marc71178 - President and founding member of AAAS - we don't only appreciate when he does well, but also when he's not quite so good!
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Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.
And yeah the Barmy Army is there through thick and thin blah blah but I think that's more to do with it being a good excuse for a piss up and lack of other options.
Ah right, the mass Indian retirement of players and exodus of fans during 80 years of being **** at Test cricket clearly proves your point. Just like something about Indian fans apparently proved your point that Aussie players don't care about averages.
You're really confusing me, but to summarise we don't care about averages. And crowd numbers are down in all forms of cricket, and will continue to do so due to wider issues in this country than the success or failure of the cricket team. They are also a lot less liked than previous teams (07 and prior).
But this is all off topic and I'm under no illusions of being able to show you any sense.
Fast bowler to average more than Ricky this summer - Copeland (picked after injuries to another 14 debutants)
uvelocity, I am not really understanding your point.
I don't think anyone said Australian fans in particular are front runners or anything. All countries have fans who will turn up more when they win than lose. Winning and success brings in more fans, that is a fact in every sport.
What are you suggesting though? That they are more loyal to their team than other fans?
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Jono, in regard to this;
And if silentstriker maintains that "Australianism" exists only when not bundled out for 47, I'd beg to differ.
Nah you've got him all wrong.
Sometimes this term "Australianism" (or a similar variation) is used to state that when the chips are down, there is something unique about the Australian cricketer (in their culture, blood, whatever) that allows them to fight back and never say die.
SS thinks that is BS and is in fact insulting to great players. He believes (and he can speak for himself so I don't want to directly quote him) something along the lines of, Australia did well in their golden era a few years ago because they had awesome players with good discipline and a good first class system. Not because they had some magical never say die attitude that no other country had.
His point re: Australianism has nothing to do with supporters.
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But I think it is a quality which was revered and celebrated here, and wouldn't be out of the question to suggest that Australians, including their cricketers, have been environmentally conditioned to have a never say die attitude.
I'd be inclined to say though that Australia is going soft and that the never say die attitude may in fact, be dying.
To answer the original question, Nathan Rimmington.
The "Australians don't tolerate defeat" has been shown to be a furphy.
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