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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 14 – Part 1

Prof and I finished reading through all the homework last night with The Freak, who kept looming up between us like a lonely albatross. His armpit ganglia stank like a primeval bog.  I reckon he wanted the team selections.  Nothing doing.  Prof has them tucked away supporting his overnight betting market.  Our replacement picks are locked in Coach’s safe. Reading the homework ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 13

Test Eve What a day!  The team has been in lock-down since HomeWorkGate broke.  We’ve only seen fleeting glimpses of The Captain, Coach and Head of PR, rushing between interviews, briefings and crisis meetings. Even though several of the squad are in need of his services, Darren has not been sighted for over 24 hours.  Despite the rumours, I’m pretty sure he hasn’t ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 12

The ‘homework-gate’ volcano is spewing it’s red entrails high into the atmosphere burning a smouldering gaping hole wherever it lands, whoever it touches. Today added it’s own splash of raw emotion and playhouse farce. Lucky faced a torrid time in the nets, caught short ball after ball by the quicks, playing for the spin. His pads have more red splotches than his ...

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Top Tweets from #Homeworkgate

Dear readers, We thought you’d enjoy reading a list of some of the top tweets from today’s #HomeWorkGate scandal.  Feel free to add any good ones you saw – as a comment. Regards Dave and Jeremy   @RichieBenaud_ It is very clear why Watson is upset about being banned from the Mohali Test. He has made 50% of his centuries at ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 11

What started out as a regulation team meeting this morning turned into a Quadruple Eviction episode of Big Brother. I don’t think I can repeat what was said, but things were pretty tense after Coach had had his say.  It didn’t help when team pyschologist Darren muttered “You are the weakest link.  Goodbye,” as the four left the room. After the announcement was ...

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