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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    This would be such a good opportunity for a company (most likely betting company or VB) to come out and say they'll pay the fine on behalf of Clarke. Would be such good free publicity.
    uggggh. I suppose it probably would work for a beer or betting company, but it would fly in the face of the "leave it on the field" mantra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    And tbf that's exactly what Cook was saying when interviewed post-match. His one exception was regarding the unprofessionalism of Warner's off-the-pitch comments about Trott, but we're probably going to hear a lot more of that sort of thing. I've always liked the old rugby adage of showing respect to your opponents even if you've just put 100 points against them, but maybe that's just not the way nowadays. Shame really. The other point that Cook made, quite reasonably, was that the back-to-back series was always going to contribute to a certain amount of needle.
    Think it is for many, just not Warner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    My interpretation was that the swearing was the issue

    Not sure a fine is sufficient personally, I recommend a four Test ban
    Still reckon he'd have been done otherwise. Don't think the ICC want threats of broken bones being heard on the stump mic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    uggggh. I suppose it probably would work for a beer or betting company, but it would fly in the face of the "leave it on the field" mantra.
    Genuinely can't understand what you're trying to say here.

    How would a company paying a fine fly in the face of 'leave it on the field' ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    This would be such a good opportunity for a company (most likely betting company or VB) to come out and say they'll pay the fine on behalf of Clarke. Would be such good free publicity.
    Courier Mail would probably be a better bet given their campaign during the Test.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    I don't think any company would want to be associated with the f word. (yeah I'm not sure about the courier mail)

    The icc will get rich if they fine everyone for saying f@$%!

    Maybe he is not getting fined for swearing, but sledging with malicious intent?

    But your honour, he was being a good sport, informing Anderson where the next ball would be delivered. If only he could extend the courtesy to all English batsmen.
    Last edited by wiff; 24-11-2013 at 11:32 PM.

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    Yeah I'm confident its the actual threat of a broken arm, and not the swearing (though that doesn't help) which has caused the ICC to intervene, rightly or wrongly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Yeah I'm confident its the actual threat of a broken arm, and not the swearing (though that doesn't help) which has caused the ICC to intervene, rightly or wrongly.
    i just got here. does anyone think otherwise? if you do you are stupid and i will ****ing break your hands
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    Australian players are out of control:

    Agar fined for dissent

    #badbois

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    i just got here. does anyone think otherwise? if you do you are stupid and i will ****ing break your hands
    read the thread instead of just upping your post count buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Genuinely can't understand what you're trying to say here.

    How would a company paying a fine fly in the face of 'leave it on the field' ?
    Because they'd be extending the publicity of an on-field sledge as part of their off-field campaign. Whether or not you agree with the concept of sledging, it's a controversial topic and them paying his fine would add to the controversy. More people talking about it.

    At that point it's not longer just an on-field thing that happened. I suppose it's already not just an on-field thing, but Clarke allowing them to pay his fine would add to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    read the thread instead of just upping your post count buddy
    You're about to hit 50,000. Reply to this to get closer.

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    20% fine is pathetic, either it needs to be 50% or nothing. A small amount like that won't matter to anyone.

    Not saying I agree with the fine just it a bit pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    20% fine is pathetic, either it needs to be 50% or nothing. A small amount like that won't matter to anyone.

    Not saying I agree with the fine just it a bit pointless.
    It's the perfect amount from the administrators' perspective.

    1. They can't be seen to be condoning swearing etc publicly.

    2. They CBF with the idealogical debate that would happen were a bigger fine to be imposed. A large fine and suddenly we might have to say that anyone who swears on the field is fined X amount or something concrete.

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    Are these fines even followed through on? I can hardly see the money coming out of Clarke's actual wallet. I'm sure they wouldn't be paid or would be paid by someone else.

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