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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Booing Clarke is unfair. Lehmann would be fair but not Clarke.
    Booing the guy that made the match entertaining - yeah that makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Congratulations England for winning the series. It was clear they were better (at least) at the big points, and deserved their win. One thing I have to say though, lol @ England fans for whinging about negative tactics. Hypocrites.
    Time-wasting isn't 'negative tactics', it's cheating. Everyone does it though, England as much as anyone. But it's clearly worse than scoring your runs slowly.

    Cook would undoubtedly do the same in Australia, and he'd get an absolutely brutal reception afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Time-wasting isn't 'negative tactics', it's cheating. Everyone does it though, England as much as anyone. But it's clearly worse than scoring your runs slowly.

    Cook would undoubtedly do the same in Australia, and he'd get an absolutely brutal reception afterwards.
    Clarke said as much at the preso.

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    Nothing more satisfying than hearing England fans whinge about being 'robbed' of victory despite their attempts on both day 2 and 3 to ensure a result was impossible and having Clarke hand them the chance of a result. I'm only talking about fans who were on the radio leaving the ground though, I haven't read back what English posters thought of all this on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Nothing more satisfying than hearing England fans whinge about being 'robbed' of victory despite their attempts on both day 2 and 3 to ensure a result was impossible and having Clarke hand them the chance of a result. I'm only talking about fans who were on the radio leaving the ground though, I haven't read back what English posters thought of all this on the forum.
    Can you lot not see we were all taking the piss out of you Aussies moaning that Cook did it and then your own captain resorted to the same tactics in the same match. Anyone who can't see we were just joking is a very sad ****.

    We won the series 3-0, 3 or 4-0 matters not a jot. We gubbed you in the book.

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    man i regret reading back through this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    I was on the Australian side, but seriously:

    When the umpires attempted to take light metre readings out of sight of Clarke, Aleem Dar seemed to gently push the Australian captain away. It left Clarke unimpressed.

    "I remember Aleem touching me and I asked him politely to not touch me because if I touched him I'd be suspended for three games," Michael Clarke said. "That's all I can really remember. I just know a player is not allowed to touch an umpire. But for me personally, I have absolutely no issue with it at all."
    I saw the 'push'. Maybe you should let them do their job. And obviously you have an 'issue' with it otherwise you wouldn't have brought it up.
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    TBF to him if Dar had pushed Watson or Harris they'd have probably been out for three months, so I can see his point....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Nothing more satisfying than hearing England fans whinge about being 'robbed' of victory despite their attempts on both day 2 and 3 to ensure a result was impossible and having Clarke hand them the chance of a result. I'm only talking about fans who were on the radio leaving the ground though, I haven't read back what English posters thought of all this on the forum.
    na don't you understand. GF has actually enlightened us that Eng were in fact maximizing the chances of a result by batting slower than molasses on days 2 and 3. So really we should be thanking Cook for that exciting finish to the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    na don't you understand. GF has actually enlightened us that Eng were in fact maximizing the chances of a result by batting slower than molasses on days 2 and 3. So really we should be thanking Cook for that exciting finish to the series.
    Even Border, Julian and Clark were saying the pitch had slowed down to a pudding in the middle stages of the Test to make scoring much more difficult than on day 1 and 2 (in their preamble to the day's play yesterday). Yes, the players belied this at the end of the match, but really what do you want? I've sat and watched batting performances even more turgid than that in the past. Really, this is hardly anything novel.
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    Maximising the chances of a result for England, ********.

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    I don't understand people bitching about England batting slowly in this test. They're well within their rights to do so. I have a problem with the go slow stuff in terms of bowling 5 overs in half an hour with a spinner on, but you see teams do it all the time. I think England's general rate of scoring has slowed quite markedly over th epast year or so though, but it hasn't cost them in this series.

    An I don't mind Clarke wanting to see the light reading one bit tbh. Nor would I mind Cook wanting to either. Let's be honest, it was ****ing dark at the end of the game. Not "a tad gloomy" but ****ing dark. Imagine if they'd stayed on when the world had seen a light reading of 5.8-6.0 after they'd previously gone off with a a better reading? There would be hell to pay. As Prior said post-game, England's attitude to staying on the park would have been very different if they were eight or nine down.

    It sucks not to get a result in those circumstances, but tbh if you get to see 470 odd runs scored on a last day pitch after a delayed start, I don't really think you've got too much to whinge about.
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    I repeat, I didn't read back, I just heard on ABC radio this morning some pissed off England fans as they left the ground and I was happy



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