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Pops started the topic in Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 9:57am

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Pops Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 9:16am

Worst England (series) batting performance since 1890.
@BD, we'll see how good we are next time we tour India... Should be an exciting series if we keep improving.

Most interesting thing for me from this game - who'da though Lyon was the only bloke in the team who can play a hook shot!?

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Vic Local Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 12:00pm

England were truly shithouse all serious. Have a look what at the Aussie 8, 9, 10 and jack. All got behind the ball, did a good job as night watchmen, and had some really important partnerships.
England were the complete opposite. Shit techniques and a worse attitude. Gutless wimps gave them nothing.
That shit's unacceptable in park cricket down under.

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Craig Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 1:51pm

3rd shot! What a photo and the focus! Also notice the ball coming in from the left.

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Craig Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 8:05am

Haha loose!

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blackers Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 8:40am

5 very naughty boys.

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Blowin Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 9:04am

What the fuck has happened to Australia?

The cops get called after the ashes winning Australian cricket team gets on it for a night and the copper actually tells them to go to bed!

That’s heavy.

I’d call them losers for looking so contrite but they probably realise that they’d get cooked by the puritans out there who’d demand they were canceled and their careers would be over.

Imagine the coppers saying that to Boonie!

Australia lite.

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 9:40am

Was this the morning after? They still kicking on?
Ha ha classic

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bluediamond Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 9:45am

Good on em. Meanwhile somewhere a real crime was happening. Wonder who the muppet was that called the cops on them.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 11:11am

Craig...What Ball!
Us normal mental people see everything but the ball.
Note Virat's Tributes don't include this invisible ball in his Independence Day Photo frames?
https://twitter.com/TrendVirat/status/1426751659657502724/photo/1
https://www.facebook.com/viratkohlifanclube/photos/pcb.1319792115118345/...

Focus on that smoking hot Himalayan God whose Cricket Bat reverberates thru mountains
As a metaphor for Independence...tucked away front and centre curled in the Flag.

A rip on that Chinese Gig with Oz flag draped over our Dead bodies.
https://e3.365dm.com/20/11/1600x900/skynews-china-australia-goat_5189685...
Please tell tbb the crew see that there little Mountain God clasping his Thor Bat!
Also reckon that the carefully crafted Mountain range centrepiece is a symbolic heartland.
Perhaps tbb has had one too many Daggy Dad's Vax Bashes...Luv those little people...so funny!

The 4 finger salute is gesturing that the rest of us are animals...not them!
The other version is well dark with a foreboding figure with raised Club as if a National Flag / spear.
Note how their Chakra represents a Batsman's Strike wheel.
All are very aggressive for Nationalistic Indian Photo Shoots...hard to believe any were approved!

Then again...
SA never saw that invisible man who never finished one drink...not give Pat the rub all night long.
Never saw a dozen or so invisible [+] Vaxed AO players on TV breaching Oz Entry laws this month.

We decide if it's a Test Series of the Metaphorical & which Euphemisms to fearmonger!

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blackers Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 11:26am

Some more details emerging on that video: filmed by English coach Graham Thorpe at 6 am polis called when the players wouldn't follow instructions by staff including turn down the music. Over reaction, possibly, but wouldn't be too uncommon.

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Supafreak Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 5:56pm

21-A03-EF1-6-F93-41-F9-B3-AF-73-C7-DEBA901-E

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blackers Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 7:21pm

Genius, well done!

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Supafreak Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 7:25pm
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Genius, well done!

Not my work but thought it was pretty funny

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Spuddups Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 at 8:01pm

Just a storm in a teacup if you ask me. Must have been a slow news day or something.

Getting back to the cricket, I can't wait to see Australia play India in India again. Does anyone know when that's happening next? Should be a cracker of a series and a true gauge of how good Australia actually are.

Also South Africa are coming to NZ soon which should also be a good series. I'd back NZ to win, but South Africa are much improved. South Africa must be ruing losing Conway and Wagner to NZ. Those guys couldn't seem to get anywhere in SA, but flourished in the NZ system for some reason. I think NZ's greatest strength over the years has been nurturing talent from their small player base.

