So today I have suffered a setback regarding my head problems, I have had a terrible migraine all day so have spent it semi-conscious on the couch medicated with co-codamel, I feel a lot better tonight though so hopefully I will have the stamina to see us through till tea.
And after that morbid start (sorry for that) I will update the snacks, I have 2 packs of Pickled Onion Monster Munch, a large pack of custard cream biscuits (an impulse buy, but haven’t had them for ages!) I have also bought the ingredients for toasties, so should the mood take me I can indulge, and of course, I have the customary pint of diet Pepsi.
11.48pm: As always, TMSofa on, Sky turned down.
00.00am: 1st over of the day is bowled.
00.07am: England have started safely with KP and Cook, Aussies have the Rug and Rolf Harris bowling.
00.25am: KP smoothly moves to 99, concentrate please Mr P, don’t be an idiot.
00.27am: Yay! (That’s right I said yay), KP makes his century, it wasn’t really in doubt, good job Sir. 343/2.
00.36am: Cook is out, he gets a slight inside edge and Haddin makes a brilliant diving catch (1st Aussie praise so far in the whole series) it brings Colly to the crease, last time he batted in Adelaide he got 206!
00.42am: Just looking at a replay of Cook’s dismissal, I might be in the minority here but one of the reasons I love cricket is the respect and honesty that has always been displayed by the people playing it, so when Cook knew he had touched the ball he should immediately have walked, everyone knew he was out, including Cook himself but he waited for the umpire to give him out, to coin a phrase “It’s just not cricket!”
00.50am: I am witnessing a left arm bowler lobbing shit down again and again who is about to go for over 100 runs, It is as though Johnson is still here…Well done Doug!
00.52am: Here is an example of Ponting being fucking clueless, he has noticed that KP struggled against 1 short ball so sets a field with 3 fielder on the boundary for the pull shot, Siddle throws 2 shit waist high balls in a row and KP dispatches them for consecutive fours and dissects the men standing on that boundary…I repeat, fucking clueless!
01.04am: Refilled my Pepsi.
01.15am: KP and Colly are really motoring now, scoring runs for fun. England 389/3.
01.24am: England bring up their 400 with Colly smashing two 4’s in a row.
00.25am: KP smashes X-Doh for 6 straight down the ground, I bet the selectors are so glad they picked X-Doh to make KP struggle!!
01.30am: I feel like I am singling X-Doh out for extra criticism but his Ashes series bowling average is 120! That means he has conceded 120 runs for every wicket he has taken, a bad average is over 40 so make your own conclusion to that!
01.50am: The toastie machine is on and I’m preparing for a quick toastie and then FIFA!
01.59am: KP sweeps hard and gets to his 150, great job.
02.00am: Lunch, England are 449/3, KP is 151 and Colly is on 40, I make myself 2 cheese and ham toasties and devour before FIFA.
I play danbase in a Manchester derby, I play as City and he, Utd, it is quite a boring game, I make more chances but no goals until the 82nd minute when a corner gets cleared and Kolo Toure picks it up turns one way then the other past two defenders and hammers it low in off the post, it is the only goal of the game and I win 1-0.
Fredi Fudpukka – danbase
Manchester City Vs Manchester Utd
K. Toure 82’
02.40am: 1st over after lunch bowled by Twatto.
02.45am: With one shot, Collingwood brings up both the 100 partnership with him and KP and also England’s 450.
02.49am: Colly is out LBW for 42, Twatto gets one to seam slightly and replay shows it was out, England 452/4
03.06am: Considering he is probably 5th choice bowler, Twatto is actually bowling quite well (praise again, I must be ill!)
03.08am: I assume everyone knows about @theashes by now, she has just tweeted…
“So do they really say horrible things to each other to try and break concentration? That’s allowed??”
03.21am: The pub has just closed and Faye has come upstairs, late night! The scoring has slowed down now 489/4
03.29am: I’m quite surprised I’m still awake to be honest, I’m pretty tired but awake, so see how long this lasts.
03.49am: England have passed 500 for the second consecutive innings, really impressive, I notice KP seems to be nursing an injury he looks uncomfortable but nothing too serious.
04.10am: KP is now on 197, but he really seems to be hurting, hope he doesn’t have to retire hurt, England 524/4
04.19am: It is RAINING!! It rains about once every 32 years in Adelaide, it would be today wouldn’t it?
04.22am: KP gets to his 200, great effort from him, didn’t show much problem when sprinting for the single to cross the threshold!
04.40am: Tea, England 551/4, more FIFA? Go on then.
I play Ddark94 (I would assume he is 16, so old enough to play with the big boys!) Once again it is a Manchester derby, (he had already picked Utd so I couldn’t suggest a lower starred battle)
Once again, no long winded explanation of the game because for the second time during this series, the twat quit on me, this time I was 3-0 up with 30 mins to go, can’t remember who scored and it doesn’t matter!
05.04am: No play yet after lunch because the rain is very heavy, I am going to sleep, I honestly don’t think there will be any more play today.
10.28am: Awake, as expected there was no more play and we finished 551/4.
My opinion is that we should declare overnight and have a go at them from the start, the pitch was showing signs of turn for Swanny and with the weather not being great we don’t want to risk losing too much time and letting them bat out a draw.
See you tomorrow.
Sleep total for 1st test – 28.5 hours (still quite respectable but remember bad head + painkillers)
Sleep count for 2nd test – 14.5 hours
Food count for 1st test – 2 Cheese, Ham and Tomato toasties, 2 Ham and tomato ketchup sandwiches,1 Chicken and Mushroom pot Noodle, 2 slices of bread and butter, 2 mallow chocs, 1 WS&V, 1 WC&O, 1 Steak kettle chips (150g), 1 Roysters, 1 crunch corner, Faye’s leftover Cantonese chicken, 4 pints of diet Pepsi, 1 pint of Beck Vier, 1 bottle of diet coke (200ml) and 1 pint of water.
Food count for 2nd test – 4 pints of diet Pepsi, 1 WC&O, 1 pickled onion monster munch, 2 cheese and ham toasties, half a pack of custard creams.
FIFA record P10 W8 D1 L1 – F24 A12.