Started by: billy (26053) 

lets hope the english side dont have the same refereeing standards shown in the lions game.and i suspect the aussies will be given some doubtfull calls, especially the way they jump around calling owzat..lets hope they play the game.we will soon see.

Started: 6th Nov 2006 at 08:45

Posted by: billy (26053) 

aint holding my breath.

Replied: 6th Nov 2006 at 08:46

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

At your age that can be a dangerous practice. Anyway I think that more to the point is will the standard of the opposition be improved,you can't keep blaming the umpire/referee for your failure to be competitive.Remember that essentially I'm an Englishman and that I cheer for England but I need something to cheer about.It strikes me as odd that a country with three times the population of Australia,yet they struggle to field a competent team of home grown players and it's the same in football,I watch the English Premier League on TV and at times I find it difficult to spot an English player.Don't they play the traditional sports in schools anymore or are the youth of today not interested?

Replied: 7th Nov 2006 at 08:45

Posted by: billy (26053) 

you just hit the nail on the head there roy. sports would and should be played in schools....problem is two fold
(1) the gov is selling them off to land developers
(2)the ELF AND safefty brigade says its to dangerous for the kids,..they could get hurt. the politicaly correct brigade, not to be outdone, stepted in with this isnt good for a child to come second-or would have a regressive effect on their development as they grow older.
is it any wonder, the scale of natural born brits emigrating away from this country, is on the increase year on youngest daughter holidays in aussie every year. she says any were you go down at the beach, there is weight training gear there for your use, and sport is encouraged from a very early age. its like that in the states, you can be as thick as two short planks, but if you have a sporting gift, then that is all you need to go on and get the qualifications anyone would need
. just the oposite here, it seems to me and a lot more people, if we win at anything, its because the other guy, or the other team was having an off day.its become part of our psych to be runners up. thats the way i see it anyway.

Replied: 7th Nov 2006 at 10:28

Posted by: billy (26053) 

i was refering to playing fields being sold off.schools just dont have them anymore.

Replied: 7th Nov 2006 at 10:30

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

We didn't get off to a good start,did we? And that was against a team of hopefuls;the big boys are just rubbing their hands,they already think the Ashes are back.

Replied: 11th Nov 2006 at 06:36

Posted by: billy (26053) 

WHO,s the ref then roy????

Replied: 11th Nov 2006 at 10:21

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Billy all four officials were Australian but the result had nothing to do with their performance,more a lack of performance from the visitors.I suppose they could make all kinds of excuses but at the end of the day the best team won,there was only a couple English players who showed any kind of fighting spirit,just hope things will improve.

Replied: 12th Nov 2006 at 00:36

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

And it's not getting any better,today NSW scored 324 for 5 and that was against five of England's front line bowlers,should we concede now?

Replied: 12th Nov 2006 at 08:36


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