Essentially a border in the Irish sea which was considered a problem previously. Then get around the good friday issue by gaving stormont vote on it and have autonomy to withdraw that would be the stormont which hasnt sat or functioned for a very lengthy period....
Am I wildly off the mark in beginning to think that Stokes should be tried at 3?
I object to the argument that Root should go there. Lengthy period in the field captaining, followed by immediately being padded up ready to be first in (potentially 2nd ball) is clearly not going to give him thebest chance of success.
Stokes, whilst a big hitter, has increasingly shown (even in the WC) an ability and determination to dig in and scrap out the runs in the early stages of an innings when needed. Could he not do that in a Test?
You could then have 1 Burns 2 Roy 3 Stokes 4 Root 5 Buttler 6 Bairstow 7 Moeen 8 Broad 9 Archer 10 Anderson 11- AN Other (Wood or a dibbly dobbler depending on the pitch. Curranperhaps- in which case at 8 not 11).
Lots of information online about how many meet expected standards. Nothing i can find beyond that though. Anyone know what scores are typical as opposed to seriously top end? If 65% hit standard then presumably most of those were some way above it. I'd like to see a distribution graph but can't find one. ...
I spent last weekend at the Red Rooster festival near Thetford. I ate, drank, laughed and listened. Would prefer something a bit more blues leaning but it was good. I was aware of a guitarist called Todd Albright but had not seen him previously. He specialises in 12 string 20s and 30s music- Leadbelly, Willie McTell etc. His guitar just sounded F'in awesome. Just. Wow.
Little interview here which really shows off the guitar in question which is pretty unique.
Such a massive, pianistic sound. Need one! I already have a 6 string by the same luthier but I fear I am going to spend the next six months selling stuff or trying to justify the expense to myself and the wife....
What's the most yoghurt knitty environment you have ever experienced?
I went to an extraordinary open mic tonight. 2nd act played 12 minutes straight of what could best be described as improvised avant garde folk noodling.
Next a very pretty lady in huge pantaloon trousers and shawls played sophisticated jazz folk chords with songs she had written inspired by the words of a Sufi poet.
After that a bloke in flip flops played self penned Dylanesque songs accompanied by a friend who played a traditional Armenian double reeded instrument.
He went on to say that he would be pleased to offer energy to the open mic project before explaining he had been arrested today and assaulted by a policeman with'inhumane energy' and swearing a lot. Turns out he was done for driving his van without insurance because he couldn't afford it. No excuse. .. seriously. ... He then sang about 'the land'. Before his mate did a folk song on an African instrument with metal pingy things and a lacquered shell of some sort.
Oh. I forgot the elderly couple who played very sophisticated instrumentals on guitar and mandolin inspired by places they have visited around the world and the animals they saw there.