Ireland v England

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by An Tarbh, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Who'd have thunk it, Ireland in the Super Eights at the cricket world cup and what better game first up than a clash with England, hilarious to hear elements of their media going on about Ireland having mercenaries in their team for the world cup, pot-kettle and black spring to mind but any extra little motivation will go down quite nicely, not as if it's needed in the first place, especially with people bandying about the claim that the Ireland Pakistan match was fixed.

    Anyway on to the cricket, should be an easy win for England who will need a healthy boost to their run rate to increase their already slim chances of making the semi finals. At least Flintoff is fit and with Joyce the only player in form in the top 3, there'll be even more pressure on him in this of all games. Ireland will have skipper Trent Johnstone back after he missed out against the West Indies in the final pool game last Friday.
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Let me guess, all the glory hunters Ireland suddenly call cricket their favorate sport a-la most of England during the Ashes a couple of years ago?
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    No, there's no tv coverage here only what we get on Sky, there have been news reports and it's on the sports bulletins on the radio. There's certainly more interest, that's natural in a small country but I doubt there's many now classing cricket as their favourite sport, the Heineken Cup quarter finals are the big thing this weekend not the cricket.
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Set up nicely for England to get a big total now with Vaughan and Joyce out of the way, good bowling from Rankin but with plenty of overs left Pietersen should really make a decent score and put Ireland out of reach.
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Bell's innings comes to an end, quite good for England now with Collingwood now at the crease, Bell's strike rate was pathetic, how England can expect to build a decent total with a strike rate of 41 from their no. 3 is beyond me. Run rate should pick up now considerably.
  7. loratadine

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  8. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    31st over: 128-4

    19 overs left to play...
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Anything over 240 and England will easily defend that, I can't see us chasing down anything significant, they'll have worked out Bray's weakness, only real hope would be if the likes of Morgan and Porterfield who haven't contributed much and therefore England won't have much video analysis on but that's a big if.
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    England should have enough with 266, credit to Collingwood, still though a lacklustre effort from England, they really don't look like a side that can make the semi finals.
  11. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    There are some massive upsets already in this world cup

    but they also say numbers in the stadium are very low...
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    they are, ticket prices seem to have been too high, $75 for a match, that's dear enough over here, so it must be off the charts for some of the locals in the Carribean, plus spectators can't get in and out of the ground either, bizarre stuff from the organising committee
  13. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well it does seem a bit of a weird situation all in all...

    The Irish are currently 36 -2
  14. They need over 11 an over off their last 10 and 6 down...looking like an brave effort coming up short for the Irish. Hope they do well though...tremendous story.
  15. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Little does he know that this is the team managed by the England & Wales Cricket Board! :D
  16. Little does he know that this is the team managed by the England & Wales Cricket Board! :D

    You see I've just never got the 'arrogant English''s just what lazy debased cultures use in lieu of a national identity "oooh look at us, we hate the English...what proud nation we are".

    Look what happened at Croke Park. Absolute class, no vitriol (despite the history) just a simple mutual respect....then they handed us our arses. Hat doffed.

    This thing that England are dis-respectful is pure nonsense.

    PS Ireland are giving it a really good go...this game is definitely not over. Great stuff. They're the story of the World Cup (on the field that it :( :( :( :( )
  17. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    i do infact know that its wales and england, but i want no part of it, geraint and simon are traitors to there country!!

    england wont win this wc!!
  18. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Nobody is saying they will....

    Who are we gonna have after this??
  19. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    i think its sri lanka!!

    malinga, or what ever his face is called is going to chew your poor exscuses for batsmen to shreads!!
  20. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well we were shockingly bad...

    so it would never suprise me...
  21. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    i love the way malinga? bowls

    top drawer

    yeah its sri lanka on the fourth next for you guys

    and i believe ireland face south africa :(

    good luck guys!!
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