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    I told you England would do quite well. Did you see Hoggard ripping through their top order?

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    well maybe i was wrong

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    I hate to say this, but the England attack looks just as ordinary as NZ's depleted attack does.


    Giles is nothing more than a pie chucker, and when Flintoff, Hoggard & Caddick are put under pressure they don't handle it too well.

    In the end the difference was Flintoff's century, if NZ had bowled properly to him they would have not required the 98 they lost by.

    I think the next 2 tests are going to be a different story, as I imagine NZ will now look to go after the English attack with more confidence.

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    astle smashed all englands pace bowlers all over the place i must say flintoff is pretty uselees when it comes to bowling


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    I still can't believe the English are comparing Flintoff to Botham!, Flintoff certainly doesn't have the shot selection of Botham and his bowling isn't that good at test level, if I were Botham i'd be a little angry to see myself being compared to Flintoff.

    Still its early days, but i think this Botham hype has been sparked by the British Media who are always looking for a controversial topic.

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    There's is a gigantic difference between Flintoff and Botham. First of all, Flintoff can't bowl very well. His action is weird and half the time they go down the legside where all the good batters will smack him all over the shop. Secondly, Flintoff isn't consistent. Before his 137 in Christchurch he had notched up 3 ducks in his last 4 innings! Botham on the other hand would at least get into double figures. I suppose Flintoff did make up for those ducks with that magnificent 137, though.
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    If Flintoff hadn't have got 137 we wouldn't have declared on Day 3... Without that we would have made about 600 all out by the end of Day 4 and it would have been a draw

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    i relly must say flinntoff is realy uselees





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    Flinntoff would be better placed over hurdles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkline Jones
    Flinntoff would be better placed over hurdles
    Flintoff is now a top-draw world class allrounder, for me it has been his bowling which has been the greatest revelation. He is decidedly more pacy than I ever imagined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkline Jones
    Flinntoff would be better placed over hurdles
    Totally agree Jonesy. If i was flintoff's trainer id be sending him to school over the jumps asap. I think he could be a big chance in a race like the Hiskens come the winter.

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    Even I will admit he is (or was at his last lot of internationals) is playing as well he ever has.

    However, Flintoff being Flintoff, will successfully manage to injure himself before the Ashes. I'm tipping torn hamstring, groin, ankle, hernia, back, shoulder, a broken hand or finger/s.

    I find it strange how many niggles and injuries he seems to pick up.
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    Not recently I don't think - he made a positive effort to clean up his act, lose a bit of weight and get fit.

    Any injuries he's had now have come from his indispensibility (I mean Rikki Clarke at 6 hardly frightens the opposition does it, unless he shows his face to them)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkline Jones
    Flinntoff would be better placed over hurdles
    you wud be better placed under a bus, preferabbly the wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidvegeta24
    astle smashed all englands pace bowlers all over the place i must say flintoff is pretty uselees when it comes to bowling
    yes and now you mention it so is harmison.... and thorpe is a disgace of a batsman now you think about it...

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