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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby sussexpob » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:18 am

McGrath wasnt that much of a patriot, I think he did (and continued) with the 5-0 predictions as a laugh or wind up.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:26 am

I've only recently started watching Question Time, and become aware of the strong public interest in the ideas of 'talking Britain down' and 'talking Britain up'. Apparently the BBC talks Britain down and Boris Johnson talks Britain up. As if the rhetoric changes the reality. Maybe Freddie is coming from a similar perspective. Maybe people will warm to him for talking England up.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:17 am

Arthur Crabtree wrote: Is he on message? Or is he revealing himself a blinkered Botham/McGrath type patriot? Or is he merely wrong?

we'll find out soon enough. The England squad looks short on quality and short on experience. That said, the likely Aussie side doesn't look that strong either. It ought to be good enough to beat England fairly comfortably, but they are only a couple of injuries away from ending up looking as weak as England.

I think it will be an interesting series, but I'm not sure that I'll miss not be able to watch it (I'm not sure that that even makes sense, but it is very late). Could end up being a series that is remarkably short on quality
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:00 pm

Finn comes into the squad in response to Stokes not travelling. But surely Stokes is a support bowler first and a support bowler second. The batting was already weak, but it has been weakened further.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby andy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:56 pm

I would have called up Plunkett
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:32 pm

Plunkett would be a popular pick. I suppose the selectors could point out he plays little first class cricket.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:10 pm

I think that Plunkett is fine where he is

I would have called up Colly :hide
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:36 pm

Colly's going.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:51 pm

he is. he may need to take his whites with him
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Slipstream » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:18 am

I don't understand how Garton is called up. He and Tongue are with the Lions and both bowl fast. Tongue is taller and Garton has hardly bowled this year.

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Having a think about it, must be to bowl his left arm at the England players in preparation for Starc.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Slipstream » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:04 pm

So England's fast bowling stocks

Anderson (35) 6'2
Broad (31) 6'6
Stokes (26) 6'0
Woakes (28) 6'2

Wood (27) 6'0
Roland-Jones (29) 6'3
Finn (28) 6'7
Ball (26) 6'4

T Curran (22) 6'0
C Overton (23) 6'5
Garton (20) 6'2
Tongue (19) 6'3

Also Porter, J Overton, Topley, Helm, Mahmood.
For the white ball - Stokes, Woakes, Plunkett, Willey, Jordan, Finn, Wood, Ball, Curran, Topley, Mills.
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Ben Coad is 18th in line?
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:49 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:he is. he may need to take his whites with him

and he did!

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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Slipstream » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:53 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Ben Coad is 18th in line?


Think Olly Stone is ahead of him. :)
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Re: There may be troubles ahead: England selection issues.

Postby Alviro Patterson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:28 pm

Slipstream wrote:
Arthur Crabtree wrote:Ben Coad is 18th in line?


Think Olly Stone is ahead of him. :)


But not before Steven Patterson ;-)
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