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gragagan Sunday, 30 Jan 2022 at 5:44pm

It's the last day of the ladies ashes test. Currently England need 26 runs to win, Australia need 5 wickets, and there's 5 overs left. Close one..

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bluediamond Sunday, 30 Jan 2022 at 6:03pm

Listened to it driving home Gragagan. 1 wicket to go. Epic!!! Go Aussies! What a cracking 24 hours for Aussie Sport (Jack Robbo at Pipe included)

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etarip Sunday, 30 Jan 2022 at 6:10pm

It’s epic, 12 runs, one wicket, one over to go

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bluediamond Sunday, 30 Jan 2022 at 6:20pm

Damn. So close.

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blackers Monday, 31 Jan 2022 at 12:29pm

It was a ripper of a finish. Good to see. Maybe the administrators will push it out to 5 days next time.

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Supafreak Saturday, 5 Feb 2022 at 12:50pm

Justin Langer resigns as Australian men's cricket team head coach https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-05/justin-langer-resigns-as-australi...

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bluediamond Saturday, 5 Feb 2022 at 1:40pm

Unbelievable Supafreak. What was it? He was too successful? Australia missing it's mediocrity? How they'd let him go is beyond belief. Let the disgruntled players go. Not the winning coach.

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blackers Saturday, 5 Feb 2022 at 2:05pm
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Unbelievable Supafreak. What was it? He was too successful? Australia missing it's mediocrity? How they'd let him go is beyond belief. Let the disgruntled players go. Not the winning coach.

I think it was because the Captains, current and past, and senior players were not willing to continue under him. It would be hard to let all those players go. As in the round all game, it is the manager who goes, the talent hold the reins, and arguably rightly so. They are the people who actually went out, played and “won” the games and trophies.
I do agree it seems a shame, but apparently he is a bit on the intense side, Rubs people up the wrong way. He was offered a few options apparently, including a short extension, but politely declined. Reports are of England looking at taking him on.

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gragagan Saturday, 5 Feb 2022 at 3:24pm

His record isn't that great: won 15 out of 27 tests, 11 from 22 prior to the Ashes; the India test series loss last year; losing limited over series to West Indies and Bangladesh.
You could argue about covid, player injuries, players unavailable because of cheating etc.
With regards to his intense coaching style, isn't that why they hired him in the first place? To get the team back on track after the sandpaper bullshit.
It would be funny if England snaps him up. He would be very motivated to beat the Aussies next time around...

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gragagan Saturday, 5 Feb 2022 at 5:03pm

But he was doing a good job, and sounds like he got the shit end of the stick.

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gragagan Thursday, 10 Feb 2022 at 2:02pm

In some good news Will Pukovski is back. Batting right now, opening for Victoria. First game back following a lengthy stint on the sidelines with concussion complications. Hopefully no more dramas for him

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blackers Sunday, 13 Feb 2022 at 8:29pm
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In some good news Will Pukovski is back. Batting right now, opening for Victoria. First game back following a lengthy stint on the sidelines with concussion complications. Hopefully no more dramas for him

Bad news g, Will was concussed again today. Makes it 11 in total. Maybe time to give it a rest, take up a sport with less chance of head injury. Poor sod.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/pucovski-concussed-in-shield-gam...

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Supafreak Friday, 4 Mar 2022 at 10:07am

Rod Marsh out for 74 R.I.P. Legend

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blackers Friday, 4 Mar 2022 at 11:15am

Sad. Went out doing what he loved.

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linez Friday, 4 Mar 2022 at 11:42pm

Not a great scoreline for Aussies on the first day. Pitch looks like a road though..

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Rabbits68 Friday, 4 Mar 2022 at 11:52pm

Vale Rod Marsh. Great memories.

Haven’t watched any of day 1 but if the pitch is a road that’s a pretty slow run rate. I love test cricket but it’s bloody hard to watch when there’s nothing in it for the bowlers. Hope it’s not a sign for the rest of the series.

