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27 December 2010 @ 07:28 pm
Look away if you are not British!  
or Femme or Noe ...

That goes double for you Aussies!

Commentator: Of course, in scoring a hundred, Trott scored more than the entire Australian team did in their innings.
Mr Brammers: I thought you had fanfic to finish.
Me: You're encouraging me to write fanfic?
Mr Brammers: It's better than the gloating.

In other news, my sympathy for Ponting has evaporated with his tanty at the umpire. The wrong umpire at that. And the funniest moment of the day was the stump microphone just before lunch, capturing someone muttering, 'Fuck that, you fuckers ...' Opinion in this house is divided on whether it was Brad Haddin, the Australian wicketkeeper, expressing his frustration, or Kevin Pietersen expressing his determination.
Shivshiv5468 on December 27th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
Tuts at tantrum. No one English would ever do that.

Apart from Gatting that one time. And....

My money is on kp. Because the Aussies aren't showing enough fight for it to be the wicket keeper.

And I'm sure your gloating is just lovely.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 27th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
I've been quite good, really -- warning him against looking at the screen when he walks through the room, telling him when the sports report is coming on the news, so he knows to run away ...
Shivshiv5468 on December 27th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
YOu're a saint!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 27th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
I've even kept the shouts of triumph to an absolute minimum in volume and frequency.

(It's my birthday in a month, no point engendering bad feeling before the gifts have been handed over.)
Shivshiv5468 on December 27th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
40% of punter's match fee seems awfully low for a fine but I suppose they need to consider his retirement.
Shezan: Sir Humphreyshezan on December 27th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Hahahaha, Mr Brammers FTW!!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 27th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Yesterday he declared, 'I've never liked cricket.' I pointed out that he had liked it when we met. He told me that he had really only liked watching me groan in agony as England lost. Either my pain is hilarious, or he's a complete sadist.
Catherine17catherines on December 27th, 2010 10:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don'† even barrack for Australia, and this is still embarrassing.

So much for the commentators' fond hopes that this was just a *really good* bowling wicket...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 27th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
I liked the fact that they were at least expressing hope, which is more than most of the media, who were happy to leap onto the Good Ship Our Team Sucks at the first available opportunity.
Catherine17catherines on December 28th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Now they are saying it's obviously a *really good* batting wicket and that Australia has no excuses. I do hope Australia decides to play properly today - I'd been really looking forward to this match, and while I prefer England to win, I had hoped that it would at least be an interesting game.
maya231maya231 on December 27th, 2010 11:28 am (UTC)
I'm woefully sports illiterate (in any country), so can't comment, but I like that Mr. Brammers encouraged the writing of fanfic.
Loyaulte Me Lie: cricketshocolate on December 27th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
The tantrum was dreadful - what was he thinking?

The match is absolutely amazing! And I can't wait for Cook to score 500 in Sydney...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 28th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
I don't think he was thinking at all. Though Shiv's comment (above) as to his fine made me lol.
Admiral of Strange Shipsnoeon on December 27th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)

Trott was magnificent, wasn't he? Esp. after that little incident with his knee.

And I feel for Mr B, though he has to be less funny if I'm to have true pity :)

The Ponting incident was inexcusable. I know the pressure is outrageous but that's exactly when one shouldn't fall apart as captain.

I missed the stump microphone!!! I wonder if it's up somewhere - what do you reckon, Haddin? Although I think KP could as likely be as, er, expressive!
burdened with glorious purpose: cricket_ballfemmequixotic on December 27th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Trott was amazing. And I can't believe Ponting made such an ass of himself. Well, I suppose I can. But still. I shouldn't have to! *head in hands*

Here's hoping the rest of the innings goes as well tonight. \0/
Cerisewivern on December 27th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
It was a good day. *g* My happiness is starting to feel almost confident.
Kilian Ruadhms_kilian on December 28th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Sympathy? Ponting? You are more generous of spirit than I.