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nick

The most complete collection of Nein memorabilia I have ever seen (and surely these geegaws are more a commemoration of the avarice of Nein than the brilliance of the players) was in the Langtrees brothel in Kalgoorlie.

RT

Great article, memorabilia always sounds like some rare tropical disease. If find find the person who has that memorabilia of Craig McDermott's 50th wicket, can you take a hand granade as well.

nick

Craig McDermott memorabilia? Now that is worth something these days.

RT

"The next item is a frame photo of Brad Williams taking a test wicket. Rare collector's items. Starting bid $1,750..."

Tony.T

Sexually transmitted memorabilia, Rich?

That Kalgoorlie story would be a perfect fit for the article.

Craig McDermott's memorabilia would be a perfect fit for the Kalgoorlie brothel.


Make it happen, Nick.

nick

Well, Bill's already commented on the great fielding of Oz. With Hayden out, I reckon Bill's mozzed us for 3 dropped catches this game. Sarfraz out due to personal reasons??? Let the attrition begin.

nick

You could have said 'Make it so' for full nerd points, but I'll do my best. How much is his video of classic moments going for?

The girl in the KFC ad is better TV than this ODI.

If Gilly drops one, will Braddin take the gloves?

nick

Sehwag continues his Michael Slater impression by failing in the ODI arena.

nick

Soft. A real Cronje dismissal.

nick

The Commonwealth Bank ads are worse than the Northern's ads. And there's the first drop.

nick

And there's the second. Two in one over. Softer than stepping on your stumps.

nick

2.5 drops. Hopes runs the wrong way, and misses one, a couple of overs after letting one through his legs for four on the boundary. India are running well - so any advantage that Oz could have been said to have in the field is just BillShit.

nick

Heals 'It has to be lbw or bowled because the Aussies can't catch'.

So true.

CB

Stepping on your wicket would seem a fairly clear cut dismissal, right? So why wait for the replay to confirm it? Why not embrace the spirit of the game and tell your story walking, ya little prick.

Scott Wickstein

Yeah, well, TLM will be texting Mumbai and summonsing another airplane after that. How dare the umpires give him out for treading on his stumps? That's a rule that only applies to Australians, and other lesser mortals.

Tony.T

I was watching the Straya vs. England 1982/83 Test series on ABC2. Virtually NO dropped catches from either side except for one bungled sitter in Adelaide, Yardley dropping one in Sydney and of course Tavare dropping Thommo in Melbourne before Miller snaffled it. There were also plenty of blinders from Botham, Gower, Border, Yardley, Hookes, Chappellg. Catching now seems 100 times worse than it was 25 years ago.

Point of note: England celebrations when the won the Melb Test were very celebratory. No visible hand shaking.

Scott Wickstein

Naughty England! Be sure to point that out to Spanky Roebuck next time you see him!

The weather radar in the Brisbane area looks ugly. Duckworth and Lewis are due to pad up, I think.

Tony T

How's the weather radar in Sydney?

Tony T

I don't know why I asked that.

Scott Wickstein

Not as ugly as Brisbane's but there's rain about there too in the Blue Mountains.

Scott Wickstein

I don't know why I answered that! Go to www.bom.gov.au and click on the radar link.

nick

The rain is going to save Oz from their run rate - another lazy habit they've picked up.

pat

Just back from Kambra where it's as dry as a witches tit. Oddly, that expression just got me into a lot of trouble with castigation all round and even all agreeing that it is not even an expression. More mea culpas from me yet again.

Lucky I didn't say it was as dry as a nun's gusset - that would have brought the house down, on my head.

Raining here now in buckets. It's as wet as...rain?

Adam 1.0

2 keepers in one team today = more proof that Ryan Campbell was jibbed to only play 2 ODI's

nick

The summer of Gilly is panning out to be as much of a let down as the summer of George.

pat

Bhaji was batting like a six armed Bandar-log on rage-roids, after a week with Britney, 200 red-bulls and a truckload of laxatives. Top knock considering.

pat

It's a pity these Indians are so Hopesless. They're in for an almighty floggin.

nick

Well, Gilly walks, because Steve wasn't going to give him out. Just like Pathan did when he hit the cover of it.

pat

Churchie walks and The Sreesanth crosses himself. A beautiful moment at the Gabba.

