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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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I wouldn’t have thought it was irresponsible, constant testing is possible. Caution is optimal, but sporting admins are protecting their brand by trying to avoid trashmedia headlines telling a hysterical toilet paper hoarding audience that a case was possibly found in the crowd at……Players on the other hand have medical units all over them.

Australia vs New Zealand ODIs to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus

You seem to be trying to hone your trolling and I’m not interested, so I’m over and out.

Game Over: Why Craig Foster's refugee campaign matters

I already made my comment.

Game Over: Why Craig Foster's refugee campaign matters

Read more widely, you’ll pick it up.

Game Over: Why Craig Foster's refugee campaign matters

Interesting you comment about asdumptions and assertions, but them about me. Many you’re railing about human nature as you ahree on the points I made. I acknowledged the human cost, but won’t pay anymore heed to Boochani as he was one of those Iranian queue jumpers who has used the suffering of others to further his career with his Victorian Arts and Literary award and accompanying tens of thousands dollars, his book proceeds and his CNN opinion pieces all fostered by civil libertarians who encouraged him amd others to remain in the closed Manus camp and refuse passage and financial assistance on its closure. I would say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, nor assume people you don’t know know nothing of the subject.

Game Over: Why Craig Foster's refugee campaign matters

Sebastian, you know as well as Foster and every thinking Australian that genuine refugees bypassed a number of countries which could accept them to pay smugglers to get to Australia. Exactly the same thing has been happening in Europe where refugees bought and discarded rubber dinghies on the Greek coast on their way to Calais to attempt to sneak into Britian. You also know that the genuine refugees were pushed backwards in the people smuggling queue by Iranian economic migrants taking advantage of the smugglers flow in an attempt to jump immigration – not refugee – queues. Sebastian, you also know that refugees in the camps of Manus & Nauru were offered upwards of $25,000 to relocate or return to their country. Many accepted those offers. Civil libertarians have dissuaded a large number of others not to accept, as THEY use them as political pawns to force a change to Immigration – not refugee – policy.

Sebastian, you and Foster both know that the stopping of boats has stopped the drownings which was a direct result of Rudd / Gillard and their inept policy.
Sebastian, you and Foster know that while Australia, as a rich country country, has navel gazed with social engineering and climate blame in the last decade, infrastructure has deteriorated to such an extent that it is struggling to cope with current population numbers. For example, Melbourne’s population has doubled since the last water storage facility was produced, but the arrogant Labor Premier of Melbourne stated only days ago, that building dams doesn’t make it rain. This despite floodwater in Victoria 3 to 4 times in the last decade being flushed out to sea. If that infrastructure isn’t produced then the cities can’t cope with in an influx of primarily unskilled labour, all whom eventually gravitate back to the major cities.
So you can blame Howard, Abbott and Morrison, but successive governments of both persuasions of all tiers have been at fault for actions, inactions and over reactions seen in this whole issue.
There is an individual face to every issue, but government is there to ensure they govern for the whole country and respond to the majority who elect them. The country’s citizens were appalled as innocent people drowned through desperation, many are appalled at civil libertarians using them for their agendas. The solutions have been provided, hard choices need to be taken, just as Australia has made the decision that we can’t take more than 160,000 people a year for ever.

Game Over: Why Craig Foster's refugee campaign matters

If it’s a gaggle of admins, I’m in.

Does the BBL deserve its own window?

No it isn’t more important than the national team. Australia should be playing ODI’S thru early January with a double header on Australia Day Sunday – Monday. The players know there’s nothing more important than playing for their country at home during peak holiday period. It’s now time for the administrator’s to support that. Those same kids will line up for an Aussie shirt and autograph.

Does the BBL deserve its own window?

Bardsley, Barnes Bradman, Boon, Border have them covered. Labuschagne, Love, Law and Lehman seems like a double hattrick for Benaud!

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

Certainly have some handy fast bowlers, but the B’s have a top 6 who could keep them in the field for a coupla days.

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

Australia will be at home against NZ.

Kiwis' big chance to end 35-year drought in Australia

The final hosting is supposedly a reward for ladder placement in an attempt to maximize crowd numbers. Commendable, I suppose, but with so many complimentary tickets it hardly matters. Mind you it was such a yawn by the end of the tournament, most people had decided there were better things to do! The quality of player is an interesting question. The comp isn’t enhanced by Steyn playing a game, but Internationally retired Shane Watson showed yesterday he still has something to offer at domestic slogball, so surprising he didn’t get a season. It has to be something to do with development and funds, surely!

