I Dont' Like Cricket, Oh No, I Love it, Yeah

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  1. JohnStoppafarty

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    I like watching golf when people far better at it than me are playing.
     
  2. Bazal

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    Now that I can agree with.

    Except golf. Any sport I suck at automatically sucks.
     
  3. Gary Gutful

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    This is an Internet forum. You can be a genius at all sports.

    One day I’ll share the story about how I smashed a century off 30 balls and then took 8/11 in devastating spell.
     
  4. JohnStoppafarty

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    Sounds familiar.
     
  5. TheParraboy

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    Here is Gary batting on his way to that ton








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  7. JohnStoppafarty

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    There was 2 versions of Freddy Truman's Test Match. The first one (the one pictured) had a light weight bat. The revised edition had a large weight at the bottom of the bat on the back side to make the ball go longer and faster. That pic is missing the boundary barriers.
     
  8. strider

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    Didnt the heavy bat you are talking about have a string to control the batter which made it a bit hard?

    We used to set it up on a table with a slope so that the ball "swung" when it was bowled
     
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  9. Suitman

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    I must be an outlier here but I like Justin Langer. Always have.
    I believe he is a deep thinker and he is certainly massively passionate about the game.
    I think he was the right choice over Gillespie. Not sure who any other candidates were.
    He certainly isn't a space cadet. He talks slowly and thinks deeply about his answers. He might sound dumb but it doesn't mean he is.
    He also has a deep passion to see the game move forward in a positive way, and I believe he would instill the correct culture into our national team which let's face it, has got out of control in the past 5 or so years.
    I anoint his appointment.
     
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  10. Twizzle

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    if you're referring to sledging he wont stop that, he referred to it as just banter and a bit of fun on an interview on ABC 7.30 last night
     
  11. Gary Gutful

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    Sledging itself isn't the issue. You can play aggressively and give a bit of verbal but still play fair and represent your country in the right way.

    I'm glad Langer doesn't appear to be taking a knee jerk reaction.
     
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  12. JohnStoppafarty

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    It sure did have a string.
     
  13. TheParraboy

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    well said mate

    Makes 2 of us
     
  14. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    I don't have a problem with Langer's appointment, but relative to Gillespie, what do you reckon his advantages are (other than the fact that Gillespie probably wasn't available).
     
  15. I'm a loser baby...

    I'm a loser baby... Coach

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    No mullet.

    How easy is winning the internet? Loosers
     
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  16. Twizzle

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    for some reason coaches are generally batsmen so thats Dizzy f**ked

    the brown nosed garden gnome was being groomed for this for ages if you believe the media reports over the years

    I think he'll be a lot like Buchy, very much the statistician and all about the head space and being mentally tough rather than looking at old fashioned hard training and improving the technical aspects of the players (muck like Bob Simpson) , Buchy got away with it because he had a gazillion specialists coaches for each discipline not to mention some of the best players ever
     
  17. Bazal

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    I think Buchanan was before his time in a lot of ways. He was a very astute coach but still had a lot of players who didn't appreciate that approach.

    Langer could be a success if he takes that approach with modern players and has the right staff around him
     
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    Being mentally tough is crucial.

    We have the right coach then

    JL was not a gifted batsman. But mentally he was strong, I would have thought that is what the side is crying out for.
     
  19. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Otis Gibson hasn't found too much of a problem getting coaching jobs. Bayliss was an allrounder. And Dizzy scored a Test double century anyway.
     
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  20. JohnStoppafarty

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    Greatest test double century of all time. Who cares if it was Bangladesh?
     

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