Well here goes with some sports highlights from around the world.
Australia defeat England by 10 wickets to win first test of Ashes series.For those not familiar with cricket a ten wicket loss is akin to a really bad battering in boxing.It means that Englands five bowlers were unable to get one Australian batsman out while Australia got 174 runs to win the match.
Rugby Union Scotland beat Australia by a wide margin.Australia did have a man sent off but this in no way devalues this fine victory.Pro teams practice for this but the Scot's roasted them by playing an expansive game which is in line with the Scottish tradition of attacking rugby.
Rugby League Australia will play England in the Rugby League World Cup final.The Aussies will be hot favourites for this final.The Australian climate is perfect for Rugby league and they dominate the sport.Rugby league is a faster,stronger and more entertaining form of rugby football.Rugby union can become static with the ball not moving for minutes on end.
Football The usual teams are dominating the EPL which is becoming a bore.Survival is all now because of the money involved.An interesting development is that fans are becoming restless with survival and pragmatism and would rather be entertained.Hopefully the top EPL sides will form a Euro league and keep chasing the money leaving the way open for football to come back to the fans.
Quick explanation of the Ashes Australia won a test match(called tests because that's what they are,a test of ability)at Kennington Oval in 1882.The thought that some colonials could actually beat Empress England at their own(ed) game in their own backyard was not well received by the gentry.The Sporting times published a mock obituary about the death of English cricket...
"In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH CRICKET, which died at the Oval on 29 August 1882, Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances R.I.P. N.B.—The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia."
Australia's urge to crush England at cricket dates back to the patronising attitude of English administrators and players,especially in the gentleman amateur era cricket between the wars.
quodec: Quo at their early primal riffing best. Imagine if we had the full gig to watch and listen to. Its a crying shame so many 70s bands have recordings of their shows, but not Quo. Was it lack of money that their shows were not taped, or were they not in the b
Mar 31, 2020 20:19:01 GMT
badpenny: Wuhhappened to my "Two Interesting Articles" thread?
Apr 15, 2020 0:33:31 GMT
4th Chord: Read the Covid-19 post in ‘important threads’ badpenny
Apr 15, 2020 15:47:57 GMT
badpenny: OK, so which guideline did I violate?
Apr 16, 2020 4:22:24 GMT
backwater67: Looks like fretbuzzzz has based his sales on BPI sales awards. Back in the 1970s & 80s silver sales were based on minimum 250,000 units sold. (Today silver sales are awarded for 200,000 units)
May 6, 2020 18:27:41 GMT
juansupposin: Love the song, even the RIFF track!
May 16, 2020 17:27:32 GMT
granny: But @4th Chord regarding your new rule...if the man running the country (Dominic Cummings) can weave a fairy tale around known facts why can't we be just as creative?
May 28, 2020 10:47:27 GMT
juansupposin: 21st September 91 at Wembley, the 45 min Guinness concert, probably not the best concert to start, only 45 min, I remeber thinking they will play longer because it was the last concert
May 30, 2020 10:16:34 GMT
coluquo: Ok hard to choose in the 21st but my vote goes to Liberty Lane and yes I acknowledge more poppythan classic rock!…
Jun 20, 2020 17:25:19 GMT
1batfastard: granny: What! Become the English version of the democratic party? Maybe cummings is a democrat plant plotting a UK take over....
Jul 9, 2020 8:08:48 GMT
Wim Huijsman: Nice item for sale, for real Quo fans. Rick Parfitt`s telecaster. Very nicely aged Fender Tele 1972
Aug 1, 2020 14:48:06 GMT
lorenzo1971: I wonder if Spare Parts will chart..given it has 2000 copies being released?
Sept 19, 2020 20:38:18 GMT
backwater67: Paul Hirch filled in for Quo when Andy’s wife was unable to tour. Aquostic was a complete different project for Quo. I was referring to a standard regular live gig on stage with session guitarists. Jagger does still take the lead vocal.
Nov 3, 2020 15:32:56 GMT
backwater67: of which line up Quo are always a 4 or 5 piece band.
Nov 3, 2020 15:35:13 GMT