Fans who belong on the Hill are now sitting next to families (aka anonymous whistle blowers), it can’t be helped due to ticketing procedures and stadiums with no sections that have identity like the Gabba
The reasons why I hate One Dayers at the WACA is they are so overly security cautious, and they have a no alcohol policy on the hill, thus illegal alcohol from out of the ground is smuggled into the area and then their evicted...for crying out loud the Hill's are meant for larrikans and drinking...
This is their legacy, they have an enormous influence on the Australian cricket community as they show the community how to behave. They have completely f…d it up, a generation of people in Australia will be influenced to be like them and I’d be very surprised if it ever changes.
Come on mate, I think you over-emphasise Cricket's job in contaminating Australian society, what about the League, Football Culture in Australia, is that not stuffing people as well? I can't remember the last alleged rape case...or off field incidents (under ponting, You have people like Gilchrist being made out as a stand out citizen because of his walk if he thinks he's out)
Seriously despite the claims of old boys club, they have in every sence of the word deserved to be there...your comments on Langer are so inaccurate that there's no need for me to highlight them anymore.
The Australian side is a little stupid nerdy boys club, if you don’t fit in, it is likely that you won’t be in the side long because if you’re not accepted by them, it is likely that you will struggle to last long. Look at Paul Wilson and Martin Love, they were good enough to play but their characters didn’t fit in so conveniently their careers didn’t last long
Colin Miller, Stephen Fleming? Popular with the boys club, yet didn't get much of a shot, Miller even Test Player of the Year one year, yet was not even playing Test Cricket the next year...are we just pulling names out of a hat to top up the argument? Martin Love is like Lehmann, Siddons - Born in the wrong era to have been a batsman, I don't agree about this sentiment that they didn't get a game because of not fitting in.
As soon as Michael Slater didn’t fit in that club, he was out in a flash
It may have been against weak opposition, but did you see the Langer/Hayden Partnership at the best, following Langers admittance to the opening partnership with Hayden...the bloke was pushed out by one of the most outstanding purple patches an opening pair has ever done...regular 200-300 run partnerships, Slater had personal problems...its a ridiculous statement to assert that he lost it because he didn't fit in the club.
It is amazing how exactly the same thing happened in Tennis around the same time. Rafter and Hewitt are complete f…wits, just completely selfish, arrogant, spoilt, and stupid. They are completely responsible for The Fanatics which is not surprising given their personalities, and they continue to ruin what was such a respectable sporting culture.
Yeah I also remember Rafter donating over 250,000 to charity after his US Open win...the bloke is a prick, spoilt just as you say...seriously DH I think you need to go to therapy and deal with your issues
Agree Phillipoussis was unfairly targeted...but hey despite this he still kept his Aussie citizenship (despite obviously being sought by Greece to represent them at the Olympics for big dollars...the bloke valued playing for Australia more)...people forget to easily Niece and Melbourne Davis Cup, the bloke is a legend...his win in Niece will go down as one of the best Davis Cup performance by any Australian...as will Hewitt's win against Gustavo Kuerton in Florianopolis.
Thank God we still have the Socceroos, otherwise there would not follow a team that represents my nationality
Probably after the world cup when they start making media statements, their ego's will flow through and you will have no national sporting teams...
Yes Cricket is corporate, but hey try living in Perth with the Weagles and Dockers, you find tolerance for corporate, plastic clubs much easier to take...when you have the epitomy of plastic clubs in your own backyard (Sorry for offending Eagles and Dockers fans) you find Cricket's corporate image minor...a million dollars a year - But have a more demanding playing schedule then nearly every other sport that gets a comparable wage in Australian Sport...