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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 08 Jan 22 7.16pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Goal Machine

Amongst my pals, we've watched as much as we can bearing in mind the time zone issues. I was up watching from 4:30 this morning but I can imagine viewing figures plummeted after the Melbourne Test.

Was surprised to see our opening partnership last 11 overs for 30 runs this morning - Crawley looked very assured and scoring freely. Hameed looked like he just didn't want to get out - which is fine if you don't get out. It makes a big difference if the openers can see off the new ball, it should make scoring for Root and co easier against a softer ball.

If no rain, run rate of 3.65 per over to win. I'm the ultimate optimist, if we can score 100 with the loss of only 1 wicket by lunch, you never know...

Basically, the cricket viewers I know suspected this was just a series too far for England, and no one likes to see a mismatch. No joy in one side winning every game, whilst the opposition merely fold.
A positive could be finding players for the future, but with the constraints of Covid, none of that really either. I wouldn't mind being there watching (and drinking) but staying up for TV is more than I can be bothered to do.

 


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England scrape a draw in the final Test and escape a white-wash.
"Ha Ha, f-ck you Australia " scream the English sports pages.

 


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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 09 Jan 22 9.58am Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

England scrape a draw in the final Test and escape a white-wash.
"Ha Ha, f-ck you Australia " scream the English sports pages.

Yep, we smashed them!

Signs of encouragement at last. Crawley was class and great battling from the injured Stokes and Bairstow. The Great Wall of Leach and Broad were dogged and looked in control.

Poor old Root looked emotional during his interview. Tough series taking its toll. Hope we can field a team in Hobart with all our injuries!

 

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Originally posted by Goal Machine

Hope we can field a team in Hobart with all our injuries!

It's a shame that the England Lions didn't stay in Australia a bit longer as we may have come up with an in form batsman or at least Ben Foakes to go behind the stumps

 

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I wouldn't mind being there watching (and drinking) but staying up for TV is more than I can be bothered to do.

I don't have BT Sport anyway so I couldn't watch it. I already pay a BBC licence fee, extensive Sky package, Amazon Prime. Netflix, Disney + and Apple TV so don't intend to add to that lot

 

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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I don't have BT Sport anyway so I couldn't watch it. I already pay a BBC licence fee, extensive Sky package, Amazon Prime. Netflix, Disney + and Apple TV so don't intend to add to that lot

In that situation, I watch streams and don't feel guilty about it whatsoever. I totally understand your point. It's a con. I presume TMS have been covering it, but I'm so fed up with England, I haven't checked?

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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Pitch has a tinge of green in Hobart and you lot won the toss and will bowl.

Cummins admitted he would have bowled if he had won.

Pity we aren't playing for 5-0, think Pat batted too long before declaring late on day 4 in Sydney. Led by 400 with 100 overs left in the game, and after losing a wicket, batted on for another few overs.

Been a wet Spring / Summer on Australia' East coast (La Nina) and more rain forecast for Hobart. Another draw for me.

Why hasn't Bairstow played prior to Sydney?

 

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Originally posted by Melbourne Eagle

Pitch has a tinge of green in Hobart and you lot won the toss and will bowl.

Cummins admitted he would have bowled if he had won.

Pity we aren't playing for 5-0, think Pat batted too long before declaring late on day 4 in Sydney. Led by 400 with 100 overs left in the game, and after losing a wicket, batted on for another few overs.

Been a wet Spring / Summer on Australia' East coast (La Nina) and more rain forecast for Hobart. Another draw for me.

Why hasn't Bairstow played prior to Sydney?

Because his test batting average isn't that great.

Mind you that's similar to most of the batsman.

 


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Originally posted by Melbourne Eagle


Why hasn't Bairstow played prior to Sydney?

He has been dreadfully out of form in recent years in the longer form of the game

 

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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

He has been dreadfully out of form in recent years in the longer form of the game

Fair enough, just seems to make runs against us.

 

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Why play Wood instead of Anderson on a green top?

When it came to commentary on this Ashes I think Anderson's words prior to this match were the most honest I'd heard so far.....maybe those picking up undeserved wages didn't like to hear them.

There's definitely too much of the 'he's a nice fella that Root likes' aspect to England selection. You can see it in Wood and Woakes, where more attention is focused upon their personalities than their averages.....Wood has the pace but not the movement while Woakes just can't do it outside England.

Today really took the biscuit for me....that was a bowl them out for 150-200 wicket and it was an utter failure.

Edited by Stirlingsays (14 Jan 2022 12.34pm)

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Why play Wood instead of Anderson on a green top?

When it came to commentary on this Ashes I think Anderson's words prior to this match were the most honest I'd heard so far.....maybe those picking up undeserved wages didn't like to hear them.

There's definitely too much of the 'he's a nice fella that Root likes' aspect to England selection. You can see it in Wood and Woakes, where more attention is focused upon their personalities than their averages.....Wood has the pace but not the movement while Woakes just can't do it outside England.

Today really took the biscuit for me....that was a bowl them out for 150-200 wicket and it was an utter failure.

Edited by Stirlingsays (14 Jan 2022 12.34pm)

Plus there's the inevitable England collapse. Only positive now will be to end Root's Captaincy and maybe get some actual young players in.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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