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Old 14th December 2017, 10:44   #101
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Ah, I see that I've triggered the circle-jerking reactionaries on here.

I'm not bothered about the anthem. Always thought we could choose something a bit more lively, but GSTQ is what we've got. As Rob says it's the dull, repetitive chanting as a "joke" that's been repeated on each Ashes tour for a generation or two. At least come up with a new set of songs.
Like I say, there is nothing stopping you joining up with them and being the leading voice of something new. After all, what might be boring to you is actually a good laugh when you are out in the middle of it. Had a great time at the WACA back in 2006, despite us getting humped. The Barmy Army were great fun to be around.

Or you can just sit in your bedroom and moan.

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Old 14th December 2017, 10:44   #102
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Old 14th December 2017, 10:45   #103
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Vital knock from Bairstow, too. Great to see him back to form. Can he double up the ton tally?
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Old 14th December 2017, 10:47   #104
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Yeah, as a prolific attender of live sport, I have an admiration for the BA. Just sometimes, though, listening to the same old chants for hours on end can spoil a fellow's day.

Although, these may not actually emanate from the Official Barmy Army©...the term tends to cover anyone who travels to watch England in a replica shirt.
I rather think 'yaaaaaarkshire' takes that title for me!
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Old 14th December 2017, 10:48   #105
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Superb that at least one +50 knock doesn't go on the PLF thread.
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Well done to the poms, they win the day.
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Old 14th December 2017, 11:04   #108
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Malan made a ton? ICC should definitely be investigating this game.

By far Englands best day of the tour, though you feel it could just be a batathon ala NZ 2015, but with runs on the board Australia will at least be under pressure in their first ings.
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As Alan Ross once wrote about Lord Ted - "Suddenly....the innings was not in ruins, but classically erect, like pillars soaring with eagles".

These chaps are just 32 short of England's record 5th wicket stand against Australia (Compton & Paynter, Nottingham, 1938). I wonder if the BT Sport website will show more than the usual 6 minutes of highlights this evening?
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Great partnership from Malan and Bairstow, they've probably done enough to at least secure a draw and England might even pinch a win if they bowl well.
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Great partnership from Malan and Bairstow, they've probably done enough to at least secure a draw and England might even pinch a win if they bowl well.
Steady on old chap - we could be skittled by 360 by lunch...


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Excellent from England today, despite Cook and Root disappointing (again).

We can hopefully capitalize on the strong position tomorrow after the to-be-expected new ball onslaught first up.
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Could have been even better if the 3rd ump knew the rules. The DRS is there to eliminate "howlers" so for a reply that shows nothing on hot spot, nothing in slow mo and shows only a bit on snicko (the angle was not conducive to even see if the ball is at the gloves or not) it is not enough to eliminate the on field decision.

A shambles.
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Old 14th December 2017, 11:54   #114
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Steady on old chap - we could be skittled by 360 by lunch...


TMS mentioned storms etc forecast.
Yeah showers are forecast for Day 4 and 5 which is why a draw is likely from here unless there are some batting collapses.

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Could have been even better if the 3rd ump knew the rules. The DRS is there to eliminate "howlers" so for a reply that shows nothing on hot spot, nothing in slow mo and shows only a bit on snicko (the angle was not conducive to even see if the ball is at the gloves or not) it is not enough to eliminate the on field decision.

A shambles.
Yeah Stoneman was unlucky, there didn't look to be enough evidence to overturn the original not out decision.
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Like I say, there is nothing stopping you joining up with them and being the leading voice of something new. After all, what might be boring to you is actually a good laugh when you are out in the middle of it. Had a great time at the WACA back in 2006, despite us getting humped. The Barmy Army were great fun to be around.

Or you can just sit in your bedroom and moan.

Choose life Ali
Well I guess you've turned a corner in your life since your trip, but you used to be the resident expert on keyboard warrior-ing.

300/4. Not had it so good for a long time down under.
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Old 14th December 2017, 13:17   #116
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Yeah, as a prolific attender of live sport, I have an admiration for the BA. Just sometimes, though, listening to the same old chants for hours on end can spoil a fellow's day.

Although, these may not actually emanate from the Official Barmy Army©...the term tends to cover anyone who travels to watch England in a replica shirt.
The long repetitive renditions of songs like Everywhere We Go only tends to be when things are going badly for the team and they need some encouragement to keep going.

It's pretty easy for players' heads to drop in a long day in the field in often hot, trying conditions. Some players really feed off of that support. I don't know the current lot so well in that regard but players like Harmy and Hoggy got a real extra spring in their step with the following support and would keep running in hard late in the day even when things were going against them/the team.

I know it's a low bar but I tend to find the BA more original and less repetitive than listening to the BTSport commentators (although I've been impressed by Ponting).

Anyway back to the cricket itself. The final session was easily England's best this tour. The key was Malan being positive, particularly against Lyon. For too much of this series they've let Lyon bowl at them rather than being positive and looking to work him for low risk runs and rotating the strike. That's what KP use to do in the middle order and before him Thorpe and what England have missed as it's so important to keep the scoreboard ticking and disrupt the opposition's plans so they can't just bowl at you. There may be times when you need to defend but overall you need to do more than defend, particularly against their weaker bowlers, if you're going to put big runs up on the board. Malan generally got that balance right about being positive and playing with intent without being Ian Bell reckless and chipping one down mid-on's throat.

He scored 110 off of 175 balls whereas for the rest of the series he's scored 108 off of 285. Obviously the flat pitch helped him, but there are a few England players who are going to have to score at that rate if they are going to score test match hundreds because they aren't good enough to bat 3+ sessions.
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Well I guess you've turned a corner in your life since your trip, but you used to be the resident expert on keyboard warrior-ing.

300/4. Not had it so good for a long time down under.
I remember Chris Read warrior-ing whilst over in Perth, back on the old 606 board. Wonder what happened to Scotwoz and TITD.

Yep, been a good un for us today and 'should' prevent us losing the Ashes at the WACA like we did when I was there. I got to see that Gilchrist 2nd fastest test ton though. And even better, Gojo's duck
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Magnificent partnership. Kudos to Malan! Keep it up boys ...
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Old 14th December 2017, 13:50   #119
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Good day for England. Got a chance to really go on with it and bat the Aussies out of it. At the same time, a poor day in the field for the Aussies. Whatever happens, hope it doesn't turn into another waca batathon.
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Could have been even better if the 3rd ump knew the rules. The DRS is there to eliminate "howlers" so for a reply that shows nothing on hot spot, nothing in slow mo and shows only a bit on snicko (the angle was not conducive to even see if the ball is at the gloves or not) it is not enough to eliminate the on field decision.

A shambles.
I thought it was a pretty easy decision to make, there was a snicko movement and it could only be the top glove judging from the replay from behind. It was further proved to be correct a little later on and Stoneman knew it was the right decision. Great umpiring IMO.
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