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Aussiecollector

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Re: Dave Warner - Spartan
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 02:19:23 PM »

As you & i both know Mark he has only got a couple left , & they will be lucky to last the tournament , although the way he is playing atm a lot longer than usual.
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 02:46:30 PM »

As you & i both know Mark he has only got a couple left , & they will be lucky to last the tournament , although the way he is playing atm a lot longer than usual.

Slightly off the Canada topic but you seem to be the man in the know. What are Warner and Smith allowed to do at the moment in terms of cricket? For the last few months, I assume they've just hit balls in nets and maybe some top-level grassroots stuff if they wanted? But just curious to see if they've been playing a lot at a lower standard?
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Re: Dave Warner - Spartan
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018, 05:43:42 AM »

Noticed that warners spartan stickers have his signature in them ....so it seems a long term deal where spartan will promote the warner model/branding heavily .
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Re: Dave Warner - Spartan
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 09:53:33 AM »

Slightly off the Canada topic but you seem to be the man in the know. What are Warner and Smith allowed to do at the moment in terms of cricket? For the last few months, I assume they've just hit balls in nets and maybe some top-level grassroots stuff if they wanted? But just curious to see if they've been playing a lot at a lower standard?

I think all 3 lads played some games in Darwin as its footy season at the moment. 

IMO nobody watches Sheffield Shield it would have been good to see them play at that level next season.

I also dont think NB have dropped Smith.  Credit to them!

The sponsors jumping off like CBA after the banking royal commission makes me wonder whose worse.

Wonder when the next ball tampering saga occurs whether penalties will be that severe?
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Re: Dave Warner - Spartan
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2018, 11:33:55 AM »

Maybe ask Chandimal ?
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Re: Dave Warner - Spartan
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2018, 04:19:21 AM »

The Steve Smith NB situation is strange. Stokes gets dropped immediately by NB for reasons that they said didn't reflect the brand's values, etc.

Smith is found guilty and admits to ball tampering and he's still using their gear. Warner gets dropped by Gray Nics. Very mixed messages and, it seems, standards from NB...

I've followed this pretty closely since it broke, and have read almost all i can.

The official position is that Steve Smith looked over to see Bancroft and Warner unto something and Smith turned a 'i don't want to know what you guys are up to' blind eye. Subsequently, the end of day press conference he tried to take the focus away from the junior guy in the team, coming up with a 'story' that it was 'planned by the leadership group' of the team.

Warner wasn't instantly dropped by GN and as other statements have made, looks like his Spartan deal was in the mix already and is about the same time a lot of players change sponsors. Clarke switched to Spartan after being support by Slazenger for his early career. Morgan went to Spartan (from Slazenger), then to SF. Root left GM for NB. It's not uncommon now for players to leave the brands they were using to get big for significantly larger coin.

As for the mixed message from NB, I think they are looking at a long term investment. 'Steve Smith, the guy that feel defending his team (rightly or wrongly), broken as a person and a cricketer, went back to grass roots, built himself up again and re concurred the test world'. Sells a pretty big story and having a NB logo in all the photos to go with it.
Not sure they would have got the same thing regarding Stokes.
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