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    Not sure I'm catching your drift DE. Are you...

    Not sure I'm catching your drift DE. Are you saying that you hope Stokes doesn't get a hard time? he won't. He was the reason England got the win, so all manner of things can be forgiven. Even if he...
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    Snapper, Not a theory, but confirmed. They...

    Snapper,

    Not a theory, but confirmed. They stuffed up. To be fair to them, it is very obscure rule that an umpire might go most of a career without encountering and the wording could be tighter....
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    Well this thread got really bizarre for a short...

    Well this thread got really bizarre for a short time. Too funny.
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    I did a bit of digging on the three blokes who...

    I did a bit of digging on the three blokes who have a claim to be the best batsmen in the world. These are their records in World Cup knockout matches:

    Kohli: 6 innings (24, 9, 35, 3, 1, 1 = 73)...
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    Same here, but it was 1980. Quite confronting for...

    Same here, but it was 1980. Quite confronting for a young kid who didn't know such things existed. Unfortunately I had no choice.

    They are quite common in Sth East Asia, though I have mostly seen...
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    Epic WC final. NZ once again played above...

    Epic WC final. NZ once again played above themselves & deserved to win. Only the worst of bad luck in the final regular over cost them a great victory. Feeling slightly flat about it....plus I'm...
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    So, to recap: The Philippines only has worth...

    So, to recap:

    The Philippines only has worth as an ally because its territory is occasionally handy as bases. Its military can't even deal with generations long internal threats and hasn't fought...
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    If you beat up a cop in Australia & there are...

    If you beat up a cop in Australia & there are five or six others around you might get the beating, taser & pepper spray option followed by divisional van, probably another beating & jail. Our cops...
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    Well I guess that confirms my suspicions -...

    Well I guess that confirms my suspicions - different standards being applied to different posters.



    Good to hear.
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    It is a bit hard to take your prognostications...

    It is a bit hard to take your prognostications seriously when you have managed to stay silent while our resident troll stinks up the board on an almost daily basis. Perhaps you simply don't think he...
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    I agree. Much as I would have liked to add number...

    I agree. Much as I would have liked to add number 6 to the trophy cabinet, we didn't deserve it.

    Given where we were 6 months ago we had a great tournament. I don't know any Aussie fans going...
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    New Zealand pull off the impossible. Woo Hoo!...

    New Zealand pull off the impossible. Woo Hoo! Their two good batsmen do the job that India can't do with a bloke who has made triple centuries coming in at 8. NZ bowlers put in one of the best...
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    Indonesian public opinion on the US waxes &...

    Indonesian public opinion on the US waxes & wanes. It also has nothing to do with the way the US calculates the strategic value of Indonesia. Only a fool would think it does.



    Yet the US has...
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    Wow! That is one of the dumbest things I have...

    Wow! That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Lets pick it apart.

    First, the US isn't going to war with Indonesia on your behalf. Indonesia has been a firm US ally for 50 years and is...
  15. Not just their own comrades. There are stories...

    Not just their own comrades. There are stories from the fighting in PNG, where Japanese supply lines over the Owen Stanley Range were bad to non-existent, of the remains of Australian soldiers being...
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    No one here can really believe it. A couple of...

    No one here can really believe it. A couple of months out no one would have been surprised if we'd missed the semis. We still have holes. Numbers 5 & 6 in the batting are a black hole, we still have...
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    Zimbabwe had a great team in the late 90s & early...

    Zimbabwe had a great team in the late 90s & early 2000s but a combination of politics & time has gutted them of their best talent. Ireland has played 2 Tests, one against Pakistan & one against...
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    Afghanistan have Test status, as do Ireland &...

    Afghanistan have Test status, as do Ireland & Zimbabwe. There aren't any other nations currently who are worthy of Test status, and most would argue that Zim would not get it currently if it had not...
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    Unfortunately he has turbocharged a whole new generation of racists fuelled by the internet. They were already out there, but he has poured a mass of fuel on the fire. Extremism has been...
  20. Nope. last time Dems refused the results of an...

    Nope. last time Dems refused the results of an election they got massive political concessions that basically ended Reconstruction & allowed the former slave states to effectively create a series of...
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