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View Poll Results: In which format(s), if any, should Michael Clarke be playing for Australia?

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  • Tests, ODIs and 20/20

    5 8.33%
  • Tests and ODIs

    38 63.33%
  • Tests and 20/20

    0 0%
  • ODIs and 20/20

    0 0%
  • Tests only

    14 23.33%
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  • 20/20 only

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    Sounds like he should persuade her to leave that manager quickly. I don't understand why you'd 'reward' a magazine for publishing a photo like that of you with an interview the next week. And all that 'women's rights' stuff I think is pretty icky from someone who basically makes her money from the fact that blokes drool over her.

    That said, I don't think he was really right to leave, but given he wanted to leave I think the team were right to let him, it's only fair if he feels he has to go. Though I would be very surprised if he misses a test match.

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    Non issue for me, so long as it doesn't affect his long term availability. If it does, he can't really be considered for selection or certainly as VC or C-designate. But long term effects seem unlikely.
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    If he skips the test matches (ODIs are no big deal). then I'd be mad at him. Either take a sabbatical and sit at home and work on your relationship or concetrate fully on cricket.

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    Events like these always have a knack of bringing the utter idiots with poorly disguised agendas out of the woodwork.

    Michael Clarke Must Choose Between Romance and Cricket

    Scroll down to the comment from Wally and weep at the stupidity.


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    Wally, that's terrible form mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Events like these always have a knack of bringing the utter idiots with poorly disguised agendas out of the woodwork.

    Michael Clarke Must Choose Between Romance and Cricket

    Scroll down to the comment from Wally and weep at the stupidity.
    For those who can't be bothered, it is worth looking at but posts of the sort are not absolutely unheard-of on CW:
    Quote Originally Posted by 'Wally'
    What has been missed by all these journalists is Clarkes actual performanance on the field and it is very poor - why has their been no foicus one must ask?
    For his last 23 test innings 750 runs at 39.5 outs) (4 not- howevere exclude the three hundreds and youi he averages 21 (pretty consistent batting)
    Last 45 ininnings in one day cricket averages 27 and in 20/20 averages about 17 with a poor strike rate
    These are the figures of a protected species but he does bring in a lot of marketing revenue
    He is the one that should be dropped - not Marcus North and many of the Australian public agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    For those who can't be bothered, it is worth looking at but posts of the sort are not absolutely unheard-of on CW:
    No, but they're very rare, even from more biased or crappier posters. I don't even think that someone like bond21 used such an intellectually dishonest argument when talking about players Test performances (yeah, if you exclude hundreds and not outs, a players average does tend to go down ) and it's not like anyone gives a **** about 20/20 anyway. Wally must also be dyslexic because Clarke has not been averaging 27 in ODI cricket.

    I have seen these kinds of posts in other forums, but not on CricketWeb.

    Maybe we should be grateful that Wally can spell his own name, though. Posts like the above make me doubt that he can do much more.

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    My thoughts as of Tuesday on this whole affair:

    1) Lara Bingle is clearly a 'piece of work', so to speak. (Allegedly) cheating on her fiance, trying to influence her fiance's actions and behaviour? She reminds me of quite a few young Anglosphere women these days (not all, obviously). Living for physical and material pleasure only, narcissistic, lacking any kind of morality or even introspection where past behaviour is concerned and last but not least, utterly shameless. She is a contradiction: hurting those who care for her without a thought (like Michael Clarke) and cavorting with those who at the very least don't really care for her. She deserves far worse than a mere dumping.

    2) Michael Clarke is a bit of a pretty-boy and can be irritating at times, but he doesn't strike me as being a particularly bad person. I don't know his exact motives right at this very moment. He could be heading home for a number of reasons. Remember - just because the media reports it doesn't make it accurate (much of what Neil Harvey opines is arguably defamatory).

