Referees in Australia
- Jan 19, 2007
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Aussie, Aussie Aussie ... oi, oi oi
It is what it is.I'd bet the Aussies wouldn't have declared on 1st day. Brave or stupid decision?
Good points Simon.Conclusions:
1. Bairstow can't be first choice keeper. Foakes in, and Crawley or Duckett to go.
2. Ollie Robinson is a weapons grade arse. You want to go swear at a batter, take a swing at Warner. Or Marnus, who would love it. To go after Ussie, who has just finished smacking you all over the park AND is one of the nicest people in the game is just asinine. Or is because Ussie is very obviously not white?
3. Nathan Lyons is irritating to the opposition. Guaranteed to knock off a few runs that might just be crucial. My boss and I had a discussion for 45 minutes aout the match, and had Lyons down for an 8-15 runs spread to make the difference.
4. Warner needs something big next game, or he's done. My wife is convinced he will, as the Universe does, regress to the mean and keep delivering; I'm convinced that he will keep flashing away at anything wide outside off, and keep getting out.
I'd imagine its probably something along the lines of this...Simon, do you have some basis for accusing Robinson of being a racist?
Yes, apart from his teenage indiscretions.You mean apart from the ban he's already served for being racist?
What did he say? As he has a history of racist behaviour. Experience suggests possible racist overtones.Yes, apart from his teenage indiscretions.
Truthfully, it is quite possible that he is a rascist, but I think it’s a little inappropriate to suggest it because of his actions in this test. After all he used rude, but not rascist language.
Nothing wrong with a bit of Bazballan aside ... compared to the dross of the later 90s stewart era, and the negativity of the noughties (think Ashley Giles bowling left arm over a foot outside leg stump...) I'll take this england team any time. its not becasue they smash the ball everywhere - its because (although that is true) they actually seem to be enjoying themselves, are being positive, having a go.