Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 20:38

I have never promoted Reeks, so you can pull that straw man down.

Nor have I promoted Mitch Marsh. Ever.

I still believe Bailey should have gone to India this year - in form, leadership qualities, and horses for courses.

Maxwell is a talent-wasting arrogant tosspot (TWAT) and should be nowhere near the Test side.

Wade is a piece of crap that should be consigned to the sewers of history.






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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 21:42

I hereby start a partition to elevate Mr Aloysius F Lardbucket esquire to the position of Chief Selector on the Aus NSP.

Please sign here if you want to bandwagon.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by beamer on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 22:37

lardbucket wrote:Maxwell is a talent-wasting arrogant tosspot (TWAT)

Thatís pretty common for Cricketers of Unbelievable Natural Talent...

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Nath on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:39

beamer wrote:
lardbucket wrote:Maxwell is a talent-wasting arrogant tosspot (TWAT)

Thatís pretty common for Cricketers of Unbelievable Natural Talent...

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by horace on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 00:45

Bailey was tried and failed at Test level. He now clogs the Unsuccessful Tozzie Team where his alleged leadership skills have been to little avail in recent years. I would have thought retirement should have been contemplated a year or two ago.

I have not been an urger for No Show and was as shocked as anyone when he scored a ton v the Bannies. Weed is in poor form and should not be selected. Snivel is in poor form and it seems Seasick Steve has negligible confidence in him.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 01:06

horace wrote:Weed is in poor form and should not be selected. Snivel is in poor form and it seems Seasick Steve has negligible confidence in him.

Making Bancroft the obvious choice.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 08:31

Suggesting Handscomb as Test keeper is surely just trolling, though.

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Bradman on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 09:18

If we're still desperate for a versatile no6 apparently there's someone called Perry.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by JGK on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 09:30

Bradman wrote:If we're still desperate for a versatile no6 apparently there's someone called Perry.


Was just about to say the same thing. 213* - third highest score ever in Tests.

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 09:33

And shit all over the previous highest on Aus soil (by Denise Annetts - 148)
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by horace on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 09:42

JGK wrote:
Bradman wrote:If we're still desperate for a versatile no6 apparently there's someone called Perry.


Was just about to say the same thing. 213* - third highest score ever in Tests.

What a champ.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 04:37

Meanwhile, Drunky has been sniffing his greyhound's bumhole

"Australia's national selection panel have foreshadowed they will stick with allrounder Hilton Cartwright in the number six batting berth for the upcoming Magellan Ashes Series against England, former Test captain Ricky Ponting has told cricket.com.au.

Even though Cartwright recorded a pair of ducks in his most recent JLT Sheffield Shield appearance for Western Australia, against a Test-strength New South Wales attack, Ponting believes the selectors have effectively flagged their view that the 25-year-old is the man for the job."


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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 07:05

Seems nobody outside this Socratic marvel rates Fergie a chance in hell....the Age nominated NINE possibilities for the no 6 gig, including Hoss, NoShow, Boof Jr, Holy Moises and Banger, but CF still nowhere to be seen

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Big Dog on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 07:27

Fred Nerk wrote:Seems nobody outside this Socratic marvel rates Fergie a chance in hell....the Age nominated NINE possibilities for the no 6 gig, including Hoss, NoShow, Boof Jr, Holy Moises and Banger, but CF still nowhere to be seen

Neither is Bailey who scored a ton today whereas all other candidates failed. Our selectors are determined to drive us to the bottom of the test rankings.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by taipan on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 07:57

Big Dog wrote:
Fred Nerk wrote:Seems nobody outside this Socratic marvel rates Fergie a chance in hell....the Age nominated NINE possibilities for the no 6 gig, including Hoss, NoShow, Boof Jr, Holy Moises and Banger, but CF still nowhere to be seen

Neither is Bailey who scored a ton today whereas all other candidates failed. Our selectors are determined to drive us to the bottom of the test rankings.

Aus is lucky to have so many class batsmen vying for one spot.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Big Dog on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 08:07

taipan wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
Fred Nerk wrote:Seems nobody outside this Socratic marvel rates Fergie a chance in hell....the Age nominated NINE possibilities for the no 6 gig, including Hoss, NoShow, Boof Jr, Holy Moises and Banger, but CF still nowhere to be seen

Neither is Bailey who scored a ton today whereas all other candidates failed. Our selectors are determined to drive us to the bottom of the test rankings.

Aus is lucky to have so many class batsmen vying for one spot.

Aye but most of them are shyte.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 09:16

Aye, otherwise we'd have an incumbent and not 8 pretenders.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 22:09

Geez I hope the NSP has the balls to reshape the current Aus top 7 based on current form. It would then probably be:

GCS
Little Rhino
Ooze
Tweek
Wank
Little Boof/Fergie
Bangers

The bowlers pick themselves.

9 days to go. Very Happy
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 00:21

My 12: I think 11 positions are now settled, barring late injury, with the XII including Renshaw and Handscomb, and the 12th position (listed as 'another' in the list below) could still be any of the following, depending on what happens in the Shield games today and tomorrow:

one of Wade/Carey/Nevill

OR (more likely)

one of Lehmann, D Smith, Ferguson, M Harris, Mitch or Shaun Marsh, Bailey, Burns, Doolan in declining likelihood. Dubber bias suggests two Smiths will get in but I have a feeling they may choose Mitch Marsh, if only to spite horrie.


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Warner
Renshaw (I don't think they'll drop him after 3 bad Shield games)
Khawaja
Smith
Handscomb (is he is any danger? - has done little, but I think he's safe)
another *
Bancroft (a certainty now, I think, and well deserved)
Starc
Cummins
Bird
Lyon
Hazlewood

12th could yet be Renshaw, I wouldn't mind the 4 pacers and Lyon give our lack of all-rounders

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 00:27

OK a bit of a brain fade above

D Smith is of course D Hughes. Same thing. Dubber. Already has his Test cap in a brown paper bag.

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Bradman on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 01:06

But you're not on the AND p
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by skully on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 01:50

I repeat, a Test match is no place to hope that a player finds some form with the bat. Wrench must be jettisoned for either Bancroft (I'd prefer him at 6 or 7) or Harris, to allow him to find his touch again in Shield (ala MtFTB).

If Wrench plays he'll be even more circumspect at the crease than normal as he tries to find the middle of the bat. A supercrab at one end will only place added pressure on the implosive Warner.

The Test XI's biggest mystery is still the no. 6 spot.
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 03:08

I think he'll be chosen "to show faith in a young player who has done no wrong at Test level" and then left out of the 12.

Bancroft is locked in either way, IMHO.

We seem to agree on the 'another' spot. Doolan making a late charge from left field?

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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by Big Dog on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 03:28

Injury scare for Bairstow
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Re: Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 23-27 November, 2017

Post by lardbucket on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 03:38

Doolan now 200* and continuing.

Maxwell the aspiring Test all-rounder finally brought on to bowl. Surely, surely not this muppet.

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