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Constance B Gibson Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 1:25am

And now Warney??

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Rabbits68 Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 1:34am

Yeah just read that. Geez!

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Island Bay Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 3:43am

What the heck? 52 is much too young. Condolences to his family, and to world cricket.

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Roadkill Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 6:43am

Wow, Warnie. The party is over. A life lived on his terms.

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Spuddups Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 7:28am

I'm in shock. The guy was too young. Most certainly Australia's greatest cricketer after Bradman.

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goofyfoot Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 7:29am

Can’t believe it. Way too young. What a life he lived in those 52 years though.
Rip

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Alana_a Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 7:46am

A Steve Irwin moment.
What a life he lived.
Rip Warnie.

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simba Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 7:55am

RIP Warnie you made a boring game almost watchable......a real colourful character gone.

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zenagain Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 8:07am

Are you serious?

I just woke up to this.

Way too young. Way way too young.

RIP Warney.

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ringmaster Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 8:11am

Can't believe Warnie's dead!

Larger than life genuine Aussie legend and larrikin. Would be one of the first picked in the greatest cricket team of all time.

RIP Shane.

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Cockee Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 8:59am

A great cricketer and even greater bloke - vale Shane.

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bluediamond Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 9:02am

Bloody hell. Just found out. Australian legend. RIP King.

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Supafreak Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 1:22pm

I’m no Dan fan but the comments are a bit pathetic, its a nice thing to do , leave the politics out off it

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Craig Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 2:41pm

Crazy news, so stoked we got to see that spin class in the break during the last test series. Vale Warnie.

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GuySmiley Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 4:10pm

Ive worked with guys/former cricketers who played with Warnie, the Chappells and others in their days before state and national selection and with retired international players at district level. lots of stories but none flattering, pre mobile phone days so reputations and so-called national hero status remains in tact. Fair to say what goes down on tour stayed on tour!!

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Roystein Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 5:27pm

Lived life hard, much respect. Vale S K Warne

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truebluebasher Saturday, 5 Mar 2022 at 5:30pm

{R.I.P} Oz Cricket Greats...Iron Gloves & Spin King
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/03/05/00/54966545-10579773-The_iconic_...

1977 Centenary Test...[3:25] Act of Sportsmanship is relayed by Marsh...


Chappell : "What are you doin' Rodney!' (As Marsh calls back Pommie centurian D. Randall)
Marsh : "The ball didn't carry!"
"Simple decision, really, because I hadn't caught the ball!"
"The fact that he didn't hit it, had nothing to do with my decision!"
"The spirit of the game is very straight forward to me & I feel I understand it completely!"
Catchy Tribute Reels

Warnie's several bouts with Vax / Breakthru / Mandates were well known.
( Warnie : Initial Covid recovery )
https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/australia-legend-shane-warne-reve...
No secret Warnie wanted the Joker out of Game...Legend!
Ball of the Millennium...

Warnie - Legend gets caught out by Legendary catch of the century!"

Ok! Anti Vax Conspiracies of 2 strong hearted Vaxed sportsmen both suffering Heart attacks!
Not worth the time of day...or...
Ordinarily these comments equally annoy Vaxed & Hesitants & if there is no proof...it's vile!

If we stick to the raw background of each passing we get more than enough insight.
tbb can share vital info that does further link the 2 deaths & may warrant closer examination.
Please Relax! This is less about Vax but more about the unresolved effects of Covid in all forms.
Not exploiting this or other but both deaths are suspicious but for obvious reason.

tbb has self isolated for 3 years so picks up on this fact earlier & will share it.

Bulls : Marsh landed 10:05am > phoned from car 10:30am (soon after) Dave phones"Heart Attack"
Note: Marsh was soon again flown from Qld > SA. (Seems unusual to repeat such risk!)

Warnie flew to Island of Koh Samui immediately crashes & soon has a heart attack.
Of course all timelines & events will change but not Plane time > Villa check in.

