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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby SE13 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:27 pm

Quick mention for Ricky Ponting. If this was his last Ashes game, then thanks for the memories, you have been sublime, a joy to watch, in fact a privilege. I've seen some fantastic Aussies over here during my years, but Ponting has to be the pick of the bunch. I know he's been on two losing Ashes series as Captain, but the displays we have seen from him deserve a mention of their own.

Actually maybe worthy of a thread of his own....?
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Jay22 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:32 pm

Aussies are now 4th in the ICC rankings. Can't even remember when was the last time they were outside the top 3 :think:
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Briggsy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:01 pm

Who was man of the series?
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby SE13 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:26 pm

TheOne2Smooth wrote:Who was man of the series?


Andrew Strauss
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Yorkyblue » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:51 am

We have no chance of winning. Yorky, you talk shit, just like England are at cricket.
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby gooneritis » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:26 am

SE13 wrote:Quick mention for Ricky Ponting. If this was his last Ashes game, then thanks for the memories, you have been sublime, a joy to watch, in fact a privilege. I've seen some fantastic Aussies over here during my years, but Ponting has to be the pick of the bunch. I know he's been on two losing Ashes series as Captain, but the displays we have seen from him deserve a mention of their own.

Actually maybe worthy of a thread of his own....?


it wont be his last ashes game, he'll be there in 14 months time.

he even said he wants one more tour of england, though he'll be 38 by then.

a great player, complete arse hole, but great player.
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Yorkyblue » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:03 am

gooneritis wrote:
SE13 wrote:Quick mention for Ricky Ponting. If this was his last Ashes game, then thanks for the memories, you have been sublime, a joy to watch, in fact a privilege. I've seen some fantastic Aussies over here during my years, but Ponting has to be the pick of the bunch. I know he's been on two losing Ashes series as Captain, but the displays we have seen from him deserve a mention of their own.

Actually maybe worthy of a thread of his own....?


it wont be his last ashes game, he'll be there in 14 months time.

he even said he wants one more tour of england, though he'll be 38 by then.

a great player, complete arse hole, but great player.



I think he'll finish on a win in Australia.
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Gunflash » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:14 pm

England's Ashes victory could be a chance for Gordon Brown to engineer a feelgood factor, leading to a "wicket election" at the end of the party conference season, as opposed to a khaki election, like in 1900, 1918 or 1945. Unfortunately he can't come out in public and comment in case someone asks him about the Lockerbie bomber.
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby SE13 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:27 pm

At the minute I doubt if he could win the election if he were the only candidate.

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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby absolutely_fabregas » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:46 pm

i watched quite a bit of the ashes, and to be honest, i actually am liking cricket now, and got quite into it, just gutted about the result....

seriously though i do like watching it now
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Fabrestuta » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:57 pm

I'm not a cricket lover and I am certainly not what you'd call an expert, but what about all the criticism Ponting has gotten by Aussie legends? Before the ashes ever started Sky showed interviews where they called him a bad captain who had never done anything to earn the praise he received.
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby SE13 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:26 am

I suppose it's because he's the first Aussie Captain to lead a side to two Ashes defeats, but he led them to victory in South Africa which is no mean feat.

He's also the highest ever run scorer for Australia averaging well over 50. He is what is known as the prize scalp for England, we know he can be devastating once he's in.

I wonder what the Australian take on him is.......
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby gooneritis » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:33 am

jeff thompson has been laying into him big time
he said "everyone in australia thinks he is a c***"

now lashing him about not "going down with the ship like a captain should".
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby damo1583 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:00 pm

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absolutely_fabregas wrote:i watched quite a bit of the ashes, and to be honest, i actually am liking cricket now, and got quite into it, just gutted about the result....

seriously though i do like watching it now

and to think of the grief you dished out to me when I started playing cricket again....LOL
seriously I am glad you enjoyed the series (test series can be tough to get into), the upcoming one dayers and 20/20's will be quality mate.....
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Re: The Ashes 2009 | Fifth Test

Postby Jay22 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:05 pm

absolutely_fabregas wrote:i watched quite a bit of the ashes, and to be honest, i actually am liking cricket now, and got quite into it, just gutted about the result....

seriously though i do like watching it now

Glad you've finally seen the light :P
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