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    Not even a single test. Listen, I'm a sad as you that it's going to be an uneven romp, but thats the way it is. 5-0, quite easily for mine.
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    Lovely article.

    Enough to whet any cricket fan's appetite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag
    Not even a single test. Listen, I'm a sad as you that it's going to be an uneven romp, but thats the way it is. 5-0, quite easily for mine.
    No chance, none whatsoever
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    Another cassic Ashes series coming up - I'll say an eciting 2-2 draw with England keeping the Ashes....


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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    Lovely article.

    Enough to whet any cricket fan's appetite.
    Yeah Barnesys a great writer, best reason to buy the Times IMO. Even if he does lapse into pretention at times, quoting obscure literature, and speaking in latin.

    He pretty much sums up why this is the most exciting pre-Ashes, in living memory. All weaknesses could be strengths.
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    ha, pretty much hate Barnes, but that stems from a few years back when he tried to write about sports he knew nothing about and talked rubbish

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    Oh come on people. If Australia play at their best or near their best (which they certainly didn't do in last years' Ashes when half the side went missing), Australia will win the series comfortably. It doesn't matter how well England play. If both teams are at their best, Australia will triumph.

    England deserved to win the series in 2005 when they outplayed Australia. It wasn't lucky, but it WAS an anomaly. Australia were very poor in 2005 and thats why they lost.

    If McGrath, Warne, Ponting, Hayden and Gilchrist fire, that will be enough. If the whole team fires, it could be embarrassing for Flintoff's men.

    I'll say it again. The result of the Ashes hinges on the whether the Australian team plays to its potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke
    Australia were very poor in 2005 and thats why they lost.

    GRACE<<<<This is grace

    LOSING<<<<And this is losing

    Try putting them together sometime.

    Australia were poor because England didn't allow them to play. Your team looked fine in the ODI'S at the end and in the first test, but when England cranked it up, Australia couldn't live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke
    Oh come on people. If Australia play at their best or near their best (which they certainly didn't do in last years' Ashes when half the side went missing)
    Funny how they went missing when faced with a decent attack.
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    LOL @ some of the Aussie supporters, again under-rating the performance of England. They are a solid Test-team, and we`ll need to play well to beat them.
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    Cheers Nath, good to know not all you criminals are making the same mistakes as 18 months past

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    I think the Aussies will win for a number of reasons. Firstly, they came so close to winning last year in English conditions favouring the English bowlers, and I think Australian conditions will give the Aussies an advantage, which, when combined with all the other advantages the Australians have over the English, will prove too big an advantage and difference for the English to win.

    Secondly, the English have some injury concerns, and many changes to the line up, which could affect their team performance. Then again, it might not, though that is unlikely, no team can ever perform the same way as they have done previously.

    All of this combined (there are more but I just can't be bothered to type them up now; had some late nights, having an early one tonight...) give me the opinion that the Aussies will convincingly regain the Ashes in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    5-0 to Australia. Can't see England winning anything tbh.
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    Oh common we're not that bad, this England team is a very different animal to the one that toured down under before. Even then we won the odd game.
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    5-0 is ludicrous, this is the best side we have taken in there in ages regardless of injuries, and we've always managed to avoid a whitewash in the past. There's no way whatsoever we'll lose 5-0, we're far too good.
    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Not even a single test. Listen, I'm a sad as you that it's going to be an uneven romp, but thats the way it is. 5-0, quite easily for mine.
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    No chance, none whatsoever
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    LOL @ some of the Aussie supporters, again under-rating the performance of England. They are a solid Test-team, and we`ll need to play well to beat them.
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    Cheers Nath, good to know not all you criminals are making the same mistakes as 18 months past
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    could be a wash tbh

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