Tony T

Well, I'm very disappointed Be Very Afraid Clarkey doesn't walk in the backyard. EVERYONE knows back fence on the full is out.

Whose rules? Everyone's rules!

CB

Dear Saccharine Tenacious, observe what happens when a batsmen who feels he's broken the laws of cricket. He walks back to the pavilion without being told. Whether people agree or disagree with his stance, Gilly's efforts prove there's nobility in the game still. Steadfastly standing your ground when you are clearly, blatantly, overtly and distinctively OUT, shows dissension to the umpires and disrespect to the opposition.
I'm of the belief that Tendulkar should be reported for poor conduct by the match referee. Hopefully this will culminate in his taking bat and ball and team members home. I'm so over these dicks.

Tony T

I don't have a problem with a batsman standing his ground.

As long as him or his side don't make a rumpus when the other sides' batsmen stands their ground.


NB: I didn't see TLM's hit-wicky.

pat

There must be a word to describe the admixture of disgust and simultaneous admiration one feels when Gilly walks.

I knew this fella at school who masturbated 9 times in the school toilets one morning till he burst a vein and had to be rushed to hospital. The word would have to encapsulate that feeling we had when we heard the news.

Sorry if this is a bit below par Tone (and feel free to edit of course) but it's the first analogy to come to mind.

pat

Wiggins and Spanky would know the feeling. In fact I'm sure Spanky would know the word. Hmmmm, must send another email to Grandstand.

Bruce

Spanky was on about 3:30 this arvo as I was driving home from golf banging on about how it's not out if you step on your stumps while going for your run and that was why they needed the consideration.

2 minutes and 30 odd SMS messages pointed out what Rule 35 actually states.

How does this man not know the rules of the game he is paid to be an 'expert' in?

pat

Hey Bruce, I had a Sheaf Stout tonight in lieu of the Southwark and, I stand corrected. Black as black and roasted just right. Better than the SA in taste but lacking in bite. At 5.7% vs 7.4% I'll call it a draw.

As for Spanky,...shameless is too kind a word.

Karma strikes and we're back on even keel.

pat

F8ck me but Sharma is a charmer. This lad can bowl. I just hope he doesn't become a tool like some other Indians succumbed.

pat

The Sreesanth strikes. Punter gets a beaut.

These two Indian bowlers are superb.

Before the season I rated their batting and not their bowling. At the end of the season it is the exact reverse.

Tony T

A corker.

Shree used to be a hack.

Tony T

What are they doing playing now? I was about to go to bed.

pat

This should be good. 98 off a 118. Roy and Pup. 3 down, the bowlers sending em down with kick and spite.

Oh, f7ck. Rain again.

I've got the 1st episode of Lost Season 4 ready to go the minute the cricket is over so it's a win win here either way.

CB

Shows over. Rain will see this game washed out. It wasn't even fun while it lasted.

Tony T

Queensland: Shouse one day, shouser the next.

pat

This is wrong. India should be handed the points for showing up, and a bonus point for showing up in Qld.

They dominated this game except for 7/147 off 38, otherwise they were all over us. Just ask Dravid. Momentum was with them and I'm sure Spanky's momentum is leading him right now to the Indian dressing sheds just in time for the showers.

Lad lItter

Rick Milne wrote an article in the Age some years ago in which he described a phone call from a potential client who told him: "The missus has left me and I look like losing the house so I've got to sell all my cricket memorabilia." "Okay, what have you got?" "Most of the Channel Nine items from the last ten years. Should be worth a fair bit." I can't remember what his reaction was when Milne told him it was all worthless.

Without exception, advertising and cross-promotion by commentators always sounds tacky, but the Nine memorabilia catalogue is particularly dodgy. If you listen really hard, you can almost hear self-awareness in the Nine team's live reads. Almost.

Tony T

He mentions that in the body of the article.

And I reckon you're spot on with the "self-awareness". It's really only Tone, who owns the company I think, who talks up the tat big time.


Remember a few years ago when they were spruiking a holiday in Cable Beach, Broome. By the and of the summer Richie was almost outright taking the piss out of the camel rides.

And I'll swear he has never heard of half the TV shows he has to sell.

Ophuph Hucksake

Remember those caricature figurines from a few years ago? There were ones of Warnie and Steve Waugh. I think they were intended to be the first of a series, but the ridicule from all sides was so intense they were never seen again. Forgotten the name of them unfortunately.

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