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Best of Twitter – First Test – Day 1

Trapper and I reviewed the twitter traffic at the end of a disappointing first day of the first Test at the Gabba – the vital ‘sixth Test’. Trapper’s almost 32 was one of those middling nothing scores that slips onto the scoreboard only to sink without fanfare. He looked good right up to the last ball type of cautious or ...

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Catering Leaks

Someone thought it was either important or funny to fax around a copy of the catering plan for First Test this morning.  Puff picked it up on the way in, keen as he is to attend to the needs of his cavernous gob.   The Freak went pale when he read it, and is having some vege burgers “home delivered” ...

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Nov 20 – Test Eve

Coach2.0 and The Captain were upbeat at the team meeting. Coach2.0 mentioned the cane toad plague the Brisbane Courier reported and that he had doubled security at the hotel for all players, including The Prof and I. The Queensland Premier had declared open season on cane toads and announced a matching grant of $500,000 from the Sports Minister in Canberra ...

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Nov 19 – The Prank Wars

The Prof chaired the first meeting of the Prank Committee in the private lounge overlooking the Brisbane River at the team hotel. Coach2.0 (as The Captain’s delegate) Trapper, The Freak, The Prof and I (as secretary) formed the executive committee (ExCo). The Prof reminded us of our purpose, reading from the back of a smudged scoresheet The Captain had kept ...

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Nov 18 – No Spying Here

The team had an extensive briefing today at the Gabba from our new Head of Security. [Ed.  UnLucky insisted that the guy reminded him of someone on TV, but as usual noone else is old enough to know what he is talking about.] He was a very thoughtful character, and did his best to keep our interest with a demonstration of some tricky little ...

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