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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    I think Australia will be undefeated between now and the next Ashes series, and it wouldn't surprise me if England lose to India but aside from that I think they'll do well too. The next series will be quite a spectacle.
    Well most of us English had earmarked 2007 as the series when we had the better chance because of the aging factor (and the team gelling factor)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqwerty
    good call......14 months isn't a long time. I'd expect most of the current side to be still playing and selected.......and performing.
    So after every Test this series it's been "they'll come good next time"

    Now we're at "they'll come good in 14 months"

    What if they struggle there as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    So after every Test this series it's been "they'll come good next time"

    Now we're at "they'll come good in 14 months"

    What if they struggle there as well?
    Then England would be the best team in the world, wouldn't they?

    Rather than making every post an attempt to make out that everyone else is a whinging bad loser, why not pay attention to what people are actually saying? Just because England won this series doesnt' mean that Australia are a bunch of hacks who are suddenly going to lose to everyone else, nor does it mean that they'll automatically lose the next Ashes series. That's the point here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    word i'm not able with these lads who are ready to jump down & say that Australia are suddenly doomed it annoys my ar*se....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Then England would be the best team in the world, wouldn't they?

    Rather than making every post an attempt to make out that everyone else is a whinging bad loser, why not pay attention to what people are actually saying? Just because England won this series doesnt' mean that Australia are a bunch of hacks who are suddenly going to lose to everyone else, nor does it mean that they'll automatically lose the next Ashes series. That's the point here.
    Well what I'm getting fed up is seeing the same excuses being brought out after every game, and modified with no credit for the way England have performed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Well what I'm getting fed up is seeing the same excuses being brought out after every game, and modified with no credit for the way England have performed.
    It's not an excuse to say that Australia will still be a good team in 18 months and might win the Ashes back. It doesn't even reference their performance in this series, and for what it's worth it's quite true as well.

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    o o, i'm cool

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    After Warne and Mcgrath you have NOTHING in the bowling department

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    After Warne and Mcgrath you have NOTHING in the bowling department
    dont be so quick to say that...

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    Well the evidence in this series says a lot.

    McGrath and Warne - 55 wickets @ 20.36

    The rest - 33 wickets @ 47.27

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Well the evidence in this series says a lot.

    McGrath and Warne - 55 wickets @ 20.36

    The rest - 33 wickets @ 47.27
    That includes two guys who's careers are probably over. That doesn't actually mean Australia have nothing in the bowling department, it means Gillespie and Kasprowicz can't be relied on to be the next leaders of the attack.

    Lee's had a good series, Tait's had a promising start, and there's a few guys at home who'll fancy their chances to break into the side if one of them slips up. It will be the next year or so that will determine how good Australia's reserve bowlers actually are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    It will be the next year or so that will determine how good Australia's reserve bowlers actually are.
    exactly, i'll tell you this now sean it will be though to defend Australia in all aspects now that we have lost the ashes but we will keep our chin up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Lee's had a good series, Tait's had a promising start, and there's a few guys at home who'll fancy their chances to break into the side if one of them slips up. It will be the next year or so that will determine how good Australia's reserve bowlers actually are.
    Neither Lee nor Tait are bowlers that can be the backbone of a Test attack. They can be the rough edge complement, but Australia will desperately need to find a second controlling bowler now and another one when McGrath retires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen
    Neither Lee nor Tait are bowlers that can be the backbone of a Test attack. They can be the rough edge complement, but Australia will desperately need to find a second controlling bowler now and another one when McGrath retires.
    i dont know if Australia simply needs another McGrath type bowler, they just need a bowler who can step up & become a great spearhead he doesn't have to be a McGrath.....

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    If Tait is the best of the reserve bunch, thats pretty damning! He looked very ordinary..

    Interesting that this thread has more replies than the new England-Pakistan one or SA v NZ, and it doesnt even start for over another year!
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