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Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by PerfectFooty, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. jhong

    jhong Club Legend

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    Yeah nah . I assume you mean accepting cricket on 7 cause without sport 7 would be just another shit stain media company .
     

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    Handscomb out trying to run the ball down to the 3rd man in a test match.. What a joke.
     
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    With a full slips cordon . 3 of the 5 outs have been poor shot selection .
     
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    Tim Paine is 34, if he retired tomorrow Jason Gillespie would have 2 more first class centuries than him....

    Paine has 1 century in his whole career. Unbelievable
     
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    Paine is a no 7 , it’s the 6 in front of him that’s the issue .
     
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    Who do we have that is a better keeper than him tho?
     
  7. jhong

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    For mine he is the biggest indictment on our batting line up. Honestly Cummins and starc look more component than Paine. Aside from the 40 not out against Pakistan and maybe a 50 last year at the Gabba he hasn’t even looked like a handy number 8.
     
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    Who do we have that is a better keeper than him tho?

    He came in at 5/120 ... far bigger things to worry about than your keeper scoring runs.
     
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    Could probably do worse than try Ellyse Perry in the middle order
     

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    Just like a lack of quality top 6 we don’t have another ready made keeper batsmen. Wade on form you could argue a spot in the side but his batting at test level is worse.

    But I’m far harsher on Paine, as captain he has had two innings of substance since he has been back in the side. His batting is very poor for a number 7, since he has been back in the side so many times we need him to make runs and he has failed as bad as anyone. Today included.
     
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    Watched 5 minutes of the WBBL tonight. It's mildly watchable for its awfulness. Seeing a handful of players get out to lofted hand grenades reminded me of lower grade park cricket.
     
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    I'd rather a cardboard cut out behind the stumps than Wade. Carey is the next in line, but isn't ready, so Paine is comfortably our best option.

    Everyone would like him to be scoring more runs, it's just bemusing that the keeper, coming in at 7, is coping it for nicking a good delivery, when an opener lost his pegs, and the number 4 played on onto his stumps from a ball that started in the carpark.
     
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    We should have banned Shaun Marsh too, just to stop the selectors from picking him
     
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    I'm not saying Paine is the main problem, far from it. But how do you play first class cricket in Australia for over a decade and score 1 first class century.... 1!

    Wade has 13 first class hundreds and is 5 years younger.
     
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    Sometimes I think people are serious here not realizing the huge difference in skill and power.
     
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    It was a joke. Said as she brought up her century tonight
     
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    She's a phenomenal female athlete no doubt.
     
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    Finch and Marsh deserves criticism too, but at least Finch showed something in Dubai (has made runs in shorter formats) and Marsh has performed at international level.

    Paine hasn’t even looked like a capable number 8 since his return to the side, and as Topkent said 1 FC century in his career.

    I know he is the “only” option but it just further highlights the lack of talent in the country. He is captain and needs to start performing like one.
     
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    We have gone from picking Wade because he was lippy and a fighter to picking Paine who's a good bloke.

    I'm sure Gerard Whately went home and prepared an article about how well Paine handled himself in his innings and how he represents the blue collar Australian with his average of 29 in his career.
     
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    I swear watching Australia bat yesterday plus this thread is the reason why I have this fearsom hangover. You’re all campaigners and I would like to die peacefully right away.
     
  23. jhong

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    Probably what our bowlers were thinking as well
     
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    How much better is test cricket when the wicket is like this?

    Every run counts, bowlers are interested. Batsmen have to fight and a century is a memorable achievement not a foregone conclusion.
     
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    What an underwhelming finish.
     
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