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    I got Supersport in my flat pretty much for the Ashes this winter.. Not paying a penny for it either which is great.. When I'm at home I'm going to be watching pretty much every single ball.. I hope we get a decent commentary feed here in SA.. My boss invited me to the Oval test which I really wanted to go to, but it's not financially possible, I imagine all five days would cost more than my plane ticket
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    Yeah, booked Wednesday-Friday off next week. Will look at the other tests when we get closer...however, should be able to have Sky player on at work if i can't have time off
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    I am going to watch every ball. Can't wait for it to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    GIMH a great post if I may say so.
    Agreed!

    If I'm in court I will try to use the snappy new ECB Scoreboard function on the mobile.
    It's good isn't it!

    On paper this adds up to a full summer of cricketing pleasure but in reality if the series has to be declared null and void after 3 Tests as it was in 1989 and 2006/7 then I will probably just watch and re-watch my Botham's Ashes video and "2005 - the Greatest Series" DVDs for the rest of the summer.
    My plan exactly.

    As for my watching the tests, I am awful viewer. I get so tense watching, it's unbelievable. It might be a case of watching the highlights AFTER I know what's happened! Yes, sad I know.


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    I will be watching the first session of every day's play. This will go on to about, I think 12 midnight-ish. I will then either fall asleep or stagger to bed.

    The advantage I have is that this will not upset the missus. In fact, she will probably watch more of it than me as she is an England fan and also a cricket addict.

    In fact, she is more likely to upset me. If she wakes me up, stumbling to bed at 2am, there'd better not be an empty coca-cola bottle nearby, otherwise I might just Kweek her in the face.
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    Yeah, you'd have to read the made/ruined thread to get it I think

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    I'll be able to watch every single ball of the first 2 Tests, none of the 3rd one as I am on holiday, the 1st day of the 4th one (which I am going to), none of the rest of that and the 5th one as I am on holiday again. Sucks to be me.
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    Are you incapable of refusing holidays then? I know I'd rather prefer to watch a Test at home than be sitting in some caravan doing, well... whatever there is to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Are you incapable of refusing holidays then? I know I'd rather prefer to watch a Test at home than be sitting in some caravan doing, well... whatever there is to do.
    Trying to tune into BBC World Service for infrequent score updates, and travelling 15 miles to find a 3-day-old copy of the Daily ****ing Mail to get the scores. I've been there, and it's no holiday.
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    I'll likely watch it all. Sounds difficult, but I'll catch up on sleep on days 4 and 5, as we'll have won by then.

    Out of interest, what's with the Wednesday start? Don't you usually kick off Thursdays like we ( mostly) do?
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    A lot depends on circumstances beyond my control (i.e. my gall bladder).

    Have the whole of the second test booked off as leave, but if said organ goes tits up again I could end up seeing most of the series. It's an ill wind that blows no good, as they say.
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    Sorry am I missing something...Is 'watching the Ashes' an adequate excuse to take weeks of work, like most in this thread?
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    Some people are just fortunate to be able to work according to their own schedule. Of course, pay is reflected likewise, but some are well enough off long-term to be able to sacrifice a bit of short-term cash in order to watch one of the most watchable things in their life.

    Some, of course, are not so fortunate. Likely they've not posted in this thread due to breakdown of their keyboards caused by weeping into them at the injustice of it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Out of interest, what's with the Wednesday start?
    Some form of inflexible commitment to something or other, no doubt. Presumably the fact that we've had to have the utterly absurd amount of international cricket we've got this summer, so thus have to play umpteen back-to-back Tests, and thus need to maximise the rest between them early-doors.
    Don't you usually kick off Thursdays like we ( mostly) do?
    Yup, as has to some extent been discussed in a certain Cricket Chat thread. Most in this country are overwhelmingly in favour of a Thursday start in all home Test matches.

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