The Ashes Down Under - 2017-18

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BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

So the E(&W)CB boys and girls are down under ready for another assault on the Ashes.

Personally I think we've got a snowball in hell's chance of getting anything from this series, especially with Stokes sidelined after his fracas.

Anyway thread for news and scores?

Beign shown exclusively on BT Sport BTW.

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BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

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BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

Finn, Stokes' replacement, ruled out of the Ashes with a knee injury..

Dubai_Phil posted this 2 weeks ago

The idea of going in The Gabba with Mason Crane as only spinner...

Arrrgghhh

BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

CB Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

First two at the back, rest not so much

Dubai_Phil posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by CB Saint

First two at the back, rest not so much

 Them at the back look like been influenced by Ben Stokes..

They'e legless

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CB Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Originally posted by CB Saint

First two at the back, rest not so much

 Them at the back look like been influenced by Ben Stokes..

They'e legless

 Or midgits

dinger posted this 2 weeks ago

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

Dubai_Phil posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by dinger

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

 May have lost Moeen as well.....

BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by dinger

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

They paid bucket loads in an attempt to get more subscribers, much like the Champions League football, trouble is most of the Tests are over night (is there a day nighter this time around) so people will just watch the highlights from aletnative sources...

CB Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by BTripz

Originally posted by dinger

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

They paid bucket loads in an attempt to get more subscribers, much like the Champions League football, trouble is most of the Tests are over night (is there a day nighter this time around) so people will just watch the highlights from aletnative sources...

 And I have just sacked off BT sports lou_facepalm2

I have a fundamental issue stumping up the extra fiver they demand so that I could watch it on my Sky box, despite being a broadband and BT sport subscriber - Well they just lost the lot, lines, calls, fibre. Wankers

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dinger posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Originally posted by dinger

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

 May have lost Moeen as well.....

 What's this?  NOOOOO!!!!

He's my favourite player.  Has he been lynched by Baz for that mix-up with the poppy?

BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

Bucks posted this 2 weeks ago

I think Stokes will be back. 

Please.  

Please please please. 

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TheCholulaKid posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by BTripz

Originally posted by dinger

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

They paid bucket loads in an attempt to get more subscribers, much like the Champions League football, trouble is most of the Tests are over night (is there a day nighter this time around) so people will just watch the highlights from aletnative sources...

 And I have just sacked off BT sports lou_facepalm2

I have a fundamental issue stumping up the extra fiver they demand so that I could watch it on my Sky box, despite being a broadband and BT sport subscriber - Well they just lost the lot, lines, calls, fibre. Wankers

I just renewed my phone contract with EE. They chucked in BT Sport for 3 quid a month. MIrrorcast to the TV. Job done.

I'm also off work for 4 of the 5 tests. Smug. 

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SaintBristol posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Bucks

I think Stokes will be back. 

Please.  

Please please please. 

 I can't see it.  From a playing point of view we need him like hell.  Listened to the BBC "Omnishambles" documentary on 5 live.  Was really revealing how much psychology and team togetherness is important.  

Dubai_Phil posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by BTripz

Originally posted by dinger

We're sunk before we begin, aren't we?  Haven't found a decent top order, and our life-saving middle order is missing Stokes.

I don't think we'll win any tests.  Might be competitive in the ODIs.

Also, BT Sport?

They paid bucket loads in an attempt to get more subscribers, much like the Champions League football, trouble is most of the Tests are over night (is there a day nighter this time around) so people will just watch the highlights from aletnative sources...

 And I have just sacked off BT sports lou_facepalm2

I have a fundamental issue stumping up the extra fiver they demand so that I could watch it on my Sky box, despite being a broadband and BT sport subscriber - Well they just lost the lot, lines, calls, fibre. Wankers

 I need glasses.

Just spent my morning coffee wondering how you could suck off a tv channel.

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Dubai_Phil posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

An interesting read.

While we are led to believe we are falling to pieces before we even begin the Series, the impression is that the Aussies are solid and settled and have "plans"

But actually their selection system seems to be muddled. Might raise the concept of the possibility of the beginning of the glimmer of a chink of light through their armour

(As in we might get a Test to last more than 3 days)

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/08/spectre-of-batting-potential-haunts-australia-before-ashes-selection-is-finalised

Oh and nice call @Dingo unfortunately Moeen has a side strain and has now missed both the warm-up games. At best it will leave him short of practice in Aussie conditions (ie under cooked) at worst he could do a Woakes on us and that side strain could take a while to heal.

Luckily, the Gabba is traditionally "Seam Friendly" and the usual role of a spinner is to burn up time (unless you're Graham Swann or Warnie I guess)...........