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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 21:52 on 25th May 2014

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 233
Lots of empty seats at Durham and Old Trafford and Edgbaston are reporting sluggish sales.
Much like the way Stella Artois turned into Wife-Beater after the premium brand went for quantity rather than quality it's disappointing to see English cricket involved in meaningless contests at this time of year just to swell the coffers of the ECB.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 09:34 on 27th May 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2149
Location: Preston UK
TBF as they showed on Sunday, SL are far from meaningless. The timing of a one dayer in May though is always a risk, particularly at the likes of Durham, OT and Headingley. Looks like we may not see a ball bowled tomorrow IF the forecasters are right. Praying for a reverse Fish effect.
As perverse as it seems, a longer form of the game at this time of year at least means we will get at least some cricket, whilst I always think of the one dayers as something to savour after the main course.
I can't disagree with the 'swelling of the coffers' point as it seems to be the only concern at present.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 16:59 on 29th May 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2149
Location: Preston UK
Expected to be lambasted by C.Rizla after that inept showing from SL yesterday, and rightly so. Still makes for a good day at Lords Saturday for those of you in attendance.
A cynic would look at the last two games and POSSIBLY feel they might be worth closer scrutiny, particularly in light of even more recent declarations of guilt. I suppose because its England we just can't accept there is anything wrong, rightly I hope. In truth, if you were looking to fix something, you would'nt have carried it out in the last two games because somebody else beat you to it, one way or another.
Wish I'd had a bet on the good old Mancunian weather, only place they actually got a start yesterday ? (or near enough)
Three hours play ... pitiful.
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Marine45
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 14:58 on 30th May 2014

Joined: 18:39 on 5th Jun 2013
Posts: 45
Perhaps you old hands have pissed every one else off by jumping all over anyone's opinion, so your site is quite clearly having the same issues as ticket sales. I did some historical reads suggestions like you must an old hand basically to start a thread ( Mac), amongst others.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 15:06 on 30th May 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2149
Location: Preston UK
Marine45 Wrote:
Perhaps you old hands have pissed every one else off by jumping all over anyone's opinion, so your site is quite clearly having the same issues as ticket sales. I did some historical reads suggestions like you must an old hand basically to start a thread ( Mac), amongst others.


At the time it was the right thing as it would have stopped mainly Aussies coming on here and filling the site with spam, which they were doing regularly.
Had 2nd thoughts about this now .... I really am flattered that you took the time to re-vist all my posts going back that many years. What a pity you couldn't find some time to post an opinion about cricket, on a cricket website. Still I suppose you're much happier with your little personal vendetta.
Enjoy my posts. ;)
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Marine45
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 07:11 on 31st May 2014

Joined: 18:39 on 5th Jun 2013
Posts: 45
Do you actually travel away to cricket or do you just forum watch troll!
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 13:18 on 31st May 2014

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 955
Location: Australia
Marine45 Wrote:
Do you actually travel away to cricket or do you just forum watch troll!


This really is such a shit post.

The thread topic is about empty seats in a home ODI series, you took it off in a bizarre direction to take a pop at a past post on forum management.........so WTF has anyones cricket travel history got to do with this??

I've got no idea if Andy does travel for cricket or not, but it is totally irrelevant to this discussion you twat. What I do know from reading his posts over quite a number of years is that is that he is no troll, in fact I reckon you'd be the first person to ever take issue with him.
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ig_rfc
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 04:38 on 1st Jun 2014

Joined: 00:32 on 7th Dec 2011
Posts: 63
I don't get the problem with andymac. I rarely post much on here but everyone seems friendly and informative to me. I can't get the reason for such a dislike for another cricket fan.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 12:26 on 1st Jun 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2149
Location: Preston UK
Nice to see Lords' brim full and a magnificent game to go with it. Set things up nicely for the 'decider'.
Hopefully at a full Edgbaston, or is it Birmingham these days. I wo'nt be there despite the offer of a free ticket, thanks Eric, due to volunteering commitments. I'm sure most of you won't hold that against me as most of you who know me have met me on tours over the last few years. Doesn't make me a better person or a bigger fan, just means I've been lucky enough to follow England and Lancs to most venues around the world.
Roll on the tests.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: The Stella Artois effect
PostPosted: 08:55 on 2nd Jun 2014

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 955
Location: Australia
blueandy1mac Wrote:
I'm sure most of you won't hold that against me as most of you who know me have met me on tours over the last few years. Doesn't make me a better person or a bigger fan, just means I've been lucky enough to follow England and Lancs to most venues around the world.
Roll on the tests.


Well said mate!!

There are total knobs that tour and there are terrific fans that stay at home for many number of reasons........the idea of judging the quality of an England cricket fan by the number of stamps in their passport is beyond laughable.
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