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Cricket - The Ashes 2019

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Andrew C!, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    This thread is titled Ashes 2019 and has been good fun and a nice read until today.

    I understand there are many who are perplexed at May awarding Boycott a gong but if they really need to take to the keyboard to grind their axes could they do so on a new thread dedicated to this purpose rather than spoiling the joy brought to many by this year's test series and who have shared pleasantries on here.

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  2. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Anyone here following the cricket?
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    You are correct, I just don't like 'love' being seen a pejorative term, I use it all the time.
  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    It's a very fair point, I was just pointing out that the term 'love' is not a negative or sexist one in itself. I don't really agree with his knighthood & I think honours are given out too freely. He is a great cricket commentator thoigh
  5. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    Cilla Black would have to be posthumously stripped of her OBE.
  6. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Step inside.

    I guess most people here aren't from Yorkshire. People tend to speak their mind. Regardless of the consequences.

    Forgive Sir Geoffrey his foibles and misdemeanours. ( if true - it must be said)

    He's forgotten more than many people here could ever know about cricket.

    He is one of the last living legends of the game and it really saddens me to see the vitriolic bile written by some people on here. I hope you're happy and sleep well with those thoughts.
  7. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist


    It's Sir Geoffrey now, an there's nowt anyone can do about it.

    Think on.
  8. Martian Sunrise

    Martian Sunrise pfm Member

  9. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    The year 1985. The present Mrs C and myself have just moved into our new house in Ascot. Neighbours moved in shortly afterwards and were from Yorkshire. Introductions all round and finding out that I was also a Yorkie .... the first question.....'Are you for Boycott or not?'
  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Did you consider a boycott?
  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    It is not slander.
    Slander is always spoken not written.
  12. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Another self important boor who outstayed his welcome on tv.
  13. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Was that the year they were trying to boot him off YCC commitee?
  14. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    IIRC, 1984. Seem to recall 'Members 84' group.
  15. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Nope, his wife was nice and had an interesting sunbathing style;)
  16. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Yep - and from the start. Been working a bit, hence no posting for a while. here goes:

    Its not only the captains fault his fellow batsmen have failed to deliver.

    We have selectors who are happy to persevere, rather than blink, when things are not right. We need to make our minds up about that one way or the other. I've followed England since 1977 as a 12 yr old, and much prefer someone being given a chance. I've seen knee[jerk selecting, and it doesn't work.

    If we had a fully fit bowling attack, would we have rotated them?

    Why has Curran not been selected, especially at Manchester, where AUS bowlers got the ball swinging nicely?

    Why do some have a propensity to diss Root as captain? It reads very similar to a few years ago when Cook was also being dissed.

    Finally, expecting May to consider the impact on domestic violence survivors by knighting GB is, frankly, ridiculous.
  17. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Yes, was a massive story round these parts
  18. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Australia have rotated their bowlers really well, kept them all fresh, we never do this.

    The Root criticism is groundless really as Australia always pick their best eleven & choose a captain from that group, preferably someone who is unlikely to be dropped.

    Re GB, the whole thing is odd as the incident happened 20 plus years ago & was hotly disputed at the time. He was found guilty though so that bars him from honours in my view. May would not have done this if she was still in office.
  19. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Ladies and Gents
    We’re off today to the Midi for a month or two. We have no telly or t’internet out there but I’ll follow daily scores on 4G. I’ll miss the cricket and wise counsel on here but 28°- 32° are ample consolation.
    Hope to see many of you on the Rugby World Cup thread.
    Mick (and Jo)
  20. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Roy and Overton dropped.
    Curran and Woakes in.
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