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    Hyperbole regarding the future of cricket.

    Test cricket is dying.

    ODIs are dead.

    Twenty20s are on the way out.

    I CAN SEE EMPTY SEATS!!!

    No cricketing superstars will ever be seen again.

    RIP spin bowling.

    Everything is in disarray, cricket is on its last legs.

    WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE FUTURE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Test cricket is dying.

    ODIs are dead.

    Twenty20s are on the way out.

    I CAN SEE EMPTY SEATS!!!

    No cricketing superstars will ever be seen again.

    RIP spin bowling.

    Everything is in disarray, cricket is on its last legs.

    WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE FUTURE!
    ohh its true its damn true

    i am already thinking

    please see my posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Test cricket is dying.

    ODIs are dead.

    Twenty20s are on the way out.

    I CAN SEE EMPTY SEATS!!!

    No cricketing superstars will ever be seen again.

    RIP spin bowling.

    Everything is in disarray, cricket is on its last legs.

    WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE FUTURE!
    I have seen the future. The future is Papua New Guinean cricket.



    Plzz consider this guy's O-face.


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    Keep that face in mind for future reference too - providing Bruce Campbell's wonderfully concise and appropriate suggestions are taken up by the ICC and BCCI, he'll be starring for PNG in the 2019 World Cup final against the canny Belize side - thats after defeating the favourites Malawi en route to the final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I have seen the future. The future is Papua New Guinean cricket.



    Plzz consider this guy's O-face.
    Excessive drawstring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Excessive drawstring.
    Wearing his pants inside out imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Wearing his pants inside out imo.
    First time he's worn pants, I'd imagine, so I'm prepared to forgive his fashion faux pas on this occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Keep that face in mind for future reference too - providing Bruce Campbell's wonderfully concise and appropriate suggestions are taken up by the ICC and BCCI, he'll be starring for PNG in the 2019 World Cup final against the canny Belize side - thats after defeating the favourites Malawi en route to the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Campbell View Post
    i agree CW is the best and have said it may times but they should help a new poster to learn without just dismissing him
    Bruce, and I'll be serious here for a second, there's no right and wrong way to go about posting on a forum, provided you're not abusive or setting out to deliberately annoy people.

    And it seems obvious, if you're not taking the mickey, that you're passionate about cricket as a sport, and what you see as the impediments to its expansion.

    The thing is though, when people disagree with your position or take an alternate view, it gets a bit frustrating when you kind of keep repeating the same points post after post, no matter how valid they may be in your eyes.

    I mean, we all do it from time to time when people won't recognise what we see as the inherent truth in what we say - I'm the same when people deny the Murray Mints Conspiracy central to England's "win" in the 05 Ashes.

    But unfortunately when we do that, we leave ourselves open to a bit of ridicule. It may not seem fair, but it happens.

    So, what I reckon you should do is hang about here in Cricket Chat and kind of have a look at how people for the most part go about things (well sometimes anyway). Certainly you ought not feel in any way compelled to visit other parts of the site. Just hang about here in CC and you'll soon find things will settle down and you'll be right at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Bruce, and I'll be serious here for a second, there's no right and wrong way to go about posting on a forum, provided you're not abusive or setting out to deliberately annoy people.

    And it seems obvious, if you're not taking the mickey, that you're passionate about cricket as a sport, and what you see as the impediments to its expansion.

    The thing is though, when people disagree with your position or take an alternate view, it gets a bit frustrating when you kind of keep repeating the same points post after post, no matter how valid they may be in your eyes.

    I mean, we all do it from time to time when people won't recognise what we see as the inherent truth in what we say - I'm the same when people deny the Murray Mints Conspiracy central to England's "win" in the 05 Ashes.

    But unfortunately when we do that, we leave ourselves open to a bit of ridicule. It may not seem fair, but it happens.

    So, what I reckon you should do is hang about here in Cricket Chat and kind of have a look at how people for the most part go about things (well sometimes anyway). Certainly you ought not fee in any way compelled to visit other parts of the site. Just hang about here in CC and you'll soon find things will settle down and you'll be right at home.

    you or a moderator should have told me this a long time ago

    but i have always given a valid reason for an alternate view

    i should have got better replies

    sorry for annoying anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Harsh on saggers.


    Anyways, back on track.

    Why do cricket supporters so closely resemble the guy on the side of the street holding a sign with "The End is Nigh!" Fred and Zaremba could probably back me up on this but if you read any cricket books from decades or even centuries gone by there's always stuff about the future of the sport and how people are so worried, for reasons that seem unfounded and based purely on paranoia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post


    Anyways, back on track.

    Why do cricket supporters so closely resemble the guy on the side of the street holding a sign with "The End is Nigh!" Fred and Zaremba could probably back me up on this but if you read any cricket books from decades or even centuries gone by there's always stuff about the future of the sport and how people are so worried, for reasons that seem unfounded and based purely on paranoia.
    what do you say about empty stadiums??

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    Yech, what a trainwreck. I've deleted a load of crap in here in an attempt to get the discussion back on track (see Pasag's post..). Any further OT posts will be deleted.
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