CarpForum - Fishing Forum
  Already registered? [Log-In]  New user? [Register]

Want 11,000+ anglers a day to see your product or service?  Click HERE to see how
Home Who's Online Member List Gallery Downloads Fish Ins Weather
Rules / Usage Help / FAQs Search Articles The Carp Shop
  New Posts: 0
   the ashes
 [Log-In]  [Register] 
offshoreoliver is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of offshoreoliver (Mark)
Contact details supplied to MODs
offshoreoliver
Posts: 2193
   Old Thread  #90 4 Jan 2014 at 1.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #88
agree,
The Cricket Board have already stated that Flowers job is safe, He needs to do the decent thing and resign.
Cook and Bell surprised me this tour with their performances( of lack of )
K.P time is up, he has to step aside.

I think im right in saying that none of our batsman has made a ton this series......
The Aussie bowlers were pitching full on this morning, thats why so many wickets fell to slip catches and caught behind, along with the lbw of Cook. yet our bowlers continued to pitch the ball short

There has been a lack of passion throughout the entire ashes series.
Bring back boycott, Botham and co....
newcarper78 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of newcarper78 (Chris)
Contact details supplied to MODs
newcarper78
Posts: 670
   Old Thread  #89 4 Jan 2014 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #88
100% agree with all of those sensible words Ken. Especially Cooke; watching him get out last night was just embarrassing to watch. It made me cringe and want to turn over.

Anyone like to bet that KP's performances would improve if he was paid what he got in the IPL?
KenTownley is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of KenTownley (Ken)
Contact details supplied to MODs
KenTownley
Posts: 29884
   Old Thread  #88 4 Jan 2014 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I am simply lost for words.

IMO Flowers. KP (controversial!) and Cooke must step down. Bring on Lehmann and bring back Strauss. Get hold of players with fire in their guts. Stop pampering our bowlers at home with favorable pitches. Stop the time wasting. Stop the sledging - it just looks stupid if you cannot back it up. Bring back good aggressive cricket as practiced by the Aussies this series and by the England Ashes 2005 squad. Only ray of light in this lot is Ben Stokes.
ralph69 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of ralph69 (John)
Contact details supplied to MODs
ralph69
Posts: 10049
   Old Thread  #87 3 Jan 2014 at 11.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
well thats a good start , 2nd ball
frothey is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of frothey (Dave)
Contact details supplied to MODs
frothey
Posts: 2422
   Old Thread  #86 3 Jan 2014 at 7.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #83
He didn't struggle in India, but that was the patient attritional cricket he / flower likes. When teams play aggressively he struggles - like in NZ earlier and now in Aus.

Maybe the Windies series will be another line in the sand, losing last time over there was the kick in the arse the team needed - not sure it's a bad thing that there's no tests though!
Carlos_M is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Carlos_M (Carl)
Contact details supplied to MODs
Carlos_M
Posts: 448
   Old Thread  #85 3 Jan 2014 at 6.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Lets hope our batting stands up to be counted tonight for once. Fingers crosssed.
duggs is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of duggs (Duggs)
Contact details supplied to MODs
duggs
Posts: 3886
   Old Thread  #84 3 Jan 2014 at 11.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #83
It seemed to me that swanny and prior were his main advisors on the field, he looks even more lost without them.

Well done to stokes, he has a big future, but needs to learn to control better. That comes with experience though.

Painful watching again, throwing away a position of dominance, didn't help being a bowler down but it's happened in every test so far
Wilson2930 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Wilson2930 (John)
Wilson2930
Posts: 291
   Old Thread  #83 3 Jan 2014 at 10.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
What was the reason for dropping root? Cook has struggled since becoming captain and by the looks of it the senior players don't seem to help him out much?
Nepean_boy is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Nepean_boy (Rob)
Nepean_boy
Posts: 189
   Old Thread  #82 3 Jan 2014 at 9.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #81
Was at the game. Good to see stokes get a 5 for. Carberry has to go. Cook looked devoid of tactics during the afternoon with Smith and Haddin at the crease. We need to polish up on how to get teams out efficiently and effectively.
frothey is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of frothey (Dave)
Contact details supplied to MODs
frothey
Posts: 2422
   Old Thread  #81 2 Jan 2014 at 11.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #80
We won a toss!

If we can't get wickets on that strip, we are really in trouble......
Wilson2930 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Wilson2930 (John)
Wilson2930
Posts: 291
   Old Thread  #80 2 Jan 2014 at 8.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Fingers crossed for tonight!! Hopefully can save the embarrassment of a white wash
frothey is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of frothey (Dave)
Contact details supplied to MODs
frothey
Posts: 2422
   Old Thread  #79 1 Jan 2014 at 7.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #78
That's them. Jaimie's.the quicker of the two, Craig's more the all rounder but still not exactly slow!. We also had Glenn Querl at the club, well until his bouncer was investigated! Matt Allin's there too, more so now he's not with Warc's, Chris Rogers played here in the late 90's and to top it off, it's David Shepherd's old club. Pretty much the oldest cricket pavilion in the country and the best looking ground - not bad for north devon lol!

I did once face the first team bowlers in the nets, ok against the short stuff, but couldn't hit it when pitched up. Trying to ramp them probably wasn't the best move......

My lads the one with the talent in the family though, even if my dad was on the Yorcs books whilst at school many, many moons ago.
Wilson2930 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Wilson2930 (John)
Wilson2930
Posts: 291
   Old Thread  #78 1 Jan 2014 at 6.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #76
Are they the boys at Somerset?
Wilson2930 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Wilson2930 (John)
Wilson2930
Posts: 291
   Old Thread  #77 1 Jan 2014 at 6.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #76
I was privileged to be keeping to nadeem ikbal, a pakistania A bowler standing more than 25yrds back when he took 5 wickets in an over.... the buzz you get is unreal!! but also facing Les Taylor in the nets once... when I kept tracking him as he was bowling big away swingers was priceless!! After the third time of "swing and miss" he politely said to me... "Do that again!! you'll loose your front teeth!" Yeah I stayed put and still missed the fooking thing!
frothey is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of frothey (Dave)
Contact details supplied to MODs
frothey
Posts: 2422
   Old Thread  #76 1 Jan 2014 at 6.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #75
Brian Close. Hard as nails.

here

Armchair expert proving that people are quick to judge what they have little experience of.

here

I keep wicket, and it's great fun when you get real quicks bowling, we had a south African u19 there his year, as well as occasionally the Overton twins - they grew up at the club I'm at. Taking the ball head high when you are standing 20yds back is fun, facing them bowling medium pace off a couple of yards in the nets isn't! Glad I don't play 1st team stuff when they really run in, and I'm not ashamed to say it!

Page: 19.6666666666667 of 26  
  
   Copyright 2002-2020  -  www.CarpForum.co.uk contact : webmaster@carpforum.co.uk