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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:04 am 
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Bush Baptist wrote:

And if it weren't for a rookie, the Aussies would have been thumped in 3 - 4 days.


Yup, a No 11 is not supposed to get a 100!

But at least Eng klapped the Aussies, but it was tense towards the end. They got close!


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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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Well done England.............even though you gave us a bit of a fright!!! :shock:

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Well done England. But was very disappointed with Broad. He knew he was out and should have walked.


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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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Well done England. But was very disappointed with Broad. He knew he was out and should have walked.


There has been a lot of debate about that.
The way I see it is that every batsman has the right to stand his ground until the umpire makes a decision.
The umpire made a mistake and gave him not out, and the Aussies had used up their DRS
So I don't have a problem with what Broad did.


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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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When an appeal went up against Adam Gilchrist, Jimmy Cook and others and he stood his ground, he was given not out. That is because they were well known walkers.

But if you leave it up to the umpires (nowadays DRS is a huge help if you have reviews in hand) then don't bleat when you are given out and you weren't.

It is about honesty, a scarce commodity in top sport today, like the diving and penalty manipulation in the English game over the last few years.

Watch rugby. The biggest players when they are penalised just walk off/back, they don't rush the ref and whinge.

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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I think some of the cricketers stand because they feel that they have been given out plenty of times when they weren't, so it's a type of revenge :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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I am in favour of the DRS system, because you get as good a decision as possible, whereas in the past, some terrible ones were made.

But like I said, if you leave it up to the umpire, don't bleat when he gets it wrong..

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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Bush Baptist wrote:
I am in favour of the DRS system, because you get as good a decision as possible, whereas in the past, some terrible ones were made.

But like I said, if you leave it up to the umpire, don't bleat when he gets it wrong..


Agreed BB

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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Bush Baptist wrote:
I am in favour of the DRS system, because you get as good a decision as possible, whereas in the past, some terrible ones were made.

But like I said, if you leave it up to the umpire, don't bleat when he gets it wrong..


Absolutely
Trott had been given out LBW earlier when he had clearly had an inside edge.

As a commentator once said (can't remember who - could have been Mike Atherton)
There was some whingeing about a decision. And he said, maybe the umpire did make a mistake, and maybe the batsman wasn't out. But as long as he is consistent in the way he treats both teams, then they can't complain.


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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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OK all I'll withdraw my comment about Broad not walking. :redface: However, I do agree with you about the DRS system as it does seem to iron out the mistakes which umpires sometimes make.

It is just a pity that there are not many cricketers like Amla around as he is the silent one and walks. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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Of course :redface:

I forgot to add Amla to my small group.

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What a difference between soccer players and cricket players. The cricket players, when unhappy with an umpire's decission will have a serious look at the umpire but continue walking whilst soccer players almost spit in the face of the refs if they don't agree with him. They sort of gang tackle the ref, shouting in his face. That is why I will rather have a quiet stroll through a bird sanctuary, than watch a soccer match. Someone said that rugby is a sport for hooligans, played by gentleman and soccer is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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:hmz:

I think it is a difference in how the games are run Rooies. In the year that refs gave an extra 10 yards for dissent in soccer, things improved, and why they discontinued it who knows.

The refs should be protected and backed more by the administrators, and clean up the game, and not allow silly unfounded allegations to (almost) wreck their careers.

Another thing, in soccer they should implement the sin bin for a yellow card - off for 10 minutes. In some games it might be six a side for a while, but so be it.

That and the '10 yards' would make the 'beautiful game' more beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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I think there should be a zero tolerance policy with football
If you show dissent to the ref, dive, any form of bad behaviour - 2 match ban. End of.
That will put a stop to it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Sports Desk
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Klapped the Aussies again :dance:


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