Jump to content

  • Podcast: Jason Taylor   

  • Podcast: Jason Taylor   


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 7.2k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Just heard as well. I feel sick. Heartbreaking. Sparing a thought for Sean Abbott as well.

There are no words that can suitably describe that effort from Rhino. If anyone stayed up to watch it, I am extremely jealous.

He shouldn't really need to. He's toughed it out for years with a bad back to become one of the best batsmen and captains in the world. People are going to hate him because he has made them look stu

Posted Images


LBW by Clark, apparently.

Geez, Chanderpaul has had a great series.

Great story about him. Whe he was a kid he used to wrap tennis balls in tin paper, stand in the Caribbean shallows and practice by playing shots to skimmers thrown at him by the Guyana locals.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Fascinating to watch Australian cricket now, I'm very excited for the coming Summer. We should bring back our mid-90's uniform and play cricket like it used to be played

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think world cricket will be interesting.

I have been waiting for some years for indian cricket with its huge resources population wise and financial to really challenge Australia. The time is coming.

BTW, what was going through Paul Collingwood's mind not to recall the NZ batsman clearly obstructed. Its far worse than anything the Australians have done and it was appalling sportmanship. Thank God they suspended him for slow over rates.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Was brilliant Karma that England lost on the last ball through a fielding error.

That really as an odd decision by the English Captain. Especially i felt in his body language. When the umpire asked him, it really seemed as if he was looking at him in a "what are you talking about? as if i would even think that" kind of manner.

Strange

RR what's your view on the Duckworth-Lewis system? I know how it works, but find it odd the the Windies went from having to chase 214 at 4.28, to chasing 204 in 41 overs at 5 an over.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I think world cricket will be interesting.

I have been waiting for some years for indian cricket with its huge resources population wise and financial to really challenge Australia. The time is coming.

BTW, what was going through Paul Collingwood's mind not to recall the NZ batsman clearly obstructed. Its far worse than anything the Australians have done and it was appalling sportmanship. Thank God they suspended him for slow over rates.

Heard Gilchrist discuss this topic on the sports show on Sunday morning.

He mentioned that Steve Waugh was presented with almost exactly the same circumstances and appealed, apparently something then happened which delayed play for about half an hour, Waugh had a chance to reconsider his decision and then changed hi smind and called for the batter to return. Apparently said batsman went on to win the game for them.

Gilchrist said that he spoke with Collingwood since the game and he regretted his decision, he wished that he had half an hour to cool his emotions and think rationally about the incident. Gilchrist went on to say that some of his more experienced team mates should shoulder the responsibility because they were egging him on, they should have counselled him better.

Link to post
Share on other sites
RR what's your view on the Duckworth-Lewis system? I know how it works, but find it odd the the Windies went from having to chase 214 at 4.28, to chasing 204 in 41 overs at 5 an over.

What do you find odd?

Given the number of wickets Aus had remaining, if Aus had known it was a 40-over game they could have played more aggressively, thus making a bigger score than 175 (41 overs at 4.28).

D/L is generally okay, although the lower the overs get, the more oddities it can throw up.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Rogue sums it pretty well. I dont mind the DL system.

Also Paul Collingwood should have been given better counsel from experienced players on the ground. There is no way that a batsman who has been knocked ovver by an inadvertent mid pitch collision with a bowler could ever fairly be given run out. In my book its regrettable but a howler.

Imagine if Ponting had done this last summer to the Indians? I thought it worse than any incident last summer.

This spring's tour of India will be tough..very tough indeed. I suspect a number of test careers will be made or lost on the sub continent.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't put it past this Australian team to do something like that.

Yeah, but isn't it if, for instance, Australia lost 2 wickets off the last two balls, the D-L method would give the chase depending on those wickets lost, even if one was off the last ball and could only effect up to 6 runs.

Generally i'm fine with it, but given it all becomes a game of ifs and buts, i'd prefer to see the game paused and completed the day after. Especially in this series as there is always a rest day after (i'm pretty sure) and the crowds are small anyway.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I wouldn't put it past this Australian team to do something like that.

For all the flack its forgotten that the Australians on two occasions (Ponting one of them that a seemingly clear catch was not). I hav yet to see such actions by other nations.

The Australians copped an unbelievable hard stick from the media here and in India while the Indian rajs were at their unsporting best seeking to undermine and overthrow the ICC's powers of reviews.

The media onslaught against the Australians for the misconduct charge on Harbijan Singh blew up against the Indians big time in IPL. Singh is an habitual and appalling poor sportsman who should have been collared well before he was in the IPL. India was made to look stupid for threatening a tour for someone who is a rancid cancer in the sport.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Generally i'm fine with it, but given it all becomes a game of ifs and buts, i'd prefer to see the game paused and completed the day after. Especially in this series as there is always a rest day after (i'm pretty sure) and the crowds are small anyway.

In some respects I agree with you, but on balance, I don't think postponing matches is a better option that using D/L.

