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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Please don't confuse good-natured ribbing Hurricane as racism. It is annoying when you do it. There's a massive difference between racism - that is, discrimination or prejudice against someone based on their race - and piss-taking between close friends in a team environment. I bet you're a barrel of laughs as a team-mate.

    As Brumby said, there's a time and a place, and when someone like Ritchie defends his Muslim joke by saying "It's just a little humourous joke to indicate that they're not my favourite people of my choice" then it's safe to say there's basically no chance of him being anything than a bigoted **** who deserves nothing but contempt. That doesn't mean all race-related jokes are actually racist though; obviously they require a certain closeness and environment - you need to know the guy taking the piss isn't actually serious or it's offensive - but looking for ways to get offended out of context will just make you constantly sour.
    Lets part company because I don't share your views on what is and what isn't racism. My view which you won't agree with is that all racist jokes are racist regardless of the "closeness" between the individuals or whether the person is taking the piss.

    Why is it funny to call someone a racist name and then slap them on the back afterwards and say I am just teasing mate. I don't really get the joke. Nor do I want to.
    "Hey bill you frickin N bomb how's it going?"
    "Oh I am doing great PEWS how are you - you old rascal"
    "Oh don't stand to close to me you blacks sure do smell - haha just kidding."
    etc I could go on.

    Racist jokes are just out of order period. There's nothing funny about them PEWS in any context.

    Anyways enough said. In the future I will stay out of racism discussions as they bring out the worst sides of people.
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    Okay I'm as sensitive as they come about racism but even that is a bit silly. Banter is banter, and context is king.
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    Name calling, or even a one off derogatory ethnic based remark, are not racism.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Name calling, or even a one off derogatory ethnic based remark, are not racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Do you come from Australia?
    You better not be stereotyping him based on his country of origin!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Do you come from Australia?
    Yep. Why?

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    Sohag Gazi looks a reasonably promising bowler for Bangladesh.

    He seems to naturally bowl quite well to left handers, spinning the ball away from them. When bowling to RH bats, I'm not exactly sure how he plans to get them out. From what I've seen Sohag doesn't appear to have much variety, but he is certainly a better option compared to say a Razzak.

    I predict he'll finish his career with a bowling average of around 42-44 which will sadly make him close to Bangladesh ATG XI contention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    "Hey bill you frickin N bomb how's it going?"
    "Oh I am doing great PEWS how are you - you old rascal"
    "Oh don't stand to close to me you blacks sure do smell - haha just kidding."
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    Compton not up to it, hope i am wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Compton not up to it, hope i am wrong though.
    My guess is that he'll prove to be a much better player of pace than spin.

    Has pretty hard hands and looks like he's one of those batters who plants his front pad as a matter of course and has to play around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    My guess is that he'll prove to be a much better player of pace than spin.

    Has pretty hard hands and looks like he's one of those batters who plants his front pad as a matter of course and has to play around it.
    Probably right, play this series and then get dropped for NZ where he would do better and Root will do well.

    Compton seems to have the same strike rotation problem as Kieswetter in the shorter game, must be a Somerset thing.

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    I'd stick with him. Has a technique that I think will suit English conditions pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Compton not up to it, hope i am wrong though.
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