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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
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    "On a rest day during the Indian tour in 1977-78, Don Bradman was around in the nets. I was bowling only legspin to him, but he had a couple of young blokes trying to get him out. With no pads, no nothing ... for a 68-year-old, he belted the hell out of them on a turf wicket. And he hadn't batted for 20 years. I went back in and said, 'Why isn't this bastard playing with us tomorrow?' That's how good I thought he was."


    Only in Australia can a national icon be called a bastard without offence it seems.
    Yeah, would love to spend a couple of years there. Fascinatingly free and easy-going culture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Nah. John Cleese eulogising Graham Chapman in particular comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Reminds me of the comment allegedly made when Jardine complained to the australian dressing room in 32/33 about being addressed as such by, I think, Vic Richardson

    "OK which of you bastards called this bastard a bastard"
    That incident was in the mini series from memory so it must be true! Another alleged humorous moment occured in when Jardine was swating away a fly. Someone from the crowd was heard to have said 'Leave our flies alone Jardine, they're the only friends you've got.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outswinger@Pace View Post
    Yeah, would love to spend a couple of years there. Fascinatingly free and easy-going culture!
    Yes, it is.

    Just don't arrive by boat. Otherwise, you'll be made very welcome here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    That incident was in the mini series from memory so it must be true! Another alleged humorous moment occured in when Jardine was swating away a fly. Someone from the crowd was heard to have said 'Leave our flies alone Jardine, they're the only friends you've got.'
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yes, it is.

    Just don't arrive by boat. Otherwise, you'll be made very welcome here
    The real source of Australia's dislike of boat people was that Jardine arrived by boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yes, it is.

    Just don't arrive by boat. Otherwise, you'll be made very welcome here
    I didn't realise Australia were such a nation of self-loathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I didn't realise Australia were such a nation of self-loathers.
    That's different. If you lived here you'd realise it's different.

    I can't explain why it's different, but it's different.

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    Am I right in thinking JBMAC has played First Class cricket?

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