Sunday, December 7, 2008

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE PROTEAS ARE HERE

Yeah. It's a sleepy town. You should have seen the reaction when Michael Jackson was here, a decade or so ago (not my reaction, bleurgh).

Anyway, after the confidence fuck that was New Zealand (thanks for that, lads), and after seeing this...


...I think all is not lost.

Perhaps it is only blind faith. But those South Africans think this is their best shot at winning in Australia since they were taken off the after-school detention list.

This makes me think about my list of Evils. Is it worse to lose to India in India, or South Africa in Australia? That's like asking me to pick between Abbey Road and the white album.

People love to hate South Africa because they're arrogant bastards. It's part of the deal with the Proteas.

But the Indians seem to have this relatively newfound arrogance that I don't like. It's more than just their skill, it's about the power of their cricket board as well. Power that, in my opinion, is spiralling out of control... couldn't possibly upset the BCCI now, could we? Fuck that. And down with Twenty20 cricket, too.

Therefore, I decree, losing to South Africa in Australia is not as humiliating as the Indian series was. I reserve the right to change my mind on this. And seeing as I'll probably be there on the last day of the first test, it may well happen.

So. Captain Can't-get-a-girlfriend is in town. I'm off to the Llama Bar. I'm sure that's where I'll find him.

I'll be sure to let him know how enamoured the blogging world is with him.

7 comments:

Sam said...

I still feel the Safs dont have in them to beat Aussies e1 in a single test both home and away!! try whatever, consult Fletch or Kirsten, they dont have gallantry to do the honors!!

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Leg Break said...

IPLaction;

You’ve chosen an interesting thread to comment on; given MF’s vitriol above.

If SA are to win a test on this tour it will have to be in Perth. Home crowd and all that.

Rusty said...

I thought the Saffers looked very sharp around the edges in the pics of them in the Arrivals hall, a very positive vibe about them. Most presentable. Some could even make it on the Men of Cricket calendar, maybe.

Not like last time. Smithie has grown up and I think they're gonna win. Specially if our selectors still haven't found their brains yet.

Rob said...

You are kidding yourself girl - losing to SA at home would be waaaay more embarrassing:

Smith and Arthur crowing on your TV in your time zone

No 'its a slow/dead/indian pitch' excuses

It would be on at 'Cricket' time

Guru said...

The series is between Australia and South Africa, so how does the Indian Cricket board come into it. Besides you talk about the new found power. For a long time Aussies did not tour India after 1969. Lately we see them touring frequently, can you tell me why. There is nothing that stops a player from declining an IPL offer. The BCCI has no power to compel a player to sign up. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see Brett Lee and other Aussies mouthing platitudes...India is a great country...we do not have any problems with the Indians...blah, blah...

Oomby Dave said...

Dont mistake the capt for a former bike boss eh...