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bishbash
Post subject: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 17:59 on 12th Nov 2013

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
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He must surely be out for revenge. and is bowling very well by all accounts.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 18:53 on 12th Nov 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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bishbash Wrote:
He must surely be out for revenge. and is bowling very well by all accounts.



No.
He's had a couple of good performance in the short game but history and form has shown that over 75 sessions of cricket he's little more than an inconsistent and expensive show-pony who can't handle pressure.
I'd be far more worried about Siddle who keeps going all day long, takes wickets and is wise enough not to be shooting his mouth off about how he wants to injure the opposition.
Have a read of this for just about the only sensible piece of journalism I've come across in the Oz media ovcer the last couple of weeks.
www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/win-the-as ... 2xcfu.html
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Jeeder2
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 19:35 on 12th Nov 2013

Joined: 21:59 on 8th Dec 2011
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bishbash Wrote:
He must surely be out for revenge. and is bowling very well by all accounts.


Yes, I'm a little concerned that he will perform. There's no question that he can be woefully erratic but equally on his day he can be devastating (as we saw at Perth 2010). He made no secret that the crowd got to him in 2010/11 (which remains one of my spectating highlights) but, whilst I hate such cliches, he will have learnt a lot from that. He'll be mentally stronger and incredibly determined to shut us all up. I would liken it to Ian Bell with all the Shermanator stuff. Belly admitted that it affected him but is now better and stronger and as a result is now arguably our most fearsome batsman on recent form.

I have no doubt Super Mitch will be erratic but will also have a couple of a stand out performances. I don't think he'll allow the crowd to get to him this time and he may even play up to it this time. But, I do recognise that he always has the potential to have a shocker and, when you're a fragile bloke that thrives on confidence like he is, then that is a risk for the Aussies. Especially in a test match when your captain may be reluctant to throw you the ball for the rest of the match (as per Steve Finn).

I just hope he does have a shocker and it blows his confidence for the series. If he has a blinder at Brisbane then he could be the most dangerous Aussie for the series
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 21:16 on 12th Nov 2013

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Yeah good question Bishbash......gotta say I sort of agree with both Rizla and Jeeder here, even though they appear to be differing opinions.

1st up, I don't care for any talk of his "current form" it's all short form cricket and tbh, if you watched any of that India series he was quick but still wasn't very consistent or accurate.

It's a massive gamble by the Aussies to play him, he must be mentally scared by last time, but......it could go 2 ways.

No doubt the first time he takes the ball in Brisbane or walks out to bat, every single English person in the ground will be on their feet ready to serenade him..........we're all gagging for it!! Then it's up to Mitch and his 3 years of therapy!! IF he copes with it, IF he bowls well and IF he grabs a couple of wickets in his first session............that's the monkey off his back and we could be in some trouble.

But if he starts spraying a few to the cordon.........may as well wheel him off to the institution and throw away the key.

He's a bit like Harmy really, when he's bowling well he's a lethal weapon, when he's bowling shite you wouldn't have him in your local pub side.

Which one turns up though??

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My hope is that the Aussies bat first and the first time we see Super Mitch is just before tea on day one, with the Aussies 180/7. We see a repeat of Sydney 2011 and he goes first ball for a Barmy Army wicket...........then we'll know he is f#$ked!!
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burnleyinoz
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 14:06 on 13th Nov 2013

Joined: 16:55 on 14th May 2013
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just read the last paragraph of addtamx and I burst out laughing remembering that wicket oh so well.....( will always stay with me as one of sports finest moments).
I read an article in todays paper about Johnson and how he is mentally stronger now.
I thought he was a bit of a DH when ..after the third test in Perth ( when he bowled)..how he said KP slagging him...motivated him.......but..when the Barmies did it ..he fell to bits.

maybe it's time to change the song.
She bowls to the left,
she bowls to the right,
that Michelle Johnson...
her bowling is shite.
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Ludoe
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 15:46 on 13th Nov 2013

Joined: 10:17 on 25th Jun 2013
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Yes and no.

The points already made in this thread are correct. Bowling well in ODI cricket is only worth a fraction when it comes to the Tests.

Up front Super Mitch is going to be pretty daunting but we have the players to cope with that; Cookie, Carberry, Trott... The real test is how he's going to bowl when he comes back for a second and third spell. ODI cricket guarantees that the quicks are going to go all out but that's only for 6-7 and 2-3 over spells, not three 7-8 over spells in a day.

If we get through his opening spells then there's every chance he could spray it around a bit later on and I'm confident he doesn't have the discipline to pitch it up all day to Cook like Harris, Siddle and the rest did to him all of last summer.

As a cricket fan I think it'll be great to watch. If he bowls well and wins them a Test or two then I'd happily take my cap off and applaud because he has the ability to produce a superb exhibition of pace bowling. However, at the same time, there is nothing better than a frustrated Mitchell Johnson and the ability to get right on his back!
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RICK69
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 02:29 on 14th Nov 2013

Joined: 18:22 on 31st Oct 2013
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0RzX926l4g

No worries mate. :lol:
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bishbash
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 06:38 on 7th Dec 2013

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
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I think we should be magnaminous and sing him a complimentary song. Jesus wept, 16 wkts out of 30 so far and we havent even gone to perth yet. He was never someone we hated imo, was just laughable more like. He has turned it round big time and fair play to him. I am reverrting to proper humble mode now, only 18 months and we will win them back.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 14:25 on 7th Dec 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
bishbash Wrote:
He must surely be out for revenge. and is bowling very well by all accounts.



No.
He's had a couple of good performance in the short game but history and form has shown that over 75 sessions of cricket he's little more than an inconsistent and expensive show-pony who can't handle pressure.
I'd be far more worried about Siddle who keeps going all day long, takes wickets and is wise enough not to be shooting his mouth off about how he wants to injure the opposition.
Have a read of this for just about the only sensible piece of journalism I've come across in the Oz media ovcer the last couple of weeks.
www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/win-the-as ... 2xcfu.html




Well I'll be the first to hold up my hand and say I was comletely wrong.
As painful as it was to watch Johnson's spell after lunch was one of the greatest spells of quick bowling I've ever seen.
You have to take your hat off to the man for overcoming some serious professional and person problems to look like he's going to win back the Ashes single-handedly.
Well played Johnson.


Now, if only Pietersen could find some bottle and Morecambe and Wise, sorry Swann and Anderson, could get their act together.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Anyone at all worried about Mitch?
PostPosted: 14:25 on 7th Dec 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
bishbash Wrote:
He must surely be out for revenge. and is bowling very well by all accounts.



No.
He's had a couple of good performance in the short game but history and form has shown that over 75 sessions of cricket he's little more than an inconsistent and expensive show-pony who can't handle pressure.
I'd be far more worried about Siddle who keeps going all day long, takes wickets and is wise enough not to be shooting his mouth off about how he wants to injure the opposition.
Have a read of this for just about the only sensible piece of journalism I've come across in the Oz media ovcer the last couple of weeks.
www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/win-the-as ... 2xcfu.html




Well I'll be the first to hold up my hand and say I was comletely wrong.
As painful as it was to watch Johnson's spell after lunch was one of the greatest spells of quick bowling I've ever seen.
You have to take your hat off to the man for overcoming some serious professional and person problems to look like he's going to win back the Ashes single-handedly.
Well played Mitchell Johnson.


Now, if only Pietersen could find some bottle and Morecambe and Wise, sorry Swann and Anderson, could get their act together.
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