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DangerMark

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  1. He would be doing everyone a huge favour.
  2. I don't think England are too far away, there were two things that India did twice that England at best only managed once each: Their top three hung around and they mopped up the tail. If England can find an opener who can consistently avoid getting out in the first over, they can do the first of those things; then the second is a case of not outsmarting yourself. Bowl at the stumps and eventually you'll find the hole in Bumrah and Shami's bat. Of course finding a better opener than Dom Sibley is probably harder than it sounds. Burns seems the better batter, but he probably deserves the ol' shepherd's crook for that second innings dismal. I mean, dismissal. He was completely bamboozled.
  3. India become the second team to declare after lunch on the last day and bowl their opponents out in the fourth innings; and bear in mind with Ishant Sharma gone at 208-8, they might have thought they were in decent shape against statistically one of the worst tails in Test Cricket, although probably not any more. Jasprit Bumrah has doubled his run count in this series. I think that deserves another EngLOLand
  4. Been hit by a double post glitch, so expanded thoughts below, but the recurring one is: EngLOLand.
  5. Michael Vaughan is a shithead so I hope he breaks that particular record. If England get cracking today, they might even win, slightly ahead at the end of day three after an innings each. Need to bowl India out quickly (which might happen) and cheaply (which might not)
  6. Not wrestling related, but I feel it's a valid response to my esteemed colleague's last post. Or it would be, if it didn't start a new page.
  7. Haseeb Hameed at least has fantastic hair, Zac Crawley's just a posh Ron Weasely. Root has dragged England to a respectable start after what can only be described as a "wobble" after tea. Hopefully his back can last until the Ashes.
  8. Wrestlers with the build of Bronson Reed are lucky if they don't wind up dancing all over the main roster.
  9. Early Modern Pentathlon?
  10. When they were down in India, England put up an uninspiring total, got the first four wickets relatively cheap and then Rishabh Pant started doing stuff like reverse sweeping James Anderson on his way to a century. You're not wrong, mind, but England aren't out of any hole until he's gone. If it's a cloudy enough day they might not even play at all. EDIT: Pant gone for 25, okay two decent batters left, England not looking too bad but they need to learn how to bat sometime before they go in again.
  11. I don't know about Cummins and Lyon but Hazelwood and Starc didn't exactly rip through Bangladesh in the first two T20s. Meanwhile, Kohli just did his best Rory Burns impression. Too dark to play at 2:30pm, what the hell is wrong with these people.
  12. In that particular case, it was Hogan who was being the jerk.
  13. I pretty much agree with all of this, and I would just like to add that it's important that she has come out and talked about what she was going through. Mental Health is weird because things seem like they should be a choice, but accepting that some things are not a choice is the first step to making the best possible choice. That might not make a lot of sense to everyone, but it's been my experience, both of making the best possible choice and staying in bed for weeks on end. Piers Morgan has not once displayed any sort of ability to be honest with himself and should listen to Wittgenstein: "whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should keep one's fuckin' mouth shut."
  14. In my experience the first step to good mental health is being honest with myself. If Simone Biles is being honest with us (and I've got no reason to believe that she's not being honest,) she says she felt she couldn't perform at the right level - borne out by her earlier performances - and that she didn't want to drag her team down. Would she have been doing the right thing for the team if she went out and flubbed it? I would argue not. Let's not forget that there were three other ladies who did stand up and took Silver. She now has to deal with this, and get herself right for the rest of the events. She's the Greatest Ever and yet she was dragging the team down? Come on, man. That must suck. I can absolutely see how that might bring someone into a vicious circle of beating themselves up, and for her to be able to be honest with herself is laudable. Maybe it will be easier for her to get her head right, without feeling like she's letting down the team if she doesn't succeed. I can easily believe that might be the case without her "just being out for herself," or whatever.
  15. It somehow makes less sense than Spurs having dragged their shirt up from the Hell Dimension.
  16. I guess they can't all be the town, who are playing in old Arsenal kits at home, Philly Eagle Green away from home and all the while TikTok are the main sponsors.
  17. If all I knew about Dillashaw was that half of his face on the poster, I'd still want him smacked so hard in the gob that it spins round like Daffy Duck.
  18. If England don't win a tournament without Australia and NZ then they, as an entire country, just want to give it all up.
  19. You don't think they're getting ahead of themselves announcing them for 11 years away when they haven't got this set of games off without getting cancelled?
  20. Hakuho and his blatant contempt for at least half of the top division is one of the highlights of sumo for me.
  21. The YDC didn't keep their mouth shut about Hakuho's 'behaviour' either.
  22. I agree, Alexa Sawada JULIE is absolutely the right way to go with this nonsense.
  23. Reports of Hakuho's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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