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Tony Tea

Opera fact! Wagner named Siegfried after Siegfried in Get Smart.

Russ

Nice list there Pat.

Decent position to end up with, given how hard they tried to throw it away. And to be fair concentrating in the heat is hard.

M. Patard

For Steve: Til Valhall!

M. Patard

For Steve, II.

M. Patard

For Steve. Mark III.

M. Patard

Tony, my magnificent tributes aren't coming up. Check your spam folder.

M. Patard

Sorry, there they are. My whole family shall gather together tonight for a whole hours silent tribute, followed by marching around the backyard fire.

What we could be, what we can be, what we will be again!

M. Patard

For Steve, finale.

Big Ramifications

That was a bee-yoitiful 59 run 16 over unbroken partnership to take us thru to stumps. Just what the doctor ordered.

Australia to start day 2 with the PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE.

While I've got youse. Series averages.

DA Warner - 462 runs @ 86.25
BJ Haddin - 485 runs @ 80.00
MG Johnson - 252 runs @ 73.50

MG Johnson – 17 wickets @ 12.70
PM Siddle – 7 wickets @ 20.0
RJ Harris – 8 wickets @ 20.25

M. Patard

How does it feel down on the ground there, Rammers?

Can you feel it in the streets?

Does Perth ring out with the ramifications of this mighty New South Welshman led stand?

Give us the feel of the moment from one of them, there on the rim, of Australia.

M. Patard

How goes it, in Fremantle?

Carrot

Looks like you've gone with balls faced there rather than runs scored, Rammer!

It should be -

Warner - 345
Haddin - 320
Johnson - 147

(Very impressive) Averages are still accurate, though.

Haddin's luck has got to run out at some point, surely? He can't keep playing like an under-13s player and get away with it. Some of his shots today were ridiculous. The six of Bresnan was worth a look, though. Shame it was followed by a mist-timed cue-end for two, trying to repeat the shot two balls later.

M. Patard

Rammers, here's an album for you.

I know you're probably on the treadmill now, soon to be shadow boxing down on the banks of the Swan, leotards in stride, star jumps, calisthenics and all that Perth sliding your hand into your t-shirt to see if the pecs are holding out today.

Give us ten minutes of your day.

Tell us, Rammers, how did the cricket come up today? Are they all talking about it down at ?

M. Patard

It's 13:15 in Londonistan right now yet Dan, hasn't graced us with his presence.

Big Ramifications

Cheers, Carrot.

Carrot

No problems you self serving arse reamer.

Carrot

There was a point in my comment, so called "Biggie" (is that self masturbation and are we supposed to join in?)

My stats negate yours. So, fucking apologise or some up with anew strategy.

I'm not sitting here in England just to stroke your ego.

Dan

Cheers, Carrot.

Homosexualist.

Carrot

I wouldn't expect you to fall for that anyway, Biggie - but just in case, the last two comments weren't from me.

Dan

Come up with something non-ingratiating, would you "Biggie"?

Carrot

They are all from me.

Cameron

Carrot, you only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.

Cameron

you think your so good biggie and you suck off tony whenever you can. the internet is bigger than your manlove get some self respect. just because you and tony anglo faggot T spent two years together mutually masturbating doesn't give you the write to disseminate it on all our screens. cunt

Cameron

Go on run and hide biggie. you think your so sort after but little do you no that phaggots like you are nothing on the east coast. big nothing. maybe you should go chuck your rod and reel and fish. phaggot

west coast cunt

Big Ramifications Grandfather

Lol Tony remember that movie that only you and I relate to? Here's a clip //phwoar phwoar

//double wank, reach around

// // twice for old time's sake

Carrot

Fuck off "Biggie".

Pat Cuntlips

I'm Pat Hanannaman, let me real off nationalist socialist songs as if you'd have a clue what it takes

Cameron

I was their first

Brett Pee

England are "Gone" Tony. I was there. They wilted in the heat mate.

I even have Mitch down for a ton tomorrow. Bash them out of the game completely. In fact i'm feeling generous. I'll give the Poms 180 first dig.

Mitch for another five.

M. Patard

Wow, a few people went mental here last night.

Russ

Just another night on AGB then...

Apparently Australia won the Ashes yesterday. In the bag. We'll see. It will be just as hot when Australia bowl, and England may not be as generous.

M. Patard

There was no conclusive evidence shown that the ball hit the bat. How that could be overturned is beyond me.

Tony Tea

don't sook, Malf. Put in a fourth slip or gully.

Russ

If you've got three slips and a gully you have to wonder why you'd stick in a third man and not just a fourth. Basically protecting the slash over slips, except it is too wide for that anyway.

Tony Tea

Batting was reasonably easy for our tail, but there were nicks. If Aus puts it in the same spots as Broad and Anderson we should nick a few poles. Perfect pitch for the Rhynosaurous.

Tony Tea

Will we rue Cook's let off when England retain the Ashes?

Tony Tea

Clearly the commentators extolling England's first session must be basing their assessment by over-rating Australia's position at stumps.

Cameron

That depressing point in the summer when Tony T's pessimism morphs into realism.

m0nty

Took long enough, Cameron.

