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  1. I felt S4 dropped off slightly from S3 but was still very, very good. I think opinion is generally split as to which was the better season though so I'll be interested to hear what you make of it.
  2. 'Howdy Parker' from episode 2 still has me chuckling.
  3. Eoin Morgan? He's not sure his back will hold up to much more ODI cricket so no chance of him coming back to Test Matches. The rest of them, yes. Bring them in. Can't be worse than this bag of cunts. But no, you're right it is no surprise at all, I was fully expecting at least one all out score for under 100 this series. I had just hoped it would come in a lost cause game rather than one we should be winning.
  4. It's like the more they get criticised for their approach the more determined they get to stick with it and prove people wrong rather than admit that perhaps 50 over style batting is not applicable to every situation. Like Bairstow attacking the media during the world cup for no apparent reason. All it needed this morning was one partnership. Two batsmen just to say 'right, I'm blocking or leaving every ball until lunch' but not even one of them could do it. Not one could resist a big swing outside off stump because THAT'S THE WAY WE PLAY. Thank fuck for Archer turning up because once Broad and Anderson retire this side has nothing else going for it. Total rethink required. Apologies, I realise I'm angrier about this than I really should be.
  5. In some ways it's possibly a good thing. We've been papering over the cracks for so long that a huge embarrassing defeat to Australia might finally see this team get an overhaul. On the other hand, who the fuck comes in for the seven players who need dropping? Forget a few months, @feltmonkey, England are fucked for years.
  6. One thing I found when rewatching TOS on Netflix was I hated the shonky CGI. However much objectively 'better' it was than the original effects it totally took away from the feel of the show for me and I'd have much rather had the very very dated version than the moderately dated version. I think DS9 and Voyager wouldn't be so badly affected but any brand new CGI effects put in would look out of place with everything else.
  7. I don't know that Stokes has the cricketing brain to make a decent captain. Much like making Flintoff captain was a stupid move. I could well be wrong though. Buttler I like the idea of but is he sure enough of his place in the side to take on the captaincy? Who says it has to be a batsman anyway. Give it Jimmy. If and when he's fit again. Absolute embarrassment today though. I like Bairstow as a character but isn't common consensus that Buttler is the better keeper? If so why isn't Buttler keeping. If that's the case then why is Bairstow in the team at all? Not blaming him for the defeat of course, it's just yet another bizarre decision from the captain and selectors.
  8. And we're sending Jimmy out to bat, risking aggravating his injury, because perhaps he might be able to bat out the last 49 overs? The latest in a long long string of bizarre decisions this test. And that's not including the umpiring.
  9. What a heap of shit. If things don't improve quickly then Root needs to step down. Never looked a convincing captain and we don't ever seem to have any backbone under him. Not that I've a fucking clue who's best placed to take over.
  10. Ok, any shred of optimism has now gone. When's the rain due?
  11. I think you're right but I'm trying my best to be optimistic! 250 is still within the realms of one big partnership plus a few decent contributions. Doable. I don't know why the score predictor thing on Sky still has us as favourites though.
  12. That's true but even so, it's been very poor. For example, finally getting a new batsman at the crease and letting him ease himself in against our part time leggy. Broad and/or Woakes should've been on the instant the wicket fell. If we can keep the lead to under 250 there's still hope. I fear Nathan Lyon is going to show moeen how it's done though.
  13. Temba was there. His arms were wide.
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