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The Racist Booer

I have just got momentum after connecting the set top box to free to air, huzzah!

What time's the first ball? 7pm?

Or do I have another hour and ten to drink more beer?

The Racist Booer

Friends is destroying the evening already.

Do people still watch this?

Boooo.

The Racist Booer

This was very funny.

m0nty

Clarke before the toss said it was a no brainer to bowl first. Nek minnit win toss and bat. I approve.

The Racist Booer

They don't come much plumber than that.

Hangover Black

Still approve, Mont?

Carrot

Crap. This caught me on the hop- thought it started tomorrow. There goes tomorrow's German exam! Is the wicket doing a bit? There was talk of it going to be pretty green.

Tony Tea

Clarke time.

Racist Booer

Booo, Clarke, boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Racist Booer

Any chance of someone chucking a spear at Clarke?

Carrot

Warne is banging on about how Hadding should be in the side on Sky. He saying that if he was given compassionate leave then he should play next time he's available, and that it sends a "bad message" that Cricket Australia aren't willing to afford players time out for family reasons. He really went on about it, too - not sure what his problem is. It's pretty simple for me, if Haddin's in the side we lose the series, simple as that. We may yet, of course, but if we're going to have an inexperienced all-rounder at six, we can't afford a walking wicket at seven. He seems to have completely ignored the fact that Nevill's pretty obviously the better player these days.

Tony Tea

Is Finn chucking?

Carrot

Warne is carrying on about Haddin AGAIN! Apparently we're at a terrible disadvantage that he's not at the crease instead of Nevill. Not sure which players he's been seeing lately, but they're not the same as me!

Carrot

Where's Ashton Agar when you need him??

m0nty

Good English bowling in home conditions. It is bound to happen. We just have to hope the pitch doesn't flatten out and the weather doesn't dry out.

Racist Booer

I thought all these English articles about what a disgrace etc etc the Poms were in nthe second test were over the top.

This is just the way Test cricket is now. Slaughter the opposition one week and you're just as likely to get slaughtered yourself the next.

Carrot

This has Melbourne 2010 written all over it. All England need to do is be very, very boring from here and they'll sew up a series lead.

Racist Booer

Poms look like they're playing on a different pitch and have fairly smashed their way to 1/72.

Racist Booer

Lol! What a "catch"!!

Smashes it straight into the cringing Voge's guts.

Racist Booer

The channel nine camera man has been misssing a lot this match. Many live shots have been missed due to showing replays and that one he was scanning the boundary to see where the ball was while it was back near the pitch in Voges' guts.

Carrot

...... or instead of being boring, they could just flay us everywhere.

Racist Booer

Hazlewood just doesn't seem to be getting the hang of the pitch. Every time he tries to pitch it up he strays down leg and gets carved for runs.

Without his normal control we are unable to close down one end and apply any sustained pressure.

Racist Booer

Lippy! Gets the breakthrough again.

Bell cements his place in the side, with an innings I thought was fortunate for him and fortunate for us.

Racist Booer

3:33 am with the Poms 3/133 and the covers go on.

Hopefully the tide is about to turn for Oz.

Racist Booer

Well, hopefully the tide turns tonight because that's all for today.

Carrot

Lippy has bowled well this year. 23 wickets at under 27 is a good return for an Australian off-spinner. He's deserved the odd bit of luck like that freakish Voges catch as well - I can remember chance after chance being put down off his bowling from Matthew Wade when he was behind the stumps.

lou

Well, that was a schemozzle. I thought we'd done very well to get 1-1 up but something like this was always on the cards, because it always is on the cards.

Dearie me, excellent bowling by Anderson in his favourite conditions but wasn't some of those get-out shots just rank?

I hope the List has been updated...

Tony Tea

Well, that is not a pleasant score to wake up to. Not expected, but not unexpected either. The magnitude is ugly even with our talent to collapse.

Another 4 day Test on offer.

The Valued Broadcast Partner (VBP) would be shitting itself in an Australian summer. Not so sure it has as much tied up for a night time ratings on a Gem telecast.

Tony Tea

By the way, notwithstanding the day one score, our batting looks incredibly ropey.

lou

Clarke looks ropey. Not swafty, just slow, low and heavy about the soles of the feet.

philsgone

The best test wicket of the series easily, just what we all wanted. Win toss , bat just what we all wanted. Didnt want the rest. Jimmy comes back like a hurricane just as you would expect he would. Fragile is how this batting lineeup looks, but they are the same. Lippy best bowler on tour. Time for Mitch 1 2 and 3 to do some damage tonight. The haphazard, lack of committment batting seems the scourge of the world presently.

philsgone

does Dave Warner now get the auto review opton now papercut is gone?.

Racist Booer

Apparently so, philsgone. As I said at the time it was plumber than plumb. Wonder what Rogers said to him as Warner looked pretty deflated and half-hearted when he did the T for review.

2BarRiff

I went to bed when they were 9 for something so having the English 3/133 at close is better than we deserved. Not that bowling them out for <300 will help us any.

