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Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:13 pm  

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As someone who has worked in the Mental Health field for nearly 40 years, I do know a few things about anxiety disorders, like they aren't caused by a few words from someone you hardly know, and they aren't "cured" by people being unnaturally polite to you.


So you probably realise that there's more to Trott's illness than a bit of sledging, then?

I'm glad you're likely to be looking after anyone I know in your "professional" life.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:28 am  

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So you probably realise that there's more to Trott's illness than a bit of sledging, then?
I don't have a clue what is wrong with Trott, and neither do you.
I do know that sledging is not a cause of mental illness, and I do know that the very first thing I was taught about treating Mental Illness is that Sympathy is not helpful, while Empathy is helpful - in other words, understanding their situation and responding appropriately is good - getting all soppy is no help for anyone.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:29 am  

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Anyway, back to the cricket.

Not going especially well in Alice Springs...
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:41 pm  

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I don't have a clue what is wrong with Trott, and neither do you.


Exactly. So shut the f*ck up.

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Anyway, back to the cricket.

Not going especially well in Alice Springs...


Quite. Good to see that they're building up form and confidence well.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:59 pm  

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At least one bowler is doing OK down under. Step forward Timothy T Bresnan.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:49 pm  

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50 for Barry Gallons, unbeaten 30 odd from Bairstow.

Expect Stokes to be picked at six for Adelaide then.
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Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:28 pm  
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At least one bowler is doing OK down under. Step forward Timothy T Bresnan.


Never lets anybody down...but is always favourite to miss out to more fashionable players.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:52 am  

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Exactly. So shut the f*ck up.
That's why Poms will never be good at sports.
You're all such delicate little flowers.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:06 am  

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There are some very ordinary articles being written about the Adelaide test.
Every article I read is about how Adelaide is a dead wicket where guys like Siddle will have to do a mountain of work or a spinner like Swann could be a match winner, but all these 'journalists' must be aware that Adelaide is going to have a drop in pitch for the first time, and drop in pitches just aren't the typical flat tracks that Adelaide is famous for. I suppose they have to write something, but it's like they have just looked up what was written about previous Adelaide tests and rehashed it, ignoring the reality of the changed circumstances.
Re: Ashes - Down Under 2013/14 Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:27 pm  

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Drop-ins tend to be either one extreme or the other though. Very rarely do they turn out to be pitches conducive to 5th day results.

Either they're a bit shoddy and a nightmare to bat on, or they're a road and a nightmare to bowl on.
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