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The UWA biomechanics department are the same morons who said there was nothing wrong with Peter Sumich's kicking style.

Remember Peter Sumich?

More erratic than Richo with an inner ear infection. Possibly the full forward with the most out-of-bounds-on-the-full from set shots in the history of the game. Kicked a 100 goals for the Eagles one season where a Lockett or Dunstall would have kicked 170.

Basically, they are a bunch of brown nosing, star f**kers. The Professors and Senior Lecturers there would be more interested in schmoosing with the ICC than to actually getting it right.

The fact that supposed biomechanists experts, with all their hi tech, slo mo gizmos could come up with that answer just boggles the mind.

"Often it's probably the angle you look at it."

Cop out of the freakin' century!!!

Eight hours in a pub without a drink? You are a reformed Character.

Speaking of pubs, are you still in for the Easter blogbash? Saturday April 10 at the Duke. Also, I'll probably be going to the Kangas vs Carlton game at the G- interested?

No one spends 8 hours in a pub without drinking mate, now that IS abnormal behaviour. I reckon i need to sink a few to try and understand all this 'biomechanics' of straightening your arm on delivery. I know that i don't fully straighten my arm when i knock back the beers. May'be the'll send someone to video me doing it.

When doing post-grad studies, one of the most crucial stages – after deciding what you will test - is to decide exactly HOW to test your hypothesis.

It is absolutely critical that the test is designed so it measures exactly what it is supposed to measure, and to reduce the “noise” of unwanted variables. There is normally much umming and arghing and gnashing of teeth during this stage.

I can just imagine if my PhD supervisor was Bruce Elliot, and I submitted my plans for such a study.

“I’m gonna get suspect bowlers that have come under a whole heap of official and media scrutiny. Then I will test them and film them at the oval we have around the back. Of course, they will know darn well WHY we are testing them and what we are looking for.”

He’d throw it back in my face. That’s what he would do.

Isn’t it just a little bit more than remotely possible that Murili would have tried extra EXTRA hard not to extend his elbow that day?

So apart from being lawsuit dodging, brown nose schmoosers, the Biomechanics department have also designed a completely useless test.

This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

I think the most worrying thing here is the fact that all the young-uns are bowling chuckers now because they want to "Be Like Mike ...er ... Murali".

This is the problem that occurs when you don't jump on these illegalities quick smart - it has the potential to compromise the whole game as we know it, just because gutless cricket officials won't do their job for fear of recrimination.

The poor kids who are bowling chuckers can't be blamed ... "Oh, we're just bowling like Murali, and he's OK, isn't he?"

Big Ram, ye know not what ye drivel. The Human Movement department at UWA is generally recognised as among the best in its field around the world. You're casting unfair aspersions on well-regarded pros. Have a look at what Elliot is saying -- the stuff they tested he didn't chuck. Elliot now reckons he might, and would like to have another look at it. Quite how this adds up to brown-nosed lawsuit-dodging, I'm not really sure.

Disclaimer: My mum is a former member of the Human Movement department at UWA, but she's not there anymore. Still, I know a bit about these things second-hand.


>>>“Big Ram, ye know not what ye drivel.”

Is that so?

>>>“The Human Movement department at UWA is generally recognised as among the best in its field around the world.”

I agree.

>>>“You're casting unfair aspersions on well-regarded pros.”

Well-regarded doesn’t mean they can’t be brown nosing schmoosers. We are talking university here. Some of the most useless human beings I’ve met have been “well-regarded” lecturers at universities.

>>>“Have a look at what Elliot is saying -- the stuff they tested he didn't chuck.”

Have at look at what I’m saying – the whole testing process was flawed from the get-go.

“OK Murali, the ICC has sent you down here so we can test you to establish if you throw. Now go and bowl some deliveries for us and we’ll double check.”

The proper way to test him would be to analyse footage of him bowling in matches. A very easy task with today’s computers and tracking technology. Why won’t they do that? Scared of the truth, maybe?

>>>“Elliot now reckons he might, and would like to have another look at it.”

Elliot also said that he “doesn’t have any qualms about most of his deliveries” and “often it's probably the angle you look at it.” Two breathtakingly – how shall we say - strange statements coming from a “well-regarded” biomechanist. Sorry if that smells a bit fishy to me, Gareth. I’m a glass half empty kinda guy.

>>>“Quite how this adds up to brown-nosed”

Brown nosing is a first hand observation about the faculty so you’ll just have to take my word for it. I can provide examples if you ask nicely.

>>>“lawsuit-dodging, I'm not really sure.”

Tony T bought that bit up when he summarised one of Elliot’s statements as: "Cover your arse. Beware of lawyers" and I just ran with it. Better take that gripe up with the owner of this blog.

>>>“Disclaimer: My mum is a former member of the Human Movement department at UWA, but she's not there anymore. Still, I know a bit about these things second-hand.”

Disclaimer: I studied under Professor Bruce Elliot at the Human Movement department at UWA. I know a lot about these things first-hand.

FWIW:

Bruce Elliot was a top man and a real thinker. Him and one other lecturer gave me some life changing advice on certain matters. Philosophical advice that is, I’m not talking biomechanics.

It pains me to hear him say these non truths.

I also got taught by a luverly lady by the name of Dr Helen Parker. Do you know her, Gareth?

…But over half the staff there I wouldn’t piss on if they were on fire.

Treaders is a worserer kick that Suma Magic, Big. As is Richo. In fact, when Suma was on song he was a terrific kick.

I don't have a problem with the Bio mob, I reckon they probably do a good job with what they are supposed to do. Trouble is, they shouldn't be doing it. The umps should be calling no balls, not someone out of the heat of action.

Reformed, Wicky. And preachy. And yes, I meant to contact you earlier. I am up for the Duke and the toofy. Email pending.

It's precisely the problem, Chris. A lead in to concessions that start to erode the fabric of the game. That doosra that got Hayden. Shocker.

Gaz, as I said above. They probably do a great job. But they shouldn't be the ones adjudicating. The umps should. My driving test v crazy hooning analogy is valid.

Tell your mum Tony said g'day. Better still, "G'day Gaz mum."

Big....

"The proper way to test him would be to analyse footage of him bowling in matches. A very easy task with today’s computers and tracking technology. Why won’t they do that? Scared of the truth, maybe?"

True, get the umps to do it.

I stand by the lawsuit dodging. The ICC are covering their collective arses from any banning -- or non-banning -- related action. Ie, they don't want to have a law suit thrown at them if an umpy calls Murali and causes him to be stopped from playing.

"You can't take someone out of their job environment, that's worth between $100,000 and $500,000 a year or more on a whim of what you think you see with your eye."

That's got workplace law written all over it.

Big Ram,

Noted, and at this point I dip my lid to you and scurry off into the distance.

I'll say g'day to Mum for you. It was her birthday today!

It just occured to me. Your mum is probably around the same age as me. Hmmm, now I feel old because I'm the same age as your mum. And young, because your mum is young. Like me. I can't tell. Weird.


I am young and hung.

I know a guy called Hung. Can't tell you if he is.

Hung Well High?

No. Low.

wats low im confused?

What's wats?

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