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Despite claiming a brilliant sporting career cut short by numerous injuries, the truth is best summed up by my cricket record: batted 11, never bowled...

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Yep. I thought Marsh shouldn’t have been in the team. Well done Mitch. You’ve done the job in this innings. How your form continues.
Now… about that Siddle chap…

Humble pie all 'round as Mitch Marsh rips through England

Head for Marsh, Cummins for Siddle. Retain openers who are walking wickets. Why not swap out Smith for a department store dummy in a wig and a headband? I mean, we’ve done everything else we can to weaken the side…
What’s going on?
Oh hang on, I get it. Pressure is off. Series is won.
Time for a Marsh!
I’m goin full McGrath. Head shaking like a bobble doll.

Dropping Head for Marsh was a mistake

Absolute madness!

Fixing Australia's XI for the fifth Ashes Test

Great opportunity to get some Test experience for Neser.

Fixing Australia's XI for the fifth Ashes Test

T Rex?
Wow. Des and his loyalty knows no bounds. Massive risk.

NRL Finals Week 1 teams: Hughes wins Storm halfback job, Sea Eagles drop selection bombshell

Burton did look good. Producing week in week out is the new challenge but he seemed pretty calm.

When will Penrith realise their potential?

There’s been some real finds this year. To’o, Naden, Kikau, Martin and Burns all look good. Kikau is too good – it took until the last game to develop a game plan beyond “throw it to Kikau”.
Maloney is a massive loss. Not sure if they have a clear cut replacement.
I agree that they’re a few years away yet. The never ending rebuild. Sounds suspiciously like a 5 year plan that goes for many more than 5 years…

When will Penrith realise their potential?

I’ll check it out. Thanks!

Seven talking points from NRL Round 25

Firstly- giant raspberries to all who won’t support the Roosters just because.
That said, if the jealousy-inducing Chooks get knocked out it’s because we see a Raiders/Eels grand final.

A bandwagoner’s guide to the 2019 NRL finals series

Well written Adrian – you’ve searched for some positives but there’s not been a lot.
You know their roster better than most – do you see some more recruiting happening? What do they need on their roster and who do they need to move on?

The numbers that prove the Knights' improvement

Well I did actually send Mitchell a link, but I don’t think he ever opened the message. That was pre the wheels falling off the Knights season.
I know I’ve had it my head for a while now. I actually try out my songs on my kids and if they wander around singing it subconsciously I know i’m on a winner!

Seven talking points from NRL Round 25

Thanks Baz!

Seven talking points from NRL Round 25

Thanks Scott! It was fun to make.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 25

Given the Knights season is over now’s the best time to share this – I said if the Mitchell Pearce led the Blues to a series victory I’d write a Redemption Story song.
Here it is:
http://noiseartcollective.bandcamp.com/track/redemption-story-2

Seven talking points from NRL Round 25

They are – as I fan I even said we should. https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/03/27/go-ahead-move-my-team/

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

Agree 100% with this matth! I don’t understand the love for Bancroft. Harris at least forced his way in through weight of runs in the Shield

Has Usman Khawaja played his last Test?

Head staying on!

Mitch Marsh Ashes recall would be farcical

Lol…
I’m shaking my head already to warm up just in case!

Mitch Marsh Ashes recall would be farcical

Did Joe Burns run over someone’s cat? He must have. Series is going down the toilet? Put in Burns. Does job when those around him are failing.
Next series… overlook Burns.
Anyhoo.
Marsh Marsh Marsh.
Yeah nah. I don’t even know why we’re looking. James Pattinson IS THE ALLROUNDER! He has a better Test batting average than Marsh (26.73 v 25.39) and significantly better Test bowling average (26.64 v 43.91). His technique with the bat is excellent at the minute and he provides an actual threat with the ball.
Playing him as the allrounder actually helps manage his bowling workload.
I swear I’m going to go full Pigeon McGrath post boundary if Marsh gets selected – i’ll shake my head so hard it’ll probably come off!

Mitch Marsh Ashes recall would be farcical

Hey ACS
Bring it on! I know there is some interest in cricket beyond Australian cricket. The thing is, if it is well written and an interesting topic you will find readers.
I know there’s an Indian contingent that follow the Roar, so there may be interest.
Try it out! I’ve written stuff about watching my then 8 year old play cricket, so if people will read that, they’ll read anything!
Good luck and look forward to it.
D

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Thanks mate for taking my comments in a good spirit.
Who knows – it might be the start of Stokes becoming the next English great and maybe in time people will remember his cricket rather than all the other stuff. Much like Ricky Ponting I guess.
I think it’s going to take a lot more than one innings, albeit a match-winning one.
While we might disagree I love your passion and will look forward to the next article.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Hey A-C-S
Congrats on your first article.
I’m in with Max a bit on this. It felt like a had a big serve of hyperbole with my weetbix this morning.
Great innings? Undoubtedly!
Transformative innings that marks Stokes down as one of England’s all-time greats? Umm… ease up tiger.
Spiritual experience that leads us all to apply life lessons from Stokes’s triumph over adversity (of his own making) to become whatever it was that we were meant to take from it? Nah.
Top innings and he rode his luck plus some poor bowling.
I’m glad it meant so much to you and thanks for sharing, but don’t be surprised that many of us don’t put it, or him, on the same pedestal.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Prior to this game I was a Paine fan and a Stokes disliker.
Paine had a shocker and Stokes a blinder.
Well played Stokes. Still don’t like ya though.

Stokes revives Ashes with extraordinary match-winning ton

Is that a minus F?
Fair call – he had a poor match with gloves, bat, field setting and even the toss. And that’s coming from an unabashed Paine fan.

The Liebke Ratings: Third Ashes Test

Harsh but hilarious!

Watch every glorious wicket as Australia skittle England for 67