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  1. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    https://africa.espn.com/cricket/story/_/id/29701497/how-issues-race-cast-south-african-cricket-turbulence-winter Our favourite cricket writer Firdose Moonda is now a racial politics expert too, I see. Some gems like: "The implication is that it is his friendship with Smith that has got him...
  2. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    Pretorius getting one is a bit worrying. Hendricks too but I feel that was always going to be a token contract given to some backup bowler. Would have liked to see intent by giving Malan and/or Mulder a contract but I guess the latter hasn't done enough to justify one yet.
  3. MrPrez

    *** Official *** South African Domestic Season 2019/20

    Nooooooooooo. Possibly my favourite Warriors player of his generation.
  4. MrPrez

    Hasan Ali

    True. But that doesn't mean it's any more or less funny. It also doesn't mean mods should deal with it differently.
  5. MrPrez

    Hasan Ali

    It's a consistent effort from those involved to derail threads. If it wasn't Slippy creating the threads it would be highly criticised by more people, I'm sure. Also, complaining once about consistent efforts to derail threads > continuously derailing said threads.
  6. MrPrez

    Hasan Ali

    The food jokes were mildly humorous the first time. They're not anymore.
  7. MrPrez

    **** Official **** South Africa in India 2020 - Blink and you miss tour

    How dare you say this sarcastically.
  8. MrPrez

    ***Official NBA Thread***

    Oh wow, that backfired...
  9. MrPrez

    *** Official *** South African Domestic Season 2019/20

    I've never watched Galiem play - is he someone we could look at as a long-term bowling AR in LO cricket or is he a domestic bully type?
  10. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    We're up to 13 coronavirus cases by the way.
  11. MrPrez

    *Official* Women's Cricket discussion thread

    Which four teams automatically qualify?
  12. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    That's interesting if true. I had assumed that almost all English speaking schools (save, perhaps, smaller ones that don't focus on rugby and sports in general) didn't offer it.
  13. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    I'm from EL too. Didn't really get involved in the club scene much while I lived there but I certainly know that there were a few teams that seemed to target lower-income areas (particularly Buffalo Flats and similar areas, if I recall correctly). But I think Border is also notoriously bad when...
  14. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    I take back what I said... I had no idea those guys were all so young! I had noticed a dearth of genuine top-10 talents in SA compared to before but I thought that was just the ebb and flow of life. It certainly is a lot more pronounced when looking at ages. And one must therefore feel that...
  15. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    By what metric? We've got guys like van Rooyen, Bezuidenhout, Harding, Frittelli, Coetzee, Stone, Burmester and Lombard all doing decently on tour. None of them may be winning Major's like your Oosthuizens and Schwartzels, but I don't think that can be put down to grassroots as much as just...
  16. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    Oh, and I'd argue that one of the biggest inhibitors to SA football progress is the refusal of affluent schools to offer football as a sport. I know a lot of people involved in schools and education and basically these schools are unwilling to offer football as they know it would seriously hurt...
  17. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    I maintain that with the right investment, South African football could be the African version of Brazil. So much raw talent here in Africa - and the nature of the township way of life means that people are a lot more obsessed and immersed in the sport than those in developed countries. It's...
  18. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    It's tough to compare football - where most professional players are coming from the townships with limited resources - and golf, which is a rich person's sport. I don't think Rupert's investment means very much in the context of these youngsters you mention - they probably have rich parents...
  19. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    I've never really got the hate of him. Maybe I don't listen enough but he has a very good voice on the mic and is more than knowledgeable enough not to embarrass himself.
  20. MrPrez

    South Africa team selection

    Verreyne absolutely feels like a 5 to me. I've long envisioned a 3/4/5 of Hamza, van Tonder, Verreyne. Each seems to fit the respective role. Another guy I saw as a 5/6 was Qeshile, although recent form makes one wonder if he's truly international quality in the long term. Between them and...

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