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Best advice I ever heard; You learn nothing by talking. Your opinion only gets stronger when you consider another side of the topic. Anything less is just adding insult to injury.

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Struggling to fill a team if you have to include a chucker!

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letters Q, U, X and Z

Very true, Jeff. I’ve seen estimates of 12 – 18 months before opening national borders, hence Virgin looking for government relief. That leaves a sporting hole, unless you have your sporting memoirs ready to be serialised for monthly contributions!

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

Foxtel has Warne, mate. He’s doing the groundwork trying to get his favourites up, as he doesn’t have a direct link via Clarke, Smith or Lehman anymore!

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

Certainly true if your smart tv has a browser, not all do.

Why 'The Test' is a must-watch

Bowling on a ‘sticky’ was great revenge for opening bowlers, pasted to all parts on January roads! You couldn’t really run in and stay upright, but that wasn’t necessary anyway as you adhered to the advice of every oracle in a 20 kay radius when you ‘let the wicket do the work’. Nothing scarier than a good length ball rearing at the throat, nothing more enjoyable than delivering it off a coupla paces. It certainly beat dragging covers, mind you by that time if there was still a bit of cloud cover, bowlers are charging out there to get a bit more swing if possible.

Cricketing quirks: The rain delay

What’s this team mate? It has four of the players mentioned in the article anyway and the others don’t fit the criteria set out by the author! If you want Jones, McDermott and Slater who don’t fit the criteria, you may as well have gone for Woodfull, Bradman and Miller!

Australia's born-too-early T20 XII

Ever heard of Steve Smith?

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

The bonus in footy is you can’t kick off the wrong foot, Matt, but he was a ruckman not a permanent forward who have the best chances of 5 or more.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Just on a tangent here, George Young a century in the Shield and a bag of 10 in the VFL! Who else has done that? I’m guessing Laurie Nash is a walk up and Roy Cazaly a possible, but does anyone know?

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Great read, thanks for sharing.

Who says you should never meet your idols?

What’s all that about?

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

Every sports nuffy surely has a dvd or 50 of their favourite sports given to them by Aunt Hilda for their birthday \ Christmas? If you cam find the dvd player or get it to work drop a short critique of one of tnem. Why it’s great, why it’s dated, why it evokes a memory, why the other half ‘accidently’ used it as a coaster. I’m sifting thru a few as we speak!

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

You’re describing Foxtel & Kayo’s business model!

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

Thanks Paul, I’d hate to be the tour manager trying to wrangle that lot! I think Zampa could get a run in future too and Greg Matthews wouldn’t look out of place, but no way he’d displace Merv.

Australian cricket’s great entertainers squad

When the intangibles disrupt the almighty pursuit of the pound!

It is interesting though when hypothetical questions are tested for real. There’s often been queries as to what impact empty stadiums would have on atmosphere for purely televised sport and the AFL would’ve found out in a coupla weeks how fans will watch anything, but spectators need stimulation. No roar from a crowd to denote a goal, or umpiring howler makes for insipid viewing. Anyone who’s watched a great innings in Sharjah, or Dubai can attest to that as the lack of crowd involvement changes your viewing. You could only imagine trying to initiate a new slogball ‘product’ with no immediate response to the action!

COVID-19 poses a real threat to English cricket

Certainly is unchartered waters. Waiving or reducing renewals is most likely. Direct debited gym memberships are going to be interesting as patrons who can’t or won’t use facilities as they can’t trust equipment is sanitised properly during a contact virus issue. But these are first world problems when millions will be in the situation of no or rudimentary medical help. Stay tuned, stay home, stay smart.

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

ODI cricket world cup final 2015.

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

https://www.cricket.com.au/acf

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

Amazon prime is $69 a year to watch on every device, after a one month trial. For a one off $60 you can buy an Amazon firestick to receive the service to a smart tv. It is easily one of the best value streaming services. It’ll turn up on free to air eventually though, so hang on for that if you like, it is an excellent eye opener and shows what an honest, class act Tim Paine is.

Why 'The Test' is a must-watch

It’s a buy in price, priority seating without the mad rush, dining room and bar service. Each to their own mate, it’s what makes the world an interesting place.

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

Great evocative piece, Mark. I too love my sport and my favourite stadium, the G. I have been in a deafening bay 14 for Lillee’s last over skittling of Viv and an even more deafening roar for Starc’s skittling of McCullum in the 2015 World Cup. By that time I’d graduated from the desire to join the banter towards whichever hapless tourist was sent to fine leg and cheer our spearheads as they rested. I’d learned that tier 2 at gully gave a great uninterrupted view from a height which also afforded full field perspective. As a CA member I took advantage of priority ordering and brought together nephews from Darwin and a brother from Hobart and we leisurely trammed our way to the G, watched the Aussies warm up in the nets and made our way to our second tier seats in the bay right next to the dignitaries in their identical seats. All that for the price of admission. I could never understand mates bragging that they’d finally been accepted for membership after having their applications lodged at birth. I’ve enjoyed some of the most iconic sporting moments and enjoyed them shoulder to shoulder with opposition fans, seeing the same passion from a different angle, all for the price of admission. Each to their own!

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

The mixed messages are the problem. The Chief Medical Officer of Australia is being slagged by the trashmedia, but he’s interpreting an ongoing and ever changing issue. Regardless, his advice is stay home. The AFL decision is ludicrous. The CEO being commended for playing, yet saying as soon as the first player tests positive it’ll change the decision is crazy. What if that player played Sunday, tackled opponents, touched the ball everyone else did, drank from common bottles, had his shoulder strapped, tests positive Monday? Where’s the common sense?

Let's be grateful that we have Gill

The season goes ahead with players on the bench being told by their officials to move apart from teammates they know are clear and elbow bump as congratulations. Meanwhile they tackle opponents and all handle a common piece of pigskin during a contact virus. The contradictions are obvious and again, the AFL is in the business of being SEEN to be sensitive to an issue. The problem is the contradictions would be laughable if they didn’t have long term ramifications for the individual. If the players are clear then ANY contact is fine isn’t it? If it isn’t then ACTUALLY lead by example, shut down for a month and educate your ‘constituents’ and ‘stakeholders’ that completely breaking contact is the sensible option rather than this embarrassment.

Let's be grateful that we have Gill

I agree Stoinis isn’t in the equation, but you showed Siddons FC record due to lack of internationals. Why not Stoinis? He’s a Shield winning player.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter S

That’s a bowling attack with elite strikerates to challenge the B’s batting lineup.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter S