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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am

During a brief chat with Andrew Denton, former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell mentioned bars four times, drinks or drinking five times, and pubs once. If Chappell ever visits Minneapolis, he’s walking everywhere.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/04/2006 at 01:15 PM
    1. Just as well.  He’ll be less liable to be arrested for drunk riding and the hate crime of offending Muslim sensibilities.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 10 04 at 04:06 PM • permalink


    1. On the toughness of the cricket that the Chappell boys played in the back yard, the Farr Jones brothers had a game that involved running into each other which Nick found was a good preparation for rugby tests.

      Posted by Rafe on 2006 10 04 at 05:08 PM • permalink


    1. I’m afraid Ian Chappel is my least favourite cricket commentator. Obvious, biased and boorish.

      At one stage I was annoyed with Ian Healy’s on-pitch taunting, then for no reason I can recall, decided to change my mind and got great joy from it. Now, I breathe a sigh of relief when Ian Chappel announces “Bill Lawry and I’ll be going now. Taking our seats in the commentary booth will be Ian Healy and Mark Taylor.”

      As for Richie Benaud…I don’t mind listening to him, if I’m feeling cruel. He’s a bit like a shock jock these days. You never know if some ultimately embarrassing comment will come up.

      Posted by Dminor on 2006 10 04 at 05:54 PM • permalink


    1. Well one thing dry about Ian Chappell is his humour:

      The last positive thing England did for cricket was invent it.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 10 04 at 06:31 PM • permalink


    1. Islamic Taxi driver in USA:

      Mr Ian Chappel, blow in the bag I’m wanting to check if you have had alcohol or have a keg in your man bag!

      Now, now, C’mon Aussie, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon ..I can’t take any Western Drunk here in America, it’s not in the Koran alcohol book to take drunk Aussie cricketers only ones like Shane who wears lots of zinc cream and likes to play with women.

      No no, golly gosh, no…. NEXT!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 10 04 at 06:31 PM • permalink


    1. Just as well.  He’ll be less liable to be arrested for drunk riding and the hate crime of offending Muslim sensibilities.

      Only if he gets here before the program advances to the stage where they start pulling poeple off the streets for violating sharia law.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2006 10 04 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. Chappell is a twat.

      I read some book he wrote in the early 90’s, where suddenly he segued from the ICC to the Los Angeles race riots. It’s was pretty much at that moment I decided the guy was a complete wanker.

      Posted by Tex on 2006 10 04 at 07:54 PM • permalink


    1. Seeing as Chappell I has been a shill for assorted Moslem causes, particularly giving carte blanche reffo status to any bedraggled bedouin who turns up in a tinnie, it would indeed be a hoot if he was turfed from a taxi for either carrying tonsil polish or actually being shellacked.

      I’ve always thought he was a twat, and never had the bastard streak his younger brother exhibited in his determination to not only win, but to grind the opposition to constituent particles.

      Posted by Habib on 2006 10 04 at 08:37 PM • permalink


    1. Chappell wouldn’t walk if he was caught at long off. An Australian never walks.

      Dminor – What are you talking about? Richie Benaud is still the best commentator in the world, bar none. His minds sharper than a Pakistani’s ball tampering fingernail and his humours drier than a 5th day Mumbai turner. The only thing slightly shocking about him is the bone coloured jacket and the pink shirt. A fatwa upon you, you blaspheming infidel!

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 10 04 at 08:44 PM • permalink


    1. Yup, Australian detention centres are worse than Indo prisons.
      You cant smooth your passage through an Aussie detention centre with a wad of cash. I think this was one of the most offensive things to a lot of well off refugees we looked after. Theyd be treated the same as everyone else, regaurdless of race, religion or sex.
      That chappel accepted as truth this claim shows how much actual research he has done.
      I visited a bali prison back in the 80’s, 4 armed gaurd towers, searched and many items confiscated, visitors room consisted of 2 long narrow benches against the walls with 3 armed gaurds at the end of the room. The visitors room overlooked the common area/swamp and the room was ankle deep in “water”. No air con, or any other visitors facilities I could see.

