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Morgan Popham

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We'll prosper despite NRL penalty: Sharks

Absolute joke isn’t it? The club putting these players long term health at risk and they get fined $1million and that’s it?

The Sharks should have been kicked out of the comp for at least to years and then relocated after that.

Flannagan should never be able to coach again and the players involved banned for at least 2 years each depending on severity.

I know some will say its not the players fault but they are responsible for what goes into their body

NRL's Sharks sanctions nothing more than a slap on the wrist

Legend

Zabeel retired from stud duties with 43 G1 winners

KP’s batting has been diabolical this summer. Getting caught on the boundary trying to save a game? that’s inexcusable really.

In saying that he will play but I agree his career is on the line but scoring a ton in a dead rubber is that really acceptable where were the runs when it mattered?

Should England ring the changes for Boxing Day?

Get rid of the club completely. That’ll teach them. Then ban the players involved for a couple of years.

BREAKING: NRL announce Cronulla Sharks sanctions - $1m fine, suspensions

Watson doesn’t help himself by acting liking a goose on the field.

Good player at times but is not really a top 4 batsman and should be bowling more overs.

Will keep his place though, no doubt.

The worth of Watson: He's better than you think

Hi AlanKC, I’m not English, don’t like either team just calling it as I see it.
And hey you were the one that said it, I only alluded to it.

Sledging: It's just not cricket

I guess it just goes back to the Aussies heritage. Why were they sent to Australia again?

Sledging: It's just not cricket

Disagree about Hussey only scored 19 tons. Didn’t play enough matches only 79 and retired too early (Clarke’s fault if you believe the rumors)

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

Younis Khan deserves a mention.

Interesting list

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

Fair call Frankie Hughes.

I’d love to hear of all the batsmen playing test cricket which ones do you regards as ‘great batsmen of the modern era’?

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

I’m sorry last time I checked Bangladesh was a test playing nation?

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

Hughes and Warner opening is a pretty hit or miss partnership its going to be rocks or diamonds, both are similar attacking loose players. Warner needs a more solid steady partner.

Hughes should replace Watson in South Africa

Agree

Selecting cricket's Gentleman's XI

‘Pup’ is in form Cook isn’t. That can be enough to sway averages.

I guess we need to wait till the end of their careers to compare averages.

You are entitled to your opinion though and it’s obvious you are a huge Michael Clarke fan.

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

“As I said if you play enough matches, you’ll score enough runs. ”

That doesn’t make any sense, Cook and Clarke have played the same amount of matches, Clarke has 7940 runs and Cook has 7883 runs, pretty similar.

Your argument was that ‘Pup is on of the great batsman of the modern era Cook isn’t’ Yet their stats are very similar.

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

An easy intro against India? 4-0 a few months ago ring any bells? Granted in Aussie is a different scenario but come on.

I’d go with Hughes over Watson aswell. No doubt Watson will score a hundred in a dead rubber again to keep his place.

Hughes should replace Watson in South Africa

Sangakarra, Lee and Flintoff were or are massive sledgers on the field but gents off it, is this more of a ‘off field’ gentlemans XI?

Selecting cricket's Gentleman's XI

I think that SA aren’t far off the All Blacks at all and neither are other sides including England, France and even Australia. We saw this year with the results there weren’t too many blowouts by the AB’s. I believe a few of the All Blacks older players are on the wane as written in my article being Carter, Woodcock, Mealamu and even McCaw. If these players are kept on or replaced with younger and inexperienced players means either way the All Blacks will be vulnerable in 2014 and especially 2015 paving the way for the Springboks to take over the number one ranking, if they are good enough.

Innovation required to beat the All Black Goliath

Agree I’d have Lyon ahead of Hayne in a heartbeat.

Is SBW really the best on the planet?

The New Zealand Sportsman of the Year nominations were put forward yesterday and Sonny Bill Williams was not part of them yet Kieran Read (the IRB International Player of the Year) was. Is this yet another snub of Rugby League or just a realistic view of Leagues impact worldwide?

Is SBW really the best on the planet?

Don’t agree with JWH in there, he didn’t stand up at all at the World Cup. Would have Scott well ahead of him.

Is SBW really the best on the planet?

If you want to cheerlead for the Aussies by all means but don’t let your biased get in the way of one of the great players of this era. Cook is the youngest ever player to pass 7000 runs beating even the immortal Tendulkar. Clarke and Cook have both played 99 tests with Clarke having scored 26 tons and Cook 25. Stats don’t lie.

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

I believe he is already in that category. He needs to maintain these statistics for the next 6 or 7 years which could prove difficult, especially if he has the captaincy to worry about.

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth

Thanks for mentioning that Muttonman, a great achievement by both players and you’re right will add an extra dimension to the game.

Clarke and Cook's legacies may be defined by Perth