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    Johnno's done well when he's come back from being dropped in the past hasn't he? I reckon they should play him at the Gabba, drop him for Adelaide and then recall him again for the WACA to watch him rip up in the two games he plays. Then drop him from sight forever more. Although that of course is ridiculous and will not happen.

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    I don't think Johnson should play test cricket for Australia ever again, not even at the WACA. Erratic isn't what we need right now. Even if he excels at the WACA, that inevitably just sets up further problems down the line when he continues to be selected based on that performance. I just don't see how having Johnson in the squad would be beneficial to the progression of this team in any way. We've moved on from him, thankfully, I'm hoping it stays that way.

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    Harris, Siddle, Faulkner imo

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    God I hope Johnson doesn't play for Australia again. I've said it before, but Mitch Johnson is the ****ty boyfriend of Australian Cricket. We got together and at the start things were great, but then a few cracks appear. But it's just an accident, he's under a lot of stress - he's not like that most of the time, we swear. But soon the flowers and the chocolates are few and far between. It's pretty obvious to everyone that he's bad news, but we still can't see it. Remember those first few dates? They were great.

    After a while though, to everyone's relief, we finally come to realise that we're better off without him. Finally, after years of anguish and false hopes, we get rid of him for good. Things are looking up; we've got a new lease on life. But his replacements start to falter a bit after a while. Suddenly we're lonely again, and we get to thinking; you know what... Maybe Mitch wasn't that bad after all. It was really nice when he surprised us with those flowers and chocolates. I mean, it was Valentine's Day so he pretty much had to, but still. And everytime we stalk him on Facebook he seems to be doing pretty well.

    So go ahead and bring him back. The first few dates will probably be all fancy restaurants and flowers. But everyone else knows it's only a matter of time before he slips up and we're back to square one, wishing we'd just blocked him from Facebook the first time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Mitch Johnson is the ****ty boyfriend of Australian Cricket. We got together and at the start things were great, but then a few cracks appear. But it's just an accident, he's under a lot of stress - he's not like that most of the time, we swear. But soon the flowers and the chocolates are few and far between. It's pretty obvious to everyone that he's bad news, but we still can't see it. Remember those first few dates? They were great.

    After a while though, to everyone's relief, we finally come to realise that we're better off without him. Finally, after years of anguish and false hopes, we get rid of him for good. Things are looking up; we've got a new lease on life. But his replacements start to falter a bit after a while. Suddenly we're lonely again, and we get to thinking; you know what... Maybe Mitch wasn't that bad after all. It was really nice when he surprised us with those flowers and chocolates. I mean, it was Valentine's Day so he pretty much had to, but still. And everytime we stalk him on Facebook he seems to be doing pretty well.
    We're not still talking about Mitchell Johnson here are we Andy...........


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    The Aussie conditioning staff really want killing tho, don't they?

    I know stress fractures are an occupational hazard for quicks, especially tyros who maybe haven't finished growing, but now literally every great white hope of Australian seam is out with a back injury.

    To paraphrase Lady Bracknell, to lose one seamer to a stress fracture might be considered unfortunate, two begins to look like carelessness.
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    blah blah blah young seamers are valuable to this sort of stuff blah blah blah our young seamers are being exposed to international cricket at a rate not really seen before as well as being expected to be regular players blah blah blah
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    hazers hazlewood imo

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    actually on second thought gugters vun dur gugten a good option

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    I liked Bird, Hazelwood's ok. Johnson at least has some pace that can worry the poms, really the only thing going for him over the others.
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    If we're looking at a hierarchy of Australian quicks, it would be something like this IMO:

    Harris
    Pattinson
    Siddle
    Starc
    Cummins
    Bird
    Hazlewood
    Faulkner
    Sayers
    Copeland
    Hilfenhaus
    Coulter-Nile
    Cutting
    Butterworth
    Johnson

    We genuinely do not need to revert to Johnson - I would happily take any three of those 14 paceman listed before Mitch.

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    So that's three stress fractures to the back that seamers got this series, Bird getting a sore one, plus Cummins doing his in SA, right?

    It really is horrific.

    If Patto isn't fit for the Gabba, my three would be; Harris, Bird & Siddle. Not really sure who the back up would be, might be early season Shield form dependent.
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    Scott Copperfield for the Gabba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    If we're looking at a hierarchy of Australian quicks, it would be something like this IMO:

    Harris
    Pattinson
    Siddle
    Starc
    Cummins
    Bird
    Hazlewood
    Faulkner
    Sayers
    Copeland
    Hilfenhaus
    Coulter-Nile
    Cutting
    Butterworth
    Johnson

    We genuinely do not need to revert to Johnson - I would happily take any three of those 14 paceman listed before Mitch.
    Did Johnson play in India? Because otherwise there's no justification for him being so low?

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