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    Does Cricket need a strong Australia?

    So now that Australia's first choice international cricketers are unemployed and out of a contract, the question needs to be asked - does the cricket world really need a strong Australia?
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    No **** 'em. We only need the IPL. /s
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    I remember when England were in Australia in 2010-11, and they got 517-1 to draw the first test before hammering Australia in the second. There were an absolutely ridiculous number of bleeding hearts from English posters trying to complain that Australia weren't good enough THE ONE TIME WE WERE ACTUALLY WINNING OVER THERE. It was absolute madness. Australia won the third test comfortably. A bunch of my countrymen were left wondering why they'd taken the time to help out a poor limping velociraptor, that had promptly taken a bite out of them and run off.

    Never feel sorry for the Australians. Never, ever, do it. If the next Ashes series is contested by England and the Paramatta 3rd XI that will be no less than the ideal situation. Sooner or later they'll be back spouting some gibberish about 'the line' and their endless devotion to the spirit of cricket while some 95mph quick is threatening to murder us, and you'll regret not spending every second you could gloating at the bastards.
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    I love those days where Australia do little wrong and lose badly. Those are the best days in the cricket calendar.
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    I love how supporters of other countries talk with such fondness about those days. We do the same about the decades when those teams do nothing.

    Howe is right. Don't pity your opponent. Ever. Grind them into the dust and scatter the residue with your boots. That's what Australia would do, and it's what Australia would expect in return. Then have a beer after the day's play.
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    Though there are some decent kids in the Parra 3rd XI. They'd probably take it to a fifth day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I remember when England were in Australia in 2010-11, and they got 517-1 to draw the first test before hammering Australia in the second. There were an absolutely ridiculous number of bleeding hearts from English posters trying to complain that Australia weren't good enough THE ONE TIME WE WERE ACTUALLY WINNING OVER THERE. It was absolute madness. Australia won the third test comfortably. A bunch of my countrymen were left wondering why they'd taken the time to help out a poor limping velociraptor, that had promptly taken a bite out of them and run off.

    Never feel sorry for the Australians. Never, ever, do it. If the next Ashes series is contested by England and the Paramatta 3rd XI that will be no less than the ideal situation. Sooner or later they'll be back spouting some gibberish about 'the line' and their endless devotion to the spirit of cricket while some 95mph quick is threatening to murder us, and you'll regret not spending every second you could gloating at the bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    I love those days where Australia do little wrong and lose badly. Those are the best days in the cricket calendar.
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    Getting a robelinda comments section vibe here
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    Cricket probably needs an invincible team which other teams try to emulate or better them. When Windies were the best in 80's the Australian side was an average one, I honestly don't see Merv Hughes making it to the test side as a fast bowler today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkut View Post
    , I honestly don't see Merv Hughes making it to the test side as a fast bowler today.
    He would absolutely make it today, into any test team in the world.
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    Very under rated bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I remember when England were in Australia in 2010-11, and they got 517-1 to draw the first test before hammering Australia in the second. There were an absolutely ridiculous number of bleeding hearts from English posters trying to complain that Australia weren't good enough THE ONE TIME WE WERE ACTUALLY WINNING OVER THERE. It was absolute madness. Australia won the third test comfortably. A bunch of my countrymen were left wondering why they'd taken the time to help out a poor limping velociraptor, that had promptly taken a bite out of them and run off.

    Never feel sorry for the Australians. Never, ever, do it. If the next Ashes series is contested by England and the Paramatta 3rd XI that will be no less than the ideal situation. Sooner or later they'll be back spouting some gibberish about 'the line' and their endless devotion to the spirit of cricket while some 95mph quick is threatening to murder us, and you'll regret not spending every second you could gloating at the bastards.
    10/10

    Australians are ****s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Very under rated bowler.
    Merv was Siddle 1.0

    The guy was lion-hearted. In the truest sense of the word. Don't be fooled by the gut, the guy was fit for the job, and he was outstanding at being able to contain while still striking regularly.

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