As a contest, it's less than ideal to postpone - for one, the conditions can change markedly from day to day, and they have such a big impact (ie. bowling on an overcast day with soggy outfield, and then batting on a sunny day with quick outfield). I also think it'd be unsatisfying for fans, who are keen to see a result.

However, the major issue is logistical - travel itineraries, broadcasting, ground hire, staffing, etc.

I suspect a number of test careers will be made or lost on the sub continent.

A bit vague comment. Care to share? :P

I hope Katich gets a run in the Test matches. If he does, he'll need to capitalise. Likewise, Hodge who I think will be finished at that level unless he performs extraordinarily well (in which case he may forestall the end).

The bowling will be the more interesting - and potentially painful - aspect, though. I think it'll be a good test for Mitchell Johnson, in particular (ignoring the spinner, likely to be Cullen).

Link to post
Share on other sites
A bit vague comment. Care to share? :P

IMO, the following players could either make their futures or finish them after India.

Batting (based on my belief that they need to goo series to establish themselves)

Jacques, Hodge, Katich, Haddin (keeping as well, I think Ronchi is talent). IMO Ponting, Clarke, Hussey and Hayden are sub continent experienced established players. Hayden is on his final overseas tour so he wants to make it a good one.

Bowling (Same criteria as batting)

Aside from Lee and Clark. Johnson and Casson will have a baptism of fire over there.

Possible chance for an all rounder Watson to make a play.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Johnson would really want to turn around what happened in the Caribbean series, especially from what i saw from him, if he wants to keep his spot for the Summer.

The batting is interesting. I've never rated the middle order as being overly consistent, in that we could often lose a few wickets in a row, but there was always at least one player who would stake his claim on the innings.

I think without the arrogance of the naturally winning culture, and without the confidence from having Gilchrist at 7 with Mcgrath and Warne to back up a score, we don't seem to be able to build the totals as powerfully as in the past.

I personally can't see Hodge fixing this problem. Jacques i think still has time.

Will watch Casson with interest

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...
Good to see the Poms losing to SA despite the great innings of Mr. Collingwood. He and Mick Malthouse have a lot in common.

:lol: Great to see. Our Ashes are there for the taking next year.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

I hate Australian commentators.

We're currently 3-92 after 28.1 overs, and they talk of Bangladesh being "pleased" with a "better performance." They just give teams no credit.

When we were about 1-71 after 20 overs, probably one of our lowest totals at 1 out at that point for a long point, they just kept whinging that Clarke and Watson were out of form and working out of it. If it was another team they would rave about the bowling.

I know they're trying to appeal to the average Aussie, but surely they need a bit of equality

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately they have to talk about something. They were probably referring to the struggling Aussie batsman in comparison to the recent high standards our Aussie batsmen have been setting. It's out of season for them anyway.

Watching cricket this time of the year whilst Footy Finals are on is like watching paint dry.

PS. 45, what happened to your Demon logo? I miss it... :(

Link to post
Share on other sites

Chopper came on and wanted to use it, i thought it was fair enough if he got to use it, but now i can't get my new AVATOIR(!!!!!) to work. Keep meaning to message a mod.

Yeah i see what you mean HT, but i just can't deal with them. Healy especially, just so biased. It's the only thing i don't like about the coverage, which even with it is easily the best in the world

Link to post
Share on other sites
Chopper came on and wanted to use it, i thought it was fair enough if he got to use it, but now i can't get my new AVATOIR(!!!!!) to work. Keep meaning to message a mod.

Yeah i see what you mean HT, but i just can't deal with them. Healy especially, just so biased. It's the only thing i don't like about the coverage, which even with it is easily the best in the world

Will SYmonds play this summer for AUstralia? <_<

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tough one.

He was screwed over i felt by CA last Summer, but he also bullshited his way out of the Pakistan tour "travel fears" rah rah but was happy as Larry to go to India.

I feel he'll do what's best for Andrew Symonds. If he can find another niche I don't think we'll see him in the Baggy Green again. But i don't think he'll get there yet, and I think he'll ease his way back in, maybe after the Indian tour.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Tough one.

He was screwed over i felt by CA last Summer, but he also bullshited his way out of the Pakistan tour "travel fears" rah rah but was happy as Larry to go to India.

I feel he'll do what's best for Andrew Symonds. If he can find another niche I don't think we'll see him in the Baggy Green again. But i don't think he'll get there yet, and I think he'll ease his way back in, maybe after the Indian tour.

