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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1875 on: May 06, 2018, 08:41:56 AM »
Had a friend in rugby sports marketing in NZ for the crusaders, but involved internationally. He told me years ago AU rugby was in trouble cause of a pay tv. The powers to be persisted because every country in the world accepts you have to pay to watch your sport , except here! Used to do his head in but we just don’t.

My take Crickets huge here but tests and ODIs are a sort of a th8ng you have going in the background. I never set up in front of the telli for the whole onslaught . I turn it on “to catch up on the score” and then sit an watch an hour or so. Or having going in the shed while I do something. Iam not paying for that simples

If you think Nines commentary was bad just wait to you see what seven can roll out. Iam spelling a dark time for cricket with all involved spending a lot of time trying to explain how it’s been a great move while they lose fans.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1876 on: May 06, 2018, 08:53:16 AM »
Had a friend in rugby sports marketing in NZ for the crusaders, but involved internationally. He told me years ago AU rugby was in trouble cause of a pay tv. The powers to be persisted because every country in the world accepts you have to pay to watch your sport , except here! Used to do his head in but we just don’t.

My take Crickets huge here but tests and ODIs are a sort of a th8ng you have going in the background. I never set up in front of the telli for the whole onslaught . I turn it on “to catch up on the score” and then sit an watch an hour or so. Or having going in the shed while I do something. Iam not paying for that simples

If you think Nines commentary was bad just wait to you see what seven can roll out. Iam spelling a dark time for cricket with all involved spending a lot of time trying to explain how it’s been a great move while they lose fans.

Yup other than Bathurst, I don't watch the Supercars anymore, I used to spend Sunday arvo watching the race. Same will happen with cricket.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1877 on: May 06, 2018, 09:54:24 AM »
Had a friend in rugby sports marketing in NZ for the crusaders, but involved internationally. He told me years ago AU rugby was in trouble cause of a pay tv. The powers to be persisted because every country in the world accepts you have to pay to watch your sport , except here! Used to do his head in but we just don’t.

My take Crickets huge here but tests and ODIs are a sort of a th8ng you have going in the background. I never set up in front of the telli for the whole onslaught . I turn it on “to catch up on the score” and then sit an watch an hour or so. Or having going in the shed while I do something. Iam not paying for that simples

If you think Nines commentary was bad just wait to you see what seven can roll out. Iam spelling a dark time for cricket with all involved spending a lot of time trying to explain how it’s been a great move while they lose fans.

I’m much the same. But I’m now firmly into the big bash. I’d probably pay to watch that, but if I only saw that and otherwise heard the tests on the radio then that’d be enough. If big bash went to pay, then I’m not so sure I’d watch.

In any event, it’s only the international ODI and twenty20 on pay isn’t it without being on Channel 7?  That doesn’t bother me too much.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1878 on: May 06, 2018, 10:02:55 AM »
I’d actually like to know how they got past the anti siphoning laws on the ODIs
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« Reply #1879 on: May 06, 2018, 10:04:15 AM »
I’d actually like to know how they got past the anti siphoning laws on the ODIs

That’s only about who can put in the first bid. It’s not about who can and can’t broadcast.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1880 on: May 11, 2018, 11:18:01 AM »
Ricky Ponting has reportedly signed a multi-million deal with the Seven Network to be the face of their cricket coverage.

Heading up the new team: Ricky Ponting.

News Corp Australia says the deal, signed on Thursday, confirms the former Australian captain's plan to take on a commentary role over a coaching position.

The 43-year-old had been talked about as a potential coach of Australia's Twenty20 side after the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.

Australian cricket underwent its biggest media shake-up in 40 years in April when Fox Sports and Seven signed a joint $1.182 billion broadcast deal to win the broadcasting rights from the Nine Network.

The two networks will broadcast all home and domestic cricket for at least the next six summers.

Seven will broadcast Test matches and 43 of 59 Big Bash games, while Fox Sports will televise every game.

Former Test vice-captain Adam Gilchrist signed with Fox Sports' cricket team two weeks ago.

Gilchrist and Ponting, along with Damien Fleming and Mark Waugh, were popular members of Network Ten's Big Bash League commentary.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/ricky-ponting-signs-with-seven-report-20180511-p4zene.html

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1881 on: May 15, 2018, 04:29:57 PM »
Strange move.


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The Bushrangers are no more. Cricket Victoria have discarded their men’s team’s nickname of more than two decades in a move to “de-clutter” what they believe is a congested portfolio of monikers.

The state women’s team’s nickname – the Spirit – has also been shelved, with the sides to be simply known as the Victorian men’s cricket team and the Victorian women’s cricket team respectively.

