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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Smith didn't suggest the ball tampering, but he did learn about it and was a weak leader in not stopping it.
    Oh stop with the pathetic excuses already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    He displays an almost Aspergers ability to concentrate, to singly focus.


    That's pretty much the polar opposite of Asperger's

    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I rarely hear people discuss him as a Leader.


    Now why would that be?



    These attempts to minimise Smith's knowledge and responsibility in Sandpapergate are really quite pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    (Smith) displays an almost Aspergers ability to concentrate, to singly focus.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    That's pretty much the polar opposite of Asperger's
    cyrille, maybe you are confusing 'Aspergers' with 'ADHD'

    Asperger's syndrome is a condition on the autism spectrum, with generally higher functioning.
    People with this condition may be socially awkward and have an all-absorbing interest in specific topics. ... . Mayo Clinic and others
    Research indicates that people with ASD have an increased ability to focus attention on certain tasks . While neurotypicals may “waste” time in some activities that appeal to them—activities including socializing and small talk—people with ASD can concentrate for extended periods of time on reading, writing, observing, painting, etc. ... . Forbes

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic problem that results in poor concentration and control of impulses

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    Ooh look, a squirrel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    the only thing that they will be reminded is that Good Men (man) sometimes make bad decisions.
    Oh so you know the guy in real life then?

    No I didn't think so, the only thing you have seen Smith do without a cricket bat in his hand, is him conspiring behind closed doors to be a cheating cnut.

    You telling your kids that he's a good man just adds a fabulist or bullshitter to their list of Aussie role models






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    Bairstow dropped from the squad for the games in NZ.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...d-tour-cricket

    Interesting to see two Lancy players in there as well. There was a bit of hype around Mahmood when he first came onto the scene, but it then seemed to die a death. Dunno owt about Parkinson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Bairstow dropped from the squad for the games in NZ.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...d-tour-cricket

    Interesting to see two Lancy players in there as well. There was a bit of hype around Mahmood when he first came onto the scene, but it then seemed to die a death. Dunno owt about Parkinson.
    You do know the Ashes are over, don't you?

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    ^ Yep, the Cricket thread for everything except the Ashes is ... http://teakdoor.com/the-sports-room/...world-609.html (Cricket scores around the world)

    Look forward to seeing you there

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ^ Yep, the Cricket thread for everything except the Ashes is ... http://teakdoor.com/the-sports-room/...world-609.html (Cricket scores around the world)

    Look forward to seeing you there
    Sorry about that boys. I'm still caught up in the fervour of the summer's action.

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    Very good Ashes series. The pitches presented by England are proof that pitches which help the bowler are going to produce interesting matches. The duke ball also assists the bowler more than the kookaburra due to the seam prodruding, which means the ball moves around on green English pitches.

    Sadly, drop in pitches mixed with the kookaburra ball in Australia have taken away the character of traditional pitches (bouncy Brisbane, turning Sydney, fast Perth, etc.) and moslty produce roads that see 4 or 500 runs per innings the norm. It`s no secret that the broadcasters request 5 day pitches, which often result in a yawn fest.

    Personally, I would like to see the duke ball used in Australia too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Oh so you know the guy in real life then?

    No I didn't think so, the only thing you have seen Smith do without a cricket bat in his hand, is him conspiring behind closed doors to be a cheating cnut.

    You telling your kids that he's a good man just adds a fabulist or bullshitter to their list of Aussie role models





    England openly admit using saliva from mints on one side of the ball in the memerable 2005 Ashes. Just about every team has been guilty of ball tampering.

    Dopey Warner was the `brains` behind sandpapergate. The fact that he was so brazen about it meant it looked really bad, which is why the players involved were punished heavily.

    It was an extrememly stupid thing to attempt with so many cameras, but jumping on your high horse and preaching that England have not tampered with ball is nonsense.

    I blame Warner and feel that he is a complete cvnt for attempting such a thing, but the 3 involved have been punished and it`s time to move on.

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    Smith will be reminded about the sandpaper saga the rest of his life not only by the Poms but also by Australians.

    I agree he was not the instigator but he allowed it to happen and as the skipper he should have clipped the idea in the bud.

    The one thing I remember most about Greg Chappell is not the fact he was a wonderful batsman but the fact he made his brother bowl that underarm shit.

    Not cheating but not in the spirit of the game.

    Anyway you can be sure every time Smith scores another decent innings against the unwashed he will be publicly reminded just like every time we retain the ashes we are reminded that we can never physically hold the ashes urn.

    Some things never change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post

    The one thing I remember most about Greg Chappell is not the fact he was a wonderful batsman but the fact he made his brother bowl that underarm shit.

    Not cheating but not in the spirit of the game.

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    Yup! He will never live that down! You really have to feel sorry for brother Trevor, who was just following orders.

    He pretty much ducked out of public life because of it.

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    ^^He said, making a fuss about it.



    Drawn series...get over it.

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