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    Was Australia's Sledging Too Much?

    I'm uncertain if there's a thread to discuss this, so please can some moderator subsume this into another discussion if I'm repeating something.

    I love intimidating cricket. What I loved about Mitchell Johnson's bowling in this Test was that it was intimidating. England needed to send a message to him, try and dominate him, to break his spell over the Test. KP got himself out trying to dominate Johnson. It was great cricket to watch.

    If we were just assessing Johnson's bowling, he's get all praise from me.

    Two incidents in particular concerned me, however.

    The first was Mitchell Johnson mocking Joe Root. On several occasions Johnson was throwing banter towards Root, and in my mind he didn't cross the line. Root, to his credit, kept on smiling, which is a great way to respond.

    But then Johnson bowled one that went past his nose, he walked down the pitch, and mocked his smile by getting close and putting an angry smile on his face.

    The second incident involved Michael Clarke saying to... I forget who actually... that he would get a [insert word] broken arm from Johnson's bowling.

    Mitchell Johnson had a massive Test. His bowling was aggressive. Fast bowlers *should* be intimidating. Someone made a fair comparison with Johnson's bowling to Lille and Thommo's. But the threats and the mocking, to me, has gone too far.

    I think Australia has gone way too far personally. Now we have Warner saying that Trott was afraid of Johnson's pace. Is there going to be off-field intimidation as well?

    I really hope this tour isn't dominated by sledging and we don't have a repeat of that nasty Australia/India series where sledging got so out of hand that there were accusations of Indians (Singh) responding with racism.

    That was a great performance by Australia, and in particular a great performance by Johnson... but Australia's going too far with the threats and the mocking.

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    They didn't go too far, but Michael Clarke again revealed what a wet **** he is. 'My friend is going to break your arm'. Cringe.
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    get ready for a ****ing broken arm
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    I'm broadly speaking from the Jardine school of thought when it comes to the Ashes.

    So in that sense, I'm glad it's got a bit nasty. All the forced smiles and talk of "mutual respect" is just not on.

    So well done to Australia for A. Winning the match by a damn sight, and B. Upping the stakes, confrontation-wise
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    They didn't go too far, but Michael Clarke again revealed what a wet **** he is. 'My friend is going to break your arm'. Cringe.
    Perfect sledging, really getting into the batsmen's head tbh

    Agree that he's a 'wet ****' (not sure what that is but it sounds offensive so great) though.
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    It is certainly better than what normaly passes as wit when it comes to these things. Sledging really is nothing clever so you may as wel go for threats of violence.

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    Finding it slightly difficult to take the OP seriously tbh. "Mocking" is going too far? Seriously? The guy's bowling a piece of leather at 145kmh and trying to knock your head off, what do you expect him to do?

    EDIT: Clarke's line is also setting a record for most rapidly misquoted sledge, btw
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    All I know is that Jimmy must really say **** that pisses off the Aussies, because I think they went at him more than they would have most tailenders when the opposition are 9 down and the match is pretty much won.

    But this is nothing knew really, Australian teams are generally aggressive. The Siddle behaviour too we have seen before post-match as well. All part of the game really. Some people can hate it others love it.

    But lets not pretend that the English don't sledge extremely hard either.

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    Also so many players, including England players. have done worse than what Mitch Johnson did, so no idea why he has even been brought into this.

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    IIRC Anderson gave Watson a fair send-off in the second innings. There's no paragons of virtue here.

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    And Broad's send off to Warner, having scored a measly 120 odd.
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    The mocking of Root was funny, nothing overly aggressive in it at all (in fact, I wouldn't even call it 'mocking'...Johnson just got sick of him smiling at him). I'm assuming Anderson copped it because he doesn't mind giving it. And then he copped it more because he was having a whinge about someone saying bad words to him.

    The only thing I thought might be a bit over the top was Siddle at the end, but if it was to Anderson then **** him.
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    Anderson will be happy enough to give it back if and when the pendulum swings his way. No issue.

    The Warner comments were a bit stupid but again I'm not too fussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    I'm broadly speaking from the Jardine school of thought when it comes to the Ashes.

    So in that sense, I'm glad it's got a bit nasty. All the forced smiles and talk of "mutual respect" is just not on.

    So well done to Australia for A. Winning the match by a damn sight, and B. Upping the stakes, confrontation-wise
    Lehman bringing the 90s attitude back. Pretty ****ing good. But Twatto is a natural ****. Can't wait to see his ****iness go supersaiyan.

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