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BarcaRulz
27th November 2014, 05:37 PM
Just a complete tragedy.

RIP Phil Hughes, and condolences to those he has left behind.

Also, I really hope Sean Abbott is receiving all the support he needs, it won't be easy to come back from something like this.

Still Waiteing
27th November 2014, 05:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mouHT2AAIbk

Thought I'd post the highlight package of him dominating Steyn, Ntini, et. al., in Durban back in 2009, the innings of 160. Brilliant knock against the best bowling attack in the world.

RIP.

BobbyVanVeen
27th November 2014, 05:43 PM
i never know how people can find the strength to read a statement regarding a close death. always amazes me as i know i could never do what Clarke did.

Such a sad sad day. this has hit hard.

hedgehog
27th November 2014, 05:43 PM
Very emotional press conference, started with Clarke reading a statement from Hughes' family :roo:

The trauma specialist said that the ball compressed and split the vertebral artery causing a bleed on the brain. Apparently an incredibly rare event (only around 100 recorded instances) and is usually fatal, he praised the work of the medical teams for keeping him alive so long. Just a freak, tragic accident :(

Fools Gold
27th November 2014, 05:48 PM
Yeah struggled listening to it on the radio. Really feel for Abbott, would be near impossible to come back to cricket after something like this

MJ13
27th November 2014, 05:51 PM
Horrible news :( RIP Phil Hughes
and I feel terrible for Sean Abbott too, an absolute freak accident, something he'll never be able to forget. An absolute tragedy

wolfgang
27th November 2014, 05:57 PM
He will forever remain 63 not out at the SCG

:roo:

wolfgang
27th November 2014, 05:58 PM
It would have been his 26th birthday on Sunday

:roo:
:roo:

BarcaRulz
27th November 2014, 06:02 PM
It seems like the ball hit an artery, which in turn compressed and got severed. Very rare medical case, which generally ends in a fatal maner.

Really hope his friends and teammates received the support they need.

Rumblah
27th November 2014, 06:16 PM
He will forever remain 63 not out at the SCG

:roo:

Holy shit just fucking burst into tears reading this. Hoping Abbott can get past this, I know I wouldn't be able to, hopefully he's stronger than I. R.I.P little champ, forever loved, always missed.

bombers007
27th November 2014, 06:25 PM
Devastating news. Listened to SEN on the way home and the amount of people this has affected is overwhelming. Really puts life into perspective such a freak accident . RIP Phil.

whale
27th November 2014, 06:52 PM
:tear: :roo: still devastated by this news

Jobe
27th November 2014, 07:07 PM
Get absolutely fucked. :roo:

Narkee
27th November 2014, 07:11 PM
So devastating! Massive impact on the cricket fraternity, can only imagine what it would be like for his family and friends.

wolfgang
27th November 2014, 07:45 PM
from Peter Lalor
Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/cricket/phillip-hughes-crickets-boy-wonder-who-never-admitted-defeat/story-e6frg7rx-1227137111972?nk=998ea673ce898d49030fe02339606f7c)



Selectors had earmarked him as the replacement for Chris Rogers when the senior opener retires, but whenever it was suggested to him that the wait was dragging on he would smile and reply that he had plenty of time.
Nobody ever imagined that wasn’t true.

and now i'm crying again
:roo:

Dogbloke V3
27th November 2014, 07:51 PM
Fuck sake. So tragic :roo: hoping abott is alright as well

Raoul Duke
27th November 2014, 08:39 PM
Nick Compton: Facing fear in cricket's fast lane - CNN.com (http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/26/sport/phil-hughes-head-nick-compton-cricket/)

Too many :feels:

Red Neville
27th November 2014, 08:48 PM
:roo:

Poor bastard. RIP.

Have to feel for Sean Abbott too, he did nothing out of the ordinary and he must feel like a piece of shit.

Histrionics
27th November 2014, 08:54 PM
:roo: I've posted how it effected me in another thread but will post in this one too.

RIP. So sad. Forever not out.

Mr Snrub
27th November 2014, 08:59 PM
Walked into work and my boss looked visibly upset, checked out the news on my phone and saw that he had passed away, couldn't believe it, you usually just assume the young guys are just going to recover, RIP Hughes

:roo:

KaII
27th November 2014, 09:08 PM
A bit surreal. So similar to my brother bar the freak circumstances being external rather than internal. Despite all I've been through I can't imagine how it feels to actually lose someone, since I was blessed enough to have my brother pull through. He's pretty upset by it. Doesn't understand why he made it through and Phillip didn't. I'm thankful for the cards we've been dealt, but so grieved for his family and friends.

Thumpy
27th November 2014, 09:21 PM
Got a bit teary today. Even after the last couple of days, I always just assumed he would pull through.

trigg
27th November 2014, 10:25 PM
A bit surreal. So similar to my brother bar the freak circumstances being external rather than internal. Despite all I've been through I can't imagine how it feels to actually lose someone, since I was blessed enough to have my brother pull through. He's pretty upset by it. Doesn't understand why he made it through and Phillip didn't. I'm thankful for the cards we've been dealt, but so grieved for his family and friends.
Thought of you when it was all going on. Stoked that your brother is getting through it.

When someone die young, it really knocks me about. I dont bat an eyelid when a Gough Whitlam passes away, but had a friends gf pass away in her sleep, then my uncle (obviously a lot closer to home), now Phillip Hughes, and it really makes me think about life and stuff.

yeah_nah
27th November 2014, 10:31 PM
It hits me in the feels when young people die and when people die playing sport of any age. So this has my feels all over the shop

dylan123
27th November 2014, 10:40 PM
Really sad, never expect anyone to lose their life when playing a sport, was expecting it to be a slow recovery but something he'd pull through in the end :roo:

BarcaRulz
27th November 2014, 10:57 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/27/182d62af2c1f6ce66a21f0d6744babc4.jpg

Red Bear
27th November 2014, 11:18 PM
:roo: having a look at the press conferences now. One of the rare times sporting tragedy is genuinely apt.




When someone die young, it really knocks me about. I dont bat an eyelid when a Gough Whitlam passes away, but had a friends gf pass away in her sleep, then my uncle (obviously a lot closer to home), now Phillip Hughes, and it really makes me think about life and stuff.Agreed, especially when only in 20's. It's just so young.

It seem Abbott is getting alot of support, which is good, he'd feel horrible. Not sure how you come back fromt that to be honest, especially when you didn't do anything wrong. Just a freak occurance

Rumblah
27th November 2014, 11:18 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/27/7e3152cb5fac0982403f7a99d116eeae.jpg

:roo:

Red Bear
27th November 2014, 11:24 PM
I generally hate hashtags of everything and such, but I thought this was pretty cool, understated but appropriate


702 ABC Sydney ‏@702sydney 2m2 minutes ago
So @Squizabilly put this photo on our FB to remember Phillip Hughes, it's now happening globally #putoutyourbats
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3cpbE1CEAAwwww.jpg
https://twitter.com/hashtag/putoutyourbats?src=hash

:roo:

rossi
28th November 2014, 12:36 AM
Philip Hughes's Last Innings - 63*
Highest score in ODI's - 138*
Highest score in T20s - 87*
Highest score in First Class Cricket - 243*
Highest score in LIST A Cricket - 202*

Forever not out

888
28th November 2014, 07:40 AM
It's amazing how badly the odd were stacked for this to happen. I watched it and thought he just got clocked fair and square but then got told at work he died from it. Although the bowler did nothing wrong as such, he's gonna have to live with that forever. Interesting to see if he ever bowls a bouncer again..

SparkleMotion
28th November 2014, 07:54 AM
Life or the universe or whatever you want to believe in has no sense of fairness or justice. Life is just life. Hughes never thought he was owed anything and never demanded anything either. Everything he got, he worked hard for and earned. He was never given anything. And then this happens. For all the arseholes running around in life that you meet every day that just seem to blindly luck their way through life, it makes you wonder why someone like Hughesy deserves this. And it is just the thing. He didn't. But life doesn't see fair or unfair. It just happens.

And this is why Sean Abbott needs to look at what happened and in time realise that this was a one in a billion occurrence (hell, 100 reported cases of this type of thing and no cricket injury like it ever). There is no way he could have known this would happen. He needs to take his time to process this and then move on. It is a cliche, but I am sure that Phillip would want him to. He was that kind of guy.

We should not be saying "was" so early in his life......that sucks.

:roo:

Rumblah
28th November 2014, 09:36 AM
Oh jesus. Sunrise just said then he'd won the spot in the Test side for the first Test against India.

Histrionics
28th November 2014, 10:00 AM
Fuck.

flight23
28th November 2014, 12:10 PM
https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1502493_10152874371746285_8734896352637935712_n.jp g?oh=68a4831a824fda405af30d32611b982f&oe=54D86116

rossi
28th November 2014, 01:44 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/27/5145d580a0258869b5c82ce0821090c6.jpg

BobbyVanVeen
28th November 2014, 03:20 PM
the whole #putyourbatout (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=putyourbatout) tribute is very touching.

Still in shock that we will never see Phil Hughes bat ever again.

Ariel_WELBZ
28th November 2014, 03:35 PM
Drove passed a stump in someone's front lawn with a gray nich and baggy hanging on top. Amazing outpouring of emotion across the globe.

Will always remember his innings at trent bridge. Became a bit if a forgotten man due to the guy at the other end, but jeeze it was a gutsy dig. 83* when we were were what, 5/50ish

LC
28th November 2014, 03:40 PM
Sorry if its a bit bae....I needed to vent. Had a huge cry last night in Hungry Jacks of all places about it. Saw a highlight tape and just lost it..


“‘Browning said this thing, “When I die, the word, ‘Italy’ will be engraved on my heart.” I couldn’t get that out of my mind last night. I kept thinking, ‘When I die, what the hell ‘ll be engraved on my heart? Glen Waverley? All the miserable dumps I’ve lived in?” – Hotel Sorrento (Hannie Rayson)

It’s not the first time Phil Hughes has made me consider the concept of mortality.

In 2009, Hughes became the first player to don a Baggy Green for Australia that was younger than me, it was a stark realization that no matter if I stayed off the grog, or if I even learned to turn the ball both ways (a prerequisite skill, I was advised to play any higher than the exclusive Richmond City’s fourths team) that the dream of representing state or country was well and try over, and cricket was now an outlet exclusively for socializing and staying on the grog wherever and whenever possible.

Today we comfort ourselves with the idea that the Hughes died “doing what he loved”, on the grass of the Sydney Cricket Ground amongst teammates in pursuit of the ultimate glory: another Baggy Green. To acclimatize Browning’s notion, Hughes died with a Baggy Green engraved on his heart. Something many have been prepared to do for generations, and despite the tragedy of the past twenty four hours, something many would still happily do without hesitation once the next round of cricket restarts.

This horrible turn of events adds a sense of mortality to the game of cricket that I’ve never felt before. At the start of this week, the dangers of cricket consisted of nothing more severe sunburn and laughing too hard when an opposition batsman’s plums were scrambled. The concept of “chin music” seemed more consistent with the fear of embarrassment in pulling away from the ball, or ducking in fear, and subsequently being exposed as afraid rather than actually being hit by the ball.

It also enhances the legacy of on-field bravery before it. The Indian captain, Nari Contractor who was hit in the head by a similar blow in the West Indies in 1962 and barely survived (requiring multiple blood transfusions in the process, his West Indian counterpart, Frank Worrell insisted on being the first in line to donate blood). Rick McCosker walking out to bat in the Centenary Test with a shattered jaw barely held in place by bandages. Dean Jones batting in 42 degree heat for eight hours barely able to stand before being rushed to hospital and hooked up to an IV drip. They all are no longer compared against those who have ever retired hurt from an innings due to cramp, or been afforded a runner for being “an unfit, fat ****”, but now unfortunately contextualized against what is now a real perceived likelihood that each of those could have also lost their life playing the game.

I wonder how many suburban cricketers thought like I did last night, about how easy this could have been them or any other cricketer. This happened to one of the elite batsmen in the country, facing a bowler of speeds commonly found in the suburban park competitions across Australia, on a wicket far more flat, docile and predictable than some of the more dubious, uncovered and doctored pitches played on at lower grade. This wasn’t an unskilled tail-end bunny sent out to face Brett Lee in fading light on a bouncy wicket.

I know I took a long glance at my cricket helmet sitting at the top of my kit in the corner of the lounge room when I came home last night. The same model that Phil Hughes was wearing. The same model that most suburban cricketers wear for that matter. I wanted to take a ball out and bang it into the helmet and see how long it took for the helmet to show signs of wear, but decided it would be disrespectful to do so. In my limited experiences – there aren’t too many nets sessions in memory where a teammate hasn’t been sledged for wearing a helmet at training, especially if its to face the slow part timers. I wonder how many opinions on the matter have been changed. I know no-one would have dared say otherwise at any traditional Thursday selection night for any team last night. Even a long tradition of macho, fearless culture such as that of Australian cricket knows when to yield.

I wonder how many acknowledged the heroics of Dr. John Orchard, who attempt to revive Hughes at the SCG before being taken away for further medical attention. That Hughes didn’t survive despite being in the hands of one of the most revered medical professionals is difficult to accept against a layman’s view of medical science. How do you reconcile this against a similar scenario playing out in park cricket, and being attended to by someone whose qualifications are little more than occupying the fielding position closest to the first aid kit?

The overtly serious nature of suburban cricket is often one that’s misunderstood. I know I didn’t understand it for a long time. There’s not too many out there in the delusional hope that an Australia call up was just a bit of hard work and nets practice away. If anything, it’s the opposite. As https://twitter.com/gradecricketer describes far better than I ever could – suburban cricket is choc full of divorced 40 year old men who work part time at Officeworks. Their latest bat is worth more than the ’93 Nissan they’re driving around. That 20 not out they scored in the fourths over the weekend has made their month. A failure with the bat equally capable of defining it.

I struggle to reconcile engraving Associated Knox Churches XI or Richmond City Fourths on my heart. My respect for those who still pursue the Baggy Green on theirs is at its absolute peak.

Red Bear
28th November 2014, 04:37 PM
66

Axel.
28th November 2014, 04:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8kxSEmP0A0

:roo:

Fools Gold
28th November 2014, 04:49 PM
Just saw the Google page, fantastic.

Left my stumps next to the letterbox before I left for work today

Narkee
28th November 2014, 05:02 PM
iinet offices in Subi have a cricket bat parked outside their doors. Made me smile.

SparkleMotion
28th November 2014, 05:38 PM
Drove passed a stump in someone's front lawn with a gray nich and baggy hanging on top. Amazing outpouring of emotion across the globe.

Will always remember his innings at trent bridge. Became a bit if a forgotten man due to the guy at the other end, but jeeze it was a gutsy dig. 83* when we were were what, 5/50ish

I remember thinking as Agar got closer and closer, don't do something stupid and get out Phil. But he stuck with him and made sure that he didn't waste the kids moment. And I am sure that he had words of encouragement all the time for him. Agar doesn't get those runs without Hughesy by his side. Ultimate team mate. Dude was a rock.

hedgehog
28th November 2014, 05:47 PM
The start to the Pak vs NZ test has been surreal; NZ players fielding in their ODI caps as their test caps are off the field hanging on bats along the boundary, minute's silence before the game, black armbands, PH written on their playing shirts. An early wicket was taken and no reaction from the players, Kane Williamson was in tears in the slips and is now off the field.

It would be unimaginably hard to be playing right now and the NZ players particularly look visibly distressed.

Edit: and not a single short pitched delivery

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3gkU9iCIAAUOQz.jpg

flight23
28th November 2014, 05:54 PM
Edit: and not a single short pitched delivery

:feels:

Narkee
28th November 2014, 05:56 PM
The start to the Pak vs NZ test has been surreal; NZ players fielding in their ODI caps as their test caps are off the field hanging on bats along the boundary, minute's silence before the game, black armbands, PH written on their playing shirts. An early wicket was taken and no reaction from the players, Kane Williamson was in tears in the slips and is now off the field.

It would be unimaginably hard to be playing right now and the NZ players particularly look visibly distressed.

I was just thinknig earlier today that since the proliferation of the inernet the world has become such a small place. Everyone is more closley connected and we share emotional bonds with others we have never seen or met before. More than ever before, we are emotionally invested in more and more everyday people, sporting personalities, film stars etc and when an incident like this happens emotions spill not only within the individuals direct circle of family and friends, but a whole community connected globally. We have almost become this one big whole (almost).

It is pretty amazing really.

whale
28th November 2014, 06:06 PM
Now you're all making me tear up

:roo:

SparkleMotion
28th November 2014, 06:45 PM
The start to the Pak vs NZ test has been surreal; NZ players fielding in their ODI caps as their test caps are off the field hanging on bats along the boundary, minute's silence before the game, black armbands, PH written on their playing shirts. An early wicket was taken and no reaction from the players, Kane Williamson was in tears in the slips and is now off the field.

It would be unimaginably hard to be playing right now and the NZ players particularly look visibly distressed.

Edit: and not a single short pitched delivery

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3gkU9iCIAAUOQz.jpg

And the Pakistanis as well...

http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/28/1227138/655360-4673dd72-76c6-11e4-af6e-cd6ad31dcd05.jpg

Dogbloke V3
28th November 2014, 07:17 PM
And people questioned if cricket was still a gentlemans game

Red Bear
28th November 2014, 08:42 PM
And people questioned if cricket was still a gentlemans gameI was listenting to Guerilla Cricket just then who are commentating the match in UAE talking to an Australian, Brett McKay. McKay said something good, how it's just been a spontaneous but genuine, united outpouring of support and greif. Every other day it's some article about the different codes sniping each other or whatever but everything has just been put aside after this moment, shows the power of sport when good intentions are at the fore.

They were also discussing the bouncer, someone said it's like a bandaid situation, rip it right off. Someone will bowl one and everyone will ease back into normal service I suspect. But the players are clearly just shattered, understandably.

Red Neville
28th November 2014, 08:51 PM
They were also discussing the bouncer, someone said it's like a bandaid situation, rip it right off. Someone will bowl one and everyone will ease back into normal service I suspect. But the players are clearly just shattered, understandably.

I like that.

Are we playing the Test? Sounds like a job for Johnno.

Axel.
28th November 2014, 11:05 PM
Brendon McCullum, with 'PH' written on his shirt, smashes the quickest Test century by a New Zealand batsman. Hardly any celebration from him on a day when cricket is in mourning.

:roo:

Rumblah
29th November 2014, 12:20 AM
The celebration:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/28/94cfb3e208aac1a600388b89dd6e6fdc.jpg

Southee took a wicket earlier today and there was nothing there either. Just going through the motions shell-shocked. Williamson was fielding at gully and went off because he was visibly upset.

Narkee
29th November 2014, 12:41 AM
That is amazing. When it comes down to it, the Kiwi's are our closest brothers.

James Pattinson
29th November 2014, 01:38 AM
When the world is such a good place, everyone has come together to mourn Phil Hughes, there's always those fucking downright utter cunts out there.

There's been reports that people have had their bats stolen that they've left outside their house.

Dogbloke V3
29th November 2014, 02:03 AM
Incredible that a game can be played emotionless between two teams that in a way had no real connection to Hughes bar playing against him. Can't remember a death as big as this tbh

Dogbloke V3
29th November 2014, 03:11 AM
Incredible that a game can be played emotionless between two teams that in a way had no real connection to Hughes bar playing against him. Can't remember a death as big as this tbh

Only just saw the highlight of the first wicket :roo: :roo: :roo:

Red Neville
29th November 2014, 03:16 AM
Hughes had some Inzud background didn't he?

Hate talking about him in the past tense :roo:

James Pattinson
29th November 2014, 08:57 AM
Well, I voted for Phillip Hughes 63* in the state election this morning.

RIP.

Thumpy
29th November 2014, 10:00 AM
There's been reports that people have had their bats stolen that they've left outside their house.

Absolutely disgusting. It's scum like this that should be in Phil's place.

Rumblah
29th November 2014, 10:46 AM
Hughes' ODI number #64 (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=64) has been retired at the request of Michael Clarke. Imagine if it was 63. :tear: Watching Clarke's address now, going to try and watch Benaud's next.

Histrionics
29th November 2014, 11:56 AM
Fuck Clarkes press conference got me big time.

Dogbloke V3
29th November 2014, 12:03 PM
Did cry during clarkes address :roo:

trigg
29th November 2014, 01:13 PM
Fuck me, Clarke's response hit me right in the feels. That was so tough for him!

Fools Gold
29th November 2014, 06:00 PM
When the world is such a good place, everyone has come together to mourn Phil Hughes, there's always those fucking downright utter cunts out there.

There's been reports that people have had their bats stolen that they've left outside their house.

Yeah one of the lads I play footy with caught a bloke taking his, was apparently with his kids too so not just some young punk. Mate and his neighbour went up to him and gave him an absolute serve and reckons he just brushed it off. Makes you sick

yeah_nah
29th November 2014, 07:59 PM
Was driving when i heard clarkes speech. At the lights and looked over and the guy in the car next to me is looking at me and im just sitting there like :roo:

flight23
29th November 2014, 08:09 PM
had to give an impromptu speech at a funeral a few years ago

massive :feels: when Clarke had to stop and take a few deep breaths, alls you are thinking is, just get through this.......nope.......not yet......alright i'm good again..........oh shit no i'm not

you could hear him getting through it when he was talking about positive stuff like how he was a country kid and then just about completely losing it when he had to say goodbye

showdownhero
29th November 2014, 08:21 PM
What a tremendous effort from Michael Clarke, can only imagine what the team are going through at the moment.

RIP PH

LC
29th November 2014, 10:12 PM
Wonder what happens with the GABBA test now.

a) Delay it by a couple of days and have maybe 2 days at most break between then and Adelaide
b) Move that and Adelaide back a few days each.
c) Move it to the tailend of the series after Sydney.

Hands really tied there.

Rumblah
29th November 2014, 10:17 PM
They'll start the series at the MCG. Push the GABBA and Adelaide Tests into Jan.

rossi
29th November 2014, 10:25 PM
They have a fair bit of time between Adelaide (16th) and boxing day to work with.

LC
29th November 2014, 10:44 PM
Minimum 4 day break between tests isn't there?
Doubt they'll play on Xmas Day either.

Red Bear
29th November 2014, 11:14 PM
Was up in Sydney for my Grandma's birthday today at Centenial Park, Had a quick drive past the SCG, really nice tribute out the front, heap of flowers and bats and such, was good to see.

Rumblah
29th November 2014, 11:43 PM
Someone on Twitter posted that Qantas have doubled the price of flights to Sydney. If true, they deserve to be fucking publicly humiliated.

Was Chris Lynn, they replied saying it isn't true. Anyone know how much a flight to Sydney usually costs?

flight23
30th November 2014, 12:27 AM
Someone on Twitter posted that Qantas have doubled the price of flights to Sydney. If true, they deserve to be fucking publicly humiliated.

Was Chris Lynn, they replied saying it isn't true. Anyone know how much a flight to Sydney usually costs?

have got em between $70 and $120 with a few days notice and if you're heading there in the first half of the week, can get stupid on short notice and thurs-sun

hedgehog
30th November 2014, 04:11 AM
Pup's statement this morning :tear:

He's also written a great tribute that's around on a few news sites:
No Cookies | Fox Sports News, Live Sport, Sports | Fox Sports (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/michael-clarke-phillip-hughes-made-me-a-better-man-ill-miss-you-forever-my-friend/story-e6frf3g3-1227139159507)

There's a part for Sean Abbott as well...


Sean, when you feel like getting back on the horse mate, I promise you that I will be the first to strap on the pads and go stand up the end of the net to hit them back at you. Itís exactly what Hugh Dog would want us both to do.

Clarke has been phenomenal throughout all of this

Raffi
30th November 2014, 09:34 AM
Hugh dog :drake:











:roo:

Rumblah
30th November 2014, 09:49 AM
A mosaic of the #putoutyourbats (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=putoutyourbats) pics.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/29/88be69c0fb562ca1a547ca884be54914.jpg

Fools Gold
30th November 2014, 10:27 AM
Federici kept a bat behind his goals through the whole Reading match last night,

pretty touching from Jedinak too. Right in the feels when I saw this in the morning :roo:

https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/hughes3.jpg
Swansea, brighton hove, Yeovil and Coventry did similar too #putoutyourbats (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=putoutyourbats)

showdownhero
30th November 2014, 10:52 AM
Elton John dedicated his performance of don't let the sun go down on me to Hughes at his concert in Munich last night.

