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Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:33 am
by Bogratsteve
Aussies 23/5 after 6 or so overs, so they are lucky yet again

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:19 am
by Bogratsteve
50/9 sack the entire team

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:26 am
by mikkyx
I'm not usually a fan of cricket but even I have to ask: what the fuck is going on? :lol:

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:28 am
by Bogratsteve
mikkyx wrote:I'm not usually a fan of cricket but even I have to ask: what the fuck is going on? :lol:

They read Darlo Pete's opinion of them and thought what a load of shite, we will show him

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:33 pm
by Darlo_Pete
England can only play the team that is in front of them, obviously the Aussies haven't turned up today.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:20 pm
by comeondarlo
Oz 60 all out.

New England 32 for 1.

Loving watching New England

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:21 pm
by Darlogramps
Darlo_Pete wrote:England can only play the team that is in front of them, obviously the Aussies haven't turned up today.
Do you stand by your original assertion that England are rubbish, aren't in the same league as Australia and should give up international cricket?

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:32 pm
by darlo_baron
Surely Pete is a troll to come out with this stuff.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:55 pm
by Bogratsteve
Darlo_Pete wrote:England can only play the team that is in front of them, obviously the Aussies haven't turned up today.
Seriously, do you actually believe the stuff that pops up in your mind enough to type it down? For once admit you are completely wrong and England have a decent team

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:14 pm
by Darlo_Pete
It's like if we beat the bottom side in our division 10-0, it doesn't automatically mean we are a great side. The aussies are clearly pants at the moment and would struggle to beat Darlington RA on their current form.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:24 pm
by loan_star
Darlo_Pete wrote:as we are just not in the same league as the Aussies.
Darlo_Pete wrote:The aussies are clearly pants at the moment and would struggle to beat Darlington RA on their current form.
:think:

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:34 pm
by Bogratsteve
Darlo_Pete wrote:It's like if we beat the bottom side in our division 10-0, it doesn't automatically mean we are a great side. The aussies are clearly pants at the moment and would struggle to beat Darlington RA on their current form.
I have never seen such contradictions in one thread in my life, Aus are good, Aus are bad....... please make your mind up, must take you hours to get dressed in the morning

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:44 pm
by comeondarlo
Bogratsteve wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:It's like if we beat the bottom side in our division 10-0, it doesn't automatically mean we are a great side. The aussies are clearly pants at the moment and would struggle to beat Darlington RA on their current form.
I have never seen such contradictions in one thread in my life, Aus are good, Aus are bad....... please make your mind up, must take you hours to get dressed in the morning
:lol: :lol: :lol:

It's those big shoes and the face paint that use the time up!

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:40 pm
by lo36789
Yet if England have a bad day we should give up on international cricket?

I similarly don't really watch cricket but today all I could think of was darlo_petes post.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:18 am
by Darlogramps
All being good, today we should wrap up the series.

Got to admit I, along with the vast majority England supporters, didn't expect a series win. And certainly not in such an emphatic fashion.

There are still some issues. Our batting (minus Joe Root) is too brittle, we're short of a quality spinner and I worry about the strength in depth, particularly in the bowling department.

But Trevor Bayliss seems to have instilled confidence and positivity since coming in.

It's certainly a much better situation than we were in after the World Cup.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:30 am
by Bogratsteve
Agreed on those points, just great to see us regain the Ashes.

Hopefully Stokes & wood can develop more and be the mainstay with Broard for a few years.

The spinner is more concerning short term

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:12 am
by comeondarlo
Darlogramps wrote:All being good, today we should wrap up the series.

Got to admit I, along with the vast majority England supporters, didn't expect a series win. And certainly not in such an emphatic fashion.

There are still some issues. Our batting (minus Joe Root) is too brittle, we're short of a quality spinner and I worry about the strength in depth, particularly in the bowling department.

But Trevor Bayliss seems to have instilled confidence and positivity since coming in.

It's certainly a much better situation than we were in after the World Cup.
This is better! Proper cricket fans chatting, those who know what they are on about.

I can't disagree with you on any of the points.
On the batting situation, I agree but the New England approach is always going to cause problems every now and again. I think we've got it about right tbh.
The spinner is a big problem, we need to get some International game time into Rashid. Prehaps if we win this test we can't put him in for the final test.
On the bowling, we've still got Jimmy to come back in! Footitt is decent but maybe not quick enough.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:43 am
by Darlogramps
comeondarlo wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:All being good, today we should wrap up the series.

