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    Smith is just the man. Dunno whether he gets a spot but I can't help but love the guy.

    Look at the culture he's instilled in the team. Never do you hear them bitching about anything when they lose. No excuses - even when excuses would be valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Why is Smith hated?
    Because Richard likes him

    ....... now if you're sitting comfortably I'll tell you about the First Chance Average ...........................

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    Mitchell's only blemish is that that he averages 31.83 against Australia over 10 Tests. Highest score is 95.

    Batting records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo

    Smith averages 37.28 against Australia, but has scored 3 centuries over 18 Tests.

    Batting records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo

    Is this a big enough difference to sway things toward Smith? I don't think so, but I'm not sure.

    Mitchell gets the nod for being a giant in some pretty ordinary SA teams.
    Last edited by watson; 11-12-2012 at 01:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah **** posting from Rasimione. Smith is awesome, I don't hate him at all and actually picked him originally, but Mitchell was an ATG as well.
    I'm 100% letting my hating of smith cloud my judgement


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I'm 100% letting my hating of smith cloud my judgement
    I didn't, but I still hate the ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I'm 100% letting my hating of smith cloud my judgement
    Speaking strictly from a neurological point of view - this is not possible. All decisions are filtered through both the amygdala (Limbic System) and the Prefrontal Cortex.

    Hence ALL decisions made by the human brain have a non-rational emotional component whether we like it or not.

    Just thought I'd mention that for the wanna be Dr Spocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post

    Hence ALL decisions made by the human brain have a non-rational emotional component whether we like it or not.
    You weren't here during Richard's time were you

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    You weren't here during Richard's time were you
    I grew up in London (SW19) during the 70s so I have a soft spot for Barry Richards and Eddie Barlow who were the darlings of County Cricket at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    I grew up in London (SW19) during the 70s so I have a soft spot for Barry Richards and Eddie Barlow who were the darlings of County Cricket at the time.
    I meant Richard as in 80,000 odd posts - would love to see him as seen through the Limbic System and Prefrontal Cortex, always assuming that would indicate what on earth made him tick

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I meant Richard as in 80,000 odd posts - would love to see him as seen through the Limbic System and Prefrontal Cortex, always assuming that would indicate what on earth made him tick
    Richard of the 80,000 posts sounds facinating. Can we get him back?

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    Richards: 27
    Smith: 17
    Mitchell:13
    Kirsten: 4
    Barlow: 2
    Taylor: 1

    Not as close as I would have though. Still, time left so we will see.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Richards: 27
    Smith: 17
    Mitchell:13
    Kirsten: 4
    Barlow: 2
    Taylor: 1

    Not as close as I would have though. Still, time left so we will see.
    Yes, I thought that the connoisseurs of cricket would outnumber the riff-raff and vote for the fine wine of Mitchell over the cheap lager of Smith

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    Barry Richards and Graeme Smith - Personally think Herbie Taylor should partner Richards but as it is obvious that he won't be picked, Smith is the next best choice particularly s a captain is needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Richard of the 80,000 posts sounds facinating. Can we get him back?
    Don't ever say that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Richard of the 80,000 posts sounds facinating. Can we get him back?
    I've heard Brumby is particularly keen on this.

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