Cameron

Root was hard done by there.

Good Test Match cricket at the moment with England fighting hard to get back into the series.

m0nty

Pup giving a dog whistle to the wild dogs in the crowd. What if it works?

m0nty

Cook gone cutting Timmay. Wild Dogs 1, British Lions 0.

M. Patard

That's the wicket.

Steady as she goes.

M. Patard

Man, that is amazing. Pietersen is Banana Boy's bunny.

m0nty

KP has a brain explosion. MJ takes a screamer. Wild Dogs 2, British Lions 0.

Russ

Multiple brain explosions. He was lucky not to play on with that wild drive earlier in the over. Very odd.

Tony Tea

Okay, so what's been happening?

Cameron

England are grinding out the draw, regaining confidence and ready to win in Melbourne and Sydney to regain the Ashes.

Russ

Good day's cricket. Australia's day. Not much for the bowlers though. Almost everyone has given it away.

m0nty

Aussies planning well, bowling well, fielding well, getting more than its fair share of luck, but it's been a hard graft today. The match is still probably about even from here, and that's a true reflection of the play because England has lifted from the first two Tests.

Poms started even more poorly in this series than they did in India but there is still time for them to turn it around, and they have shown many signs of doing so today and yesterday. If we lose this Test then I think we don't win the series, a draw and the Ashes market should be $2.10 each of two.

Tony Tea

It is harder to regain than retain; a point missed by far too many punters.

Cameron

England could draw the series and regain couldn't they? Retain would be better word usage, but I'm not sure that regain implies a series win.

Tony Tea

England can't regain the Ashes because they already have the Ashes. If they draw or win this series they retain the Ashes, as in keep the Ashes.

When you have the Ashes you have two options: draw & win. When you don't have the Ashes you only have one option: win.

No matter how well we played in the first twi Tests, it will mean bugger all if England can win two of the last three and we don't win one.

Cameron

'England can't regain the Ashes because they already have the Ashes.'

Yes of course, I shall refrain from regain.

Professor Rosseforp

Carberry looks impressive to me -- seems composed and balanced and is learning as he goes along. Plus his helmet looks more aerodynamic.

Big Ramifications

Professor, the shape of Carberry's helmet makes him look like one of Donald Duck's nephews.

food terroirist

my first full day of ashes, been away on work for the 1st 2 tests & just watched glimpses & star tv highlights packages.

Rhino you bloody beauty!!!!!!

food terroirist

Where the bloody hell is the highlights package???

I couldn't find it on foxsports yesterday.

Besides the 30 minutes of HD footage on GEM at 6:30pm (Eastern States), where the bloody hell is the HD footage?!? A cricketing backwater like Singapore & Malaysia had HD footage...

food terroirist

it's obviously been posted in the 1st & 2nd test pages... but we've held most of our catches so far this series & England haven't.

Top order batting still doesn't look that flash, Haddin has been ridiculously awesome with the bat, Clarke too. Why the fuck isn't Watto getting bagged out more in the media? I say drop the blonde poser!

(good) Mitch Johnson, I'm sorry to have doubted ya, you ugly mo'ed, tattooed, slinging, lisping freakshow of a fast bowler!

food terroirist

re: Watto Lotto (tm)

TT woz there first! Imitators.

Tony Tea

Nine has a one hour highlights package at about midnight. One hour is better than two hours when it comes to highlights; less padding. But Nine's time slots are cgaracteristically haphazard.

food terroirist

cheers for the info TT. I agree, 1 hour is better than 2 hours.

Cameron

Nine did a a 1hr highlights for the Adelaide Test ft but that has since disappeared. Fox don't do their 2hr daily highlights nor 2hr end of Test highlights anymore either. They just have a wrap show on fox sports news 1hr after play and Inside Cricket does an end of match wrap-up, both of which involve more yapping than cricket.

I know exactly how you feel. Used to live off the highlights.

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Nice review there for the Bell wicket.

Tony Tea

Nine may have axed the Perth Test highlights because of the late eastern states finish.

Russ

CRACKS BABY!

Ugly little shot from Stokes, chasing one. Harris and Siddle are going to cause carnage as these fissures open up. They are right on their line and they'll be able to hit them.

food terroirist

Sizzlechest!!!!!!

Tony Tea

Not very nice from the Crooky bloke: "Johnson to Swann, no run, Johnson is playing chin music with a heavy bass, Swann curls up into a little ball and starts weeping."

Vindicate

Fucksake Warner. Head down, this match aint won by a long shot.

2BarRiff

Hmmm ... Broad off to get x-rays on his foot. Maybe he wants to sit in air conditioning for a while.

2BarRiff

They'd be rooted if Stokes wasn't playing.

2BarRiff

Crookinfo agrees with me!

Carrot

What happened to Broad? All I've got is what's been posted here?

England are T O A S T. I know it, you know it, they know it, it's only a matter of time. Sorry to go against all AGB pessimistic parlance, but they're fucked. This series is Over. All we need do now is just sit back and enjoy it.

