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Discussion in 'Cricket' started by 1910, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. roo-ted

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    It's official now, 7 is the new home of cricket. I Hope they keep the original cricket song in the intro!
     
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  2. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

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    Nah it’ll be a Bruce McAvaney commentarygasm
     
  3. CaptainHook

    CaptainHook NRL Player

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    Agree with all of this. Commercial ads I could stomach but when they hawk their own shoes over and over and over it becomes so frustrating. It's stopped me from getting into the tennis and even the commonwealth games.

    I don't give a **** about My Kitchen Rules. I don't give a **** about the good doctor. I don't give a **** about Home and Away.

    Even if I could find a **** to give their moronic ads have spoiled all the surprises anyway. Do people watch this shit?

    Didn't mind the World Cup coverage but that was in a quiet part of the year.

    Back on Cricket I think it's long overdue. The irony of Channel Nine running the coverage into the ground and then complaining it doesn't make money lol.

    It's a bit dated but this is worth a read: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy
     
  4. Mister Wright

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    This is the happiest I have been in a very long time. Nine have been crap for years. Foxtel will do an excellent job. Can’t wait!
     
  5. Sproj

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    I agree with everything in your post except this, it is a top notch show, it really is. Only one episode did I find myself thinking it wasn't so good. Overall, just a fantastic show.

    That said, I do remember watching the Winter Olympics one night and thinking, wow that add for the Good Doctor just blatantly lied (I had already seen the upcoming episode) and they deliberately edited it to make it look like there was a conflict between two characters that was and never has been the case.
     
  6. Sproj

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    Also, does this mean no more Mark Nicholas? If so, this is the best thing for cricket ever.
     
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  7. CaptainHook

    CaptainHook NRL Player

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    Smashing baby.
     
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  8. https://www.bigbash.com.au/news/dav...-league-bbl-broadcast-coverage-ten/2018-04-26

    Dave Barham, the man in charge of Network Ten's BBL coverage, named Head of Cricket at Channel Seven
    Channel Seven has announced its first big-name signing as free-to-air broadcaster of cricket in Australia with David Barham, the man who oversaw the hugely popular coverage of the men's and women's Big Bash Leagues in recent years, named the network's new head of cricket.
    Barham has been in charge of Network Ten's sports coverage since 2011 during which time the broadcaster drove record prime-time ratings growth for the KFC BBL and Rebel WBBL.
     
  9. Adam Gilchrist is the first big signing announced by Fox Sports, he'll lead the coverage in all 3 forms of the game.
     
  10. Sproj

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    Very good pick up for them, he's likable and has a really nice professionalism to go with it.
     
  11. GKDonkey

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    Didn't know where to mention it but Matt Renshaw has scored his 2nd 100 in 2 games for Somerset
     
  12. https://www.cricket.com.au/news/201...dule-fixtures-venues-dates-tickets/2018-04-30

    2018-19 International Schedule -

    Gillette Series v South Africa

    Tour match: PM's XI v South Africa, Manuka Oval, Canberra, October 31
    First ODI: Perth Stadium, November 4
    Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, November 9
    Third ODI: Blundstone Arena, Hobart, November 11
    Only T20: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, November 17

    India Men's tour of Australia

    First T20: Gabba, November 21
    Second T20: MCG, November 23
    Third T20: SCG, November 25
    First Test: Adelaide Oval, December 6-10
    Second Test: Perth Stadium, December 14-18
    Third Test: MCG, December 26-30
    Fourth Test: SCG, January 3-7
    First ODI: SCG, January 12
    Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, January 15
    Third ODI: MCG, January 18

    Sri Lanka Men's tour of Australia

    First Test: Gabba, January 24-28 (D/N)
    Second Test: Manuka Oval, February 1-5
     
  13. Gabba no longer has a test match in the important Summer series.. FML..

    Not sure what the deal is with the 2 test series with SL.. Surely we could at least make it a 3 test series so it's got some meaning.
     
  14. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

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    So the Gabba gets a T20 and a shit test. WTF!!
     
  15. jarro65

    jarro65 State of Origin Rep

    Justin Langer just announced as the new Australian coach for all 3 forms of the game.
    Personally i think this is a good call.
     
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  16. Fox Sports have added another five superstar commentators to their cricket coverage for the upcoming summer, with Mark Waugh, Mel Jones, Mike Hussey, Isa Guha and Michael Vaughan signing on with the pay-television broadcaster.
    The talented quintet, who have played more than 1000 international matches between them, will join Australia legend Adam Gilchrist, Allan Border and Brendan Julian at the pay-tv network.
     
  17. Accept

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    That's a pretty good lineup although AB and BJ aren't anything special. Waugh and Gilly are excellent and Mel Jones knows her stuff.
     
  18. Shane Warne has confirmed he has signed with Foxtel to be part of the Fox Sports cricket commentary team for the next six years.
     
  19. Heaps of big names at Fox now, the only notable person signed with 7 is Ponting, they're struggling big time.
     
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  20. Tom

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    Wouldn't want to work with that twat either.
     

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