2BarRiff

Also, fail to see how having Watson or Haddin in the line-up would have made the score any better.

nottrampis

when Anderson is on song he will flatten any opposition.

Bell through away a possible ( only possible ton).

Root is a class player.
Egbaston crowd easily the best in test cricket.

I have commented on Adan Goodes if anyone is interested at my place.

I am and will always

When Anderson is on song he is irresistible.

Root is definitely a class player why Bell through away his innings is beyond me.

Edgbaston crowd is the best in the business.

I have commented on the Goodes boos at my place.

Damn wordpress to hell for not allowing me to use Not Trampis. Only Tonee picked up why the name is what it is!!

I am and will always Not Trampis

won't even print this name!!

philsgone

Clark vs Finn = Punter vs Jacques in Adelaide. As Graham Bonnet said so eloquently, "its all over now baby blue". Missing the pitched up medium pace delivery is the nail in the coffin

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

Why have I not got this on?!

Kids, that's why!!!

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

For Studdsy, today.

m0nty

Would be amazing if Studsy keeps firing and we knock them over for sub-200.

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

Boooo, m0nt, booo.

Keep your White Supremacist tendencies to yourself in case you ruin the magic cast here at Edgbaston.

m0nty

Don't start me, Pat.

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

Yes, yes, m0nt, feel the anger course through your veins and soon you, too, will be like me.

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

The force has left Koo.

Nothing but wide rubbish down legside now.

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

Rooter!

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

That's it. Play with the force, Koo. Feel the anger and hatred well within you.

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

When dealing with the left there's no place for cuckservatives.

m0nty

You're nothing if not predictable, Pat.

Angry Outcast Racist Booer

Time to get revenge for the rape of the Sabines, Maureen.

Tim Soutphommasane

Enough of this wide and full rubbish, Starc. Go in for the kill!!!


Ozzie ozzie ozzie, oy oy oy.

Tim Soutphommasane

Thank Buddha Pup got Starc off. He was bowling like an asian driver confused by a red light and a no right turn.

m0nty

What is it with this blog and Social Race Warriors?

Tim Soutphommasane

Stupid lazy review.

Tim Soutphommasane

Gawwwn!

Ozzie ozzie ozzie, oi oi oi.

m0nty

The Buttler didn't do it.

Tim Soutphommasane

Kill the POM! Kill Broad guai lo!

Big Ramifications

Warnie absolutely rips into the random inaccuracy of Hawkeye. Well done, couldn't agree more.

The Goodes' Son

Steady on there, Tim.

Aren't you supposed to be the race commissioner, whatever that is?

Please, if you can't at least make a right turn at a T intersection without causing an accident at least refrain from your race based obscenities.

The Goodes' Son

"Warnie absolutely rips into the random inaccuracy of Hawkeye. Well done, couldn't agree more."

Yes. Caught that too. Well said Warney. Hawkeye is a fucking joke.

The Mongrel

So the pattern for Lyon seems to be...

Come on for an over,
Take a wicket and then
Come off.

This has happened THREE times this innings. But now he's been given a second over. Very generous of you, Pup.

I remember Rodney Hogg taking himself off in an Ashes test with similar figures. But Hogg was a fast bowler. And Yallop wanted him to stay on.

Tony Tea

That was at the WACA in 78/79. Let England off the hook.

Tony Tea

Lippy might have taken a while to develop into a fully fledged Test spinner, but he looks set for a long career, and if he'd had a bit more luck he could already be up around 200 wickets.

Peter FitzSimons

You know what the best outcome for the day would be?

Cecil the Lion and the five unknown elephants were resuscitated after three days in the grave and a dog line be dragged through Sydney west of my doorstep so that I can make a huge capital gain from Asian investors fleeing the collapse of the Beijing stock market, and all without any state tax because I waylaid the lot with carbon offsets in a windmill farm paid for by bogans in Ballarat.

m0nty

Again, Moeen is taking this game away from us.

Tanya Plibersek

Dirty bearded bastard.

Hasn't even paid his union dues for the working visa.

Big Ramifications

Cecil the Lyon.

William Joseph "Bill" O'Reilly

Phew, that session was pretty wild in parts.

Poms lead by 85. Gotta get the last 3 for less than 50 and then settle in for a day and a half.

Great Test.

(Is this what "The Don" was talking about when it came to entertainment?)

Personally, I feel the whole thing has been down and dirty so far. And have enjoyed the lot of it.

The State of England

I have to put myself in the shoes of the English, cheering on a moustache-less bearded muhammadan who represents the very antithesis of me, representing me.

It's a pitiful situation. It's a sight to be seen.

The State of England

You've got to admire this. 1,400 English girls raped yet sport forgives all.

It's like watching in real time what ancient historians would be at their wit's end perplexed beyond comprehension to understand: how exactly did this people succumb to their demise?

Thank. Fuck. Fuck off Broad, you cuck.

The State of England

Get fucked, Maureen.

59 more than you deserve..."Pom".

The State of Oz

Whoah. 145 run lead. This is gunna be a 3 day victory to England by 8 wickets.

Carrot

Anderson looking really good, here. We've done well to keep him out so far, but when he bowls like this it's usually only a matter of time.

