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Cricket Summer 2017/18

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by light, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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  2. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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  3. Spieber Bob Loudon (25)

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    The position with losing sponsors is unfortunate. A company I worked for had a somewhat similar situation and addressed it by getting on the front foot with all important relationships and contacting them on the same day. Sutherland may have done this before heading to SA.
  4. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    It's franchise-based but, yes, the original 10 stores were in Melbourne if I recall my induction video correctly.
  5. mark_s Chilla Wilson (44)

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    So only Sutherland to go. When it comes to culture the bucks stops at the CEO
  6. Kenny Powers Ted Thorn (20)

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    The Commonwealth Bank have removed Steve Smith as a brand ambassador, can't think of an Australian corporation less entitled to pass judgement.

    Although Malcolm Turnbull has show enough chutzpah for a lifetime over this, he should stick to worrying about who is tampering with Barnaby Joyce's balls.

    As for Karl Stefanovic a word to the wise when a Kardashian starts talking about cricket ball tampering that will be your cue to open you mouth.
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  7. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Starc out of the 4th test, Sayers comes into the side.
  8. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    The lunch show in South Africa is talking about how hawkeye and their cameras work. This is a new low in sports broadcasting.
  9. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    or for whom Smith would seem to be the perfect fit
  10. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    those franchise agreements must be pretty loose if they allow NZ franchisee's to kick us when we're down..if only the kiwis had a business here run by Aussies - oh thats right they did: Ansett.
    o_O
  11. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Test done and dusted. Philander on fire on the last day.
  12. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    As predicted, Alan Jones now advocating for ICC penalties to stand, CA penalties way too harsh, young sportsmen victimised, Sutherland and "the unemployable Pat Howard" to blame for it all, etc, etc, etc.

    The last part might be correct by the way; remember Peter Nevill being dropped for being "too quiet" behind the stumps and replaced by the Warner-like Matthew Wade.

    None of which absolves Smith, Warner and Bancroft for their actions. Remembering also that Australia would play very little cricket in the next 6 months, so the bans are effectively 6 months and 3 months rather than 12 and 9.
  13. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    ^^^^^^ if any of them get off because CA fucked up proceduraly heads should roll starting with Sutherland.

    Just to cheer you blokes up further, NZ have overtaken you in the Test rankings on the back of beating Ringinland 1-0, a close-run thing but NZ held on for the draw yesterday c/- Latham's 83 & the bowlers (de Granndhomme 45, Wagner 7 in ~2 hours, Sodhi a dogged 50) & bad light which was kinda inevitable when the clocks went back an hour but the start time only went back 30 minutes.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...d-vs-england-2nd-test-eng-tour-aus-nz-2017-18
  14. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Really ruins the "ABs are so good because NZ only plays rugby" narrative.
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  15. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    ^^^^^^ possibly the wrong time to mention that the Warriors are currently top of the NRL, then :).
  16. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Smith announces that he won't be appealing and accepts the CA punishment as a deterrent to future behaviour. He's shown more class and more personal responsibility for his actions than just about every politician and business leader who's ever been caught out doing the wrong thing.
  17. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    As the ACA President (the lamentable Greg Dyer) claims that Smith and Bancroft shouldn't have been open and honest in their initial press conference. Then claims that sledging is part of the game.

    And we wonder why we are in this mess.
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  18. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    This from a man who in a Boxing Day test against NZ claimed a "catch" (on the first bounce)

  19. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    ^^^^^^^^^ still rankles. Underarm was poor sportsmanship but what Dyer did was flat out cheating. I think it's the same Test where Hadlee had Whitney plumb lbw but it wasn't given & you got away with a draw.

    Bancroft also not appealing, if Warner does so now, win or lose, I hope CA has the balls to just never offer him another contract.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricke...or-ball-tampering-crisis-20180404-p4z7qv.html
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  20. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Having someone like Greg Dyer as head of the ACA does that organisation no credit. We've seen his ethics on the cricket field - spilling the ball from one glove, watching roll across the ground to the other glove and then hold the ball up to claim a catch.

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