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  • tang
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    You beauty! I’d love to be in oz now. i lived there during the glory generation(warne and co) and how id love to rub it in my gloating mates faces…off to write some emails. cant feel so smug they are on the beach in the sun and riding dusty trails.

    allthepies
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    Is psycle still pretending to be on holiday in Morocco ?

    πŸ™‚

    palmer77
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    So, id you were captaining Australia, what would you say to motive the remaining batsmen?

    Stoner
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    So, id you were captaining Australia, what would you say to motive the remaining batsmen?

    Got any plans for your testimonial match?

    It’s going to be such a lovely evening/night tonight πŸ™‚

    naokfreek
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    Aye…got some of the lads coming round to watch the Oz heads drop, kinda hope it takes a while..but is a pointless stand. Will be very good whatever.

    WIN

    yossarian
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    Is there anything else in sport as satisfying as an ashes victory?

    The pub at the end of my road are having a sneaky ashes lock in. I shall be heading round later 8)

    I hope we don’t ease up, must must must win the series 3-1 to ram home our superiority.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    So, id you were captaining Australia, what would you say to motive the remaining batsmen?

    Shouldn’t that be batsman singular? MJ’s a bowling all-rounder, and the other two genuine tail-enders.

    “If you don’t save this, you’ll get Clarke as captain” might do it though.

    palmer77
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    Despite a quality performance from England chances are the aussies are going to write off this victory as a non-event due to poor leadership.

    Well blaming it all on Punter won’t help. They probably do need a change of leader though.

    palmer77
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    Are we celebrating already? What with? A proper cuppa here πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I’m starting to think the next Aussie captain will be Mr Cricket – despite the fact he’s only 1 year younger than Ponting. Clarke should be being demoted out of the team rather than promoted to captain right now, and there’s a distinct lack of other obvious candidates (unless they think outside the box and recall White as captain).

    palmer77
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    I may be in for an early night after all!

    Now it’s almost over. Couple of overs to go?

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Hmmm…

    200 runs required to make England bat again, only 2 wickets to get (assuming Harris can’t bat as he’s being operated on), and there’s only a couple of close catchers for Graeme Swann? πŸ˜•

    Seems a bit odd! I’d want to make the batsmen so scared to do anything except defend the ball, I’d have them totally surrounded!

    Maybe Strauss is trying to give the spectators some value for money and make the game last a bit longer… πŸ˜‰

    Is it a practice session but without the nets?

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Finally. 1 to go.

    grumm
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    FINISH THEM

    Premier Icon aracer
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    We win πŸ™‚

    palmer77
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    Hurrah! An innings and 157 runs!!!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Largest margin of victory for any team touring Australia since 1912.

    Premier Icon Smudger666
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    lol – Aussie commentator – ‘spare a thought for Ricky ponting’ – not bloody likely!

    palmer77
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    Only thing that could improve this would be for Aggers to do ‘the sprinkler’ in the middle of the MCG!

    Houns
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    Great news don’t you think, psychle?

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    How long before the Aussies rehash this one (the whinging amused me no end at the time, so I thought it worth reposting)?

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/african-connection-taunts-aussies/story-e6frg7rx-1225765394449

    yossarian
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    Stayed up till 2am to watch most of the first session, was slightly overjoyed to see Strauss out 3rd ball! The look of anguish, disconsolation and disbelief on the face of the England Captain warmed the cockles of my heart at midnight! You could almost see the cracks appearing in the carefully prepared mental walls, lovely way to start the toughest tour he’ll ever face
    Went to bed at 1:30ish with the score at 2-43 I think, wasn’t much happening, though I did think that the batsmen didn’t look all that comfortable with the bounce, but our bowlers weren’t doing much with the ball or off the deck either.
    Wake up this morning to find that one of our ‘two average opening bowlers’ had taken a sensational hat-trick, on his birthday no less! Really happy for Siddle, he’s a proper Aussie cricketer, all heart and passion and a real character for the side. He reckon he’ll be our bowling talisman this series, much like Flintoff was for England. To think that the Aussie press and pundits were questioning his inclusion in this team! Idiots… Warne likes him for much the same reasons I do, he’s got the ‘mongrel’ air about him, and that’s what an Australian team needs!
    All in, a pretty awesome opening day for Australia, and a much needed reality check for the Englander’s I think: this is not going to be easy for you, you’re in enemy territory now and the natives are hungry!
    POSTED 1 MONTH AGO #

    What a difference a month makes eh psychle? πŸ˜€

    allthepies
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    England’s celebratory “sprinkler” post-victory for the barmy army.

    Quality

    Over exuberant celebrations for a series which could still (just possibly) be drawn.

    You gotta love cricket fans.

    I am of course delighted for England and Wales.

    Houns
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVUCiWDLavY[/video]

    Yes highlights for me beside the Cricket was Bumble talking about his dad’s and dogs ashes and ripping it out of Vaughns shirt

    But 30 odd years of watching English sport has made me think we’ll lose the last test in Sydney πŸ™

    allthepies
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    Over exuberant celebrations for a series which could still (just possibly) be drawn.

    I take it you do know why they were celebrating ?

    allthepies
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    Odd that you think the celebrations are OTT then πŸ™‚

    palmer77
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    Like I said, bitter aussies turning it into a ‘non-event’ πŸ™‚

    I’m neither Aussie, English nor bitter. Simply a neutral immigrant (who has always supported England in cricket). I’d say that the celebrations are best left till the series is won. It’s just a comment, that’s all. The English as a nation are probably the most dignified in the world in defeat. Time to show some now.

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