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The Ashes... again!

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Aussies not being childish, honest!

"Our newspaper coverage will simply refer to "a 27-year-old English medium pace bowler", and we will de-identify any images of him." :rolleyes: 

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Looking forward to the Ashes(even if it is overkill) and we should celebrate a sport in which after all we do beat the Aussies.

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By the way, terrestrial TV highlights for this Ashes are at 10pm on Pick TV.

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Why are those three men carrying a garden chair?

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By the way, terrestrial TV highlights for this Ashes are at 10pm on Pick TV.

 

That makes Premier Sports look like a coup!

 

Well bowled Stuart Broad, I listened to TMS for a couple of hours after my gig last night.

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Your rock n roll lifestyle!!!

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Definition of irony: Australians berating someone for gamesmanship

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Boycott (and most of the rest of TMS, to be fair) in full-on anger at some very poor English play.

 

Broad is carrying this team at the minute.

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Looking forward to the Ashes(even if it is overkill) and we should celebrate a sport in which after all we do beat the Aussies.

 Here you go  :tongue:

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Boycott (and most of the rest of TMS, to be fair) in full-on anger at some very poor English play.

 

Broad is carrying this team at the minute.

 

Let's hope Boycott doesn't hit anyone this time.

 

Awful performance overnight, I drifted in an out of sleep and had the wireless on throughout.  Boycott's usually right.  Yesterday he was saying let's not get excited until we've posted a good score, and we don't have a good record of doing so in the first match of a tour.

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England's first innings in 'away' Ashes, and especially at the Gabba are rarely worth writing home about.

 

Still, a poor performance.

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Well, I knew our luck would run out and this series wouldn't end up like last summer, but I didn't expect such a disastrous start. The wheels have come off and we've been thrashed.

 

What on earth has happened to Trott? Other batsmen look lost too. Swann was hammered.

 

Awful, just awful.

 

We can come back, as the Aussies are in truth a mediocre team. Im not sure we will.

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Vaughan on the radio and Trescothick on the TV have been very good in analysing where Trott (and others) is being got out.  It's worth digging out what they've said.  I'm warming to Vaughan on the TMS panel as he seems to have gone from not wanting to offend is old buddies to feeling like he can have a go - and he's starting to be good at getting the points across.

 

Feel a bit sorry for Carberry.  The rest of the batsmen should hang their heads.

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I listened to TMS for a couple of hours after my gig last night.

Are you in a band? I'm really surprised you've never mentioned it before!

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Are you in a band? I'm really surprised you've never mentioned it before!

I'm trying to keep a lid on it, but these things have a habit of becoming common knowledge.

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I'm trying to keep a lid on it, but these things have a habit of becoming common knowledge.

Do you ever go on tour at all?

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England's first innings in 'away' Ashes, and especially at the Gabba are rarely worth writing home about.

 

Still, a poor performance.

Check England's first innings at The Gabba in 86. One of the most destructive Innings by an Englishman ever seen in Brisbane. Botham ripped the knickers of the Aussie bowlers that day. 24 off one Hughes over.

The problem is England aren't as good as they were when Strauss was around. The series was one 3-0. In the summer, giving England a false position. Two tests ruined by rain would have most probably gone Australia's way and the first test at Trent Bridge could have gone either way.

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Well, I knew our luck would run out and this series wouldn't end up like last summer, but I didn't expect such a disastrous start. The wheels have come off and we've been thrashed.

 

What on earth has happened to Trott? Other batsmen look lost too. Swann was hammered.

 

Awful, just awful.

 

We can come back, as the Aussies are in truth a mediocre team. Im not sure we will.

Mark, I think it's very dangerous thinking Australia are a mediocre team. Clarke is one of the best batsmen in the world, Watson is quality on his day, Warner has bolstered the top order for Australia whereas we haven't still filled the void that was left by Strauss. Steve Smith looks quality at 6 , a spot that we have had recent problems with and he also weighs in with a few wickets with his leg breaks.

Haddin is arguably on form the best Wicketkeeper bat in the world, and always fills his boots early in a series vs England. Prior has been woeful of late.

Johnson and Harris on home soil, if fit and switched on are more than a match for the England seamers, especially combined with the accuracy and tenacity of Peter Siddle.

Arguably we have a better off spin bowler in Swann than Lyon but the groundsman will negate that until Sydney which traditionally is a spinning wicket. I am a pessimist as you know from my posts on our forum, but I've said it to anyone who would listen, after the flattering 3-0, of last summer , that Australia will win this series comfortably, I hope I am wrong.

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I only saw the highlights of the first day, so can't comment from first hand, but talking to the guy who runs our chippie yesterday, who's an Indian cricket fanatic, the Aussies are using what, when we used it, they called "Bodyline," with very few balls being below elbow level, and most aimed at the ribcage.  IIRC when we used these tactics Australia were on the point of withdrawing from the Commonwealth.

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I only saw the highlights of the first day, so can't comment from first hand, but talking to the guy who runs our chippie yesterday, who's an Indian cricket fanatic, the Aussies are using what, when we used it, they called "Bodyline," with very few balls being below elbow level, and most aimed at the ribcage.  IIRC when we used these tactics Australia were on the point of withdrawing from the Commonwealth.

 

It's not bodyline.  It's hardly even fast bowling.

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