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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So many kids bought them back in 2005. Couldn't walk around the club without 14 year old kids thinking they were KP or Freddy.
    I definitely never had a Woodworm Torch.

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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    AWTA

    I don't want anybody else when I think of Freddie Flintoff I touch myself

    There's a new programme starting soon on ITV4 starring the great man
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    There's a new programme starting soon on ITV4 starring the great man
    Is it Britain's Greatest One Hit Wonders?
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    Jeets doesn't really deserve to be bowling.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Ugh, I just read this whole thread and now I'm in a foul mood


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Ugh, I just read this whole thread and now I'm in a foul mood
    Yeah must be hard to read over all the drivel you've posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Shameless plug alert, but here were my thoguhts when he retired from Tests last summer:

    Cricket Web - Features: Freddie
    ****ing incredible article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blog it for six View Post
    I will be keen to see how much they may in fact miss him as the fifth bowling option come the ashes...
    Heaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I thought this was the best place to add this little story which I think shows the class of the man separate to anything that happened on the cricket field.

    I played cricket on Sun and in the bar afterwards I had a drink with an English guy. He told a tale about a flight to the States.

    He was in business class sat very near Flintoff, Rachael (who was heavily pregnant with their 3rd child) and their 2 boys. The boys were playing up and the Flintoffs were apologising. Orlando is supposedly a pain of an airport and transfering required collecting and rechecking bags. The guy I was drinking with said he offered to help Flintoff by having Rachael sit down and he would take 1 child, Andrew the other, and together they would collect and then re-check the mountain of bags and suitcases. It wasnt a huge effort but it made the life of the Flintoffs easier during a mundane but stressful time. Flintoff asked for his business card and the guy I was sharing a pint with thought nothing more of it. Then 1 day, about a month later, his secretary brought a package into the office and inside was a signed Woodworm bat with a note that read "Thank you for all the help, Andrew Flintoff."

    From the help given, to the gift, there is nothing dramatic about the story but I think they say a lot about helping others with the little things and about Flintoff as a man.
    What a champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Yeah must be hard to read over all the drivel you've posted
    If you keep this abuse up, I'm gonna screenshot all the messages of adoration you've sent me on facebook and post them up in here

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    If you keep this abuse up, I'm gonna screenshot all the messages of adoration you've sent me on facebook and post them up in here
    You swore you wouldn't ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So many kids bought them back in 2005. Couldn't walk around the club without 14 year old kids thinking they were KP or Freddy.





    Or Murali, who also had a Woodworm
    Guilty as charged - well, when I first started playing I wanted a Woodworm Torch but my dad (being a savvy ****) knew exactly why despite having no interest in cricket himself. So he went into our local cricket shop, clued himself up on the nuances of cricket bats before taking me in and getting me a bat that actually suited (GM Catalyst ftr).
    Definitely didn't buy myself a Woodworm Hard Drive once I outgrew my harrow though

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Fantastic rack there. Is there anything he can't do?
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Heaps.



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    AWTA... Seems to be a top bloke from those examples..
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