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    Cricket

    Welp, that's over with. Really weird series in that we weren't amazing but England were fucking pants - stupid selections, stupid batting decisions, stupid fielding. My overriding feeling is that I'm disappointed Smudge and Marnus didn't dine out more, disappointed England didn't show much until the series was over, but hopeful Green has emerged as a genuine allrounder, and hopeful Warner's form pushed him closer to the chop. There's some insane stats attached to this series, but Boland's 17 wickets at less than 10 was insane. Anyway, it's been fun lads, well, fun for m
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    Cricket

    Funny, Izzy Westbury spent the whole Fourth Test comparing Sydney to Manchester. Hobart temperature and rainfall would surely be more comparable…
  3. Raconteur

    Cricket

    Generally good for seamers but small boundaries. Weather is always an issue in Tasmania as well…
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    Cricket

    Been unable to join the chat during this Test, which is a shame because it’s been the best Test of the series. Top drawer cricket from both teams over the five days - although @neesy111 is correct to say we were on top for much of it. Yet again (ie twice against India in 20-21 and today) we’ve failed to close out a match we should have won. For a side whose strength is their bowling, it’s a bit of a worry. Gotta salute Stokes and Bairstow - proper courage and determination on display And yes, as of today, Usman Khawaja is equal most popular player in Austra
  5. Guilty as charged. I think my first post was something like "I wonder if Manquillo was offered to Atleti" - and when it was dismissed I chose to defend it.
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    Cricket

    Rain forces an early end to play. Honours even but the rain came and the wrong time for England
  7. Look, I agree Manquillo has been underused and underappreciated, but we’re all hoping Trippier starts every match on the run in - Krafth has proven to be slightly less than shite under Howe, and we really don’t need three right backs if one of them is first name on the sheet when available, do we? I also agree Manquillo is leagues better than Krafth, but isn’t he (Krafth) on huge wages? I think the club will be looking to shift players rather than cancel contracts or let unregistered players run down their contracts. All monies spent doing that would be wasted in a FFP
  8. Not as a starter, sure, but he’s a good squad option for them. I’m not advocating it, just seems like we have to shift quite a lot of dead weight and adding Manquillo to a stack of cash for Trippier is a pretty decent deal all round
  9. I’m curious whether Manquillo was offered to Atleti - seems a simple solution as we are one in, one out with regards to squad registration.
  10. I thought Colback was capped before he came here? And I’m pretty sure Stevie Fistpumps never got called up…?
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    Cricket

    Hadn’t even checked - I’m in the middle of a 35+ heatwave in rural Victoria
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    Cricket

    Australian team confirmed for the Sydney Test - Travis Head (COVID) out for Usman Khawaja, otherwise unchanged. There was talk of picking two spinners but left Swepson on the bench. Seems like you guys have made only one change - Broad for Robinson. I can’t believe this Test is going ahead - half the BBL league is out of action, Sydney had a plague-high of 23,000 cases today with the trend line almost vertical.
  13. Thought Almiron cost more than that? Record 20 million in pound sterling? EDIT Specifically related to MLS record
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    Joelinton

    Well, this was made, so who knows…?
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