Fools Gold
30th November 2014, 11:05 AM
Elton John dedicated his performance of don't let the sun go down on me to Hughes at his concert in Munich last night.
Even mentioned Abbott too, absolute class

James Pattinson
30th November 2014, 12:31 PM
So much :roo: :tear: :feels:

Histrionics
30th November 2014, 01:23 PM
"Phillip will forever remain 63 not out." | cricket.com.au (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/phillip-hughes-to-remain-63-not-out/2014-11-30)


Cricket Australia amends Hughes's last-match scorecard

Phillip Hughes will be forever be 63 not out after the official scorecard for his final match was adjusted by Cricket Australia.

yeah_nah
30th November 2014, 07:23 PM
Heaps of bats out on my street

:roo:

Still Waiteing
3rd December 2014, 02:02 PM
Jesus christ. I'm gone 5 seconds into the funeral :roo: :roo:

As soon as Forever young came on. :roo:

Histrionics
3rd December 2014, 02:07 PM
I'm glad I'm at work :tear:

BobbyVanVeen
3rd December 2014, 02:29 PM
Would be good if they had Air Con in the hall.

Cousin's eulogy is so normal. sometimes they arent when it is so big.

Rumblah
3rd December 2014, 02:39 PM
Left work and saw this on the way home. Can't watch the funeral broadcast, I'll be a wreck.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/02/5ae1ca1feab895c4cbfbe806946cb08e.jpg

Histrionics
3rd December 2014, 02:44 PM
Yep. I didn't make it through Clarkes press conference, wouldn't stand a chance watching the funeral.

trigg
3rd December 2014, 02:54 PM
Clarke up now. Feels.

BobbyVanVeen
3rd December 2014, 02:55 PM
:roo:

trigg
3rd December 2014, 02:58 PM
Fuck me.

Still Waiteing
3rd December 2014, 02:59 PM
Fantastic speech from Clarke. I'm well gone in the tears department now :roo:

BobbyVanVeen
3rd December 2014, 03:18 PM
No father should ever bury their son.

That pall-bearer scene with his dad :roo:

Fools Gold
3rd December 2014, 03:25 PM
Struggled listening on the radio, only caught the last part of it on my iPad. Wish I didn't put it on, absolute mess

Dogbloke V3
3rd December 2014, 03:32 PM
Losing it looking at pictures on twitter if the funeral :roo: glad I didn't watch

Red Bear
3rd December 2014, 03:43 PM
I hope the media gives the family a break after this, lets them grieve on their own. Must just be overwhelming burying your son (those pictures of his dad were pretty sad), let alone under the intense media gaze.

Mr Snrub
3rd December 2014, 07:00 PM
Just watched Michael Clarke's speech

:roo::tear:

Dogbloke V3
3rd December 2014, 07:34 PM
Just watched Michael Clarke's speech

:roo::tear:

Yeah same here :roo:

Histrionics
3rd December 2014, 08:34 PM
If you said 2 weeks ago that I would shed manly tears watching Fox Sports News I would have laughed in your face but here we are and it's happened twice :roo:

Rumblah
3rd December 2014, 09:00 PM
If you said 2 weeks ago that I would shed manly tears watching Fox Sports News I would have laughed in your face but here we are and it's happened twice :roo:
This. I've shed that many tears it's actually not right. I've never met the guy and it's hit me just as bad as my pop passing, and only slightly less than the family dog passing.

Can't begin to imagine how his family and friends are coping if at all.

Dogbloke V3
3rd December 2014, 09:44 PM
Yeah think it's the whole sporting aspect that's got me. My life revolves around sport so seeing something like this happen somehow hits home :roo:

Rumblah
3rd December 2014, 10:23 PM
Hug at me bros.

Red Neville
4th December 2014, 03:00 AM
Lovely words from Clarke. He's played a stormer here. Captain's knock.

Sean Abbott (y)

Histrionics
6th December 2014, 12:55 PM
No Cookies | Fox Sports News, Live Sport, Sports | Fox Sports (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/phillip-hughes-tribute-australia-will-wear-408-under-australian-emblem-at-adelaide-oval/story-e6frf3g3-1227146503244)


ALL players will wear number 408 below their Australian emblems in the Adelaide Test as a simple but fitting tribute to Phillip Hughes.

Axel.
8th December 2014, 11:26 AM
Phillip Hughes will be Australia's 13th man for the first Test against India #408 (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=408)

https://twitter.com/CricketAus/status/541748274420412416