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Appalled no Free to Air of Ashes

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am appalled that none of the networks could be bothered doing a live telecast of the Ashes tests next year. For those of us who don't haveFoxtel/can't afford it/on principle refuse to support Uncle Rupert cause he stuffed our game, it is very bad news.

    Nine have been poor the last few times and have never liked the Cricket/Wimbledon split. Very poor form and it just goes to show that self regulation and deregulation are a joke. Federal Govt promised that events of national interest would be protected but the TV stations run their own show. Imagine what will happen when Telstra is deregulated???
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I don't buy this poppycock that the Ashes doesn't rate highly enough. It rates through the roof when it is on. This is all about depriving people of a marquee event to force them to shell out for Foxtel (if you're able to get it that is. Unfortunately we're out of the viewing area :evil: ).

    Quick Test:

    Who here can tell me what was happening on the episode of ER when the first session of the first Ashes Test was broadcast in 1997?

    Who here was listening to the cricket on radio and can give a brief description of what happened in that first session?
     
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Channel 9 didnt even have the ashes last time round, 7 had them.
     
  4. luke_ball

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    Are we fired up for tomorrow mornings start? Im ready for the 10:30am start against the kiwi's...fire up you aussies!!!!!!!!11
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    One would hope that the Aussies are capable of giving the kiwis the mother of all pastings. Brett Lee would be their first paceman picked. :lol:
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Brett Lee should be there, he's better than Kasper. Kasper's solid, but not class.
     
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kaspar has done okay so far. Two quick wickets and NZ 2 for 26!
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Brett Lee is Fruit!!
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Brett Lee is a billboard for the ACB. Who has taken all the wickets today?
     

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