The Roar
The Roar

Benjamin Conkey

Editor

Joined June 2008

336k

Views

164

Published

854

Comments

Video editor/manager on The Roar. Follow me on Twitter at @Conks425

Published

Comments

Hypothetical: England win the toss on Day 1 what does Joe Root do? Nasser Hussain 2002, Harmison 2006 first ball will be in his mind but it would still be tempting to bowl first with the lack of preparation from both teams.

Rain hampers England and Australia's Ashes preparations

0 for 34 off the first 11 overs today. Looks like the pitch has successfully been downgraded to ‘fill your boots’.

Ashes Scout: Marnus in cross hairs over walk off, reports of new rift in Aussie camp, Waugh's 'issue' with Bailey

You could argue that they did stand by Tim Paine four years ago when dealing with the matter internally and still making him captain. Whether that was the right or wrong decision is up for debate.

What does the Tim Paine scandal mean for Australia? Five burning questions after captain's bombshell

Fair enough but this article is all about the ramifications of the issue and there are many without actually talking about what Tim Paine did.

What does the Tim Paine scandal mean for Australia? Five burning questions after captain's bombshell

Thanks JGK. Fixed it above. Hard to spell out code when you can’t actually put in the code.

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

That’s all good apart from the asterixes you put in. I’ll fix it for you

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

Hey Rowdy, as I said above YouTube links will be moderated and take longer to approve as we don’t want the comment section spammed. I’ve had a look and approved a couple of yours.

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

The embed video is brand new and still undergoing testing. It won’t appear in google amp pages for example so still a bit to iron through.

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

I can’t actually show the embed code because the system thinks I’m trying to post a video if that makes sense.

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

In the comments section you can by using this code: ROAR_EMBED(vertical bar)Insert URL(vertical bar). (Note: an actual vertical bar character like this | )

We do moderate any YouTube links to prevent spamming but if it’s a relevant video it’ll eventually go through.

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

THAT catch by Mark Ramprakash was something else! Started the collapse.

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

Thanks Peter. That was a brain fade on my behalf. Mr Cricket is good but not time-shifting good. 🙂

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

Agree with the commentators and former players. I posted on my own channels about how getting mandatory vaccines to do your job is nothing new and focused on the ANZACS having that very policy back in WW1 despite what ‘freedumb’ protesters say about them fighting for their rights not to be vaccinated.

To be fair to Kyrie it doesn’t sound like he has protested this decision (other than that Atlantic quote) as far as I can see. It’s his choice not to get vaccinated. It’s a personal choice but that choice comes with ramifications. While it’s going to be a messy financial situation for the team it’s the correct stance to be firm on this.

'To hell with you': The reaction and ripple effect of Kyrie Irving's vax choice, and what's at stake

Thanks Olly. After last summer it almost doesn’t matter what a squad looks like on paper. India showed you can match it with Australia with patience and counter-attack. Joe Root will have to be the Pujara role. The question is who is going to take the game on?

How this 'battle hardened' England squad can reclaim the Ashes down under

It does have a bit of an April 1 feel about it.

There could be some very weird diamond ducks in the Big Bash with huge rule tweak

Also this not-so-super penalty kick by Laurie Daley. He was a long way out but fair spray off the boot.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

Thanks for the trip down memory lane Steve. Any one remember the tri series ‘state of origin’ between NSW, QLD and New Zealand? New Zealand had a chance to make the ‘final’ against Queensland but were denied after the siren by a very dubious offside call. Kiwis were crying foul about it and rightly so.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

The 5 minute warning was intense. I couldn’t handle it – had to get my own stopwatch out and try and pause when there was a stoppage.
Unrelated topic but it’s weird how the AFL app has a countdown timer but when you go to their website on live scores it’s count up. #firstworldproblems I know but it drives me insane.

Ten years on: Why Ten's AFL commentary still reigns supreme

Nice one HPR. Jack Leach averages 13 with the bat and has a highest score of 92 but his greatest ever innings is 1 not out in Headlingley.

India beat Australia on a thrilling final day in Brisbane and most of the plaudits went to Rishahb Pant for an aggressive 89 when it was Pujara’s stonewalling 56 off 211 balls that tired out the Aussie attack and made Pant’s innings possible.

So much context behind Test match batting which is why pure batting averages and runs scored are very much half the story.

How much is a run really worth? A tale of two Test matches

It appears to be more about quarantine requirements. Melbourne had to stay in their hotel for five days I believe before they could train back in Round 21. Melbourne vs Geelong/GWS game will be fine as they’ll just stay on at Optus Stadium after the prelim. The AFL is probably just being extra cautious with the other prelim should Adelaide get a case..plus all the dignitaries that will need to fly into Perth and potentially quarantine.

AFL grand final officially booted out of Melbourne for second straight year

Based on what Nine/Stan have done so far with rugby we’d assume that non-Aussie games will be exclusive to Stan.

CONFIRMED: Times set for The Rugby Championship double headers

To be fair to Nudge he does average 38 in Australia and no hundreds yet down under. If he can have a big Ashes series I think he deserves to start to have the ‘great’ conversations.

Malan hails Root as genuine Test great

He’s certainly had a lot of chances but so have a lot of Australian T20 cricketers. I think it’s more surprising that Carey was built up for years to be the next big thing and now he’s been dropped just before a big tournament. It’s a funny game. Not many thought Mitch Marsh deserved another chance a few years ago and now he’s Australia’s best T20 batsman (on recent form at least).

Bailey's first big call: Surprise selections as Australia names squad for the T20 World Cup

Only thing mentioned was that Sio ‘deserves his chance’ right at the end of the presser.

Dave Rennie clarifies Andrew Kellaway's All Blacks 'losing their aura' comments

They’ve been doing a daily Podcast on the ABC app. It’s great.

Is the Seven Network’s Olympic coverage hitting the spot or missing the mark?

close