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by tonysoprano
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

I know t20 is all about runs. But seriously, Eden park is more junior cricket ground than international venue.
by tonysoprano
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Sheffield Shield, ODD's + Big Bash 2017/18
Replies: 79
Views: 2109

Re: Sheffield Shield, ODD's + Big Bash 2017/18

The Scorchers are gunna need to do very well to beat the Renegades tonight. CWhite caught on a NB last ball :) Yes, Hoggy played very well to get the Scorchers over the line :roll: Haha! That last over of his deserves an investigation for possible match fixing. It was atrocious. (Tongue in cheek, h...
by tonysoprano
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Root in hospital.
Should be quick end (to the match, not Root)
by tonysoprano
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Quedtion of Law and Order
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: A Quedtion of Law and Order

Anyone listening to Rohan Connolly on Twitter? He's going feral over the reporting of the issue. Unless he’s screaming for Magistrates to be castrated or stoned to death, I’m not interested in what he’s got to say. its amazing how the real issue gets lost. awful crimes are taking place, and some li...
by tonysoprano
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Quedtion of Law and Order
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: A Quedtion of Law and Order

Anyone listening to Rohan Connolly on Twitter?
He's going feral over the reporting of the issue.
by tonysoprano
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Any thoughts on this pitch so far?

From where I sit (lounge!) looks hard to score and hard to get people out. The very definition of a poor wicket. Perhaps not as bad as Melbourne - yet.

Edit: and Warner gets out!
by tonysoprano
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

It may have been because it was v Zimbabwe, or perhaps because it was a day night test (or both factors) - but I believe there was an inaugural 4 day test match Saffers v Zimb? Sadly I think it finished well inside that time. But I'm with many of you, the pitch has to give bowlers a chance. Placid f...
by tonysoprano
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Sheffield Shield, ODD's + Big Bash 2017/18
Replies: 79
Views: 2109

Re: Sheffield Shield, ODD's + Big Bash 2017/18

I think the leggies benefit from batsman having to force the pace. In tests, the batsman can wait for the odd loose one to find the boundary, but also milk singles as necessary. No such luxury in T20 especially.
by tonysoprano
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Once again, legit questions about how selectors make final call. Surely they didn't pick agar ahead of holland because he's younger and better bat? The priority is who is the better spinner, surely?
by tonysoprano
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

I'm not an authority by any stretch, but after playing and watching cricket for many years, the only difference between test bowlers and club bowlers is speed. Very few (pace) bowlers since McGrath deliver more than a couple of good balls in a row. I think there's a major lack of patience. One other...
by tonysoprano
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c*** nominations
Replies: 32
Views: 1816

Re: c*** nominations

I'm reading a book on the sandy hook gun tragedy back in 2012. Of course the perpetrator was clearly unwell, possibly a c***. But after doing some wider reading there are others who claim the whole thing was a fake - made up to try and push for tighter gun controls. What sort of c*** would do this w...
by tonysoprano
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Credit where it's due.

But England can go home. What a gutless team.

Or perhaps they've got a touch of the benevolent bombers? Turning mediocre players into permant fixtures?
by tonysoprano
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

I wasn't trying to get a ticket- unbelievably my youngest has gotten a gig at lunch time on day 2. I get a ticket also!

Hooray for milo cricket!

Only thing is I've got Chrissy party that night too! Big Friday ahead.
by tonysoprano
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

I don't think anyone thinks Paine is shit. The questions are about how selectors come to their decisions. There isn't a lot between any of the top keepers, and batting wise Nevill's record is probably better than other contenders. Anyway, Paine's kept ok from what I've seen, even allowing for the mi...
by tonysoprano
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

boncer34 wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Lol that wasn't regulation at all.

And throwing up a video of a stumping that was amazing doesn't downgrade the one today.
He had a lot of help from Moeen. What a slack bit of batting.
by tonysoprano
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Listening to Kevin Pietersen commentate this summer is going to really test my patience.
by tonysoprano
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

by tonysoprano
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Ashes Cricket 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3386

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Some talk about Paine or Carey.
I'd like to think Nevill.
by tonysoprano
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Sports Discussion
Topic: Sheffield Shield, ODD's + Big Bash 2017/18
Replies: 79
Views: 2109

Re: Sheffield Shield, ODD's + Big Bash 2017/18

Why is the Final in Hobart for f***''s Sake,when the WA boys finished Top of the Ladder? Absolutely f****** Ridiculous! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Has it got something to do with the Perth Stadium not being ready and the WACA needing to be preserved for th...
by tonysoprano
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHAT IS THIS YES/NO VOTE ABOUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1885

Re: WHAT IS THIS YES/NO VOTE ABOUT?

Yeah, fair points.