Posts by Russell Brown

  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

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    BREAKING!!!

    The Phoenix Foundation got together today and recorded a song for the Black Caps. It's called 'Big Mac'.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to izogi,

    Then to top it off, Dhoni ran himself out in a way that made it look as if he simply didn’t want to ruin his ‘finishing’ record by being not-out in a losing game.

    That was just weird. Yes, it was a great throw to run him out, but he gave up before the ball even hit the stumps. The earlier run-out of Jadeja was nearly as bad – how on earth in their situation would you not be backing up furiously as the non-striker? Yet he went from a standing start.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

    Well, the second semi-final last night was unfathomable. Australia certainly bowled very well, but the lack of desire and determination shown by India was just weird.

    Maybe we'll win on Sunday, maybe we'll go down. But I cannot imagine the Black Caps going down like that.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

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    From the Twitter account of Kane Williamson, some brilliance. [EDIT: Not Kane Williamson, but still very funny.]

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I always liked for the spirit he played with. Brett Lee too

    If you overlook those beamers he bowled ...

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

    The #MCGissobig hashtag is going off on Twitter. Great fun.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    not sure if this link will work…

    That is wonderful. Just magic.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I must’ve missed that post completely, I think – tied up with EQC repair preparations – still always worth reminding folk and this thread was a logical place for others to find the link, even though I’m a big believer in random factors…

    I can't recall exactly how I noticed Raz's uploads in the first place, but that was just by chance. When I get the speech notes tidied up for web publication with the gallery, you'll see it was a very happy accident – Olly very much gets his place in the story.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Chchch music gems unearthed

    The gems I blogged about last year, you mean? :-)

    The nice thing was, those recordings gave me a context to fit Olly into the talk in question. I met Olly back in the day – I didn't know him well, but I recall him being a real character. I think, like Tony Peake, he's one of those outsiders who come in and have a vital influence on a scene.

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