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Reply #165
Darrel Hair's character is not in question here Paul.  He wasn't the only (OZ) umpire to call him.  Got that laptop yet?  :)

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Reply #166
Yep,  under the rules of the time he was a chucker and the assassination of Hairs umpiring was a blot on the cricketing community. When you change the rules to accommodate an individual you're swimming in dangerous waters.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #167
Darrel Hair's character is not in question here Paul.  He wasn't the only (OZ) umpire to call him.  Got that laptop yet?  :)

Hair's character is not the main part of my post, which I note you ignored.

We did end up buying the laptop. It's been sitting on the shelf for a few weeks owing to the internal speaker not working. It was fixed just a couple of hours ago via remote IT support. 

Thanks for asking.


 

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Reply #169
With the use of modern technology, the panel also found that legendary bowlers such as Dennis Lillee, Fred Trueman, Richard Hadlee, Curtly Ambrose, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Allan Donald, although they looked perfect to the naked eye, also bent their arms too much when bowling, meaning they, too, were throwing.
That was the biggest crock of crap of all time. I competed in Australia's fastest bowler competition with Lillee, Thompson, Hurst and others, as did many young fast bowlers around the country. The competition was actually conducted by Lillee's surgeon as part of a study about stress injuries on fast bowlers backs. We all got to see bowling actions side on in super slow motion, we bowled in front of a huge piece of graph paper being filmed by a high speed camera.

The truth is that under enough force at the moment of delivery a fast bowlers arm bends, like a fishing rod, but the Murali boosters tried to paint that as straightening your arm by more than 5°. Lillee, Thompson, Hurst, all of them bowled with locked elbows, Murali bowled with an elbow flick like somebody making a back-handed throw.

You can mimic Murali's action by holding your arm up in front of your face, scratching your head then straightening your arm, the elbow faced the batsmen when he bowled the wrong-un, that's why it was a throw.

When Murali was investigated he point blank refused to bowl in short sleeves, because he said he suffered duress due to a deformity in his arm.

After the Whatmore racism claims were aired they all went quiet, none of the players, past-players or officials wanted the grief they would get when playing or working in the sub-continent. Back in those days foreigners were being kidnapped or blown up in Columbo regularly!

btw., Steve Waugh pumps up Murali as the best because he genuinely hates Warne's guts and he knows it gets under Warne's skin!
The Force Awakens!

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Reply #170
Pat, you know, I like you, and when you stay focussed, you are hard to beat. But when you go into hyperbolic overdrive...........

If you don't accept study after study of his action, if you don't believe 2 separate analyses, if you don't take the word of his greatest rival, and of Waugh, there's not much left to say.

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Reply #171
I still remember Tony Greig demonstrating how Murali couldn’t straighten his arm.
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

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Reply #172
I still remember Tony Greig demonstrating how Murali couldn’t straighten his arm.
I can as well, I thought he chucked it but he received some slack cut his way because of the condition of his arm and being a spinner it wasn't such a big deal.
Andy Roberts was one I would have checked very closely, his bouncer was yards quicker and that bend in the arm seemed greater to me..

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Reply #173
Australia batting first at the 'Gabba. We'll see if we've learnt anything from the last few weeks.
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #174
Clearly warner hasn't

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Reply #175
Clearly warner hasn't
And the NSW cricket mafia continue to bag players like Finch and Maxwell, while giving the true author of the cheating era a continual run!
The Force Awakens!

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Reply #176
And the NSW cricket mafia continue to bag players like Finch and Maxwell, while giving the true author of the cheating era a continual run!

If the selectors were motivated by the desire to win this Test, Finch and Maxwell would have been among the first players picked.

I’m not sure what motivates them but worrying about who may or may not be able to play the Dukes ball in England shouldn’t be a factor for a Test at the Gabba. 

Of course Maxwell will have a lean innings or two but he will be a match winner more often than not.  Finch’s nous wouldn’t go astray either.
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

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Reply #177
Cant believe we are struggling vs the Indian net bowlers, their lead bowler is a kid playing his 3rd test and both openers are gone.
The two swing bowlers they picked have moved the ball but its far from intimidating stuff and its a good thing we are not playing a more seasoned team with more firepower. Hopefully Smith and his mini me Marnus can guide us to a decent total and maybe Green can cash in vs this inexperienced attack.

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Reply #178
Cant believe we are struggling vs the Indian net bowlers, their lead bowler is a kid playing his 3rd test and both openers are gone.
I think this highlights the problem with the welded into the team approach, not just for cricket but for any sport.
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Reply #179
Warner is hopeless.   Simply doesn't learn.
 His massive f****g ego got him picked.   He ain't fit,  he has zero form and he's only playing becayse HE wanted to.   Time to F him off.   As stated above..... The architect of the cheat and we need to leave him behind.

Harris gave us exactly what I expected.....little.

DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?