      Yup, just like an Aussie detention centre/sarc off.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 10 04 at 08:56 PM • permalink


    1. # 7 Chappell is a twat.

      You definitely would not like his brother Greg then: a totally self-absorbed wanker who writes books about how you too can embrace veganism and change your life.

      Posted by Big Jim on 2006 10 04 at 09:53 PM • permalink


    1. Anyway, Billy Birmingham does Chappell better than Chappell does.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 10 04 at 10:16 PM • permalink


    1. I went to a big sponsor’s do at Channel Nine some years ago where all the Aussie cricket team were present and Chappell made the keynote address regarding the upcoming summer series.

      Anyway, with maybe a hundred & fifty people in the studio, Chappell ensured a drink waiter was no furher away than his elbow. He must have knocked down six beers while I was still on my first.

      It was fascinating to watch.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2006 10 04 at 10:31 PM • permalink


    1. #4 and the last positive thing that Chappell did for cricket was to stop playing it. (if he would retire from public life he could claim to have done something positive for Australia, too)

      Posted by larrikin on 2006 10 04 at 10:55 PM • permalink


    1. #11- Greg is a tosser, but he was a ruthless bastard on the cricket field, just what you want in a skipper.

      Posted by Habib on 2006 10 05 at 12:37 AM • permalink


    1. #8 And here I thought I was the only person who still used the word “reffos” in company polite or otherwise.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 05 at 12:48 AM • permalink


    1. It took Mark Taylor and the Waugh brothers a long time to bring some decency and fair play back into the Australian 11 after it’s descent under the guidance of the Chappells and Marsh.

      Taylor’s team were just as tough and uncompromising but without the vicious vitriol of ‘playing the man’ as applied by the Chappells.

      Posted by LaoHuLi on 2006 10 05 at 12:48 AM • permalink


    1. Former sportsmaen should be bound by law to never, ever comment on areas outside their sport.

      The Chappells are a good example of blokes who I once worshipped as heroes, and who I now think are drooling idiots who spent too long in the sun during their palying days.

      Nilk,(#16), people “of a certain age and maturity” are prone to calling our recently arrived population “reffos”.

      Rolls nicely off the tongue, doesn’t it?

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 10 05 at 07:21 AM • permalink


    1. Whoops, that should be “ . . playing days.”

      Bloody typos. I blame John Howard.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 10 05 at 07:24 AM • permalink


    1. Gibbo: Ian, what would you say if I said you repeated everything that I say?

      Chappelli: Uh, what would I say if you said I repeated everyth…

      Gibbo: Yep.  That’s what I thought you’d say.

      Posted by murph on 2006 10 05 at 08:58 AM • permalink


    1. I saw Chappelli make 150-odd at the WACA versus the Windies.  Great memories.

      As a commentator, he’s a great batsman.

      Posted by slammer on 2006 10 05 at 10:58 AM • permalink


    1. #17 Debra:

      If you find comfort in the fact that you are want to employ the same gentle turn of phrase as Habib then some counselling may be in order.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 10 05 at 06:35 PM • permalink


    1. Isn’t John Birmingham the Bondi man who smokes ?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 10 05 at 08:18 PM • permalink


    1. #22. Smithovitch, you should hear me when I go off tap.

      I am proudly politically incorrect and have made it my personal duty to remain so.

      Of course, in the workplace, I can see the value of tact and diplomacy, but my thoughts are ever my own.

      When we had the Tampa crisis (I always think of Florida, for some reason), my friends wanted me to go into politics and take on the portfolio of immigration.

      The image was of me standing on the beach with a bloody big gun introducing myself and my gun. Loaded. And aimed.

      OF course, the fact that I can’t aim straight to save my life is irrelevant lol.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 06 at 02:07 AM • permalink


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