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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Tad harsh Watson?
    Well, it's not as if I wanted to say what I said.

    But it had to be said just the same - I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelf7777777 View Post
    Bert Oldfield (Not picked in previous drafts) for my next pick please

    Charter 77 So Far

    WG Grace
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Bill Edrich
    Sourav Ganguly (*)
    Garry Sobers
    Doug Walters
    Ian Botham
    Bert Oldfield (+)
    Shane Bond
    Clarrie Grimmett
    Fazal Mahmood
    Agreed with Monk. Oldfield is a great choice as keeper. And having both Sobers and Botham in the same team is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Well, it's not as if I wanted to say what I said.

    But it had to be said just the same - I think.
    It was harsh, but it's a bit frustrating when the same person continually times out over 12 hours.

    I prefer a quick draft. I'm lucky in that I'm around my computer all day, and can check continually. But when someone always times out, it reeeally slows the process down.

    Really, you only need to log on twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, to see if you're up and keep things rolling.

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    Cevno > Blakus > AZH


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    I'd say I'll be first to choose a female cricketer.....

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    Personally, I think that Blakus should just pick now. The odds of Cevno being on-line within the next 5-6 hours are somewhere in the realms of Avogadro's Number
    Last edited by watson; 10-10-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Amazing that Oldfield hasn't been selected in a previous draft. Imo he is Australia's best pure gloveman ever, and he was no dud with the bat, with an average over 20.
    What about Tallon?
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    I'll do the right thing and wait for Cevno. 6 hours isn't really that mush time.

    With regards to Australia's best ever keeper I personally reckon it's a 3 way dogfight between Blackham, Oldfield and Tallon. Take your pick honestly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakus View Post
    I'll do the right thing and wait for Cevno. 6 hours isn't really that mush time.

    With regards to Australia's best ever keeper I personally reckon it's a 3 way dogfight between Blackham, Oldfield and Tallon. Take your pick honestly
    I like Wally Grout too. Quite a character.

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    I've always considered Tallon to be the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    This is no excuse as it's not as if we are researching how to get a manned space-craft to Mars. Also, one-off time-outs are fine and expected, but your failures are routine and par for the course.
    It takes fair amount of research, tbf. I need to pick from the US presidents clause now and don't exactly remember all the US presidents and VP's at the back of my hand. Or people who were dismissed by Murali/Warne.

    I missed 4/5 picks in this and that's mostly because i don't log in into CW that much these days and there's a 12 hours limit for this draft which i ended up missing by 2/3 hours on a few occasions now.

    All you need is 3-4 simple contingencies, jot them down somewhere, and then e-mail/SMS one of them to someone when it's your turn. You can liason with anyone on CricketWeb. It doesn't even have to be Jager. They keep an eye on Draft thread for you and then nominate a player on your behalf.
    In this type of draft it's tough to draw contingencies as there are many variable factors that keep changing and varying. For example, team balance or picking a keeper at the right time depending on other picks is important and also the division between bowlers//batsman. And then Providing someone else a list is a problem too, especially if they are competing in this, though maybe that could be done on occasions.

    I have concluded that you are either disorganised or lack the ability to forward-plan Cevno, with the underlying assumption being that you are in the draft because you want to be.
    Frankly, if i knew what has happened in my life, in the past 2 weeks will happen then i wouldn't have participated at the start like i didn't in the last one. It's become bit of a burden rather than something i am enjoying now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Frankly, if i knew what has happened in my life, in the past 2 weeks will happen then i wouldn't have participated at the start like i didn't in the last one. It's become bit of a burden rather than something i am enjoying now.
    I don't think you should feel under any pressure to pick, I am not fussed as to you timing out or missing picks here and there, it happens and I know how it is not to log onto CW as much (I mostly go on CricSim now).

    Pick whenever you can and enjoy the historical discussion/competition

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    I'm sorry that you've had a tough past 2 weeks. Would you like to hand the baton over to someone else again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    What about Tallon?
    Oldfield was incredible from all accounts, had the task of keeping to O'Reilly, Grimmett and Mailey. His stumpings to matches ratio must be the greatest of any wicketkeeper, surely.

    I really can't compare them, as I have hardly seen either of them, but from reports, both were genius.

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    Marcuss Trescothick via the Murali/Warne clause.

    I'll do my other pick in a couple of hours or so. Everyone else to go ahead.



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