Thursday, 23 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Now it's not that often that a programme comes on the tele that blows me away, but it did last week when I watched my first episode of Martin Bowlers Catching the Impossible. What an absolute credit to himself and the world of angling this is, no swearing, no blatent plugging of DVD's, brilliant narration from Bernard Cribbins and photography to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. I can't wait to see the remainder of the series if its half a good as what I have watched already.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
With the 2nd Test due to start in Adelaide tomorrow night our time, it is refreshing that we go into it neither 1 nil down nor as the underdogs. For me the aussies are mediocre at best, their attack bowlers are lacking in the threat department and were it not for a bad umpiring decision in their first innings, they would have been lucky to reach 250. Gone are the days where Ponting could throw the ball to Warne, McGrath or Lee and say ' win me the match' and invariably they did.......oh no not now and we are maybe starting to see Ponting in a different light and under pressure. Botham was enjoying every minute of the 5th day in Brisbane, constantly commenting on the lack of support from the aussie fans and when he was joined in the box by Shane Warne came up with line which went something like ''I have seen people come to matches in fancy dress, but never dressed as plastic chairs''...........priceless. Get stuck in England, there's nowt better than seeing the aussies close to tears.