It's just not cricket

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 18:38 Sat 05 Sep 2015

djewesbury wrote:Lovely innings from Morgan.
Finally you've said something that is true.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 18:39 Sat 05 Sep 2015

djewesbury wrote:Wouldn't be surprised if Smith gets fined for that ungentlemanly behaviour.
...and then you let yourself down.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 18:40 Sat 05 Sep 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Wouldn't be surprised if Smith gets fined for that ungentlemanly behaviour.
...and then you let yourself down.
How? It's a fact. You're not allowed to shout and point like that. Simple. Nothing to do with whether you think he's right or not.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 18:41 Sat 05 Sep 2015

Some excellent points being made on TMS. Very balanced. You should listen.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 18:58 Sat 05 Sep 2015

And remember that this is, uniquely, a professional sport played not simply according to laws, rules or regulations, but also with an expectation of fair and generous conduct on the part of both captains. When people talk about the 'spirit of cricket', it isn't just a meaningless cliché.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 19:01 Sat 05 Sep 2015

Some hilarious childlike huffiness being displayed by Beefie on Sky - what a plonker.
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Re: It's just not cricket

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Post by djewesbury » 19:02 Sat 05 Sep 2015

Beefie a plonker. Hold the back page.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 19:03 Sat 05 Sep 2015

djewesbury wrote:And remember that this is, uniquely, a professional sport played not simply according to laws, rules or regulations, but also with an expectation of fair and generous conduct on the part of both captains. When people talk about the 'spirit of cricket', it isn't just a meaningless cliché.
Indeed, and having a dig at your opposing captain in a live TV interview after having enough time to calm down and gather your thoughts after the game has ended is extremely poor form. It even caused Beefie to stop moaning and admit Smith wasn't at fault for appealing.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by jdaw1 » 19:10 Sat 05 Sep 2015

djewesbury wrote:And remember that this is, uniquely, a professional sport played not simply according to laws, rules or regulations, but also with an expectation of fair and generous conduct on the part of both captains. When people talk about the 'spirit of cricket', it isn't just a meaningless cliché.
Indeed, the same is meant to apply on ThePortForum.

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Post by djewesbury » 19:12 Sat 05 Sep 2015

All I heard Morgan say (to Pat Murphy) was that if it had been him, he would have withdrawn the appeal. Which is fair enough.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 19:16 Sat 05 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:And remember that this is, uniquely, a professional sport played not simply according to laws, rules or regulations, but also with an expectation of fair and generous conduct on the part of both captains. When people talk about the 'spirit of cricket', it isn't just a meaningless cliché.
Indeed, the same is meant to apply on ThePortForum.
Later on, or perhaps tomorrow, I will find the scene in the film of A Taste of Honey where Rita Tushingham's young gay friend implores her and her mother to stop arguing like fishwives. The screaming halts; after a beat, the mother replies, archly, "Oh give over, we enjoy it".
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 20:35 Sat 05 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:And remember that this is, uniquely, a professional sport played not simply according to laws, rules or regulations, but also with an expectation of fair and generous conduct on the part of both captains. When people talk about the 'spirit of cricket', it isn't just a meaningless cliché.
Indeed, the same is meant to apply on ThePortForum.
Indeed. And the Umpire's decision is final. Apologies if a line has been crossed.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by AW77 » 00:30 Sun 06 Sep 2015

I guess :TPF: cricket lovers will like the Spiegel magazine's picture of the day for the 5th of September:
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/augen ... 22824.html

It shows some (elderly) gentlemen trying to catch the ball that Australia's Shane Watson hit into the stand. In my mind's eye I imagined the scene with some :TPF: regulars in it. I guess it would like Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", but with Daniel as Marianne. :lol:
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 00:41 Sun 06 Sep 2015

What a truly beautiful image André. Thank you!
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 00:42 Sun 06 Sep 2015

Ah, but I think you will find that because none of those members willfully made those movements none of them are guilty of looking silly.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 00:43 Sun 06 Sep 2015

*non-wilful yawn*
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 00:44 Sun 06 Sep 2015

I think we could use that image to revive "Spot the Ball".

Come on Daniel, we could team up with Glenn and turn it into a computer game!
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by jdaw1 » 00:50 Sun 06 Sep 2015

AW77 wrote:with Daniel as Marianne.
djewesbury wrote:What a truly beautiful image
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 01:04 Sun 06 Sep 2015

DRT wrote:I think we could use that image to revive "Spot the Ball".

Come on Daniel, we could team up with Glenn and turn it into a computer game!
I'm with you all the way Derek. By your side till the day I die. They may not understand us, the may never see what our love is, they may moan and chide at the depth of our feeling, tut and cluck at our craven need for each other. They may even think we bicker and argue. But they don't understand; and I don't care whether they understand or not. I don't care whether the world laughs or frowns or wags its finger at us Derek. I don't care so long as I have you.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 01:10 Sun 06 Sep 2015

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:I think we could use that image to revive "Spot the Ball".

Come on Daniel, we could team up with Glenn and turn it into a computer game!
I'm with you all the way Derek. By your side till the day I die. They may not understand us, the may never see what our love is, they may moan and chide at the depth of our feeling, tut and cluck at our craven need for each other. They may even think we bicker and argue. But they don't understand; and I don't care whether they understand or not. I don't care whether the world laughs or frowns or wags its finger at us Derek. I don't care so long as I have you.
*bows*
Daniel, put it back and tuck your pockets in. I have told you before that the elephant trick doesn't work on me!
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 01:11 Sun 06 Sep 2015

It's just us here isn't it. I think everyone else has left... Oh god. The shame.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 00:26 Tue 08 Sep 2015

I have held my fire for long enough about this Stokes thing. I am not sure if he was out or not. But he definitely was out because I saw the umpire raise his finger. Smith is irritating.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by flash_uk » 09:33 Tue 08 Sep 2015

LGTrotter wrote:Smith is irritating.
Yes he often has that look on his face suggesting he has been badly slighted or somehow the world is against him. Does anyone remember Peter Such that average England spinner from the 90s. He could sport a similar look.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 23:04 Tue 08 Sep 2015

LGTrotter wrote:Smith is irritating.
As are many current and previous captains of England and other nations. It is how it is.
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