lets wrap this up, & send them home with their tails between their legs, come on england, you can do it, you know you can
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By Will 8 years ago, at the end of August Leave a comment on this post
Oh dear. Poor old Katich. I do feel sorry for him, as much as an Englishman can feel sorry for an Australian cricketer of course. His decision (LBW) was an absolute shocker. The Australia newspaper the Herald Sun reports that he really did lose the plot quite massively:
Billy Bareham, from Sussex, said: “Katich was being booed and jeered, although I did not hear anyone say anything specific to him.
“But then he shouted out, ‘You f—ing Pommy c—s.’ You could hear him carrying on mouthing off even once he got into the pavilion. He might’ve got a bad decision but there was no call for that sort of language.”
That’s just not cricket (sorry - predictable).
13 Responses to “You effing pommy *****”
August 29th, 2005 at 11.44 pm
August 30th, 2005 at 12.51 am
In fairness to Katich the very same expression, with only the third word changed, has passed through my mind on many occasions over the last god knows how many years. However I have only ever vocalised this charming phrase in the company of diehard poms and never in front of my mother; unlike Katich.
August 30th, 2005 at 1.32 am
Katich acted inappropriately, but one can understand his frustration. It was a pretty poor decision from Aleem Dar (who I thought umpired extremely well in a Test earlier in the series), and it certainly cost Katich and the team a few valuable runs … and those few runs turned out to be quite important at the end of the game.
The only consolation is that, in the end, all bad umpiring decisions (should) even out for both teams (though I’d love to see someone total them up for the entire 5 Tests to see how both sides compare).
August 30th, 2005 at 3.21 am
spot on, will. Apalling decision- even in real time, first look, it lookedso not out, but Katich’s outburst was totally uncalled for. I am surprised both of them have got away with a ‘mere’ fine, bu thats another thread altogether isn’t it…
August 30th, 2005 at 8.31 am
Darryl, the bad decisions never even out. Its not simple math. Besides the uncountability of the runs lost (how much more would Martyn, Ponting, Katich have scored ?) there is also the psychological aspect. You get the captain out cheaply, and especially when the whole team looks upto him as the best batsman (and in this case, the most in-form bastman) and you’ve won half the battle ! It happend with India quite a few times in recent memory, and I know we sometime lost the whole series because of that.
August 30th, 2005 at 9.24 am
was quite amused this morning to read Langer’s diary, where he believes that keeping your nerves together will decide the game at the Oval. If Katich and Ponting are losing control of their mouths as well as their fees, what else might they be losing? Very interesting.
August 30th, 2005 at 10.47 am
It’s a great sign for England and their fans. Here are two of the top batsmen in Australia shaken so much they are letting it show on the field when they know better.
Yes, it was a shocker, but there is no excuse apart from feeling the pressure.
August 30th, 2005 at 12.31 pm
I for one am pleased to see the outburst. As an Aussie I have been frustrated to see so little reaction (passion) when being battered over this summer, bowling no balls, dropping catches etc.
Unlike David, I think it’s a good sign for Australia. Although we don’t need more of it, and some punishment is fair enough, maybe there does need to be a return of some of that mongrel we have been SO lacking thus far.
The spirit of cricket philosophy is not working out that well for us is it? The England players have had a bit of F**ing Pommie **** about them and that is what the difference has been (I do mean this in a positive way).
August 30th, 2005 at 2.38 pm
It’s been pretty interesting watching some of the Aussies lose their tempers/form over the course of the summer. It’s been so long since we English were in a position to make them sweat that I almost forgot that they were capable of folding up. The Katich and Martyn decisions in particular were absolutely awful, but we all know that these things happen in cricket and you just have to grin and bear it and wait for the pendulum to swing the other way.
To see Ponting carping on ad nauseum about something as insignificant as mildly competent substitute fielders (although even they might struggle to run you out if you don’t take on impossible runs, Ricky) was an absolute treasure compared to the much more practiced “we’ve already won the series, but we’ll still be taking our remaining match(es) seriously” speech which we have wearily grown used to over the years.
Nothing like a whingeing Aussie cricketer to let the Whingeing Poms know that we are doing something right.
August 30th, 2005 at 3.33 pm
It all reeks of being a poor loser too me. The thing I like about cricket is that people accept the umpire’s decision, after all it is a gentleman’s game. The australians are certainly not behaving like gentlemen, they’re behaving like kids who’ve had their favourite toy taken away and throwing a tantrum. They should accept that they can’t win all of the time.
August 30th, 2005 at 5.52 pm
It reminds me of the 1986 series (i think) when Wayne Phillips was caught of somebodies foot and the Aussies went on and on about how could the umpire tell it was out blah, blah, blah. I think Alan Border was whinger-in-chief that time.
It can not be a co-incidence that the last time the Aussie captain whinged was the last time there was a serious chance of losing the Ashes. I had forgotten the sound of an an Aussie accent whining over the last 19 years. I now really believe England have got this sorted.
August 30th, 2005 at 6.01 pm
Well, Australia have a vote on the ICC and if they want things done differently in future they know what to do.
The rules on substitutes have to be tightened - the present situation favours home teams too much, unless touring parties are going to carry a specialist 12th man :). (Although no one’s stopping the ‘Roos flying one in for the Oval…)
The problem with technology on lbw’s is the time factor. But perhaps each team could be allowed a set (small) number of referrals to the 3rd umpire each innings.
If Australia want to experiment, the upcoming Aus v RotW match would seem like an ideal place to do it - don’t see why the ICC would turn down a request.
September 1st, 2005 at 3.09 am
piss off you pommy wankers
you have to be winners before
you can call us aussies sore losers
and you havent won the ashes yet
Good luck though……not!!!