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Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian whose promising rugby career was tragically cut short the day he stopped playing rugby and had a pizza instead. The most he has ever cried was the day Balmain lost the 1989 grand final. Today he enjoys the frolics of Wallabies, Swans, baggy greens, and Storm.

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Please restrict yourself, sports website, to articles about covid.

Could Australia’s A team beat this English rabble in a Test?

Maybe they’re in their graves because they didn’t rest enough

Ashes Scout: Watto's scathing Stokes review, Root says 'I can bang out a hundred', Vic quick firms for MCG debut

We have to assume so

Do we really want to see England in despair and humiliated? The answer might surprise you

Yep, Warne deliberately bowled nothing but standard leg breaks. Graeme Hick slaughtered him, leading to the English thinking he was a hack.

Do we really want to see England in despair and humiliated? The answer might surprise you

I assume he genuinely believes what he’s saying, as it would seem utterly pointless to publicly declare pride in a dreadful cockup. But if he believes it, he’s just a hopeless coach.

Ashes Scout: England coach's defiance as he reveals post game showdown - 'I'd pick same team again'

You make a good point, Christo. But the press, particularly the English variety, seems to think humiliation has been achieved.

Do we really want to see England in despair and humiliated? The answer might surprise you

Morgan Freeman?

BRETT GEEVES: Marnus, Smith schtick is infuriating and must be countered by impactful verbals

Yeah, Smith and Labuschagne failed miserably in the 2019 Ashes, as I recall.

BRETT GEEVES: Marnus, Smith schtick is infuriating and must be countered by impactful verbals

Which incorrect decisions have the home town umpires given in this test that favour the home team, Simoc?

Head bashes Poms with blistering ton, Warner's no-ball stat as bizarre umpiring under fire: Talking Points

So he’s not lucky: it’s just his good fortune.

Head bashes Poms with blistering ton, Warner's no-ball stat as bizarre umpiring under fire: Talking Points

It’s the Ashes. Deal with it.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

I stand by my assertion that that lbw was a great moment, and I have the joy I felt when it happened to back me up.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

Robert Key. Great batsman.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

Every one run loss is also a one run win.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

And here I thought it was that they both smoked pipes.

What do General MacArthur and Captain Paine have in common?

Not enough sport websites have this kind of content

What do General MacArthur and Captain Paine have in common?

I find it incredibly flattering that someone thinks I have a university degree. I must be writing heaps good.

It's time to break our exhausting addiction to 'What Warnie Reckons'

How dare you call me a journo.

It's time to break our exhausting addiction to 'What Warnie Reckons'

Bit unfair, Don. He doesn’t always talk about pizza toppings. Sometimes he talks about chips.

It's time to break our exhausting addiction to 'What Warnie Reckons'

I didn’t write it with my mouth.

It's time to break our exhausting addiction to 'What Warnie Reckons'

I don’t think anyone’s ever argued to the contrary.

It's time to break our exhausting addiction to 'What Warnie Reckons'

Good comment, Matt. I agree with the last point particularly: Paine’s average didn’t really ever get raised to prove he was an all-time great: rather it was generally a retort to those who put him down as if he were a wicketkeeping Glenn McGrath.

Tim Paine is not the wicketkeeping messiah with the bat

A Border statue outside every test venue? I say a Border statue IN every test venue, on the field, looming over the pitch. Catches taken from rebounds off the statue count.

Ashes Scout: Warne's Starc stats behind axe call as Lee backs paceman, Botham wins Border dispute

Well, there you go. Another case solved through the power of Statistics.

Tim Paine is not the wicketkeeping messiah with the bat

Jardine, though a thoroughly unpleasant human, was a decent bat and to his credit a tough bastard. Hit a great hundred against the Windies when Martindale and co served up a little Bodyline to him.

Australia needs a captain who's handsome (but not too handsome): Step forward, Watto

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