The BBL is slowly but surely going downhill

Apparently you expect rare sporting talents to emerge as fully pc media performers with social graces designed in your image. Australia’s sports fields are populated by bogans who will learn lessons in public. Those lessons on how to behave are instructive to young people who idolise them. I’d say that’s a benefit to society. Warner and Ponting before him would’ve thrown punches in a suburb nightclub when on the circuit, they not only learned lessons by punishment, but also humiliation, which their public profile brings. So qwert, I wrote what I meant, just not what you decided I meant! You are also apparently the arbiter of transgressions. As I noted in my post, journalists aren’t trained, nor do they operate in glass houses. Warner having a ‘rant’ at the media is a pale imitation of the thousands of paragraphs criticising him and as an Australian, he has an inalienable right to free speech. CA might try to homogenise players through contract threats, but everyone has a right to defend themselves, call out hypocrites and those with an agenda. I believe he oversteps at times, but having a go at the trashmedia certainly isn’t a transgression.

Ball-tampering ban has made Warner even better

I’ve never seen a talented player who doesn’t have at least one recognisable flaw that critics can incessantly target, or bring up ad naesuem long after they’re gone. Sadly for sports people they often grow up and make their mistakes in public. Compounding that the trashmedia don’t learn their trade in glass houses and it’s now more than doubled down with opinion sites like this. Australian cricket is better for having both sides of Warner.

Ball-tampering ban has made Warner even better

So will Kohli who wasn’t banned despite video evidence, so will du Plessis who was caught twice, but interestingly that doesn’t get mentioned in every sentence about them, why is that? Is it because CA banned him for 12 months despite him not touching the ball, while du Plessis received the ICC one match ban they deem appropriate for the offence? Or is it because you’ve always thought he’s a tool and are going to bring it up for ever?

Ball-tampering ban has made Warner even better

No it’s Tiger O’Reilly

The Mankad: You know it makes sense

Seems to me Paul, that everything is expected to have a response these days and the default setting is the pc answer which the player / captain / coach feels the administrators will sanction. Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer.

The Mankad: You know it makes sense

Bat has to be on the ground behind the line to be not out for a run out, same applies. If a bowler has noticed a runner continually jumping the gun, then the bowler has every right to mankad without intent to bowl.

The Mankad: You know it makes sense

Pretty handy team.

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

Well said, it shouldn’t be too difficult to trail your bat through the crease at delivery. If a batsman can be half way down when the balls delivered, then let’s start letting the bowler do the same as he delivers it, or just get rid of the crease altogether!

The Mankad: You know it makes sense

I’m not disputing Smith’s quality. Ronan is the one who criticised the Aussie middle order, then conceded it was difficult for both sides due to the conditions, as evidenced after 6 innings, not 47 balls that he made an article out of a few days ago.

Australia thrash Proteas to take number one ranking

So after criticisms of middle order batsmen after one game the series proved that ‘As was the case for both sides in all three matches, batting got harder in the second half of the innings as bowlers took the pace off with a softer ball.’ The truth is always in the middle.

Australia thrash Proteas to take number one ranking

Personally, I was comparing Ronan’s descriptors of incredible & gentle with half a run difference. As for it being obvious for those 3, I believe if the selectors are true to their word of picking higher honours from domestic success, then it’s obvious those 3 & Stoinis are obvious contenders for the vacant spots from the just completed domestic 20/20. I also think their previous run production indicates them as obvious candidates to take advantage of wayward bowling, but with 2 sides out there it’s also possible for bowlers to bowl well and restrict form batsmen.

Marsh, Wade and Carey must be given time

Amazing what getting a regular game does for form, confidence and experience.

Kane Richardson finally flourishing for Australia

I think we’ve all been around long enough to know that comparing about 600 balls faced to 47 is definitely apples and oranges. If you said a batsman was underperforming from a sample size of 47 balls, you’d be criticized. Good on the bowlers for restricting them, as it’s fairly obvious to most of us that those 3 can fill the role given to them.

Marsh, Wade and Carey must be given time