanks, wiki).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    You mean cricket grounds? Easily the MCG, Eden Gardens would be next with 82,000 capacity (thanks, wiki).
    You mean there isn't an English ground in the top five or ten capacity-wise?

    Shock me. Mind you, look at the way they've played for 130 odd years. No wonder they want as few people as possible to watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    This series is different to others though. A draw (with England retaining the Ashes) is basically just as bad.

    Providing England close out this match, I'd actually prefer we lose in Sydney (and badly) in the hope some changes might take place. I really don't want us to dominate in Sydney because it will gloss over some of the serious flaws shown by this team.
    Yes it would not bother me in the slightest if we were to lose at Sydney after retaining the Ashes here.

    In my lifetime I can remember something like 3 Test match victories in Australia. Retaining the Ashes would be incredible, I still don't dare to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You mean there isn't an English ground in the top five or ten capacity-wise?

    Shock me. Mind you, look at the way they've played for 130 odd years. No wonder they want as few people as possible to watch it.
    There won't be too many convicts there watching over the next few days though.


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    Just a quick word to TumTum or whoever it is who comes on here bagging Steve Smith all the time.

    Lay off, ****. Not in the mood.

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    Best part of the day was watching Warne bowling to Hugh Jackman in the nets outside the ground. Impressive amount of the Poms at the ground, but they seemed to be spread out a fair bit. Hugely disappointed in today's result, which essentially saw us throw away whatever chance we had of regaining the urn, but I can't say I'm surprised. This is pretty much what would have happened in all the other games if not for Hussey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You mean there isn't an English ground in the top five or ten capacity-wise?

    Shock me. Mind you, look at the way they've played for 130 odd years. No wonder they want as few people as possible to watch it.
    What's your obsession with England's cricket grounds' capacity??

    I've been attending Test matches in England for about 15 years and i've never thought to myself 'this would be so much better with 30,000 more people'.

    Lords, Trent Bridge, Oval, Edgbaston and Headingley are all fantastic cricket grounds.

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    Nice short stuff by Smith to help Cook pile on more agony.

    Men against boys here once more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    There won't be too many convicts there watching over the next few days though.
    Why do you say that? There will be 30-50,000 people there tomorrow, most likely. Just because the smelly end of the ground will be making the most noise doesn't mean they are the majority.

    Englishman have been gobbing off disproportionately for centuries.

    Ridiculous comment really. You could fit four of your village green sized grounds into the MCG. If there was the demand for bigger grounds in England it would be fulfilled. Plainly, historically, people don't turn up there.

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    How many overs until stumps? Cook looking good to ton up before the close of play.

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    Lovely partnership boys, beautiful batting.

    Did they drop in a different pitch when we were waiting to start our innings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Why do you say that? There will be 30-50,000 people there tomorrow, most likely. Just because the smelly end of the ground will be making the most noise doesn't mean they are the majority.

    Englishman have been gobbing off disproportionately for centuries.

    Ridiculous comment really. You could fit four of your village green sized grounds into the MCG. If there was the demand for bigger grounds in England it would be fulfilled. Plainly, historically, people don't turn up there.
    I say that as your fairweather countrymen don't turn up to see you get flogged. Remember Adelaide and Brisbane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    What's your obsession with England's cricket grounds' capacity??

    I've been attending Test matches in England for about 15 years and i've never thought to myself 'this would be so much better with 30,000 more people'.

    Lords, Trent Bridge, Oval, Edgbaston and Headingley are all fantastic cricket grounds.
    Well **** me mate. It's meant to be your national summer sport isn't it? There are 60 million people live there and you have suburban grounds for tests.

    I don't give a tinker's personally, let alone being obsessed with it, but it's idiotic for someone to say "there won't be any Aussies there ho, ho, ho" when the crowd, even half full, will exceed the capacity of the biggest ground in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Why do you say that? There will be 30-50,000 people there tomorrow, most likely. Just because the smelly end of the ground will be making the most noise doesn't mean they are the majority.

    Englishman have been gobbing off disproportionately for centuries.

    Ridiculous comment really. You could fit four of your village green sized grounds into the MCG. If there was the demand for bigger grounds in England it would be fulfilled. Plainly, historically, people don't turn up there.
    Do you have any idea how expensive and just plain impossible in terms of city planning it would be to expand Lords or the Oval or any of our grounds to the size of the MCG?



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