The FFNZ retaliation thread

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Chansplace, Feb 13, 2002.

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  1. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    You guys must get really annoyed having invented all these sports and then having the rest of the world kick your ass at them aye!

    and they only call it test cricket, cos its a test to make sure ya don't fall asleep while watching! as bill bryson said and I quote "the english invented cricket to make watching grass grow seem fun and exciting"
  2. Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Knight

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    Jan 22, 2002
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    [face_laugh] @ Darth_Graal + Bill Bryson.

    I don't think we mind as much as you might think we might mind (how 'bout that for a sentence ;) ) I reckon we find it more amusing than anything else, slightly bemusing perhaps! :)

    As long as the Commonwealth doesn't start to thrash us consistently at football, we'll tolerate you guys beating us at our more eccentric sporting exports. Do well in the World Cup, however, and we'll grab our balls and go home! :eek: ;)
  3. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    Pardon my ignorance, but why do cricket-players wear all white? :confused:

    I'd have blue milk and Tim Tams over tea and Chit Chat. :D Or Sushibeer and Oreos-the official snack of The Lightsiders. :D
  4. Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Knight

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    I don't know huge amounts about cricket, but I think the white clothing is a mixture of tradition and being able to see a red ball (on a grey, overcast day in England ;) ).

    In some matches the teams do wear different colours, someone else will have to explain why. (test/non-test? ?[face_plain] )

    While we're at it, could somebody tell me what a "test" match is, as opposed to any other kind. :)
  5. Ginger_Jedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 4, 2001
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    Why play cricket at all? It's SOOOO boring!

    EDIT: Lisa you brought the oreos HERE!?!? Please say they aren't the ones from the bin...
  6. Jumping Jedi Flash Jedi Master

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    white due to tradition i think its cause like at wimbledon you can only wear white.

    And all the teams only seem to wear white over here (the uk) probably cause it is run by a load of old men who hate change.

    also its called a test when the other team are good ;) "its a test to their nerve" etc.

    so thats why we never play NZ in a test [face_mischief]

    //jjf looks around for the broken bar stool.
  7. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Its a test of your patience when ya find that all you're fav shows have been postponed due to 4-5 days of mind numbing cricket!!

    As for the colours thing, I think that all started cos someone thought " **** its still really boring even if it is only a day long, maybe some colour would make it more interesting"
  8. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    except for when we play england, then its only 1/2 a day :D
  9. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    yeah thats true!! Ha Ha
  10. Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Knight

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    Don't talk to me about cancelled programs! The Winter Olympics have removed The Buffster from my screen for 4 WEEKS!!! :mad:

    ;)
  11. Chansplace Jedi Master

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  12. Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Knight

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    Thank you Chansplace, at least somebody understands! ;)
  13. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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  14. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    Jesus Joannie...

    Who left the door unlocked!

    BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you let this lot in????


    ;)
  15. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Ginger: You never know... [face_devil]

    Scion: I hear your pain. :) Buffy kicks ass. Right Chans?
  16. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    Ha Ha the plans for the invasion are proceeding well!!
  17. anakin_pm Jedi Master

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    Feb 16, 2001
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    Thinks locking thread is a good idea :)
  18. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    yup, the buffster rocks.
    and Angel, he rocks too :)
  19. MayhemUK Jedi Master

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    Mar 20, 2001
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    And just when we were getting to the season finale as well!
  20. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Which season? The newest one? We don't have it in NZ yet.

    I forgot when Angel is on...maybe it's the old Buffy time. Better check teletext for tomorrow--I mean today!

    [face_shocked] It's 3:34 am. And I'm still alive.
  21. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Please no more buffy I can't take it anymore!!
  22. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    Jun 15, 2001
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    'Let me rest in peace!'
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Well done England.

    Kicked our asses last night, and kept the series alive.

    [image=http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/022002/034039.jpg] [image=http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/022002/034051.jpg]

    Should be a goodie in Auckland on Saturday!
  24. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    No! Take not. Watch, or watch not. There is no take.



  25. Echo_Base Jedi Youngling

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    May 15, 2001
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    Oh its all gone quiet over there....
    Oh its all gone quiet over there....
    Oh its all gone quiet
    All gone quiet
    All gone quiet over there!!!!!!
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