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  1. MattP

    Wolves H Post Match Thread 2-0

    We didn't play as well as we can, but had more than enough. No understanding of the negativity from some, they are a team backed for top half and we handled them with ease aside from 15 mins. Astounded at the criticism of Ricardo - fans need to realise you can't be on the edge of the box creating and the last line of defence. He did great.
  2. Will happen usually a generation after that community has a huge interest in the sport. That has occured now so at a guess I'd say sometime in the next 10-15 years. In Cricket the opposite has happened, the West Indian communities interest in the sport in the 60's and 70's from the homeland saw us growing up with 4-5 black players in the team in the 90's (Malcolm, De Freitas, Lewis, Tudor, Small etc), now we have none and barely any in the county game as the kids from that demographic prefer football.
  3. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    Here is the game @Max Wall is talking about if anyone hasn't seen the card, amazing. http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/15565/scorecard/63920/india-vs-australia-2nd-test-australia-tour-of-india-2000-01
  4. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    Changed the game that didn't it? Before then I'm sure the follow on was always enforced, teams became scared of it on any sort of decent pitch.
  5. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    Assuming there is cloud cover I think you have to have a bowl unless they think it's a belted of a pitch. Average first innings score at Trent Bridge is lower than most I think.
  6. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    Some grounds swing more than others as well, for reasons no one really can work out 100%. Which is one of the most fascinating things about the game.
  7. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    Pretty much. Cloud cover, shine and the Duke ball (used in England make it swing) Blue Sky and the Kookaburra ball which is harder to shine (used in Australia) produce less swing so has more reliance on pace.
  8. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    Very average against anyone any good in own conditions. There preparation was a disgrace for this tour though - one warm up match against Essex and they cut that short by a day as they said it was too hot. They snuck a 1-0 here in 2007 and that was the last time they won a series against us, South Africa or Australia away. Brilliant at home though, think we were the last time to win there back in 2012. Teams don't have time to prepare for tours now though, away wins are becoming rarer and rarer.
  9. MattP

    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    Can you really not tell that has been copied and pasted? If you can't I'd worry about that more than anything.
  10. MattP

    Cricket 2018

    That's pretty optimistic mate no bad weather forecast On Stokes - if he's fit and ready to go of course he plays, he's a World class cricketer and gets in any side. Very harsh on Curran but it was either him, Woakes or a batsman if they wanted to keep a spinner in.
  11. This guy was a Labour MP.
  12. MattP

    Absolute cvnts of our time Pt.MXXVI

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-london-45224946 Some parts of this country have lost any decency now. What a mess.
  13. It's possible, but the EU really does have Greece by the balls unfortunately. If I was to be I'd say Italy is the next country to leave.
  14. MattP

    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    Tony Soprano: [over the phone] It's a bad connection, so I'm gonna talk fast! The guy you're looking for is an ex-commando! He killed sixteen Chechen rebels single-handed! Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: Get the **** outta here. Tony Soprano: Yeah. Nice, huh? He was with the Interior Ministry. Guy's some kind of Russian green beret. This guy can not come back to tell this story. You understand? Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: I hear you. [the telephone connection is lost - Tony swears, and Paulie hangs up] Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: [turning to Christopher] You're not gonna believe this. He killed sixteen Czechoslovakians. The guy was an interior decorator. Christopher Moltisanti: His house looked like shit.
  15. Big Nige is back. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/08/17/time-has-come-teach-political-class-lessonim-back-fighting-real/