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Thread: WTF just happened to cricketweb?

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    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
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    WTF just happened to cricketweb?

    Worth asking.

    Sure it looks the same but there's some hideous "contributions" lately, especially from Corrin.

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    You ain't seen nothing yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    WTF just happened to cricketweb.

    Burgey came back.
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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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    I've never left. Been keeping his place afloat since 2006. If I left, cricketweb would die off completely.

    You know it. They know it. The whole world knows it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I've never left. Been keeping his place afloat since 2006. If I left, cricketweb would die off completely.

    You know it. They know it. The whole world knows it.
    Every story needs a villain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I've never left. Been keeping his place afloat since 2006. If I left, cricketweb would die off completely.

    You know it. They know it. The whole world knows it.
    I remember the first time I read one of your posts I thought to myself, 'who the **** is this ****?'

    See I've written that like I'm going somewhere but that's all I wanted to say really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I remember the first time I read one of your posts I thought to myself, 'who the **** is this ****?'

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    Hahaha same, I was actually made aware of Burgey about 5 years before I even signed up here. Just before the start of the 2006/07 Ashes a mate of mine on another forum sent me a link to this post..........

    The more punishing the better. It's all well and good to say last time was good for the game, but that's a load of old cobblers.

    Try telling that to those of us who sat up and watched every ball of the dross that our blokes dished out and had to put up with all those Poms who get success once every 25 years on a sporting field strutting around like they actually have ever done anything good for the game other than invent it.

    No, give them a horrible, punishing caning from ball one I say.

    Let's see how much reverse swing they get now the old, mysterious XXX mints have been banned from change rooms, a rumour they have never even sought to comment on, let alone deny.

    Let them come out here and field when it's 35 degrees celsius and 88% humidity and not
    be allowed to trot off to the lav for a break after sending down a punishing 4 over spell, all the while getting coaching tips because they couldn't remember what they were told to do less than 2 hours earlier.

    Let their supporters go wild when their much-vaunted so-called big hitters top edge a hook shot and it doesn't go for six 15 rows back to be caught by one of 15,000 soap dodgers in the crowd, but rather lands comfortably in a fielder's hands 25 metres in from the fence cheered on by between 50,000 and 100,000 Aussies, because we don't play on grounds the size of postage stamps over here.

    Let umpires Bucknor, Bowden and Dar not be allowed to stand in a test until they swear affidavits to the effect that they are aware that they were horribly influenced by the crowds last time and that they are now aware of the difference between a batsman being lbw and a batsman hitting the ball so hard into his pad that the fielding team is concerned with trying to catch it rather than appeal. In Billy's case he must also swear that he now knows that if a ball hit's a batsman's glove when the hand is not on the bat, then it's not out and you are therefore not entitled to smilingly deliver the worst moment in a country's sporting history. He must also swear that he is now aware that the game is not about him but rather the 22 players who are actually paid to play it (unlikely but hopeful on the last one).

    Let the only England players who succeed out here be the ones who aren't from England - Strauss and Pieterson, coz then the Poms can't take credit for them, and frankly nor should they.

    As you may be able to tell, I'm over what happened last year, and am really just hoping for a good series. It's late, I've spent all day at my twins' 5th birthday party with 35 kids under 6, I've got a headache, and I have to work tomorrow, which explains this rant.

    For what it's worth, I actually do hope it's a good series, but the thought of England maintaining a consistently good standard in any sport for as long as 18 months is anathema to their culture and their creed, so we will win.
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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Haha that's the exact post I had in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Haha that's the exact post I had in mind
    Isn't it funny how Burgeys Sri Lankan or Indian rants are so full of humour and make me chuckle every time.......but he just drops the ball when he's giving it to the English. Weird.

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    They are full of humour for non-supporters of whichever team he's having a go at... including that post.
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    Perfect post to reply to with an 'ok'
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    They are full of humour for non-supporters of whichever team he's having a go at... including that post.
    I know....that was the (lame) joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    They are full of humour for non-supporters of whichever team he's having a go at... including that post.
    Whooooooosh
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Perfect post to reply to with an 'ok'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    Hahaha same, I was actually made aware of Burgey about 5 years before I even signed up here. Just before the start of the 2006/07 Ashes a mate of mine on another forum sent me a link to this post..........
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