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neu

Member since May 2009 • Last active Aug 2014

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    I meant it's embarrassing to threaten to break his arm because he clearly isn't going to, so he's just fronting. However it turns out Clarke didn't mean that at all, as RPM said.

    I was too quick to judge, it was fun while it lasted.

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    you have got to be joking?

    No. why have I got to be? how outrageous, sportsman are ruthless. Why does it matter what some guy says? it only matters if you react.

    unless you mean I'm singling out Aussies, of course I am, I'm English.

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    anderson is one of the worst sledgers out there. that's why he got a load of shit. the baiting in the press is a bit silly, but your boyscout captain took the bait instead of just ignoring it.

    Sledging is fine. Say what you want about someone if you think it will get to them. Slag off their wife, whatever, but saying you're going to break someone's arm is just embarrasing. It's not a football match. We all love to see a bit of lip round the crease, but players like Clarke ruin it for everyone.

    Just like his predecessor, Clarke gives passive aggressive interviews off the field and schoolboy bravado on it. Watson and Warner are the same.

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    ^^ The England dressing room smells of Lynx South Africa.

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    Clarke's got no class either. The Aussie dressing room probably stinks of Lynx Africa

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    I don't think Anderson is off form, or at least far from it, and Broad has bowled well. The ball and pitch reduced the swing available, but they could both still control a session.

    Johnson was all pace and bounce, he never swung it, but flinging it in at right angles seemed to help. On the plus side, he's never kept it up for a whole series. I remember Tremlett scaring Aus with rib bouncers, at least he can do it for more than a couple of sessions a year. Even without Johnson I doubt Eng could have put up a score. They're lucky Patinson still isn't fit.

    If they're going to win on flat pitches, they need to manage short 90 MPH balls and even consider playing four seamers (Finn, Onions, Bresnan). Dropping Swann at Perth wouldn't be a reflection on anything other than the pitch. Root can mix it up between them. Even then, it all depends on the batsmen coming out the blocks late again.

    Johnson will start throwing them wide before long. Not before doing a couple of photoshoots of his tattoos and teabagging by the Ausie press.

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    If Swann managed to do something then I'd find it easier to be optimistic. Eng have a much better attack than Aus with him. Without him, the attack options of both sides become a lot more balanced I think.

    I think Anderson is in another class in terms of control, but in targeting Swann well, Aus have allowed themselves the opportunity to coast Anderson out. I don't get the impression Broad's 6-for bothered them too much.

    If Eng had decent scores to bowl at they would come out on top, but that's begging the question obviously.

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