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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    I'm amazed as to how a team with a middle order of Ponting/Clarke/Hussey, all averaging close to 50, are labelled as so terrible.

    Surely more credit should go to England rather than talking about how pathetic the opposittion are.
    Keeping in mind they have already been out of form for a while.

    It's the mode of dismissals that have repeatedly rocked our batting line up that has meant criticism against Aus rather than complete accolades for England. They've obviously bowled well, but we've batted shockingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    No can't say it comes to mind, I just remember thinking he did pretty good last summer for you.
    He only bowled 1 good ball, which spun to take MoYo's off-stump iirc. The rest were gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    So given there were boos in that situation at Headingly, you're saying your own home crowds have no class?
    Haha, twisting my words somewhat there

    I'm saying some of our supporters have acted without class in the past, yes
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    Nah he bowled quite well. Bowled with a lot more overspin, resulting in more dismissals to slip/bat-pad etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Haha, twisting my words somewhat there

    I'm saying some of our supporters have acted without class in the past, yes
    But when some of the supporters here do it the whole "home crowd" lacks class?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Keeping in mind they have already been out of form for a while.

    It's the mode of dismissals that have repeatedly rocked our batting line up that have accorded criticism against Aus rather than complete accolades for England. They've obviously bowled well, but we've batted shockingly
    And they've never been out of form before? Players of their calibre and longevity have played themselves into form before.

    England have kept them out of form with tight bowling, it's so important not to give them a chance to get away and feel bat on ball. As they're out of form, they get out to shots that look ordinary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    But when some of the supporters here do it the whole "home crowd" lacks class?
    Go and reply to DingDong's thread and stop twisting my words

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Go and reply to DingDong's thread and stop twisting my words
    Lol... Well said!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    And they've never been out of form before? Players of their calibre and longevity have played themselves into form before.

    England have kept them out of form with tight bowling, it's so important not to give them a chance to get away and feel bat on ball. As they're out of form, they get out to shots that look ordinary.
    I didn't say England have bowled anything but great tight bowling. But the dismissals themselves have at least 70% of the time been from terrible shots. Whether the tight bowling directly leads to bad shots is another matter, but it remains that Australia have batted far poorly than England have bowled well.

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    Pretty fantastic day. Some dubious decision making, by umpires and players alike, but that's cricket. The Barmy Army were fantastic once more.

    Johnson, Watto and Beer the only of our boys to come out with any respect today. Don't have anything new to say that I haven't said before the series started, which is pretty frustrating.
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    Well batted Belly. Loved hearing the boos when he got the ton asit is all Australia can do, they certainly can't play cricket.

    This game is too easy like the series has been, just bat on and on tomorrow until we are all out then win by an innings. Let the ****s boo then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    I'm amazed as to how a team with a middle order of Ponting/Clarke/Hussey, all averaging close to 50, are labelled as so terrible.

    Surely more credit should go to England rather than talking about how pathetic the opposittion are.
    The batting has been an issue for a while now, batting collapses and underachieving with the bat mainly in the 1st innings has become a common theme for Australian cricket in the last 2-3 years.
    That's why there is desperate need to make changes to the top-order and that itself would go a long way in lifting us from these woes. The Aussie bowlers have been getting a fair deal of stick from everywhere, but tbt batting is really the root of the problem.
    Regarding Clarke's captaincy, he is no doubt a better captain than Ponting as far as the tactical side of things are concerned, which was obvious from his LO stints itself, but don't think we need him in the side just for his captaincy skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    Pretty fantastic day. Some dubious decision making, by umpires and players alike, but that's cricket. The Barmy Army were fantastic once more.

    Johnson, Watto and Beer the only of our boys to come out with any respect today. Don't have anything new to say that I haven't said before the series started, which is pretty frustrating.
    Johnson? Looked like he was all over the shop again from what I saw. I missed some of the play, though.

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    Yeah though Johnson was shocking today. Bowled some real rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    The batting has been an issue for a while now, batting collapses and underachieving with the bat mainly in the 1st innings has become a common theme for Australian cricket in the last 2-3 years.
    That's why there is desperate need to make changes to the top-order and that itself would go a long way in lifting us from these woes. The Aussie bowlers have been getting a fair deal of stick from everywhere, but tbt batting is really the root of the problem.
    Regarding Clarke's captaincy, he is no doubt a better captain than Ponting as far as the tactical side of things are concerned, which was obvious from his LO stints itself, but don't think we need him in the side just for his captaincy skills.
    Yeah the batting has been woeful for a long time now. That's basically why the English bowlers aren't been congratulated as much as Australia has been criticised.



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