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Retired at 50 Crows Fan. Also support Adelaide United and the Redbacks/Strikers. Fav Quote: 1 you knock back is 1 you will never get!

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The problem is that there is no Shield on when the Tests are being played so when a player runs out of form there is no current red ball form to pick from!
It is a scheduling issue.

No changing of the guard, but hard selection calls required for Australia

Welcome to Thom’s World!

Is this incident really worth the AFLW's longest-ever suspension?

The point is that, like Australia the Kiwis are rubbish and have ridden up the rankings by playing the likes of Pakistan and Bangladesh in short series.
The difference is that Australia has actually proven that they are better than NZ by beating them at every opportunity.
NZ on the other hand thinks that they coulda, woulda, shoulda be better than Australia … if only the winds would blow in the right direction.
One has walked the talk in the trans Tasman trophy. The other just talks!
Can you spot the difference?
😁 😂

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Been there done that Foxy but you keep fishing for that whitebait! 😊

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Woulda Coulda Shoulda.
The same story … over and over!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Depends upon the bowler. Someone who tosses it up could sprint off to become one of the gullys? 😁

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

So we will call it a draw on age (I suspect).
I am a fan of both Chappells as captain. Both were quite successful (stats to confirm please???).
David Hookes learnt his captaincy from Ian Chappell at both State and club (West Torrens) level.
Head was probably being groomed for the captaincy BUT he needed to hold his spot (and obviously didn’t).
For mine Moises Henriques has never set the world on fire with bat or ball AND he is almost 34 years old!
Now is the time for Australia to look to the future, not stop gap players that even of they succeed, they will retire in a few years.

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Coulda Woulda Shoulda. I hear a lot of that from the Kiwis.
I attended both tests on the last tour. We smacked them and they didn’t like it one bit!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

They would have to finish bottom for the next 3 years to get any “assistance” from the AFL.

How secure is every AFL coach?

Yawn!

How secure is every AFL coach?

Ridiculous suspension!

Is this incident really worth the AFLW's longest-ever suspension?

Yeh, that’s what the Kiwis have been saying for years. Not a lot of success though!
So many gunna’s they should have a strong army!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Moises Henriques shouldn’t have even been in the squad let alone be skipper one day (but he is from the right State). I do not understand why we are carrying a back-up allrounder (in case Green fails?).
I am a little older than you (I suspect) so I can recall Ian and Greg Chappell (yes both were excellent tactical skippers) and even Bob Simpson (upon his self imposed recall) as well as some of the lesser lights such as Hughes and Yallop who didn’t have a lot to work with in terms of talent. We also missed a couple of probably excellent tactical skippers in David Hookes, Boof Lehmann and or course Warnie!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Adelaide will have a couple of young players who want to go home to Victoria as well which will offer up some draft capital, no doubt.

How secure is every AFL coach?

I am not suggesting Paine shouldn’t have used Starc at all but if it ain’t working perhaps he should have tried something different? Labu, Smith, Green, Warner, Wade bowling with one trouser leg rolled up and his cap on backwards … Something different to break things up.
He is simply a poor captain (the worst tactician I can remember being in charge of Australia onfield)!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Bottom 4 is OK for Nicksy, but not wooden spoon bottom. That would spell the end for him. I believe that, apart from Adelaide, there are 4 other spoon contenders this year – North (the favourite for mine), Sydney and Hawthorn, with Collingwood’s internal and ongoing turmoil putting them in the mix as well.
I suspect Adelaide will concentrate on developing its young list and adding to it with early draft picks for a year or 2. They will then look to any players that want to return home to Adelaide from Victoria, or dare I say it, Queensland (especially the southern parts).
They have a couple of looming retirements and possible trades to cover as well (eg: Walker, Talia, McKay, Crouch the younger …).
There were some green shoots towards the end of last season but all will be lost if they start poorly again!

How secure is every AFL coach?

Nicks is probably safe unless the catastrophic 2nd spoon arrives. If that were to happen then the knives will be out (but North (early favourite for mine), Sydney and Hawthorn are all a chance or picking up the spoon as well I suspect).
I think Adelaide will look to develop the younger list they already have for a couple of years and as well as hit the draft (they will still have early picks, but probably/hopefully not #1). They will also lose a couple of older players over the next 3-4 years through retirements and trade (eg: Walker, McKay, Tahlia, Crouch II…).
They will probably be positioned to pick off the odd player who sticks his hand up to return to Adelaide (eg: Aaron Francis at Essendon or there are a couple of possibles at the Suns … (I hope that isn’t being racist 😁 )).
With respect to Carlton, they haven’t done anything for 20 years (not just the past 5). Has the “path” taken worked? Not so far, but the past 3 or so years may have improved the plight of their supporters.

How secure is every AFL coach?

True.
The lack of a declaration entrenched Australia’s doubts that we were good enough to bowl them out (which ultimately we weren’t).

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

It WILL Happen one day … probably … possibly!
Australia has been beaten by a better side this season, as NZ were last season!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Actually the captain usually does control the bowlers, so Yes, it is Paine’s fault re: bowling Starc for 34 overs over the 2 Day 5’s in Sydney and Brisbane! He should have left him down at fine leg. Perhaps bowl Green for some more (although he is not setting the world on fire as yet) or Labu …

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Oh yeh … NZ looked competitive last summer? 😂

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

So long as we are having a guess at potential outcomes, could a declaration have come earlier so as we had 2 genuine runs at them with a fresh bowling attack? Could India have batted with more fear if that was to occur (ie: you have to last 20 overs tonight and then we start again)?Everyone knew it was going to rain!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

So we agree to lose Lyon, Warner and Starc and look elsewhere (as they are the best that NSW has to offer)?

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

All I can go on is what happened just 1 year ago. Australia are not strong at the moment but NZ rarely beats Australia home or away!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Perhaps some players from other States need to get a run so as we can have a go at them as well?
NSW has been tried. Time to look more broadly.

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India