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kane249

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So he wasn't saying he should have picked just complaining about the lack of communication?
Looks like it was both


Lynn - a T20 staple for Australia recently, though missing from its latest matches in India - was miffed not to get a phone call. He also took issue with chief selector Trevor Hohns claiming that he had not played enough cricket in Australia recently; feeling that the reasoning was inconsistent when applied to other players.


"The thing I was disappointed about was the lack of communication. Not even a phone call. I found out on social media," Lynn told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"That's the world we live in these days. But it is what it is. I kind of felt it was coming.

"Put the head down, score some runs and you pick yourself. I'm not losing sleep over it, put it that way. It makes me hungrier and more competitive.

"I haven't spoken to him (Hohns). I find it's something that's ongoing and getting worse in Australian cricket - that lack of communication.

"I'm not just talking about my case. There are plenty of other scenarios where players feel a bit lost on where they stand. It's disappointing."
 

Wild Kelly

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Looks like it was both


Lynn - a T20 staple for Australia recently, though missing from its latest matches in India - was miffed not to get a phone call. He also took issue with chief selector Trevor Hohns claiming that he had not played enough cricket in Australia recently; feeling that the reasoning was inconsistent when applied to other players.


"The thing I was disappointed about was the lack of communication. Not even a phone call. I found out on social media," Lynn told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"That's the world we live in these days. But it is what it is. I kind of felt it was coming.

"Put the head down, score some runs and you pick yourself. I'm not losing sleep over it, put it that way. It makes me hungrier and more competitive.

"I haven't spoken to him (Hohns). I find it's something that's ongoing and getting worse in Australian cricket - that lack of communication.

"I'm not just talking about my case. There are plenty of other scenarios where players feel a bit lost on where they stand. It's disappointing."
Much more about communication. However whinging, particularly when you are borderline at best, is never a good option.
 

Dazzler10

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THis reminds me of an article from Robbo when the Western Bulldogs sacked their last coach -

"The issue was not communication, but the words used within the communication."

Have another drink Robbo.
 

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The problem with a lot of these cricketers is they really aren't that good. Due to the money flying around overseas and in domestic T20 etc, they believe their own hype at the lower levels. Perform. Perform consistently when given the opportunity at the highest level and you will get picked. This isn't like the teams of the late 90's/ early 2000's where fantastic players couldn't get a look in, due to depth and a winning team. We are crying out for batters in all forms of the game who consistently perform.
 

Truckosaurus

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It was a mature innings from Nielsen. He hasn't done a whole lot at first class level but he hasn't had a heap of opportunities and he's 24, there's time yet. Might get some more shots as Carey spends more time playing for Australia, or should otherwise consider giving up the gloves.
 

avishka5

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It was a mature innings from Nielsen. He hasn't done a whole lot at first class level but he hasn't had a heap of opportunities and he's 24, there's time yet. Might get some more shots as Carey spends more time playing for Australia, or should otherwise consider giving up the gloves.
or move states
 

TY24

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Well today was a great day.

My eldest daughter has made the 2019 WA State Academy 16’s Summer Program.

Loved her reaction too - she was absolutely ecstatic about it 😁

Looks a pretty full on 5 week program with fitness, skills, game play and education all part of the process.

Been pretty pumped all afternoon 👍🏽
I know I’m a few days late to the party but fu** yeah man, carn Lil’ Biggie! Great news man
 

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Quinz

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So while the Biggie family is having some awesome sporting success, I feel like there's another RDTer who is keeping a triumph of their own secret.


West Coast bowls over Dockers in retirement village derby
A NORTHERN suburbs derby recently saw West Coast defeat the Dockers 236 to 209.

Kingsway Court retirement village in Madeley hosted the footbowls match on its bowling green on October 13.
Keys want to share any memories?

Yes I know that's a cheap shot, but I'm nor above them.
 
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