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    Cricket 38: Ashes Openers Crash and Burns

    It's hard to take since it is him and not someone else. He has been the most successful player (and probably the best paid, considering he played a few T20 tournaments) so he really doesn't have a lot of excuse. Some of the fringe players I can understand as they aren't as well paid and these players some times have to support their entire family/extended family with their income. Extremely disappointed right now. He just tarnished his legacy *tinfoilhat* The Bangladeshi part of me is suspicious at the timing of it so close to the strike negotiation where he was the lead from the players side. I wonder if BCB knew all along and this was just a show of powerplay. *tinfoilhat*
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    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Probably because he will be leaving in December. Eriksen in, Pogba out?
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    Cricket 38: Ashes Openers Crash and Burns

    Saffers got rekt. They need some serious rebuilding to do. Hopefully there are some good prospects domestically. It's not often that South Africa gets rolled over so easily.
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    Cricket 38: Ashes Openers Crash and Burns

    Blessing in disguise tbh
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    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    Fucking magpie breeding season has started in Aus, I've been jumping at shadows all week https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-16/magpie-swooping-attack--man-dies-near-woonona/11515246 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/16/cyclist-dies-after-crashing-while-under-attack-by-swooping-magpie edit: There is a nest in the park next to where i work. It's pretty visible from the footpath. You know you are in trouble when you can't see either of the parents in the nest. Cause one of those bastards are probably getting ready to swoop...
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Fucking Wade. Gets his 100 and is trying his best to get out. Absolute moron sometimes.....
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Man, what did Wade do to piss off Archer? What did i miss? Or is Archer still salty about the Hurricanes/Strikers switch comment from last match?
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    What a terrible shot (or lack of!). Not sure wtf he was thinking.
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Damn. A part of me was cheering for Denly to get that 100. Hopefully followed by a massive collapse!
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Denly has repaid the faith put in him this series. A good example of how sticking by a player can work out well......sometimes. Didn't work too well for Aussies though!
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Definitely the wrong decision to bowl. No doubt. England looked well placed to capitalise early on, but Aussies have tightened things up quite nicely. England is still on top when you think they've only lost 4 wickets. But a series of fragile batting performances hangs over their head. Root's bowled are at least somewhat justifiable as all of those were almost perfect deliveries. Lot more than some of Bairstows (Starc's one aside), Roys and Warner's, where it was just dreadful technique. More awful review from Paine. FFS. As the keeper he is in the best spot to see that and really should do better.
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Poor Root cops another nasty one. I thought it was a replay for a second!
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    Was getting worried there for a bit that Denly really was going to get a century! Joking aside, he has done really well. You can see the improvement over the course of the series. I think the Pom openers is mostly set now. Just need to give Denly and Burns the time to settle in. Specially Denly, as Burns looked pretty good so far.
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    thanks mate, Aussies really needed that
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    Cricket 37: Boycott's Grandma Probably Should Bat

    It shouldn't be all doom and gloom. A draw is still possible, but probably not too likely. What's the forecast for the last day? Stokes have shown himself to be a big game player and Leach is the new Wall. I reckon they need to move Leach up the order (at the very least before Archer and Broad). Looks more comfortable than most batsmen (of both sides!). Plus he will likely get the crowd off their seat. And they really need the crowd to show up like they did at Headingley. I must say, i am super surprised both Burns and Root got taken out so quickly. Either way, this is the time for that Denly century. Pax got a few bucks down on that for sure! lol Edit: I must admit, I feel for Root. He got out to some absolute gems this series. Not too much he can do about that.
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