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    Aussies to employ the Wanderers legal team to somehow defend the indefensible.

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    ****ing hell Steve Smith has gone full Scott Miller and thrown everyone under the bus.

    What a spineless little man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post
    ****ing hell Steve Smith has gone full Scott Miller and thrown everyone under the bus.

    What a spineless little man.
    Ball tampering has been and will always be a part of the game. Everyone does it but for some reason, much like performance enhancing drugs it's rarely admitted.
    The poms won an ashes series 5-0 by doctoring the ball using gum - it happens.
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    cricket is a game literally built on cheating
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    bridges made the world in 6-8 wks

    he then rested by the corner flag and all was gud
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    Hopefully itís the four players, but, if not, the three, and if not, the two.
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    Do you ever get bored of sprouting the same old crap? You're about as predictable as the punishment on the field we sit through once a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    Ball tampering has been and will always be a part of the game. Everyone does it but for some reason, much like performance enhancing drugs it's rarely admitted.
    The poms won an ashes series 5-0 by doctoring the ball using gum - it happens.
    Oh again, I ainít moralising about the act.

    But Smiths spineless behaviour was something to behold.

    If it was Alan Border, he would have berated the umps, the opposition and the media and contended that we can cheat whenever the hell we want because we are Ďstraya.

    The game went to poop the second Michael Clarke got given the top job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post
    Oh again, I ain’t moralising about the act.

    But Smiths spineless behaviour was something to behold.

    If it was Alan Border, he would have berated the umps, the opposition and the media and contended that we can cheat whenever the hell we want because we are ‘straya.

    The game went to poop the second Michael Clarke got given the top job.
    Five Star post.

    I'll never figure out how anyone thought Clarke or Smith would make good leaders. Need some real men in charge not these sad little imposters who know more about hair products and skin moisturisers than they do about short stay hotels, beer, and punting.
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    yeah well smith is also pretty much the best player in the game who normally leads by example on the pitch
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    bridges made the world in 6-8 wks

    he then rested by the corner flag and all was gud
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    Hopefully itís the four players, but, if not, the three, and if not, the two.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maito Mitch View Post
    Do you ever get bored of sprouting the same old crap? You're about as predictable as the punishment on the field we sit through once a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksey View Post
    yeah well smith is also pretty much the best player in the game who normally leads by example on the pitch
    Totally fair comment.

    But itís interesting they never applied the same argument to making Shane Warne captain.

    Itís a sad but fair excuse that there is so much money in these sports that the figurehead should be some vanilla type who wonít scare the sponsors away.

    But man oh man if your Ďleader of mení is first one in the lifeboat then thatís on the suits to deal with.

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    Also, I reackon back in the day Dave Warner would have had ONE chance given to him by the team for his stupidity.

    Not now, all these crisis management obsessed idiots want to give him the Wanderers treatment.

    They canít be surprised he keeps pulling on that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksey View Post
    yeah well smith is also pretty much the best player in the game who normally leads by example on the pitch
    His batting record will be what saves him not his leadership / captaincy. By throwing others into the line of fire rather than jumping on the grenade himself to save his players Smith has proven he's not a leaders arsehole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post
    crisis management obsessed idiots
    saw a bit of james sutherland's press conference. classic "crisis management" tropes throughout:

    - i'm shocked and disappointed this has occurred

    - we are conducting a review

    - need to undertake a deep investigation to find out what has happened

    - there is a process to be followed

    - it's too early to comment on whether any player should be stood down

    - we will await the outcome of the investigation

    to be fair, he did seem completely stunned that this had happened, but when you're captain fronts up and says "yeah i did it", what more do you need to investigate with respect to him?

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    Nothing will happen. In the past players have at the most been forced to pay a percentage of their match payment as a fine for the game when the incident occured. So it's the proverbial slap on the wrist but highly unlikely to lead to players getting banned, suspended, or even losing the captaincy.

    This is why Smith didn't care about admitting it occurred with his knowledge / encouragement - he knows nothings going to happen to him based on precedent - and the chances become even more remote when you look at his batting record.
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    Oh Iíd be shocked if both Bancroft and Smith werenít suspended for a test or 2.

    That way Smith Ďlosesí the captaincy (for a minute) but then comes back a man who has learned his lesson and vows to uphold the high standards of the baggy green etc etc etc but really we just need his test average to hover round that 60 mark and all will be forgiven.

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    The intense "mania" from media types who don't even watch cricket is astounding. Even the PM is weighing in ffs.
    There will be penalties after investigation but its like pitchfork time at the moment. Have to give the Perth game the flick tonight to see what goes on at the cricket.
    And totally agree with earlier comment that our leadership basically died when Ricky Ponting retired and left it to the new age boyz.

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    Nothing worse than having your balls tampered.

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    Better than having them tamped

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    deckheads. The only country to own up. In a game where all teams do this we suck badly.

    As for the tests we suck anyway.

    fkem would do again next test

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    Classic..
    Came across this freebie on Gumtree..

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    my god, the takes are nuclear, and the takes are universally bad

    cricket is a game that is intrinsically tied to cheating. normally i would be reveling in the opportunity to sink the boot into the 'strayan cricket team but really, come on.

    everybody is cheating in cricket, all the time. if you're not cheating, you will never win anything.

    reverse swing is legit only enabled by actually cheating. it's a slippery slope now and i reckon you won't see another reverse swing (aka cheating) masterclass for a year or so until we all find better ways to cheat again.

    the orgy of self love from the english commentariat is also sickening me to the core. michael vaughan's twitter is the best, starts out laying the boot in then ends up having to defend himself from the '05 Ashes cheating masterclass

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    q-man donít you DARE get in the way of the hot takes.
    Jim Maxwell crying, Aggers and Bloomers losing their marbles, the PM praising to Griff that it came out on the same day as yet another poor opinion poll.

    The takes are awesome, and we havenít even gotten to arvo drivetime AM radio yet.

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