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BStaff17

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I went along as I’m a big test cricket fan and wouldn’t miss it. If you lived in Perth you’d know it’s a pretty cricket savvy public and know when they’re being shafted. McGowan knocked back an ashes test. Interesting attitude. he just said cricket players have to follow the same COVID rules as normal people and the English didn’t want to do the quarantine. Had the first test been scheduled in Perth the next tests could have been played unaffected.

Definitely annoyed CA wasn’t able to schedule a 5 test series against India tho, no reason not to other than India not wanting to. One of a number of fails of CA( and WACA too tbh)
After next year series in India i think in February its 4 tests.

But after that every Border-Gavaskar series moving forward after that will be 5 tests so Brisbane & Perth will be both guaranteed tests every time India play now.

Both CA & BCCI agreed to it earlier this year.
 

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Some of those Brazilian goals this morning... * chef's kiss *

Just beautiful team play.
 

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Anyone watch the ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson fight in the ufc today? What a fight, what a performance, let alone for a 40yo.

Just watched it last night, what an effort. Different sport but that one runs a close second in guts to Jai Opetaia who won his fight whilst boxing with a busted jaw earlier this year. I'll never know that sort of determination and guts. Unreal.
 

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Having been a Bengals fan since 1986, I would say we're closer to the Bengals than the Browns but I see your point :).
Yeah, I reckon it's a close call. Bengals have a notoriously tight-fisted owner. Some of these guys are nutters, like the blokes who own the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Commanders.
 

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Yeah, I reckon it's a close call. Bengals have a notoriously tight-fisted owner. Some of these guys are nutters, like the blokes who own the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Commanders.

Yeah the Brown family who own the Bengals have done all they can to drive thew fan base away over the years. Seems to have changed a bit in recent years though, even slightly before Burrow.

Snider at the Commanders is a complete knob by the looks of everything coming out now - even hiring private investigators to collect dirt on other owners and threatening them with it if they tried to force a team sale. That on top of the team name disaster and all the other crap they're being investigated for as well.

I think Biscotti at the Ravens is pretty solid though. Biscotti seems pretty well regarded. Unless you mean The previous Baltimore team who moved the Baltimore Colts out in the middle of the night to Indianapolis and who seemed like a huge piece of drunk crap. Different team though.
 

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I think it's the obnoxiously strange mascot and colour scheme of the Browns, coupled with the years of mismanagement and lone star players etc.
I think the weirdest thing is they are named after a guy who's family owns a division rival and, although he was their first and very successful coach, he's also a guy coached against them. :D
 

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Yeah the Brown family who own the Bengals have done all they can to drive thew fan base away over the years. Seems to have changed a bit in recent years though, even slightly before Burrow.

Snider at the Commanders is a complete knob by the looks of everything coming out now - even hiring private investigators to collect dirt on other owners and threatening them with it if they tried to force a team sale. That on top of the team name disaster and all the other crap they're being investigated for as well.

I think Biscotti at the Ravens is pretty solid though. Biscotti seems pretty well regarded. Unless you mean The previous Baltimore team who moved the Baltimore Colts out in the middle of the night to Indianapolis and who seemed like a huge piece of drunk crap. Different team though.
Yeah, you're right about the Orioles - I was thinking of Angelos(?). Snyder is a piece of work. There is pressure on him to sell the team and the DC govt are after him for a bunch of things, although not for being a misogynist twit who doesn't know anything about football. The word is that Bezos wants to buy the team and I don't think anyone's going to outbid him. Long suffering Washington fans will welcome him with open arms. The team's going OK already in a shite stadium and with that clown as owner.
 

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