England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:24 pm

DiligentDefence wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:Taylor is too small.

He'll never make it

happy to eat humble pie later, but don't think I will ever have to

LIke Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Kallicharran, who are all shorter.

Can't be, surely?

I have 7 year old granddaughters who look taller than James Taylor
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby DiligentDefence » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:29 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:
DiligentDefence wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:Taylor is too small.

He'll never make it

happy to eat humble pie later, but don't think I will ever have to

LIke Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Kallicharran, who are all shorter.

Can't be, surely?

I have 7 year old granddaughters who look taller than James Taylor

Apparently he is 5 ft 6.
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:33 pm

5'6"?

hells bells.... practically a leviathon of the game

I can confirm....... he is bigger than my two 7 year old grandaughters
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:38 pm

Your grand daughters any good at captaincy df?
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:42 pm

GG - Amir Sohail wrote:Your grand daughters any good at captaincy df?

very good at stamping their feet, if they don't get their own way, GG
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:56 pm

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GG - Amir Sohail wrote:Your grand daughters any good at captaincy df?

very good at stamping their feet, if they don't get their own way, GG


An improvement on Cook then?
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:57 pm

GG - Amir Sohail wrote:
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GG - Amir Sohail wrote:Your grand daughters any good at captaincy df?

very good at stamping their feet, if they don't get their own way, GG


An improvement on Cook then?


Cook does what he's told.
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:06 pm

I prefer grandchildren who do what they are told
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:11 pm

I think a swap could work well here.
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:25 pm

GG - Amir Sohail wrote:I think a swap could work well here.

he's a bit big though..... won't fit in the car seat
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:30 pm

He could do all your lambing Durham.

Maybe keep footballers away from your bins.
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:32 pm

Though all the soprano might get a bit much.
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Alviro Patterson » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:34 am

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Wholesale changes didn't do Australia much harm and they have managed to regain The Ashes in devastating fashion. Senior players can't be taking their places for granted and there are talented prospects on the County Cricket waiting in the wings who have consistently performed year in year out.

wholesale changes from when? from 3 years ago? I reckon Clarke, Watson, Haddin, Siddle, Johnson, Harris, Smith are still around. That's 7 of the current side. hardly wholesale changes

And Aus went through some terrible times, with terrible results, and a coach or two, over the 3 year period. I wonder how many supporters, journo's, pundits in England would tolerate that?

There'd be a riot, I reckon

I remember England winning practically *modded* all for 26 years. Not too keen on going through that again any time soon.


Out of that list I'd reckon Clarke and Siddle were 1st team regulars in the last 12 months, whilst the rest got dropped.

In the last 12 months Mike Hussey, Ed Cowan, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Jackson Bird, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Phil Hughes, Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, James Faulkner featured in tests for Australia.
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 am

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Out of that list I'd reckon Clarke and Siddle were 1st team regulars in the last 12 months, whilst the rest got dropped.

In the last 12 months Mike Hussey, Ed Cowan, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Jackson Bird, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Phil Hughes, Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, James Faulkner featured in tests for Australia.

that may well be true, but once Rodgers had been selected, Cowan, Khawaja, Maxwell and Hughes were all tried out for the last batting slot vacated by the Huss and currently held by Bailey. At different positions in the order, I grant you, but still the same slot, with Twatto moving up and the order to accomodate them

Starc, Bird, Patto and Faulkner all fought for the final seamer slot (or as cover for when Harris needed a rest) and lost out to Johno
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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Alviro Patterson » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:50 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:
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Out of that list I'd reckon Clarke and Siddle were 1st team regulars in the last 12 months, whilst the rest got dropped.

In the last 12 months Mike Hussey, Ed Cowan, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Jackson Bird, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Phil Hughes, Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, James Faulkner featured in tests for Australia.

that may well be true, but once Rodgers had been selected, Cowan, Khawaja, Maxwell and Hughes were all tried out for the last batting slot vacated by the Huss and currently held by Bailey. At different positions in the order, I grant you, but still the same slot, with Twatto moving up and the order to accomodate them

Starc, Bird, Patto and Faulkner all fought for the final seamer slot (or as cover for when Harris needed a rest) and lost out to Johno


Still wholesale changes though - established players in Haddin, Lyon and Johnson went in and out the squad in that period of time whilst replacements for Ponting and Hussey were being sought.

I pretty much expect the same shuffling and swapping from England as the opening, no3, no6 and spinners roles are yet to be fulfiled.
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