The move follows a recent shift from Cricket Australia who ceased formally referring to the national women’s team as the “Southern Stars”, however Victoria’s change is not believed to be the result of a directive from CA, but rather an acknowledgement that Big Bash League clubs the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades are the promotional future of Victorian cricket. State team nicknames were introduced across the board in the mid 1990s, but times had changed, said CV’s cricket operations chief Shaun Graf.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/bushrangers-last-stand-victoria-dump-nickname-20180515-p4zff1.html
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« Reply #1882 on: May 15, 2018, 07:38:42 PM »
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    The Bushrangers are no more. Cricket Victoria have discarded their men’s team’s nickname of more than two decades in a move to “de-clutter” what they believe is a congested portfolio of monikers.

    The state women’s team’s nickname – the Spirit – has also been shelved, with the sides to be simply known as the Victorian men’s cricket team and the Victorian women’s cricket team respectively.

    The move follows a recent shift from Cricket Australia who ceased formally referring to the national women’s team as the “Southern Stars”, however Victoria’s change is not believed to be the result of a directive from CA, but rather an acknowledgement that Big Bash League clubs the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades are the promotional future of Victorian cricket. State team nicknames were introduced across the board in the mid 1990s, but times had changed, said CV’s cricket operations chief Shaun Graf.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/bushrangers-last-stand-victoria-dump-nickname-20180515-p4zff1.html

Makes it so much easier for Seven and Foxtel to re-use the names, without having to compensate anyone, when they pinch them.
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« Reply #1883 on: May 15, 2018, 07:54:46 PM »
Can we swap Pointing and Gilchrist, I am not paying for a fox subscription anytime in the near future but would take Gilchrist over Pointing any day, and by a big margin.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1885 on: June 06, 2018, 04:09:08 PM »
I am sure they could find someone to fill the spot within a week, not have to wait twelve months.  Must be nice to think you are that irreplaceable. 
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1886 on: June 20, 2018, 09:25:47 AM »
Things are looking great for next world cup....

481 isnt a bad score is it?

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1887 on: November 04, 2018, 03:43:47 PM »
I bet Foxtel want their money back LMAO!
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1888 on: December 06, 2018, 02:37:13 PM »
Great days play so far in Adelaide.
Am enjoying the coverage from Kayo, so much cheaper than foxtel.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1889 on: December 27, 2018, 11:57:41 AM »
Event he commentators are falling asleep...

the live commentary on the age

LUNCH. India 2-277

Boy, oh, boy ... the Boxing Day Test bore

India score another 62 runs that session - without losing a wicket.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1890 on: December 27, 2018, 12:32:23 PM »
Event he commentators are falling asleep...

the live commentary on the age

LUNCH. India 2-277

Boy, oh, boy ... the Boxing Day Test bore

India score another 62 runs that session - without losing a wicket.
watched a few minutes yesterday and saw they were batting on a pitch that is doing not much at all, lost interest real fast and doubt i’ll watch anymore of this test. Talk before the game was them hoping it wouldn’t be a crap pitch to play on, may aswell just concrete in a pitch there and save the watering now.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1891 on: December 27, 2018, 12:42:03 PM »
watched a few minutes yesterday and saw they were batting on a pitch that is doing not much at all, lost interest real fast and doubt i’ll watch anymore of this test. Talk before the game was them hoping it wouldn’t be a crap pitch to play on, may aswell just concrete in a pitch there and save the watering now.
the only result is a draw.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1892 on: December 28, 2018, 12:26:15 PM »
the only result is a draw.

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The way our blokes are playing the Indians are playing for a win by an innings
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1893 on: December 28, 2018, 12:41:45 PM »
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The way our blokes are playing the Indians are playing for a win by an innings
Be over by tomorrow lunchtime.

I reckon its all a setup to get the 3 criminals back.
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« Reply #1894 on: December 28, 2018, 01:16:56 PM »
Tried to watch but our team are so bad.  Not sure if the indians are that good or aussies are just  not up to international cricket anymore. So sad.  Maybe it is all because of that cheating embarrassment?  Kevin
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1895 on: December 28, 2018, 01:43:51 PM »
Brilliant bowling / fielding display by India.
I'll sit through it, just like I did in the 70's when we were pounded by the Windies.
Time to rebuild without the 3 dumb monkeys.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1896 on: December 28, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
Fairly sad when a bowler who worked his guts out for couple a days bowling looks more accomplished than the 'batsmen'... ?

'115 runs needed to avoid the follow-on'

Odds?


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I'll sit through it, just like I did in the 70's when we were pounded by the Windies.
I could watch those games again over this tripe.. the days of lillee, thommo, pascoe v haynes/greenich partners + richards, lloyd, fredricks etc marshall, garner, holding, roberts v chappels, douggy e3tc
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« Reply #1897 on: December 28, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »
A follow on is our only hope.
Bat well in thew 2nd dig then let the Goat loose on a 5th day wicket.

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« Reply #1898 on: December 28, 2018, 02:57:11 PM »
Australia all out for 151 ... India don't enforce follow-on

No follow on ?? WTF?
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #1899 on: December 28, 2018, 03:01:04 PM »
Kohli does want to bat last, who can blame him.
They are 290 in front now, bat hard and fast for a few hours, get 450 in front then declare
and go in for the kill.
Perfect strategy really.