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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:15:28 »

The only hope? There is literally no other way England could possibly win the Ashes? And we're coming to that conclusion based on what, a few poor performances in white ball cricket? Sure, the Aussies will be the favourites but rulling England out already is nonsense.

Absolutely.

I was at Lords yesterday and it was an abject performance by England.  Bowling was ok, fielding weak and batting was pitiful.  A bunch of over-hyped flat track bullies who try to slog their way out of trouble rather than knuckling down and applying themselves. A fatal mixture of misplaced arrogance and fear.  Neither the crowd nor the players had any belief that anyone other than Root could do what was needed.

But to translate that into "we've already lost the ashes" with different players and a totally different format is just plain daft.

 
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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:23:17 »

Only hope? God life must be difficult. Starc is a class act. So are Anderson, Broad, Archer, Wood et al against an Aussie line up who canít play a swinging ball.
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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:28:47 »

Absolutely.

I was at Lords yesterday and it was an abject performance by England.  Bowling was ok, fielding weak and batting was pitiful.  A bunch of over-hyped flat track bullies who try to slog their way out of trouble rather than knuckling down and applying themselves. A fatal mixture of misplaced arrogance and fear.  Neither the crowd nor the players had any belief that anyone other than Root could do what was needed.

But to translate that into "we've already lost the ashes" with different players and a totally different format is just plain daft.

Not exactly different players though is it.... Root, Bairstow, Butler, Stokes, Wood, Moeen, Woakes, could all expect to be playing some part in the Ashes... the batting order is a shambles, Burns has 1 century this summer, Jennings averages fewer than Steve Finn in Div 2.  You can't be going with James Vince based on what we've seen thus far. Joe Denly? come on.  There's nobody knocking on the door in Div 1 batting wise.

Jimmy is still a class apart, but Broad has struggled all summer, Notts bottom, Broad has 14 wickets. Sam Curran has been mostly injured.

The ECB have put all their eggs in the white ball basket in recent years, so it's where we are, but the Convicts will want this one badly, it being 18 years since they won in England. 

The Convicts aren't great and if say Starc and Cummins went lame, then a chance.... but as it stands can't see it. 

I've recently watched 2 games where England have been bowled out  in a session V Kiwis and Windies... that's a side not taking it seriously.
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« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 13:09:47 »

How childish is calling them Convicts
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« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 13:15:30 »

How childish is calling them Convicts

In the context of a sporting rivalry, not very?
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« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 15:00:56 »

In the context of a sporting rivalry, not very?

The earliest reference to Convicts on here dates to 2005, by Larwood.  Shame she's still not around, it's been used by sundry others every Ashes encounter since.  This place gets stranger by the day
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« Reply #21 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 15:08:37 »

Just Bodyline the fuckers. That will sort them out. Never mind the no balls.
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« Reply #22 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 15:09:49 »

How childish is calling them Convicts
None more so than them calling is Pommie Bastards
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« Reply #23 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 16:25:30 »

Just what do the selectors see in James Vince?  I dont think he has the temperment for international cricket, his performances when given his chance have been abject in my opinion.  A second ball duck does not instill confidence in the team or himself.  Back to county cicket for Mr Vince please.
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« Reply #24 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 17:14:09 »

Just what do the selectors see in James Vince?  I dont think he has the temperment for international cricket, his performances when given his chance have been abject in my opinion.  A second ball duck does not instill confidence in the team or himself.  Back to county cicket for Mr Vince please.

He's got a lovely off drive... just that he gets carried away playing it.  Took Malinga about 4 balls to work it out.
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« Reply #25 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 20:46:19 »

Back to county cicket for Mr Vince please.

Sooner the better please, we want him back at the Rose Bowl full time thanks
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« Reply #26 on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 20:49:32 »

He would be right at home in the useless team we had in the 90's.  We seem to be an all or nothing type team in the one day games, and more nothing than all in Tests right now.
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« Reply #27 on: Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:22:12 »

Apparently the ICC are responsible for preparing the World Cup pitches.
India must be laughing their heads off.
Can't see anyone stopping them at the moment.

England up against it on Sunday in front of a partisan crowd.
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« Reply #28 on: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:55:13 »

Apparently the ICC are responsible for preparing the World Cup pitches.
India must be laughing their heads off.
Can't see anyone stopping them at the moment.

England up against it on Sunday in front of a partisan crowd.

We're looking for a miracle today.... Afghans to beat Pakistan.... happened in a warm up game.  Pak  then left with the Bangla Boys.

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« Reply #29 on: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:10:51 »

Just what do the selectors see in James Vince?  I dont think he has the temperment for international cricket, his performances when given his chance have been abject in my opinion.  A second ball duck does not instill confidence in the team or himself.  Back to county cicket for Mr Vince please.

Not many options with Roy injured and hales busy hanging round kings x for a score
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