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by Makhi (U12643635) 20 July 2008
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Well done Polly for telling him to go wider of the crease again. The result was perfect, he bowled an amazing spell and picked up two wickets which should of been 3 if it hadn't of been for Bowden.

Watch out England.....................

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posted Jul 21, 2008

We Need to get 130 in front and then bring back Bob Willis for tomorrow jester

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posted Jul 21, 2008

The umpiring has been poor all series so far, very poor, in fact - Harper never been up to much but Bowden seems to have lost the plot altogether - but England are getting smacked here and it has nothing to do with the umpires.
If we are to have any chance Cook, Bell and KP have to score 400 runs between them - Ambrose will score zip, Flintoff may get a few, also Broad.

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posted Jul 21, 2008

Will somebondy tell the selectors that Vaughan has to open with strauss!!! Cook at 3, then:

Pietersen
Bell
Flintoff
G.Jones
Sidebottom
S.Jones
Harmison
Panesar


I kno u may look at G.Jones and wonder... but we have tried five or six different WK and none have provided, seems sensible to go back to the guy who got runs against the best in the world. We also need to stop pickin a bowler coz he can bat Abit. I would sooner have a bowler who can take a wicket than score 50 runs every 5 tests. Let bowlers bowl and let batters bat. Flintoff is in there to bridge the 2! With harmison (90mph) Flintoff (90mph) Sidebottom (accurate Swing) S.jones (88Mph with swing) and panesar (spin) we have a balanced and menacing attack!!

COMMON SENSE!!!

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posted Jul 21, 2008

South Africa are showing us the way - our wonderful selectors will ignore all the evidence before than, of course and continue to look for bowlers that bat, batsmen that keep wicket and batsmen that think a test match is just a longer version of 20/20

Harmison, Jones, Sidebottom, Flintoff and Panesar have to play the next game. I'd put Foster in ahead of Jones or Ambrose. This lost will stick with Ambrose or bring in Prior and play without a keeper at all.

Numbers one to five - I think more of an attitude problem than technical one, and who is there to bring in anyway?

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posted Jul 21, 2008

Spot on Vinotackler!

Wat did rob key do wrong? Did he sleep with all the selectors missus! he got double hundred!!! n was dropped!!?

Either way, i do rate the top five, i think they are just in the wrong order thats all

Spot on tho mate

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posted Jul 21, 2008

I have followed this discussion since it began and most of the comments/suggestions have been great.
We all obviously care very much about this game and most of us appear to be supporters of England. It's a shame those 'on high' - the selectors - can't admit that ideas from lovers of the game warrant some attention.
I am interested in the idea of Vaughan opening - I wonder if this would see him return to form?

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posted Jul 21, 2008

Not a chance in my opinion.We have two wickets down and have to bat for two and alf days more.If we salvage a draw it will really be one of the great escapes of all time. Darren Pattinson is a mistery to me. Chris Tremlett should have been next in line. I also think you have to seriously look at Matt Prior again, especially in the one dayers, he hit 137 off 120 balls yesterday.Our batsmen that are left like Pieterson and Flintoff are spectular rather than grinders. We need a Mike Atherton type in now, that why I would preomote Ian Bell up the order to play with Cook.

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comment by GHBRich (U7786234)

posted Jul 21, 2008

One player who I think has come out of this Test match with credit is Anderson - he looked the most dangerous of England's seamers and, although has struggled for wickets like the rest of England's attack, has hardly been carted around the park like some people feared. For me, he is the first bowler on the teamsheet now, and I have never been a fan! (that says quite a lot about the rest of our bowlers!)

Assuming Sidey comes back for pattinson, the only other change I think will be made is Tremlett for Broad. Personally, I would go with Harmy, but I think the selectors have decided that there is no return for the boys of '05...

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posted Jul 21, 2008

nooooooooooo! That isnt our WK failing again is it? thats unusual!

One major point! look at all the starts that have been made in the england innings. Who has gone on? Even Cook, got a 60 again? why cant he push on! is it mental, is it technical?

SOME1 EXPLAIN!!!

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posted Jul 22, 2008

It beggars belief that a so called international cricketer, can come into bat ten minutes before lunch, and totally disregarding the state of the game, get himself out. He should hang his head in shame, and forfeit his wages to charity. I don't care how talented Pieterson is, his performance was a disgrace. What Kevin needs to realise, is how much hurt and disappointment he caused the likes of me and countless others. It's not Pieterson v South Africa. He needs dropping for a Test or two, as talented as he is,to sort out his priorities.

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