RalphWiggum wrote:We'll have to see how much of that ends up being true.
This thread has become conspicuously quiet recently.... Yeah I was wrong in that you lost top spot before even going to India. The slide down the rankings has begun I'd suggest. Spoiler alert: Your blokes are shit at playing spin. And yes so are the Aussies to be fair. I only state the obvious because the pommy journos and fans seemed to be surprised by this fact when they got humped in the middle east and Sri Lanka. I'd suggest India in India will be a tougher task that SL in SL or Pakistan in the middle east....
RalphWiggum wrote: The thing is though, we're fucking streets ahead of Australia and that's the most important thing.
For your sake I hope your cricketers don't have this attitude. Although their recent form suggests that they do.....And according to the rankings, no you're not. You're only one point in front and if we beat the Saffers in the summer we're back on top....
In other news, there's a show called Howzat! being shown in Oz at the minute. Gonna see if I can download it but in the meantime I saw this article.http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8520662
Former Australia cricketer Gary Cosier has risked the ire of fans across the country after claiming the legendary Sir Donald Bradman was loathed by many players.
Cosier, who played 18 Tests for Australia, was thrown back into the public spotlight this week after being portrayed as a World Series Cricket outcast in Channel Nine’s hit TV series Howzat.
He believes dislike for 'The Don' was one of the main reasons that Australia’s top cricketers chose to sign up for Kerry Packer’s famous cricket revolution.
"The thing that hasn't been written before is that during the 1977 Centenary Test at our pre-match gathering, Rod Marsh and a few other players were just so harsh on Bradman," Cosier told The Courier-Mail.
"We were there to play against the Poms the next day and Sir Donald got as big a serve as any of the Englishmen did - probably a lot more.
"There was an intense, I don't know if hatred is the right word, but dislike (for Bradman).
"Plenty of the players were carrying on about Bradman and saying they couldn't stand him. As long as Bradman was alive, they thought he kind of ran Australian cricket, and they didn't like that."
While Cosier was not offered a breakaway contract like most of his teammates at the time, he has dismissed suggestions he is bitter.
He says his portrayal in Howzat! is consistent with what occurred.
Sir Donald Bradman, who died in 2001, is arguably cricket’s most revered figure and widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time.
After 52 Test matches, he finished with a batting average of 99.94, before serving as an administrator, selector and writer for three decades.
Anyone who knows anything about cricket knows that he wasn't liked by many that played with him or dealt with him. Not exactly a revelation....
"Yous guys talk a lotta shit. I'm much more smarter than all a yous." - Samurai Jerk after being owned by the Let's Japan crew.