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The FFNZ retaliation thread

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

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  1. Darth_Graal

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Ginger_Jedi Jedi Knight star 6

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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

    Jumping Jedi Flash Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    yeah thats true!! Ha Ha
     
  10. Scion_of_Oblivion

    Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    awwww, poor scion.

     
  12. Scion_of_Oblivion

    Scion_of_Oblivion Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jan 22, 2002
    Thank you Chansplace, at least somebody understands! ;)
     
  13. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jun 12, 1999
    he is very caring
     
  14. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 26, 2000
    Jesus Joannie...

    Who left the door unlocked!

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


    ;)
     
  15. Lil_Lisa

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ginger: You never know... [face_devil]

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

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ha Ha the plans for the invasion are proceeding well!!
     
  17. anakin_pm

    anakin_pm Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thinks locking thread is a good idea :)
     
  18. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    MayhemUK Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    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

    Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Please no more buffy I can't take it anymore!!
     
  22. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Lil_Lisa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 28, 2001
    No! Take not. Watch, or watch not. There is no take.



     
  25. Echo_Base

    Echo_Base Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 15, 2001
    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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