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Old 03-29-2001, 06:22 PM   #31
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Gray Mage - welcome to the exciting world of cricket. If you see any of the England v Australia games in the summer I recommend you root for the underdogs.

After losing to India they need all the support they can get
And the under dog would be....of does it change each match???



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Old 03-29-2001, 10:23 PM   #32
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I've been thinking

This was one of those 'Does a bear shit in the woods?' questions. I get your point Yorick. Sorry oim a bit tick! What I can't understand is why you enjoy beating them so much. They haven't been very good recently. Why does it matter so much to you Australians?
Historical context. Surely the Irish should understand that. If you were to gain the upper hand in Rugby, and consistently beat the English would you not relish it? Would you not relish grinding the collective pride of the English Rugby world into the proverbial mud?!
Muhahahahar!

VENGANCE for the insulting disdain from years past! NEVER will we forget the attitude of the first test teams to our shores, always we will make them eat any traces, any remnants of old arrogant sporting superiority! Muhahahahahahar!



Olde English saying:
"If you can't bowl them out, bowl bodyline."

Olde West Indian Saying:
"Bodyline is for nancies, go for the head"

Australian (Steve Waugh) saying:
"When on top, dig your heel in...let them taste the mud they served."



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Old 03-29-2001, 11:06 PM   #33
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VENGANCE for the insulting disdain from years past! NEVER will we forget the attitude of the first test teams to our shores, always we will make them eat any traces, any remnants of old arrogant sporting superiority! Muhahahahahahar!



Another reason is the way Fleet Street treats the England cricketers when they lose: makes for hilarious reading.

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Old 03-30-2001, 01:29 AM   #34
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And the under dog would be....of does it change each match???

No England are always the underdog Gray Meister. That's the most important rule of cricket.
But my question to you is - Would YOU back a loser?

It's quite simple, Others may join in if they desire too.
Now I shout:

"AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE!"

and you reply with...




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Old 03-30-2001, 05:10 AM   #35
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Historical context. Surely the Irish should understand that.
Obviously I've touched on a bit of a raw nerve here.

Yorick, you are basing your assumption about my heritage on the basis of my current location.

The Duke of Wellington is quoted as saying 'Just because you are born in a stable, it doesn't make you a donkey'

There is a piece of advice that my father gave me about meeting Irishmen selling fruit and veg. I can't quite bring it to mind at the moment.

Memnoch - do you keep those archive Fleet Street newspapers from the last time England failed to win a series. They must be worth a few dollars by now

Leonis - let battle commence. I reply with:

'Nasser Hussein's Barmy Army, Nasser Hussein's Barmy Army'

All joking aside, isn't fair to say that the reason that it is so important to Australians that they beat England is that you are still a young nation with a very old inferiority complex?
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Old 03-30-2001, 06:43 AM   #36
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All joking aside, isn't fair to say that the reason that it is so important to Australians that they beat England is that you are still a young nation with a very old inferiority complex?
OK, just so that people know my background, I'm an expatriate American who moved to Sydney about 12 years ago and fell in love with the place (I was 15 at the time). I've never met an American with an inferiority complex.

Anyway, the Poms are and have always been the Old Enemy, so even though South Africa is most probably the better team, and India a very difficult team to beat at home, beating Nasser Hussain's men is a special kind of satisfaction.

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Old 03-30-2001, 06:51 AM   #37
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beating Nasser Hussain's men is a special kind of satisfaction.

That's what I like to hear Memnoch. By the way, I'm glad to see that you were not misled by my mis-spelling of the captain's name

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Old 03-30-2001, 02:14 PM   #38
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Obviously I've touched on a bit of a raw nerve here.

Leonis - let battle commence. I reply with:

'Nasser Hussein's Barmy Army, Nasser Hussein's Barmy Army'

All joking aside, isn't fair to say that the reason that it is so important to Australians that they beat England is that you are still a young nation with a very old inferiority complex?
Um, sorry Dublin, ...we are the oldest nation on earth.

:::Firm believer in the word 'Sorry':::



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Old 03-30-2001, 02:17 PM   #39
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Old 03-30-2001, 02:22 PM   #40
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Talkin' to myself. Guess this is a crickocentric thread after all. Kinda like it here all quiet and serene. Remember Lennie Pascoe? He would never have stuck one up the date...

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