So says me during my second caffe latte at 7:04am after having not gone to bed yet - a super night involving a successful performance of the tenor solos in the Beethoven Mass in C in Utrecht NL, and then a shedload of beers with the chorus and orchestra members in various bars around town. Freakin' awesome - not the least because the trains are all messed up and there ain't much more than I can do but drink coffee and wait for them to sort themselves out in an all-night pasta joint at the station and watch crictime's dodgy live stream. I only wish Pat was here to enjoy it with me, given his taste in music and nationalistic tendancies!

Russ

Michell Johnson broke Broad's f**king foot. Possibly anyway. He was off to the hospital to check. And yes, they are f**ked, but it is 3-3 with two to play, so needs to be finished. Still can't work out why they chose Bresnan over Finn/Rankin. Melbourne, but not Perth.

Carrot

Nice of Cook and/or the English to play Rogers into form. Who knows what's next - Warner slogging to someone on the boundary and then Watson scoring a few as well? That would make the full set. Just like old times.

Carrot

Thanks for that, Russ - was that with the same ball as the lbw dismissal?

Begad, Cow Corner is now averaging 43! That snuck up on everyone quickly.

Tony Tea

Broad got a sore foot last Ashes in Australia.

PS: I just spelled five words wrong in that sentence. Lucky I poofed it.

m0nty

Sour grapes from Croq:

46.1 Swann to Warner, FOUR, back and gets it past point for four, hundred for Warner and he celebrates in typical reserved style, a four-pace run-up before a leap into the air, helmet in the right hand

A punishing innings from Warner but he should have been stumped twice and England have been made to suffer, particularly having to watch that outlandish celebration...

They don't like it up 'em, sir.

M. Patard

For some i9nexplicable reason I almost got into a fist fight with my daughters in-laws. Specifically the old man.

I really don't understand what it is about me that riles people.

But rile them I do.

That I gotta admit.

M. Patard

Oh, what's this, Davey Boy has 100+ not out and Buck was 50+.

Wish I could have watched that instead of cooking lunch on my bbq and listening to bullshit for 5 hours from Labor retards and their Labor rates mates ingrates.

M. Patard

Fuck you... to the world

M. Patard

Milton: "Completely right about Warner's ridiculous celebration. Can you imagine the Don or even AB carrying on like a pork chop in that manner?"

And, all of A SUDDEN, everything that was, becomes heinous.

Tony Tea

Foreign types hate Aussie celebrations as much as I hate foreign types celebrations.

Cameron

Speaking of odd celebratory events, why do the English bowlers give sendoffs to Australian batsmen dismissed on three figures? Haven't been able to work THAT one out all series.

Cameron

fuck off with your candice falzon shit nine, just fuck off, especially you slater.

M. Patard

No, none must dare say the truth candidly about Candice

Cameron

SBW.

lou

Courtly Cam, tell us how you really feel.

I can't believe this series, I've given up. I wake up and I've been pitchforked back about a decade.

It can't possibly really be happening, it must be some flaw in an online cricket game that I wasn't even aware I've been playing for the last 3/4 weeks.

Sony, sort yourselves out.

M. Patard

What;s that song that Bach plays that's also on the angry birds game?

I really need that right now.

M. Patard

Talk about overplaying your hand, and talking yourself into a fight.

M. Patard

People think their precious little reflection of them is gonna get employed in some salubrious job, yet, it aint so.

20% youth unemployment motherfuckers

manufacturing for retards: gone

tea lady: gone

Floor sweeper: gone

No matter how much I point out the facts and no matter how much you want to punch my head in for telling you how much of a cunt you are for making the situation so it isnt gonna change a thing.

Punch me, berate me, doesn't change a thing.

You're a fucking cunt who sold your own children down the river.

M. Patard

Good ball.

m0nty

The AGB: sociopathic nationalist violence one minute, measured appreciation for cricketing technique the next.

m0nty

That would have to be the worst referral I have ever seen. Two foot outside leg.

Brett Pee

We should have declared with 30 minutes to go folks. Hit the openers (literally) or sent them back to the showers. The Poms won't make 150 tomorrow. They have gone. Finished. All over.

Rex Munday

To-n-Froms have gone all quiet over here in the Old Dart. Quite pleasant really. If it were for that pair of blind Irish prick refs the Wallabies would've walked a Grand Slam. Would've really put the shits up 'em.

Big Ramifications

Pee is just about the only bodily function or product that I simply cannot abide. I squirm in my seat whenever I read your name, Brett.

Nick

Ironic that Watto balances the team so well. Tight bowling, always the chance of a big innings (so much promise...), fields in the slips, mouths off incessantly.

gillysgone

"Harris fit = Harris not fit but we will pick him = a bowler short.
Need a spinner = dont need a spinner but we play one = not even Warnie got many wickets at the WACA.
Luck on our side = luck can change mighty fast = luck on their side"

Never happier to be completely wrong

gillysgone

Irrespective of the result, Sutherland still has a lot to answer for and has to go. This fluke is not based on anything else apart from 3 young bowlers being injured and the Poms turning up expecting to win. Too much focus on 2020, stuffing up the Shield till its a shadow of its former self. These sins are unpardonable.

Tony Tea

Watson's not dawdling.

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