No England vs. India cricket thread?


#281

Acting like an absolute oafish cunt for the majority of the night and being on the ‘right’ side of a scrap at the end of it arent necessarily exclusive innit.


#282

It’s affray not assault so everyone that’s been charged with the same offence will be tried together


#283

sure, be a bit odd of him to (presumably in a homophobic way) mimic & mock them & flick a cigarette and then get into a tear up defending their honour tho.

not suggesting it couldnt have happened like that or anything, i get that tanked up dickheads aren’t internally consistent, just odd innit.


#284

Aye. But also the sort of arrogant, self appointed moral bastion which populates every university sports social night out. He defines the point at which banter becomes homophobia and he alone will defend those boundaries. Or something like that


#285

That was my belief as well. Doesn’t sound good at all so far. Be interesting to see what the defence tactic is, whether they go along with the same set of events but with a more positive angle*, or a different account altogether of the night.

*making a weak "spin’ pun doesn’t feel right


#286

Ftfy


#287

the cardinals have made up their minds

very happy to have another ginger in the side.

be weird if we play two spinners at lords eh. india gone out to 2/1 on a pitch that is supposed to take spin.


#288

a tempter outside my off stump, might have a nibble


#289

In the old days, a simple matter of fisticuffs between ruffians would have been settled by a duel. How the world has come on.


#290

Not a Bell end?


#291

ian bell: cricket’s michael owen - discuss


#292

What is a “Michael Owen”?


#293

well done, he’s 36


#294

Ban request


#295

monstrously talented child whose talent meant they were never required to have a personality as an adult.


#296

An in form Ian Bell would probably be better than most of the current team at the moment. that said, It’s probably worth building for the future, rather than trying our hardest to win a series we should already win at home. The only way I’d bring him back, would be if it would add a stability that would take pressure off the rest of the batters and help them be more confident. Can’t see that being the case though.


#297

i’m just asking questions, so much for the tolerant left.


#298

He’s right handed.


#299

All good points, much as he has been a True Servant To The Game, it’s time to move on. I for one enjoy the prospect of all these young pups taking wickets and (hopefully) scoring runs.

Having only just caught up with all the highlights from the previous test, it looked like Broad has slowed down, he’s just sort of rattling them in rather than pushing them through. Looks like we’re going to need to find some more genuine quicks from somewhere in the next year or so.


#300

fucking hell, apparently Woakes averages 60 with the bat and 10 with the ball at Lords in tests