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      Reply #150: Dec 09, 2017 11:04:58 pm

      Don't worry, had Christmas alcohol delivered today
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      Reply #151: Dec 13, 2017 06:25:30 pm
      Are England banned from drinking at the last chance saloon?
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      Reply #152: Dec 14, 2017 02:34:04 am
      England won the toss and will bat, now or never
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      Reply #153: Dec 14, 2017 09:19:01 am
      Good fight from Malan and Bairstow.
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      Reply #154: Dec 14, 2017 09:33:43 am
      Doing well so far but this is the key now. Already a drop and a few play and misses at the new ball.

      Dig in lads.

      Delighted to finally see Bairstow above Ali by the way. He's wasted with the tail and Moeen had more license a position below.

      Didn't think Malan had that in him so well done fella!
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      Reply #155: Dec 14, 2017 10:03:12 am
      About time we had another south african run machine playing for England
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      Reply #156: Dec 14, 2017 10:06:06 am
      305-4 at the close, need to see off the new nut tomorrow and fill our boots on a good batting pitch
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      Reply #157: Dec 14, 2017 10:13:13 am
      Good start to this test from England.  Be interesting to see how we approach tomorrow because they will have two ways to go whether they want to try and win the test or make sure they don't lose it!

      Probably don't want to hang about too much with the scoring.  If they are still in by tea then surely that's the time to declare (not that I expect them to get into that position).

      Should get >400 from here.

      Advantage England at the minute.
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      Reply #158: Dec 14, 2017 12:49:43 pm
      Good start to this test from England.  Be interesting to see how we approach tomorrow because they will have two ways to go whether they want to try and win the test or make sure they don't lose it!

      Probably don't want to hang about too much with the scoring.  If they are still in by tea then surely that's the time to declare (not that I expect them to get into that position).

      Should get >400 from here.

      Advantage England at the minute.

      Got to be looking to win from here really. Bat until tea if possible but a big score will be needed because the pitch looks like a road at the moment. Does a bit with the new ball with the pace and bounce but that's about all at the minute.
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      Reply #159: Dec 15, 2017 04:43:12 am
      Piss poor batting, too frenetic and too many poor shots
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      Reply #160: Dec 15, 2017 04:59:22 am
      Piss poor batting, too frenetic and too many poor shots

      Just woke up and I'm pissed off. Foot should be on the throat and instead we've let them off. Could still do something but Australia could also match us and then go beyond.
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      Reply #161: Dec 15, 2017 08:59:17 am
      Bowling is utter tripe, wonder if Anderson is going to have a pop at the bowling coach again
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      Reply #162: Dec 15, 2017 11:06:49 am
      Just woke up and I'm pissed off. Foot should be on the throat and instead we've let them off. Could still do something but Australia could also match us and then go beyond.

      6/35 to end the innings (or something like that) was a massive sigh of relief for us, genuinely thought you lot were a chance at 500 the way they'd dug in. Malan's dismissal was a shocker after how he'd batted. Still think you built a nice score, but should have been more and you've let us have a sniff, for sure.
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      Reply #163: Dec 16, 2017 05:31:22 am
      Sure England's plan to smith didn't involve bowling both sides of the wicket
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      Reply #164: Dec 16, 2017 06:23:23 am
      You know things are bad when even sh*t like Mitchell marsh scores runs
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      Reply #165: Dec 16, 2017 06:27:10 am
      6 wickets in hand and just about have the lead with two Marshes having batted. The mind boggles.

