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

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    0 0%
  • Tests only

    14 23.33%
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  • 20/20 only

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    I think him going out to such a public place that night, of all nights, shows that he likes the attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I think him going out to such a public place that night, of all nights, shows that he likes the attention.

    Or he could have been persuaded by his friends to come out and have a good time instead of hiding away all the time.

    But I dont know the facts so I could be wrong.

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    Interview with Michael Clarke today in NZ.

    ABC Sport - Interview: Michael Clarke
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master View Post
    Interview with Michael Clarke today in NZ.

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    Smooth is the only way I can describe that conference. Very smooth.


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    Clarkey has definitely gone a few notches above in my estimation as Aussie captain. He took off the ODIs largely inconsequential, went in, had talks, understaood he had to either go for Bingle or his cricket, chose the latter wisely, dumped the former for good reason, and now promptly back for the tests where he is most needed. I used to be a vociferous critic of his but now am a fan.

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    Now he just needs a miracle back cure and fix his unfortunate penchant for flaying at balls two metres outside off and he'll sail through his 30s.

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    Two of the worst things to come out of this whole saga are both deserved of much comment on their own:

    1. Roebuck's ridiculous article (wac) and the subsequent editing of an article criticising it in The Age
    2. Articles being published based on rubbish - some plumbers decided to have a bit of a laugh so they told newspapers that they were called to Bingle's house to fish the engagement ring out the toilet. The papers published it straight away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Two of the worst things to come out of this whole saga are both deserved of much comment on their own:

    1. Roebuck's ridiculous article (wac) and the subsequent editing of an article criticising it in The Age
    2. Articles being published based on rubbish - some plumbers decided to have a bit of a laugh so they told newspapers that they were called to Bingle's house to fish the engagement ring out the toilet. The papers published it straight away.
    Yeah, we've seen the very worst of journalism in this saga. I wouldn't have blamed Clarke at all if he just told them all to **** off - unfortunately the consequences of doing so would've been, well, horrendous. I think part of the reason he's gotten off so lightly is because, he is still reasonably friendly (or at least appears to be) with the media, which is something I would not be capable of in the same situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Two of the worst things to come out of this whole saga are both deserved of much comment on their own:

    1. Roebuck's ridiculous article (wac) and the subsequent editing of an article criticising it in The Age
    2. Articles being published based on rubbish - some plumbers decided to have a bit of a laugh so they told newspapers that they were called to Bingle's house to fish the engagement ring out the toilet. The papers published it straight away.
    Didn't follow this saga at all so I never read the Roebuck article. I'm really glad tbh because nothing annoys me more than a **** Roebuck article, and they aren't exactly in short supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Clarkey has definitely gone a few notches above in my estimation as Aussie captain. He took off the ODIs largely inconsequential, went in, had talks, understaood he had to either go for Bingle or his cricket, chose the latter wisely, dumped the former for good reason, and now promptly back for the tests where he is most needed. I used to be a vociferous critic of his but now am a fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Two of the worst things to come out of this whole saga are both deserved of much comment on their own:

    1. Roebuck's ridiculous article (wac) and the subsequent editing of an article criticising it in The Age
    2. Articles being published based on rubbish - some plumbers decided to have a bit of a laugh so they told newspapers that they were called to Bingle's house to fish the engagement ring out the toilet. The papers published it straight away.
    What was the subsequent story? I missed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    What was the subsequent story? I missed that.
    Fairfax acts to shield Roebuck by altering online column | The Australian

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I think him going out to such a public place that night, of all nights, shows that he likes the attention.
    Way things have been, he could have walked down to Bondi for a pizza and that would have been "such a public place".

    Establishment is the curent "Jersey Shore" of Sydney bars/ clubs tbf though.
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    Mate, Dominos deliver. So do Crust. Little excuse for Clarke obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Christ you're fickle.
    Well, the transformation has spanned more than 2 years to be honest.

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