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  2. Jesus ******* Christ I never said that people don't want to see players hit. I like it when players get hit. It's part of the game. But so is coming back and facing the music again. But hey, keep cherrypicking my posts.
  3. sonar

    Cricket thread

    But we're not talking about the players themselves and what they think we're talking about the crowd and crowd behaviour and I can tell you for certain that people in the crowd want to see batsmen hit. I don't know where you sit at the cricket but from where I do people were calling out for it to happen......and not just in Sydney.
  4. sonar

    Cricket thread

    They had to retouch his portrait in theLong Room because his ball bag was too big.........lol
  5. I get the first part, but even if people think he should have been banned for longer (which is RIDICULOUS considering the punishments handed out to people before him), there is a time to at least shut up. I disagree totally with the second part, as would most of the players you mention. And I'm not being ******* naive. I love seeing batsmen ducking for cover (danger is an inherent part of the game) but the ultimate goal is to use a hit to the batsman (or the idea of a hit) to put doubt in their mind so you get them out. And there is a big difference between hitting someone on the arm, shoulder, fingers etc or a glancing blow to the head and someone getting KO'd like Smith did. And anyway, even if there is a desire to see someone hit, that is still VERY different to actively booing someone coming back from a hit. The game is about taking a hit and showing the courage to come back. Booing someone for doing that is disrespecting the game. The GREAT thing about cricket - until now - has been the respect that people - teams and fans - show the oppositon. I've been at the SCG when the whole crowd was literally cheering every time Lara hit a boundary, they were in that much awe. But in the past few years there has been WAY too much focus on the battle - even with those stupid CH 9 documentaries with that voice over: "Ashes Battles blah blah". And things like the Aussie administrators putting up that giant hand on stage showing 4-0 when we won the Ashes. A lack of respect for the opposition and the game. If there is one good thing to come from Newlands, it is that the Aussie team and administrators have started to respect the game again. Let's see if the other countries follow suit (and our fans too).
  6. Today
  7. Football Manager is the gold standard, real clubs use it's database for scouting players, not FIFA. Simulation vs a casual kids game.
  8. maybe they should’ve got Murali down there to chuck some....
  9. Yeah, he'd be expecting a fare to like North Sydney or the Airport or something. He takes you, gets 5 bucks or whatever, and then he has to go to the back of the line and wait for ages.
  10. sonar

    Cricket thread

    As far as Smith is concerned he is being primarily booed because of sandpapergate....a la the 1st Test. He was not booed because he got hit but because he is the biggest threat to Eng winning back the Ashes. Some think he should of been banned longer.......the English love to hate a villian and in this Aus squad they have 3 to choose from....Bancroft,Warner and Smith. Crowds at cricket, and Ashes cricket especially don't give a **** whether someone is hit/hurt/in agony/etc. They are the enemy and have to be destroyed. Aussies WANTED Lillee and Thompson....and later Brett Lee, Mitch Johnson,Tate or Starc to really smash the opposition....especially the English.........not their stumps...the batter themselves and you're naive if you see it otherwise. The Eng crowds would be thinking the same thing. Hurt the chunts......
  11. LOL Degenek 81. Also, your precious FIFA rating doesn't look at where someone plays and how they fit into the coach's tactics. Or age, or getting used to playing in summer on hard pitches, with refs that let oppositon teams hack you etc etc.
  12. All FOUR results still possible! Agree 200 is the magic number. Also, will depend how Smith wakes up. If Stokes plays a big part with the bat Australia are going to rue that drop and the non-review.
  13. Well I don't agree with you guys about the Sydney crowd, but why are we debating whether an Australian crowd WOULD do it - it's disgraceful no matter who does it and the crowd last night DID do it. To boo someone who comes back out after being felled by a hit to the head from a 95km/h bouncer, especially AFTER what we saw happen to Phillip Hughes, is ******* low. Head knocks are serious stuff.
  14. Erimus

    Cricket thread

    Weather looking good. Could be an exciting finish...200 key toal in my opinion.
  15. My mum used to watch it religiously until one episode there was some language she didn't approve of used. She never watched it after that. I am more of a Magnum P.I. guy myself. When I was a young teen Magnum's life was my dream existence. Have recently been watching episodes recorded off Fox. Man they made some corny stuff back in the 80s didn't they? I still love the main characters though.
  16. sonar

    Cricket thread

    Depends on the weather tbh.......if it's fine,,,,game on........Aus would be favs at this point but they have to get quick wickets......they dropped a couple of catches late in the evening......Lyons the key in the first session........if he gets two or three early ..........lol
  17. Erimus

    Cricket thread

    98 over are left..loads. Game finely balanced isnt it. If Australia can bowl England for less than 200 they might just fancy it. I think around 200 is the key total here. If England get between 220 to 250 then might be a difficult session or two for Australia. A result either way is still possible.
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  19. Here we go new striker https://www.goal.com/en-au/news/live/a-league-and-australian-football-news-live-bulut-teases-possible-/o5scit2r0yeu14854pzr57wju Somebody Had to post it
  20. Kitto

    Jokes

    A man comes home from an exhausting day at work, sits down on the couch in front of the television, and tells his wife, 'Get me a beer before it starts.' The wife sighs and gets him a beer. Fifteen minutes later, he says, 'Get me another beer before it starts.' She looks cross, but fetches another beer and slams it down next to him. He finishes that beer and a few minutes later says, 'Quick, get me another beer, it's going to start any minute.' The wife is furious. She yells at him 'Is that all you're going to do tonight? Drink beer and sit in front of that TV? You're nothing but a lazy, drunken, fat slob, and furthermore ...' The man sighs and says, 'It's started ...'
  21. Had an Open house yesterday for my mums place. Sitting in the kitchen saying hello to strangers wandering around the place you grew up in was weird . Still , it’s time to move on , the soul of the house , my mum, died when she passed away. Now it’s just a house ,albeit full of memories, good and bad.
  22. Royal Rumble marathon
  23. Good yarn. After the heat of battle, explanations smooth over disagreements. Unfortunately, those post-match press conferences by Managers without decisions explained to them allows for controversy and interesting TV. However, attitudes to referees are formed by poor responses and this translates poorly to those of who officiate at grassroots. The attitude of the players is interesting. Nothing but respect from the professionals. However, in the heat of battle during a game things seem different. Just look a Brosque and Matt Simon for may off pitch show the utmost respect for match officials but on the pitch we are given a different picture. And, directly from an A-league match "We are trained to keep players on the pitch." That just does not help if serious foul play, violent conduct and abuse (of players or match officials) is not dealt with appropriately on pitch, those at grassroots enforcing the LOTG struggle with the responses from players and coaches. I call many a foul throw from juniors and occasionally adults, the response I got from one coach was "but it's the same as A-league throws" We need consistent application of the LOTG from the professional leagues to grassroots with no tolerance to abuse against anyone on the pitch e.g. Craig Goodwin telling Riera to f*** o** with no action taken by referee. Goodwin should have been sent off for that. Let alone the multiple Brosque and Matt Simon incidents.
  24. If?? It's the gold standard of player ratings Anyway, both are 74 on FIFA. Interestingly, Degenek has potential of 81
  25. So if your still using FIFA as a guide, put up Sainsbury and Degenek.
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