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Lofthouse
Post subject: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 06:44 on 16th Jan 2014

Joined: 17:08 on 2nd Sep 2012
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A not uncommon view is that England's cricketers had it coming. We know which of the team's more colourful characters encouraged that view - and a cocksure style is the sum of it. But the very certainty of cocksure was one of the reasons for their success. This is no different from the Australian side that walked the walk for so long. Shane Warne could intimidate with a look; Matthew Hayden with a word; Ricky Ponting with a narrow eye; Glenn McGrath with a sneer, and when the lot of them were on top - as one, like a pack of hyenas - they became excruciating to play against. Call this bullying and you wouldn't be far wrong. And that is what the best teams do: they bully the game out of anyone who shows the slightest sign of weakness against them. :shock: :shock:
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 20:45 on 16th Jan 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2182
Location: Preston UK
Lofthouse Wrote:
A not uncommon view is that England's cricketers had it coming. We know which of the team's more colourful characters encouraged that view - and a cocksure style is the sum of it. But the very certainty of cocksure was one of the reasons for their success. This is no different from the Australian side that walked the walk for so long. Shane Warne could intimidate with a look; Matthew Hayden with a word; Ricky Ponting with a narrow eye; Glenn McGrath with a sneer, and when the lot of them were on top - as one, like a pack of hyenas - they became excruciating to play against. Call this bullying and you wouldn't be far wrong. And that is what the best teams do: they bully the game out of anyone who shows the slightest sign of weakness against them. :shock: :shock:


MY GOD :shock: :shock: :shock:

You could actually debate this with him.





If he hadn't been such an arse up to now.
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MitchellJohnson
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 00:25 on 17th Jan 2014

Joined: 17:53 on 9th Dec 2013
Posts: 36
Sweet Saints of Spain!!
Lofty commissioned his Dad to write him an opinion piece!
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 09:17 on 17th Jan 2014

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 966
Location: Australia
MitchellJohnson Wrote:
Sweet Saints of Spain!!
Lofty commissioned his Dad to write him an opinion piece!


I was thinking something similar but if Lofthouse is indeed who we think he is I'm pretty sure he's an old codger, in which case he must have got his 10 year old grandson to help him out there.
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Wozza
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 10:50 on 17th Jan 2014

Joined: 13:24 on 9th Jan 2014
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I was thinking something similar but if Lofthouse is indeed who we think he is I'm pretty sure he's an old codger, in which case he must have got his 10 year old grandson to help him out there.


I didn't think anyone from Adelaide could write that constructively

Well done H3rmit
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Lofthouse
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 13:10 on 17th Jan 2014

Joined: 17:08 on 2nd Sep 2012
Posts: 90
Wozza Wrote:
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I was thinking something similar but if Lofthouse is indeed who we think he is I'm pretty sure he's an old codger, in which case he must have got his 10 year old grandson to help him out there.


I didn't think anyone from Adelaide could write that constructively

Well done H3rmit




How did you poms do in the 2nd odi??? :D :D
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 14:27 on 17th Jan 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Lofthouse Wrote:
Wozza Wrote:
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I was thinking something similar but if Lofthouse is indeed who we think he is I'm pretty sure he's an old codger, in which case he must have got his 10 year old grandson to help him out there.


I didn't think anyone from Adelaide could write that constructively

Well done H3rmit




How did you poms do in the 2nd odi??? :D :D


Aaah, the boy just couldn't maintain his form :roll: Looks like it was just a flash in the pan. Then again most of his posts deserve to be down the pan anyway.
C'mon Lofters, don't just stick to what you're indifferent at !
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Wozza
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 22:54 on 17th Jan 2014

Joined: 13:24 on 9th Jan 2014
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How did you poms do in the 2nd odi???


Hey Lofty, i noticed that on the Fanatics forum after spending three years gloating about how Aussie cycling was about to dominate the world you went really quiet when posting on the London Olympics....you really set yourself up for a fall then didn't you :lol: :lol:

You still never learn do you!
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Lofthouse
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 06:05 on 18th Jan 2014

Joined: 17:08 on 2nd Sep 2012
Posts: 90
Wozza Wrote:
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How did you poms do in the 2nd odi???


Hey Lofty, i noticed that on the Fanatics forum after spending three years gloating about how Aussie cycling was about to dominate the world you went really quiet when posting on the London Olympics....you really set yourself up for a fall then didn't you :lol: :lol:

You still never learn do you!



Just as I will be gloating when the Commonwealth games start,....before you come up with excuses just have a look at the medal tallies for the last 5 games,that is 20 years,..on 2nd thoughts dont look at them it will break your hearts (for those of you that have one) this will be a true test between Australia & England without the top countries,ie China,USA,and Russia and it's Colonies
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MitchellJohnson
Post subject: Re: England had it coming to them.
PostPosted: 07:24 on 18th Jan 2014

Joined: 17:53 on 9th Dec 2013
Posts: 36
I quite like this opinion piece written by the former Hampshire Captain (and more recently, cricket commentator) Mark Nicholas...

A not uncommon view is that England's cricketers had it coming. We know which of the team's more colourful characters encouraged that view - and a cocksure style is the sum of it. But the very certainty of cocksure was one of the reasons for their success. This is no different from the Australian side that walked the walk for so long. Shane Warne could intimidate with a look; Matthew Hayden with a word; Ricky Ponting with a narrow eye; Glenn McGrath with a sneer, and when the lot of them were on top - as one, like a pack of hyenas - they became excruciating to play against. Call this bullying and you wouldn't be far wrong. And that is what the best teams do: they bully the game out of anyone who shows the slightest sign of weakness against them.

Now where the heck have I read this before?

www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/703093.html
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