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Well played, dunger !

Let's just make Mitch Marsh Test captain and be done with it

There are no “allrounders” in
Australia Ronan and nor there should be – if you cant win with 4 bowlers, 6 batters and a keeper, you’re not good enough. A part timer will make no difference and cost a specialist a position in the team. It just doesn’t work and is a negative mindset !

Bancroft, Labuschagne and Siddle in my Ashes XI

Must agree lads – it also means we revert to a grafter and a dasher as an opening combo – excellent, you cant have 2 dashers, especially over there.

Bancroft, Labuschagne and Siddle in my Ashes XI

Sorry mbp – ODI bears no similarity to test cricket – poor old Finch is disastrous at it and Carey’s turn will come. Paine hasnt put a foot wrong during a testing time and should be left alone !

Bancroft, Labuschagne and Siddle in my Ashes XI

Followed by “The Holy Grail”, Wayno and then bounce the ball ! (dont ever throw it up)

Who should perform at the 2019 AFL grand final?

It is certainly a powerful documentary and a piece well written Sean but is anybody able to address “the elephant in the room” without being labelled racist ? Why was Adam Goodes the only indigenous player to be booed, especially given the boys make up around 10% of the playing lists now ?

The Final Quarter reaction – I lost faith in Australia

Points well made Paul – what a breath of fresh air the boy is. All class !

Was Kane Williamson the right choice for player of the tournament?

Fair response Michael but let me check – are you saying that you are pleased with the Swans results since Franklin was recruited, bearing in mind that he was arguably the highest credentialled recruit the club has ever picked up ? BTW, I’m not really an expert lol.

Blues upset Swans at SCG

I AM a footy expert, Michael and the lads are right – the horse is finished ! A very ordinary coach who is going to do very well out of the current, and imminent, coaching vacancies. I summarise his coaching thus – he was given the most outrageously talented footballer (not just a full forward) to have played the game and has left him to wither on the vine. Imagine this athlete at chb or on a wing or ruck roving ? Just leave him at ff and bomb it in ! And now the boy is finished due to injury and father time so the chance has gone. Terrible coach !

Blues upset Swans at SCG

Good point Paul – he and Williamson were the best skippers for mine. His body language stays calm, even though, deep down, he knows he is going to be bowled through his wide open gate as soon he gets a good one.

Australia World Cup player ratings

“Turn things around”, Blacky – turn around to what – the boy cant play.

Australia World Cup player ratings

Points well made Handful, it’ll be interesting to hear Langer’s explanations. Those boys are not up to it and never will be. Smith, Carey and not much else ! Warner (until he gets a jaffa) and maybe Finch down the order. Gee we look thin for the Ashes imo !

Thoroughly outclassed, but Aussies can take heart in ODI revival

Don’t got too dramatic or excited Smudgey, (your last stanza is a pearler) whoever bats first will win the semi and the final – it’s all about building real pressure pal – and you can only do that when you have the runs on the board !

This is the Englishmen's moment of grandeur

True Bobbo – it’s one thing to be a star in a team of stars and quite another to be the only star and pick your team up and carry them. The difference between the 2 skippers approach to batting in a pressure situation was highlighted, for me, by Virat’s airy swipe across the line to the 2nd or 3rd ball he faced. Williamson would have left it.
Well played the Kiwis – bravo !

Kohli left to rues India's batting slump as Kiwis secure place in World Cup final

Amen, Baggy.

It's time for Glenn Maxwell to step up

That clinches it Ash, he’s finished for me. (did you take notice of his footwear – I’m thinking Crocs !)

Barrett’s Showdown comments are an indictment on the AFL media

Kicking for goal from a mark or free Jono. Hard to believe that no real improvement has been made in accuracy despite the professionalism of the modern game.

The one word that isn’t in an AFL umpire’s vocabulary

He’ll be coaching Colac – “couldnt coach pigs to be muddy”! (Mark Jackson)

Where will John Longmire be coaching in 2020?

I’m voting for you Sav !

Barrett’s Showdown comments are an indictment on the AFL media

Perfect reply James, from an obvious footy person ! The best umps I played under, by a mile, were ex-players. “Sorry lads my view was blocked” – priceless. Not many of the current crop have a “feel” for the game and that, along with set shots for goal, continue to be blights on our national treasure.

The one word that isn’t in an AFL umpire’s vocabulary

I thought the big fella had changed footy that night. Ordinary coaching by Hardwick, in retrospect – it wont happen again !

'We've all played one good game': Dal Santo 'sick' of hearing about Cox's prelim

Drawing a long bow to compare Langer and Lehmann, Brian. Both left handers whose surnames start with L and that is about it ! Not the sharpest tool in the shed is our dear old Boof.

Australia's success down to super coach Langer

Jeff – in your story above, you have Steve Waugh (NSW) with Tim May (SA) together during a game against WA – unless one of them was holidaying or commentating, it doesn’t add up – “please explain” !

Australia's success down to super coach Langer

Very good point Loco – we havent been able to achieve this in the current campaign and no skipper is going to give the other team first hit in the finals !

Bat first to win this World Cup

Yeah Paul- I dont think I had that much luck in my very modest opening career !

Bat first to win this World Cup