2BarRiff

Smith WTF?????

Carrot

Shit shot, Smith. What were you thinking.

Carrot

Warner has gone to 56 off 37 deliveries and looked like he was barely breaking a sweat. Times gone by, those would have been an absolutely thrilling ODI statistics, but somehow he's made it look pretty routine. I guess England are in front and are setting attacking fields, so there's good value for your shots if you hit gaps and you're not really comparing apples with apples, but still.

Whilst I've enjoyed it, I can't help but think that it isn't really going to help much. Every single time he goes to plant one through the covers I worry about him edging to slip instead, and really, would we be suprised if he did? We need an innings of substance here, not an attacking cameo. I get the feeling that's all it will be.

Carrot

FUCK!

Carrot

This is the problem with the attacking all-rounder at six thing. Is Mitchell Marsh really the guy we want coming in when it's 77/4 and we're still behind?

Carrot

You know what I'm looking forward to? Warner batting with the tail and going into Twenty20 mode to get quick runs to try and get some sort of a lead. A few head-in-the-air, down-the-pitch baseball shots will be fun to watch, and is about most we can hope to take from this match as Australian supporters. That is how poorly we've batted in this game.

Carrot

We're going to lose by an innings within two days, here. Unbelievable.

Waz

Voges is gone, he's not good enough at this level. Mind you S Marsh isn't test cricketer either with his batting average. M Marsh or Watson are as bad as each other. Its a bit like being Poland with Hitler and Stalin on either side in 1939 when it was invaded. Keep Nevill over Hadden, would just throw wickets away now and get to the pub later without having too worry about bowling.

Carrot

Glimmer of sunshine - Anderson might have done an intercostal. We could do without him in the next match!

Carrot

OK, we've avoided the innings defeat. Phew. Let's see if we can take it into a third day!

Carrot

Right. Technically we have avoided being beaten inside two days. That said, in terms of actual overs bowled in the match we should still be somewhere in the evening session on day two. We still need to have another 22 overs before we play what would normally be two full days. We have also just managed to scrape past a full day's batting - we've now faced 91.4 overs for the loss of 17 wickets. Yay and woop.

Because I'm an eternal optimist, I'm still hoping that we can scrape a 60 or 70-run lead and take some of them down. A six wicket loss would be slightly less disgraceful than what we deserve. I suppose it's possible - all of Starc, Hazlewood and Lyon are capable of hanging around a bit, I suppose. It's unlikely though, and it makes very little difference anyway - we lost this match on day one.

I really thought we were going to get done for an innings at one point. Our middle order just had no answer to Finn. Thank Christ Johnson and Nevill dug in for awhile, I don't think we would have ever lived a result like that down.

Professor Rosseforp

Time to recall Shane Watson

lou

Well, Smith's shot was worthy of the 'wtf' brigade at first innings Lords in 2009. Everybody went down cross bashing it, not just 3 or 4 of them.

Really, I can't get that horrible swipe of Smith's out of my head. It was that representative of all that is wrong with Aussies when faced with pitch movement and overhead conditions.

And like Obi Wan Kenobi, he's our only hope.

We don't want Mitch Marsh coming in at 77/4 but then we never wanted Watson coming in at that point either. I'm sure Watson will crawl his way back into the team again at some point. That particular fat lady hasn't sung yet, we all know it.

I was watching at work but every now and again had to turn it off as it was so awful. Much like the Aussies when faced with 'english conditions', I had no stomach for it.

Tony Tea

I had no stomach for it even before it had started. So I went to bed. It's not as if what happened has never happened before and won't happen again and was certain to happen last night.

Tony Tea

The news cycle is slaughtering the cricket writers. The AGB is only place for consistent opinion and analysis and for, ahem, pundits who don't fall prey to the whims and caprice of daily play.

2BarRiff

In terms of batting, both teams are rating at least than 5/10. England managed a couple of +50 partnerships this game which is the difference in the first innings scores.

As far as bowling goes, OZ are throwing too much rubbish and getting roundly shown up by the discipline and patience of the English.

This series will not end well.

m0nty

Watson should have been dropped last summer to allow Marsh to acclimatise as a Test player. Parachuting MM into the second Test of an Ashes was asking for failure.

After another summer of kidding ourselves, it's the (northern) summer of shitting ourselves.

Tony Tea

Interesting to see how we go against the Back Claps.

I am and will always Not Trampis

Tonee they have their head in the ground!!

I just love consistency in sport.

The Aussies are odds on to win in two days in the 4th test

I am and will always Not Trampis

Tonee,

They have their head in the ground!
Are we FINNished?

I just love the consistency!

I bet the Ozzies win in two days next test!

lou

I'll bet they don't.

Carrot

200 up. This is going better than I'd hoped.

Carrot

And the 50 partnership. Our first of the match. Another indication of how badly we've batted in this match.

Carrot

Dig in, Josh....

Tony Tea

With Anderson out and Lyon the best spinner, England will be in a quandary about how to doctor the next pitch.

Tony Tea

Australia setting up one of its all-time great wins.

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