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    Yeah, state/province cricket would add an extra interesting dimension. Have never been overly keen on being a NAT manager, but wouldn't mind having a go at managing a state side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    You can't loosen the weight of high wages by higher subsidies, all that will do is make the better sides even better as someone like Pob picks up two massive wage NT players and can afford them easily, increasing the gap from Div 1 - Div 3 in the bigger countries.

    The PFL thing is probably a good idea, but I think it would only really have an effect on u-19's, we'd probably see some hectic u-19 performers if that was brought in (and it should be IMO).

    I personally think there should be another teir of representatives beneath the NATs for State and Provincial matches. They're there for a reason and should be implemented. Squads made up of players not in the NATs, creates more interest as there are more players playing reps and having a chance. Maybe these players would get a 50% subsidy or something of the sort, maybe only 25%. Would certainly add to the rep scene and would get many more people involved, with an obvious knock-on to the NATs.
    With regard to increasing subsidies I'm only talking a relative increase to take in account the increase in overal wages of NT players compared to players just below the NT. Say going from 33% to 40%. 50% would be over the top and just make the top sides buy in a lot of NT players.

    The PFL thing would have a massive impact on club managers of NT players, especially one still getting trained or all rounders. For NT managers PFL aren't generally a major issue as you can just rotate the squad and play trainees on Wesdesday. But for club managers the players come back and by Friday they are still a knacked. Even if you rested them for FC, Cup and Friendly matches. Basically they are useless at club level with the current system.

    State/Provincials would be nice. But unless they sort out PFL issues. Then all it would mean is more players will just be knacked as alot of those players will still be getting trained.

    Though the real sad thing is that if i read the weekly calender right. They are just going to reduce NT matches from two per week to one.
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    Well obviously the state system couldn't come in without the seperate PFL for rep matches.
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    I just thought I'd share this, that Pob posted in sledging. It's a post by Scaly on the FTP forums:

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    Just when you think FTP is improving along comes the biggest pile of crap you've ever seen. As if luck alone wasn't enough I now have to compete with a lot less money than I should have due to being knocked out of the cup early by a messed up match engine.

    If only Bangladesh's battery of nothing bowlers played in the FTP world, then they'd be bowling out the top sides in 39 overs on a 250+ wicket.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...


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    Feel sorry for him tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Badger View Post
    I just thought I'd share this, that Pob posted in sledging. It's a post by Scaly on the FTP forums:



    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...
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    Neale Gleeson - 22 yo, BT Rating=89,474
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, proficient bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A destructive player with respectable leadership skills and respectable experience.
    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: exquisite Consistency: exquisite
    Fielding: mediocre

    Nicolas Dhindsa - 21 yo, BT Rating=50,199
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, respectable bowling form, energetic fitness.
    An attacking player with woeful leadership skills and competent experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: exceptional Concentration: wonderful
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: feeble

    Jimmy Knowles - 21 yo, BT Rating=50,681
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, mediocre batting form, proficient bowling form, energetic fitness.
    An attacking player with mediocre leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: exquisite Consistency: remarkable
    Fielding: woeful

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    No pops again (n)

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    Scaly is hilarious on the FTP forums. It's not intentional but still funny.

    Grady Hussein - 18 yo, BT Rating=36,518
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    An attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: worthless Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: quality Consistency: superb
    Fielding: mediocre

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    5. Gene Brinkhuys - 20 yo, BT Rating=51,628 shortcut
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A steady player with feeble leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: sensational Concentration: remarkable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: mediocre

    Decent.

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    7. Hamid Campbell - 18 yo, BT Rating=20,609 shortcut
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, respectable bowling form, moderate fitness.
    A defensive player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: strong
    Batting: superb Concentration: competent
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: abysmal

    Hooray for useless pops and massive downturns in form despite training, playing every match and performing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EARLOBE View Post
    Scaly is hilarious on the FTP forums. It's not intentional but still funny.
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    Smith at least has valid things to rant about, Scaly would just get pissed everytime his best bowler went for more than 3 an over or if his best bat scored less than 150.

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    1. Farveez Samarasekera - 17 yo, BT Rating=8,760
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, competent batting form, worthless bowling form, lively fitness.
    A steady player with woeful leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: proficient Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: proficient Consistency: competent
    Fielding: abysmal

    23. Sarath Cramar - 18 yo, BT Rating=12,312
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, proficient batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: competent
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Both coming along nicely. Not sure if I should give Sama a run in BT20.

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    Woo, finally:

    Gregg Mullis - 22 yo, BT Rating=71,713
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, proficient bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A defensive player with mediocre leadership skills and respectable experience.
    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: worthless Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: sensational Consistency: sensational
    Fielding: feeble

    Also had the best OD game on Friday against league favourites and Div 1 FC side Trackters, even though I didn't find out the result until today:

    Anchormen 170ao from 46.3 overs
    Shaw 50
    Dugdale 43*
    Pugh 4/23
    Raven 4/31

    Trackters 123ao from 37.2 overs
    Raisani 34
    Dyke 5/22

    Anchormen win by 47 runs

    MOTM: Dyke (0 & 5/22)

    That puts me 2 games clear after he lost in spectacular fashion last week. And yes, that is NT Pugh (£187,431 p/w wages) and Raisani (£107,153 p/w). Pugh took my entire top four... so yes, that is an elite top order, with only Shaw making double figures. Haha, IMO, a big 'take that' to Dyke's doubters is in order, ie Tharmi.

    Solid ratings too:

    Anchormen
    Top Order: elite
    Middle Order: superb
    Lower Order: abysmal
    Seam Bowling: exquisite
    Spin Bowling: masterful
    Fielding: mediocre

    Would have wins in every game except 1 Cup this season except for an annoying FC draw last week... my main men just didn't fire. Got a big game tomorrow and then a reasonably tough one on Friday so I just need my PFL to hold until then.
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