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Thread: Who hates Best cricketer/batsman/bowler/spinner threads?

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    International Vice-Captain BeeGee's Avatar
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    Who hates Best cricketer/batsman/bowler/spinner threads?

    Me.

    They are the most dire **** fights imaginable.

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    I find them interesting when there's actual discussion (with historical quotes etc), particularly on players from the pre TV era. I find them irritating when it's just people with biased opinions saying that Sachin is heaps better than Lara (or vice versa) for no apparent reason.

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    I love them, that is why we come here, to engage in healthy discussion about the game we love.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


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    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

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    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    I like them. The worst thing about them are the people who pop in to just say how **** the thread is and how they don't find it worthy of their time.


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    Like them, but only those discussions which are sensible and don't devolve into:

    1) Demeaning greats of the game just to prove a trivial point.
    2) Ridiculous levels of stats picking just to find the tiniest whole in a cricketer's resume and blowing it out of proportion
    3) A was better than B because C said so... I'm sorry, reputation among experts is definitely something to consider, but you've got to make up your own mind, ESPECIALLY when it's about modern cricketers you've seen play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    I like them. The worst thing about them are the people who pop in to just say how **** the thread is and how they don't find it worthy of their time.
    Exactly

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    they go round in circles after about 3 posts, so i avoid them. each to their own though. i come here for cricket news, match discussion, opinion on current players and comedy
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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    I love them up until the point that:

    A. Certain fans of a certain batsman start questioning the legacy of the incomparable DGB
    B. When bowling threads evolve into a Murali vs Warne argument
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    They're the Don Bradman of cricket threads.

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    Who hates unnecessary capitalisation in a thread title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Who hates unnecessary capitalisation in a thread title?
    I saw only the first three words of the thread title and thought, yeah, that Tino, he's a ****, let me lend my voice to the debate

    sorely disappointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Who hates unnecessary capitalisation in a thread title?
    I Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    I Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    they go round in circles after about 3 posts, so i avoid them. each to their own though. i come here for cricket news, match discussion, opinion on current players and comedy
    this.

    find people who only focus on atg threads and know **** all about the current game odd tstl, but you know, whatever floats your boat.

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    They're a lot better than vs threads BeeGee. Wait until those spring back into fashion. At one point we had 4 McGrath vs threads happening at the same time.

    I am thankful that we have an ATG general discussion thread as much of the 'who is the greatest' has gone into that thread. Perhaps more of it needs to.
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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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