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Mainly its feeds into the NSW-Vic rivalry and the fact that NSW players seem to have the rub of the green sometimes with selection decisions (the whole baggy green comes with baggy blue thing). SA cricket fans (eg Top Cat) would have similar gripes about their players like Blewett, Lehmann (esp), Siddons.
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There's no doubt that there have been a few unlucky Victorians in recent times - a few more than from the other states, even - but I don't think it's anything more than coincidence. If the selectors truly were biased there's no way Siddle would've been picked when he was, IMO.
Matthew Inness missing out to Nathan Bracken was super stiff, IMO.
Rogers Hodge Hussey White McDonald Siddle Nannes McKay McGain Holland have all been picked in Australian squads in the last few years.
The bias has long gone IMO, especially with Hughes selecting.
I did say it was largely tongue in cheek and a product of a broader NSW-Vic rivalry, didn't I?
Rogers was playing for WA at the time, FTR.
Yeah so he was. QLD the hard done by state IMO.
All I'll say is this; for so many years, when presented with two players of apparently equal case for selection, it was amazing how often the blue bagger would get the nod. Mark Taylor vs Tom Moody Ashes 1989, Slater vs Hayden Ashes 1993, Bracken/Inness-gate, Bevvo vs Lehmann, etc.
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