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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2014, 02:05:11 PM »

Oh c'mon you guys, stop having those negative waves, man..........there's nothing a few schooners of Toohey's, a fag and a good night club crawl around Sydney with a few Sheilas thrown in won't fix.........and if you get Botham to lead the soirée they'll be bang on for next series  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2014, 03:00:25 PM »

Is it law in Oz to christen all female babies Sheila?

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2014, 05:23:31 PM »

Oh c'mon you guys, stop having those negative waves, man..........there's nothing a few schooners of Toohey's, a fag and a good night club crawl around Sidney with a few Sheila's thrown in won't fix.........and if you get Botham to lead the soirée they'll be bang on for next series  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Who is Sidney and why do Sheila's have to crawl around him at night with clubs? Hogarth would have had a field day with that cast of characters.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2014, 09:00:01 PM »

Is it law in Oz to christen all female babies Sheila?

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 :o :o :o Makes it easier to remember them  O0 O0 O0 same as all us guys iz blokes  %)   %)   %)
 
Reading this thread I have now learnt why it called "The Ashes". {-) {-) %% %%
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2014, 09:38:13 PM »

Dave, haven't you heard of Sidney Arbour???? %%  He's world famous, so I'm told, he's even had a bridge named after him.


I tend to agree with your assessment of the Aussie team. While a 5-0 Ashes win is very gratifying, it's tempered by the poor quality of the opposition, although I think your comment regarding Nathan Lyon is somewhat harsh. If he started chucking pies he would be lynched, pies are for eating, not chucking, an activity that would be severely frowned upon on Aussie cricket grounds. The tour of South Africa will be a much better guide as to where Australia is at present, the Proteas will be a much tougher nut to crack, especially at home, and even without Jacques Kallis. Meanwhile we will enjoy the moment, a 5-0 flogging of the "Old Enemy" is something to be savoured.


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2014, 07:42:02 AM »

Peter,
We will be back! %% %%
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2014, 08:28:49 AM »

Peter,
We will be back! %% %%
To pick up your baggage?
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« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2014, 05:34:46 PM »

To pick up your baggage?


Very good.....I like it. <*< :police: <*< :police:
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2014, 06:20:54 PM »

Thought Sidney was the name of Cap'n Cook's pet
baboon. Hence the harbour being christened Sidney

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« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2014, 07:10:17 PM »

Thought Sidney was the name of Cap'n Cook's pet
baboon. Hence the harbour being christened Sidney

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When did the spelling change then?
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2014, 11:50:48 PM »

It hasn't changed, Dave, except in some people's minds, it's still Sydney and always has been. It's my home town, I was born there, went to school there (within sight of the Bridge) but haven't lived there for the last 60 years, so I'm almost a local here now :-)


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« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2014, 12:00:36 AM »

Hullo Peter........the city scape has changed a little in the past 60 years...... :o...what city suburb did you spend your early years?.........Derek
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« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2014, 01:07:53 AM »

It hasn't changed, Dave, except in some people's minds, it's still Sydney and always has been. It's my home town, I was born there, went to school there (within sight of the Bridge) but haven't lived there for the last 60 years, so I'm almost a local here now :-)


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Except when they won the games and it became "the winner is Siiiiiiiiiiidney" %) %) %)
 
Oh yes I also grew Up in the big smoke and can recall standing on Parramatta road, Campedown, watching the transporters taking war planes, with their wings folded to the airfields from the wharves  O0 O0 .
 
I also have been here that long that I am now a banana bender, but most of my family members are still there.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2014, 08:46:38 PM »

Derek, I was born in Mosman, grew up in Northbridge and went to school in North Sydney. I left Sydney just before Christmas 1953, having done my leaving certificate, as it was known then. The city skyline certainly has changed, dramatically, in the past 60 years. I remember the AWA Tower as being big, but if you look at the extreme right edge of the photo below, taken from the bridge pylon, the tower can be seen on the skyline. It's actually quite small, and the skyscrapers, some of which can be seen under construction, eventually completely overshadowed it.


