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Getting ‘backroomers’ to agree to what you’re saying is like asking architects to consider cars in their designs.

Should Cricket Australia adopt the seven 'P’s instead of a bowling rotation policy?

“Workload “management” has generally backfired. While bowlers need to be fresh, they also need to be bowling. Pre-arranged rotations, limiting nets to virtually no work at all, keeping fresh bowlers out of the Shield because they are needed later, these have all been detrimental. Just pick the best fit eleven. If someone is clearly tired, they aren’t part of that “fit” eleven for a match; otherwise just let them do their job.”
Absolutely, plus, you’ll never know who you may unearth having someone come in for a downed player. Don’t ask Thommo what he thinks of rotation unless you want the unmitigated truth. We are very conservative, in Australia, when picking a squad / team.

Should Cricket Australia adopt the seven 'P’s instead of a bowling rotation policy?

The only rotating the spinners need to do is to the ball.

Should Cricket Australia adopt the seven 'P’s instead of a bowling rotation policy?

At one stage he almost said “Grasshopper”

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

Nathan Jones is one of my fave footballers.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

I celebrated the 42nd anniversary of my 18th birthday a few months ago.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

I wished the Crows had got Fantasia. If his frame survives he’ll be good keep for the Bombers. From memory his dad was good reliable player.

Kane Cornes savages former team Port Adelaide for trading young star

Demonstrable? (He employed “everybody spreadout” fields.)
Clearly? (A last wicket stand with an all-rounder and a bunny). He was hands-off with bowlers rarely interacting with them intra-spell. His field placements were generally meandering with very little effort in focussing the field. Long periods of bowlers having little effect followed by helter-skelter changes that prevented wickets from being taken.
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You cannot be considered a great captain if you do not do what l identified (above in my previous post). Not because l suggested it but because it is an essential building block facilitating a culture of winning matches. A captain can have no greater practical effect on a team than with the organization of the fielding and bowling.
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I have acknowledged what he has done well but these are lower down the totem pole.
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Former players mincing words about how well he did are keeping a weather-eye on their paymasters. The English commentators are damming him with faint praise. And Langer, extolling Paine, reminds me of Sheedy talking up Folau on his tragic AFL sojourn.
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I love being a polemiscist. 😂 😂 😂

Tim Paine finally breaks 13-year drought with his second FC century

It’s hard being a Sth Australian fan of cricket and Aussie rules atm……or the past 20 years.

Alex Carey's 'inexcusable' shot right before lunch leaves the Redbacks in tatters

I’ll stay on da occasional whiskey.

Kane Cornes savages former team Port Adelaide for trading young star

“How was his captaincy poor?”
Paul, he is clueless to setting a field and managing an attack. Commentators are there to make their broadcast look good. They are not there to tell you the truth. Bagging the actors, I mean players, doesn’t help revenues. We clearly lost many fielding sessions, ceding the advantage, by his compromised captaincy.
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My criteria for captaincy, good captaincy, is these parameters;

PRIMARY
1) Marshalling an attack
2) Setting a field
3) Marshalling an attack
4) Setting a field
(These things Paine has demonstrably, clearly failed)

SECONDARY
5) Leader of men (men’s team)
[if we were talking women I’d use the term “women” to identify l was talking about women]
6) Player confidante
7) Sounding good to the press
8) Making runs
(These things Paine has done well, some very well, some not so well but at least adequate)

Tim Paine finally breaks 13-year drought with his second FC century

I’d like to say sorry for all of us.

The biggest winners and losers from the early Sheffield Shield matches

I keep thinking of that Sting song:
“I’ll send an SOS to the world
I’ll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle”

'A disastrous outcome': Carlton blasted for trade period failures

In about 2080 Canberra will overtake Adelaide if my recall is correct. When I was born Adelaide was the 3rd biggest city, now 5th, and 6th when Canberra getz bigger.
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Canberra should be the 20th team for sure esp given the demographics

Where should the 20th AFL team be based?

SA needs a Myth Busters 2 hour special.

Kane Cornes savages former team Port Adelaide for trading young star

Perth will be volatile as per the booms/busts re mining. Cyclical volatility.
After everything WA has they have been found to have much of the world’s Rare Earths. Whereas SA just has dirt.

Where should the 20th AFL team be based?

Australia’s capitals:
Population Projections

Sydney
5m in 2016,
6m in 2029,
7m in 2042,
8m in 2055
Average annual growth 1.23%

Melbourne
5m in 2021,
6m in 2032,
7m in 2043,
8m in 2055
Average annual growth 1.44%

Brisbane
3m in 2028,
4m in 2047
Average annual growth 1.6%

Adelaide
1.5m in 2027
Average annual growth 0.83%

Perth
3m in 2028,
4m in 2042,
5m in 2055
Average annual growth 2.14%

Hobart
250,000 in 2034
Average annual growth 0.47%

Where should the 20th AFL team be based?

Cyclical. I was reading Bernard Salt, the celebrity demographer guy, about the population changes. Everyso often cities overtake each other.
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If you don’t like that obsession,
I have others

Where should the 20th AFL team be based?

Up there with the Crows and Blues.

AFL trade news: Brad Hill, Paddy Ryder, Jonathon Patton, Sam Jacobs and more

Flavour of the month?

AFL trade news: Brad Hill, Paddy Ryder, Jonathon Patton, Sam Jacobs and more

I think Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Charles Bronson would beat Watson, Funky, Blewett and North…in a game of cricket.
Heck, Coburn would run em all out by himself.

Marsh injury could bring Stoinis into Test frame

If it was tampering, it was the universally accepted tampering (you know, the England, India, S Africa, Pakistan type) because the Warner-instigated tampering attempt by Bancroft was a cut (ha ha) below the Keystone Kops. Ad hoc at best and not even at proto-type level development

Mitch Marsh mourns moment of madness

I was being a bit cheeky but I think we’ve mostly had wickys who bat a bit to varying degrees (Marsh, Healy & Haddin) and the odd ill-fateds like Zoehrer & Phillips.
I include Wickys as all-rounders chief among em Gilly, Boucher, Dhoni, McCullum and Sangakarra.
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My take on all-rounders is let em reveal themselves rather than go looking for em. Manufacturing them. Sometimes I feel like we are going through some stigmata process to get someone to fit the ideal. Its easier to get 6 batsmen, or women, and 4 straight up bowlers.

Marsh injury could bring Stoinis into Test frame

Many people are born with something that prevents them from pursuing a chosen field. This is just one of them. Everything in place except for one pesky detail.
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I must say how the (so-called) equal opportunity people have had their own policies come back to haunt them in a way they never invisaged.
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There are more differences than just the ‘upholstery’ in male and female. Brain ‘wiring’, red corpuscles, bone and muscle density, etc. Choosing your gender is not good enough. And it is men, with female physiology, choosing to be women that do it. Women with male physiology rarely choose to play in the men’s comps!!!
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Have a look at the women who pick up Silver and Bronze when beaten by a male who has made the transgression to female. Study their faces closely. That tells the story.

Is the Caster Semenya ruling a human rights violation?

Well if the USA is funding WADA, it’ll follow closely the Trump will put ‘provisos’ on it. You know he doesn’t spend US money without some angle on it for a good ol’ US of A promotion.
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More broadly the Olympics a dying the death of a 1,000 cuts.

Are the Tokyo Games in danger of no fair play?