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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    I'm not sure the players made a 'tremendous' amount of money at all. Otherwise the Rebel Tours and pay disputes wouldn't have happened. And that's only for Australians, I don't think anything really changed at all in England or other countries.
    As I said, the cat was out the bag. I'm not saying every cricketer in every country immediately got a price hike after World Series Cricket folded, and as seen in pay disputes in the West Indies and unprecedented pay-puts in the IPL, this thing is an ongoing thing.
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    On the BBC's podcast Butcher mentions how Warne was slagging off O' Keefe in Pune, saying 'he was the worst bowler in the world', and the rest of the commentary team were laughing their heads off when O' Keefe picked up wickets.

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    Hugh Jackman was good as the celebrity guest, he knows his cricket.

    He was aware of the "circus act" that commentors have to put on, but didn't play along.
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    See, this sort of analysis by Slats is ****ing gold. Now he’ll head to the commentary box and cheer lead for six hours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    See, this sort of analysis by Slats is ****ing gold. Now he’ll head to the commentary box and cheer lead for six hours.
    Exactly. When I first heard his commentary 10-12 years ago, I thought he was great.

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    That's the thing. Most of the commentators have got the ability to commentate well. It's only when they decent into the blokesy banter that they suck. Unfortunately they make that decent as soon as they step foot into the box.

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    No doubt they’re told to dumb it down.

    Slats’ taking down Vince’s technique this morning was ****ing top shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    No doubt they’re told to dumb it down.

    Slats’ taking down Vince’s technique this morning was ****ing top shelf.
    It was clear that's what the Aussie bowlers were targeting as well. Bird in particular was after the lbw vs Vince nearly every ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    No doubt they’re told to dumb it down.
    I wouldn't be surprised if this is exactly what's happening.

    There is that sort of patronising view that cricket administrators hold of the watching public - 'Oh no, they find low scoring games boring, they need 4s and 6s' , 'oh no, they find 5 days too long, we must shorten it' , 'oh no, they find all these stats to confusing, we must reduce how many numbers are show on the screen', and it's really killing the game by constantly dumbing it down further and further to the point where it's just unwatchable, and then when people don't watch it they further assume it's because it's still too complicated, and they dumb it down further.

    I'm fairly certain if commentators stopped bantering and spent more time analysing pitch maps, field positions, batting and bowling techniques, statistics, etc that people might actually find cricket to be a lot more interesting and entertaining than they do right now.
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    Was a knock on in rugby league but that's a catch. Didn't touch the ground.

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    Overall I don’t listen to much commentary, usually have my headphones.

    Michael Vaughan should ideally be the England coach. I wasn’t sure at first, there is a good sense of cricket and also a diplomatic presence there.
    Ricky Ponting, when he talks find myself listening and he makes me think more about cricket in general.

    Those two would have to be my favourites.
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    Haha, what a contrast. Bring in Boycott for half an hour before tea, and since tea having Athers join the Channel Nine team.

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    And then... the Victoria old boys club takes over

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    Why were Boycott and Atherton on comms?
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    That whole day was weird comms-wise. Like Channel 9 just grabbed anyone they could to throw on appearances for the folks.

    The good news is, I bet you a good dollar we get the PM in the comms box for the Sydney test.
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