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2014, 11:18:21 PM »

The following is in circulation in OZ as I Copy & Paste........ :embarrassed: .....Derek

Q. What do you get if you cross the English cricket team with an OXO cube?
A. A laughing stock.

Q What's the height of optimism?
A: English batsman putting on sunscreen.
 
Q. What's the difference between an English batsman and a Formula 1 car?
A. Nothing! If you blink you'll miss them both.
 
Q. What do English batsmen and drug addicts have in common?
A. Both spend most of their time wondering where their next score will come from.
 
Q. What does an English batsman playing in The Ashes have in common with Michael Jackson?
A. They both wore gloves for no apparent reason.

Q. What is the difference between Cinderella and the Pommies?
A. Cinderella knew when to leave the ball.
 
Q. What's the difference between the Pommies and a funeral director?
A. A funeral director isn't going to lose the ashes.
 
 
 
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« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2014, 11:37:07 PM »

Brilliant. I have copied it , ready for the next Ashes......Simply replace Pommies, with Aussies!! %% %%


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« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2014, 04:17:32 AM »

Guys.......following is a note for my 4 1/2 year old grandson when playing @ the SCG on 03.01.2014 & a picture of proof

Just look at the supporters tops with the name WARNER...... O0 ...Derek
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From: Paul Peterson [mailto:@bigpond.com]
Sent: Friday, 10 January 2014 2:45 PM
To: Chris Chambers; Derek Warner; Ross Peterson; Craig Morris
Cc: Danielle Warner
Subject: Tom @ The SCG :: 3rd January 2014

Hullo Nanna & Grandpas.

I played cricket for Australia on the SCG. I hit a 4 and a 6 and I got someone out with good bowling. Then I high-fived the crowd because they were cheering for me.

It was good fun and I want to do it again next year. See ya.

Love,
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2014, 08:39:19 AM »

Guys.......following is a note for my 4 1/2 year old grandson when playing @ the SCG on 03.01.2014 & a picture of proof

Just look at the supporters tops with the name WARNER...... O0 ...Derek
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From: Paul Peterson [mailto:@bigpond.com]
Sent: Friday, 10 January 2014 2:45 PM
To: Chris Chambers; Derek Warner; Ross Peterson; Craig Morris
Cc: Danielle Warner
Subject: Tom @ The SCG :: 3rd January 2014

Hullo Nanna & Grandpas.

I played cricket for Australia on the SCG. I hit a 4 and a 6 and I got someone out with good bowling. Then I high-fived the crowd because they were cheering for me.

It was good fun and I want to do it again next year. See ya.

Love,
Tom.

No hope for the Poms as we start em young  :-)) :-)) %) %) %)
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« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2014, 09:09:42 AM »

Thanks RAAArtyGunner............

It's not Photo shopped........@ 4 1/2 YO .....grandson Tom was selected from his home cricket games & sponsored by MILO to part-take in a kids game in front of the general public @ the SCG after the Ashes series

Nothing like being a proud old grandpa  :-)) Derek
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2014, 11:21:57 AM »

Just listened to the last ten overs of the ODI. Was afraid England might lose their record there for a moment..................... phew! Defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory.
I've booked my bus ticket to Heathrow and bought my rotten eggs for the welcoming party.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2014, 10:33:48 PM »

I also thought for one horrible moment that England were actually going to win, but common sense prevailed and they lost. At least they kept their record intact %)


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2014, 11:18:08 AM »

No such danger of winning this time - ten overs and seven wickets to spare -  but did I see a double-digit score alongside the name "Cook"? Surely some mistake (as they used to say in 'Private Eye').
The question to ask is just how Cook and Flower have managed to convince the ECB that they are indispensable? I think we should be told.....
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2014, 09:27:38 AM »

You'd better order an extra dozen rotten eggs, Dave :o  England really is making Australia look good, and maybe we have improved quite a lot. As I said earlier, South Africa will be a better indicator of where we stand in the rankings.


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2014, 11:05:56 AM »

Maybe if Andy Flower and David Moyes were to job-swap...................... %)   
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2014, 11:16:38 AM »

Stone me! An England win? AND within 50 overs? Please don't let me wake up.
If there is a nucleus of a new England team then it's Joss Buttler for Matt Prior and Ben Stokes for everyone else.
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