Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

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Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:42 pm

I contend that they are utterly shit but you might controversially cleave to the view that they are merely very shit. Discuss.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Animavore » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:01 pm

How can you tell?
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:03 pm

As you are Irish but neither KLR nor Neil Hannon, I don't think you have any valid opinion, young man.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by klr » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:15 pm

They are ... not very good. Mind you, they almost won the first test.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:16 pm

But they were butchered in the second. Eviscerated. Humiliated. I almost felt sorry for em. Almost.
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Post by klr » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:26 pm

Clinton Huxley wrote:But they were butchered in the second. Eviscerated. Humiliated. I almost felt sorry for em. Almost.
Almost? Careful now.

I don't recall ever feeling sorry for an Aussie team in any code. Individual Aussie sports people? Certainly. But teams ...
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:29 pm

Nope. I remember the horror of the Allan Border years. My gloating now will be unconfined.
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Post by charlou » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:10 am

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Post by Clinton Huxley » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:19 am

There's been some minor improvement....
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Hermit » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:20 am

Clinton Huxley wrote:Nope. I remember the horror of the Allan Border years. My gloating now will be unconfined.
...and probably shortlived.

I do feel for you poms though. How it must hurt to be beaten at your own game more often than not. Even worse when it's at the hands of some colonial upstart with a population of only a fraction of the old dart.
So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists. - G.K. Chesterton

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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:29 am

Hermit wrote:
Clinton Huxley wrote:Nope. I remember the horror of the Allan Border years. My gloating now will be unconfined.
...and probably shortlived.

I do feel for you poms though. How it must hurt to be beaten at your own game more often than not. Even worse when it's at the hands of some colonial upstart with a population of only a fraction of the old dart.
It's because you blighters take it seriously, which is ungentlemanly.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Hermit » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:02 am

Clinton Huxley wrote:
Hermit wrote:
Clinton Huxley wrote:Nope. I remember the horror of the Allan Border years. My gloating now will be unconfined.
...and probably shortlived.

I do feel for you poms though. How it must hurt to be beaten at your own game more often than not. Even worse when it's at the hands of some colonial upstart with a population of only a fraction of the old dart.
It's because you blighters take it seriously, which is ungentlemanly.
As long as pommie cricketers like Kevin ­Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad earn up to £700,000 a year from their Lord’s contracts alone, it's difficult to argue that you people do not take it seriously. ;)

At any rate, the "gentleman" aspect of cricket has disappeared when games were no longer played out, and if any doubts remained about it, "leg side theory" put paid to that.
So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists. - G.K. Chesterton

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Post by Clinton Huxley » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:32 am

See?
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Hermit » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:04 pm

Yup. We really are now. I am used to India winning test series in India. Slow pitches that turn, Australia's bowling traditionally being strong on the fast end rather than medium and slow bowlers that can turn a ball, and all that. So I became inured to the fact that Australian teams lost eight of the test series played in India between 1997 and 2017 and only drew one and won one. At least we lost none in Australia between 1947 and 2015. In that period we drew three and won eight series.

Yesterday we lost the series at the 'Gabba 2:1. Chasing 328 runs to win the fourth test India got there with with three wickets and 19 balls to spare. It's the second time in a row we lost a test series in Australia against India. In the 2019 series we lost by the same margin.

Just as well I have lost interest in cricket. Believe me. I really have. Not completely, I must admit, but almost. The rot set in with Packer's ODI pyjama circus under floodlights, and it has spread ever since.
So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists. - G.K. Chesterton

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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:55 pm

India have been playing well for the last couple of years, winning their last five tests I believe.
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