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Thread: So did England really had a chance anyway?

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    So did England really had a chance anyway?

    After being thumped thus far and all the talk of Ashley Giles, Geriant Jones, Monty Panesar, Chris Read, Steve Harmison and James Anderson, Flintoff's captaincy, Adelaide, and the lack of a proper preparation, really in hindsight even if they got it right do you think they would still have been in the contest with a chance of winning the Ashes, or in your view it doesn't matter what they did they would still have lost?

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    england are decidedly the inferior team and would've lost anyway(in fact i disagree with people who say that the series would've been different had it been played in england), had the selections been done better, england might have put up a better fight, they would still have lost the ashes comprehensively...it's not that they are a bad team, the aussies are just that good, simple as that....

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    But in saying that IMO your opposition is only as good as you allow them to be. In that I mean you bat, bowl, field very well, you take your half chances etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    But in saying that IMO your opposition is only as good as you allow them to be. In that I mean you bat, bowl, field very well, you take your half chances etc.
    right...in saying that aren't you saying that england didn't bat, bowl, field and catch nearly as well as australia though? that's exactly that makes them inferior....


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    It could have happened with a lot of variables so realistically I don't think they could have. Voted no accordingly.
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    Bit more optimistic than I usually am when it came to this series. Most of my reasons were more the chance of Australia being crap than us being good though.

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    There were a number of things happened before this series to suggest it would be a much harder task this time round. Throw in the location of the series, and it was nigh on impossible I fear.

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    The selection issues weren't a great concern. Panesar should have played ahead of Giles, yes, but we haven't seen anything from Read or Mahmood to suggest they would have been a difference in the earlier tests. In fact, I'd still have Anderson and Jones given the choice.
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    Craig, you say Regaing in the poll...

    But until about a week ago, England were looking to retain the Ashes.
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    Haha, the grammar in this thread is atrocious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    After being thumped thus far and all the talk of Ashley Giles, Geriant Jones, Monty Panesar, Chris Read, Steve Harmison and James Anderson, Flintoff's captaincy, Adelaide, and the lack of a proper preparation, really in hindsight even if they got it right do you think they would still have been in the contest with a chance of winning the Ashes, or in your view it doesn't matter what they did they would still have lost?
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    I feel england did have a relaistic chance, its just they havnt been allowed to by the aussies. they showed they can play cricket in adelaide and had it not been for australia being simply awesome, they had a chance.

    oh look...relaistic...the bad grammar continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    Craig, you say Regaing in the poll...

    But until about a week ago, England were looking to retain the Ashes.
    That wouldn't just be me If a mod is online and see can they please fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil
    right...in saying that aren't you saying that england didn't bat, bowl, field and catch nearly as well as australia though? that's exactly that makes them inferior....
    Well I suppose yes then. But Australia has played well because England allowed them to.

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