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    i don't think the argus review supported handing out contracts to test only, depth seam bowlers. this ain't like ed cowan last year. Bird will probably go on the ashes tour, but he might not, and is def. not ensured of a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    What I find to be confusing, is that in Argus report there was a recommendation that there should be a greater importance placed on test matches, and this should be reflected in the contracted players list.

    This seems to have fallen by the way side in favour of multi format players. For example, a player playing both t20 and ODI's have been prioritised over the players who only play test matches (in some circumstances, I know Cowan is an exception to this).

    I think overall they probably got it right. There aren't too many outside the squad that you can say definitely deserved a contract, but there are a few in the list that you can say don't deserve a gig.

    I prefer they've gone with a list of 20 as it frees up a few extra spots on state lists.
    Playing Devil's Advocate here, the guys who have got deals as t20 and ODI only players (gonna name Bailey, Doherty and Maxwell as three such examples) are all there or thereabouts for Test selection anyway - rightly or wrongly Doherty is our second spinner at the moment, Bailey's not far off a Test gig (and you can't exactly not contract your captain, even if it is only in t20), and Maxwell has a chance of a game in all 3 formats.

    McKay getting a deal is weird, but he has been (arguably) our best short form bowler and deserves some form of recognition. Above Bird though? I'm not so sure.

    If you added 3 more it would be Bird, Smith and Khawaja - that's it in terms of fringe contracts really.

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    the thing that ****s me about Invers is how he has his clear favourites that he rates and no one else does (maxwell, faulkner etc) hes a stubborn **** and i respect his resolve but he still ****s me

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    how is giving smith a contract considered "fringe" when the **** was in the team the last two games and will more than likely be there for the next

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    @Jesse_Hogan: .@WestEndRedbacks face fine of up to $150k after being found guilty of approaching a rival contracted player: @bushrangers' @Jimmy07Muirhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    @Jesse_Hogan: .@WestEndRedbacks face fine of up to $150k after being found guilty of approaching a rival contracted player: @bushrangers' @Jimmy07Muirhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    The whole Muirhead thing is hilarious. Does Berry have a daughter? Wouldn't be surprised if he offered her up soon.

    I'm not sure which would make it funnier in the end - Muirhead actually being exactly as gun as Berry hopes but playing for Victoria instead anyway, or Muirhead moving to South Australia and being a huge flop at First Class level.
    lock me in for 'Muirhead actually being exactly as gun as Berry hopes but playing for Victoria instead anyway and SA getting the 150K fine'

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    Not as much on the Faulkner dislike as others.

    Interesting that he should take over from Henriques so quickly though.

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    Why is Cummins on contract exactly? I mean the guy's spent more time out with injury than Harris and that takes some doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Why is Cummins on contract exactly? I mean the guy's spent more time out with injury than Harris and that takes some doing.
    If only to make sure that they have control over his rehab/programs.

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