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>Operation Can’t Bat, Can’t Bowl, Oh My God this is Humiliating – Day 3

>Mission’s bowling operatives have continued to be marginally better than previously.
Mission’s batting operatives stepped up and played only slightly better than previously.

Agents Johns and Hads are still at the plate, so a fight may yet ensue.

Computer suspects it will only delay the inevitable.

Mission status – requiring 246 runs to make opposition bat again.
Oppostion status – need only to take 4 wickets for a victory.

Big fat buggery bollocks.

Is it too late to pray for two days of rain?

Report ends.

10 comments on “>Operation Can’t Bat, Can’t Bowl, Oh My God this is Humiliating – Day 3

  1. Lou
    December 28, 2010

    >I'm practicing a very posh English accent and hoping that it fools the trolls.What does one say?

  2. missjane
    December 28, 2010

    >It is. This is Melbourne. Having had three months of the wettest and coldest spring and summer for at least a decade, we're about to have a week of warm and dry weather. Which will probably last until the cricket finishes, anyway.

  3. Stani Army
    December 28, 2010

    >They need to forget about winning anything, but really need to restore some dignity in the next game. Currently, this is embarrassing.

  4. Lou
    December 28, 2010

    >Stani, I don't even find it embarrassing for some reason. I think I knew the series was going to be pretty hard work, so the embarrassment stopped fairly early.I also put money on the English team winning the series with various scenarios so I won't come out of this empty-handed. (Hopefully).

  5. Anonymous
    December 29, 2010

    >Greetings, Thanks for sharing the link – but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source? Cheers,John

  6. Sidthegnomenator
    December 29, 2010

    >I admit I find it embarrassing, but only because they played even worse than even I expected. I think Stani is right, we want to come back in the last test and even things up.Sadly, it won't happen. Swann is gonna eat us alive on that Sydney pitch. A little injection of Nathan-ness might help …Lou, I think I was holding on to some skerrick of hope about this series while you had said a while ago that losing would, in the long run, be positive because it will force changes (at least I think that was you?!?). Maybe that's why you are not embarrassed. I hope you are right in that this will, hopefully, make CA aware that the selection panel are rubbish and that some of the personnel at all levels needs re-thinking.Jane, how is life in sunny Melbourne? As a West Aussie, I was brought up to believe it ALWAYS rains in Victoria. I imagine you were similar. What on earth happened??John – really? Are you not bored with typing these stupid comments yet?

  7. Stani Army
    December 29, 2010

    >Lou, me, I'm feeling embarrassed! I really felt Australia would do it.Give them a whipping in the last Test and they will not go back gloating so much. Retaining via a drawn series is not as great as winning the series. It will be even less great in the history books. Basically, if you win the next one to make it 2-2, England have in fact won nothing.Come on! Where's that Aussie Grit!

  8. Sidthegnomenator
    December 29, 2010

    >I really hope we can – a draw would be so much better than a loss. Problem is, would a draw make CA sit back and think "hey it wasn't so bad, let's stick with this lot a bit longer"?Probably.

  9. missjane
    December 30, 2010

    >It's Victoria, so it rains all the time unless you actually want it to rain, and then it doesn't. We've had a lovely week, but I've had to work, so of course rain is predicted for the weekend.One of the ABC radio commentators kept talking about how Swann was bowling like Hauritz does in Australia: unfortunately I forget which one, because I thought of you every time! Also, things I never thought I'd say #435, given Siddle's performance I was wondering if they should've picked more Victorians for the G… that might be the local propaganda getting to me, though.

  10. Sidthegnomenator
    December 31, 2010

    >I'm sure it's the local propaganda – we never need more Bloody Vics :-)When we have lost this last test, I will spend months saying "if Hauritz had played, we would have won". Just getting it in now.

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