I can't recommend the book highly enough, give it a goNo, but that book sounds good. A lot of military incompetence comes from the aristocracy having a right to govern and rule in the past. They would send their kids to the war room while the poor sent theirs as fodder.
My cousin did officer training in the airforce and started when he was 16, he ran away from it as soon as he'd done his training. He seemed to think they weren't much better now. He's a smart guy and smart guys generally don't enjoy the idea of military of any kind so you get psychopaths and politically motivated types taking all the high positions.
Some interesting comparisons to sports administration. Lots of boards are stacked with successful business men who are not risk averse, lawyers who are risk averse and entrepreneurs who are impatient. You get a kind of mix of incompatible personality types and the hardest ones bully opinion over the others. Probably a similar thing occurs in administration of any kind really.
Too may different places, one had a pool, time in the bush with waterfalls and swimming holes in creeks, rivers and dams, 4 years in England in the 70's I remember a very hot day, 28C and a young man decides to jump off a bridge into the river Sow, just to cool off, the water was so cold it stopped his heart and killed him. Happy daysTry having one in the north of England
Anything over 25 degrees is a signal of the end of the world.Too may different places, one had a pool, time in the bush with waterfalls and swimming holes in creeks, rivers and dams, 4 years in England in the 70's I remember a very hot day, 28C and a young man decides to jump off a bridge into the river Sow, just to cool off, the water was so cold it stopped his heart and killed him. Happy days
Nah, just means;In Oz if it's rainy and cold we sit by the fire and wait until it blows over, try that anywhere in England (and it gets worse the further north you get), you'd never do anything.
Sounds like a day living in Melbourne.Nah, just means;
If winter: Likely have heating since it'll drop to 2-5
If spring: Likely to be mid teens to low 20's
If summer: Still can be 40ish, just high moisture
If autumn: Mix winter & spring
Then cycle this on a daily basis, so, I still go walking in it just means putting on a coat instead of showing white pasty guns is all.
Horrible horrible decision.Just livid, cannot stand umpiring deciding a game.
Yes, I understand we used our reviews but if the umpires are competent (as they ******* well should be for obvious decision like that) you don’t have to rely on them to expect a fair outcome for a match.
If he is competent, he calls that out, then England can review it and if it is a bad decision, it rightly gets overturned.
I don’t care if people think it’s sour grapes, this is just a disgracful way to decide a match
That’s the thing, yes there are reviews and I understand you need to be strategic about using them but that’s expecting a certain level of competence from the umpires that we just haven’t had the whole series. It has been shocking.Horrible horrible decision.
Yes Paine is a dumbass for burning that review on something that clearly pitched 3ft outside leg.
Yes Lyon should have completed the run out the ball before.
Yes Stokes played an amazing innings.
But how the f**k was that not given out?? Absolutely plumb!! Have the guts to make the decision you incompetent muppet...
Unbelievable!That’s the thing, yes there are reviews and I understand you need to be strategic about using them but that’s expecting a certain level of competence from the umpires that we just haven’t had the whole series. It has been shocking.
But to have that terrible non-decision impacting the game right at the death... that’s too much. It literally caused us not winning the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001. Hats off to Stokes but his innings should have been filed on the “nearly” category like we had in 2005 or back in 1993 with McDermott against the Windies. He makes the correct and obvious decision for something so plumb, well, if England are aggrieved, they could have reviewed it.
He bottled it pure and simple and that’s just not good enough.
Yep, great innings by Stokes but we also shot ourselves in the foot with easy missed runout, tough dropped catch and stupid unnecessary review.Unbelievable!
I dozed off after they were 9 down still needing about 56
Completely content in the knowledge we were home!
So your not sh!tting me then?
We f#cking lost!
Man. I tell ya following sport passionately last few years has not been kind!Yep, great innings by Stokes but we also shot ourselves in the foot with easy missed runout, tough dropped catch and stupid unnecessary review.
Then, to top it all off, an absolutely plumb LBW that, after all of the above, would and should have still won us the Ashes. When it somehow wasn’t given and, of course, DRS showed it clattering into the stumps, that was enough for me. Turned it off.
Pretty infuriating end to an amazing Test match.