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The Don has risen

I love the barmy army.
The crowds were sensational in 2005 . They are not as good this time round but 2005 was very hard to top.

It surely can't be hard to get rid of unsurly types. If you get thrown our for performing the mexican wave or blowing a trumpet then saying uncouth things when half tanked is pretty easy to spot.

Put these blighters on the public spotlight and show them being thrown out for their behaviour.

Ponting maybe a pratt but he shouldn't be booed.

I agree and I am an boring old fa..t I ove the cricket and just the cricket.
Spectators can enhance that or make it worse
Save that for people such as Symonds or Singh

Adsy

I like early 90's Pearl Jam and 80's U2, and don't mind beach balls at the cricket, so I guess I'm half bogan then.

Hangover Black

I detest beach balls at the cricket. Beach balls are for the beach. That's why they're named as they are.

But while we're still pre-4th Test, and an off-topic post might be acceptable, this digital radio business has got me thinking. With the ability to pause/rewind/live radio etc as per TV and Foxtel IQ, we should be able to get the delay right on the digital radio such that it matches the TV broadcast. Anyone got a digital radio yet and can confirm?

Tony

Delay-wise, Haven't used a didge radio yet. If this can work, it should be possible to finagle the digital signal.

Is the cricket going to be broadcast on didge?

Hangover Black

That's what our ABC has been plugging this week. They've been telling people you can listen to either the footy or the cricket. I don't have a digital radio either so it'll be a case of putting up with the usual rubbish, or accepting an out-of-synch picture/audio.

Dunno if it made it over to your side of the country but there was some parochial speculation here that North's recent form (if continued) might make him a challenger for the captaincy once Punter gives up chasing Sachin's runs record.

Very premature (the captaincy talk), but might be a reasonable v.c. appointment once the Huss has gone.

RT

The needs to be an Four Corners expose entitled "The Delay". Where is Chris Masters when you need him.

Finagle - underrated word.

RT

"The needs to be An Four Corners"?? Need a beer to stabilise the spelling.

Throbber

Agree with you completely Tony.
I went to Edgbaston in 2005 and I doubt I've endured a more ignorant and boring crowd at any sporting event.... anywhere.
Given I have been to quite a few Premiership football matches here and a load of Rugby League games in Aus, that is really saying something.
The place to watch cricket is Lords - they won't tolerate any of that rubbish there, the cricket is simply enjoyed for its own sake and with respect. As it should be.

Yobbo

I sat next to the Barmy Army in Perth in 07 and they were great.

It's really sad that the trumpeter keeps getting banned, because he's very entertaining.

In Cardiff he played a hilarious set - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, the Neighbors theme and then to cap it off, Kylie Minogue's "I should be so lucky". It was great entertainment and much more so than the cricket at that stage when Australia were 3/500 or something.

This bloke is my favourite, sat next to him in Perth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQdh-t7gSKM

The people who really spoil the cricket are the overzealous fun nazis who treat streakers like terrorists and kick people out for no reason. They are just rent-a-cops who are extremely sad that they were born 70 years too late to be Hitler Youths.

Bruce

The way to stop the crowd getting too narky is to take a stack of wickets in the first session. Haven't heard a peep out of them.

murph

I know Warren (or Wazza) personally. Good luck to him for his financial success in sucking dry the wallets of bogans but he is a conceited tool.

Tony

You know him? My sympathies, Murph.

Yobbo

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25904625-401,00.html

oh dear

murph

Yeah.
I do.
Unfortunately.

SaggyGreen

Fanatics = The Ugly Australians

RT

They had "Wozza" on Slater's radio show this morning. He said they owned up to the fire alarm even though it wasn't really them just to gee the locals and media up. Some even wore fire brigade outfits to the ground. Farhahanee stuff Woz.

Tony

Jim Maxwell ROSE! in my estimation when he called them "a bunch of wankers." Actually, he called them "self-serving publicity chasers" but wankers fits.

Big Ramifications

I was nodding sagely as I read comment number 8, then has a laff to myself when I got to the "Posted by:" bit.

Tony

What, you don't think there's much throbbing at Lords?

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