Topic: Ashes 2017/2018

196 - 4

Not a bad start from England,  could have been a lot worse

Shame about the run out,  Vince had looked OK up to then

And the fun begins

Last edited by Ray Hankin's shorts (Thu 23 Nov 2017 11:55 am)

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Hardening pitch, new ball, two v fast bowlers.  I can't see 300 but it's shaping up for a good match. 

Moeen and Bairstow 50 runs plus will help immensely and potentially set us up for the win.

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I think we can win this fucker.  400 on the board if they can cart that twat Lyon about a bit.


Isn't Graham Swann a twat.

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Smith is a good batsman. Without him the Aussies are a lot weaker. Quite pleased that we haven't (yet) been rolled over. A dogged performance even in defeat could set us up nicely. They seem to have the right attitude, which hasnt always been the case over there.

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Christ - from a leggie who could bat a bit to the new Bradman.  Smith is frightening.


The way he is all over the crease must totally fuck the bowlers heads up.


But yeah - this game aint lost and for our 'nobodies' and 'batty mc bat faces' this is a great game of cricket.



However - BT sport and no terrestrial high lights can get to fuck.

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Decided to splash out and get the Ashes TV package, some great stuff last night - Root really got his bell rung with a bouncer to the forehead, did well to carry on.

Haven't been able to watch cricket in ages.

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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We're getting butt fucked

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come on Broady-lad!

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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need 200+ lead to be defendable/attactable tomorrow

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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currently 168

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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Fucked now. Bairstow going for a ramp shot.

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Aye, now a spanking  - 4 wickets, 10 runs to end innings

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Strange game.
Touch and go for 3 days yet we've taken a hammering by 10 wickets!
Worrying!

At least we have the ready made excuse of having no Stokes or Hales!

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Cockpisspartridge.. fucksake. Never a good ground for us to go to, the sad thing is the result here usually sets the tone for the rest of the Ashes. Think we are fucked, against a very mediocre aussie side.

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Not good.  No one comes out of that with and real credit.

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I thought we won the toss?

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Sounds like a good batting track but we already can't win.  If it's so good then we might draw, if we give wickets away we could lose.  Don't see how we can win.

Up against it series wise too

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Saved by the rain......for now!

If ever we need big knocks from the likes of Cook and Root it's now!

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Bookies all saying we are screwed.  Aussies 5-0 way shorter odds than any England win.

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Be lucky to scrape a draw here and that will be it.

Bowling let us down first and I just pray that the curse of captaincy has not struck Root.

Oh - and stokes kicking the shit out of that homphobe has not helped either.

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Came back a little towards the end but too little,  too late

Our batsman don't seem to be able to leave the ball - getting sucked into playing at wide swinging balls is only going to end one way.  Conversely,  if the ball isn't swinging prodigiously then our bowlers don't have the extra pace to worry the Aussie batsmen

Overton did well.  Probably shows what's required,  bring in some new faces and give them their heads - can't do much worse

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Teasing me now

Good fightback by England leaving us 177 more runs to win with 6 wickets remaining on Day 5

It's doable.  Doable enough for me to get up early and watch it

We all know it's futile but they might,  just might,  do it

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Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

Teasing me now

Good fightback by England leaving us 177 more runs to win with 6 wickets remaining on Day 5

It's doable.  Doable enough for me to get up early and watch it

We all know it's futile but they might,  just might,  do it

Jesus, I hope we can pull it out of the bag.

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Just a shame we lost that fourth wicket right at the close of play.  Needs a Captains innings tomorrow from Root!

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Chopper Read wrote:

Just a shame we lost that fourth wicket right at the close of play.  Needs a Captains innings tomorrow from Root!

Or heavy rain!

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