Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account
  • twitter
  • facebook

WELCOME GUEST

Hi there Guest .... Welcome to CaleyThistleOnline (CTO), the #1 online resource for Inverness Caledonian Thistle fans since 1994. We Highlanders are known for our hospitality so please enjoy your visit and feel free to have a look around. We hope you like what you see and that you decide to return soon and maybe even take part in our discussions.

As a guest, you are permitted to browse the main areas of our site without registration, and to read the topics our members are discussing in the main forums ... but some features are disabled. if you feel the urge to respond or you want search or messaging capabilities we do require you to register.

 

You can do this manually or you can use a pre-existing Facebook, Twitter or Google account to kick start the process. Registration is free and easy and you can start your registration by clicking the green "create account" box up there on the right.


Photo

Sports Personality of the Year poll


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

Poll: SPOTY (19 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do you think SHOULD win?

  1. Nicola Adams (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Ben Ainslie (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Jessica Ennis (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  4. Mo Farah (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  5. Katherine Grainger (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Chris Hoy (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  7. Rory McIlroy (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  8. Andy Murray (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  9. Ellie Simmonds (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Sarah Storey (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. David Weir (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  12. Bradley Wiggins (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  13. Someone not shortlisted (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Who do you think WILL win?

  1. Nicola Adams (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Ben Ainslie (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Jessica Ennis (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  4. Mo Farah (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  5. Katherine Grainger (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Chris Hoy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Rory McIlroy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Andy Murray (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Ellie Simmonds (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Sarah Storey (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. David Weir (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Bradley Wiggins (11 votes [57.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.89%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#26 DoofersDad

DoofersDad

    First Team Regular

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,669 posts

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

Just out of interest, how would you compare the skills against the skills required for baseball?

Like comparing playing bridge and snap.



#27 CaleyD

CaleyD

    Erse Licking Happy Clapper

  • +07: Player Sponsor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,136 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

Only ever went to one cricket match in my life.  Spent the whole time in the bar and never saw any of the game....wasn't a bad day out all in all!!!



#28 Yngwie

Yngwie

    World Class Player

  • 08: Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,791 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

Likewise, spent a day getting pissed at Headingley v West Indies. Test cricket is incredibly dull and slow, but the old Western Terrace banter was good.

 

One very memorable moment :  sitting next to me was a buxom and not-unattractive young lady, never met her before, but she turns and says "Do you think I should do a streak? I've always wanted to."

 

It was inevitable that if she did it she'd be caught and arrested. So I gave the same advice any sensible man would and said "Course you bloody should, you'll never get a better chance! Here, let me help...." And off she went, starkers, and got half way to the wicket before being rugby tackled by a steward. 

 

I'd like to say I ended up marrying her, but alas I never saw her again, and she never even came back for her knickers.


  • CaleyD, TheMantis, Mee and 3 others like this

#29 TheMantis

TheMantis

    Midfield General

  • 09: Senior Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,280 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

 

Just out of interest, how would you compare the skills against the skills required for baseball?

Like comparing playing bridge and snap.

 

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was kind of hoping for a bit more.......



#30 DoofersDad

DoofersDad

    First Team Regular

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,669 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

 

 

Just out of interest, how would you compare the skills against the skills required for baseball?

Like comparing playing bridge and snap.

 

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was kind of hoping for a bit more.......

 

OK. 

 

....or like comparing flying a fighter jet to riding a tricycle  :whistle:



#31 TheMantis

TheMantis

    Midfield General

  • 09: Senior Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,280 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:08 PM

And no chauvinism intended!
I did a bit of research on this and one recurring theme was that cricket is easier for the batsman but harder for the bowler. Surprisingly harmonious discussions. Never found any fighter planes or tricycles mentioned though!

#32 Heilandee

Heilandee

    First Team Regular

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,628 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

Likewise, spent a day getting pissed at Headingley v West Indies. Test cricket is incredibly dull and slow, but the old Western Terrace banter was good.
 
One very memorable moment :  sitting next to me was a buxom and not-unattractive young lady, never met her before, but she turns and says "Do you think I should do a streak? I've always wanted to."
 
It was inevitable that if she did it she'd be caught and arrested. So I gave the same advice any sensible man would and said "Course you bloody should, you'll never get a better chance! Here, let me help...." And off she went, starkers, and got half way to the wicket before being rugby tackled by a steward. 
 
I'd like to say I ended up marrying her, but alas I never saw her again, and she never even came back for her knickers.


Possibly the only thing I've ever read that comes close to enticing me anywhere near a cricket ground. I know Laurence and other cricket types will be shaking their heads knowingly muttering" they just don't understand" and playing it may have some merit but spectating Cricket! ......Really?
  • TheMantis likes this

#33 Laurence

Laurence

    Super Sub

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

I'd like to say I ended up marrying her, but alas I never saw her again, and she never even came back for her knickers.

 

Did they fit ?


Edited by Laurence, 22 December 2012 - 09:34 PM.


#34 Laurence

Laurence

    Super Sub

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

Because it can't be played in rain, or snow, or wind, or poor light, or rough grass, or any other conditions you will find in Scotland!

Can't be played in Scotland

 

Did I give my donation to the Elgin Cricket Club, at the ICT car boot sale by mistake?

 

Or was the game I watched over Elgin way an aparation?


Edited by Laurence, 22 December 2012 - 09:47 PM.


#35 Alex MacLeod

Alex MacLeod

    Global Superstar

  • 08: Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,009 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

Pardon me for asking the obvious but how did this thread become a Laurence cricket thread?



#36 Laurence

Laurence

    Super Sub

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts

Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

Pardon me for asking the obvious but how did this thread become a Laurence cricket thread?

 

Alex - Pardon granted –

 

 It was because if you must know that  I suggested that Alistair Cook the England cricket captain, who recently passed the number of centuries scored by any other England cricketer throughout history, would in my view be a strong competitor, for the award next year. My suggestion sparked off a tirade by people who don't like cricket, having a go at me, and at the sport. Quite unfounded I thought.

It appears that if a suggestion on this forum that is outside the main stream of thought, it attracts a sort of lynch mentality of abuse.

 

Not unexpected I feel , maybe I’ll learn one day to keep my ideas to myself, the amount of time and effort  I use to explain my reasons is beginning to take it’s toll.

 

Prejudice at this level is difficult to endure



#37 PullMyFinger

PullMyFinger

    Midfield General

  • 05: Full Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,467 posts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:07 AM

 

 

 

Prejudice at this level is difficult to endure

 

It's tough at the top. :laugh:



#38 Tichy_Blacks_Back

Tichy_Blacks_Back

    Midfield General

  • +07: Player Sponsor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,193 posts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Can't call myself a cricket fan but I have been to a few test matches when I lived in Englandshire. All I can say was they were ok but nothing special then a few years ago I went to the Boxing Day test in Melbourne as part of a stag weekend. Was one of those great days out (like going to one of the Rugby7s tournaments) but can't remember much about the cricket. Have to agree though it is one of those sports best enjoyed with a few cold ones....but somewhere warm....