Got to admit I, along with the vast majority England supporters, didn't expect a series win. And certainly not in such an emphatic fashion.

There are still some issues. Our batting (minus Joe Root) is too brittle, we're short of a quality spinner and I worry about the strength in depth, particularly in the bowling department.

But Trevor Bayliss seems to have instilled confidence and positivity since coming in.

It's certainly a much better situation than we were in after the World Cup.
This is better! Proper cricket fans chatting, those who know what they are on about.

I can't disagree with you on any of the points.
On the batting situation, I agree but the New England approach is always going to cause problems every now and again. I think we've got it about right tbh.

The spinner is a big problem, we need to get some International game time into Rashid. Prehaps if we win this test we can't put him in for the final test.
On the bowling, we've still got Jimmy to come back in! Footitt is decent but maybe not quick enough.
I agree about Rashid. I'd like to see him get a chance at the Oval. The only danger with that is a refreshed Australia with nothing to lose decide to go after the new guy. Exactly that happened to Simon Kerrigan in the last series.

But we do need a quality spinner, otherwise we'll struggle, particularly away from home where the flatter pitches don't offer as much to fast bowlers.

With the batting, no Englishman, other than Root, has scored a century this series. They all need to step up, particularly the top 3. I hope we stick with Lyth too. We've gone through too many openers since Strauss retired. Repeatedly chopping and changing is no good.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:45 am
by joejaques
As Mr. Zimmerman said, "It's all over now, Baby Blue". :roll:

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:20 am
by comeondarlo
Well there we have it!

The rubbish England cricket team (who should give up) get a flukey Ashes win over the Aussies!

Come on New England, let's make it 4-1.
Grind them Aussies into the dirt.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:28 pm
by Quakerz
Darlogramps wrote:I've said before, Darlo_Pete doesn't believe most of the stuff he writes.

It's deliberately over-the-top or nonsensical in order to get a reaction. Quite sad really.
He's always been the same Gramps, always. Since forever. And no he doesn't believe half of the stuff he writes, he just likes to "provoke debate" and it amuses him.

It is physically impossible for any human to be as clueless about everything as Pete pretends to be.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:22 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Normal service is resumed. :lol:

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:15 pm
by Bogratsteve
Darlo_Pete wrote:Normal service is resumed. :lol:
When there is nothing to play for there arses stay intact!

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:12 am
by Darlogramps
Darlo_Pete wrote:Normal service is resumed. Image
Yep, you're still contradicting your previous arguments. I thought one swallow didn't make a summer?

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:16 pm
by Darlo_Pete
England were feeble. Not my words, but the words of a 5 Live Commentator.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:54 pm
by al_quaker
Yes but over the whole summer we've done very well. It's a young side with plenty of talent, but a lack of consistency. The challenge for the team going forwards, in all formats, is eradicating those days where everything goes wrong.

I normally think you get a hard time on here Pete, but you are being a right plum on this

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:37 pm
by Darlogramps
All things considered, it's been a positive summer for England.

Wins in the Ashes series and the ODI series v New Zealand, as well as the test series draw v the Kiwis is much better than most would have thought possible at the start of the summer.

Even a 3-2 ODI series defeat to world champions Australia isn't a disgrace.

On top of that, there've been steps towards a much more positive way of playing cricket, with more aggression, particularly against New Zealand.

There's still fragility in the batting and the side needs to become more consistent.

But given the position of English cricket after the World Cup six months ago, it's in a much brighter position and the summer on the whole can be regarded as a successful one.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:56 am
by Darlo_Pete
al_quaker wrote:Yes but over the whole summer we've done very well. It's a young side with plenty of talent, but a lack of consistency. The challenge for the team going forwards, in all formats, is eradicating those days where everything goes wrong.

I normally think you get a hard time on here Pete, but you are being a right plum on this
It's alright Al I've got very broad shoulders, you need them on here sometimes.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:33 pm
by Darlo_Pete
England pretty poor again against Pakistan.

Re: The Ashes

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:33 am
by joejaques
Darlo_Pete wrote:England pretty poor again against Pakistan.
And how good are Pakistan in England, Australia or South Africa? :roll: