Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by alve » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:08:00


From another thread;

"> I owe you (and the others for furthering a thread pointlessly) an

Quote:
> apology, then. I genuinely thought you meant "Waugh was a sook as a
> player when..." to mean on-field temperament."

So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);

Very quickly:

1 Gavasgar
2 Boycott
3 Ponting
4 Runnertunga
5 Turner, G
6
7
8
9 Broad, S
10 Kumble
11 Holding, M

alvey

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by CaraMi » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:29:55


Quote:
>  From another thread;

> "> I owe you (and the others for furthering a thread pointlessly) an
>> apology, then. I genuinely thought you meant "Waugh was a sook as a
>> player when..." to mean on-field temperament."

> So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);

> Very quickly:

> 1 Gavasgar
> 2 Boycott
> 3 Ponting
> 4 Runnertunga
> 5 Turner, G
> 6
> 7
> 8
> 9 Broad, S
> 10 Kumble
> 11 Holding, M

McGrath
Sreesanth

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by jzfredrick » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:32:10

McGrath

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by jzfredrick » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:34:02

Quote:

> McGrath

I wonder if Inzaman earns a spot? Or was he mainly an off-field sook? I seem to recall him being grumpy on the field too.
 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by willsutto » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:25:04


Quote:
> McGrath

I would assume he is talking about the Windies tour
 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by John Hal » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:34:07


Quote:

>From another thread;

>"> I owe you (and the others for furthering a thread pointlessly) an
>> apology, then. I genuinely thought you meant "Waugh was a sook as a
>> player when..." to mean on-field temperament."

>So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);

>Very quickly:

>1 Gavasgar
>2 Boycott
>3 Ponting
>4 Runnertunga
>5 Turner, G
>6
>7
>8
>9 Broad, S
>10 Kumble
>11 Holding, M

So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.
--
John Hall
          "Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable
           of giving pleasure to thousands and all you can do is scratch it."
                          Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) to a lady cellist
 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by Mike Holman » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:09:13

On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:34:07 +0100, John Hall

Quote:


>>From another thread;

>>"> I owe you (and the others for furthering a thread pointlessly) an
>>> apology, then. I genuinely thought you meant "Waugh was a sook as a
>>> player when..." to mean on-field temperament."

>>So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);

>>Very quickly:

>>1 Gavasgar
>>2 Boycott
>>3 Ponting
>>4 Runnertunga
>>5 Turner, G
>>6
>>7
>>8
>>9 Broad, S
>>10 Kumble
>>11 Holding, M

>So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
>doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
>well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
>I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.

It's a Strine word with no exact equivalent in English English. It's
not "awkward bastard", more "petulant, whiney ***". For other
examples of sookiness, all you have to do is observe the QCCCCCCC gang
each time the Aus selectors pick a team they don't like.

Cheers,

Mike
--

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by jzfredrick » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:09:43

Quote:

> So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
> doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
> well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
> I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.

Cry baby.
Someone who pouts.
Petulant.
Gets grumpy when things don't go their way.
Little storm cloud over their head.

I'm assuming Kumble is there due to Monkeygate.

Thinking about it now, I seem to recall many captains being sooks - when players mis-fielded they'd look like they were about to shoot DeathRays out of their eyes. Did Akram do this?

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by D Ramapriy » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:43:16


Quote:

> >So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
> >doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
> >well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
> >I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.

> It's a Strine word with no exact equivalent in English English. It's
> not "awkward bastard", more "petulant, whiney ***".

I'd always thought 'sook' meant a wimp or wuss.

Ramapriya

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by alve » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:43:39

Quote:


>> So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
>> doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
>> well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
>> I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.

> Cry baby.
> Someone who pouts.
> Petulant.
> Gets grumpy when things don't go their way.
> Little storm cloud over their head.

Thrown all the toys out of the pram.
Spat the dummy.

XI addition: WG Grace ("Can't have it. Shan't have it. Won't have it!")

Quote:
> I'm assuming Kumble is there due to Monkeygate.

Nope, that unpunished CoC violation was off-field. He's there because of
his ridiculous theatrics after every denied appeal. (Roughly 5.9 balls per
over)

alvey

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by alve » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:46:18

Quote:


>> McGrath

> I wonder if Inzaman earns a spot? Or was he mainly an off-field sook? I
> seem to recall him being grumpy on the field too.

Certainly worth a nomination for his famous Obstructing the Field
dismissal. I thought they were going to have to use heavy machinery to get
him off the paddock.

alvey

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by willsutto » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:57:02


Quote:


>>From another thread;

>> "> I owe you (and the others for furthering a thread pointlessly) an
>>> apology, then. I genuinely thought you meant "Waugh was a sook as a
>>> player when..." to mean on-field temperament."

>> So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);

>> Very quickly:

>> 1 Gavasgar
>> 2 Boycott
>> 3 Ponting
>> 4 Runnertunga
>> 5 Turner, G
>> 6
>> 7
>> 8
>> 9 Broad, S
>> 10 Kumble
>> 11 Holding, M

> So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
> doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
> well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
> I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.

sulk would be closer then most

sulk
/s?lk/
Verb
Be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment.
Noun
A period of gloomy and bad-tempered silence stemming from annoyance and
resentment.

and yes, I am a sulky SOB

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by Geoff Muldoo » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:10:13


Quote:
> >> So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);
> sulk would be closer then most

Perhaps the "Dummy-spitters' XI" would be interesting?

GM

 
 
 

Yet another 'Greatest Ever XI'

Post by eusebiu » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:16:01


Quote:
> On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:34:07 +0100, John Hall

> >So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
> >doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
> >well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
> >I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.

> It's a Strine word with no exact equivalent in English English. It's
> not "awkward bastard", more "petulant, whiney ***". For other
> examples of sookiness, all you have to do is observe the QCCCCCCC gang
> each time the Aus selectors pick a team they don't like.

> Cheers,

> Mike
> --

Which happen to be utter crap. Well, in some cases. Not all NSV
selections prove to be misguided sectionally interested drivel, but a
rather high number turn out to be so.