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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby sendô on Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:29 pm

LincolnshireHammer wrote:I see this is being covered by BT.

No. Really? So no David Gower, Michael Holding, Nasser and Athers? No Bumble and Beefy?

No Shane Warne?

Is that cockwomble Jake Blandface going to be on it too?
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby smuts on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 pm

Nathan Lyons trapping off about hoping to see the Ashes end players careers and how terrifying Starc's 90mph bouncers are going to be etc.

It's like Phil Hughes never happened.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Bend it like Repka on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:48 am

In all the pre series talk, Moeen has made the best statement that the Aussies like to talk a lot....
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Nesticles on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:18 am

Ashes 2017-18: Vaughan and Ponting reunite in the commentary box for BT Sport
BT Sport's live and exclusive Ashes coverage sees two of the former cricketing greats reunite in the commentary box as Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting join Geoffrey Boycott, Adam Gilchrist, Graeme Swann and Damien Fleming as part of the punditry team heading Down Under for the 2017-18 Ashes.

http://sport.bt.com/cricket/ashes-2017- ... 4221775204
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby SoulCircus on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:23 am

Warner having a pop at Stokes now for 'letting a lot of people down'. Takes one to know one I guess...

I will be glad when all this crap is over and the cricket gets underway. With all the turmoil surrounding West Ham at the moment I need England to do well or it's going to be a dark and depressing winter.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby aaronhammer on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:25 am

I think it could be a close series but they’re obviously favourites. I’m looking forward to it!

Still don’t quite understand why Stokes isn’t there, he hasn’t been charged for God’s sake!
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby sendô on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:31 am

SoulCircus wrote:Warner having a pop at Stokes now for 'letting a lot of people down'.

Wow, he's got some front that one.

smuts wrote:Nathan Lyons trapping off about hoping to see the Ashes end players careers and how terrifying Starc's 90mph bouncers are going to be etc.

It's like Phil Hughes never happened.

The Aussies showing once again that they've got no class.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby aaronhammer on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:57 am

The women have drawn their Ashes series, which is a great effort after the way it started!

Incredible T20!match today too, Aussie’s hit 178, and we just chased it down losing 6 wickets and an over to spare - the highest women’s T20 chase (score?). Also Danni Wyatt (I think I love her) with an incredible 100 - the first English woman to do so in a T20. Some of the drops by the Aussies were shocking but Wyatt and Knight capitalised on it.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby steps on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:43 pm

What is he latest on Stokes?

I thought it was all going to be thrown out of court due to the two guys who were being bullied coming out in Stokes’ defence?

Christ, you’d think at least one person in the CPS would be a cricket fan.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Loftyhammer on Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:43 pm

steps wrote:What is he latest on Stokes?

I thought it was all going to be thrown out of court due to the two guys who were being bullied coming out in Stokes’ defence?

Christ, you’d think at least one person in the CPS would be a cricket fan.


Even if he gets cleared by the police....don't you think the ECB would take issue with the England VC kicking lumps out of some fella in the wee small hours - all caught on CCTV?

Playing devil's advocate....
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby steps on Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:48 pm

Loftyhammer wrote:
Even if he gets cleared by the police....don't you think the ECB would take issue with the England VC kicking lumps out of some fella in the wee small hours - all caught on CCTV?

Playing devil's advocate....


It’s weird because if it wasn’t cricket, any other game there’s no way a player would be punished for a punch-up outside of the field of play by a sporting body.

Give him a fine and get him out there.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Loftyhammer on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:13 pm

steps wrote:
It’s weird because if it wasn’t cricket, any other game there’s no way a player would be punished for a punch-up outside of the field of play by a sporting body.

Give him a fine and get him out there.


Didn't Manu Tuilangi miss out on playing for England based on an altercation with the police?
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby sendô on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:55 pm

If Stokes was there now it'd be a circus around him, and the convict press would be hounding him non stop.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby JohnnyMoncs on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:11 pm

I think I hate the Australian cricket team more than any other sports team in the world. I hope we smash the cnuts.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Bend it like Repka on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:33 pm

So let's have some predictions.

I'm going for 2 - 2.

Stoneham top Eng runscorer
Woakes top Eng wicket taker
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Loftyhammer on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:41 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:So let's have some predictions.

I'm going for 2 - 2.

Stoneham top Eng runscorer
Woakes top Eng wicket taker


Same score and same bowler....but the only way we get to 2-2 is if Root scores big....so will got Root for top scorer
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby sendô on Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:30 am

Desmond
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Woakes
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby westhamdave1 on Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:32 am

I won't even pretend to be a massive cricket fan BUT I will be in Australia for Christmas / New Year, staying with Aussie friends. Although we are staying near Sydney I'm assuming we won't be able to avoid what's going on in Melbourne.

Am I best just to stay ignorant, be quiet and just drink copious amounts of their beer, wine & brandy ?????

Also going to try to avoid every West Ham game while I'm out there as the embarrassment will be too much to bear !!
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby Hawaiian hammer on Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:59 am

The form of Starc is a worry. Took 7 wickets in the second innings and then next game takes 2 hatticks. Only the 4th player in history to do it.
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Re: The Ashes 2017/18

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:14 am

Obviously BT have the rights for this, but is there anywhere we can catch highlights on Sky or terrestrial?
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