      Steve Smith is unreal though.
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      Reply #166: Dec 16, 2017 06:38:21 am
      One maiden all day sums it up
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      Reply #167: Dec 16, 2017 07:44:03 am
      Dunno about shane bond as bowling coach, perhaps shane ritchie could do better
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      Reply #168: Dec 16, 2017 08:11:00 am
      The pace in which Australia have caught the lead, and are now building on it, is quite something. Not frantic, just constant scoring pressure, runs ticking up quite nicely. Lead of 60 now, and Steve Smith just doubled.
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      Reply #169: Dec 16, 2017 08:22:54 am
      Honestly by England's recent standards watching this is soul destroying., mitchell marsh looking a test batsman, things must be bad, credit to craig overton though for carrying out with a cracked rib, shame his brother jamie is so injury probe
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      Reply #170: Dec 16, 2017 09:16:58 am
      As if Mitch Marsh has 150+!
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      Reply #171: Dec 16, 2017 09:54:03 am
      Very similar to the India series last winter. Got into a few promising positions but it was always followed by some sort of collapse/poor bowling performance/great innings from the opposition. Just swap Kohli for Smith.
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      Reply #172: Dec 16, 2017 10:12:08 am
      Jordan Henderson thinks Joe Root is a sh*t captain.

      In all seriousness, the apathy from the English today was hilariously tragic. Might as well have been bowling beach balls on a consistent line and length. Smith and Marsh certainly batted well (did not think I'd write that sentence this morning) but f**k, aided by the fact you lot never seemed to actually wanna try and attack them. I was only watching intermittently (working all day) but everything I saw just looked like a processional.

      One f**king wicket in an entire day of Ashes cricket.
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      Reply #173: Dec 16, 2017 10:38:14 am
      Jordan Henderson thinks Joe Root is a sh*t captain.

      In all seriousness, the apathy from the English today was hilariously tragic. Might as well have been bowling beach balls on a consistent line and length. Smith and Marsh certainly batted well (did not think I'd write that sentence this morning) but f**k, aided by the fact you lot never seemed to actually wanna try and attack them. I was only watching intermittently (working all day) but everything I saw just looked like a processional.

      One f**king wicket in an entire day of Ashes cricket.

      Meh our 82mph bowlers are not cut out for this stuff. Put a bit of swing and seem into the contest your batsman would be nicking off to keeper and slip every half hour. Smith probably included (because hes done it before).

      Don't get me wrong you guys have taught us a lesson in hunger as well this series and to be able to bat time like Smith can is simply brilliant on any surface.

      When its gun barrel straight you need more than what we have but our county game will never breed top class out and out quicks anymore. We start too early to cram in all the T20 stuff and we start on green seaming wickets where you don't need to bowl fast you just need to hit a length and the ball swings round corners. So what do we produce in the main? 80mph bowlers who can trundle in all day.

      In these conditions though there's nothing for them.

      I guess for you Aussies your conditions require brute pace to get wickets and your batsman can play hard hands, out in front of them, through the line of the ball and thats great. Until they come over here and the ball deviates and then they're stuffed as well.

      Test cricket has become all about conditions so at present if you lot want to win the ashes and are willing to stay in and play properly we've got nothing to get you out.

      Personally I like English conditions for cricket over any other because usually something is always happening and these 450 v 650 v 450 v 200 matches can be dull but obviously i'm aware you can't change your weather ;D.

      Basically though we need to change our county scene and play later and play less matches if we want to produce some true quicks. That is never going to happen because the money is elsewhere and the county scene in England is dying or dead.
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      Reply #174: Dec 16, 2017 10:44:04 am
      You know things are bad when even sh*t like Mitchell marsh scores runs

      I think he's a prime example of what I'm saying. Put him at Lords facing Jimmy Anderson he'd do well to manage to get a nick on one let alone smash 200.
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      Reply #175: Dec 16, 2017 11:34:22 am
      Watched the full 90 minutes of the west brom game and then the full days play from perth. Is there any therapy available?
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      Reply #176: Dec 16, 2017 05:11:17 pm
      My God that was sh*t from the England bowlers, its bloody embarassing to only get 1 wicket in a whole days play even if you were bowling to completely negative ultra defensive players which they weren't!
      Whitewash here we come unless Australia get bored in the 4th or 5th test.
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      Reply #177: Dec 17, 2017 02:35:43 am
      A wicket ! A miracle!
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      Reply #178: Dec 17, 2017 03:02:50 am
      This could be over today,  cracks opening up and ball beginning to misbehave
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      Reply #179: Dec 17, 2017 05:29:26 am
      This could be over today,  cracks opening up and ball beginning to misbehave

      Lucky that the Aussies are still batting away then. Christ knows why?

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