Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
So, to summarize: not every Australian sportsperson or team wins every time.
Your argument that I listed EVERY time an Australian sports woman or man or team listed is idiotic. No, I gave you examples where Australians were favourites, on top and failed to win.
For example I wouldn't list this Twenty20 loss to England as an example of an Australian team failing to win when they should have as it was clear that Australia had peaked too early in the competition and England played their best cricket at the right time. England were simply the better team. England's victory is very reminiscent of Pakistan's win in 1992.
Being outclassed by a better team happens. But this theory that Australians always win in tight, pressure filled matches is a complete myth. The fact that Liesel Jones and Steve Hooker are both Australian has no bearing in their personalities and their ability to overcome great hardship, in Hooker's case being severly injured and coming out to make a winning vault in last year's world champs, and Jones abject capitulation in the 200m breaststroke final in Beijing (where she forgot to BREATHE).