    3) If Michael Clarke is heading home just to comfort Lara Bingle - well, that's nice of him, but she doesn't deserve any comfort after behaving the way she has. Clarke would merely be cheapening his own moral standards (i.e - by implying that it's OK for others to cheat and behave like a primadonna) by doing this. This clearly wouldn't be a very good judgement (necessary as a captain, particularly where the media's concerned) and it may not be worth the risk to find out whether his poor judgement is limited to relationships, with other competent leaders in the side.
    Last edited by DaRick; 11-03-2010 at 06:56 AM. Reason: got rid of objectionable part

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    Honestly, we should just wait and see what the hell is going on. I'm almost certain that there is much much much more to this than the media reports suggest (I mean, since when did we trust tabloids and trash mags for quality, precise investigative journalism?). I'm also fairly certain that Clarke has been around excellent leaders - and next to probably one of the best man-managers you'll find in Ricky Ponting - and in a leadership role himself for too long to not have fully weighed up this decision and understand the potential consequences of poor judgement. So I don't think he's done something stupid here. It's also worth bearing in mind that Ponting, Hilditch et. al have been nothing short of fully supportive of Clarke thus far and have been quite clear in saying "1. He's having a break for personal matters 2. We fully support his decision and will give him as long as he needs and 3. Give him some room, because he needs it." - of course this is no guarantee that this is genuine support and not just "team solidarity" but it would be extremely imprudent to assume otherwise. So I don't think this will have a massive impact, in the short term, on his status as a leader. And I still think he'll still be a shoe-in for captain, assuming this all plays out reasonably well and he doesn't do anything idiotic. It's also worth bearing in mind that he does still have a very reasonable - in fact, much more than I expected - amount of public support (although that's very very difficult to gauge at the best of times).

    Having said all that...

    Clarke is one of my favourite players, probably at the top of my list. But my intuition isn't best pleased with how this whole thing has panned out thus far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRick View Post
    My thoughts as of Tuesday on this whole affair:

    1) Lara Bingle is clearly an Anglobitch. (Allegedly) cheating on her fiance, trying to influence her fiance's actions and behaviour? She reminds me of far too many young Anglosphere women these days (not all, obviously). Living for physical and material pleasure only, narcissistic, lacking any kind of morality or even introspection where past behaviour is concerned and last but not least, utterly shameless. She is a contradiction: hurting those who care for her without a thought (like Michael Clarke) and cavorting with those who at the very least don't really care for her. She deserves far worse than a mere dumping.

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    Man this is sad. Should be pulled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Man this is sad. Should be pulled.
    Why? Judging by her behaviour in the past, it seems to be true (although I wrote that in a particularly bad mood). She seems not to have overly valued their relationship - although it's all innuendo, she apparently wasn't all that surprised when Michael Clarke broke the relationship off. That could be part of the reason why.

    But if the mods find it unacceptable, I'm sure they'll delete the post. That's just the way I see it. I have little sympathy for those who cheat on their partners or cavort with men who don't see them as anything other than a temporary fling. Clarke, FWIW, saw her as far more than that until this week.

    And yes, I have come across quite a few women who behaved like I described above. This site contains a veritable treasure trove of nightmarish relationships in the US (not promoting):

    Don’t Marry

    Saddening, but true.

    BTW, I posted this on another forum with no apparent problems, so I didn't mean any malice by posting it here.
    Last edited by DaRick; 11-03-2010 at 06:16 AM.

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    Did Clarke call of their relationship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Did Clarke call of their relationship?
    Well, here is all the info:

    From model behaviour to mayhem, Lara ... - Google News

    Much of it is ambiguous, but if they haven't already broken up, they're about to. The Herald-Sun (I think) stated that they had, but that's not the greatest paper, admittedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRick View Post
    My thoughts as of Tuesday on this whole affair:

    1) Lara Bingle is clearly an Anglobitch. (Allegedly) cheating on her fiance, trying to influence her fiance's actions and behaviour? She reminds me of far too many young Anglosphere women these days (not all, obviously). Living for physical and material pleasure only, narcissistic, lacking any kind of morality or even introspection where past behaviour is concerned and last but not least, utterly shameless. She is a contradiction: hurting those who care for her without a thought (like Michael Clarke) and cavorting with those who at the very least don't really care for her. She deserves far worse than a mere dumping.
    Sounds an awful lot like racism there, DaRick...
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