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    I agree. Whenever the game is even, eg my team has a 450 run lead, it's quite annoying not to admit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I agree. Whenever the game is even, eg my team has a 450 run lead, it's quite annoying not to admit it.

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    When you've followed NZ cricket for a while, you'll have watched strong and even positions pissed away so frequently that Gambhiring becomes the normal and logical approach.
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    Haha they've got nothing on India overseas in the 90s. Anyone who hasn't been though that cant understand how deep in your soul the pessimism takes hold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Haha they've got nothing on India overseas in the 90s. Anyone who hasn't been though that cant understand how deep in your soul the pessimism takes hold.
    Australia in the 80s was the same. From about 84-88 in tests especially. Fmd. Dire (Dyer).
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    South Australia, we fill the team with interstate players and still finish near the bottom every season getting belted. Plus we manage a FC score of 20-30 once every couple of years.

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    The thing with that team in the 80s, they had some hideous results, but they picked some blokes who became bloody good players out of it. I think the selectors then were Sawle, John Benaud and Chappell. They had this policy of basically picking blokes they reckoned would blossom even if not ready then. Boon, Waugh, Healy, Hughes to name a few.

    Given Chappell's record in more recent times, I think it was a fluke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Australia in the 80s was the same. From about 84-88 in tests especially. Fmd. Dire (Dyer).
    0 overseas test wins in a decade? That takes some doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    0 overseas test wins in a decade? That takes some doing.
    Losing a series at home to NZ and drawing with an Indian team which had Kapil and no other bowler in the same season was bad, then losing the next home Ashes to an attack led by Defreitas, Emburey and Edmonds was low tbf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Haha they've got nothing on India overseas in the 90s. Anyone who hasn't been though that cant understand how deep in your soul the pessimism takes hold.
    Being an England fan prior to the 21st century, and for a few pockets here and there in the 21st is worse, IMO
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    Ghambiring / anti-jinxing is a treasured CW past time.
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    the Pakistani fans have real need of anti-jinxing

    Pak has lost the most matches from winning situations due to their own stupidity.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Haha they've got nothing on India overseas in the 90s. Anyone who hasn't been though that cant understand how deep in your soul the pessimism takes hold.
    Nah look, at least you could win tests at home.

    Since 2007 I count about three victories against top eight opposition and lots of Manchester/Ahmenarebad style throwing it away from nearly invincible positions.
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    That OT Test was epic.

    When choosing which Test to attend that year, it was between that and the Headingley Test against Saffa. Thought the Headingley one would be the better option. Still, I got to see the best (read:not best) Pattinson play for England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Australia in the 80s was the same. From about 84-88 in tests especially. Fmd. Dire (Dyer).
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