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what were they thinking....

Post by Dropbear » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:03 am

when they gave those two cricketing morons the Alan Border Medal last night?

Are they rewarding people for failing these days?

Cronyism I say! Cronyism!

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:23 pm

Yes have to almost agree. Giving the medal to a captain who has lost 2 test series in a row is abit odd. Clarke best of a mediocre bunch?
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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:15 pm

everybody enjoying "the rant" room?

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by Dropbear » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:22 pm

Absolutely! :lol:

As for "poonting" what a track record - so many records broken under his captaincy, only not good records. I would say we have gone down hill from when he became captain, but how can you get worse than loosing the Ashes? :lol:

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:29 pm

rant room absoloutly fabulous :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)
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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by craigjwoodfield » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:44 pm

Couldn't agree more. Ponting is the worst captian we've had since Kim Hughes. Does it by the numbers, which only suffices when you've got the best team in the world, and displays a total lack of grace. He's just a bogan who also happens to be a superb batsmen.

Should have made Gilly captain, and Ponting vc.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by Dropbear » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:05 pm

bogan with a gambling problem.

And at least Kim had the decency to fall on his sword and cry :lol:


On a totally different angle - who would be in your Aussie "Super" team (man include any Aussie player from any historical time)?

I would include Dean Jones, Steve Waugh, Bradman (of course), Shane "mobile phone" warne to start with.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by greatwhitezulu » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:19 pm

DB - Morons?! You are being too kind!

Bard - Thank you NOT- for reminding me there was once a guy called Kim Hughes. I had scrubbed that from my memory :D
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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:12 pm

Hey DB interesting start to the team add Keith Miller, Clarrie Grimmet (for Warne no phone issues for a start), Dennis Lillee and Mark Taylor. What about Kim Hughes or Grahame Yallop as captain ?:twisted:

A would have picked Katich as Captain long ago, has his ego in check unlike the current holder.

Has the capt gone to sleep I thought he would have lept into this loung with both feet.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by starkadder » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:35 pm

The great team is too easy.

If you want a true Test then pick a Dark Times team. My pal Wallace and I play this game quite seriously, as the Kardinal will attest.

The Dark Times - that period of the late Seventies and Eighties (Yallop is a starter DB). People who we thought could save us -but didn't.

Andrew - Imust not hook - Hilditch.
Bob - it was broken when they gave it me - Simpson
Greg - I am a card-carrying idiot- Ritchie.

Try that for a team. You only have to pick 11 because there is one constant -Alan - keep bowling that and you're on the first plane home, son- Border.

It's actually a heap more fun to try

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Post by frostydog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:30 pm

ahh very interesting Gary Cosier and Rod Hogg on that list add Bruce 'im a spinner who doesnt turn the ball' Yardley and Graeme "i didnt run him out' Wood. So much to chose from and they all need to have 70's porns star facial hair.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:32 pm

Take Rod Hogg off the list met him last year very nice bloke and proves that short guys can bowl fast.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by Dropbear » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:13 am

Lillie is definitely on my team list, and you HAVE to have Marsh behind the wickets.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by starkadder » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:16 pm

DB You're still thinking "great team".

Try for a team that might have been great, but that gives you a yawning cavernous sinking feeling of fear when they walk out on to the field.

They might have been giants but they ended up as something else.

Example: Bruce Reid, great bloke, great bowler, big big heart. Just broke down constantly.

Not crap players but people who had one great moment or threatened to one day.

Andrew Hiditch who always threatened to be great but just frustrated you almost every time.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:11 pm

Oh so guys like Scott "cant bowl cant throw" Muller or poor old Beau Casson

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by starkadder » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:26 pm

Great Horny Toads.

The rules are Dark Times Team (roughly Late seventies to mid-Eighties).

Players who had potential but manged to hide it or had it torn off them through injury etc.

Players who made you feel nervous when they appeared because you knew they could but probably wouldn't do it.

It may be period-specfic (early Steve Waugh of the brain explosion period for instance) but it must be specified

Alan Border is the the rock around which the team is built

Now go for your life.

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:50 am

forgot about that bit my last two nominations were a bit modern.
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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by starkadder » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:58 am

Anyway, even if they were in the period I don't think their career so far qualifies them.

Remember Robbie Ker, John Benaud, Kimmie, John (gasp) Dyson?

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:52 am

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by frostydog » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:16 pm

how could one forget John Dyson. i mean pulled of the greatest outfield catch in history. Now Ian Davis, Alan Turner or Rick Darling does anyone remember them?
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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by starkadder » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:52 pm

Now you're on song.

Ah the Darling Rick what a heartbreak

And the Italian Alps map of Dyson's career

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Re: what were they thinking....

Post by Ronan the Librarian » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:52 pm

Bard wrote:Should have made Gilly captain, and Ponting vc.
I was always impressed by Gilchrist as both an honourable player (for which Aussies were always famous over here, up until the Ian Chappell era) and an excellent ambassador for his country. It was Ponting's attitude, rather than the team's overwhelming success, that made Australia so unpopular in world cricket.

Kim Hughes. Oh dear. :lol: :lol: :lol: We may be crap, but at least our skippers don't burst into tears on prime time TV. Did they rescind his nationality? He used to go on "retreats" at the Convent at Subiaco, near Perth, where one of my aunts was a nun; she said he was "such a sweet lad".

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