Witnesses describe Car & Villa as perfectly normal & comfortable weather...nothing untoward!
Ok! Here's those obvious Link/s
Both senior Vaxed Legends had just arrived off plane flights.
Add that Warnie also previously had Covid > reckon Experts will back check Marsh for Covid!
Vax / Covid / Air cabin pressure > Heart Attacks...Skies are opening > might pay to check that!
Exactly wot tbb has done & the hunch paid off...Crew can be the judge!

These here Heart Attacks may just save further lost lives...

(Consider most Flights are still grounded) This is a lot of Heart Attacks > reckon there's lots more...
One Passenger in Oz / One Passenger in Thailand fits into the current worldly warning signs.

( Feb 2022 > Mostly Regional Planes / Cabins)
Minister suffers Heart attack on Plane
Dual Planes / Dual Heart Attacks at Tenerife
Hero on board saves Heart Attack victim
Crew / Passengers help Heart Attack victim
Boeing Pilot has Heart Attack
Flight attendant suffers Heart Attack
84 y/o Dies of heart attack Mid Flight
Nurse helps Female Passenger with Heart Emergency (Recovers)
Cricketer has Heart Attack soon after plane lands
Cricketer has Heart Attack soon after plane lands

In fact the Cricketers appear in these search results for Air Craft Heart Attacks
So soon after landing > Be wise to rule them in .... rather than out!
Just saying...start yer conspiracy with the Air Cabin Pressure...might just save 100's lives/year!
tbb is suffering severe bipolar & can't hide that...only wish all the very best...Salute Oz Legends!

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truebluebasher Sunday, 6 Mar 2022 at 11:58pm

Big Warnie was Larger than Life...
Ok! Some Background...this goes back a few years...long enough to say...Huh!
Best if the swellnet Warnie Fans re/discover this in their own way...
tbb will take the back seat.

2006 UK Ashes Promo involves Aussies parading "Big Warnie" around 6 London Landmarks.
https://www.thefanatics.com/sports.news.view.php?id=293312
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/warne-statue-creates-storm-in-uk-20060616-g...

Reckon Cricket Australia should bring "Big Warnie" Home...bloody oath they should!
This statue never graced our shore...Dan should get Boris on the Line.

Warnie Tribute from the crew...continues

#1 swellnet statue gallery worthy of our King

*Police Escort
http://www.postkiwi.com/images/2006/12/big-warnie-police-car.jpg

*Smoko
https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/an-eight-and-a-half-metre-s...

*Sign here for Delivery
http://www.postkiwi.com/images/2006/12/big-warnie-signature.jpg

*Grand Unveiling
https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/workers-unveil-a-large-stat...

* The King Marks his Spot
https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/shane-warne-in-pi...

*Howzat!
http://www.postkiwi.com/images/2006/12/big-warnie.jpg

*Warnie in all his Glory
https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/shane-warne-in-pi...

Bonus : Slide Show (tbb can only load 5 max...in order hopefully) Thanx to photographer / getty
That's real Grand that is...worthy of our King... (Note: Once re-loaded it may revert to no slide show?)
Ok! Thought so...Now Click [Embed] This will bring up the Photo selection > Next - slot them in order. (Enjoy!)
https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/workers-unveil-a-large-stat...
Scored a few extra cool snaps...thanx to the Poms for this lot!

Epic send off from the crew earns The King #1 swellnet Hat-Trick exclusive
That's right ( Big Warnie ) *Photo sequence / *Slide Show / *Movie Matinee

[ All Hail Big Warnie - The Movie Marathon ]
Bazza McKenzie / Strewth Mate Tribute...Wot else!
Warnie Slave : "You're just saying that coz yer scared of his Flipper!"

Part 1

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

2006 Cool back up site from POSTKIWI. (re: Promo director / Credits) Top site!
http://www.postkiwi.com/2006/cricket-australias-big-warnie/

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Craig Monday, 7 Mar 2022 at 10:13am

Ha, never seen those adds before.