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Speaker: Part 6: Why We Lose

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  • Hamish,

    ...then you've really got to sit in front of a decent game early on.

    Well - so much for waiting. Talk about luck of the Irish.

    The A.K. • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • the E,

    will the little blue pill help me sleep until 2.30am tonight?

    wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Raffe Smith,

    I understand there are three commentators on the World Cup Speaker blog? Would it be possible to put a by-line for each post so we know who wrote what?

    Great concept however, keep them coming.

    Mount Albert. • Since Nov 2006 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • the E,

    yes i too am wondering who the writers are...
    thanks!

    wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Grant Robertson,

    yep in Post one we indicated who we are and our pedigree, as it were. so check that out for details.

    we are not hiding our collective light under a bush, just absent mindedness, so for the record,

    Part One/Two/Four :Grant (me)
    Part Three/Six: Hamish
    Part Five: Alex

    Also definitely encourage you to check out macca's thoughts at http://blacksnacks.blogspot.com/

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    I followed the "Discuss" link specifically to ask if these updates could have the actual author's name on it.

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    And... just like that, 2 seconds before I hit "Post Reply", Grant comes through with the goods. Good work!

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Bambi on ice

    So true. What other cricketer faces so many many deliveries with the handle further from his body than the blade (and fails to connect that fact with dozens and dozens of LBW dismissals)?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    What other cricketer faces so many many deliveries with the handle further from his body than the blade (and fails to connect that fact with dozens and dozens of LBW dismissals)?

    That would be the guy who thinks its a positive when we lose to bangladesh.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    That would be the guy who thinks its a positive when we lose to bangladesh.

    You mean this guy:

    "[T]o get off to a good start in the tournament we have to win this game [v. ENG tonight] and win it well. If we don't we can come out with the excuse 'it's not too bad' but we are desperate to win and set the standard for the tournament."

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    thats not good, that you have a ready made excuse as if you expect to need one.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    sounds like he's been 'enjoying' the west indian hospitality.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Doddery Oldfart,

    O Ye of little faith ...

    Piopio • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Six wicket win! Now for the complacency to begin again.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    It was a good fighting effort from the middle order, styris had a great day allround, if the top order can do the same we'll be in with a big sniff

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Yeah, I've realy been waiting for Scotty to fire so great news on that front. Don't like to keep being so negative, but a toal of 7 runs from the top 3 is not exactly encouraging.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Just been listening to Radio Sport talkback while I did my hair. Sounds like the complacency has well and truly set in there. Just wait til we almost-but-not-quite lose to Kenya...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    Mmm, doug golightly, just irritating.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Strange interview between Baz McC and Biomag Man this afternoon.

    Baz: "Yes, Scott's been having a lot of trouble regaining his form this season, but he's been practicing really hard over the last couple of weeks."

    Um, what was he doing in Australia then?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    'Nuf of this blue pill bollocks...

    I wandered around inner Sydney looking for a feral bar bulging at the seam, full of beige brigaded kiwis, but alas there was none. Just me, walking alone in the morning light, euphoric at the glorious defeat of ol'blighty. Thankfully it's Paddy's day and the Irish are willing to celebrate anything (particularly it potentially involves a new use for their hurly).

    I see Gary Sober's six sixes in an over has been repeated. It was poor old Kerry O'Keefe who suffered Sober's wrath - damn fine commentator if not leg-spinner.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Sorry to be a pedant, Paul W, but it was Glamorgan bowler Malcolm Nash that Sobers got the 6 sixes off.



    Skell wasn't good enough to play county cricket, was he?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    No way? I've been misinformed.

    Thanks for the advice Legbreak - I'd been told that it was "Skull" but had not confirmed; am happy to defer to you.

    O'Keefe played for Australia - 24 tests according to wiki - but it's his commentary that I know him for. Including shameless blog-whoring on this bit of genius:

    http://backin15.blogspot.com/2007/02/better-than-keith-quinns-inarticulate.html

    shameless blog-whoring off

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Graham,

    imho, O'Keefe is the most irritating cricket commentator EVER.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 206 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Mike G; I take it you've never listened to RRRrrrrrron Snowden then?

    Apparently, in his "prime" (tour to NZ in 1974, particularly Chch) he scored a LOT off the field

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    As we "speak" Ireland are looking a good option to topple Pakistan on St Patricks Day! (68/3 needing 65 runs in 30 overs), and Bangladesh are very close to knocking over India (needing 29 runs with 11 overs and 6 wickets).

    That'll totally throw that Super 8 up in the air. Imagine if Ireland made that.

    Oh cricinfo you are a true friend :)

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

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