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keith hurst

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Joined July 2018









Here’s the problem. Shane Warne is an insightful commentator and at times makes brilliant comments. But Shane is a larrikin and sometimes can’t help and show his bias whether for the Renegades, Victoria or Australia. the ABC would try to fit him into the mould a little more, but Fox sees the entertainment value in a vibrant and interesting coverage. For the viewer it means that we have to endure in-jokes that we don’t understand and hilarity that goes over our heads. But given some of the boring channel 7 commentary that wee have had to put up this year I want to watch and listen to Shane.

Keith Hurst

Iconic commentator slams Shane Warne over 'disrespectful' coverage

The W league final is getting as much attention as the media wants to give it. To say Mike should not write about the FFA shambles because of the final is nonsense. This is a newsworthy story that has a long way to go. Go Mike!

FFA have lost control of a narrative now threatening to consume them

Nice idea Paul
I understand your point, but although it may work in codes of football, I have not seen it work very much in cricket , where the difference between attitude and performance doesn’t always work. There are exceptions. If Sean Marsh played in Tests like he does in ODI’s or T20’s he would be more successful.

Are Ponting's World Cup comments a help or a hindrance?

Thank you Jordan

Why can’t the FFA come clean?

Roar encourages everybody to express their opinions, but surely it is not too much to ask that the opinions be understandable and in some way justified by the facts.
You are obviously not happy with the game. OK I got that: but not only don’t you cl;early articulate the problems your conclusions don’t make sense either.
Maybe Phil understands it. I don’t

Keith Hurst

Is the game dying or already dead?

The board in an attempt to cover their potential liability is going to blame its employees for this act. but the President was very prominent at the time. What will happen to him? You will see someone’s head will roll but not the directors.
But it is unlikely that Alen Stajcic will get his job back.He will have to be satisfied with a hefty payout from FFA.

Keith Hurst

Why can’t the FFA come clean?

Every year commentators eat their words when they forecast the end of the Swans playoffs run. Enjoy the meal
Keith Hurst

My 2019 AFL ladder prediction

Every year commentators forecast the end of the Swan’s run of Playoffs appearances only to eat their words. Enjoy the meal.

Keith Hurst

My 2019 AFL ladder prediction

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but yours is wacky. Why not suspend them for life?. Will that make you feel better?
You seem to be saying that we would be better off without them. But if they are in form they are the best in the squad.

A golden opportunity: Don't pick Smith and Warner


There is no question that your comments on Starc’s form are accurate. However your suggestion that he should be dropped is just the uninformed sort of comments that have been bedeviling Australian cricket since Durban. Oh he has 200 Test wickets. drop him anyway put someone else in who has 6 wickets.
By all means try to increase the depth in our bowling attack because as we know injuries are just around the corner, but to discard him after a lack-lustre summer is folly.

Keith Hurst sports fanatic

What does Mitchell Starc have to do to be dropped?

Except for Finch who has lost his bearings at the moment, our ODI team put up a solid batting performance. I would have liked to see a little flexibility in the batting order with Maxwell in after the fall of Marsh’s wicket but 288 seemed a defendable total.

The big surprise was the excellence of Richardson and Behrendoff. Blooding new players is always good especially with your top bowlers rested.

More please.

Keith Hurst. Sports fanatic

Richardson and Handscomb star in ODI win over India

The Pucovski pick should not be an experiment but an investment in the future of Australian Test cricket. The selectors must give him a good opportunity to get used to the International game. Sri Lanka without Mathews is a good opportunity and a learning tour of UK is a must.

Picking Renshaw when apparently out of form is also an opportunity for him before the Ashes. He is at this time the best contender for Warner’s partner as opener. Keep the faith and don’t panic if there are a few low scores.

But Siddle must have been picked to cover a mass attack of measles among all of the bowlers. There can be no other explanation.

Keith Hurst – sports fanatic

Will Pucovski must be a two-year commitment, not a two-Test thought bubble

His latest exploits are not very impressive

Australia vs India: Where did it all go wrong?

I can’t understand the point you make about league union and AFL. All are now professional sports where money rules.

Australia vs India: Where did it all go wrong?

South Africa were not relying on him steady the side. They had a number of great players at the time

Australia vs India: Where did it all go wrong?

Funny! The whole Australian cricket public thinks they were.

Australia vs India: Where did it all go wrong?

Why are these changes so surprising. Both Finch and Mitchell have failed repeatedly in the last 6 Tests. The selectors had to do something or they would be criticised for repeating the same mistake over and over again.

If this doesn’t work more changes will be made for the Sri Lanka Tests.

Keith Hurst sports fanatic

Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh set to be dropped for Sydney Test

David you must be right. Legally it is not justifiable to withhold contract payments unless their contracts have been validly terminated. I do not remember reading that CA did this.

Therefore any attempt to start from scratch with these players would be a breach of their existing contract and would lead to a substantial claim for damages by the players.

Keith Hurst sports fanatic and lawyer

What's wrong with the baggy greens?

You have to feel sorry for the selectors as no one is putting their hands up for selection.

But you don’t recycle duds, you carefully introduce younger players and persevere with them. This should be done for the Sri Lanka tests, not SCG.

Renshaw must come back as the long term partner for Warner,

The Australian selectors are grasping at straws adding Labuschagne to the SCG squad

The lost art is not batting but irony. This article is soaked with it.
But seriously folks, all of the commentators are right. Until you have a serious first class back up to Tests it is unlikely that we will produce Test bats. It doesn’t always work. Look at Matthew Renshaw who killed them in England them came back to Australia and nothing!
Next year make sure that T 20 runs behind not in front of Shield cricket, more “A” tours keep the pathways open and sit back and hope. We may have to wait a few years but soon we will be producing centurions again.

Keith Hurst sports fanatic

Failing Test batsmen ordered back to Big Bash to "spend solid time in the middle"

Great comment

Keith Hurst

Rating the Fox Cricket commentators

Rubbish! You obviously know nothing about television and how to present a sporting event.

Rating the Fox Cricket commentators

Here is the problem! Fox’s timing was bad for everybody but Fox. If the MCG had not served up such a dud wicket we would be all talking about the cricket not old news.

What can Warner say that won’t bury him further?

Let it go don’t hound Warner but just get on with the season.

Keith Hurst

Bancroft’s BBL return must force CA clarification on Warner

Talk about a weak article, what is your response?

My first draft had rating scores, but I considered that my own figures are irrelevant to my comments on them. Choose your own figures.

As for being sexist, Isa impressed me not Brendan. I am glad he rocks your boat.

Keith Hurst

Rating the Fox Cricket commentators

I feel depressed when I heard Bancroft seem to say that ball tampering is equal to not fitting in to the team. Forget culture I would like to think that a grown man of 25 would know the difference between right and wrong. Although not a crime, ball tampering is against the rules and spirit of the game, not fitting in is a social problem. I have lost whatever respect I had for Bancroft.

Keith Hurst sports fanatic

Cameron Bancroft reveals Warner's involvement in ball-tampering saga