I think there are serious 'travel fears' associated with Pakistan that do not exist in India at all. The situations in those 2 countries are vastly different, so I take Symonds' side on that one. As for whether he'll play again, that's up to him I guess. I reckon he will, because if he doesn't, he'll lose out on all the sponsorship deals he would otherwise get.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    A WALK IN THE PAST by Whispering Jack

    On Monday night, the Melbourne Football Club handed out four life memberships. Two of those awards went to men who are long gone. Charles ‘Chubby’ Forrester and James ‘Jas’ Byrne played for the club in the 1870s, even before the Victorian Football Association was formed. The other two are current skipper Max Gawn and swingman Tom McDonald, who almost left the club at the end of the pandemic-affected 2020 season. Some fans might have raised their eyebrows and wondered whether the emphasis on hist

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUNDS OF SILENCE by Whispering Jack

    This was my first game for points involving the Demons in more than a year and a half and the long march to Carrara turned out to be worthwhile. The game was won in a single withering quarter that was dominated by Melbourne on the back of an outstanding display from Karen Paxman. The four-time All Australian picked up 13 touches for the stanza to set up a five goal to nothing second term after a lacklustre start in which the cleaner, sharper Gold Coast notched up the first two goals of the game

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BRIDESMAIDS AGAIN by Whispering Jack

    Historians of the future will have little difficulty in finding words to define the year 2020. “Covid-19”, “pandemic” and “plague” come readily to mind. The Covid-19 pandemic dominated the year in every aspect of life and it certainly didn’t spare AFL football or the Melbourne Football Club. In the circumstances however, it didn’t treat it as badly as the Spanish Flu epidemic which raged a century earlier from February 1918, through 1919 and into 1920 when it finally petered out in April of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TASMANIAN TIGER by Whispering Jack

    I first saw Ben Brown on a cold Tuesday night in May, 2013 playing for the Werribee Tigers against Queanbeyan in a televised Foxtel Cup game before a sparse crowd at Etihad Stadium. His teammate and former Demon Jordan Gysberts was the star of the side’s 85-point belting of the hapless ACT club but the then 20 year old, 200cm Brown was also a stand out.  Earlier that year, the athletic big man had left his native Tasmania in an effort to make the grade after being overlooked in three drafts

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: The Cure It could be coincidental but since the AFL Free Agency and Trade Period began, the State of Victoria has recorded eight consecutive days of no new active cases and no deaths from Covid19. It might be a little early to announce that a cure for this dreaded virus has been discovered but one thing can be said with some certainty after following the ins and outs of the free agency and trading process — mankind is still a long way off finding a cure for boredom. That stat

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    CHANGES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: A very strange year Things might have been somewhat hairy when the 1919 football season opened up in the wake of the ending of a world war and in the middle of a pandemic that took millions of lives but it’s difficult to imagine a more unusual football season than the one that ended a week or so ago. For starters, the footy is supposed to finish on that one day in September on the MCG in mild spring weather; not deep into October at the Gabba amid warnings of tropical storms and h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    DEMONLAND 2020 A TO Z by George on the Outer

    A- Alice Springs. Happy hunting ground.     B- Backline. Finally found the non-leaking version.   C- Cairns & Covid. How a season was ruined.    D- Demonland. Mental Health facility run by the inmates.   E- The grade you get when you don’t make F- F- Finals. What are they? G- Goals. Lack of them. Need a forward who can kick them….lots! H- Hub. Where players got to live with people you can’t stand. I- Injuries. Miracle cure provided by Dr. Burgess.  

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    WASH, RINSE, SPIN, REPEAT! by George On The Outer

    Although the Demons got over the line in their must win final round game against the hapless Bombers, they ensured it was Groundhog Day for their supporters who well remember what happened three years ago (although, this time they at least enjoyed the success of victory). Melbourne had its customary start dominating play and having plenty of chances in front of goal, only to find itself down on the scoreboard at the first change. Inaccurate kicking, particularly from set shots would have pu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE LUCK OF THE DRAW by Whispering Jack

    The long awaited clash between Melbourne and Essendon is almost upon us. Thirty-seven rounds of AFL football have passed by since the two clubs met on a balmy early April night last year in a game that produced a high scoring shootout at the MCG with the Bombers prevailing by 18 points. It was their only meeting for 2019 and happened at a time when the pandemic was something on the far distant horizon. Several months later when the 2019 season ended, the AFL issued the first of its fixtures

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THERE’S STILL A HEARTBEAT by George on the Outer

    When bottom side Adelaide scrapped together a win over the Giants last week, a tiny glimmer of hope opened up for the Demons’ finals chances. The patient was in intensive care but not quite finished — there was a faint pulse, a heart beating ever so slightly but was it enough when two more wins and other results were needed to fall their way? The first step was the resuscitation of a team that had lost its last two matches against sides then sitting fifteenth and sixteenth on the ladder. On

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 1

    THE FINAL HUMILIATION by The Oracle

    On Sunday, the Melbourne Football Club that won three consecutive games by in excess of 50 points last month returns to the Gabba, the scene of the last of those victories which was a 56 point drubbing of Collingwood. The Demons got off to a good start and won every quarter with a ruthless and powerful brand of football. They kicked 16 goals that day, their accuracy in front of goal a tribute to the skills the put on display throughout the afternoon and evening. In the four matches playe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    GIVEN THE OLD HEAVE HO’ by George on the Outer

    Fremantle gave Melbourne the old heave ho’ from playing finals in 2020, in conditions that the Demons yet again failed to handle.   With the whole season on the line and the need to win to stay in contention for finals, what the fans saw was much the same as they have been witnessing so many times before — a complete debacle and capitulation against a side that sat 15th on the ladder before the game.     Promises made after the loss to the 16th placed Sydney Swans were rendered h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...